Universidad Espiritu Santo
SBU Advisor: Mark Sedler, M.D., M.P.H
International Site Supervisor: Oscar del Bruto, M.D. (Atahualpa)
UEES International Coordinator: Andrea Losada (Guayaquil)
The Universidad Especialidades Espiritu Santo is a private university located in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It is situated in a modern campus that includes a highly regarded faculty of medicine. Among the most distinguished faculty is neurologist, Dr. Oscar del Bruto, who founded the Atahualpa Project in a rural village located about three hours up the coast from Guayaquil, near the town of Salinas. The project has enrolled many of the local inhabitants in a longitudinal, multi-step, population-based study of risk factors for a number of prevalent diseases, especially cardiovascular disease. The Atahualpa Project has hosted a number of SB medical students for two month research fellowships that have resulted in numerous published outcomes.
Intermediate level of fluency in Spanish is required for participation.