Career Development Fellowships 2016

Career Development Fellowships aim to support junior to mid-career researchers to train and develop their clinical research skills.

ABOUT
Career Development Fellow: Dr Jane Wanyama
Antiretroviral therapy outcomes, barriers and facilitators of adherence and linkage to care among individuals initiating treatment following test and start guidelines in an urban HIV clinic in Uganda

Infectious Diseases Institute Limited (IDI), Kampala, Uganda 
Starting date: 1 June 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,891
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1602

ARA
Career Development Fellow: Dr Obinna Ekwunife
Conditional economic incentives and motivational interviewing to improve adolescents’ retention and adherence to antiretroviral therapy in south-east Nigeria: a cluster randomised trial

Nnamdi Azikiwi University (NAU), Enugu, Nigeria 
Starting date: 1 June 2018
Duration: 30 months
Grant amount: EUR 148,782
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1548

ChoVaxim
Career Development Fellow: Dr Caroline C. Chisenga
Immunogenicity to cholera vaccine with a population at risk in Zambia: mapping the kinetics of immune responses over time

Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Zambia Limited (CIDRZ), Lusaka, Zambia
Starting date: 1 July 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,956
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1550

EBOV-RDT-ROC
Career Development Fellow: Dr Misaki Wayengera
Receiver operator characterisation of novel EBOV/MARV-GP epitopes using 2014-2015 Siera Leonian Ebola patient samples at the NICD BSL-IV

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Starting date: 1 August 2018
Duration: 18 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,688
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1545

ECIP
Career Development Fellow: Dr Sylvie Kwedi
An innovative collaboration model between the national TB control program and informal healthcare providers to detect additional cases of TB in Cameroon

University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon
Starting date: 1 August 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,963
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1570

EDIIMark2
Career Development Fellow: Dr Boris K. Tchounga
Epidemiology, diagnosis algorithms and prognostic role of immunologic and inflammatory markers among HIV-2-infected individuals in West Africa

Association PAC-CI (PAC-CI), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Starting date: 1 August 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,958
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1597

ESSLDPQ P4502D6
Career Development Fellow: Dr Richard Mwaiswelo
Single low-dose primaquine efficacy and safety for treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria based on cytichrome P450 2D6 activity in Bagamoyo district, Tanzania

Tropical Pesticides Research Institute (TPRI), Ausha, Tanzania
Starting date: 1 August 2018
Duration: 30 months
Grant amount: EUR 148,050
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1555

Evaluate 4mTB
Career Development Fellow: Dr Fanie Malherbe
Evaluating the response to 4 and 6 month treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis by 18F-FDG PET/CT lung imaging

Stellenbosch University (SU), Stellenbosch, South Africa
Starting date: 1 April 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,696
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1576

FERDAR
Career Development Fellow: Dr Yunia Mayanja
A prospective cohort study to access the feasibility of enrolling and retaining adolescents at risk of HIV infection from hotspots in Kampala Uganda

Uganda National Health Research Organisation (UNHRO), Entebbe, Uganda
Starting date: 1 August 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,412
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1574

Geographical differences in the immune response
Career Development Fellow: Dr Moustapha Mbow
Immune responses in rural to urban gradient: identifying geographical footprints of the immune system to improve vaccine development

Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD), Dakar, Senegal
Starting date: 1 July 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 148,924
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1595

IPTP-SP+
Career Development Fellow: Dr Jean-Bertin Kabuya
Safety and efficacy of intermittent presumptive treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine using rapid diagnostic test screening and treatment at first antenatal visit

Tropical Diseases Research Centre (TDRC), Ndola, Zambia
Starting date: 1 July 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,999
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1584

Kenya CVHIV
Career Development Fellow: Dr Tecla Temu
Inflammation, T Cell activation and sub-clinical atherosclerosis in treated HIV infection

University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Starting date: 1 December 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,000
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1598

Masquisard
Career Development Fellow: Dr Justin Nono Komguep
Identification of host regulators of tissue fibroproliferative pathology in schistosomiasis-diseased children in Africa

University of Cape Town (UCT), Cape Town, South Africa
Starting date: 1 July 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 140,277
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1571

MIDAS
Career Development Fellow: Dr Aida Sivro
Mucosal type 1 IFN desensitisation and the risk of HIV acquisition

Centre for the AIDS programme of research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Durban, South Africa
Starting date: 1 July 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1582

MyTB
Career Development Fellow: Dr Nelita Du Plessis
Host-directed therapy: Myeloid derived suppressor cell ablation by phosphodiesterase inhibitor

Stellenbosch University (SU), Stellenbosch, South Africa
Starting date: 1 April 2018
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 148,627
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1564
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PSOP24-377
Career Development Fellow: Dr Kingsley Badu
PSOP24-377: An infectious bite marker for sensitive malaria detection and population level surveillance

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
Starting date: 1 July 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 144,500
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1605

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SAEFRIF
Career Development Fellow: Dr Christine Sekaggya
Safety and efficacy of high-dose rifampicin in TB-HIV co-infected patients on efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy

Infectious Diseases Institute Limited (IDI), Kampala, Uganda
Starting date: 1 June 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1580
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SecBILE
Career Development Fellow: Dr Alexander Kwarteng
Impact of secondary bacterial infection in the development of filarial lymphedema among Ghanaian patients

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
Starting date: 1 July 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1561

SPATOMA
Career Development Fellow: Assistent Prof. Yaya Kassogue
Study of pharmcogenetics of ARVs treatment outcomes in Mali, West Africa

Université des sciences, des techniques et des technologies de Bamako (USTTB), Bamako, Mali
Starting date: 1 July 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 147,585
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1566

TRACING
Career Development Fellow: Dr Evaezi Okpokoro
Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection rates among health care workers in a HIV care and treatment centre in Nigeria

Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN), Abuja, Nigeria
Starting date: 1 July 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1583

VXMedSSurv
Career Development Fellow: Dr Dan Kajungu
Vaccines and medicines utilisation and safety monitoring system in a health and demographic surveillance system, Uganda

Makerere University Centre for Health and Population Research Limited (MUCHAP), Iganga, Uganda
Starting date: 1 June 2018
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 148,627
Grant agreement: TMA2016CDF-1563

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