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Consortia & Program Descriptions

The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) Fellowship

The GHES program brings together a consortium that includes the University of California, Berkeley, Florida International University, Stanford University, and Yale University; and 12 affiliated international sites across 11 countries (Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, Russia, Uganda, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe).

The GHES program supports a one-year mentored research fellowship for investigators who are interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries. The program will provide trainees with outstanding, interdisciplinary education and training in innovative global health research designed to promote health equity for populations around the world. Trainees will be matched with top-tier global health research faculty from one of the four participating U.S. institutions and an international site, thus enabling them to engage in rich and enduring, mentored research experiences that will foster scientific and career development in global health research.

The main objective of the program is to generate a new and young cadre of global health researchers, educators, and professionals who will be prepared to address the new challenges in global health. These may include health challenges that arise from the world’s burgeoning human settlements known as slums that have developed in urban and rural communities of many low and middle-income countries. Factors associated with chronic, non-communicable, as well as infectious diseases, environmental health hazards, risks specific to women and children, intentional and unintentional injuries, and mental disorders are potential areas of research that will be supported under this program. Additionally, the program will support research on the challenges of providing accessible and high quality health care services at all levels in resource-limited settings. Interventions that seek to address the management of scarce resources and identify innovative solutions to improving health services, and the evaluation of these interventions, will be supported under this program.

University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) GloCal Health Fellowship

The University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) GloCal Health Fellowship is a career development fellowship sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center (FIC), as well as a consortium at the UCGHI. This consortium is comprised of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); University of California, San Diego (UCSD); University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); University of California, Davis (UCD); 27 affiliated international sites across 16 countries (Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, China, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Panama, Peru, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Zimbabwe); and institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The purpose of the program is to support an 11-month, mentored research fellowship for existing and aspiring investigators who are interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries (please note all trainees must spend 11 consecutive months in-country in order to be eligible for the program). Several training sites are available through the UCGHI / international institution consortium.

The program will provide trainees with outstanding, interdisciplinary education and training in innovative global health research designed to improve health for populations around the world. Trainees will be matched with top-tier global health faculty from one of the four participating UCs and an international site, thus engaging in rich and enduring, mentored research experiences that will foster scientific and career development in global health research.

UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

UNC-CH, JHU, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Tulane University have been funded by the Fogarty International Center and affiliated centers and offices within the National Institutes of Health to form a consortium in 2012 to launch the Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program. This consortium brings together four top-ranked universities and 19 international research training sites in Africa, Asia, and South America. There are fifty-nine U.S.-based mentors across the universities disciplines in medicine, public health, and the basic sciences. Seventy-six specified in-country faculty mentors are available across the international sites; many of whom were trained through Fogarty International Center programs.

This program is suited for 1. post-doctoral researchers in a junior faculty position who have completed an Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) in any of the health science disciplines, 2.early-stage postdoctoral researchers, 3.and doctoral students from schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and veterinary medicine. Trainees from low- or middle-income country (LMIC) international sites can apply as postdocs or as a predoc who is then “twinned” with the U.S. doctoral student trainee.

Funding can also be used for travel and research supplements for junior faculty with K awards who wish to spend the year overseas.
We also welcome applications from research ‘teams’. For instance, if two or more post-doctoral fellows want to work together overseas on a project involving more than one health science school they should apply for joint funding.

Northwestern Pacific Global Health Fellowship Program

The Northern/Pacific Global Health Research Fellows Training Consortium is a partnership between the Universities of Washington, Hawaii, Michigan and Minnesota; with international partnerships in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Peru, Thailand and China. These institutions were chosen due to our strong collaborative history and our existing NIH training grant programs; together we have 222 years of collaboration with the six international partners in our consortium.

Research Themes
Research and training themes currently addressed by Consortium members range across a wide spectrum of health themes, including infectious diseases (HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, herpesviruses, HPV, HTLV), key non-communicable and chronic health problems (cancer, pulmonary and cardiovascular disease, child development and mental health, women’s health, genetics, and nutrition), environmental (built environment, tobacco use, lead toxicity, slum upgrading), trauma, policy, nursing, oral health, engineering and implementation science – making these Consortium partnerships ideal locations to mentor trainees from a wide variety of disciplines and provide an interdisciplinary training environment for the next generation of Global Health researchers.

Mentorship & Curriculum
We strongly value mentorship and believe that it is the key to a successful career in Global Health. Therefore, each trainee is paired with a team of mentors (both domestically and abroad) that provide disease-specific knowledge, epidemiological support, and career guidance for the duration of the fellowship and in the years after they complete our program. Additionally, trainees will complete an 11 month curriculum which was specifically designed for this program and prepares trainees to be successful grant writers, mentors, and leaders in the field of Global Health.

VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Program

The Global Health Fellowship Program is one-year clinical research training program for pre- and postdoctoral candidates, sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Fellows train in an 11-month intensive, hands-on research program at one of our affiliated international training sites. VECD’s highly experienced global health mentors work together to mentor fellows in numerous US and LMIC partner institutions, selected as diverse, well-funded research sites in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

The VECD Global Health Consortium represents 115 faculty members from our four US Universities and international collaborating institutions who serve as potential mentors for fellows. These faculty members represent expertise in infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, cancer, nutrition, diabetes/metabolic diseases, cardiology, mental health, women and MCH, pediatrics, substance abuse, ophthalmology, dental/oral health, surgery, trauma, burn, anesthesiology, health systems /implementation science, behavioral/social sciences, nursing, neurology/stroke, lung diseases, & genetics.