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New director for IDRC’s Asia regional office


IDRC welcomes Dr Anindya Chatterjee as the new director of its Asia regional office, effective January 7, 2013. 
During his career, Dr Chatterjee has provided leadership in research, research management, policy, and program development in the area of global health and development. He has worked internationally with the United Nations, development agencies, research agencies, government authorities, and NGOs. He has been closely involved with national programs in several countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Dr Chatterjee is the author of several articles, monographs, and books on such topics as HIV/AIDS prevention in Asia. A graduate of the Kolkata Medical College and Hospital, also referred to as the Calcutta Medical College, (1983), he subsequently pursued a doctoral degree in psychiatry from the University College of Medicine in India, and post-doctoral training in anthropology and public health at both the University of Calcutta and UCLA School of Public Health.
Dr Chatterjee replaces Stephen McGurk, who is now director of IDRC’s Agriculture and Environment program.

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