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Sustainable Academic Capacity Building of Excellence through Research and Training Program (SACERT)

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

Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases and Disorders Research Training

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Sustainable Academic Capacity Building of Excellence through Research and Training Program (SACERT)

Principal Institution

University of California Los Angeles

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Wyatt, Gail E.; Kleintjes, Sharon Rose; Milburn, Norweeta Germaine; Simbayi, Leickness

Project Contact Information

gwyatt@mednet.ucla.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2021-2026

Country

South Africa

Collaborators

University of Cape Town; Human Sciences Research Council; Stellenbosch University; Walter Sisulu University

NIH Partners

NIMH

Project Description

The UCLA-South Africa Sustainable Academic Capacity Building for Excellence in Research Training (SACERT) builds on 14 years of research training of South African early career investigators and academic communities on chronic stress and non-communicable chronic mental health disorders including substance abuse, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder across the life course.

As an international collaboration between UCLA and 12 institutions in South Africa, including University of Cape Town, Human Sciences Research Council, Stellenbosch University, and Walter Sisulu University, SACERT's public health mission is to:

  1. increase the number of well-trained South African researchers and mentors in chronic stress and non- communicable chronic mental health;
  2. translate research findings into culturally congruent substance abuse and mental health treatment interventions and programs; and
  3. facilitate the building of sustainable community clinical and research capacity and university infrastructure that benefits South African people.

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