CARTA helps universities develop exciting environments for academic and research pursuits. It supports promising African scholars in affiliated universities to obtain high-quality doctoral training in public and population health.
Over the course of four years, each cohort of students attends four advanced seminars–Joint Advanced Seminars (JAS)– each running 3 to 4 weeks. The JAS expose students to key theories and concepts, seminal readings, and research methods of disciplines relevant to public and population health; they train students in critical research skills; and build and maintain a network of researchers for scientific collaborations, professional support, and mutually beneficial exchange of scientific resources. The formal training during JAS is complemented by inter-JAS activities that encourage fellows to stay connected and engage with peers and mentors as part of an online community of practice and graduate in a timely manner.
The four Joint Advanced Seminars encompass the following: