October 16, 2012 – The University of North Carolina School of Medicine has been awarded $1.5 million for the first year of a five-year grant to lead a training program that will help cultivate the next generation of global health clinicians and scientists. The consortium, which involves four partnering institutions, will support early-career scientists and clinicians during a yearlong research fellowship at 17 sites in 13 countries in Africa, Asia, and South America.
A partnership between UNC, Johns Hopkins, Morehouse, and Tulane, the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Program provides newly appointed junior faculty, postdoctorates, and predoctoral candidates from the United States and low-and middle-income countries with an 11-month mentored clinical research training program. The program will enhance the career trajectory of the participants, strengthen the global health research programs at U.S. and foreign institutions, and will bolster networking among program alumni and senior scientist mentors. The UNC-led consortium is one of five academic consortia to receive funding under this new program.