Release Date: June 20, 2023
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nine faculty scholars from Zimbabwe are participating in the Zimbabwe Emerging Faculty Development Program at the University at Buffalo.
The 6-week program runs through mid-July. It aims to provide participants, who study everything from pharmacy and physiology to ecology and health information systems, with additional skills to advance clinical and research science in Zimbabwe.
It is part of a broader effort, in which UB is playing a key role, to build a new national university network in Zimbabwe.
“UB is located in Western New York, but the university’s reach is truly global,” says Gene Morse, PharmD, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. “The network we’re developing has the potential to provide enormous dividends in research collaboration and discovery that, in turn, can positively impact the health and wellness of millions of people around the world.”
Morse is director of UB’s Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences (CIGBS), which is overseeing the program.
The program includes curriculum, mentored training, micro-credential opportunities, tours of UB facilities, and a post-training project each faculty trainee will complete when they return to Zimbabwe. Additionally, participants will explore the Buffalo Niagara region.
News media interested in reporting on the program are asked to contact Cory Nealon, UB news content director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-645-4614.
The Zimbabwe Emerging Faculty Development Program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State to the Institute of International Education, a global nonprofit organization facilitating international exchange.
It builds up a 25-year collaboration between UB and the University of Zimbabwe, which has been funded primarily by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health.