March 03, 2022

The Mary Heersink Institute for Global Health announces its Pilot Project grantees

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The Mary Heersink Institute for Global Health is excited to announce the first cohort of Pilot Project grantees.

The goal of the institute’s Pilot Project is to foster collaboration between investigators at UAB and international partners as they work to address pressing global health challenges.

Pilot funding is provided to projects that will generate preliminary data for larger future projects, support promising investigators, junior investigators, and trainees, and/or build capacity to improve outcomes over the long term. Successful applicants were notified on Feb. 28.

Congratulations to the Principal Investigators and teams selected in 2022.

 

“Sildenafil citrate to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes in low-resource settings: a randomized feasibility trial”

“Sildenafil citrate to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes in low-resource settings: a randomized feasibility trial”

Principle Investigator: Nora Switchenko, M.D., UAB Department of Pediatrics

Co-investigators: Elizabeth Kibaru, M.D., Egerton University, Amos Otara, M.D., Egerton University, Akila Subramaniam, M.D., UAB Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Waldemar Carlo, M.D., UAB Department of Pediatrics

“Developing Egyptian Investigators to Explore Colorectal Cancer Prevention Knowledge and Behavior: The Colorectal Cancer Research Education Program (C-CREP)”

“Developing Egyptian Investigators to Explore Colorectal Cancer Prevention Knowledge and Behavior: The Colorectal Cancer Research Education Program (C-CREP)”

Principle Investigator: Lori Bateman, Ph.D., UAB Division of Preventive Medicine

Co-investigators: Waleed Arafat, M.D., Ph.D., Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and Mona Fouad, M.D., UAB Office of Diversity and Inclusion

“Establishing an intercontinental alliance between UAB and the Africa Health Research Institute in South Africa to accelerate research and training to help end the tuberculosis pandemic”

“Establishing an intercontinental alliance between UAB and the Africa Health Research Institute in South Africa to accelerate research and training to help end the tuberculosis pandemic”

Principle Investigator: Adrie Steyn, Ph.D., UAB Department of Microbiology

Co-investigators: Paul Benson, M.D., UAB Department of Pathology, Amit Gaggar, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Medicine, Bridgette Cumming, Ph.D., Africa Health Research Institute, and Jonathan Kalehoff, M.D., UAB Department of Medicine