The ICOHRTA (International Clinical, Operational, and Health Services Research and Training Award) training program is an extension of I-TAPS through a partnership with the Centro de Estudos de AIDS do Rio Grande do Sul (CEARGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and with the Universidade Federale do Bahia (UFBA) in Salvador. It is funded by the Fogarty International Center. The main goal of the program is to provide self-sufficiency for research scientists in Brazil, to ensure that they are capable of designing and implementing AIDS intervention research, independently or in collaboration with U.S. investigators. This program is funded through April 2013.
Brazilian scientists are accepted into the I-TAPS program at UCSF as described here. Trainings in the host country take place at CEARGS and UFBA and are conducted in Portuguese. Brazilian collaborators work in conjunction with the Brazilian Ministry of Health, UNAIDS, CDC, and other partners to identify trainees in Brazil.
Last modified: October 17, 2012