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Enabling Infectious Disease Research Capacity in the Peruvian Amazon

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Funding Fogarty Program

Global Infectious Diseases (GID)

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Enabling Infectious Disease Research Capacity in the Peruvian Amazon

Principal Institution

Tulane University of Louisiana

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Oberhelman, Richard A; Kosek, Margaret N

Project Contact Information

Email: oberhel@tulane.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2018-2023

Country

Peru

Collaborators

Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH)

Project Description

Peru is rapidly increasing in stature in public health and tropical disease research, but training grants based in major universities in Lima that support this work have largely bypassed academic institutions in Iquitos, the major infectious disease research center on the Amazon River. This D43 training grant is specifically designed to address and correct this disparity, offering a collaborative research training program in partnership with the Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana (UNAP). Our goal is to expand the local workforce of highly trained professionals with public health and infectious diseases research skills, which we propose to achieve by forming a collaborative Master’s degree program based at UNAP with both north-south and south-south training components, led by faculty from UNAP, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia [the leading biomedical research university in Peru, located in Lima], Tulane, and Johns Hopkins Universities.

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