ASCEND Research Network Recruiting Students for Next Training Cycle

The Asian Collaboration for Excellence in Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Control (ASCEND) Research Network is seeking students for its next training cycle.  ASCEND provides high quality research training to "early career" researchers and/or health professionals from countries in Asia. 

The program uses a combination of face-to-face teaching, online web-based learning, peer support and mentoring methods which allow trainees to participate from wherever they are in the world. 

Monash University Australia and its institutional partners in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, and the USA is funded by a Millennium Promise Award from the Fogarty International Centre of the US National Institutes of Health to support the development of an Asian non-communicable disease research network over five years (2010-2014). The program was launched in June 2011 at Monash University, Sunway Campus, with 25 trainees from Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia and China.

The second cohort of trainees for this US NIH-funded research training program will begin in June, 2012. The deadline for applications is early February.

Read more about the ASCEND training program.

Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and associated complications are among the fastest growing causes of disease burden throughout Asia. The UN General Assembly in 2011 recognized the need for urgent global action to strengthen capacity for quality research and development toprevent and control NCDs.