Student questions should be addressed to:
Department of Epidemiology
Research and Practice
NIH Fogarty International Center Training and Research Programs at UAB
Training programs at UAB funded by the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center.
AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP)
Target Countries: Bangladesh, India, China, Russia, Zambia, Pakistan, Mongolia, Rwanda
PI: Sibylle Kristensen, DrPH, MSPH, MPH
UAB International Clinical Research Management Training Program (ICER)
Target Country: India, Uganda, Mali
PI: Eric Chamot, MD, PhD
International Training and Research in Environmental & Occupational Health (ITREOH)
Target Country: Pakistan
PI: Nalini Sathiakumar, MD, DrPH
NIAID Fogarty International Centers of Excellence in Research Training Program
Target centers in India, Mali, and Uganda.
PI. Eric Chamot, MD, PhD
The purpose of the CPCTP is to train interdisciplinary cancer prevention and control researchers. This is done by an interdisciplinary team that recruits, supports, and mentors pre- and postdoctoral trainees in academic programs associated with the Comprehensive Cancer Center. CPCTP trainees undertake a specialized curriculum that is tailored to their disciplinary and research interests, and conduct research related to cancer prevention and control.
Annual International Public Health Summer Institute
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) through the Sparkman Center for Global Health offers a unique opportunity for qualified public health professionals to enhance their public health skills as summer institute scholars. The Summer Institute is designed to enhance basic public health training with concrete skill-building in leadership, management, computing, research design and topic-area expertise, especially on HIV/STD/TB control and prevention in resource-limited settings.
The Summer Institute is primarily targeted to enhance skills of mid-level and senior public health professionals whose ability to impact their country’s public health policies is substantial, but whose opportunities for upgrading skills is limited by either language or time barriers.
To provide access to scholars from abroad, all course activities are simultaneously translated into Russian through the use of personal headsets. Course materials are also translated into Russian.
Field Studies in Developing Countries: Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Epidemiology and Sparkman Center for Global Health teaches an intensive course in infectious disease surveillance and control in Kingston, Jamaica by faculty from UAB, Rice University, San Diego State University, the University of the West Indies (UWI), West Indies School of Public Health, and the Jamaican Ministry of Health.
The primary focus of the work is vector ecology and biology, infectious disease surveillance and control with special focus on HIV/AIDS and STIs, and water and sanitation in a developing country.