Sabin Vaccine Institute

The GW Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine (MITM) in collaboration with the Sabin institute have provided students with international research opportunities in Brazil since 2004. This elective is an opportunity for students to participate in patient-oriented research in hookworm vaccine clinical trial sites located in rural southeastern Minas Gerais State in Brazil. Students will participate in collecting blood and fecal samples from patients enrolled in hookworm vaccine studies, perform diagnostic examinations, and participate in data analysis. Knowledge of Portuguese is helpful for this elective.


Location: Minas Gerais, Brazil

Focus Areas: Medical Portuguese, Tropical Diseases and Hookworm Vaccine Research Trials