Dr. Martin Were Awarded Cooperative Agreement for Education Partnership in Kenya
VIGH core faculty member Martin Were
, M.D., M.S., associate professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, was recently awarded a cooperative agreement from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to establish the Higher Education Partnership for Innovation and Sustainable Biomedical Informatics Capacity in Kenya (PISBIC Kenya).
PISBIC Kenya focuses on building workforce capacity; building evidence about the impact, costs, and benefits of health informatics systems; and producing locally responsive digital health solutions.
The program is a partnership between Moi University's Institute of Biomedical Informatics and Aga Khan University in Kenya and Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Purdue University in the United States. Dr. Were and his team will pursue the project goals to further the use of digital health technologies in order to improve health care quality, patient and population health outcomes, and data-driven decision-making to improve healthcare delivery systems.
VU Professors Brian Heuser, Keith Weghorst and Wits Vice Chancellor Adam Habib
Adam Habib, who was a student leader in the anti-apartheid movement, is a world-renowned human rights leader and activist, public intellectual and political scientist, and leader among Africa’s top research universities.
Vanderbilt faculty members, Brian Heuser, Ed.D., associate professor of the practice of international education policy in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, and Keith Weghorst, Ph.D., assistant professor of Political Science will moderate the conversation.
Vanderbilt’s Dean of the Medical School and Chief Executive Officer of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Jeffrey Balser, M.D., Ph.D. and Professor Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and Amos Christie Chair in Global Health will start the conversation set for Thursday, May 2 at Vanderbilt University's Student Life Center. The talk begins at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow.
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