Clinical Research Training at UCSF

From left: Dr. Katherine Van Loon, GCP Director; Dr. Aslam Nkya, MUHAS ENT surgeon; Dr. Patrick Ha, UCSF Chief of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, Dr. Patrick Ha; Dr. Mary Jue Xu, UCSF Resident in Head and Neck Surgery

With grant funding from CRDF Global, the Global Cancer Program hosted eight faculty from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI), and Instituto Nacional de Cancerología (INCan) at UCSF for a 5-week clinical research training in August 2018. The faculty participated in the UCSF Training in Clinical Reseach program Designing Clinical Research course and in research topic seminars, clinical observation, and weekly research mentorship meetings with UCSF faculty. The research seminars were led by diverse group of UCSF faculty across cancer, global health, and education disciplines. The seminars provided introductions to research topics including literature review, research management, scientific writing, statistics, qualitative research methods, implementation science, and research mentorship. By the end of the training, each visiting faculty member developed a protocol to implement upon his/her return home. In addition to providing an opportunity for the faculty to learn and refine their knowledge of clinical research methods and analysis, this training created new mentorship relationships for early career investigators and strengthened collaborations between international faculty and UCSF departments. We look forward to seeing how these projects and collaborations develop!