Cardiovascular Research Training in Biostatistics, Aging and Policy in India (D71 Grant)
Countries: India, US
Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Project Director/Principal Investigator:
D. Prabhakaran (Centre for Chronic Disease Control)
Nikhil Tandon (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)
Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM (Northwestern University, site PI)
Mark Huffman, MD/MPH (Northwestern University)
Kiang Liu, PhD (Northwestern University)
Rob Murphy, MD (Northwestern University)
Cardiovascular (heart and vascular) diseases are the leading causes of death in India and typically afflict people at ages 10 years younger than in high-income countries. Recent increases in funding to research centers such as the Centre for Chronic Disease Control in New Delhi, India to study the distribution and determinants of cardiovascular diseases have not been matched by increases in local research capacity, especially in fields such as advanced cardiovascular biostatistics, cardiovascular health and aging, and cardiovascular health policy. This is an international research training planning grant to create a pre- and post-doctoral research training program, in partnership with Northwestern University and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India to address these needs.
In October 2012, D. Prabhakaran (pictured), of the Centre for Chronic Disease Control, and Nikhil Tandon, of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, came to Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to meet with various faculty. In addition to meeting with faculty, they presented a lecture on cardiovascular disease and lifecourse epidemiology in India and met with first year medical students to discuss ways to integrate global health experiences into their medical school training.
This page last updated Oct 15, 2012