One of our NPGH Fogarty mentors, Dr. Jorge Alarcon, spearheaded the successful application for a Center of Excellence award from the Peruvian government’s Committee of Science, Technology, and Technological Innovation (Concytec). Competing against 21 other consortia, the University of San Marcos will be awarded /s 16.7 million (US$5.57 million) over the next 5 years to expand their research capacity and encourage technological innovation. Dr. Joseph Zunt, another Fogarty mentor from the University of Washington, and Dr. Silvia Montano, a mentor at the Naval Medical Research Unit no. 6 (NAMRU-6), have also pledged to support San Marcos along with the Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil. For more information in Spanish, visit the Universidad de San Marcos website.