ICHAD Associate Director Betsy Abente, for was selected to participate in FOCUS STL.

Congratulations to ICHAD Associate Director Betsy Abente, for being selected to participate in FOCUS STL, the Saint Louis region’s premier civic leadership organization. FOCUS prepares a diverse base of leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St. Louis region through a nine-month experience-based leadership training, civic issue education and public engagement initiatives. Please join me in […]

Leslie Adams, PhD, MPH, receives grant to study suicidality among Black men

Researcher Resilience Training (RRT) fellow Leslie Adams, PhD, MPH has been awarded a two-year grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to support her research, titled “Real-time assessments of suicidality among Black men: A mixed methods approach.” This grant will allow her to pursue a mixed methods study in which she will incorporate digital health and […]

ICHAD/SMART Africa Uganda team experiences working with the centers.

"I joined ICHAD in May 2018 as a driver. This opportunity gave me a chance to meet and interact with various people. It also opened up my mind in different aspects in the research field. Through good clinical practice and other human subjects protection trainings, I learned how to work with, protect, and interact with […]

Experiences from ICHAD/SMART Africa Uganda team members working with the centers.

I am fortunate to have worked with ICHAD for over 7 years and have grown professionally, being promoted from an interviewer to my current role as  a Senior Data Manager. In this journey, I have learned how to design data collection tools and databases, maintain data quality, and how to conduct data analysis with the […]

ICHAD and SMART Africa Center members published an article in AIDS Care journal

Congratulations to ICHAD and SMART Africa Center members Drs. Fred Ssewamala, Proscovia Nabunya, Ozge Sensoy Bahar, ICHAD Affiliate Dr. Patricia Cavazos, and PhD student William Byansi for the recent publication “The impact of discomfort with HIV status and hopelessness on depressive symptoms among adolescents living with HIV in Uganda” in AIDS Care. The publication examines the relationship among […]

Dr. Manasi Kumar, SMART Africa-Kenya Co-Investigator’s work was featured in the NIH’s Fogarty International Center’s monthly newsletter

Congratulations to Dr. Manasi Kumar, SMART Africa-Kenya Co-Investigator and Senior Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Nairobi, whose impactful work was recently featured in the NIH’s Fogarty International Center’s monthly newsletter. Since the pandemic began, Dr. Kumar has shifted the focus of her research to examine how COVID-19 […]

SMART Africa-Kenya In-Country PI, Dr. Anne Mbwayo published an article in Global Social Welfare journal.

SMART Africa-Kenya In-Country PI, Dr. Anne Mbwayo recently published an article in Global Social Welfare titled “Mental Health in Kenyan Schools: Teachers’ Perspectives.” In this qualitative study, Dr. Mbwayo and her colleagues interviewed public primary and secondary school teachers in Kenya, to better understand the teachers’ experience with mental health problems in schools and how they are […]

Dr. Fred Ssewamala and ICHAD Affiliate Dr. Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson published a paper in AIDS and Behavior journal

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Fred Ssewamala and ICHAD Affiliate Dr. Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson on their recent publication “Microenterprise Intervention to Reduce Sexual Risk Behaviors and Increase Employment and HIV Preventive Practices Among Economically-Vulnerable African-American Young Adults (EMERGE): A Feasibility Randomized Clinical Trial” published in AIDS and Behavior. The paper explores the feasibility of conducting a […]

Supporting CHILD-global research fellows

On June 11, mentors and technical advisory committee (TAC) members for the CHILD-Global Research Fellowship program met for the first time on a zoom call. Mentors and TAC members represent institutions including Makerere University, Rakai Health Sciences Program, Mildmay Uganda, Reach the Youth Uganda, and Kyambogo University. These nine national and global experts will support and mentor […]

ICHAD/SMART Africa training programs launched 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 […]

ICHAD welcomes four new team members

Please join us in welcoming ICHAD’s latest members including: Raymond Atwebembere, Study Coordinator; Namuyaba Olive Imelda, Assistant Study Coordinator; Francis Ssenabulya Ssemujju, Assistant Training Coordinator; and Emmanuel Amoako, Research Assistant.  Raymond Atwebembere is a pre-graduate of the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery program at the Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU). Prior to joining medical school, Raymond served as a Research Assistant at ICHAD […]