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Since its inception, research has also been a mainstay of the EGSP in Ethiopia with numerous ongoing, prospective research studies in trauma and oncology epidemiology as well as a variety of other research projects. In addition to residents׳ clinical rotations in Ethiopia, where smaller scale research projects have been accomplished, 1 Emory surgery resident spent a dedicated research sabbatical in Ethiopia for an extended mentored clinical research experience. This was done with the support of a National Institutes of Health/Fogarty International Center Fogarty Global Health Fellowship administrated through the recently decentralized Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke (VECD) Consortium of Vanderbilt University, Emory University, Cornell University, and Duke University ( www.VECD.org , Training Grant #R25 TW009337). The project that was funded was a feasibility study establishing formal cancer registration in several urban and rural Ethiopian hospitals with the long-term goal of working toward improved cancer epidemiology in sub-Saharan Africa. For the project, a research committee composed of experts from several fields was recruited. The committee included representation from general surgery, surgical oncology, surgical education, public health, and epidemiology. The product of EGSP research in Ethiopia has been presented numerous times at local, national, and international surgical meetings with several manuscripts in preparation for publication.
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