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Fogarty Training Programs


The Fogarty International Center at NIH sponsors three training grants at Case Western Reserve University, which complement ongoing TB and HIV research initiatives in Uganda. These training grants provide support to the Uganda-CWRU Research Collaboration and the Joint Clinical Research Centre in Uganda, through further educational training initiatives for personnel, meeting/seminar support, and equipment/facility enhancements.


AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP)

Sponsor U.S. National Institutes of Health; Fogarty International Center (TW000011)
(Co-Principal Investigators - Christopher C. Whalen, M.D., M.S., University of Georgia and CWRU; Charles King, M.D., M.S., CWRU)

Type of Study / Description

HIV training support for Ugandan health professionals

Interactions With TBRU

Collaborating investigators/staff and trainees, utilizing shared infrastructure in Uganda; provides training opportunities for Ugandan physicians, scientists, and staff for HIV-related initiatives

The AITRP has been active at CWRU since the start of the Collaboration in 1988 and since this time has contributed greatly to building capacity in Uganda by training Ugandan physicians, scientists and public health professional at all levels. The AITRP grant provides intensive training in research methodology for HIV/AIDS foreign researchers and their colleagues to assist in the development of the needed infrastructure for collaborative research.


International Clinical Operational and Health Services Research Training Award (ICOHRTA)

Sponsor U.S. National Institutes of Health; Fogarty International Center (TW006900)
(Principal Investigator - Christopher C. Whalen, M.D., M.S., University of Georgia and CWRU)

Type of Study / Description

HIV & TB research and training support for Ugandan health professionals and infrastructure

Interactions With TBRU

Collaborating investigators/staff and trainees, utilizing shared infrastructure in Uganda; provides training opportunities for Ugandan physicians, scientists, and staff for HIV and TB related initiatives

The ICOHRTA (referred to as the COHRE Program in Uganda) has been active since 2004. The COHRE Program is a research and training program relating to clinical, operational, and health services research on TB or HIV, based at the Joint Clinical Research Centre in Uganda. Through graduate degree and non-degree training experiences based in research, the COHRE is developing capacity in Uganda to evaluate new treatment and prevention programs for HIV and TB. The COHRE grant initiative continues at the Joint Clinical Research Centre in Uganda and since 2009, has transferred from CWRU as the U.S. institution, to University of Georgia.


International Clinical Scholar Program (ICRF)

Sponsor U.S. National Institutes of Health; Fogarty International Center (TW007988)
(Principal Investigator - Robert A. Salata, M.D., CWRU)

Type of Study / Description

One-year paired research scholar program for a U.S. and Ugandan health professional

Interactions With TBRU

Collaborating investigators/staff and trainees, utilizing shared infrastructure in Uganda with complementary research projects to ongoing TB/HIV research

The CWRU-based ICRF Program, administered through Vanderbilt University, seeks and competitively selects one graduate-level U.S. student and one Uganda student in the health professions. The program provides a one-year opportunity for these final candidates to experience mentored research training at top-ranked NIH-funded research centers in developing countries - Africa, Asia, and the Americas. CWRUs program is based at the Joint Clinical Research Centre in Uganda. The program is designed for students with a strong interest in, and potential for, a career in international health activities and/or clinical research. More information on this Fogarty program can be found at:

http://www.fogartyscholars.org/scholars/international-clinical-research-scholars-program