Molecular Signatures of Gastric Carcinogenesis in the Host Response to H. pylori; Project 3 of P01 grant

Gastric adenocarcinoma is the leading infection-associated cancer and third most common cause of global cancer mortality. Helicobacter pylori infects over half of the world’s population and up to 85% of persons residing in developing nations, yet prevention programs and biomarkers are lacking to identify high risk strains and to manage patients with precancerous lesions.

Sites in Honduras and Nicaragua are managed by Doug Morgan

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Keith Wilson [Email]

Pasto, Colombia; Copan, Honduras; Tela, Honduras; León, Nicaragua


Other Faculty: Doug Morgan

Program Type


Funding Type



Central and South America

Global Health Topics

Basic Sciences, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Public Health


Undergraduate students; Graduate students (non-clinical); Medical students (MD); Post-doctoral students, residents, or trainees; Faculty members

Program Length

Flexible, depending on the individuals interests and needs

VU Affiliation

The program is affiliated with Vanderbilt.


The program does not have a language requirement.