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Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital-Bayero University Kano-Vanderbilt: Developing Future Leaders in Child Neurology and Epilepsy Research (ABV)

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Funding Fogarty Program

Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases and Disorders Research Training

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital-Bayero University Kano-Vanderbilt: Developing Future Leaders in Child Neurology and Epilepsy Research (ABV)

Principal Institution

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Trevathan, Edwin; Iliyasu, Zubairu

Project Contact Information

edwin.trevathan@vumc.org

Year(s) Awarded

2021-2026

Country

Nigeria

Collaborators

Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH);  Bayero University Kano (BUK)

NIH Partners

NINDS

Project Description

The urgent need for child neurology and epilepsy research focused on the low- and middle-income countries of Africa is illustrated by the genomic diversity of Africa, which exceeds the genomic diversity of the rest of the world combined, and the up-to-90% of children with epilepsy who remain undiagnosed and/or untreated in northern Nigeria. ABV will train a cadre of investigators from the six major cities of northern Nigeria, who long- term will form the first major child neurology and epilepsy research collaborative in Africa. Different levels of training designed to meet the needs of each junior investigator, ranging from a full-time training commitment to training to individual courses and focused mentoring, will be delivered.

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