Doug Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Selestine Nzala, M.D., M.P.H.
UNZA-Vanderbilt Partnership for HIV-Nutrition Research Training (UVP) (D43 TW09744-04)
The mission of the UNZA-Vanderbilt Training Partnership for HIV-Nutrition-Metabolic Research (UVP) is to train Zambian PhD-level HIV researchers, equipping them with research skills in nutritionally- and metabolically-related complications and comorbidities of HIV, while expanding the University of Zambia (UNZA) / University Teaching Hospital's (UTH) research training and investigative capacities. UVP will provide long-term research training for advanced UNZA trainees and junior faculty members, leading to 11 "sandwich" PhD degrees awarded by UNZA and undergirded by Vanderbilt didactic courses, research mentorship, and institutional resources. UVP will strengthen UNZA's capacity to train future researchers, attract extramural research funding, and generate high-impact research outputs.