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Increasing capacity for environmental engineering in Salta, Argentina.

Authors
Rajal-VB; Cid-AG; Cruz-MC; Poma-HR; Gutierrez Cacciabue-D; Romano-N; Moraga-MB; Last-JA
Source
Am J Ind Med 2013 Jan; 56(1):11-19
NIOSHTIC No.
20042977
Abstract
Background: The Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the United States National Institutes of Health includes the International Training and Research in Environmental and Occupational Health (ITREOH) Program. The "International Training Program in Environmental Toxicology and Public Health" Center, funded in 2002 is based at the University of California, Davis, and is part of the ITREOH group of Centers. It has major efforts focused at the public universities in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Salta, Argentina. Results: Training and research efforts in Salta begun in 2005 in the College of Engineering. A donated used real-time PCR machine was the starting point and the initial FIC support was instrumental to face other problems including physical space, research projects and grants, trainees, training, networking, and distractions/opportunities in order to develop local capacities in Environmental Engineering using modern methodology. After 6 years of successful work, the Salta center has become a reference Center in the field, and is still growing and consolidating. Conclusions: This program has had a significant impact locally and regionally. The model used in Argentina could be easily adapted to other fields or types of projects in Argentina and in other developing countries.
Keywords
Training; Education; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupational-health; Environmental-health; Public-health; Health-science-personnel; Medical-research; Racial-factors; Information-processing; Information-systems; Administration; Infectious-diseases; Water-analysis; Water-purification; Author Keywords: Fogarty Center; ITREOH program; infectious disease; water quality; distance learning; training grant; graduate education
Contact
Veronica B. Rajal, PhD, Instituto de Investigaciones para la Industria Qui¤mica, INIQUI-CONICET, Argentina
CODEN
AJIMD8
Publication Date
20130101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
vbrajal@gmail.com
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
B20130805
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0271-3586
Source Name
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
State
CA
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