Building Research Collaborations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Lessons from Tanzania | Duke Kunshan University
Building Research Collaborations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Lessons from Tanzania
Speaker: 
John A. Bartlett

Professor of Medicine, Global Health and Nursing, Duke University
Associate Director for Research, Duke Global Health Institute

Apr 21st 2015 12:00 to 13:00
Room 1095, Conference Center

About The Lecture

The Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC)-Duke Collaboration began in 1995.  The Collaboration is built upon a true partnership, and involves the research, education and service missions of both partners.  Since 2001 the research agenda has expanded from an initial focus on infectious diseases to include maternal child health, mental health, health systems strengthening, non-communicable diseases, and cancer.  Diversifying the research agenda has been a key strategy in support of a sustainable partnership, and the Collaboration has received research support from five different institutes within the US National Institutes of Health.  Students and trainees from both partners have been engaged in educational efforts.

About The Speaker

John A. Bartlett MD is Professor of Medicine, Global Health and Nursing at Duke University Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre. Dr. Bartlett’s research focuses on the treatment and complications of HIV infection, and has been the recipient of numerous US National Institutes of Health research grants.  He is the Associate Director for Research of the Duke Global Health Institute, Co-Director of the Duke University Center for AIDS Research, a Senior Fellow within the Duke University Health Inequalities Program, and co-chairs the Duke University Africa Initiative.  He has received numerous teaching awards from Duke University medical students and house staff, and is a past recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award.  A major focus of Dr. Bartlett’s ongoing work is capacity building at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi, Tanzania.