Short Courses and Training Opportunities

Through our Global Strategic Information (GSI) group, we offer targeted intensive short courses and workshops based on individual country and institutional needs. In most cases, these courses and workshops employ a train-the‐trainer capacity-building approach with the intent of incorporating educational materials into the existing curriculum of the partner institution. These courses have been offered in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and Central Europe and have been taught in French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

We also have expertise in developing blended-learning (a combination of distance and face-to-face learning) courses for both short and long-term training formats offered in-country and/or at UCSF. Blended-learning courses include research methods, scientific writing, and responsible conduct of research. Our capacity-building approach allows for more participants at lesser expense, while also providing for direct faculty input, mentoring, and interaction with learners.

We have developed and facilitated courses in:

  • Biostatistics
  • Data management and analysis
  • Epidemiologic surveillance
  • Geographic information systems
  • Implementation science
  • Monitoring & evaluation
  • Research ethics
  • Research methods
  • Scientific writing
  • Systematic reviews

If you are interested in having us conduct a course in your location, please contact Heidi Frank.

Please visit our partner the WHO Collaborating Centre for HIV Strategic Information based at the Andrija Štampar School of Public Health for a list of upcoming short courses.

Training Opportunities

International Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies (ITAPS)

UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences in collaboration with the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and the Blood Systems Research Institute (BSRI) conducts the International Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies (ITAPS) program. Since 1988 the program has provided training in mentoring skills, scientific writing and grant writing, and conducting pilot research on the prevention of HIV transmission in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).

Educational program capacity development for strategic information and monitoring and evaluation (M&E)

GSI works with Uganda's Makerere University to develop cadres of Ugandan M&E experts well versed in planning, data quality assessments, data visualization, cohort analysis and overall data use for program improvement. This has resulted in well-trained local experts providing ongoing capacity development using UCSF-developed M&E workshop packages and tools.

Technical assistance to educational institutions

GSI offers technical assistance to host-country educational institutions to create or strengthen graduate degree programs in epidemiology and biostatistics, M&E and other areas of applied public health research and management.

Educational Videos

For more information about these resources, contact Heidi Frank.