RTC Cohorts

RTC Cohort 2

Cohort 2 of the Research Training Collaborative consists of students from University of Minnesota and Makerere University collaborating to advance three research projects in 2018-2019.

RTC One Health Team

RTC One Health Team

Evaluating Seroprevalence and Risk Factors of Toxoplasma gondii in Uganda

Students

  • Maria Bryan, University of Minnesota, Medical School
  • Mateo Frumholtz, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health
  • Jacob Gizamba, Makerere University, COVAB (Wildlife Health and Management)
  • Robert Kimera, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences (Immunology & Microbiology)
  • Emilly Nandawula, Makerere University, COVAB (Vet Med)
  • Stewart Walukaga, Makerere University, School of Statistics (Population Studies)

Mentors

  • Professor Francis Ejobi, Makerere University, Veterinary Public Health
  • Lawrence Mugisha, Makerere University, Veterinary Medicine
  • Claudia Munoz-Zanzi, University of Minnesota, Environmental Health Science - Public Health
  • Sylvia Wanzala, University of Minnesota, Veterinary Population Medicine

RTC Infectious Disease Team

RTC Infectious Disease Team

Development, implementation, and assessment of an antimicrobial stewardship program at a university hospital in Uganda

Students

  • Alexia Martin, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health
  • Meena Murugappan, University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy/School of Public Health
  • Imelda Namatovu, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences (Nursing)
  • Jonathan Nkalobu, Makerere University, School of Medicine
  • Brian Nyiro, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences (Immunology & Microbiology)

Mentors

  • Amanda Beaudoin, MN Department of Health
  • Susan Kline, University of Minnesota, Infectious Disease and International Medicine
  • Henry Kajumbula, Makerere University, Microbiology
  • Mohammed Lamorde, Makerere University, Infectious Diseases Institute

RTC Reproductive Health Team

RTC Reproductive Health Team

Implementation of neonatal jaundice management among preterm newborns in selected Ugandan health facilities: a quality improvement study

Students

  • Businge Alinaitwe, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences (Nursing)
  • Charles Kato, Makerere University, School of Medicine
  • Petranilla Nakamya, Makerere University, School of Public Health
  • Francis Nkunzimana, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences (Clinical Epi & Biostats)
  • Emily (June) Zolfaghari, University of Minnesota, Medical School

Mentors

  • Elizabeth Ayebare, Makerere University, Department of Nursing
  • Tom Ngabirano, Makerere University, Department of Nursing
  • Jameel Winter, University of Minnesota, Division of Neonatology

RTC Cohort 1

RTC Cohort 1 advanced research projects in 2017-2018.

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Team 1

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

Team 2

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

Team 3

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

Team 4

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.