Importance of Building Research Capacity for Health in Disadvantaged Global Settings
Date/Time: 01 February 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Catherine M. Pirkle, Ph.D.
Speaker Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Office of Public Health Studies, School of Social Work
Venue: John A. Burns School of Medicine, Medical Education Building, Room 315
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Description: Northeast Brazil is characterized by large health and social disparities, with particularly negative impacts on women and children residing in the region. It is also a region of Brazil with very low health research capacity, including laboratory capacity. This presentation will describe the current state of health research capacity in the Rio Grande do Norte state of Northeast Brazil and the implications of this low capacity on major health concerns, including Zika virus infection. It will also provide a brief overview about a new project we are launching to improve health research capacity in the state.
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