Prior Program

Although the Current Program has taken a different direction, the initial implementation of the McGoldrick Fellowship program, made possible through the generous support of Mr. John L. McGoldrick, was just as dedicated to its goal of biostatistical capacity building.

In 2009, the Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR) located in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) established the John L. McGoldrick Fellowship in Biostatistics in AIDS Research. The broad goal of the Program was to improve human capacity within the developing world to combat HIV/AIDS and related diseases by better equipping Fellows with tools that will be useful upon their return to their country of residence.

The McGoldrick Fellowship Program supported researchers from developing countries for intensive short-term (typically 4-6 months) training in quantitative methods useful in the design and analysis of HIV/AIDS studies. The training program for each McGoldrick Fellow was tailored to her/his needs, and  typically consisted of coursework at HSPH and involvement in a recently-completed, ongoing, or planned HIV/AIDS prevention or treatment study involving investigators at HSPH or the Fellow’s home institution. Financial support included airfare and a stipend.

Mr. McGoldrick, Dr. Stephen Lagakos, and the first two McGoldrick Fellows: Paul Mwai (Kenya) and Anna Awor (Uganda)