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International Collaborative Genetics Research Training Program


The International Collaborative Genetics Research Training Program will enhance and promote equitable international collaborations between investigators in the developed world and those in developing countries where a base level of institutional infrastructure for the advancement of sustainable genetic science is already established. Applications were solicited to create innovative research training programs within existing scientific collaborations between developed and developing country researchers to begin to build a critical mass of scientists, health professionals and academics with human genetics expertise and a sustainable research environment at the collaborating developing country institution.


Inquiries are encouraged. The opportunity to clarify any issues or questions from potential applicants is welcome.

Direct inquiries regarding programmatic issues to:

Flora Katz, Ph.D.

Program Officer
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, B2C39
31 Center Drive MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: (301) 402-9591
FAX: (301) 402-0779

Contact for grants management and other fiscal matters:

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


Current Research Training Projects


Principal Investigator:
Michael Escamilla, M.D.

Title: U.S. / Costa Rica Psychiatric Genetic Research Training
UTHSCSA, Mail Code 7789
Dept. of Psychiatry
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900


Principal Investigator:
Joel Gelernter, M.D.

Title: Thai-U.S. Drug Dependence Genetics Research Training Grant
VA CT Health Care System
Dept. of Psychiatry, 116A2
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516


Principal Investigator:
T. Conrad Gilliam, Ph.D.

Title: Genetics of Common Heritable Disorders in Venezuela
Columbia University Genome Center
Russ Berrie Pavilion, 5th floor
1150 St. Nicholas Ave., Unit 109
New York, NY 10032


Principal Investigator:
Ethylin Jabs, M.D.

Title: Collaborative Genetics Research Training Program
Johns Hopkins University
Institute of Genetic Medicine
600 N. Wolfe St. CMSC 1004
Baltimore, MD 21287


Principal Investigator:
Vishwajit Nimgaonkar, M.D., Ph.D.

Title: Training Program for Psychiatric Genetics in India
Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic
Dept. of Psychiatry
3811 O'Hara St. #444
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Principal Investigator:
Daniel Weeks, Ph.D.

Title: India-U.S. Research Training Program in Genetics
University of Pittsburgh
Human Genetics Dept.
A302 Crabtree Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Updated July 2008


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