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Northern Pacific Global Health Leadership, Education, and Development for Early-career Researchers (NPGH LEADERs)

The following grant was awarded by, is supported by, is administered by or is in partnership with the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Funding Fogarty Program

Global Health Fellows and Scholars/LAUNCH

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Northern Pacific Global Health Leadership, Education, and Development for Early-career Researchers (NPGH LEADERs)

Principal Institution

University of Washington

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Zunt, Joseph Raymond; Moyer, Cheryl A; Nerurkar, Vivek Ramchandra; Prasad, Shailendra

Project Contact Information

Email: jzunt@u.washington.edu

Project Website

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Northern/Pacific Global Health Research Fellows Training Consortium

Year(s) Awarded

2012-2022

Country

Cameroon; Ghana; India; Kenya; Liberia; Nepal; Peru; Thailand; Uganda

Collaborators

University of Hawaii
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota

NIH Partners

NINDS

Project Description

Over the past ten years, our consortium Universities in Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, and Washington have provided research training to 221 Fogarty Global Health Fellows and Scholars, who to date have generated 866 publications. This renewal will expand training activities aimed at increasing the likelihood of trainees becoming independent global health scientists and leaders. We have modified our consortium name to reflect this new emphasis: Northern Pacific Global Health Leadership, Education, And Development for Early-career Researchers (NPGH LEADERs). 

We propose to continue partnerships based in nine countries: Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Cameroon, Liberia, Peru, Thailand, Nepal, and India. To achieve our objective of developing the next generation of independent global health scientists and leaders, we will offer 12-month research and leadership training with the following specific aims:

  1. To ensure excellence in scientific inquiry, trainees will complete a comprehensive curriculum in global health research, including how to frame novel, relevant, and feasible scientific questions, prepare detailed scientific protocols, and plan for the implementation of a mentored research project in a low- or middle-income country.
  2. To address the challenges of research implementation in a low-resource setting, trainees will follow an explicit, expedited, supported, and mentored progression from research planning to pragmatic implementation and process management. 
  3. To prepare trainees for careers as independent scientists and to excel in both leadership and management, we will support trainees in development of individualized “road maps” to define the research, management and leadership skills necessary for their transition into independent investigators. 

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