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UCGHI GloCal Health Fellowship Program Announces New Fellows and Application for Next Year

2014 GloCal Health Fellows Announced

The UC Global Health Institute is proud to announce the 2014-2015 cohort of UCGHI GloCal Health Fellows. Funded by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the fellowship program, which is in its third year, provides global health research training opportunities for U.S. postdoctoral fellows, professional students, doctoral students, and junior faculty, as well as international postdoctoral fellows. Fellows come from any of the 10 UC campuses or 27 partnering international institutions. This year's fellows will be carrying out their fellowship research projects in diverse settings in lower-to-middle-income countries around the world, including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, China, Guatemala, and Mexico. Read more…

2014-2015 GloCal Health Fellows:

  • Arthur Mpimbaza, Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (Uganda): Determinants of disease severity among hospitalized children with severe malaria in Uganda
  • Chongguang Yang, Fudan University (China): Patient costs of tuberculosis services among the rural-to-urban migrant population in China: Impacts on diagnosis, treatment and transmission
  • David Heller, UCSF (Uganda): Strengthening Hypertension Control Through Sustainable East Africa Research in Community Health (SEARCH): A Capacity Assessment
  • Felicia Chow, UCSF (China): A feasibility study of the transcranial Doppler carbon dioxide challenge to evaluate cerebral vasoreactivity in HIV-infected individuals in China
  • Helen Byakwaga, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Uganda): Translational Research of Kaposi's Sarcoma in East Africa
  • Hendry Sawe, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Tanzania): Clinical epidemiology of patients with chronic disease presenting to an urban emergency department in Tanzania: Experience from Sickle Cell Disease or HIV
  • Isabella Epiu, Makerere University (Uganda): A comprehensive review of the capacity of district and regional referral hospitals in Uganda to provide safe anesthesia for obstetric patients
  • Juliana Haber, UC Davis (Guatemala): Associations between maternal diet, maternal nutrient status, and effects of lipid-based nutrient supplements on breast milk nutrient composition and infant status of selected vitamins in Guatemala
  • Kendra Byrd, UC Davis (Kenya): Understanding associations between infection, inflammation, and iron status in infants in rural, western Kenya
  • Lilliam Pinzón, UCSF (Mexico): Evaluation of dental restorations at the Binational Free-Clinic in Tijuana-Mexico
  • Linnet Ongeri, Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kenya): Mental Health Needs Assessment in Kaloleni Sub County
  • Miguel Pinedo, UC San Diego (Mexico): Circular migration and HIV transmission in Mexico
  • Milagros Becerra Ramirez, UC San Diego (Mexico): Barriers to accessing HIV prevention services and the role of untreated STIs among women who inject drugs in Tijuana's Zona Norte
  • Monica Ulibarri, UC San Diego (Mexico): Cultural adaptation of a couple-based HIV prevention for FSWs and their non-commercial partners in Mexico
  • Natalie Ferraiolo, UC San Diego (Mexico): Depression Among Deportees Undergoing Gang Tattoo Removal in Tijuana
  • Silvia Verdugo, UC San Diego (Mexico): The Who, Why and Where of Overdose in a Cohort of Injection Drug Users in Tijuana, Mexico.

2015-2016 Fellowships

The application for next year's fellowships - beginning July 2015 - will be available online as of Sept. 2, with a Dec. 1, 2014 application deadline. To read more about the fellowship or apply, please visit the UCGHI GloCal Health Fellowship website.