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  • Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program

  • Training and Research

  • Students in the Fogarty AIDS International Program Brown University, Tufts University and The Miriam Hospital operate the Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP), funded since 1993 by the National Institutes of Health-Fogarty International Center (D43-TW000237). The Brown/Tufts/Miriam AITRP currently works with trainees from Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Kenya and the Philippines.

    Over the past 15 years, more than 80 foreign scientists have been trained, resulting in 90 peer-reviewed publications and almost 200 presentations at international conferences. Kenneth H. Mayer, MD, professor of medicine and community health at Brown University, serves as the principal investigator.

    Program Goals

    • To train and mentor foreign scientists in the conduct of ethically sound and scientifically rigorous laboratory, clinical and sociobehavioral research related to HIV/AIDS.
    • To foster the development of a cadre of international site-specific scientists who can become competent independent researchers and can address critical issues facing their own countries' HIV/AIDS epidemics.

    Program Leadership

    Principal Investigator: Kenneth H. Mayer, MD, professor of medicine and community health at Brown University

    Co-PI: Charles Carpenter, MD, professor of medicine at Brown University

    Co-PI: Sherwood Gorbach, MD, professor in the departments of community health, medicine, and molecular biology and microbiology at Tufts University. He is also a professor in the School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.

    Program Administrator: Eileen Caffrey-Wright

    If you would like additional information about this program please write to:
    Eileen Caffrey-Wright
    Brown/Tufts/Miriam Fogarty AITRP
    164 Summit Ave- RISE 112
    Providence, RI 02906

    Phone: 401-793-4859
    Fax: 401-793-4704
    Email:Ecaffrey@lifespan.org