November 2022 Newsletter

Giving Thanks

As we wrap up the year, there is a lot for which we are thankful. In November, Dr. Fred Ssewamala was honored among top global researchers at the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) 2022 Awards for his contributions to translational research in child and adolescent mental health. Dr. Ozge Sensoy Bahar and Dr. Proscovia Nabunya, along with WashU colleague Penina Acayo Laker, received a Global Incubator Seed Grant to test visual solutions developed to reduce mental health stigma among school-aged children in Uganda. ICHAD’s research focused on promoting the health and economic stability of women engaged in commercial sex work in Southern Uganda was well represented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting by two of our PhD student research fellows, and 13 of our team members will be presenting ICHAD’s research at the upcoming SSWR Annual Conference. We are also celebrating the educational and career accomplishments of several team members, trainees and program alumni.

We continue to be thankful for our many partners and collaborators who have supported our work and enabled another successful year. Look out for our Annual Report and more exiting news and events in the new year. Most of all, we are thankful for the children and families who inspire and motivate us every day.

Wishing you a peaceful holiday season.

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