Programa de formación CVD-D43

Las enfermedades cardiovasculares crónicas (ECV) son la principal causa de M&M en todo el mundo y en Perú. Además de los factores de riesgo habituales de las ECV, los factores sociales, como el bajo nivel socioeconómico y la exposición ambiental, contribuyen a la carga de las ECV crónicas. Entre las enfermedades no transmisibles (ENT), la alta prevalencia de la hipertensión con bajas tasas de concienciación, tratamiento y control representa una importante brecha en la atención sanitaria que contribuye a la carga de ECV en Perú.  El programa de formación D43 aprovechará los proyectos de investigación y la infraestructura existentes en Perú para formar a científicos y profesionales de la salud peruanos en el ámbito de las enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles y las enfermedades cardiovasculares. Nuestro grupo ha tenido éxito en la obtención de subvenciones; sin embargo, el número limitado de investigadores peruanos que realizan y dirigen estudios sobre las ENT/ ECV representa una barrera significativa para la implementación de un programa de investigación eficaz y sostenible sobre las ENT/ ECV.

 El programa de formación propuesto proporcionará apoyo (matrícula, estipendio, fondos de investigación) para 14 aprendices durante cinco años: 8 estudiantes de maestría, 4 de doctorado y 2 postdoctorales peruanos en formación y/o profesores jóvenes. Los objetivos de este programa estructurado son desarrollar las carreras de investigación de los aprendices en las áreas de la ECV crónica, el accidente cerebrovascular, la ciencia de la implementación y la exposición ambiental; proporcionar tutoría y apoyo por parte de una facultad de renombre internacional con experiencia multidisciplinaria; y proporcionar oportunidades para el avance de la carrera y la participación en proyectos de investigación. El programa proporcionará oportunidades de formación intensiva y creará capacidad en una serie de disciplinas científicas y habilidades relevantes para lograr la independencia en la investigación. El objetivo a largo plazo de este programa es construir una infraestructura de formación en investigación sostenible y colaborativa para desarrollar científicos investigadores peruanos capaces de diseñar y ejecutar intervenciones que aborden las necesidades de salud no satisfechas, incluyendo la traducción de intervenciones basadas en la evidencia y la implementación y difusión de políticas eficaces para mejorar la salud pública en Perú. 

El programa CVD – D43 tiene como investigadores principales a la Dra. Lisa de las Fuentes, Profesora de Medicina y Bioestadística de Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), cardióloga con experiencia en investigación clínica; al Dr. Victor Davila-Roman, Profesor de Medicina, Anestesiología y Radiología de WUSTL, cardiólogo y experto en ensayos clínicos e investigación en hipertensión e insuficiencia cardiaca; al Dr. William N. Checkley Profesor Asociado de Medicina de la Universidad Johns Hopkins con experiencia en epidemiología, salud global y pulmonar, y a la Dra. Stella Hartinger que es Profesora Auxiliar en la Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. El Dr. Andres G. (Willy) Lescano docente e investigador de la Facultad de Salud Pública y Administración en la Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, apoya en la conducción de diversos proyectos de investigación.

CVD Epidemiology Research Master's and Doctoral Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease Research UPCH Epidemiology Master's Fellowship

UPCH Master's Scholarship in Epidemiology

              Benefits:

  • Research training from March 2022 – September.
  • Mentorship and career guidance from UPCH, Johns Hopkins University, and Washington University investigators.
  • Placement of the fellow in a research unit under the mentorship of CVD investigators.
  • Full funding (tuition, registration and graduation fees: USD 10,264.00 per trainee) of the Master of Science in Epidemiological Research (57 credit hours, 10 months, March 07 – December 10, 2022, Lima, Peru) (pe/programa/maestria-en-ciencias-en-investigacion-epidemiologica).
  • Stipends for 18 months (USD 10,800 per 18 months)
  • Research support (USD 1,500)
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             Specific requirements:  

  • Experience, background, and interest in research on cardiovascular diseases, cardiovascular risk factors, and/or environmental health.
  • Completed undergraduate thesis.
  • Ability to communicate in English.

Activities and commitments of the Fellows:

  • Complete the program of study without failing any course.
  • Complete and submit the thesis before the end of the fellowship period.
  • Live at the PRISMA/JHU/UPCH/WASH research site in Puno during some part of the fellowship.
  • Participation in trainee seminars and conferences:
      • Annual trainee seminars (either virtual or in-person alternating between Lima and Puno)
      • Annual virtual mid-year meetings
      • Monthly virtual meeting with mentoring team and Program Directors
  • Supervision and mentoring of undergraduate students and participation in activities related to academic and research events.

Application

  • The application will be completed online: https://redcap.wustl.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=NW83YT3EAK
  • The following documents should be prepared in advance and uploaded (either as Word or PDF documents):
      • CURRICULUM VITAE (CV). Indicate your level of English, whether you are in the top third or top fifth of undergraduates; NIH BIOSKETCH (optional);
      • Letter of intent 
      • Summary of RESEARCH TRAINING in 1) Biological sciences; 2) Cardiovascular disease and comorbidities; 3) Epidemiology; 4) Biostatistics (use of statistical software packages); 5) Data management (eg, REDCap) (max ½ page)  (is not mandatory)
      • Summary of academic and/or work and research EXPERIENCE in the area of cardiovascular disease, comorbidities, and risk factors (max ½ page) (is not mandatory)
      • Summary of your research INTERESTS in the area of cardiovascular disease, comorbidities, and risk factors (max ½ page) (is not mandatory)
  • Letter of recommendation (1). Please enter the contact information for individual who can provide letter of academic or professional recommendation (Spanish or English).

Important Dates

  • Reception of inquiries and questions: until January 14, 2022
  • Deadline for sending documents: February 6, 2022
  • Evaluation of documents: February 7, 2022
  • Interviews of shortlisted applicants: February 8 to 11, 2022
  • Selection of beneficiary: February 17, 2022
  • Start of classes: March 7, 2022
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UPCH Doctoral Scholarship in Epidemiology

              Benefits:

  • Mentorship and career guidance from UPCH, Johns Hopkins University, and Washington University investigators.
  • Full Ph.D. in Epidemiology Research (Tuition, registration and graduation fees: USD 20,969) from March 2022 – September 2025.
  • Stipend for 42 months (USD 42,000 total)
  • Research support (USD 3,500)

             Specific requirements:   

  • Health professionals and related careers committed to developing a career related to the epidemiology, biology, the application of technology, and/or other related fields to research in cardiovascular diseases.
  • Completed Master’s degree.
  • Research experience, quantitative training, and ability to communicate in English.
  • Exclusive dedication during the 42 months of the fellowship, beginning March 2022.

Activities and commitments of the Fellows:

  • Complete the program of studies without failing any course.
  • Complete and submit a thesis before the end of the fellowship period.
  • Full-time dedication to carry out a research project within the ANDES Project «Addressing HyperteNsion and Diabetes through Community-Engaged Systems in Puno, Peru (ANDES study)».
  • Live at the PRISMA/JHU/UPCH /WASH research site in Puno during some part of the fellowship.
  • Participation in trainee seminars and conferences:
    • Annual trainee seminars (either virtual or in-person alternating between Lima and Puno)
    • Annual virtual mid-year meetings
    • Monthly virtual meeting with mentoring team and Program Directors
  • Supervision and mentoring of undergraduate and master’s students and participation in activities related to academic and research events.

 

Application

  • The application will be completed online: https://redcap.wustl.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=NW83YT3EAK
  • The following documents should be prepared in advance and uploaded (either as Word or PDF documents):
    • CURRICULUM VITAE (CV). Indicate your level of English;
    • NIH BIOSKETCH. Indicate your level of English, whether you are in the top third or top fifth of undergraduates;
    • Summary of RESEARCH TRAINING in 1) Biological sciences; 2) Cardiovascular disease and comorbidities; 3) Epidemiology; 4) Biostatistics (use of statistical software packages); 5) Data management (eg, REDCap) (max ½ page);
    • Summary of academic and/or work and research EXPERIENCE in the area of cardiovascular disease, comorbidities, and risk factors (max ½ page);
    • Summary of your research INTERESTS in the area of cardiovascular disease, comorbidities, and risk factors (max ½ page);
  • Please provide two letters of recommendation. One should be from the MSc program director and one from a mentor, supervisor, or another individual who can speak to your research activities and interests. Enter the contact information for individuals who can provide letter of academic or professional recommendation (English or Spanish).

 

 

Important Dates

  • Reception of inquiries and questions: until January 14, 2022
  • Deadline for sending documents: February 6, 2022
  • Evaluation of documents: February 7, 2022
  • Interviews of shortlisted applicants: February 8 to 11, 2022
  • Selection of beneficiary: February 17, 2022
  • Start of classes: March 7, 2022
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