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  • Locations: Albany, NY, United States;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Non-UAlbany applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Subjects Available: Public Health Credit Load: 0
Exchange Program: No Research Opportunity: Yes!
Internship Opportunity: No Language of Instruction: English
Partner University: People's Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China Program Advisor: Moody, Rachel
Program Description:

University at Albany / People's Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China

Academics | Faculty | Accommodations | Costs | Eligibility | Excursions | Scholarships | Testimonials | Contact | Location | Duration | Overview
Founded in 1844, the University at Albany is New York State's oldest publicly founded university. Located in New York’s capital city, it is the premier public research University in the Capital Region and offers a world of opportunity to over 17,300 students, including 1,800 international students from more than 90 countries. UAlbany's location in the state capital of New York provides students with limitless opportunities for public service and research through which you can gain experience, test your skills, and prepare to launch brilliant careers. The excellence of a UAlbany education is recognized by many independent sources. UAlbany is ranked among the top universities in Forbes’ “America’s Best Public Colleges,” and U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks many of our graduate programs among the top 50 in the United States, including clinical psychology, criminal justice, library and information studies, public affairs, public health, sociology, and social work.
Academics The School of Public Health is a unique partnership between the New York State Department of Health and the University at Albany and offers an education based on cutting-edge research and practice-based experience.  The School creates educational, research and public health opportunities for students and professionals to actively address today’s most critical global health problems and “Advance Health Locally and Around the World.”

Research Training Program on Reproductive Health and Major Birth Defects – Summer 2018

Topic of Training:
Research training on the influence of environmental factors on reproductive health, major birth defects, and cancer.

Training Objectives or Contents:
  1. Learn the literature and basic research methods to study the influence of major environmental factors on reproductive health and cancer
  2. Understand how environmental factors interact with each other on these health outcomes
  3. Systematically study clinical epidemiology, including epidemiologic methods in medicine, medical statistics, clinical research design to identify pathogenesis, treatment and prognosis of infertility or cancer, or etiology of adverse reproductive outcomes and birth defects
  4. Learn how to conduct multidisciplinary, collaborative research
  5. Learn how to translate research findings to clinical practice and public health practice
Training Format:
Lectures, group discussion and exercise, homework, presentation, quizzes and final examination. Project-based learning methods will also be used by asking each physician to design a real study, which can be implemented when they go back to their home country.
Faculty The School of Public Health faculty is comprised of some 40 university-based, full-time faculty and over 125 faculty who have primary appointments at the Department of Health.
  • Dr. Bloom (Associate Professor) has extensive experience on infertility research and he has taught the “Reproductive Epidemiology” course at UAlbany for many years.
  • Dr. Bell (Associate Professor) has led a large NIH grant aiming to follow up with fetuses born through IVF technology, as well as being the primary teacher for the course “Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology”.
  • Dr. Nasca (Professor) is an expert in cancer epidemiology and has extensive teaching experience.
  • Dr. Lin (Professor) has over 25 years of experience assessing environmental influences on various diseases and birth defects.
    • Doctors Lin and Nasca have experience on research translation through their prior careers at the NYS Department of Health.
  • Dr. Appleton’s (Assistant Professor) research interests include developmental origins of disease, psychosocial adversity, epigenetics, and cardiovascular epidemiology.  She teaches core courses and specialized topics in epidemiology at UAlbany.
Accommodations Housing is included as part of the program. You will reside in apartments on the University at Albany campus and in hotels for the latter part of the program. 

All transportation will be provided. 
Costs Students from the University of Costa Rica should contact their program coordinator for information regarding program costs.
Eligibility  PHGZAR must recommend you to UAlbany. UAlbany faculty will review the CVs and interview the candidates selected by PHGZAR. Questions about the terms of the agreement between your institution and UAlbany should first be addressed to your institution. 
I have been selected by my home campus, now what?

If you were selected by your home campus and UAlbany, you  may apply using the "Apply" button on this page. Your  application will be processed by the Center for International Education & Global Strategy at UAlbany. 

Entry Requirements

If you are not eligible to participate in the ESTA visa waiver program, a visa may be required. Please contact your home institution for more information regarding the visa application process.
Excursions Not Applicable         
Scholarships Not Applicable
Testimonials Not Applicable
Contact To learn more about this program, please contact the CIEGS program advisor.

Contact Information

Tel: (518) 591-8172
Office Location

Education Abroad Office
Center for International Education and Global Strategy
University at Albany
Science Library- G40
Location New York is world-famous for culture, the arts, media, business, history, entertainment, fashion, international diplomacy, theater and world-class universities. When studying at the University at Albany, in New York capital city, you will have access to a wide range of exciting opportunities in a city rich with opportunity!  Albany's 400 year history and heritage have shaped the City's urban footprint, complementing its natural setting along the waterfront and its reflection of historic architecture, major institutions, mixed neighborhoods, and diversity of residents. Our campus is in the center of New York's fast-growing TechValley, a hotbed of Research and Development, business, and entrepreneurial activity.

The Capital Region, as Albany is known, is home to 20 universities and colleges, 65,000 students, and nearly 800,000 people. The region is also a vibrant center for culture and entertainment. Among its attractions are the New York State Museum and Library and the Times Union Center, a major Northeast entertainment and sports venue. Exploring the city and its many festivals, or getting out into nature, are very much a part of the experience of the Albany region. We are fortunate to admire four different seasons and all that they bring with them!  Our campus is within reach of exceptional skiing, snowboarding, and hiking in the Adirondack, Catskill, and Berkshire mountains, areas famed for recreational and cultural opportunities.

In addition, Albany's central location makes travel to New York City (only 135 miles away), Montreal, and Boston easy, making your access to resources and activities unlimited!  Both Niagara Falls and Washington D.C. are within a day's distance too! You will find that Albany offers you the strategic advantage of all city life has to offer, without the big city expenses, in beautiful and scenic surroundings.  Welcome to your home away from home.

Traveling to Albany

Airport Information

Many of our international students arrive in the U.S. at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York City or Newark (EWR) International
Airport in New Jersey.  If you are coming from Asia, we advise you to book your flight through Chicago (ORD), Detroit (DTT), or other airports with good connections to Albany. If you are continuing by airplane to Albany, use only a direct, non-stop connecting flight from your arrival airport to Albany. 

If you arrive at one of the New York City or New Jersey airports, you have to plan your own transportation to Albany.  Further information regarding travel to Albany is available here.

Train information

The Amtrak station is 15 minutes from campus and is easily accessible from NYC. Further information regarding train travel to Albany is available on the Amtrak website.

General Travel Advice

Further information regarding travel to Albany is available here.
Duration Program Dates: Summer 2018

July 3-4: Arrival to Albany, New York 
July 5: Program Begins
August 31: Depart for Guangzhou, China
Overview The University at Albany enrolls students in nine degree-granting schools and colleges including its Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity; the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy; and its Schools of Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Public Health, and Social Welfare. 

The Campuses

The Uptown Campus, the University’s main campus, is located at 1400 Washington Avenue in Albany, and has been described as “a distinctive work of modern art.” Home to many of the University's Schools and Colleges, including the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, and the Schools of Business, Criminal Justice, and Education. 

Uptown Campus

The Uptown Campus also features the Performing Arts Center, the University Art Museum, and the Campus Center. The hub of student activity, the Camps Center includes lounges, meeting and dining rooms, a ballroom, a cafeteria, banking facilities, a convenience store, a Barnes & Noble bookstore, and a variety of both fast-food and healthy food options.

Outdoor recreational facilities include lighted tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, and several multipurpose playing areas, including a turf field for student recreational and intramural use. Indoor athletic facilities are dominated by the SEFCU Arena. With an arena seating capacity of nearly 4,800, the facility is home to NCAA Division I Great Dane basketball, and also houses a running track, a modern fitness center, a fully equipped athletic training complex. The Physical Education Center includes a pool, locker rooms, weight and wrestling rooms, a dance studio, and basketball, handball and squash courts. The facilities also include a 8,500-seat multi-sports stadium, home to football and men's and women's soccer.

Downtown Campus

The Downtown Campus, located at 135 Western Avenue in Albany, served from 1909-66 as the main campus. It houses the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, the School of Criminal Justice, and the School of Social Welfare, as well as the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Health Sciences Campus

The Health Sciences Campus, a former pharmaceutical complex located at One University Place in Rensselaer, is one of the region's booming bioscience research and high-tech centers. Its academic anchor is the School of Public Health, and its research facilities include the Cancer Research Center, home to the Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics, and the Center for Functional Genomics.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 06/29/2018
06/30/2018 07/05/2018 08/31/2018
NOTE: Program dates are subject to change.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.