Training Program in Nigeria for NCD Research (TRAPING - NCD)

Summary

Principal Investigator: CLEMENT ADEBAYO ADEBAMOWO
Abstract: Summary There is now an epidemic of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) occurring in parallel with persistent epidemic of Communicable diseases in developing countries. Unfortunately most developing countries do not have the manpower and infrastructure to respond adequately to this problem. Hitherto, the response of governments and developing partners has also be inadequate. For example, even though there were less than 5 million deaths from HIV/AIDS worldwide in 2005, HIV care and prevention programs received $2.5 billion from donors. In contrast, there were 25 million deaths from NCD in the same year but donors gave only $200 million towards NCD care and prevention. A major factor influencing the tepid response to date is inadequate appreciation of the size of the problem, its main characteristics and possible public health interventions. This is directly related to low levels of research into the problem. In this proposal, we use a combination of short, medium and long term training programs, based locally at our partner universities in Nigeria - University of Ibadan and Obafemi Awolowo University in collaboration with US universities - University of Maryland and Harvard University - to develop capacity in Nigeria for NCD research. This proposal delivers training in epidemiology and biostatistics that fills critical gaps in research capacity through innovative combination of curriculum revision, introduction of case method approach to teaching, capacity development cascades, mentor-the-mentor paradigms, step- down trainings, visiting professorships and international fellowships. It rapidly builds capacity of mid and senior career faculty to improve the quality of their current research and enable them to engage with emerging NCD research activities in Nigeria while preparing them to become mentors, in collaboration with international faculty, of early career Nigerian faculty who gradually assume leadership positions.
Funding Period: 2011-08-22 - 2016-07-31
more information: NIH RePORT

Top Publications

  1. pmc Pattern of dietary carbohydrate intake among urbanized adult Nigerians
    Sally N Akarolo-Anthony
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 64:292-9. 2013

Research Grants

  1. Referral Center-Animal models of human genetic disease
    Mark E Haskins; Fiscal Year: 2013
  2. University of Rochester Center for AIDS Research
    Stephen Dewhurst; Fiscal Year: 2013
  3. DRUG DEPENDENCE CLINICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM
    Reese T Jones; Fiscal Year: 2013
  4. Research to control and eliminate malaria in SE Asia and SW Pacific
    JAMES WALTER KAZURA; Fiscal Year: 2013
  5. Systems Analysis Vaccine Responses in Healthy and Hyporesponsive Humans
    Anna Karolina Palucka; Fiscal Year: 2013
  6. CENTER FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
    Timothy Turner; Fiscal Year: 2013
  7. UCLA CENTER FOR AIDS RESEARCH (CFAR)
    Jerome A Zack; Fiscal Year: 2013
  8. West African Bioethics Training Program
    CLEMENT ADEBAYO ADEBAMOWO; Fiscal Year: 2013
  9. Center for AIDS Research at Emory University
    James W Curran; Fiscal Year: 2013
  10. Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
    CHARLES CJ CARPENTER; Fiscal Year: 2013

Detail Information

Publications1

  1. pmc Pattern of dietary carbohydrate intake among urbanized adult Nigerians
    Sally N Akarolo-Anthony
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 64:292-9. 2013
    ..Our study showed that parboiled long grain white rice is now the most commonly consumed carbohydrate by urbanized Nigerians. Other traditional carbohydrate foods are still consumed frequently and remain quite popular...

Research Grants30

  1. Referral Center-Animal models of human genetic disease
    Mark E Haskins; Fiscal Year: 2013
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  2. University of Rochester Center for AIDS Research
    Stephen Dewhurst; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Finally, Aim 5 will stimulate communication and engagement with the full range of communities that the UR CFAR serves. ..
  3. DRUG DEPENDENCE CLINICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM
    Reese T Jones; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. Research to control and eliminate malaria in SE Asia and SW Pacific
    JAMES WALTER KAZURA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Synergy among the ICEMR projects and cores and incorporation ICEMR findings into national programs will help answer unresolved key issues related to malaria control and elimination locally and in the SE Asia region. ..
  5. Systems Analysis Vaccine Responses in Healthy and Hyporesponsive Humans
    Anna Karolina Palucka; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. CENTER FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
    Timothy Turner; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  7. UCLA CENTER FOR AIDS RESEARCH (CFAR)
    Jerome A Zack; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Inclusion of this resource will be highly beneficial to clinical, behavioral and basic science studies. ..
  8. West African Bioethics Training Program
    CLEMENT ADEBAYO ADEBAMOWO; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  9. Center for AIDS Research at Emory University
    James W Curran; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  10. Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
    CHARLES CJ CARPENTER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  11. Comparative Biology of Tissue Repair, Regeneration and Aging
    Kevin Strange; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The proposed COBRE will greatly enhance MDIBL's growth and development, which in turn will contribute to the continued growth and enhancement of the biomedical research infrastructure in Maine. ..
  12. Southeast Regional Centers of Excellence for Biodefense &Emerging Infectious Di
    Philip Frederick Sparling; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..SERCEB brings new investigators to the biodefense effort through a combination of educational programs, support of innovative new projects, and the synergistic interactions among its world-class investigators. ..
  13. Superfund Metal Mixtures, Biomarkers and Neurodevelopment
    David C Bellinger; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Aim 4- To promote rapid dissemination of significant research findings;and Aim 5- Compliance- To ensure compliance with NIH requirements for data and resource-sharing and the human and animal institutional review board requirements ..
  14. STUDIES OF JOINT AGING AND OSTEOARTHRITIS
    Martin K Lotz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Sah) will analyze biomechanical mechanisms of early and advanced cartilage degeneration and determine consequences for chondrocyte function and survival. ..
  15. Chicago D-CFAR
    Alan L Landay; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Judith Levy and Robert Bailey). We will actively promote research in: HIV and Women (Ms. Kathleen Weber);HIV and Aging (Dr. Pauline Maki) and Drug Abuse and HIV (Dr. Celeste Napier). ..
  16. The Miami Center for AIDS Research
    Savita Pahwa; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The Miami CFAR will play to the research strengths contained within the institution and accelerate the pace of research at UM, so that we can truly make a mark towards elimination of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. ..