Research and Public Health Training
CIDRZ participates in numerous training opportunities for Zambian and expatriate public health and medical professionals, focused on clinical medicine, research and public health.
CIDRZ HealthCorps Public Health Fellowships – 2016/17 Call for Applications is Now Closed
The annual CIDRZ HealthCorps Fellowship provides valuable international experience for future public health leaders. The 10-12 month fellowship targets Zambian and International public health, medical, nursing and management graduates who are passionate about global health and wish to gain further professional experience and mentorship. Entry is competitive and Master’s degree preparation preferred, however graduates with a Bachelor’s degree and substantial experience are welcome to apply. Previous international work experience is highly regarded, but not required.
For the 2016/17 year, HealthCorps fellows will take part in the following areas.
- Health programme implementation
- Implementation science and clinical trials research
- Data management and statistical analysis
- Laboratory science
- Grant management
- Operations management
The call for applications for the HealthCorps Fellowship opens in February every year and is announced on the CIDRZ website and the Facebook pages.
Short-term CIDRZ Internship Attachments
Throughout the year, CIDRZ accepts applications from Zambian undergraduate or postgraduate students seeking short-term placements ranging from 1 to 6 months. These requests are managed on a case-by-case basis and may include a range of technical (e.g., laboratory, study implementation, pharmacy) and administrative (e.g., accounting, human resource, ICT) disciplines. Queries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Health Corps Fellowship Programme
CIDRZ participates as a site for the Global Health Corps, an international programme for promising professionals in the early stages of their public health career. The emphasis on “paired” local and international trainees – a hallmark of the programme – enhances the bi-directional exchange of knowledge and encourages future collaboration. To date, Global Health Corps Fellows have worked closely with the CIDRZ Cervical Cancer Prevention Programme of Zambia, under expert research and public health mentorship.
Fogarty Global Health Fellowship
CIDRZ is an active site for two of the five Fogarty Global Health Fellowships funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health: UNC- Johns Hopkins-Morehouse-Tulane and Vanderbilt–Duke–Emory–Cornell. Through a competitive process, pre- and postdoctoral trainees are provided 12 months of dedicated support to gain valuable research experience in an international setting. Mentored by senior investigators in-country, trainees work in the focus areas of HIV, tuberculosis, maternal-child health, primary healthcare, childhood immunisation, and cervical cancer screening, among others.
Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship
CIDRZ is one of three global training sites for the Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship. Expatriate medical students explore international clinical research careers through exposure to one-year long attachments. Under the direction of both support centres and CIDRZ mentors, Fellows gain experience in various steps of clinical and epidemiologic research, including study concept development, project implementation, and results dissemination.