The VECD Consortium comprises four outstanding institutions—Vanderbilt (V), Emory (E), Cornell (C), and Duke (D)—with decades-long global partnerships with premier LMIC research institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Collectively, VECD’s well-funded research portfolio encompasses diverse and complementary topics in all relevant communicable and non-communicable diseases. VECD institutions and faculty have a long history of global engagement, investigative accomplishment and mentoring excellence, as demonstrated by high-impact global health discoveries by VECD trainees.
The VECD international partners are themselves outstanding research institutions based in low- and middle-income countries (including Botswana, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia). All sites conduct NIH-supported research and training and have published extensively in major journals. The VECD Global Health Fellows Consortium represents more than 100 faculty members from our U.S. and international collaborating institutions who serve as potential mentors for fellows.