AIDS: International Training and Research Program


Principal Investigator:
Wafaie Fawzi, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology

Department of Nutrition

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Dates of Research:
June 1, 2003 — May 31, 2006


The AIDS International Research and Training Program (AITRP) goals are to: (1) develop a “”critical mass”” of invesitgators capable of conducting state-of the-art clinical, epidemiological, operational, biomedical, and behavioral HIV prevention and treatment research and (2) to build research infrastructure and provide research opportunities for a cadre of qualified researchers in Moshi, Tanzania. AITRP will continue its collaboration with Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC). Various programs at Duke University and the North Carolina School of Public Health will collaborate to facilitate training opportunitites to strengthen the sustainability of HIV/AIDS research in Tanzania. Training opportunities will include: (a) Long-term (1-2 years) training in the US focusing on AIDS prevention and treatment for selected investigators; (b) Medium-term (3-6 months) training in the US for health professionals in laboratory procedures and research techniques which directly support AIDS prevention and treatment research; (c) Short-term (3-6 weeks) regional training in sub-Saharan Africa for professionals, technicians, and other research staff.