Postdoctoral Global Health Innovation Program

Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center (Tufts)--Christian Medical College (CMC) Framework Program for Global Health Innovation

Tufts and CMC, as part of their ongoing partnership, developed an innovative postdoctoral training program to solve current challenges in global health.  Through funding from NIH, we are able to offer a program that will train postdoctoral fellows from Tufts and CMC to be engaged in global health research and training activities.  The main focus of this training is to develop a sustainable interdisciplinary training program that will build training and research capacity at both institutions through a novel team-based structure.  Each team, composed of two postdoctoral fellows from diverse disciplines at Tufts and CMC, mentors in each discipline, and an interdisciplinary mentorship committee, will implement a systems approach to global health research and the translation of this research into new and innovative, implementable products, processes, or policies that address specific global health challenges.  This training program will build upon our collective interdisciplinary strengths and encompass both infectious and non-communicable diseases relevant to global health in low and middle-income countries.

The Tufts consortium includes the following Schools and their departments, divisions, and programs:

  • Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Graduate Biomedical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • International Affairs

Collectively, we are engaged in substantive global health research and training activities.  Some topics of interest include:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Water, climate, and environmental science
  • Mathematical modeling, bioinformatics, and statistics
  • Cost-effectiveness, implementation, and translational science
  • Public health and public policy
Specific aims of our training program:
  • To develop and implement interdisciplinary team-based training of postdoctoral fellows from Tufts and CMC
  • To implement the translation of the research findings from bench to bedside and public health benefits and policies appropriate to low resource settings
  • To promote and implement interdisciplinary collaboration between faculty with diverse expertise among the various schools and departments at Tufts and CMC
  • To enhance and build institutional capacity at Tufts and CMC for sustainable interdisciplinary training in global health innovations

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