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Developing Biomedical Research Davey Smith, MD, MAS UCSD
Hypothesis If we enhance biomedical research capacity through a UEM-UCSD partnership, then we will expand academic capability of UEM faculty
Specific Aim To enhance the capacity of the UEM in pre- and postgraduate medical education through the expansion of a bilateral partnership with the UCSD, initially focusing on communicable and neglected diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria and related infectious diseases.
Laboratory Support of Biomedical Research (aka Translational Science) What can the MEPI team do: – Needs assessment What is already available: UEM, MCH, INS, CDC, PEPFAR, etc. What is needed Complementary and Collaborative – Investigate and facilitate ways to provide needed laboratory capability. – On-site and off-site training – Project, grants, presentation review and advice
Building biomedical research capacity Establish local laboratory expertise – Partner with established research organizations in Mozambique. – Build sustainable laboratory infrastructure Training, Training, Training – Local – UCSD partners Quality Assurance procedures
Building biomedical research capacity Establish clinical partnerships – Partner with established clinicians and UEM faculty in Mozambique. – Support clinicians who wish to perform biomedical research – Develop two-way partnerships UEM UCSD – Training, Training, Training
Projects Based on: – Local needs Eg. HIV, malaria, TB, Kaposi, liver disease, etc. – Local investigator interests – Partnership capability MEPI Assistance – Provide critical review and plans to enhance study design. – Assist the development of partnerships – Assist in human subjects review.
Training See Dr. Benson and Dr. Carrilho lecture tomorrow. Main Point: Develop sustainable capacity within local laboratories. – “Train the trainer” – Tele-education – Training is an iterative process
Funding The purpose of the MEPI is not to fund individual research projects. As discussed, we think that research is important so: – Develop UEM-UCSD partnerships – Generate project ideas and preliminary data Eg. CFAR Developmental and International grants – Apply for larger governmental and foundation grants
Expert Review (aka informal training) MEPI will provide experienced investigators to assist investigators with: – Study Design: Clinical and Laboratory – Grant applications – Publications and presentations