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Spatial analysis of American Visceral Leishmaniasis in Presidente Prudente: geographic approach environmental health

Grant number: 13/04206-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): June 30, 2013
Effective date (End): September 29, 2013
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography
Principal Investigator:Raul Borges Guimarães
Grantee:Patricia Sayuri Silvestre Matsumoto
Supervisor: José Seguinot Barbosa
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR), Puerto Rico  
Associated to the scholarship:12/03747-7 - Spatial Analysis of American Visceral Leishmaniasis in Presidente Prudente - Geographic Approach to Environmental Health, BP.MS


The intent of the internship in the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health is to analyze disease epidemic and its characterizations, through environmental and spatial analysis. The research will be carried out in a controlled manner, following a review of the procedures, techniques, approaches and activities that best fit the goals and contexts of regular research in Brazil. The knowledge gained from this stage may draw more possibilities of interpretation of the distribution and characteristics of American Visceral Leishmaniasis in the city of Presidente Prudente - SP, bringing a qualitative leap in the development of regular research and scientific production. (AU)

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