12.30-1.30pm, Wed 11th May 2016
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Professor Brian Oldenburg, Director, Centre for Health Equity & Director, NonCommunicable Disease Control Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne
Traditionally, a lot of the training for early career researchers from low/middle income countries has taken place in high income countries. There are problems with this approach and moreover, the crisis of NCDs which is now occurring in most LMICs requires more local and scalable approaches to research training and capacitybuilding that also give strong emphasis to implementation science and knowledge translation. We have been trialling and evaluating a new approach – the ASCEND Program – funded for the last 5 years by US NIH. The learnings from that program are now being incorporated into a new program between Australia and India – called the ENCORE Program – and this program is being supported by University of Melbourne. A number of the new ENCORE trainees from University of Melbourne and the top health and medical research institutes in India will attend this presentation.