Myanmar Scholars Arrive at the University of Maryland Baltimore for Training in Research Ethics


    Five Myanmar scholars from the public universities in Myanmar arrived on September 15 at the University of Maryland Baltimore to begin their 3-week training in research ethics.  They include: Le Le Nyo Pout Pout, Su Mon Thwe, May Hnin Lai Oo, Cho Thet Khaing, and Nyein Su Aye.  They are being sponsored by University of Medicine 1 and University of Maryland Baltimore who are recipients of a Fogarty International Center/NIH grant, The purpose of the training is to develop individual and institutions capacity in research methodology, research ethics, and research integrity.  As part of this effort, University of Medicine 1 has developed a Diploma in Research Methodology and Research Ethics that will lead to a Master’s degree program.  The Myanmar scholars will receive training in scientific writing, critical thinking skills, public speaking skills, and teaching skills.  They will visit the National Institutes of Health, the Office of Human Research Protections, the Office of Research Integrity, and the Johns Hopkins University.  Following this training, the scholars will begin an online certificate degree in research ethics.