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UNZA-Vanderbilt Training Partnership for HIV-NCD Research (UVP-2)

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

Fogarty HIV Research Training

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

UNZA-Vanderbilt Training Partnership for HIV-NCD Research (UVP-2)

Principal Institution

University of Zambia

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Mutale, Wilbroad; Heimburger, Douglas Corbett

Project Contact Information

dean-medicine@unza.zm

Year(s) Awarded

2015–2026

Country

Zambia

Collaborators

Vanderbilt University
University of the Witwatersrand
Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA)

Project Description

Millions of persons with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are now surviving for decades on treatment but are devel-oping chronic non-communicable disease complications that require new science and new directions in prevention, detection, and treatment. The University of Zambia (UNZA)-Vanderbilt HIV Research Training Partnership (UVP) has been extremely successful, achieving all its aims including supporting 11 UNZA Ph.D. students, evaluating and facilitating a new structure for the UNZA Ph.D. Program, and hosting two UNZA Visiting Faculty Scholars at Vanderbilt. 

We will deepen and extend the impact of UVP in catalyzing UNZA's research capacity by shifting the grant's primary leadership to UNZA, training five UNZA Ph.D. students and four postdoctoral scientists, implementating UNZA's new postdoctoral fellowship program, adding two South-South partnerships with the University of the Witwatersrand and the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA), and establishing a Biostatistics Support Core service at UNZA.

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