Global Health Research

Global Health Research Opportunities for First-Year Summer

P&S sponsors several global health programs and provides funding for selected students during the summer after first year, particularly in resource-poor countries. The programs are described below. Modest funding through P&S is also available to selected P&S students participating in research or for service projects they have initiated in developing countries.

Program for Education Global and Population Health (formerly IFAP)

Through the Program for Education in Global and Population Health (formerly IFAP) the Summer Abroad Program facilitates the involvement of students across all four schools of CUIMC in global health research projects. Students are matched with partnering international organizations to complete research projects, program planning and evaluation projects.

International partner sites are located in the Dominican Republic, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Mexico, Haiti, as well as many other countries. The Program for Education in Global and Population Health also supports global health scholarly projects, an MD/MS dual degree track in global and population health, as well as senior research electives for VP&S medical students.

International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Program (ICAP)

ICAP is a largely non-clinical experience sponsored by the Mailman School of Public Health. ICAP provides clerkship opportunities for P&S medical students to gain on-site experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Information about the application process and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the ICAP website.