Center for International Health
The Center for International Health was established in 1978 by Richard Guerrant M.D as one of the four original Rockefeller Foundation supported programs. The Center is an integral part of the Infectious Diseases Program, with a focus on emerging enteric and protozoan infections, with both laboratory and field components of the research. Dr. Guerrant is the Principal Investigator for two major program projects in the Center: the NIH International Collaborations for Infectious Diseases Research (ICIDR) program project grant "Recognition and Expression of Tropical Infectious Diseases" and the NIH Tropical Medicine Research Centers (TMRC) "Pathogenesis and Therapy of Tropical Diseases".
The faculty of the Center (including preceptors R. Guerrant, E.
Houpt, B. Mann and W. Petri) also teach trainees in a growing
Travelers' Clinic, conduct international electives for students, and
have developed major international collaborations with the sister
institutions the Federal University of Ceara in the northeast of Brazil
and the University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana. The Center is
the home for the "International Training in Emerging Infectious
Diseases" NIH Training Grant which is exclusively for the training of