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Researcher Capacity Building Workshop: Brazil

14.00, Wednesday 29 March 2023

The UK Academy of Medical Sciences, the Academia Nacional de Medicina, and the Academia Brasileira de Ciências hosted a researcher capacity-building workshop on 29 March 2023.

This was the third event in our series of researcher capacity-building workshops which are designed to help researchers thrive in their careers as an important step towards building the capacity of research systems globally. 

This half-day workshop was accompanied by a policy workshop on One Health, organised by the Academy's International Policy Team.

It provided a platform for researchers across career levels and career development experts from across Brazil to:

  • Share experiences, challenges, and successes in establishing their careers.
  • Discuss coaching, models of mentoring, and regional networks that offer learning and support opportunities and are available to researchers based in Brazil.

Participants at the workshop included the Academy's Global Challenges Research Fund award holders and Newton International and Advanced Fellows.


This workshop was followed by the publication of a report summarising the main points arising from the workshop discussions. This report is also available in Brazilian portuguese. 

This event was by invitation only. 

Steering Committee

Both the early scoping work and development of the workshop was informed by a wide range of experts from different countries and sectors. 

  • Professor Marcello Barcinski (co-chair), Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Professor Alison Holmes FMedSci (co-chair), Professor of Infectious Diseases and the Director NIHR Health Protection Research Unit, Imperial College London 
  • Dr Ottorino Cosivi, Center Director, Pan American Center for Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Veterinary Public Health; (PANAFTOSA) Pan American Health Organization
  • Professor Pedro F. da Costa Vasconcelos, Professor, Department of Pathology at Pará State University
  • Professor Claudio T. Daniel-Ribeiro, Full Professor, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation  
  • Professor Chris Dye FMedSci, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Oxford 
  • Professor Helena Lage Ferreira, Professor (Associate), University of Sao Paolo  
  • Professor Celso F. Ramos Filho, Professor, Federal University of Rio De Janeiro 
  • Professor Helena B. Nader, Professor and Head of the Institute of Pharmacology and Molecular Biology, Federal University of Sao Paulo

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