Stellah Mpagama, MD, PhD, a visiting faculty scholar from Kibong’oto Infectious Diseases Hospital, Tanzania, and Scott Heysell, MD, an associate professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases and director of UVA’s Center for Global Health Equity, received a supplemental award to their D43 training grant to develop research leaders in Tanzania working at the intersection of non-communicable and infectious diseases.
The award will support eight undergraduates from UVA that are underrepresented in the health sciences to join Tanzanian scientist-led research teams over two years. The support will include virtual and in-person training, summer stipend, and travel to Tanzania. Other participating faculty include Tania Thomas, MD, in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases and Sana Syed, MD, in the Department of Pediatrics’ Division of Gastroenterology.
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