Dr. Mary Fanning serves as the Senior Advisor for Medical and Nursing Education. In this capacity she provides leadership and oversight for both the Medical and Nursing Education Partnership Initiatives (MEPI and NEPI) and works closely with the Human Resources for Health (HRH) team. She is an infectious disease physician whose career has focused on both services and research in HIV treatment and prevention as well as global health. She served for five years in South Africa as the Health Attaché and PEPFAR Coordinator at the US Embassy in Pretoria. She developed key relationships with the South African government (SAG) that led to a PEPFAR Partnership Framework (PF) in 2010. She also co-led with the SAG the development of the PF Implementation Plan (PFIP) in 2012 to build human resource capacity and transition the PEPFAR Care and Treatment program to the SAG over five years. Prior to that, she worked at the Division of AIDS/NIAID/NIH for five years where she led the Prevention and International Research programs; at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as Associate Director for Medical Affairs, Office of Generic Drugs for seven years and Director of Anti-Infective Drug Products for one year; and as an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto for 13 years where she conducted research in HIV treatment and epidemiology. Dr. Fanning led annual training programs for international medical faculty and public health counterparts on clinical research development and its integration into education and policy supported by the Rockefeller Foundation as part of the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN). Her PhD is in immunology of parasitic infections from Case Western Reserve University. She completed medical school at the University of Toronto.