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Centro de Investigaciones Tecnologías, Biomédicas y Medioambientales (CITBM)

The Center for Technological, Biomedical and Environmental Research (CITBM) is the first center of excellence funded by the Peruvian government. It aims to integrate of scientific research with technological development and innovation. The CITBM is a consortium led by the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) that includes other international universities, the Peru National Institute of Health, and up to three national private enterprises.

CITBM was the winning proposal of the contest convened by CONCYTEC in February 2014, whose final evaluation (November 2014) was carried out by a panel of international experts. With a multidisciplinary proposal that brought together researchers from different schools of the UNMSM to implement scientific research and develop technological innovations that increase the competitiveness and positioning of companies related to biomedicine, human and animal health and the protection and recovery of the environment, whose final impact is the well-being of the population in healthy forever. Their work links social and ecological needs with the solutions that scientific research and technological development in two lines of actions, the Biotechnology and Health line and the Water, Soil and Society line.

  • Length of rotation: Four weeks
  • Location: Lima or Iquitos, Peru
  • Language Requirement: Students must be able to communicate proficiently in Spanish (i.e. at least advanced-intermediate proficiency in the language)
  • Student level: M4s
  • How to apply: Complete the online application
  • Rotation areas: Infectious Diseases

Rotation Details

Feinberg students visiting CITBM will be able to complete an infectious disease rotation and learn about HIV/AIDS as well as TB, Typhoid, Hepatitis, etc. Two types of rotations are available, one at the CITBM Clinical Research Site base at the UNMSM that is funded by the US NIH to implement clinical trials for the HIV Vaccine Trial network and the HIV Prevention Trial Network to observe the different stages of the implementation of clinical trial; and the other at different referral hospitals in Lima and a Regional Hospital in Iquitos, the capital city of the Peruvian where it is more common to see cases Tropical Diseases. A maximum of two FSM students may visit per rotation period.

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Visiting students are recommended to stay in youth hostels or Airbnb apartment in the Miraflores district, which is a lively tourist district in the capital with many restaurants, stores, cafes and hotels.


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