UMMS, IU and TNIMA faculty with nurse leadership and preceptor training participants, March 2012. Donna Gallagher (UMMS) worked closely with Dr. McDonald and TNIMA faculty to shape the content of the training program.
UL President Dennis and representatives from USAID, HED, IU, UMASS, and government gather to mark the official launch of CEHLS activity on March 26, 2012. The ceremony took place at City Hall in Monrovia.
USAID/Liberia and HED have awarded Indiana University $7.2 million to establish a Center for Excellence in Health and Life Sciences (CEHLS) at the University of Liberia (UL) and its sister public institution, the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts. The purpose of the Center is to build the capacity of UL academic programs to address a national shortage of health care workers.
Partnering on the project, the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), will focus on the pre-clinical science component of the curriculum at the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine and nurse leadership/preceptor training at TNIMA.
Within IU, the School of Nursing, the School of Public Health-Bloomington, and the Department of Biology will assist in developing key components of UL’s health and life sciences programs. The project is managed at IU by the Center for International Education and Development Assistance (CIEDA), a unit of the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs.