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The Johns Hopkins University-Makerere University Chronic Consequences of Trauma, Injuries and Disability in Uganda (JHU-MU Chronic TRIAD), is funded by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health. Coordinated by the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the JHU-MU Chronic TRIAD supports four cohorts of long-term trainees.

In February, five fellows from our third cohort successfully defended their TRIAD-related dissertations and graduated from the program.

The JHU-MU Chronic TRIAD program aims to strengthen research capacity on the long-term health and economic consequences of trauma, injuries and disability across the lifespan in Uganda through an innovative model of sustainable capacity development.

The program is based on the close partnership between Johns Hopkins and Makerere University School of Public Health, two academic institutions with a strong commitment to understanding the long-term impact of trauma and injuries, experience in research, and a history of collaborative work.

Learn more about the program here.

Below are the fellows and their dissertation titles: 

  Chronic TRIAD Jennifer
 
Jennifer Namagembe successfully defended her dissertation, “Assessment of the nature of pre-hospital care provided to road traffic injury patients reporting to Mulago Hospital.”
 
  Chronic TRIAD fellow Claire
 
Claire Biribawa successfully defended her dissertation, “Alcohol intoxication among bodaboda drivers, related injuries and health costs at Mulago National Hospital.” 
 
 Chronic TRIAD Fellow Phoebe

Phoebe Alitubeera, a fellow from our supplementary training program on the intersection between Trauma/Disability and HIV in Uganda (JHU-MU supplementary grant), successfully defended her dissertation, “Utilization of post exposure prophylaxis among health workers following percutaneous injuries in public health facilities in Kampala Capital City.”

  Chronic TRIAD Arthur

Arthur Kiconco successfully defended his dissertation, “Determinants of occupational injuries among building construction workers in Kampala City, Uganda.” 

  Chronic TRIAD Lillian

Lilian Kauma, a fellow from our supplementary training program on the intersection between Trauma/Disability and HIV in Uganda (JHU-MU supplementary grant), successfully defended her dissertation, “HIV-related disabilities and utilization of rehabilitation services by people living with HIV receiving care at the Mulago Immune Suppresive Syndrome Clinic, Kampala, Uganda.” 

 

This month, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) is featured in the latest issue of The Globe, the newsletter of the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The article highlights not only the unit’s overall capacity-building activities in low- and middle-income countries and the training of trauma care professionals as it relates to the Road Safety in 10 Countries project (RS-10) but also features new grants the unit is working on in the global field of injury prevention.  One such grant is the Chronic Consequences of Trauma, Injuries and Disability (Chronic TRIAD), an NIH award that will strengthen work on the long-term health and economic consequences of injury and disability in Uganda.

The piece also outlines new courses in injury prevention and a seven-module on-line certificate program in road traffic injury prevention and control that will be available this spring, all at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.   

To read the entire article, titled, “International Injury Research Unit: Successful Capacity-Building Programs Lead to New Grants and New Initiatives,” click here: http://www.jhsph.edu/departments/international-health/the-globe/winter-2013/index.html

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