June 1, 2020

The Vanderbilt-Nigeria Building Research Capacity in HIV/Non-communicable Diseases (V-BRCH) Program builds capacity of Nigerian investigators to successfully initiate and implement high-quality clinical trials in HIV-associated non-communicable diseases.

The project builds upon longstanding and highly successful collaborations between two leading research institutions in Nigeria and the United States — Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. V-BRCH will be led by Muktar Aliyu, MD, DrPH, professor of Health Policy and Medicine and associate director for research for VIGH, William Wester, MD, MPH, professor of Medicine at VUMC, and Mahmoud Sani, MBBS, PhD, professor of Medicine and Dean of Clinical Sciences at Bayero University Nigeria and Consultant Cardiologist at AKTH.