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University of Zambia School of Medicine (UNZA) delegation visits Vanderbilt

VIGH welcomed a delegation of colleagues and friends from the University of Zambia School of Medicine (UNZA). Faculty and staff across VUMC met with the group to discuss current programs and future collaborations. UNZA has been a VIGH university partner for nearly 25 years. The UNZA delegation included Prof. Annie Lungowe Sikwibele, Acting Vice Chancellor, Mr. Kennedy Msusa, Secretary to the Vice Chancellor, Head of Alumni Relations and Advancement, Mrs. Patricia Sakala, Manager of the International Link Office, and Dr. Selestine Nzala, Department Head of Medical Education Development.

Back-to-back training events at Vanderbilt and in Nigeria

VIGH faculty and staff recently facilitated and hosted courses and workshops for several training programs. The Global Research Administration Practicum (GRASP) Program, developed by grant administrators from VIGH, welcomed 17 grant administrators from Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and South Africa to Vanderbilt for a three-week training practicum in October and November. In October, the Vanderbilt Institute for Research Development and Ethics (VIRDE) program welcomed 11 medical and public health professionals from Argentina, Brazil, India, Haiti, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zambia to Vanderbilt for a one-month grant writing course. In September, the Vanderbilt-Nigeria Research Administration and Management Training (V-RAMP) program conducted a post-award training workshop at its Nigeria partner site, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH). Also at AKTH, investigators and researchers led a qualitative research methods workshop for the Vanderbilt-Nigeria Building Research Capacity in HIV and Non-communicable Diseases

VIGH presented at VUMC's Strategy Share Event

VIGH faculty were invited to speak on our research and training initiatives at this year's VUMC Strategy Share Event. VIGH director Dr. Muktar Aliyu moderated a panel on global health training initiatives. Panelists included Dr. Elizabeth Rose, co-director of Vanderbilt's MPH Program, Global Health Track; Dr. Ban Sileshi, associate professor of Anesthesiology at VUMC; and Dr. Marie Martin, associate director for Education and Training at VIGH. Dr. Aima Ahonkhai, assistant professor of Medicine at VUMC, narrated an overview of global health research and highlighted her work in Nigeria. Videos of each session are available for viewing (VUMC ID required)
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Rwanda native Sylvie Muhimpundu, MPH ’19, MD ’26 (Global Health), wanted to be a physician well before she came to the United States. Now, she’s working on her second degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. More about Sylvie's jouney to Vanderbilt.
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