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.
Research Training and Mentoring Program for Career Development of Faculty at Makerere University College of Health Sciences (NURTURE) - NIH/Fogarty International Center (awarded to Makerere University with CWRU as a collaborative partner; D43-TW010132)
- This second cycle of this training program funded to Makerere University’s College of Health Sciences and the Uganda Heart Institute with partnership from Case Western Reserve University focuses on two research and training areas within cardiovascular disease - HIV related cardiovascular disease and rheumatic heart disease. Senior faculty provides mentoring that includes teaching and clinical training activities with Makerere junior faculty members.