Women ASPIRE - Kickstarting ASPIRE's Research Study in Jordan during a January 2017 Trip

Over the course of three days in January, the ASPIRE team – comprised of faculty and staff from CUSSW, CU Global Center Amman, University of Jordan, and Jordan Health Aid Society international – worked together to plan for the Women ASPIRE study.

The team visited five clinics and decided which clinics to include in the Women ASPIRE study. In addition, the team gathered information from the clinics to help determine our recruitment and enrollment strategy for the study. These pieces of information will help the development of the upcoming IRB protocol. 

While in Jordan, Dr. Dasgupta gave a lecture to medical students at the University of Jordan on research ethics “Ethical conduct of research: practical considerations in behavioral research,” to approximately 20-25 students. After the lecture, she conducted a workshop to help students complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training (“Human Subjects Protection SBR” course).

After the workshop, Drs. Abu-Hassan, Dasgupta, Jaber, and Khadra interviewed 11 medical students for research assistant and research project coordinator positions for Women ASPIRE.

At the end of the three-day visit, the Women ASPIRE team met to discuss information learned from the visits, and then made next steps. Learn more about ASPIRE’s work in Jordan and the ongoing Women ASPIRE research study on our Where We Work Page.