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 HIVCorps Public Health Fellowships
The CIDRZ HIVCorps Public Health Fellowship provides the next generation of Zambian and expatriate public health leaders the opportunity to gain field experience in a vibrant international organisation. Fellowship attachments last for 10-12 months, and are based in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. Assignments vary yearly, but the focus is the logistical support of our research and public health initiatives. Click here to apply
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 offered through the University of North Carolina. Expatriate medical students explore international clinical research careers through exposure to one-year long attachments. Under the direction of both UNC and CIDRZ mentors, Fellows gain experience in various steps of clinical and epidemiologic research, including study concept development, project implementation, and results dissemination.
UNC Global Women’s Health Fellowship
This comprehensive three-year long Global Women’s Health programme provides didactic training, overseas field experience, and intensive academic mentorship. Funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, this programme focuses on the training of American obstetrician-gynaecologists who have completed specialty clinical training. Upon completion, trainees have the necessary skills and expertise to become independent investigators and leaders in the field of global women’s health. CIDRZ is one of two UNC sites for the Fellowship and has provided mentored field training since 1999.
Cervical Cancer Research Capacity Initiative
In collaboration with U.S. and Zambian institutions, CIDRZ has developed a multidisciplinary cancer research training program with U.S. National Cancer Institute funding. The overarching aim is to build research capacity within the Lusaka-based University Teaching Hospital and Cancer Diseases Hospital through individualized mentorship and grant support for seed projects in various fields of epidemiology, nutrition, pathology, gynaecologic oncology, radiation oncology, and virology.
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