As we welcome longer and warmer days in the US, we are thrilled to receive two new grants this month. ICHAD has been awarded the $5 million Fogarty International Center’s flagship LAUNCH research training grant. Within less than one month, our team and partners have established the training program, ACHIEVE, and we are in the process of recruiting the first cohort of ten trainees interested in expanding their knowledge and skills in global health, dissemination and implementation research, and data science, from the US and six countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
ICHAD also received a $2.4 million NIH award for the Bridges-Round 2 study to examine the longitudinal impacts of an economic empowerment intervention on HIV risk prevention and care continuum outcomes among orphaned youth transitioning to young adulthood.
In addition, we are delighted to welcome a new Training Programs Manager, Chelsea Hand-Sheridan, to the ICHAD-US office. In our Uganda office, two team members have taken on new roles: Dr. Raymond Atwebembere is now the Study Coordinator and Ms. Gertrude Nabbosa is the Deputy Study Coordinator for the recently launched Obuvumu study. We are happy to be working with them in these new roles!
In addition to launching these new programs, we are planning the Forum on Child and Adolescent Global Health Research and Capacity Building, in Kampala and Masaka, Uganda. We look forward to gathering with trainees, partners, and stakeholders in person in Uganda after so many months of virtual and long-distance collaboration.
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