Research Opportunities

Look for Current Research & Project Opportunities in Global Health February 23, 2016

Summer Scholarship Opportunity in Global Health A $3,900 USD scholarship opportunity that is available to UCSF students for summer 2017. One fully-funded place on the 'Community Health and Family Medicine in Colombia' course will be offered by the Faculty of Medicine at Universidad de La Sabana in Colombia. The program will combine practical clinical training, community visits, and classroom teaching. It will provide students with a unique opportunity to explore Global Health, investigating... Read More

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Review PAST Research & Project Opportunities in Global Health January 27, 2016

Past Opportunities in Global Health 2016 – 2017 Cyclist helmet utilization: barriers and economic impact Injury represents a growing proportion of global disease burden with a significant amount due to road traffic accidents and traumatic brain injury. Morbidity, mortality and economic impact form injury are challenges for both high and low-income countries alike. Helmet usage varies significantly among regions for reasons that are poorly characterized. The impact on disease burden and local... Read More

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Multiple Research Opportunities Available in Kenya December 23, 2013

The Family Aids Care and Education Services (FACES) organization in Nyanza Province, Kenya, has a number of exciting opportunities for trainees interested in research during summer 2014. FACES is a UCSF collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute. The research projects range from mapping and texting projects to community case management and family planning issues. Eligible trainees include students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry, as well as residents. The minimum time... Read More

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PRONTO Needs Summer Researchers December 16, 2013

The PRONTO program, headed by UCSF faculty member Dr. Dilys Walker, is looking for graduate or medical students interested in conducting maternal health field research this summer (2014) in Guatemala. Ideal candidates have strong Spanish language skills, both spoken and written (i.e. able to write a scientific paper in Spanish), knowledge of or strong interest in maternal health and childbirth care, a high degree of professionalism, experience in developing country settings, and a taste for... Read More

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An Opportunity to Work for Human Rights December 16, 2013

The UC Human Rights Fellowship 2014The Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of Law offers UC students the opportunity to spend the summer working with human rights organizations in the United States and abroad. UC Human Rights Fellows come from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, law, environmental science, journalism, public policy, public health, and medicine. Since 1994, 244 UC Human Rights Fellows have researched human rights issues in 65 countries with more than... Read More

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Multiple Opportunities for Internships on African Pediatric Project December 09, 2013

Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) is a project program of The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). Its main objective is to determine whether trained, supervised and well supplied community health workers in hard to reach areas can correctly perform iCCM and increase the proportion of children under 5 years receiving antibiotics for pneumonia, artementher-lumefantrine for malaria and zinc and oral rehydration therapy for diarrhoea by 20% compared to the current standard of care... Read More

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Field study and clinic opportunity in rural Nepal for November, 2013, and possibly longer August 26, 2013

This is an ideal opportunity for a 3rd or 4th year medical student or intern/resident to be engaged in clinical and translational field work in rural Nepal. We have a long-standing research study on trachoma in the Southwestern region of the country. Trachoma is a chronic ocular infection caused by Chlamydia and is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the world today. We set up rural clinics to examine our study population for trachoma and other ocular diseases as well as to evalute... Read More

Evaluation of a nutrition intervention on infections and birth outcomes among rural Vietnamese women July 11, 2013

This posting is filled and is no longer available.The VINAVAC Project is investigating the effect of a small, nutrient-dense meal on 1) birth outcomes and 2) infectious diseases in rural Vietnam - the meal is provided to expecting mothers, prior to and during their first pregnancy while the control group receives standard of care. Primary responsibilities include: conducting and/or facilitating bimonthly health interviews, tracking incidence of UTIs & other infectious disease among our... Read More