The primary objectives of this training program, funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health are to:

  • Provide students with research experience in both foreign and domestic institutional and social settings
  • Provide opportunities for students to benefit from the mentorship of experienced researchers at research sites
  • Encourage students to pursue research careers by increasing their ability to become first class researchers

Studies Planned for 2024

  • Jamaica
    • Varying effects of COVID-19 (SARS CoV-2) infection on pregnancy and birth outcomes during 2021-2022 in Western Jamaica
  • Indonesia
    • The burden of human papillomaviruses in the anus and cervix of women infected with human immune deficiency virus (HIV)
  • Nepal
    • Assessment on the status of cervical cancer screening services initiated during HPV Vaccine demonstration project in Kaski and Chitwan districts
    • Assessment of Menstrual Waste Management in select districts of Nepal
  • Ghana
    • Assessment of Onchocerciasis disease risk in selected communities in Southern Ghana