SMART Africa Fellows Update

Congratulations to our SMART Africa Global Fellows on these recent accomplishments: Maji Hailemariam was recently promoted to Research Assistant Professor at Michigan State University and invited to join Frontiers in Health Services as an editorial board member! Hadiza Osuji founded and is the Executive Director of Africa International Collaborative Center. She and her multidisciplinary team […]

LEAD, RRT, and CHILD-GRF applications now open!

Applications for ICHAD’s training programs are now open. All applications are completed online and have a deadline of January 4, 2021. Please see the flyer and visit each program website for eligibility and application requirements. Links to each application site are below. If you have questions about the programs, please contact Laura Peer at Please help us […]

ICHAD/SMART Africa fellows featured in this year’s council on social work education (CSWE) annual program meeting

This year’s Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting featured several ICHAD training program trainees, fellows, and alumni. Held on November 16-20, the theme was “Leading Critical Conversations: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” and featured three ICHAD fellows: Tyriesa Howell, PhD, was a LEAD trainee in the summer 2020 cohort. She participated in a panel discussion, […]

Apollo Kivumbi nominated to be an early career researcher (ECR) with the ethics for mental health digital innovation for young people in Africa (EMDIYA) network

CHILD-GRF Fellow and SMART Africa-Uganda In-Country Principal Investigator Apollo Kivumbi, MBchB, MPH, was nominated to be an Early Career Researcher (ECR) with the Ethics for Mental Health Digital Innovation for Young People in Africa (EMDIYA) Network. The EMDIYA ECR is a formative grant in which Dr. Kivumbi and his colleagues are working towards a larger-scale project with […]

ICHAD/SMART Africa training programs launch the 2020 summer training session on June 8 via zoom

The ICHAD/SMART Africa training programs launched the 2020 summer training session on June 8 with a Zoom orientation meeting bringing together all 25 trainees from the three training programs: Researcher Resilience Training (RRT), LEAD Global Training Program (LEAD), and CHILD-Global Research Fellowship (CHILD-GRF). Trainees from across the US and Uganda met each other and shared […]

ICHAD/SMART Africa LEAD training program

The ICHAD/SMART Africa training programs consist of three NIH-funded training grants–LEAD Global Training Program (Co-Directors: Dr. Fred Ssewamala and Dr. Patricia Cavazos-Rehg), Researcher Resilience Training (Co-Directors: Dr. Fred Ssewamala, Dean Mary McKay, and Dr. Sean Joe), and CHILD-Global Research Fellows (Co-Directors: Dr. Fred Ssewamala, Dean Mary McKay, and Dr. Noeline Nakasujja). The programs support early career researchers in domestic and […]