The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR) requests proposals for new international health research projects in locations where the AHC maintains hubs of innovation or is actively exploring opportunities to advance new research and educational opportunities: East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America/Caribbean.
The goals of these seed grants are to:
Applications are now open for the 2018-19 cohort of URTC student researchers! The Uganda Research Training Collaborative (RTC) matches students in the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center and participating institutions in Uganda to gain hands-on experience in global health research. Under the mentorship of UMN and Ugandan faculty, teams propose small-scale research projects to be carried out in about one year. Applications are due March 2, 2018.
This past summer, Amy Tran, a dual Pharm.D., M.P.H student, traveled to Uganda under the mentorship of Melanie Nicol, an assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy. Learn about Amy’s experience assisting in a clinical research project that stems from Dr. Nicole’s involvement with and seed grant from the AHC Uganda Hub.
Congratulations to our 2017-18 Global Health Faculty Travel Award Recipients!
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-18 round of Faculty Travel Award funding:
In January 2017, student researchers from Minnesota and Uganda were formed into teams as part of Uganda Research Training Collaborative (URTC). Together, they proposed small-scale research projects and have since been advancing their research plans. The URTC provides a rich opportunity for students from the U of M and partner institutions in Uganda to develop research skills.
For their study, "Effect of adherence and malnutrition on pharmacokinetics and virologic outcomes of atazanavir in HIV-infected adolescents," Team 4 will meet with HIV-positive teenagers and ask interview questions about medication use and nutrition status. The team will also measure drug levels to assess relationships between adherence, nutrition, and drug levels in adolescents.