Vanderbilt Vaccine Center and Fundación INFANT Partner to Offer Field Experience
Posted by on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in News Posts.
The Vanderbilt Vaccine Center and Fundación INFANT are partnering to offer an international field experience involving clinical research training and thorough insight on the healthcare system in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Open to Vanderbilt residents, medical students and undergraduate students, this program will provide participants with the opportunity to conduct biomedical translational research or pediatric rotations at hospitals and medical centers in Buenos Aires. The program will embed students in a fully bilingual team of both local and U.S.-trained researchers and physicians.
While the focus of the program is scientific, students can take advantage of Spanish lessons, vibrant cultural offerings and excursions around the country.
Fundación INFANT is an Argentinean non-profit organization established in 2003 to translate laboratory findings into preventive and therapeutic medical interventions that promote pediatric health. Vanderbilt’s Cesar Milstein Professor of Pediatrics, Fernando P. Polack, M.D., serves as the director and was recently elected to the American Pediatric Society.