Benjamin Chi holds appointments in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Epidemiology while serving as OBGYN's Vice Chair for Research and Innovation. He lived in Lusaka, Zambia from 2003 to 2015, where he developed an extensive research portfolio focused on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), HIV care and treatment, and maternal-child health. He has served as PI for numerous grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Although he moved back to Chapel Hill in June 2015, he retains strong collaborative ties with the University of Zambia, the Zambian Ministry of Health, and other local partners. Alongside his research, Dr. Chi leads training programs designed to foster U.S. collaborations abroad, including the UNC Global Women’s Health Fellowship and the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Consortium. He is also recipient of a K24 award from NIH, which provides dedicated effort to mentor students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty members in patient-oriented research. Learn more.
Welcome to the Office of Fellowships and Training! We provide leadership toward strategic planning, workforce development, and quality improvement initiatives that advance the domestic and global graduate research training mission of UNC IGHID.
The administrative director and coordinating team play a primary role in growing the number of academic training opportunities in the UNC School of Medicine funded by the NIH, specifically the Fogarty International Center and the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as well as foundation grants. Currently, there are nine active training programs for doctoral and postdoctoral level graduate students, six of which are international. The Office onboards >65 active trainees per academic year and follows 350+ trainees for evaluation and program renewal purposes. To learn more about the funding opportunities see the opportunities webpage or contact Administrative Coordinator, Kristin Reed.
Fellowship and Training Program Coordinator
NCI MCORP D43