As the global community adjusts to life during a pandemic, February marked the beginning of a measured return to in-person meetings and travel for our team. ICHAD Director Fred Ssewamala spent several weeks at our Uganda offices, bringing together the ICHAD Uganda staff for a retreat to review our accomplishments and best practices and to look ahead to new research studies, programs, and collaborations on the horizon. In addition, our D43 CHILD-GRF fellows met in person for training workshops on developing an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and Responsible Conduct in Research. We also received funding for a new study, welcomed a new staff member in Uganda, shared the Suubi4Stigma baseline report and the 2021 Capacity Building Report, and celebrated many accomplishments and milestones among our staff, trainees, and alumni.
Our capacity building team has been busy selecting the next cohorts for the upcoming summer training programs, as well as recruiting a one-year postdoctoral associate with the LEAD program. Our field staff have been dedicating their time to ongoing participant interviews and follow-up. And we are thrilled to begin planning the “Forum on Child and Adolescent Global Health Research and Capacity Building” to be held June 20-30, 2022, in Kampala and Masaka, Uganda. We’ll have more details soon!
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