Concept Development Training For Micro-Research Students at MUSTLawrence Tebandeke
HEPI-TUITAH held a concept development training at Mbarara University of Science and Technology from 4th to 8th November 2019. Following the call for topics for micro research funding of undergraduate student, quite a number of applications were received. The best 15 topics were selected and went through a hands-on training in concept writing and development, at the end of the training every group was able to come up with a good research concept with a budget. The training was crowned by the presentation of these concepts by different groups to the HEPI-TUITAH Training Advisory Committee (TAC) on 9th November 2019. Trainers were Dr. Godfrey Rukundo and Dr. Fortunate Atwine. The 15 groups will be taken through the proposal writing training in January 2020 and each group will present a well written proposal for a 12 months’ funding from HEPI-TUITAH.
The training was conducted in a bid to achieve aim 3 of HEPI-TUIAH; “To develop the capacity of undergraduate health professional students in rural Uganda to conduct locally relevant biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and operations research in HIV and its co-morbidities.”