The UNC Institute for Global health and Infectious Diseases and UNC Psychiatry’s Division of Global Mental Health WARMHEART will create an expert pool of mental health researchers based in Malawi who are trained as leaders and able to collaborate with other disciplines and policymakers to address the role of psychiatric illness across the lifespan in sub-Saharan Africa.
The UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases just received funding for their grant, the Malawian Program for Mental Health Research Training (WARMHEART) (1D43TW011794-01), sponsored by the NIH Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences. Primary Investigator on this project is the UNC Psychiatry Director of the Division for Global Mental Health, Dr. Bradley Gaynes. Co-investigators include Dr. Brian Pence from the Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health; Dr. Maganizo Chagomerana from the Center for Infectious Disease; and Dr. Susan Girdler of the Department of Psychiatry. UNC Project –Malawi and Kazione Kulisewa are also Co-PD.