The Next Generation Scientist Program is nurturing young scientists to be the best that they can be. It has changed my perspective to science and my contribution to global health. Next Generation Scientists is a program that develops you as a scientist in terms of your skills and communication. I was personally inspired by the impact the NGS had had on previous fellows, specifically I say ones who had been here before who came up with certain inventions and innovation and bright ideas that I thought, hey, I could pick up some of this information. Novartis is working on, what they have…. compound which they’re trying out in terms of malaria prophylaxis. They want to find the right dose and schedule for the next clinical trial which they are about to do. It’s all about modeling simulations. The work that I’m doing here at Novartis is directly related to what I do in Argentina. We are a clinical pharmacology section that is really really committed to foster the drug development in Argentina and in order to do so we need to learn from those who are state of the art in drug development. With this kind of exposure that we’re getting with the amazing mentorship that we’ve seen from Novartis experts and the knowledge resource is very very vital to the growth of our own scientist back home and injecting that back into our different research fields will add a lot of value to the work we are doing back home. Everybody was always very open, very helpful, regardless of where you’re from they are always interested in learning more about your country, your culture, your background and the science that you’re doing at home. The Next Generation Scientists Program is very important for us at Novartis. It allows us to bring people here to work with them in partnerships so they can share with us what’s really important for them on the ground and then they can return to the communities with those skills, their research centers to improve the way they are doing their research and we can be more efficient and effective transitioning those skills making sure that the programs we have are tailored to the people that most need it. The desire to transform us into global people, being globally competitive, being world class scientist is just breathtaking. I think that is one thing that is very special about this program. Being a Next Generation Scientist starts with an aspiration to bring a positive impact to the world through science. It is a program that not only helps with your career but also helps with the development of your personal capacity. It has made me more confident.