Vanderbilt Vaccine Center and Fundación INFANT Offer Field Experience

Thursday, May 2, 2013

By Jana Hall, taken from Institute for Global Health (News, 4/10/2013)

VU residents, medical students, and undergraduates can participant in biomedical research or clinical rotations in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Vanderbilt Vaccine Center and Fundación INFANT are partnering to offer an international field experience involving clinical research training and thorough insight on the healthcare system in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Open to Vanderbilt undergraduates, students in the School of Medicine, and residents, this program will provide participants with the opportunity to conduct biomedical translational research or pediatric rotations at hospitals and medical centers in Buenos Aires. The program will embed participants in a fully bilingual team of both local and U.S.- trained researchers and physicians.

While the focus of the program is scientific, students can take advantage of Spanish lessons, vibrant cultural offerings and excursions around the country.

Fundación INFANT is an Argentinean non-profit organization established in 2003 to translate laboratory findings into preventive and therapeutic medical interventions that promote pediatric health. Vanderbilt’s Cesar Milstein Professor of Pediatrics, Fernando P. Polack, M.D., serves as the director and was recently elected to the American Pediatric Society.

For information and application forms, click here.

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