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  • NIH grant funds the CAPRISA Research Administration and Management Training Programme

    We congratulate Dr Cheryl Baxter, CAPRISA  Research Associate, on being awarded an NIH training grant to establish the CAPRISA Research Administration and Management Training Program.

     

         This 3-year training programme will provide targeted grant writing and grant administration training through workshops and internships.

     

         An important component of the training programme is the provision of capacity building opportunities for research administration staff at other southern African institutions. CAPRISA has partnered with the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ). Research administration staff from CIDRZ will complete internships at CAPRISA and will receive ongoing mentorship in grants administration. The programme also aims to build research administration leadership at both organisations and selected staff will be offered the opportunity to complete a Masters in research administration.

     

         “This training programme is an important opportunity to build the capacity of young investigators and research administrators in grant writing and administration at CAPRISA and CIDRZ. I look forward to working with the CIDRZ Chief Executive Officer Dr Izukanji Sikazwe and her team to make this training programme a success.” said Dr Baxter.

     

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Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa

CAPRISA was created in 2001 and formally established in 2002 under the NIH-funded Comprehensive International Program of Research on AIDS (CIPRA) by five partner institutions; University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Cape Town, University of Western Cape, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, and Columbia University in New York. CAPRISA is a designated UNAIDS Collaborating Centre for HIV Prevention Research. The main goal of CAPRISA is to undertake globally relevant and locally responsive research that contributes to understanding HIV pathogenesis, prevention and epidemiology as well as the links between tuberculosis and AIDS care.