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Cardiovascular Research Training in Nigeria (CeRTIN)

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Funding Fogarty Program

Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases and Disorders Research Training

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Cardiovascular Research Training in Nigeria (CeRTIN)

Principal Institution

Northwestern University at Chicago

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Huffman, Mark D;  Ojji, Dike Bevis

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University of Abuja, Nigeria

Project Description

The Cardiovascular Research Training in Nigeria (CeRTIN) program is a collaboration between Northwestern University and University of Abuja in Nigeria. The program will build capacity among Nigerians to lead multi-disciplinary cardiovascular implementation research studies, clinical trials, and outcomes research studies across the lifespan that are aligned with national (Nigeria, NIH) and international (UN Sustainable Development Goals, WHO Best Buys for Noncommunicable Diseases) areas. 

The program will leverage existing investments by NIH at both institutions to foster timely, relevant research using a contemporary, adult-learning theory-based approach that will strengthen collaborations between researchers at the University of Abuja and Northwestern University and into broader research networks.

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