2017 Uganda Seed Grant Recipients

June 6, 2017

The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility is pleased to announce the second round of recipients of the Academic Health Center’s Global Health Seed Grants for research in Uganda. Grants have been awarded to the following researchers:

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

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

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

These projects will forge new collaborative research efforts between the University of Minnesota faculty and their Uganda-based collegeues while building on the strength of ongoing studies and paving the way for increased student engagement in research. The review committee appreciated the quality of all submitted proposals and the representation of disciplilnes from across the health sciences.

CGHSR congratulates Drs. Debes, Munoz-Zanzi, Montezuma and all of their collaborators on their achievements and wishes them all the best in their ongoing research. We trust that all proposals submitted foster continued discussion and collaboration to advance global health research activities in Uganda.