The Fogarty International Center at NIH has sponsored multiple training grants awarded to Case Western Reserve University and the Uganda-CWRU Research Collaboration. Over 92 trainees from Uganda have participated in short-term and long-term degree programs through these Fogarty training grants since 1988, the start of the Uganda-CWRU Research Collaboration. These programs have contributed greatly to building capacity in Uganda by training Ugandan physicians, scientists and public health professionals at all levels.
Active Training Programs
Microbiology and Immunology Training for HIV and HIV-Related Research in Uganda (MITHU) - NIH/Fogarty International Center (D43-TW010319)
- This program focuses on a doctoral degree, biomedical training in basic microbiology and immunology to be applied to HIV and HIV/AIDS-related diseases research. The program's long-term goal is to strengthen the biomedical research capacity of major universities and medical schools in Uganda.
Strengthening Research Capacity in Innovative Global Health Technologies for Non-Communicable Diseases in Uganda (SIGHT) - NIH/Fogarty International Center (D43-TW012260)
- The SIGHT program has been designed with the long-term goal of building and strengthening the capacity of academic, public, private, and NGO institutions in Uganda to conduct biomedical engineering research, train biomedical engineers up to a PhD level and grow a local biomedical engineering industry based on local needs.