Global health training opportunities announced
Applications for UC fellowship program now available
The deadline is fast approaching for researchers and aspiring investigators interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries to submit their applications for a University of California Global Health Institute Fellowship. Applications for the new program, which supports an 11-month, mentored research project at one of the training sites around the world, are due May 21.
Known as the GloCal Health Fellowship, this career development initiative is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center as well as a consortium comprised of the five UC medical schools, 25 affiliated international sites, and several other institutes and centers at the NIH.
"This is an incredible opportunity for someone who truly wants to explore and improve health in populations around the world," said Michael Wilkes, professor of medicine and principal investigator for the GloCal Health Fellowship at UC Davis. "Trainees are matched with top-tier global health faculty and assigned to an international site, where they will have opportunities to gain experiences and skills that will last a lifetime."
GloCal Health Fellowships are designed for doctoral students as well as medical, dental pharmacy and veterinary students, post-doctoral fellows, and foreign post-doctoral fellows from participating low- and middle-income countries. Junior faculty with current NIH career development awards (K series or similar), whose multidisciplinary interests focus on areas such as social and behavioral science, nutrition, environment, medicine, public health, nursing, veterinary and basic sciences, are also encouraged to apply.
Applicants who are accepted into the program must attend a mandatory, five-day NIH training in Washington, D.C. that is expected to be held in September.
For more information about the training program, and to download an application, visit the GloCal Health Fellowship website.
The UC Davis School of Medicine is among the nation's leading medical schools, recognized for its research and primary-care programs. The school offers fully accredited master's degree programs in public health and in informatics, and its combined M.D.-Ph.D. program is training the next generation of physician-scientists to conduct high-impact research and translate discoveries into better clinical care. Along with being a recognized leader in medical research, the school is committed to serving underserved communities and advancing rural health. For more information, visit UC Davis School of Medicine at medschool.ucdavis.edu.