Common Fund's Global Health program supports biomedical research and training in chronic, non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, maternal-child health, mental health, emergency medicine, as well as in infectious diseases. The program includes two primary initiatives:
Program Highlights MEPI
A special supplemental issue of Academic Medicine on MEPI accomplishments contains 32 articles on progress by the program to revitalize and expand medical training in sub-Saharan Africa.
Read a summary of the supplement's articles from NIH's Fogarty International Center. Access the full supplement here.
MEPI Press Release: "African Medical Education is Being Transformed by US Program." Learn more about MEPI's accomplishments by reading the release here.
The May 2014 webinar: "Getting Published: The Rules of the Game" about the unique challenges associated with publishing in Health Professions/Medical Education journals is now available online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbwhkkXRvH8&feature=youtu.be&a
Visit the Voices of Change interactive post chronicling MEPI PIs and program accomplishments here..
Read the monthly MEPI Newsletter here
Program Highlights H3Africa
Press release: NIH Awards Two New Grants to Explore the Understand of Genomics Research in Africa." Both grants are part of the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) component of H3Africa. One of the grants will support a research project to understand cultural and language concepts of genomics in Nigeria. The other grant will support a project to determine Ethiopians' understanding of gene-environment interactions, with a goal of also increasing awareness about disease susceptibility. Read the press release here. View NIH Common Fund-supported Global Health grants here.
Learn more about the Five Step Grants Registration Process in the H3Africa Grants Registration Process Guide. View the meeting presentation slides here.
NEW! H3Africa Marker Paper on “Enabling the Genomic Revolution in Africa.” Learn how the NIH and the Wellcome Trust are working together to help African scientists apply genomic and epidemiological techniques in the study of diseases in Africa.
NIH-supported Component of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI): Research Career Development of African Junior Faculty will extend the activities supported under the original MEPI program by providing research training and mentored research opportunities for junior faculty in MEPI-supported African institutions. The goal is to increase the number of faculty with research expertise in order to build the next generation of African researchers. Read more about the plans for MEPI's future here.
Learn how multiple NIH programs – including the Common Fund Global Health program – are working synergistically with outside partners to build biomedical research capacity in Africa Read more . . .
The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) program announces $17 million in new awards to support genomics research, train genomic scientists, and build scientific infrastructure in Africa. Click the links below or visit the “PUBLICATIONS/NEWS” tab for more information.
Press Release AllAfrica News Article
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