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International Clinical, Operational, and Health Services
Research and Training Award (ICOHRTA)

I. Purpose

The International Clinical, Operational and Health Services Research and Training Award (ICOHRTA) for non-communicable diseases and disorders supports training to facilitate collaborative, multidisciplinary, international clinical, operational, health services and prevention science research between U.S. institutions and those in low- to middle-income countries. Applications are accepted from U.S. applicant institutions to support clinical, operational and health services research training programs that will include training at U.S. and foreign collaborating sites and mentored research and training carried out mainly at a foreign site. Individuals from foreign countries who wish to become trainees must apply to the project director of an awarded grant.

Eligible topics include all clinical, operational, health services and prevention science research areas supported by NIH. Priority is given to research-training programs in areas relevant to the participating NIH institutes. Infectious diseases related training programs are not included. Research topics must also be relevant to a major current or anticipated future medical or public health problem(s) in the foreign collaborating country of trainees participating in the program.

Not currently open for competition, however individuals from foreign countries who wish to become trainees should apply to the project director of an awarded grant.

Table of Contents

  1. Purpose
  2. Contacts
  3. Participating NIH Institutes and Centers
  4. Principal Investigators, Foreign Collaborators,
    and Project Titles

Request For Applications (RFA) Number: RFA-TW-06-002
(This is a reissue of RFA-TW-01-003, which was released on February 13, 2001)

Receipt Dates:
Not open. Future competitions will be announced on this page.

2006 ICOHRTA Training Awards [Excel]

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II. Contacts

Kathleen Michels, PhD

Program Director
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, B2C39
31 Center Drive MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: (301) 496-1653
FAX: (301) 402-0779

Bruce Butrum

Grants Management Officer
Fogarty International Center
Building 31, Room B2C39
31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: (301) 496-1670
FAX: (301) 594-1211

III. Participating NIH Institutes and Centers

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IV. Principal Investigators, Foreign Collaborators,
and Project Titles

ICOHRTA Awards 2006 Competition:

Principal Investigator: James C. Anthony, PhD

Department of Epidemiology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1315
Email: janthony@msu.edu
Telephone: (517)-432-3921
FAX: (517) 432-1130
Foreign Collaborator: Marine Piazza-Ferrand, MPH, ScD
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Lima, Peru
Project Title: NIDA Epidemiology Training Program: ICOHRTA

Principal Investigator: Kenneth H. Brown, MD

University of California at Davis
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Department of Nutrition
Davis, CA 95616
Telephone: (530) 752-1992
FAX: (530) 752-3406
Foreign Collaborator: Tahmeed Ahmed, PhD
Centre for Health and Population Research (ICDDR,B)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Project Title: Int'l. clinical/operational research training: MCH & nutrition in Bangladesh

Principal Investigator: Pierre Buekens, MD, PhD

Tulane University SPHTM
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
New Orleans, LA 70112
Telephone: (504) 988-1041
FAX: (504) 988-5718
Email: pbuekens@tulane.edu
Foreign Collaborator: Jose Belizan, MD, PhD
Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Project Title: Training for Evidence-Based Health Care Research, Argentina

Principal Investigator: Eric D. Caine, MD

University of Rochester Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry
Rochester, NY 14642-8409
Email: eric_caine@urmc.rochester.edu
Telephone: (716) 275-3574
FAX: (716) 273-1066
Foreign Collaborator: Helen Chiu, MD
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

Xiao Ma
Sichuan University
Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Paul Yip, PhD
Hong Kong University
Hong Kong, China
Project Title: ICOHRTA: China-Rochester Suicide Research Center

Principal Investigator: Linda B. Cottler, MD, PhD

Washington University
School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
St. Louis, MO 63110
Email: cottler@epi.wustl.edu
Telephone: (314) 286-2252
FAX: (314) 286-2265
Foreign Collaborator: Sanjeev Jain, MD
National Institute of Medical Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS)
Bangalore, India
Project Title: Indo-US Fogarty Training Program in Behavioral Disorders

Principal Investigator: Timothy A. DeRouen, PhD

University of Washington, School of Dentistry
Seattle, WA 98105
Email: derouen@u.washington.edu
Telephone: (206) 221-6887
FAX: (206) 685-8024
Foreign Collaborator: Waranuch Pitiphat, ScD
Khon Kaen University
Khon Kaen, Thailand
Project Title: Clinical, Public Health, & Behavioral Oral Health Research Training for Thailand

Principal Investigator: Roger Detels, MD

University of California Los Angeles
School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
Telephone: (310) 206-2837
FAX: (310) 206-6039
Foreign Collaborator: Hien Tran Nguyen, MD
Hanoi Medical University
Hanoi, Vietnam
Project Title: Training and Community Intervention to Prevent Drug Use and HIV Transmission in Vietnam

Principal Investigator: Byron Good, PhD

Harvard University Medical School
Department of Social Medicine
Boston, MA 02115
Telephone: (617) 432-2612
FAX: (617) 432-2565
Foreign Collaborator: Dominic Lee, MD
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China
Project Title: Training Program in International Mental Health

Principal Investigator: Kerim Munir, MD, MPH, DSc

Children's Hospital Boston
Department of Medicine/Division of General Pediatrics
Boston, MA 02115
Email: kerim.munir@tch.harvard.edu
Telephone: (617) 355-7166
FAX: (617) 355-7940
Foreign Collaborator: Nese Erol, MD, MPH, DSc
Ankara University
Ankara, Turkey
Project Title: International Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

Principal Investigator: Barry M. Popkin, PhD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Nutrition
University Square 123 W. Franklin
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-3997
Email: popkin@unc.edu
Telephone: (919) 966-1732
FAX: (919) 966-9159
Foreign Collaborator: Gordon Liu, PhD
Peking University, Peking, China
Project Title: Nutrition-Related NCD Prevention Training in China

Principal Investigator: George W. Rutherford, MD

University of California San Francisco
Epidemiology & Biostatics/Prevention Sciences Group
San Francisco, CA 94143-0886
Email: grutherford@psg.ucsf.edu
Telephone: (415) 597-9108
FAX: (415) 597-9213
Foreign Collaborator: Mauro Ramos, MD
Centro de Estudos de AIDS do Rio Grande do Sul
Porte Alegre, Brazil
Project Title: ICOHRTA Brazilian Scientists Program

Principal Investigator: Richard M. Scheffler, PhD

University of California Berkeley
School of Public Health
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
Email: rscheff@berkeley.edu
Telephone: (510) 642-9525
FAX: (510) 643-8614
Foreign Collaborator: Martin Potucek, PhD
Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic
Project Title: Finances and Mental Health Services in Czech Republic/Central Europe

Principal Investigator: Bahr H. Weiss, PhD

Vanderbilt University, Peabody College
Department of Psychology and Human Development
Nashville, TN 37203-5721
Email: Bahr.weiss@vanderbilt.edu
Telephone: (615) 322-8218
FAX: (615) 343-9494
Foreign Collaborator: Nguyen thi My Loc, PhD
Faculty of Education
Vietnam National University
Hanoi, Vietnam
Project Title: Development of a PhD Clinical Sciences Program in Vietnam

Principal Investigator: O. Dale Williams, MD

University of Alabama at Birmingham
School of Medicine-Division of Preventive Medicine
Birmingham, AL 35294-0111
Email: odalew@uab.edu
Telephone: (205) 934-3773
FAX: (205) 975-5153
Foreign Collaborator: V. Mohan, MD
Madras Diabetes Research Foundation
Chennai, India
Project Title: Clinical Research Training for NCD Studies in India

Principal Investigator: Robert A. Zucker, PhD

University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry
Substance Abuse Section, Addiction Research Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2194
Email: zuckerra@umich.edu
Telephone: (734) 998-7454 x 306
FAX: (734) 998-7992
Foreign Collaborator: Jan Czeslaw Czabala, PhD
Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology
Warsaw, Poland
Project Title: International Substance Abuse Research Program

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