The PRC offers training opportunities in preventive health research to qualified applicants at its Griffin Hospital site in Derby, CT. These opportunities include:
- academic internships for graduate students or highly motivated undergraduate students in public health, nutrition, health sciences, or related fields
- informal volunteer experiences for students or recent graduates of academic programs or graduates of medical school
- rotations for Griffin Hospital medical residents in internal or preventive medicine
The training provides experience in applying skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom while working on research projects. Participants help PRC staff develop and implement community-based participatory research and/or clinical research projects focusing on nutrition, physical activity, and/or other aspects of chronic disease prevention. Most projects take place at Griffin Hospital, but some involve site visits in nearby communities.