As we enter the holiday season, the ICHAD and SMART Africa teams have so much to be thankful for. Our teams in Uganda and the U.S. have welcomed new team members—Dr. Elizabeth Nakiyingi, the new Medical Specialist/Advisor for ICHAD Field Studies in Uganda, and Natasja Magorokosho, Administrative Coordinator and Research Assistant, in the U.S. office. In addition, three ICHAD U.S. staff members were promoted this month. Dr. Rachel Brathwaite is now the Senior Research Fellow and Data Analyst, Bethel Mandefro is the new Program Coordinator, and Laura Peer is the Associate Director for Capacity Building.
You can learn more about the important research the ICHAD team is conducting to reduce new incidences of HIV and sexuall transmitted infections among economically vulnerable women in Uganda through our Kyaterekera Project (see Research Spotlight below).
In addition, the fall semester has been a season of welcoming new spouses and new babies. We were thrilled to celebrate the wedding of Dr. Proscovia Nabunya, ICHAD Co-Director, in November, and in December we will be celebrating, mom-to-be Jennifer Nattabi and new dad Joshua Kiyingi at a joint baby shower!
Lastly, we are so grateful for our collaborators in the U.S. and around the world who have enabled ICHAD to have yet another productive year and impact the lives of thousands of people. We look forward to sharing our accomplishments in the upcoming Annual Report.
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