Objective 2: Faculty Development
Develop excellence in education and research by strengthening faculty capacity at UG resulting in enhanced teaching, and applied research to effectively address challenges of HIV/AIDS in Ghana.
• Three UG faculty development workshops completed, training about 100 UG faculty in grant writing, statistics, and clinical research.
• The Partnership has supported short-term training for UG faculty including:
o Two UG faculty completed a 6-week course in Clinical and Translational Research at Brown University.
o The Ghana-Yale Infectious Disease Research Collaboration hosted four UG Research Scholars to Yale for 10-week summer research internships.
o Four participants from UG & the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology attended Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI).
• Developed and disseminated RFA for faculty developmental research grants. Three awards have been made, and three more will be awarded by June 2012.
• Collaborative research opportunities were prioritized and encouraged (i.e. UG-Brown faculty co-submitted Center for AIDS Research grants).