Research and International Development Programs:
Community and Public Health in
Dates: May 13 –
Deadline: February 2, 2016
Research Program in
Chagas disease in Ecuador.
Dates: June 1 to July 11* (Programs vary from 2 to 6 weeks
Deadline: February 23, 2016*
*dates for 2016 are
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The CIDR is a cooperative project between
Catholic University of Ecuador and Ohio
conducts intramural research training of
undergraduate and graduate students, In
addition, we offer periodic training
courses to researchers, staff and
students from other institutions in the
Andean region, USA and Europe.
current facilities include biohazard
level I and II laboratories, a fully functional insectary
and a small animal facility.
Construction of a new building near
Quito is in progress.
Living” project is a long-term initiative that aims to
support socioeconomic development of rural communities as
the main tool for the control of Chagas
disease in the province of Loja in
holistic approach, this public health
strategy looks to prevent the
transmission of Chagas
and other diseases “associated with poverty” by facilitating
participatory processes of human development that are
sustainable and sustained by the people involved.
is supported by external research grants
from many institutions and individuals
that include The National Institutes of
Health (NIH), European Commission (FP7), Tropical Disease Research
and Training programee, World Health
Organization (TDR/WHO), the Pan American
Health Organization (PAHO), Institute
for Research and Development (IRD
France), the Ecuadorian Government,
Children's Heartlink, PLAN Internacional
Ecuador, among others.
efforts are also supported by the
generous contributions of individuals
via tax deductible donations to the OU