Tufts-CMC Framework Program for Global Health Innovation


Principal Investigator: Honorine D Ward
Abstract: PROJECT ABSTRACT The overarching goal of this proposal "Tufts-CMC Framework Program for Global Health Innovation" is to develop novel architecture for postdoctoral training, wherein the breadth of interdisciplinary expertise at the long term, collaborative partner institutions of Tufts University, Boston, MA, and Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, India can be focused on solving current challenges in global health. We will accomplish this goal through an integrated, systems approach to hands-on training of interdisciplinary teams of paired postdoctoral fellows from Tufts and CMC in global health innovations. Our consortium includes 5 Schools (Medicine, Nutrition, Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, and International Affairs) and their departments, divisions and programs at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center (together referred to as "Tufts") and CMC. Collectively, we are engaged in substantive global health research and training activities. While we have successfully implemented global health training at the pre- and postdoctoral levels, we have identified critical gaps and areas for growth in our postdoctoral training programs. To address these gaps and areas for growth and to recruit new investigators to the full spectrum of translation of global health research, we propose to develop a sustainable interdisciplinary training program that will build training and research capacity at both institutions through a novel team-based structure. Each team will be composed of two postdoctoral fellows from diverse disciplines at Tufts and CMC, their mentors in each discipline, and an interdisciplinary mentorship committee. These teams will implement a systems approach to global health research and the translation of this research into new and innovative, implementable products, processes, or policies that address specific global health challenges. The proposed training program will build on our collective, interdisciplinary strengths, which encompass both infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) relevant to global health in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). The Specific Aims are 1: To develop and implement interdisciplinary team-based training of postdoctoral fellows from Tufts and CMC through a systems approach to global health innovations;2: To implement the translation of the research findings of the interdisciplinary teams from bench to bedside and to public health benefits and policy appropriate to low resource settings in LMICs;3: To promote and implement interdisciplinary collaboration between faculty with diverse expertise both within and among the various schools and departments at Tufts and CMC;and 4: To enhance and build institutional capacity at Tufts and CMC for sustainable interdisciplinary training in global health innovations.
Funding Period: 2013-09-23 - 2018-08-31
more information: NIH RePORT

Detail Information

Research Grants30

  1. Center for Novel Therapeutics for HIV-Associated Cognitive Disorders
    Justin C McArthur; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..5. To identify and validate surrogate biomarkers based on proteomics and lipomics. ..
  2. Healthy Children for a Healthy Future (HC4HF):A Collaborative Health Disp. Res.*
    Renee R Jenkins; Fiscal Year: 2013
  3. Penn TREC Survivor Center
    Kathryn H Schmitz; Fiscal Year: 2013
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    Domenico Accili; Fiscal Year: 2013
  5. Coordinating Center of Excellence in Social Promotion of Health Equity Research
    GLORIA S MCCUTCHEON; Fiscal Year: 2013
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  6. Comprhensive Center of Excellence in Health Disparities
    Timothy R Rebbeck; Fiscal Year: 2013
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    Martin K Lotz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Sah) will analyze biomechanical mechanisms of early and advanced cartilage degeneration and determine consequences for chondrocyte function and survival. ..
  8. Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Consortium for Global Health Fellows (VECDor)
    Sten H Vermund; Fiscal Year: 2013
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  9. University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center Support Grant
    Kevin J Cullen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Reflecting our remarkable and continued growth, UMGCC seeks to renew its CCSG to enhance and expand its efforts in high-quality and clinically relevant cancer research. ..
  10. Center for AIDS Research at Emory University
    James W Curran; Fiscal Year: 2013
  11. Case GI SPORE
    Sanford D Markowitz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The strength of these investigators and the resources at their disposal will ensure this program leads to important advances. ..
  12. Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center
    Susan K Fried; Fiscal Year: 2013
    Jerome A Zack; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Inclusion of this resource will be highly beneficial to clinical, behavioral and basic science studies. ..
  14. Hopkins Center for Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities
    Lisa A Cooper; Fiscal Year: 2013
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  15. The Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research (JHU CFAR)
    Richard E Chaisson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This new CFAR represents a major commitment of investigators and institutional leadership to promote excellence, productivity and growth of HIV research and control efforts at JHU, in Baltimore and globally. ..
  16. Southeast Regional Centers of Excellence for Biodefense &Emerging Infectious Di
    Philip Frederick Sparling; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..SERCEB brings new investigators to the biodefense effort through a combination of educational programs, support of innovative new projects, and the synergistic interactions among its world-class investigators. ..
  17. Referral Center-Animal models of human genetic disease
    Mark E Haskins; Fiscal Year: 2013
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