The Berkeley Minority Health/Global Health (MH/GH) Training Program aims to provide international research experience and training in the health sciences and public health for undergraduate and graduate students committed to reducing U.S. and international health disparities. Trainees will be provided with basic and applied health research opportunities in laboratories or at field sites in low- and middle-income countries, through partnerships between the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California San Francisco, and collaborating foreign institutions. Long-term, the program seeks to increase the diversity of investigators engaged in global health and health disparities research, enriching the field through inclusion of new perspectives. The program also promotes the translation of knowledge from the global South to the North, by encouraging trainees to identify the ways in which their experiences abroad can inform health and research practices in the U.S.

Public Health Relevance

Training aspiring scientists in health disparities research, including the provision of research experiences in low-resource settings in low- and middle-income countries, will bring new diversity to the pipeline of health professionals and health scientists. The aspiring scientists who undertake this training will be better able to effectively address public health disparities in the United States and around the world.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Type
Minority International Research Training Grants (FIC) (T37)
Project #
2T37MD003406-06
Application #
8638660
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZMD1-RN (06))
Program Officer
Berzon, Richard
Project Start
2009-03-28
Project End
2018-11-30
Budget Start
2013-12-01
Budget End
2014-11-30
Support Year
6
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$268,676
Indirect Cost
$19,277
Name
University of California Berkeley
Department
Miscellaneous
Type
Organized Research Units
DUNS #
124726725
City
Berkeley
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
94704