UGANDA MALARIA CLINICAL OPERATIONAL AND HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH (COHRE) TRAINING PROGRAMSPONSORED BY FORGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, USA | CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

The Uganda Malaria COHRE Training Program is based at Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) and works through a collaboration between MakCHS and University of San Francisco California, USA.Ôö¼├í The goal of the training program is to build research capacity in Uganda to address the challenges of scaling up malaria control interventions.Ôö¼├í One aspect of this training program is to provide advanced training to qualified candidates in the field of clinical, operational and health services research. Trainees will be expected to develop and maintain a productive career devoted to malaria research and prevention. This training program is now soliciting nominations for research training positions that will lead to a Masters degree in Health Services Research (MHSR), Public Health (MPH), Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MSc CEB) and Masters in Medicine & Pediatrics (M.Med) at Makerere University. Funding and mentorship support for a maximum of two years will be available to the selected candidates. Continuing support will depend in part on the trainee├ö├ç├ûs performance. Support for the M.Med will be available for only the second or final year when the candidate is expected to be conducting a mentored research thesis project. The knowledge and tools acquired through this training program will provide individuals the expertise to perform relevant clinical research, instruct other individuals and develop programs in public health.Ôö¼├í

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The candidates eligible to apply are new and continuing trainees admitted to the courses above.Ôö¼├í

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  1. Willingness to conduct a rigorously mentored malaria related dissertation project as part of the degree program
  2. Demonstrated interest in malaria research and malaria prevention programs.Ôö¼├í
  3. Commitment to develop and maintain a productive career devoted to malaria research, control and preventionÔö¼├í
  4. Conform to rules and regulations of the training institutions and maintain in good standing with the institution

 

Application Process

Applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, a personal statement of objectives, photocopies of academic certificates and transcripts, letter of admission to respective institutions and results of academic year 2011/2012 for continuing students should be addressed to:

The Training Coordinator, Malaria COHRE Training program
Publications Office located on the 1st Floor of the Clinical Research Building (near the College PrincipalÔÇÖs office). Makerere University College of Health Sciences
P.O. Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
Application deadline: Friday Aug 24th 2012Ôö¼├íÔö¼├íÔö¼├íÔö¼├íÔö¼├íÔö¼├íÔö¼├í Proposed start date: September, 2012

Only short listed candidates will be contacted