Capacity Building Inside SMART Africa

ICHAD training programs to go online during summer

The ICHAD training programs have been gearing up for a rigorous online summer training curriculum. The three NIH-funded programs—LEAD Global Training Program, Researcher Resilience Training program, and the newly launched CHILD-GRF (see above) —consist of 24 trainees from diverse backgrounds doing research in mental health disparities among children and adults in the United States and in Sub-Saharan Africa. The trainees represent public health and social work institutions across the United States and Uganda. They will work closely with mentors to develop the skills and experiences needed to lead multi-disciplinary, collaborative research teams focused on mental health research in low-resource communities. In addition to mentorship, trainees will engage in a series of online webinars, lectures, and discussion groups facilitated by Washington University faculty and NIH experts. While we had hoped to welcome the trainees for an intensive in-person training at Washington University in June, we look forward to “welcoming” them via Zoom gatherings and ongoing collaboration throughout the summer.