UMB-NCD PROJECT TRAINING
- March 26, 2021
- Posted by: IHVN
- Category: Latest
“The UMB-NCD study training took place from 13th-14th of January 2021 at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH). It was designed to train and orient research team members on the Non-communicable Disease (NCD) study protocol. A total of 18 participants, comprising IRCE/IHVN and UATH staff, were in attendance. The facilitators included Dr. Vivian Kwaghe (site investigator), Jibreel Jumare (project director), Uzoamaka Okwor (study coordinator), Teclaire Ngondomb (laboratory focal person), Abel Abbas (biorepository focal person) and George Odonye (data manager).
The training achieved the following objectives:
- Provided a comprehensive overview of Non-communicable diseases in the context of HIV-infection
- Reviewed ethical principles and conduct in research including hands-on practice on informed consent administration
- Discussed study design, clinical and laboratory procedures, workflow, and staff responsibilities
- Reviewed data collection tools and practiced electronic data collection, entry and synchronization using REDCap mobile application platform
The goal of the NCD project is to establish a long-term cohort of persons living with HIV (PLHIV) and uninfected controls to characterize the burden, risk profile, trends, and clinical outcomes of chronic non-communicable diseases in Nigeria. Prof. Alash’le Abimiku and Dr. Patrick Dakum are co-principal investigators on this project which is funded through the Epidemiology Division of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland Baltimore, USA (EPI IHV-UMB).”
The UMB-NCD study training was carried out successfully and study activities are expected to commence soon.
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