The Michigan Center for Global Surgery seeks to provide financial support to facilitate resident involvement in research-focused solutions for major global health problems. The duration of the proposed research project should be approximately 4-6 weeks during Academic Development Time (ADT).
Proposed research projects must demonstrate that they are tackling a major health problem that addresses a need in the local community and are impactful. Additionally, the proposed projects must demonstrate that they are conducted in a culturally sensitive manner through solid, collaborative partnerships with local community members or organizations. Investigators will work with their partners to develop the research design, implementation, and reporting for the project.
Research projects should ideally take place in India, Ethiopia, or Ghana. These three countries have been identified by the Center for Global Surgery as key locations for international collaboration. However, certain exceptions may be granted if a clear partnership and a current collaborative environment with the host country are identified.
Residents will be required to turn in a 1-page abstract, including introduction, methods, results and conclusions, describing their progress at the end of their international research experience.