INJURY PREVENTION RESEARCH AND TRAINING IN EGYPT
U.S. INJURY EPIDEMIOLOGY COURSE APPLICATION
Thank you for your interest in further training related to injury prevention and response research at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. This 1 ½ - month summer course, sponsored through funding provided by the U.S. National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center, is a great opportunity to learn more about injury epidemiology and injury research.
To be eligible for the program, you have to be a health professional with an academic or governmental affiliation and a strong interest in doing research. Further, you will need to be working on an advanced degree (either a masters or a doctorate) that requires the publication of research manuscripts and have a dissertation supervisor that will help guide you as you conduct your thesis on injury related research. Alternatively, you will need to have developed a research proposal and have a proposal supervisor prior to program acceptance. A letter from your senior supervisor stating that your project or thesis will be in the area of injuries is required for acceptance in the program. Please note- Submission of a concept note/research proposal will help support your application. The more fully developed the proposal, the better.
The training activities will be conducted by a high caliber team of experts in injury prevention epidemiology through different exciting and interactive educational methods, including lectures, webinars, meetings, exercises, quizzes and group activities.
Accepted applicants from lower- and middle-income countries will receive an official invitation letter to participate in the course, a letter to support apply for a U.S. Visa, flight tickets to and from Baltimore, accommodation in Baltimore during the course, and per diem. Accepted applicants from higher-income countries will receive an official invitation letter to participate in the course and a letter to support apply for a U.S. Visa. Additional financial arrangements will be made for those coming from a higher-income country.
Trainees will be expected to show the highest level of commitment and will be expected to develop a project proposal on injury prevention under guidance of their U.S, and in-country mentors. This proposal will be the basis of their injury epidemiology research upon returning to their home country.
In respect for Ramadan, the course for this year has been schedule starting July 22nd through September 3rd, 2015.
Applications will be accepted until 5:00PM on April 1st, 2015. Individuals with accepted applications will need to be available for an interview via Skype the week of April 12th for evaluation of their English skills in preparation for the visa application.
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