International Training in AIDS-Related Epidemiology

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Principal Investigator:
Myron Essex, Mary Woodard Lasker Professor of Health Sciences

Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases


Dates of Research:
September 23, 2003 — May 31, 2008


Faculty associated with the university-wide Harvard AIDS Institute (HAI) and especially the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have developed strong programs for AIDS research training in collaboration with 6 developing countries: Senegal, Tanzania, Botswana, Thailand, Nigeria, and China. The research training is linked to active research programs in selected sites in each of the partner countries. Much of the supporting research is based on prevention issues, including mother-to-child chemoprevention, vaccine design and trial design, and behavioral studies. Stable funded research programs and large HIV-related cohort studies are under way in all of the partner countries. The educational focus is on pre and postdoctoral training in AIDS research, as well as shorter term training in both Boston and the foreign sites.