GH Cirriculum: Pierce Gardner

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GH Cirriculum: Pierce Gardner

  1. 18. International Clinical Research Fellows/Post-Doctoral Program Pierce Gardner M.D. Senior Advisor for Clinical Research and Training at Fogarty International Center (NIH)
  2. 19. Fellows/Post-Doctoral Program <ul><li>PURPOSE : A one or two year training experience to foster the next generation of clinical investigators (U.S. and foreign) and build international health research collaborations in the developing world. </li></ul><ul><li>Background : this program extends a highly successful student focused program to fellows/post-doctoral health science trainees. </li></ul><ul><li>NIH is supporting Vanderbilt U to organize and administer the program </li></ul>
  3. 20. Success of the Student Program <ul><li>As of 2008, 128 U.S. & 123 foreign scholars received clinical research training in 17 African, Asian, Latin American, and Caribbean centers affiliated with 15 collaborating U.S research institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of trainees are medical students. Other doctoral candidates: dentistry, nursing, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, public health, and veterinary medicine </li></ul><ul><li>U.S.Scholars are matched with foreign scholars. </li></ul>
  4. 21. The Fellows/Post-Doctoral Program <ul><li>Partners: OAR, NHLBI, NCI, NEI </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with AAMC & ASPH </li></ul><ul><li>Research projects are tied to the funding partners’ missions </li></ul><ul><li>NIH & other federally supported sites in low and middle income countries </li></ul><ul><li>IRB-approved research of importance to the foreign site </li></ul><ul><li>Open to foreign post-doctoral level young scientists </li></ul>
  5. 22. Post-Doctoral Program <ul><li>Eligibility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>M.D.’s: Fellows at any stage or residents with a special interest/aptitude in global health research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PhD’s: within 3 yrs of receiving degree. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Applying U.S. fellows and/or U.S. mentors (program director) identify a foreign site. </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign applicants must be nominated by pre-vetted sites (see website) </li></ul><ul><li>Applications reviewed based on the merits of the applicant and the site, the proposed research, proposed mentorship, and letters of support. </li></ul>
  6. 23. Estimated Remuneration <ul><li>Stipend: U.S. $45,000 based on local salary scale </li></ul><ul><li>$15K for training expenses </li></ul><ul><li>$5 - $10K for foreign site infrastructure and administration </li></ul><ul><li>Travel and insurance also provided </li></ul>
  7. 24. Timeline <ul><li>Apply in fall each year </li></ul><ul><li>Screen in December </li></ul><ul><li>Interview & Selection by February </li></ul><ul><li>The year starts in July with orientation program at NIH followed by 10+ months of research at the international site. (A second year may be available for some.) </li></ul>
  8. 25. Previous Fogarty Scholars Group
  9. 26. Contact Info for both: <ul><li>Cat Lem, MPH </li></ul><ul><li>FICRF Program Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>615-343-3555 </li></ul><ul><li>615-322-9374 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Sten Vermund, MD, PhD </li></ul><ul><li>Director, VU Institute for Global Health </li></ul><ul><li>615-322-9374 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>www.aamc.org/overseasfellowship.org www.fogartyscholars.org

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