Career Development Fellowships

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

2015 Career Development Fellowships

ALRTI  
Career Development Fellow: Dr Michael Owusu
Nasopharyngeal microbiota in HIV-positive children presenting with respiratory disease

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
Starting date: 1 June 2017
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA-2015-CDF-1033

BTR-TB  
Career Development Fellow: Dr Ali Esmail
Biomarker profile predicting unsuccessful treatment response in patients with MDR-TB

University of Cape Town, Lung Institute (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town, South Africa
Starting date: 1 May 2017
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 148,399
Grant agreement: TMA-2015-CDF-1052

BU-RPA  
Career Development Fellow: Dr Michael Frimpong
Rapid detection of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection by recombinase polymerase amplification

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
Starting date: 1 June 2017
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,262
Grant agreement: TMA-2015-CDF-979

IPTp-SP resistance in Nigeria
Career Development Fellow: Dr Atinuke Olaleye
Determinants and prevalence of parasite resistance among pregnant women receiving Intermittent Preventive Treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (ITTp-SP) in a malaria endemic community

Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria
Starting date: 1 July 2017
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 85,875
Grant agreement: TMA-2015-CDF-973

ISoRes
Career Development Fellow: Dr Deogratius Ssemwanga
Immunological selection of recombinants following HIV-1 superinfection

Uganda National Health Research Organisation (UNHRO), Entebbe, Uganda
Starting date: 1 August 2017
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 148,847
Grant agreement: TMA-2015-CDF-982

Linezolid for DR-TB in South Africa
Career Development Fellow: Dr Sean Wasserman
Optimising linezolid use for drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa: the effects of linezolid exposure on toxicity, treatment response, and linezolid resistance

University of Cape Town, South Africa
Starting date: 1 June 2017
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,605
Grant agreement: TMA-2015-CDF-1018

LOCATOR
Career Development Fellow: Dr Agnes Kiragga
Tracing non-retained HIV-positive pregnant women and their babies

Infectious Diseases Institute Ltd (IDI), Kampala, Uganda
Starting date: 1 July 2017
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,825
Grant agreement: TMA-2015-CDF-1036

READY-Study
Career Development Fellow: Dr Joseph Fokam
Evaluation of treatment response, drug resistance and HIV-1 variability among adolescents on first- and second-line antiretroviral therapy in Cameroon

International Reference Centre Chantal Biya, Yaounde, Cameroon
Starting date:1 July 2017
Duration:30 months
Grant amount:EUR 149,656
Grant agreement:TMA-2015-CDF-1027

REMIND
Career Development Fellow: Dr Marion Sumari-de Boer
Effect of reminder cues and tailored feedback on adherence to antiretroviral drug treatment among HIV-positive individuals in the Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania

The Good Samaritan Foundation (Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre GSF KCMC), Moshi, Tanzania
Starting date:1 June 2017
Duration:36 months
Grant amount:EUR 148,493
Grant agreement:TMA-2015-CDF-972

TB-Lung FACT
Career Development Fellow: Dr Marieke van der Zalm
The impact of pulmonary tuberculosis and other lower respiratory tract pathogens on lung function in young South African children

Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Starting date:1 July 2017
Duration:36 months
Grant amount:EUR 147,763
Grant agreement:TMA-2015-CDF-1012

TEHSA
Career Development Fellow: Dr Admire T. Chikandiwa
The epidemiology of human papilloma virus and associated disease in HIV-positive men in South Africa

Wits health Consortium (Pty) Ltd (WHC), Johannesburg, South Africa
Starting date: 1 June 2017
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 150,000
Grant agreement: TMA-2015-CDF-1032

TREND STUDY  
Career Development Fellow: Dr Mercy Karoney
Proximal tubular renal dysfunction among HIV patients on tenofovir versus tenofovir sparing regimen

MOI University, College of Health Sciences (MUCHS), Eldoret, Kenya
Starting date: 1 May 2017
Duration: 24 months
Grant amount: EUR 99,877
Grant agreement: TMA-2015-CDF-1002

TWICE YEARLY TREATMENT FOR THE CONTROL OF LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS 
Career Development Fellow: Dr Dziedzom K. de Souza
Cluster randomised community-based trial of annual versus biannual single-dose ivermectin plus albendazole against Wuchereria bancrofti infection in human and mosquito populations

Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), Accra, Ghana
Starting date: 1 April 2017
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,885
Grant agreement: TMA-2015-CDF-976

UCE
Career Development Fellow: Dr Humphrey Kariuki Njaanake
Urinary Cytokine ELISA: A tool for assessing urinary tract pathology in Schistosoma haematobium infections

University of Nairobi (UoN), Nairobi, Kenya
Starting date: 1 August 2017
Duration: 36 months
Grant amount: EUR 149,646
Grant agreement: TMA-2015-CDF-995