Dr. Ray Gamble – Chairman and Co-Founder, the Vietnam Foundation
Dr. Ray Gamble is Director of the Fellowship Programs Office of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C. His office administers a variety of graduate, postdoctoral and senior awards, including the Research Associateship Program and the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program. Since 2003, he has worked with the Vietnam Education Foundation in implementing its educational exchange program.
Dr. Gamble began his professional career as Research Scientist with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Agricultural Research Service in 1981 and remained there until 2000. From 1993-2000, he was Laboratory Director of the Parasite Biology and Epidemiology Laboratory located in Beltsville, Maryland, managing research programs in animal disease, public health and food safety. He has over 180 publications in the fields of food safety/zoonotic diseases, parasitic diseases of livestock, disease detection, and vaccine development.
Dr. Gamble assumed his present position as the director of the Fellowships Office with the National Research Council in 2000. He remains active in research through collaborative grants with the USDA and university colleagues and serves as an Adjunct Professor in the George Washington School of Medicine.
Dr. Gamble received his B.A. from Lafayette College and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University and was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Massachusetts.