International Scholars: AIDS International Training & Research Program(AITRP)
Specific Aims of AITRP
1. To provide bio-medical and behavioral science training in HIV/AIDS and TB prevention at the MS, PhD and post-doctoral levels at UIC in the School of Public Health and/or the College of Nursing for students and practicing professionals from China, Chile, Indonesia, and Malawi.
2. To strengthen the capacity for HIV/AIDS research and training at the 4 collaborating universities and surrounding region by helping to build a critical core of university faculty in their region with expertise in HIV/AIDS research theory and methods.
3. To provide new and minority scholars with short-term, "hands-on" training experience in planning and conducting HIV international research.
4. To foster multi-disciplinary HIV/AIDS prevention research in China, Chile, Indonesia, and Malawi by initiating and facilitating the establishment of long-term cooperative scientific relationships between the Program’s collaborating partners in these countries and UIC.
The collaborative philosophy of the UIC AITRP Program considers each of its contributing units (UIC/SPH, UIC/CON), and its four participating universities (Peking University, The Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, the University of Indonesia, & the University of Malawi) to be essential and equal partners in implementing the AITRP training. Consequently, each unit takes an active role in meeting the Program's four aims.