Fogarty Indo-US Training
Indo-US Training in Chronic Non-Communicable Disorders & Diseases Across Lifespan
Grant # 1D43TW009120
Funded by NIH Fogarty International Center
The Indo-US training program in behavioral health across the lifespan at the University of Florida (UF), funded by the Fogarty International Center (FIC), focuses on three locations in India-Assam, Sikkim and Karnataka. The major collaborators on this training program are the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, Karnataka, Lokopriya Gopinath Bardoloi Regional Institute of Mental Health (LGHRIMH), Tejpur, Assam, and Voluntary Health Association of Sikkim (VHAS), Gangtok, Sikkim.
The goals of this Fogarty program are to reduce the training gap and increase research capacity for CNCDs, and focus on behavioral conditions that receive little attention even though they are increasingly contributing to the burden of disease in India. The program involves a dual mentored (India & US) post-doctoral training in conducting research at the University of Florida and India. Research opportunities would include CNCD’s across the life-span, from children and adolescents, to those affecting the elderly covering a spectrum from basic biology to translational research at societal level. Selected trainees will participate in ongoing research at UF and NIMHANS and initiate independent research.
Applications from eligible candidates are accepted throughout the year. However, they are reviewed twice a year by the Training Advisory Group of the program. Selected candidates will be notified thereafter.