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Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Fellows Program 2015 applications open

Posted by on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 in Uncategorized .

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) is now accepting applications for the Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Consortium for Global Health Fellows, 2016-17 cohort.  This outstanding program offers a year-abroad opportunity to develop research skills in a global health research setting.  Details are in the text and links below; the application deadline is November 1, 2015.  We and other VIGH faculty and staff members are eager to assist candidates in developing competitive applications.  The entire spectrum of science is possible and relevant in LMIC settings, including basic, clinical, translational, population, and implementation science.  We would appreciate your forwarding this announcement to your postdocs, students, departmental and institute/center distribution lists, and anyone within your spheres who may be interested, and connecting us with them. 

Announcing a one-year NIH-funded opportunity for early-career investigators interested in working in low-resource settings.

The Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke (VECD) Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program provides supportive mentorship, research opportunities and a collaborative research environment for early stage investigators to enhance their global health research expertise and their careers.  The program provides 11 months of stipend support, health insurance, modest research costs, travel costs to and from the international site, and a five-day orientation on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

This program is open to doctoral and post-doctoral applicants.  See for eligibility and application information.

Research Topics

  • Infectious Diseases including HIV/AIDS, STDs, tuberculosis, opportunistic infections, opportunistic malignancies.
  • Cancer, including oncology, radiation therapy, pathophysiology, and other cancer-related issues, including but not limited to HIV-related cancers.
  • Diseases of the heart, vessels, lungs, and blood, including blood resources, diabetes and metabolic diseases.
  • Mental disorders, including basic, clinical, and translational research to advance understanding of causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
  • Behavioral research including substance (drug and/or alcohol) use.
  • Ophthalmology and eye-related research.

Fellows have the opportunity to train overseas at one of more than 15 superb internationaltraining centers in Brazil, China, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Mexico, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia

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