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Guyana Research in Injury and Trauma Training (GRITT) Program

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Funding Fogarty Program

Trauma and Injury

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Guyana Research in Injury and Trauma Training (GRITT) Program

Principal Institution

Columbia University Health Sciences

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Hoven, Christina W.

Project Contact Information

ch42@columbia.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2021-2026

Country

Guyana

Collaborators

University of Guyana; Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation; Accident and Emergency Department and Guyana Emergency Medical Service

Project Description

Although Guyana has the highest rates of morbidity burden in South America, much of it due to preventable death and disability resulting from suicide, violence, road accidents, and other traumas and injuries, the country lacks sufficient public health research capacity to effectively address these issues. The proposed Guyana Research in Injury and Trauma Training (GRITT) Program, a sister program to the Columbia (University) Center for Injury Science and Prevention (CCISP), is designed to support training within the University of Guyana, the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, the Accident and Emergency Department and Guyana Emergency Medical Services, and Columbia University, providing Guyanese scientists with the skills to conduct rigorous trauma/injury research. This training program is designed to prepare researchers to develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based trauma/injury prevention interventions specific to local needs, with the ultimate goal of improving the safety and longevity of the Guyanese people.

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