A 2016 Global Health Seed Grant catalyzed a collaboration between University of Minnesota and Makerere University researchers to study vaccination barriers in Uganda. In 2018, the collaboration is still strong and growing, having built on the seed grant with a UMN Grand Challenges Exploratory Research Grant and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Grant, and continues to tackle issues relevant to adolescent and child health. Advance your global collaborations in our latest round of Global Health Seed Grants. CGHSR is requesting letters of intent by March 15 and proposals are due April 7, 2018.
The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR) requests proposals for new international health research projects in locations where the AHC maintains hubs of innovation or is actively exploring opportunities to advance new research and educational opportunities: East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America/Caribbean.
The goals of these seed grants are to:
This past summer, Amy Tran, a dual Pharm.D., M.P.H student, traveled to Uganda under the mentorship of Melanie Nicol, an assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy. Learn about Amy’s experience assisting in a clinical research project that stems from Dr. Nicole’s involvement with and seed grant from the AHC Uganda Hub.
Congratulations to our 2017-18 Global Health Faculty Travel Award Recipients!
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-18 round of Faculty Travel Award funding:
In January 2017, student researchers from Minnesota and Uganda were formed into teams as part of Uganda Research Training Collaborative (URTC). Together, they proposed small-scale research projects and have since been advancing their research plans. The URTC provides a rich opportunity for students from the U of M and partner institutions in Uganda to develop research skills.
For their study, "Effect of adherence and malnutrition on pharmacokinetics and virologic outcomes of atazanavir in HIV-infected adolescents," Team 4 will meet with HIV-positive teenagers and ask interview questions about medication use and nutrition status. The team will also measure drug levels to assess relationships between adherence, nutrition, and drug levels in adolescents.