Ghana-Brown Partnership to Address HIV/AIDS

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.

Accomplishments

• 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).

Faculty Development Workshop (Accra, Ghana): Forty-three faculty from the Univ. of Ghana participated in the partnership’s second faculty development training on the topic of “Statistics for Qualitative and Quantitative Research”, facilitated by Dr. Richard Adanu in November, 2011..Faculty Development Workshop (Accra, Ghana): Forty-three faculty from the Univ. of Ghana participated in the partnership’s second faculty development training on the topic of “Statistics for Qualitative and Quantitative Research”, facilitated by Dr. Richard Adanu in November, 2011..