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AAN 2022 | Goals of the TALENTS program: Training Africans to Lead and Execute Neurological Trials & Studies

Bruce I. Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, FAAN, University of California, San Francisco, CA, outlines the newly established TALENTS program (Training Africans to Lead and Execute Neurological Trials & Studies). While conducting neurological research in Nigeria and Ghana, Dr Ovbiagele & colleagues made it a priority to engage with the community and identify ways to optimize patient care in these countries. A clear need to develop and sustain capacity for neurological research and train passionate individuals was identified, motivating the creation of TALENTS. The program, supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, will offer in-depth training in the design and execution of neurological research to African scholars. These trainees will go on to become the faculty of a masters of neurological research, mentoring future generations in the field, as well as engaging in high-quality neurological research. This interview took place at the American Academy of Neurology 2022 Congress in Seattle, WA.