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VIGH fellowship training program lands NIH renewal

Dec. 7, 2017, 9:26 AM


The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) has received a five-year, $4.66 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue a program established in 2012 with Emory, Cornell and Duke universities that is training the next generation of leaders in global health research.

During the first five years of the program, the Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke (VECD) Consortium for Global Health Fellows successfully deployed and mentored 87 highly productive pre- and post-doctoral trainees from the United States and from low- and middle-income countries.

The renewal grant will enable the program to select another 80 to 100 fellows. They will spend a year learning and conducting research in one of 17 research institutions in 14 low- and middle-income countries throughout Africa, Asia, Central America and the Caribbean.

Douglas Heimburger, MD, MS, professor of Medicine and VIGH’s associate director for Education and Training, is principal investigator of the grant (TW009337).

The co-principal investigator is Muktar Aliyu, MD, MPH, DrPH, VIGH associate director for Research, associate professor of Health Policy and Medicine at Vanderbilt and associate professor of Family and Community Medicine at Meharry Medical College.

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