Collection Number: 40217

Collection Title: Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997

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Size 13.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 10800 items)
Abstract The Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was established in 1986 as the fourth training center in the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN). INCLEN was created in 1980 as a project of the Rockefeller Foundation and became an independent organization in 1982. It sought to improve health care in the developing world by training clinicians from developing nations in research methods and sending them back to their home countries to conduct research in Clinical Epidemiology Units (CEUs). The Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Centers (also called Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Centers), or CERTCs, coordinated with the CEUs at INCLEN member institutions, and each CERTC received reports from and provided input to the CEUs. The CERTC at UNC-Chapel Hill was administratively part of the School of Medicine but worked in close collaboration with the School of Public Health. In the mid-to-late 1990s, INCLEN underwent a reorganization, after which responsibility for training was transferred to medical schools in the developing countries. Funding for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill CERTC's training program ended as of 30 June 1997. Correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, conference proceedings, and other materials related to the administration and activities of the Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and its relations with the Executive Office of the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN), other Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Centers (CERTCs), and Clinical Epidemiology Units (CEUs) around the world. Records directly related to the UNC-Chapel Hill program include annual reports; budgets and financial materials; program descriptions and publicity; and curriculum committee records. Also included are agendas, programs, and other materials related to the annual meetings of INCLEN and its regional subgroups; and correspondence and reports related to two INCLEN advisory committees. There are also numerous files concerning the activities of CEUs in developing countries, including site visit reports and other documents, as well as reports and program descriptions of other CERTCs.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40217, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Transferred from the Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center in July 1997 (Records transfer 19970724.1).
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The Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was established in 1986 as the fourth training center in the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN). INCLEN was created in 1980 as a project of the Rockefeller Foundation and became an independent organization in 1982. It sought to improve health care in the developing world by training clinicians from developing nations in research methods and sending them back to their home countries to conduct research in Clinical Epidemiology Units (CEUs). The Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Centers (also called Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Centers), or CERTCs, coordinated with the CEUs at INCLEN member institutions, and each CERTC received reports from and provided input to the CEUs. The CERTC at UNC-Chapel Hill was administratively part of the School of Medicine but worked in close collaboration with the School of Public Health. In 1993, it was responsible for coordinating CEU programs in Chile, Colombia, India, Nairobi, and Uganda.

In the mid-to-late 1990s, INCLEN underwent a reorganization, after which responsibility for training was transferred to medical schools in the developing countries. Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Centers in the United States and Canada became part of a regional network known as CanUSACLEN. They no longer provided training but continued to engage in research projects and to collaborate with other INCLEN regional networks. Funding for the CERTC training program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ended as of 30 June 1997.

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Correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, conference proceedings, and other materials related to the administration and activities of the Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and its relations with the Executive Office of the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN), other Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Centers (CERTCs), and Clinical Epidemiology Units (CEUs) around the world. Records directly related to the UNC-Chapel Hill program include annual reports; budgets and financial materials; program descriptions and publicity; and curriculum committee records. Also included are agendas, programs, and other materials related to the annual meetings of INCLEN and its regional subgroups; and correspondence and reports related to two INCLEN advisory committees. There are also numerous files concerning the activities of CEUs in developing countries, including site visit reports and other documents, as well as reports and program descriptions of other CERTCs.

Records are arranged in the order received and original file titles have been retained in most cases. Dates given are approximate.

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10800 items.
Box 1

Addis Ababa University #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 1

Correspondence, annual reports, meeting minutes, site visit reports, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia.

Makerere University #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 1

Correspondence, annual reports, meeting minutes, site visit reports, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.

University of Zimbabwe #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 1

Correspondence, annual reports, meeting minutes, site visit reports, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare, Zimbabwe.

University of Nairobi #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 1

Correspondence, annual reports, meeting minutes, site visit reports, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the University of Nairobi in Kenya.

Suez Canal University #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 1

Correspondence, annual reports, meeting minutes, site visit reports, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at Suez Canal University in Egypt.

University of Yaounde #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 1

Correspondence, annual reports, meeting minutes, site visit reports, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the University of Yaounde in Cameroon.

West China University of Medical Sciences #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 1

Correspondence, annual reports, meeting minutes, site visit reports, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the West China University of Medical Sciences in Chengdu, China.

Shanghai Medical University #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 1

Correspondence, annual reports, and meeting minutes regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at Shanghai Medical University in China.

Box 2

Shanghai Medical University #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 2

Site visit reports and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at Shanghai Medical University in China.

Gadjah Mada University #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 2

Correspondence, annual reports, site visit reports, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia.

University of the Philippines #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 2

Correspondence, annual reports, site visit reports, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the University of the Philippines in Manila, Philippines.

Chulalongkorn University #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 2

Correspondence, annual reports, site visit reports, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

Khon Kaen University #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 2

Correspondence, annual reports, site visit reports, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at Khon Kaen University in Thailand.

Mahidol University #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 2

Correspondence, annual reports, site visit reports, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at Mahidol University in Sriraj, Thailand.

Indian Regional Group #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 2

Correspondence, agenda, and related materials regarding India Regional Group conferences.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 2

Correspondence regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India.

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All India Institute of Medical Sciences #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 3

Meeting minutes, reports, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India.

King George's Medical College #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 3

Correspondence, site visit reports, meeting minutes and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the King George Medical College in Lucknow, India.

Madras Medical College #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 3

Correspondence, annual reports, site visit reports, meeting minutes and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at Madras Medical College in India.

Government Medical College #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 3

Correspondence, annual reports, site visit reports, meeting minutes, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at Government Medical College in Nagpur, India.

College of Medicine #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 3

Correspondence, annual reports, site visit reports, meeting minutes, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the College of Medicine in Trivandrum, India.

Christian Medical College #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 3

Correspondence, annual reports, site visit reports, meeting minutes, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India.

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 3

Annual reports, site visit reports, meeting minutes, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogota, Colombia.

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Hospital General de Mexico #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 4

Correspondence, annual reports, site visit reports, meeting minutes, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the General Hospital of Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico.

Instituto Nacional de Nutricion #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 4

Annual reports, meeting minutes, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at National Institute of Nutrition in Mexico City, Mexico.

Universidad Federal #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 4

Correspondence, annual reports, site visit reports, meeting minutes, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

University of Chile #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 4

Correspondence, annual reports, site visit reports, meeting minutes, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the University of Chile in Santiago, Chile.

Escola Paulista de Medicina #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 4

Correspondence, annual reports, site visit reports, meeting minutes, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the Escola Paulista de Medicina, Federal University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.

Universidad de la Frontera #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 4

Correspondence, annual reports, site visit reports, meeting minutes, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the University of the Frontier in Tecumo, Chile.

Universite Claude Bernard #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 4

Correspondence, site visit reports, meeting minutes, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at Claude Bernard University in Lyon, France.

West Indies, 1996 #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 4

Includes proposal to establish Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the University of the West Indies.

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International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN): Annual meetings, 1983-1994 #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 5

Correspondence, meeting minutes, agendas, programs, and other related materials regarding the International Clinical Epidemiology Network annual meetings.

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International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN): Annual meetings, 1996-1997 #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 6

Correspondence, meeting minutes, agendas, programs, and other related materials regarding the International Clinical Epidemiology Network annual meetings.

International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN): Regional meetings, 1993-1996 #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 6

Conference programs, reports, abstracts, resolutions, and other related records regarding the meetings of the regional groups of the International Clinical Epidemiology Network. Regional groups include the African Regional Group, the Indian Regional Group, the Latin American Regional Group, and the South East Asian Regional Group.

International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN): Executive Committee meetings, 1985-1996 #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 6

Agendas, minutes, reports, memoranda, and other related records of the International Clinical Epidemiology Network's executive advisory committee. The committee appears to have been known as the program committee until 1991.

International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN): Executive Advisory Committee, 1985-1991 #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 6

Agendas, minutes, reports, memoranda, and other related materials of the executive advisory committee. The committee appears to be an earlier incarnation of the program committee.

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International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN): Publications, 1989-1991, undated #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 7

Correspondence, draft articles, and finished articles regarding the network's research and activities.

International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN): Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Centers, 1986-1993 #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 7

Correspondence, annual reports, program descriptions, and other related records regarding Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Centers at the University of New Castle in Australia, McMaster University in Canada, the University of Toronto, and the University of Pennsylvania. Correspondence often concerns International Clinical Epidemiology Network fellows and the scheduling of site visits to participating Clinical Epidemiology Units.

International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN): Executive Office materials, 1987-1996 #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 7

Correspondence, reports, and related materials from the executive office. Reports include two in-depth reports regarding the first ten years of the network and provide background and context to the project. There are also materials related to the criteria for scoring and selecting abstract submissions for inclusion in the annual meeting. Also included are schedules of site visits and site visit report forms.

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International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN): Executive Office materials, 1987-1996 #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 8

Correspondence, reports, and related materials from the Executive Office. Of particular note are materials related to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's evolving role in the network, including assisting other Clinical Epidemiology Units make the transition to training centers.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Annual reports, 1988-1995 #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 8

Reports of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center activities.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Administrative records, 1989-1996 #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 8

Meeting agendas, meeting minutes, correspondence, and other related materials regarding the Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Budget materials, 1990-1996 #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 8

Correspondence, budget preparation materials, grant reporting records, and other related materials regarding the finances of the Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Faculty retreats, 1991-1996 #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 8

Includes faculty meeting minutes of the Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Fellowship/Preceptor relationship, 1988-1990 #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 8

Correspondence and policies regarding the professional relationship between International Clinical Epidemiology Network fellows and preceptors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Program description #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 8

Includes a description of the International Clinical Epidemiology Network program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other related materials.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Public relations, 1986-1994 #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 8

Correspondence, press releases, and newspaper clippings regarding activities of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center (CERTC). Includes correspondence with the UNC-Chapel Hill News Bureau regarding copy to use when writing press releases about the CERTC.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Curriculum, 1986-1995 #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 8

Correspondence, reports, and related materials regarding the curriculum offered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center. Subjects include biostatistics and essential research.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Curriculum, 1986-1995 #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 9

Correspondence, reports, and related materials regarding the curriculum offered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center. Subjects include ethics, health economics, the social sciences, and other short courses.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Committee materials #40217, Series: "Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1983-1997." Box 9

Correspondence and related materials regarding the curriculum offered at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Clinical Epidemiology Resource and Training Center, and the management curriculum offered throughout International Clinical Epidemiology Network members.

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