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Announcing Potential Host Sites and Projects: 2015 UCLA Blum Center Summer Scholars Program in Latin America 


 The UCLA Blum Center is pleased to announce the following potential project and host organization opportunities as part of our Summer Scholars Program in Latin America.

Outstanding graduate student applicants to the program will be selected for interviews in late February. As part of our selection process, we look to find a potential match between the skills and research interests of applicants and the needs and project demands of prospective host organizations. As our application and selection process progresses, we will continue to identify additional potential host sites and projects. 

To learn more about the UCLA Blum Center Summer Scholars program and to apply by our February 23rd deadline, visit our website. Contact UCLA Blum Center Coordinator Jenny Binstock with any questions, at jbinstock@conet.ucla.edu.

Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, A.C. (CIDE)

Location: Mexico City or Aguascalientes, Mexico

Potential research areas: International Studies, Law, Political Science, Economics, Public Administration, History

For more information about participating faculty and research areas, visit our website.

 

FNE International

Location: León, Nicaragua

Potential research areas: community health, intimate partner violence, access to health services

For more information about FNE International, visit their website and read about past UCLA Blum Summer Scholar projects with the organization.

 

Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS)

Location: Cuernavaca, Mexico

Potential research areas: Family planning and reproductive health; domestic violence; adolescent health; HPV and cervical cancer; liver disease; nutrition, obesity and health, and; chronic diseases including diabetes, heart diseases, and cancer.

For more information on the IMSS internship program, visit our website.

 

Project SEMILLA (Strengthening Emergency Medicine, Investing in Learners in Latin America) and partners: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua and the national association of emergency physicians of Nicaragua (AMENic)

Location: León, Nicaragua

Potential research areas: survey of First Aid course participant skill utilization and perspectives on course curriculum

For more information about the project, visit our website.

 

Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative

Location: Panama City, Panama

Potential research areas: maternal and child health, program monitoring and evaluation

For more information about the Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative, visit their website and read about past UCLA Blum Summer Scholar projects with the organization.

 

World Vision International

Potential locations: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica

Potential research areas: nutrition, maternal and child health, regional program evaluation and communications

For more information about World Vision International and their Global Health Fellows Program, visit the website.