V-BRCH Program Kicks-Off with Mentoring and Leadership Workshop in Nigeria

Building upon the longstanding collaboration between Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH), the Vanderbilt-Nigeria Building Research Capacity in HIV and Non-communicable Diseases (V-BRCH) Program develops and strengthens scientific leadership and expertise needed to conduct clinical trials research in Nigeria.

Vital components of the program include on-site workshops, paired mentoring arrangements, and mentored research projects.

In November 2019, V-BRCH hosted a leadership and mentorship training workshop at AKTH in Kano, Nigeria. More than 30 health practitioners and researchers gathered to learn about the purpose and value of mentoring relationships from public health leaders, become strong mentors, and develop effective and successful mentoring relationships. Topics included mentoring opportunities and challenges, team building, and constructive feedback, as well as a Leadership in Action case series.

This work is supported by the Fogarty International Center and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number D43 TW011544.