Thursday, January 19, 2017

Global Health: HIV Research in Russia

New opportunity for UVA undergraduate and graduate students to participate in global health research related to the Russian Federation for Spring and Summer 2017: 
Cross-grounds faculty have received an invitation from the U.S. Department of State in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Moscow to study what research activities in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have occurred over the last decade or are ongoing in the Russian Federation.

Brief outline of the Diplomacy Lab initiative: 
  • Understand the historical and cultural narratives that led to the current legal and political climate surrounding HIV research in Russia
  • Build a knowledge map of HIV research in Russia based on scientific publications and dissertations defended. Simply put, demonstrate who is studying what, where, and with whom. 
  • Engage with diverse faculty with public health, HIV, and Russian research backgrounds
  • Create a tangible product of immediate value to stakeholders in the US and Russian Federation
  • Work with Russian students from Moscow and present research findings to officials and policy makers in the U.S. Embassy Moscow
Expected Commitment: 
  • 3 hours per week during the spring semester working in a team of 3-4 students
  • 20 hours per week during 4-6 weeks in June / July
  • Graduate or undergraduate from any discipline related to public health / policy or Russian or Eastern European studies
  • At least one student with web design experience
  • Russian language fluency prioritized
February 3rd and 14th 
More information

Faculty Contact: 
Scott K. Heysell MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases and International Health
Phone: 434-243-9064