As we continue to prepare for this next stage of conducting research in a COVID-19 world, we have been working closely with our field teams and local IRBs to determine how we can continue to engage our participants via video conferences, phone calls or small groups in order to make sure our important work moves forward.
In the meantime, our training programs are moving ahead with our Researcher Resilience Training (RRT) Fellows and Global LEAD Trainees set to officially launch their summer programs online on June 1. Note, we are still recruiting for a one to two year postdoctoral position as part of the LEAD program (more info below). We also learned that we received a D43 training award funded by the Fogarty International Center and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development that will train 18 early career Ugandan investigators interested in HIV and mental health research over the next five years. More information about this prestigious training award can be found below.
In early May, we had an editorial about the additional challenges COVID-19 brings to low-resourced settings that was featured in Uganda’s leading national newspaper, New Vision, which can be found here. A new publication exploring sexual risk behaviors among young adults in Kenya that was co-authored by ICHAD Faculty Affiliate Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson and ICHAD Director Fred Ssewamala was published in PLoS ONE and can be found here.