D43 Training Program in Botswana

In collaboration with the University of Botswana (UB) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) , the Penn Injury Science Center is working on a D43 Training Grant (Development of an injury and trauma research training program for Botswana (ITRTPB) designed to produce independently functioning Botswana injury scientists and research teams. By building and leveraging existing partnerships and implementing a comprehensive training program, this project aims to: 1) increase expertise in the in the disciplines of epidemiology and public health research, health services research, and biostatistics; 2) Increase application of the methods and skills of public health and epidemiologic research to address research issues in the etiology, prognosis, prevention and early detection, and treatment of trauma and injury; and 3) Integrate faculty and trainees at Penn, UB, MOH, and the Penn Injury Science Center. Ultimately, we hope to help develop a cadre of independent, extramurally-funded Botswana researchers and supporting infrastructure at UB and the MOH for trauma and injury investigators.