The “Fogarty International Training Program for Strengthening NCD Research and Training Capacity in Thailand” builds on a longstanding collaboration between the University of Michigan School of Nuring (UM-SN) and an institute within the Thai Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), the Praboromarajchanok Institute for Health Workforce Development (PBRI). This 5-year National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)/Fogarty-supported program offers a varied and integrated training plan for Thai citizens in nursing, interdisciplinary, and health systems research aimed at improving prevention, primary care, and long-term chronic disease management.
Training activities include:
1) Long-term postdoctoral research training for two trainees per year, which includes one year mentored research at the U-M campus and one year mentored research project implementation in Thailand. Eligible candidates will have a PhD or equivalent research doctorate in a health-related discipline [does not have to be in nursing, but nursing preferred]. Candidates can represent various academic and research intensive institutions in Thailand including the MOPH, universities, research institutes, etc. where research will be actively supported after postdoctoral training.
A new rolling application process for the long-term postdoctoral training program has been instituted. Applications will be evaluated at the end of January, April, August and December of 2017.
2) Short-term training of 1 – 2 months for three trainees each year.
Single-Visit, Short-Term Training Option:
- Open to scientists, teachers, administrators and policy makers who have an interest in NCDs
- May enroll in one of many short courses/programs available at University of Michigan during the summer months. [See summer courses]
- Opportunity can also be used to network for collaborative projects and/or find a mentor for the long-term postdoctoral research training option.
The application period for the short-term program has been extended. Now ends March 31, 2017
3) Yearly 2-day workshops held in different geographical regions of Thailand, for all levels of postdoctoral health scientists. All workshops will include training in basic research competencies.
The second workshop titled, International conference: Moving Towards the New Era of NCDs and Global, is scheduled for October 27-28, 2016 at Suranaree Cape Panwa & Kantary Bay Hotels, Phuket. [Workshop website]
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