This 5-year training program in HIV-related transfusion medicine and hematology research trains blood bankers and hematologists to perform high-quality HIV research to address relevant research questions in South Africa. Training approaches are tailored to promising candidates at various levels on the research career ladder. The training and research opportunities range from short courses to PhD and postdoctoral fellowships, mini-grants to mentorships.

The HIV-related Transfusion Medicine and Hematology Research training program is open to South African professionals with leadership potential who are already working in transfusion medicine or hematology. Our overarching goal is to develop human research capacity to improve blood safety and the treatment of HIV-related hematologic diseases in South Africa.

Short Courses
Gain an introduction to research in courses given annually in South Africa

Medium-term Research Experiences
Improve your research skills in personally tailored internships

Degree Programs
Maximize your career options in hematology and transfusion medicine research with a Master's or PhD degree

Hematology Research Fellowship
Launch an academic career in hematology

Mentored Research
Learn about the types of research done by past and current students.

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The US National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center has awarded a training grant to a consortium including the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Vitalant Research Institute (VRI), the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) to develop in-country research capacity.

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Responsible conduct of research
Assure the highest standards of ethics in research

Mini grants
Gain funding for your own research project

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