Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital-Bayero University Kano-Vanderbilt: Developing Future Leaders in Child Neurology and Epilepsy Research (ABV)

The urgent need for child neurology and epilepsy research focused on the low- and middle-income countries of Africa is illustrated by the genomic diversity of Africa, which exceeds the genomic diversity of the rest of the world combined, and the up-to-90% of children with epilepsy who remain undiagnosed and/or untreated in northern Nigeria. ABV will train a cadre of investigators from the six major cities of northern Nigeria, who long- term will form the first major child neurology and epilepsy research collaborative in Africa. Different levels of training designed to meet the needs of each junior investigator, ranging from a full-time training commitment to training to individual courses and focused mentoring, will be delivered.

Start date: 1 September 2021 | Proposed end date: 31 July 2026
Region: Africa
Languages: English, Hausa
Lead institutions: Bayero University Kano, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital
Location: Kano, Nigeria
Principal investigator / organizer: Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPH
Patient age: Pediatric
Type of project: Research, Capacity building, Healthcare professional education and training, Mentoring in child neurology and epilepsy research
Funding source: Government
Project needs: Co-mentors with specific areas of expertise in epilepsy research

Contact: Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPH