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Innovation Fellow

Fatima Aziz



Fatima Aziz, a Ph.D. student at the University of Karachi and a Research Coordinator in the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory at Aga Khan University, has been awarded a PandemicTech Innovation Fellowship for 2020 to support her efforts to develop technology-driven communications that improve biosafety and biosecurity training capacity in Pakistan.

Fatima is a Ph.D. student in microbiology at the University of Karachi where she currently studies respiratory viruses. She is concurrently a Research Coordinator in the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory at Aga Khan University and has served as an American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Young Ambassador to Pakistan. Fatima has been a mentor for the Global Health Security Initiative NextGen Mentorship Program, holds certifications from the International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), and has trained internationally in the United States, UAE, Kenya, United Kingdom, and South Korea.

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What we’re working on: The Global Health Security Fund (GHS Fund). Announced on November 30th, 2021, in Geneva during the New horizons for investing in innovations for global health and resilient health systems event organized by UNAIDS Health Innovation Exchange during the World Health Assembly. Watch it here.

What we’re excited about: The Youth Declaration for Biosecurity, a call to action launched during the Biological Weapons Convention in November 2021. PandemicTech Innovation Fellows Mayra Ameneiros and Fatima Aziz were two of seven co-authors. Watch here.

What we’re listening to: The PandemicTech Podcast, The Drop Out-Elizabeth Holmes on Trial Podcast, In Fact with Chelsea Clinton (Peter Hotez & Anti Vax mom).

What we’re watching: The new Global Health Security Fund launch trailer. Watch it here.

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