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2014-2015 Fellows

Debby Basu, PhD
Home Institution: Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis, Emory University
Fellowship Site: Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group, Zambia
Fellowship Project: Impact of Couples’ Voluntary Counseling and Testing and Antiretroviral Treatment on HIV-1 Transmission within Cohabiting Heterosexual Serodiscordant Couples in Zambia

Lisa Bebell, MD
Home Institution: Fellow, Infecious Diseases and Critical Care, Harvard University/MGH
Fellowship Site: Makerere Hospital, Uganda
Fellowship Project: Maternal sepsis in Mbarara, Uganda—epidemiology, microbiology and the effect of a nursing intervention promoting early recognition of sepsis

Kidenya Benson, MD, MSc, MS, PhD candidate
Home Institution: Lecturer, PhD Candidate, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Weill Bugando Medical College
Fellowship Site: Weill Bugando Medical College, Tanzania
Fellowship Project: Drug Resistance and Genetic Diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from North-western Tanzania

Lindsay Boole, MD, MPH
Home Institution: Resident, Internal Medicine and Global Health, Duke University
Fellowship Site: Moi University, Kenya
Fellowship Project: Clinical Trial of an Algorithm for Management of Severe Sepsis in a Low-Resource Healthcare Setting in Kenya

Dorothy Dow, MD, MSc-GH
Home Institution: Fellow, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Duke University
Fellowship Site: Kilimajaro Medical Centre, Tanzania
Fellowship Project: Establishing Mental Health Needs in HIV-Positive Adolescents in Tanzania

Aynsley Duncan, MD student
Home Institution: Medical Student, School of Medicine, Cornell University
Fellowship Site: GHESKIO, Haiti
Fellowship Project: The effect of 4-­‐drug TB therapy on the number of viable but nonculturable (VBNC) M. tuberculosis in sputum

Najibah Galadanci, MD, MPH student
Home Institution: Consultant Haematologist, MPH Student, Pediatric Pulmonology, Vanderbilt University
Fellowship Site: Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
Fellowship Project: Feasibility of secondary stroke prevention strategy in Children and Adults with Sickle Cell Disease in a Low Income Country using low dose Hydroxyurea Therapy.

Mubarakali Janmohamed, MD, MMed
Home Institution: Physician, Lecturer, , Weill Bugando Medical College
Fellowship Site: Weill Bugando Medical College, Tanzania
Fellowship Project: Chronic Kidney Disease in Tanzania

Violet Kayamba, MBChB, MMed
Home Institution: Medical doctor, lecturer, Internal Medicine, University of Zambia
Fellowship Site: University of Zambia, Zambia
Fellowship Project: An exploratory study to determine the influence of HIV viral suppression on gastric pre-malignant lesions, pH and Helicobacter pylori infection

Laura Lewandowski, MD, MS-GH student
Home Institution: Fellow, Pediatric Rheumatology & Global Health, Duke University
Fellowship Site: University of Cape Town, South Africa
Fellowship Project: PULSE: Pediatric Update on Lupus in South Africa: Epidemiology and Management

Amisha Patel, MD
Home Institution: Fellow, Cardiovascular Diseases, Northwestern University
Fellowship Site: Public Health Foundation of India, India
Fellowship Project: Evaluating Pre-Hospital Systems of Care for Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) in India

Jorge Salinas, MD
Home Institution: Fellow, Infectious Diseases, Emory University
Fellowship Site: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fellowship Project: Biomarkers of Plasmodium vivax Malaria Severity in the Brazilian Amazon

Andrew Tomita, PhD
Home Institution: Research Fellow, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Columbia University
Fellowship Site: University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Fellowship Project: Neuropsychiatric Management in KwaZulu-Natal Investigation (NomaKwaZi)

Fernando Val, PhD student
Home Institution: Emory University
Fellowship Site: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fellowship Project: Biomarkers of Plasmodium vivax Malaria Severity in the Brazilian Amazon

Sugut Wilson, MBChB, MMed
Home Institution: Fellow, Cardiology, CVPD Centre of Excellence, Eldoret
Fellowship Site: Moi University, Kenya
Fellowship Project: Echocardiographic and ECG findings among diabetic patients with and without peripheral artery disease (PAD) at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH), Eldoret