AAU receives over $3 million for junior faculty training

Addis Ababa University along with Emory University, Johns Hopkins University and University of Alabama at Birmingham has received a grant of $3.205 million for junior faculty training and research career development.

Obtained from the National Institute of Health (NIH) through Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI), the ‘Junior Faculty Research Career Development fellowship award’ is planned to support the career development of AAU faculty who have dedicated to a career in clinical investigation and who aspires to develop future leaders in clinical research.

Speaking about the new grant, Dr. Miliard Derbew, Principal Investigator of MEPI project, has highlighted that the purpose of this grant is to provide support for clinical research training and career development of faculty in the four selected scientific topics (HIV/AIDS and related infections; maternal and child health with focus on community interventions, non-communicable diseases with focus on diabetes and cardiovascular conditions; and mental health).

The total number of faculty proposed to be trained through this grant over the five years period will be 24 (6 in each of the 4 scientific disciplines).

To benefit out of this grant application for all AAU faculty will be announced soon.