Doris Duke Foundation Awards Grant to Continue Research Fellowships in Global Health

By UCSF.edu | October 12, 2012

Doris Duke Foundation Awards Grant to Continue Research Fellowships in Global Health

Joel M. Palefsky, MD

UCSF is one of six medical schools that will receive a total of $5.2 million in grant funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) to offer clinical research fellowships in global health over the next four years.

The University, which has been participating in the program since 2001, offers medical students the opportunity to take one year off to conduct clinical research in a developing country. DDCF’s International Clinical Research Fellowships program includes didactic training as well as mentorship from a global health researcher.
 
The grants will allow UCSF to offer three fellowships per year for four years beginning in the summer of 2013.
 
Joel Palefsky, MD, a UCSF professor of medicine and director of the Clinical and Translational Research Fellowship Program managed by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), says the grant "reflects the strong commitment to training in global health research by both UCSF and the DDCF."
 

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