Vietnam

Hanoi Medical University (HMU), Hanoi, Vietnam

HMU is the oldest and largest health sciences university in Vietnam. HMU has a 400-bed general hospital, the affiliated Northern Center for Laboratory Quality Control, and is collaborating on seven NIH-funded studies. Along with US-based investigators, HMU’s Center for Research and Training on HIV/AIDS has developed expertise in HIV research and clinical care for men who have sex with men and injection drug users. Since 2013, Dr. L. Huong at the Institute for Preventive Medicine and Public Health has led a PEPFAR-funded Cooperative Agreement with the CDC to support capacity building for program evaluation on public health and HIV/AIDS. Faculty members at these centers and other departments have mentored many postdoctoral students from Vietnam, the US, Sweden, Japan, and other countries. Since 2011, with support from PEPFAR and SAMSA, HMU has partnered with UCLA’s Drs. Rawson and Larkin to create the Vietnam-HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Center, which is building human resources for addiction treatment in Vietnam (1UD1TI025911). In 2016, HMU began a new partnership with UCLA through a Fogarty-funded D43 training program on advanced epidemiological methods for Vietnamese scholars led by Dr L. Li (UCLA). HMU offers training focused on HIV/AIDS, STIs, antimicrobial resistance, substance use and mental health.

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