People’s Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China
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Center For Global Health – Global Education and Training Program
Research Training Program on Reproductive Health and Major Birth Defects – Summer 2018
Topic of Training:
Research training on the influence of environmental factors on reproductive health, major birth defects, and cancer.
Training Objectives or Contents:
- Learn the literature and basic research methods to study the influence of major environmental factors on reproductive health and cancer
- Understand how environmental factors interact with each other on these health outcomes
- Systematically study clinical epidemiology, including epidemiologic methods in medicine, medical statistics, clinical research design to identify pathogenesis, treatment and prognosis of infertility or cancer, or etiology of adverse reproductive outcomes and birth defects
- Learn how to conduct multidisciplinary, collaborative research
- Learn how to translate research findings to clinical practice and public health practice
Lectures, group discussion and exercise, homework, presentation, quizzes and final examination. Project-based learning methods will also be used by asking each physician to design a real study, which can be implemented when they go back to their home country.
The School of Public Health faculty is comprised of some 40 university-based, full-time faculty and over 125 faculty who have primary appointments at the Department of Health.
- Dr. Bloom (Associate Professor) has extensive experience on infertility research and he has taught the “Reproductive Epidemiology” course at UAlbany for many years.
- Dr. Bell (Associate Professor) has led a large NIH grant aiming to follow up with fetuses born through IVF technology, as well as being the primary teacher for the course “Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology”.
- Dr. Nasca (Professor) is an expert in cancer epidemiology and has extensive teaching experience.
- Dr. Lin (Professor) has over 25 years of experience assessing environmental influences on various diseases and birth defects.
- Doctors Lin and Nasca have experience on research translation through their prior careers at the NYS Department of Health.
- Dr. Appleton’s (Assistant Professor) research interests include developmental origins of disease, psychosocial adversity, epigenetics, and cardiovascular epidemiology. She teaches core courses and specialized topics in epidemiology at UAlbany.
Housing is included as part of the program. You will reside in apartments on the University at Albany campus and in hotels for the latter part of the program.
All transportation will be provided. Participants will have access to the UAlbany and CDTA Public Transportation.
Participants will prepare their own meals.
Students from the University of Costa Rica should contact their program coordinator for information regarding program costs.
PHGZAR must recommend you to UAlbany. UAlbany faculty will review the CVs and interview the candidates selected by PHGZAR. Questions about the terms of the agreement between your institution and UAlbany should first be addressed to your institution.
I have been selected by my home campus, now what?
If you were selected by your home campus and UAlbany, you may apply using the “Apply” button on this page. Your application will be processed by the Center for International Education & Global Strategy at UAlbany.
If you are not eligible to participate in the ESTA visa waiver program, a visa may be required. Please contact your home institution for more information regarding the visa application process.
There are no scholarships associated with this program.
Summer 2018 Program Dates
July 3-4: Arrival to Albany, New York
July 5: Program Begins
August 31: Depart for Guangzhou, China