UIC/AJCU Training Program in Advanced Research Methods and Translational Science
- Principal Investigator
- Levy, Judith
- Research Area(s)
- Global Health
- Infectious Diseases
- Funding Source
- National Institutes of Health (Fogarty International Center) D43TW010935
Unlike many parts of the world where HIV rates are decreasing, Indonesia is experiencing an accelerating AIDS epidemic that affects multiple vulnerable populations across a geographic span of approximately 18,000 inhabited islands. Research and research training is desperately needed to identify and test the best policies and methods to reverse this trend. To help address this challenge, this project is developing and implementing the "UIC/AJCU Training Program in Advanced Research Methods and Translational Science." The program entails a collaborative effort between Atma Jaya Catholic University (AJCU) in Jakarta and the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The program is designed to build AIDS research capacity at AJCU, train a cadre of highly prepared Indonesian investigators to conduct innovative HIV/AIDS research using advanced research methods and translational science, and contribute to AJCU's further development toward becoming a Center of Research Excellence for Indonesia. Its underlying goal is to train a next generation of HIV research investigators who can provide the innovative research needed to guide the country's policies and programming in successfully addressing HIV. The program will meet 3 aims:
- To train a cadre of highly prepared Indonesian Investigators with the research skills needed to conduct innovative research that will advise HIV social policy, intervention programming, and social/medical services.
- To further build the institutional HIV research capacity at AJCU and its AIDS Research Center (ARC).
- To contribute through research training to AJCU's development toward becoming a Center of Excellence in HIV research and research training for Indonesia.