Pulmonary Complications of AIDS Research Training (PART) Program

Program Guideline

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Implementation Science Symposium 2017

The goals of the One day symposium are to introduce implementation science research and to encourage the exchage of experiences with implementation science and implementation programming among researhers, practitioners, policy makers and implementation research leaders. The Implementation Science Symposium 2017 which was held at the Makerere University Food Science Conference Room and organised by Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) in Collaboration with the Pulmonary Complications of AIDS Research Training (PART) Program, Implementation Science (IMS) Program and Infecio

Poster presentation at the 28th International Biometrics Society conference (10th-14th July 2016) in Victoria, Canada.

In July 2016, Ronald Ssenyonga, was granted the opportunity to present a poster of work from my Master’s degree dissertation at the 28th International Biometrics Society conference in Victoria, Canada.

The poster titled “Incidence and predictors of tuberculosis among HIV infected adults newly initiated on ART based on 2013 WHO guidelines” garnered virtuous reviews.

Tagline - Bench to Bedside to Community to Policy

Training philosophy
The philosophy of the training program is to recognize;

First, the  importance of strong multidisciplinary partnerships to scientific discovery. This is particularly true in resource-constrained settings where efficiency and productivity are critical to achieving timely advances that can improve individual and public health.

Second, we recognize the importance of high-quality, practical research experiences which require strong mentorship, well-resourced infrastructure to support research, and well-articulated research questions that advance a specific scientific agenda.

Third, we recognize the importance of excellent grounding in the content area and methods of research, through strong coursework.

Finally, we believe that longitudinal, multidisciplinary career mentoring is an essential complement to these other elements in order to provide the trainee with the vision and other intangible strategic skills to advance a scientific agenda...Read More


Training Pathways

Basic - Translational Science Track
Trainees pursuing this track will identify a mentor with an active research laboratory focused on mechanisms of TB or other pulmonary complications of HIV and coursework strong in the basic sciences.

Clinical - Translational Science Track
Trainees pursuing this track will identify a mentor with an active clinical research program, focused on carrying out observational studies or evaluating the accuracy of novel diagnostics or the clinical efficacy of novel interventions.

Implementation Science Track 
Trainees pursuing this track will identify a mentor with an active implementation research program, focused on engaging stakeholders and using mixed methods to prepare for novel patient or provider behavior change interventions.

Evidence Synthesis for Health Policy Track
Trainees pursuing this track will identify a mentor with experience in systematic reviews or mathematical modeling and apply these methods to an important policy question in TB and other pulmonary complications of HIV.... Read More

Components of the Training

Regardless of the training pathway and educational program chosen, all trainees will build develop their research careers through a combination of didactics, mentored research, and career planning.

State-of-the-art knowledge of the content area is a prerequisite to finding answers to research questions that matter to others, especially in the fast moving field of HIV/AIDS. A strong foundation of research methods allows the trainee to design studies that can answer those questions accurately and efficiently, so that the research will be credible.

Therefore, all trainees will be encouraged to select degree or non-degree conferring coursework that complements their proposed areas of research. Read More

Resources and Support Structure

Trainees may apply for training that they will purse while continuing in their current jobs or as full time students. Full-time students will receive a living stipend. 

All trainees will be provided with a laptop and software, as well as a budget for books and travel to scientific conferences. Unfortunately, research experiences cannot be directly supported by the current program... Read More

PART Training Goals

The goals of the training program are to support trainees in their pursuit of degrees; to mentor them to successful presentation and publication of research findings in the peer-reviewed literature; and to prepare them for high-impact careers as key contributors to multidisciplinary research teams in translational research related to TB and other pulmonary complications of HIV/AIDS... Read more

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