Increasing capacity for environmental engineering in Salta, Argentina

Verónica B. Rajal, Alicia G. Cid, Mercedes C. Cruz, Hugo R. Poma, Dolores Gutierrez Cacciabue, Neli Romano, Norma B. Moraga, Jerold A Last

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Abstract

Background: The Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the United States National Institutes of Health includes the International Training and Research in Environmental and Occupational Health (ITREOH) Program. The "International Training Program in Environmental Toxicology and Public Health" Center, funded in 2002 is based at the University of California, Davis, and is part of the ITREOH group of Centers. It has major efforts focused at the public universities in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Salta, Argentina. Results: Training and research efforts in Salta begun in 2005 in the College of Engineering. A donated used real-time PCR machine was the starting point and the initial FIC support was instrumental to face other problems including physical space, research projects and grants, trainees, training, networking, and distractions/opportunities in order to develop local capacities in Environmental Engineering using modern methodology. After 6 years of successful work, the Salta center has become a reference Center in the field, and is still growing and consolidating. Conclusions: This program has had a significant impact locally and regionally. The model used in Argentina could be easily adapted to other fields or types of projects in Argentina and in other developing countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-19
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume56
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013

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Argentina
Environmental Health
Occupational Health
Research
Ecotoxicology
Uruguay
Occupational Groups
Organized Financing
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Developing Countries
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Public Health
Education

Keywords

  • Distance learning
  • Fogarty Center
  • Graduate education
  • Infectious disease
  • ITREOH program
  • Training grant
  • Water quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Rajal, V. B., Cid, A. G., Cruz, M. C., Poma, H. R., Cacciabue, D. G., Romano, N., ... Last, J. A. (2013). Increasing capacity for environmental engineering in Salta, Argentina. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 56(1), 11-19. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22044

Increasing capacity for environmental engineering in Salta, Argentina. / Rajal, Verónica B.; Cid, Alicia G.; Cruz, Mercedes C.; Poma, Hugo R.; Cacciabue, Dolores Gutierrez; Romano, Neli; Moraga, Norma B.; Last, Jerold A.

In: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 56, No. 1, 01.2013, p. 11-19.

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Rajal, VB, Cid, AG, Cruz, MC, Poma, HR, Cacciabue, DG, Romano, N, Moraga, NB & Last, JA 2013, 'Increasing capacity for environmental engineering in Salta, Argentina', American Journal of Industrial Medicine, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 11-19. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22044
Rajal, Verónica B. ; Cid, Alicia G. ; Cruz, Mercedes C. ; Poma, Hugo R. ; Cacciabue, Dolores Gutierrez ; Romano, Neli ; Moraga, Norma B. ; Last, Jerold A. / Increasing capacity for environmental engineering in Salta, Argentina. In: American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2013 ; Vol. 56, No. 1. pp. 11-19.
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