Vanderbilt-Vietnam collaboration to increase mental health research capacity in Southeast Asia

Bahr Weiss, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University and VECD U.S. Site Director for sites in Vietnam has been awarded a NIH Fogarty International Center / NIMH NCD (Non-Communicable Diseases) Lifespan D-43 award, Increasing Mental Health Research Infrastructure in Southeast Asia. This new grant, which began July 20, 2012, builds on Weiss' and his colleague's ongoing work within Vietnam National University (VNU), and is focused on enhancing the Clinical Sciences program in Vietnam by supporting VNU research, education, and training on mental health issues. Click here for more information

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The VECD Consortium comprises four universities: Vanderbilt (V), Emory (E), Cornell (C), and Duke (D). Each university has decades-long global partnerships with premier LMIC research institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The Vietnam National University (VNU) serves as one of the VECD sites. The Global Health Fellowship Program is a one-year clinical research training program for pre- and post-doctoral candidates, sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).