Capacity building in Vulindlela through NIH manuscript writing workshop
Several staff and research fellows from the CAPRISA Vulindlela Clinic attended a NIH-funded manuscript writing course at Calderwood Lodge on the 27 June. The workshop, which was facilitated by CAPRISA’s Research Associate Dr Cheryl Baxter, is part of the NIH-funded CAPRISA Research Administration and Management Training Program. To date, eight grant administration / grant writing workshops have been held.
“We are hoping to expand the number of young investigators applying for research grants but to do this they need to show a track record in publishing their research. We hope the manuscript writing workshops will demystify the publication process and encourage young students and investigators to publish their research.” said Baxter.
The participants will receive ongoing mentorship to support them through the process of writing up their research.
The workshop was very beneficial said Pharmacist, Michele Upfold. “Cheryl Baxter’s knowledge in grant writing was impressive and knowing that we have support for future publications is encouraging and makes the process much less daunting.”