training program will be given direction by the Program
Advisory Committee (PAC).
Members of the
PAC include key stake holders such as government, industry, community members (Nine
Circles, aboriginal community, etc), non-profit sector, academia, our international
partners and three of our trainees. The Management Committee is composed of the leadership of the training program (Drs. Fowke, Wylie and Mignone); international site representatives (Drs. Rojas, Oyugi and Krishnamurthy); Program Coordinator (Natasha Hollett); and several trainee representatives. The trainees and mentors are organized by Training Sites (Winnipeg, Bangalore, Medellin and Nairobi). The exchange of knowledge between mentors and trainees takes the form for their major research project, major courses, learning visits, practica and Infectious Minds meetings. Trainees are represented on the PAC, Management Committee and the trainee-dominated Curriculum Advisory Committee, which reviews the curriculum and makes suggestions for changes and improvements. The NCCID will coordinate knowledge translation, the Centre for Global Public Health will lead the global health agenda and the Centre for Aboriginal Health Research will provide direction on aboriginal health topics.
Figure: Management structure of the International Infectious Disease and Global
Health Training Program.