Capacity Building

The UB-UZ HRTP is a postgraduate fellowship training initiative with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS clinical pharmacology between the UB and the University of Zimbabwe (UZ). Faculty at both institutions contribute mentored training to UZ students and scholars who, in turn, will contribute clinical pharmacology expertise to multidisciplinary teams to achieve the HIV/AIDS research goals for Zimbabwe. The program is designed for UB-UZ AITRP fellows to benefit from mentored interactions with faculty and health professionals with established clinical/translational and laboratory research environments. In 2012, the UZ program gained independent NIH support as an ACTG Pharmacology Specialty Laboratory. Our capacity building efforts also include South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Thailand, and India.

In addition to increasing the number of faculty researchers, the HRTP is assisting UZ with its efforts to expand clinical pharmacology laboratory staff and analytical instrumentation capacity. Contributions from Waters Associates, Inc, Research Triangle International (RTI) and Merck Laboratories that included two HPLCs and additional equipment and laboratory supplies were provided to UB for inclusion into the UZ laboratory.

Recently, the UZ HIV clinical pharmacology program was designated for inclusion by the NIAID-supported, HIV Clinical Pharmacology Quality Assurance Program Laboratory Network. This will provide additional capacity for the UZ lab to participate in proficiency testing, assay technology transfer and laboratory staff training. The UZ program also has received an award to implement a developmental, international Pharmacology Specialty Laboratory from the AIDS Clinical Trials Group Laboratory Network.

 

In the News…

Research Workshop and Mentored Training in Zimbabwe

Dr. Gene Morse recently led a team that provided a workshop and facilitated clinical and translational research planning meetings over the week of July 22-26, 2014 at the University of Zimbabwe. Read More…

TPRC hosts capacity building session at 17th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology

Dr. Gene Morse chaired the session titled, “Global HIV Clinical Pharmacology Capacity Building and Implementation Research,” at the 17th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology in Cape Town, South Africa. Read More…