Congratulations to the recipients of the Seed Grants for research in Uganda!

August 7, 2016

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

Nicole Basta
School of Public Health
"Uptake of and barriers to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among adolescent girls in rural Uganda."
She will work with Makerere University co-investigator Cecily Banura from the Child Health and Development Center and two co-investigators from the University of Minnesota (Shalini Kulasingam, School of Public Health and Hee Yun Lee, School of Social Work).

Melanie Nicol
College of Pharmacy
"Assessing antiretroviral distribution in CNS reservoirs using IR-MALDEI mass spectrometry imaging."
Her Makerere University co-investigators are Robert Lukande from the Department of Pathology and David Meya from the Infectious Diseases Institute. 

These projects will forge new collaborative research efforts between the University of Minnesota and Makerere University while building on the strength of ongoing studies and paving the way for increased student engagement in research. The review committee was energized by the quality of the proposals and the breadth of disciplines represented in the submissions from across the health sciences.

CGHSR congratulates Nicole Basta and Melanie Nicol on their achievements and hopes that all the proposals submitted foster continued discussion and collaboration to advance global health research activities in Uganda.