September 23, 2020

DHVI Faculty Appointments, Promotions and Tenure

The DHVI is pleased to announce the Associate Professor with Tenure appointment of Dr. Genevieve Giny Fouda.

Associate Professor with tenure is appointed to faculty members who have demonstrated an extended period of academic excellence at a national level and whose accomplishments justify a permanent affiliation with the University. The granting of tenure is an acknowledgement of the judgement on the part of the institution that the individual faculty member will be an asset to Duke throughout the duration of their career.

Dr. Genevieve Fouda received her medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of Yaounde in Cameroon and her PhD from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She worked on malaria immunology in pregnant women and infants during her graduate studies. She then joined Dr. David Montefiori’s laboratory at Duke for her first postdoc position working on HIV neutralizing antibody responses. During her postdoc, she developed a collaboration with Dr. Sallie Permar to investigate antibody responses in breast milk in the CHAVI 009 study. She eventually joined Dr. Permar’s lab and later joined the DHVI in 2012. In 2014, Dr. Fouda was appointed Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, and, in 2019, she was promoted to Associate Professor. She has a secondary appointment in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. Dr. Fouda was a recipient of a Duke CTSA KL2 career development award and has received multiple NIH grant funding to support her research including R03s, R21s, and R01s.  Dr. Fouda has a passion for mentoring and for several years has co-organized the DHVI journal club. She currently serve as the DHVI Director for Continuing Education and as is Co-Director for the CTSA TL1 program, focusing on postdoc training. She also serves on the board of The Community of Scholars.