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Electives - Global Health
Elective Number: 1661 (International Research) arranged
Rotation Supervisor: Scott Heysell, MD
Rotation Contact: Glenn Glover; MR-6, Rm 1520
Evaluation should be given to: In country faculty research mentor
Prerequisites: At least a month prior to beginning the rotation complete the Elective requirements on the Forms page.
Time to Report: 9:00am
Place to Report: Technical Training Unit, icddr,b (Dr. Aftab Uddin)
Duration: 8 weeks
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Available: This elective is not available to visiting students
Number of students per rotation: 1 min/2 max
Course Description/Background: The principal focus of this student elective at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (icddr,b) in Dhaka, Bangladesh is to facilitate student's participation in short-term research within existing projects. Current projects focus on problems of local importance including enteric disease, vaccine efficacy, malnutrition and tuberculosis. The student may be included in supervised clinical reearch activities at the iccdr,b or at affiliated rural sites. While not a prerequisite, students with prior research experience and time living in a resource-limited country will be most suited for this site. English is spoken amoung professional staff but not universally within Dhaka and less so in rural areas. Travel and living within Dhaka is generally safe, but can be temporarily disrupted, for example by political movements or workers' strikes, that may limit the reliability of scheduling a short-term research opportunity. Student housing, paid for by the student, is available near the icddr,b main campus in Dhaka. Additionally, the timing of the student research opportunities will depend upon the scheduling of onsite UVA research faculty & staff.
Training: Individualized training in many disciplines can be arranged through the Technical Training Unit (TTU) of iccdr,b. Short courses in Epidemiology, Research Design, and Laboratory Methods are routinely available. Students are encouraged to complement their research activities with these training courses. With the onsite reearch supervisor, staff of the TTU will complete a formal evaluation of the student's overall performance. http://training.icddrb.org
The expenses for this ~8 week elective would include: