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Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program (FGHF)

Project Period: 04/04/12-07/31/17
Principal Investigators: Dr. Benjamin Chi, UNC-Chapel Hill; Dr. Pierre Buekens, Tulane SPHTM
Total Project Funding: $1,167,715
Project Sponsor: National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center
The FGHF program is a 12-month mentored research training program for pre- and post-doctoral candidates and is sponsored by the Fogarty International Center, as well as several individual NIH institutes, including the National Cancer Institute and the Office of Research for Women's Health.  Based in over 20 years of research and collaboration, the FGHF consortium brings together research training sites in Africa, Asia, and South America. Trainees are assigned a team of mentors, who closely monitor the progress of the trainee and provide on-site supervision. The FGHF program at Tulane is a joint program administered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University, Morehouse College Medical School, and Tulane University. For more information, click here.

Inter-American Training for Innovations in Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATIEID) Program

Project Period: 08/13/12-08/31/17
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard Oberhelman, Tulane SPHTM
Total Project Funding: $1,681,644
Project Sponsor: National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center
The IATIEID program is an interdisciplinary 18-month post-doctoral training program that provides mentored training for fellows to develop new tools that apply engineering-based technology and behavioral research methods to produce innovative tools to address health problems in developing countries. Consortium institutions include Johns Hopkins University, the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, and the Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For more information, click here.

Tulane-Xavier Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Program

Project Period: 07/08/05-11/30/18
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard Oberhelman, Tulane SPHTM
Total Project Funding: $2,754,581
Project Sponsor: National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
The MHIRT program provides short-term (10-12 weeks) research training opportunities for minority undergraduate and graduate students interested in a career in international health research. Sites sponsoring MHIRT students cover a range of geographical locations, including Asia and South America, and a variety of international disciplines, including cardiovascular disease, tuberculosis, diarrheal diseases, parasitic infections, and perinatal morbidity. At each site, Tulane faculty are paired with overseas faculty who mentor MHIRT students during their research experiences. For more information, click here.