Urban Slum Health
The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) program offers a unique international experience for postdoctoral fellows, and advanced PhD and professional school students. It provides one-year research training fellowship opportunities in global health at top-ranked, NIH-funded centers abroad.
The GHES program is one of five supported by the Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars funded by the Fogarty International Center at NIH. This program brings together a consortium that includes the University of California, Berkeley, Florida International University, Stanford University, and Yale University.
This program supports a one-year mentored research fellowship for trainees to study slum-related health topics/challenges. Fellows will spend eight to ten months in low-resource settings at one of the 20 program project sites. The research topics can range from infectious diseases to non-communicable chronicle diseases, environmental health, mental health, urban planning, engineering, education and others.
This fellowship is designed for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Low- and middle-income country scholars who work at a pre-approved fellowship international site are also eligible. The deadline for this round of awards has been extended to December 15, 2014. For more information on eligibility, specific aspects of the fellowship award, and an application, please visit http://ghes.berkeley.edu/.
Additional sites include:
- Bangladesh: International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research (Michele Barry and Steve Luby, Stanford)
- China: Environmental health and dam construction (Robert Spear and Edmund Seto, UC Berkeley)
- India: Environmental health and air pollution (Kirk R. Smith, UC Berkeley)
- Kenya: Infectious diseases in urban vs. rural slums (Michele Barry and Brian Blackburn (Stanford)
- Nicaragua: Dengue, influenza transmission (Eva Harris, UC Berkeley)
- Zimbabwe: AIDS prevention; STDs (David Katzenstein, Stanford)