The Uganda Research Training Collaborative allows students to explore real-world global health issues under the guidance of seasoned researchers. "For outsiders who want to become global health experts, there's no better way to learn than by partnering on projects with people around the world," says School of Public Health student Anna Stadelman who is participating in the collaboration. "The hope is that this project will improve our research skills while providing actual knowledge that will improve patients lives."
In this new video, hear from faculty, former trainees, and students from both the University of Minnesota and Makerere University about what mentorship means to them and how it advances the impacts of global health research.
The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility requests research proposals from faculty in the Academic Health Center for new studies in Uganda. The goals of these seed grants are to: 1) Seed new research studies by UMN faculty from the health sciences that have potential to attract future funding from external sources; Create a mechanism to involve students in faculty-led international research studies; Encourage interdisciplinary research across the health sciences; Support new partnerships between UMN faculty and collaborators at institutions in Uganda.
Over the coming months, teams of student researchers from the University of Minnesota and Makerere University will develop a proposal, create a research plan, gather at their study site in Uganda to conduct research, and write manuscripts for publication as part of their involvement in the Uganda Research Training Collaborative (URTC). This program pilot was launched in December by CGHSR with the goal of developing the next generation of global health researchers.