Summer Research Opportunity in Zagreb, Croatia
UCSF Institute for Global Health (IGH)
This research opportunity in the summer of 2005 is primarily geared towards first-year students, but a fourth-year elective could be considered. Only UCSF students are eligible. IGH has an ongoing research/training collaboration with the University Hospital for Infectious Diseases (UHID) as well as with the Andrija Stampar School of Public Health in Zagreb, and under this program, a small pilot study of HIV-positive patients at the UHID is planned. This will examine risk behavior as well as subtyping of the HIV to determine the patterns and history of the nascent HIV epidemic in Croatia. The student will assist in this study, and will work with infectious disease specialists in Zagreb to understand
global health challenges in the post-conflict situation of the Balkans. In addition, the student will participate in a short course training in clinical research to be provided by UCSF faculty in Dubrovnik, Croatia. It is expected that the student will develop a research protocol for a small study as part of this course. There is no language requirement for this opportunity. A stipend of $1500 is available to defray living expenses in Croatia, and the selected student may also apply for Office of International Programs funding by May 15 for airfare and expenses. The assignment will begin about June 20 and finish in mid-August, with a minimum commitment of six weeks. For further information, contact Tom Novotny ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) at (415) 597-8201.