The Brown AITRP trains and mentors scientists from partner sites in Cambodia, Ghana, India, Kenya, and the Philippines to help address the AIDS epidemic by providing masters level and doctoral degree training, as well as post-doctoral and shorter term research training. Brown University, Tufts University and the Miriam Hospital jointly operate this program. The training program is directed by Susan Cu-Uvin, MD and is supported by mentoring faculty from Brown and Tufts University.
The AITRP has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health- Fogarty International Center since 1993 (D43TW000237). Since the inception of the program, more than 125 clinical, laboratory, behavioral science and public health investigators interested in AIDS research have been trained. Collectively, their work has resulted in at over 100 peer-reviewed publications in the past five years. The trainees have assumed national leadership positions in their countries and several play significant roles in international clinical research networks.