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Partnership for Health Research Training in Kenya (P-HeRT)

Kenya John Kinuthia, MBChB
Ann Vander Stoep, PhD
Pamela Collins, MD, MPH


The overarching aim of this training research program is to support the advancement of research skills for junior faculty at the University of Nairobi that fosters the next generation of research scientists to address Kenya’s research priorities in mental health, maternal, newborn and child health, and HIV/AIDS.
The primary goal of the program is to develop a research training program that builds research skills and provides opportunities for mentored research and grant writing for faculty at three Kenyan Universities (University of Nairobi (UoN), Kenyatta University and Maseno University. These three institutions have forged a close research partnership with support from the UoN Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) grant.
Fellows are junior faculty from health sciences departments in Kenya including psychiatry. They learn epidemiology, biostatistics, and implementation science at the University of Washington and design and implement a research project with UW research mentors.

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