In June, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) welcomed three fellows from the NIH-Fogarty International Center-funded Johns Hopkins University-Makerere University Chronic Consequences of Trauma, Injuries and Disability in Uganda (JHU-MU Chronic TRIAD) program. During their visit, the fellows met with JH-IIRU faculty, took courses, worked with academic mentors on their MPH thesis proposals and participated in a site visit to the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC. As part of their visit, on Friday, July 15, the three trainees presented their MPH thesis proposals.
Rebecca Nuwematsiko presented, “Injury patterns and risk factors among motorcycle passengers at Mulago Hospital-A cross sectional study.” Rebecca’s mentor was Assistant Scientist, Dr. Amber Mehmood.
Swaibu Zziwa presented, “Factors influencing utilization of physical rehabilitation services among injured patients in Mulago Hospital.” Swaibu’s mentor was Assistant Professor, Dr. Jacob Bentley.
Frederick Oporia presented, “Child safety in cars: Child restraint use and associated factors in Kampala, Uganda.” Frederick’s mentor was Assistant Scientist, Dr. Qingfeng Li.
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. Learn more about the program here.
Rebecca Nuwematsiko, Chronic TRIAD fellow, presents her thesis proposal