RTC Cohorts

URTC Cohort in gathering in KampalaUganda RTC Cohort gathering in Kampala in August 2017. 

2016-17 Research Teams

Team 1

A study to determine the prevalence of Mycobacterium Bovis in slaughtered cattle in the city abattoirs of Kampala, Uganda

Students

  • Patrick Albert, Makerere University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-security (CoVAB)
  • Anna Munsey, University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Sophia Namuddu, Makerere University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-security (CoVAB)
  • James Watuwa, Makerere University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-security (CoVAB)

Mentors

  • Clovice Kankya, Makerere University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-security (CoVAB)
  • Lawrence Mugisha, Makerere University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-security (CoVAB)
  • Margaret Saimo-Kahwa, Makerere University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-security (CoVAB)
  • Kimberly VanderWaal, University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine

Learn more in URTC Spotlight: Team 1 completes sample collection in Kampala abattoirs.

Team 2

Lung function and quality of life in survivors of drug-resistant tuberculosis

Students

  • Joseph Baluku, Makerere University, School of Medicine
  • Mathias Lubega, Makerere University, School of Medicine
  • Edwin Nuwagira, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, School of Medicine
  • Anna Stadelman, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health

Mentors

  • Pauline Byakika-Kibwika, Makerere University, School of Medicine
  • Ken Kunisaki, University of Minnesota, Medical School
  • Harriet Mayanja Kizza, Makerere University, School of Medicine
  • Joshua Rhein, University of Minnesota, Medical School

Team 3

Evaluating the first year of the routine CRAG screening program in the reduction of HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis in Uganda

Students

  • Bridget Griffith, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health
  • Enock Kagimu, Makerere University, School of Medicine
  • Julius Kiwanuka, Makerere University, School of Public Health

Mentors

  • Nicole Basta, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health
  • David Meya, Makerere University, School of Medicine
  • Aggrey Semeere, Makerere University, School of Medicine

Team 4

Effect of adherence and malnutrition on pharmacokinetics and virologic outcomes of atazanavir in HIV-infected adolescents

Students

  • Dave Darshit Ashok, Makerere University, School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Nana Jacqueline Nakiddu, Makerere University, School of Medicine
  • Aine Provia, Makerere University, School of Health Sciences
  • Erin Sodawasser, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health

Mentors

  • Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka, Makerere University, School of Medicine
  • Melanie Nicol, University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy
  • Bob Opoka, Makerere University, School of Medicine
  • Christine Sekaggya-Wiltshire, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences

Learn more in URTC Spotlight: Team 4 prepares for data collection.