Fogarty International Training Grant
The Global Health Institute is the home to a longstanding research and training program on HIV and tuberculosis, supported by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health. Since 2007, this training program has funded four pre-doctoral Ugandan scientists each year in disciplines relating to public health (Epidemiology, Health Services Research, and Bioinformatics). In addition, the training program maintains an active training portfolio at Makerere University in Uganda. This non-degree training is designed to support the wide array of HIV and tuberculosis research that is ongoing in Kampala and neighboring districts.
The one-year, renewable Schlumberger Foundation grant provides women scientists from developing and emerging countries up to $50,000 to pursue advanced degrees in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field. The Schlumberger Foundation established its flagship program, Faculty for the Future, in 2004. Since then, 600 women from 78 emerging countries have received Faculty for the Future fellowships to pursue advanced graduate studies at top universities abroad.
Two doctoral students at the College of Public Health have been awarded the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty of the Future Fellowship:
Dr. Jane Mutanga-Mutembo (2015-2016 Fellow) is developing mobile technology in Zambia to help people living with HIV maintain adherence to the lifelong medication regimens needed to keep the virus suppressed.
María Eugenia Castellanos (2016-2017 Fellow) is studying the strains of TB more prevalent in HIV-infected populations in Guatemala and is also looking at the clinical and epidemiological risk factors that might increase a patient’s chance of having a recent transmission of this disease.