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Data analysis for many researchers, project leaders, graduate students and university faculty is a complex process. The Stata workshop offers you skills in modern data management for you to have a grip on your research output or implementation and projects measurement. This 3-day practical course provides an environment for one-on-one coaching on data analysis. The course is facilitated by highly qualified data analysts and researchers who have a wide range of experience in delivering results in complex data analysis for multiple projects.Course highlightsDescribes data types, working with Stata commands and do-files, browsing and editing data, logical and mathematical functions, survey data analysis, generating and changing variables Descriptive statistics; Survey data analysis Data graphics; histogram, scatter plots, box plots, bar plots. Basic hypothesis testing Practical methods for design and analysis of complex surveys, merging and appending data, regression analysis, survival

CARTA Fellow Boladale Mapayi has been appointed the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.The PhD fellow, who is a senior lecturer at the institution’s Department of Mental Health and a clinical psychologist, was appointed to her new role on July 1, 2017.Shortly after sharing the announcement, Dr Mapayi who is a CARTA Cohort 4 fellow said: "I thank CARTA for being a major stakeholder in my success story. The leadership skills training are coming in handy. Great job CARTA Team."Dr Mapayi on June 2, 2017 successfully defended her thesis titled "Integrating Family Planning into Mental Health Services for women attending the Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife".

Prof. Peter Mbithi, vice chancellor of the University of Nairobi, hosted the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) 2nd Vice Chancellors’ meeting in July 10-11, 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. The summit brought together eight vice chancellors from CARTA’s African partner universities, three heads of CARTA’s partner research institutions as well as two representatives from CARTA’s Northern partner institutions.Also in attendance were representatives from the Kenyan Ministry of Higher Education, the Commission for University Education (CUE) and Ambassadors and Heads of foreign missions in Kenya from CARTA partners ‘countries. The CARTA Co-directors Prof. Sharon Fonn and Dr. Alex Ezeh led the CARTA secretariat.Prof. Chacha Nyaigotti-Chacha, the Board Chair for the Commission for University Education (CUE) delivered the keynote address on behalf of the Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i.At the conference, members reinforced the resolve to advance Africa’s research and