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Global Health Partner Sites | Academic Year 2019-2020

Below is a list of the Selected GHP Sites for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.  Additional information will be provided at the GHP Introduction Sessions which will provide an opportunity for interested students to learn more about these sites from UMMS faculty and students.

  1.  Kenya
    • Advisor: Dr. Ann Moorman (Infectious Disease & Immunology)
      • Sites: 1. Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in Kisumu or 2. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH)- Public referral hospital, Kisumu
      • Projects: KEMRI - research -- anti-malarial immunity to naturally acquired infections in children; endemic Burkitt lymphoma; JOOTRH - other field and hospital-based projects, clinical shadowing
      • https://www.kemri.org/ and http://www.jaramogireferral.go.ke/
      • Language: English
  2. China
  3. India
    • Advisor: Dr. Jeroan Allison (Quantitative Health Sciences)
      • Site: Charutar Arogya Mandal (CAM), Karamsad, Gujarat
      • Projects: prevalence of atrial fibrillation in villages of CAM, storytelling
    • Advisor: Dr. Anindita Deb (Neurology)/Dr. Soaham Desai (Neurology, CAM)
      • Site: Charutar Arogya Mandal (CAM), Karamsad, Gujarat
      • Projects: shadowing in neurology clinic at CAM, clinic-based research project, screening for parkinsonism
    • https://www.umassmed.edu/oume/international-medical-education/gh-opportunities2/SATHI/
    • Language: Gujarati/Hindi preferred (not required, medical staff speaks English)
  4. Dominican Republic
    • Advisor: Dr. Douglas Golenbock (Infectious Disease)
      • Sites: Instituto Dominicano de Estudios Virológics (IDEV- Domincan Institute of Virological Studies) – NGO in- and out-patient clinics, Santo Domingo
      • Projects: viral diseases, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases
      • https://www.idevcae.org/
      • Language: Spanish preferred
  5. Bolivia
  6. Ecuador
    • Advisor: Dr. David Chiriboga (Medicine)
      • Site: Universidad Tecnologica Equinoccial (UTE); Quito- National research training institute and Hospital Claudio Benati
      • Multi-country, longitudinal study, medical Spanish
      • Link: https://www.ute.edu.ec/mision-y-vision/
  7. Liberia
    • Advisor: Dr. Patricia McQuilkin (Pediatrics)
      • Site: Monrovia, JFK and ELWAY hospitals, University of Liberia
      • Projects: Develop a malnutrition program and assist with an acute febrile illness study as part of an ongoing medical education project
      • Language: English

*Of note, Nicaragua is not being offered as a site this year due to increased political tension and unrest.

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