Medical School

Global Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

Doris Duke Student Fellowships

International Clinical Research Fellowships

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Why Apply For A Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship Through the U of Minnesota?

The University of Minnesota (UMN) project PI and the co-investigators at UMN and in Uganda and Kenya have extensive experience with international research projects for medical students.

Our longstanding partnerships with Makerere University in Uganda and the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and Maseno University in Kenya focus on critical, inter-related areas of health in low-income countries:

Cryptococcal meningitis Malaria and other infectious diseases One Health/Zoonotic disease
HIV Neurodevelopment Sickle cell disease
Iron deficiency and nutrition Neonatal health  





Our experience in this research and the opportunity for interdisciplinary training afforded by a UMN presence at these sites should offer students highly relevant training in international research.

The possibility of research in other important health issues in these countries also exists, e.g., for students with interest e.g., in sickle cell disease, cancer, mental health and zoonotic disease.

We work to make sure the students have appropriate mentors in the research area, and support, including regulatory support, for their research in these areas, prior to agreeing to student involvement in such a project.

Our international medical student research experience is intended to be meaningful for the student and useful for the research site. In collaboration with the international partner site, fellows will receive training in:

• research and ethics
• in-depth global health
• practical on-site research methods 

Application materials for the 2014-2015 academic year are available here.

In addition to completing the International Clinical Research Fellowship application form through the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, all applicants to the University of Minnesota's ICRF program must include a statement that identifies a mentor or mentors that they would like to work with, the project or projects that best fit their research interests, and the research site where they intend to work (Kisumu or Kampala). This supplemental information should be submitted in a single page word document via email to Molly McCoy at no later than January 14, 2014.



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University of Minnesota

David Boulware
Paul Bohjanen
Sarah Cusick
Anne Parker Frosch
Chandy John
Kirsten Nielsen
Gregory Park
Katey Pelican
Timothy Schacker
Dominic Travis

Makerere University; Kampala, Uganda

Paul Bangirana
Richard Idro

Moses Joloba
Sarah Kiguli
Andrew Kambugu
David Meya
Bob Opoka

KEMRI and Maseno University; Kisumu, Kenya

George Ayodo
Wilson Odero
Ayub Ofulla
John Vulule

Oludare Odumade (UMN), working in Kisumu, Kenya with Chandy John
Jonathan Dyal (Johns Hopkins), working in Kampala, Uganda, with David Boulware and Kirsten Nielsen
Elissa Butler (UMN), working in Kampala, Uganda, with David Boulware


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