Jean D'Amour is currently enrolled in Clinical research training program which is a two-year program consisting of a didactic curriculum and a mentored experience leading to a Master's of Science Degree in Clinical Research Methods.
Jean D'Amour current research project supported by AITRP aims at determining the Predictors of Metabolic Syndrome among HIV Infected and HIV Uninfected Women in the Rwanda Women's Interassociation Study and Assessment, RWISA. RWISA is a prospective observational cohort study, established in September 2004, with 936 HIV-infected and uninfected women enrolled from May 15-November 15, 2005 and followed till 2008.
Jean D'Amour's background as Physician and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology department at a young age, his volunteer internship as antiretroviral therapy patient care assistant in IntraHealth International/HIV-AIDS Clinical Service Program (HCSP), his work as Clinical Investigator in HIV/AIDS with TRAC Plus, his volunteer work in different community based projects and primarily HIV-related projects and his active participation in both national and international conferences all potentially brought him into HIV/AIDS clinical related research and a unique position of being able to work closely with his local community upon arrival in his country.
After completing his training at Einstein, he plans to continue with further training in Clinical field and at the same time using research skills to identify research questions, publishing his research and inspiring young AIDS researchers in Rwanda.