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Preparing the next generation of global health leaders

The Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID) provides educational and mentored research training for solving the most pressing global health challenges. We offer formal career development and field experience to eligible doctoral and postdoctoral trainees. Elucidating emerging and long standing challenges in global health requires exposure to a variety of perspectives in order to understand social, economic, and biomedical determinants. In conjunction with dedicated mentoring, our programs are able to provide a comprehensive foundation in training future global health leaders. UNC faculty, colleagues and associates in the United States and abroad are committed to ensuring robust clinical and non-clinical experiences for professional and personal growth.

The two primary training hubs in IGHID are the Fellowship and Training Programs Office specializing in domestic and international training programs, and the Office of Global Education for UNC medical students and resident physicians. Both provide programmatic oversight to support doctoral and postdoctoral trainees in a variety of research focus areas and locations geographically.

Other didactic components include the jointly sponsored UNC Division of Infectious Diseases – UNC Center for Aids Research weekly Friday Conference Series highlighting global and domestic research at UNC and partnering institutions; ACGME infectious diseases subspecialty training stints in China, Malawi, and South Africa; residency training in Global Surgery or Obstetrics; the Global Women’s Health Fellowship for postdocs, and global health elective courses for students at all levels.