Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Institute for Public Health and Medicine

Center for Global Health hosts Nigerian partners through the MEPIN project

June 25, 2013

MEPIN Workshop participantsThe Center for Global Health was pleased to host seven investigators from various university partners of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative in Nigeria (MEPIN), an NIH-sponsored project which the Center supports.

The purpose of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative in Nigeria (MEPIN) is to enhance medical knowledge and skills at the six leading medical schools in Nigeria. The improvements in the medical education will emphasize priority health delivery to the community and will develop clinical and translational research competences of medical students, physician trainees, and public health graduate students to address the effectiveness of health service delivery and inform the prioritization of health programs in Nigeria.  Learn more about MEPIN and our partners.
The purpose of the recent workshop was to provide an overview and training on research administration for investigators focusing on NIH-sponsored projects, with a particular emphasis on how research administration is conducted at Northwestern University.  The visiting investigators met with representatives from the Office of Research Integrity, Office of Sponsored Research, Office of Research Development, Innovation and New Ventures Office, as well as with Dr. Chisholm, PhD, Adam and Richard T. Lind Professor of Medical Genetics; Vice Dean for Scientific Affairs and Graduate Studies.