Uganda Seed Grants

Global Health Seed Grants for research support partnerships between faculty from the University of Minnesota and institutions East Africa, pursuing global health research.

These projects will forge new collaborative research efforts while building on the strength of ongoing studies and paving the way for increased student engagement in research.

2018 Global Health Seed Grant Awardees

2018 Global Health Seed Grant Awardees

A Pilot Test of a Technology-delivered HIV Self-Testing Intervention in Kampala, Uganda
Keith Horvath, UMN School of Public Health. Co-investigators: Agnes Kiragga, Makerere University, Uganda; John Mark Bwanika and Davis Musinguzi, The Medical Concierge Group Limited, Uganda.

Health Navigation for Emergency Referral Coordination: A 12-month implementation study to assess impact and feasibility of a sustainable maternal health model for remote island communities of Lake Victoria, Kenya
Charles Salmen, UMN Medical School. Co-investigator: Louisa Ndunyu, Maseno University, Kenya.

Comparison of the environmental characteristics associated with human Leptospirosis in Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Argentina/Uruguay
Andres Perez, UMN College of Veterinary Medicine. Co-investigators: Chandika Gamage, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka; Eric Fèvre, University of Liverpool, UK and International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya; Bibiana Fel Brihuega, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Argentina; Andres Gil, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay.

2017 Global Health Seed Grant Awardees

2017 Global Health Seed Grant Awardees

Assessment of immune response during hepatitis B and HIV coinfection
Jose Debes, UMN Medical School. Co-investigators: Andre Boonstra, Erasmus MC, and Ponsiano Ocama, Makerere University, Kampala

Leptospirosis-associated neonatal sepsis in Uganda
Claudia Munoz-Zanzi, UMN School of Public Health. Co-investigators: Joel Bazira, Mbarara University of Science and Technology and Mark Schleiss, UMN Center for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Translational Research (CIDMTR)

Improving Eye Health in Patients with Cryptococcal Meningitis and Systemic Cytomegalovirus Infections at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital: a Formative Study
Sandra R. Montezuma, UMN Medical School. Co-Investigators: Simon Arunga, Mbarara University of Science & Technology; David Boulware, UMN Medical School; Conrad K. Muzoora, Mbarara University of Science & Technology

2016 Global Health Seed Grant Awardees

2016 Global Health Seed Grant Awardees

Uptake of and barriers to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among adolescent girls in rural Uganda
Nicole Basta, School of Public Health. Co-investigators: Cecily Banura, Child Health and Development Center, Makerere University; Shalini Kulasingam, University of Minnesota School of Public Health; and Hee Yun Lee, University of Minnesota School of Social Work

Assessing antiretroviral distribution in CNS reservoirs using IR-MALDEI mass spectrometry imaging
Melanie Nicol, College of Pharmacy. Co-investigators: Robert Lukande, Department of Pathology and David Meya, Infectious Diseases Institute, both at Makerere University.

Seed Grants: A catalyst for global research partnership

AHC Seed Grants in Uganda: A catalyst for global research partnership