CaRT: NYU/University of Ghana Cardiovascular Research Training Institute Program

CaRT is a training program taking place at the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana, that will train 40 investigators to conduct cardiovascular related research and to compete for extramural funding in Ghana.  The training program, funded by the National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center, is led by Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, FACP, from NYU School of Medicine; Albert Amoah, MBChB, and Richard Adanu, MBChB, from University of Ghana; and Bamidele Tayo, PhD, from Loyola University. Successful completion of CaRT will lead to the establishment of a sustainable cardiovascular research capacity in Ghana, and the provision of a steady flow of innovative and contextualized cardiovascular research projects targeted at hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and stroke prevention.

Trainees on the Health Services Research (HSR) Track will be chosen from the pool of MPH/PhD students from diverse background (nurses, physi-cians, pharmacists, health policy analysts etc), who matriculated into the University of Ghana School of Public Health program. n Trainees on the Patient-Oriented Research (POR) Track will be chosen from a pool of highly motivated junior faculty and physicians who are about to embark on their postgraduate studies in internal medicine, cardiology, neurology or nephrology.


  • For the Health Services Research Track, candidates must be matriculated in an MPH/PhD program at the University of Ghana School of Public Health
  • For the Patient-Oriented Research Track, candidates must be junior faculty
  • All candidates must demonstrate a track record of excellence and potential to exhibit research trajectory in academia

For more information about CaRT, please contact our Program Coordinator:
Kennon Weatherhead
Phone: 646-501-2632