NURTURE: RESEARCH TRAINING AND MENTORING PROGRAM FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT OF FACULTY AT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
NURTURE: Is a Junior Faculty Research Training and mentoring program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Fogarty International Centre and arose from the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI). The five-year program aims to support Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) junior and mid-level faculty, within a structured mentored training environment, to develop their potential of becoming independent researchers.
NURTURE’s thematic focus areas are:
- HIV/AIDS and its associated co-infections/morbidities
- Other infectious diseases including malaria
- Non communicable diseases (especially cardiovascular, neurological, respiratory and haematological/blood)
- Dental and craniofacial health