2015 - 2016 Fellows

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2015 - 2016 VECD Fellows Orientation in Bethesda, July 2015
photo: courtesy of Fogarty International Center

1. Beteal Ashinne
U.S. Scholar, VECD 2015-16
Home Institution: Emory University and Duke University
Fellowship Site: Madras Diabetes Center, India
Research Topic: Diabetic Retinopathy

2. Scott Bussell, MD, MPH
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2015-16
Home Institution: Meharry Medical College
Fellowship Site: The National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, China
Research Topic: HIV: Hep C

3. Shama Cash-Goldwasser, MD
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2015-16
Home Institution: Boston University Medical Center
Fellowship Site: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University in Moshi, Tanzania
Research Topic: HIV: Zoonotic disease

4. Guowei Ding, PhD
LMIC Fellow, VECD 2015-16
Home Institution: The National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention
Fellowship Site: The National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, China
Research Topic: HIV: Hep C

5. Bismarck Dinko, PhD
LMIC Fellow, VECD 2015-16
Home Institution: University of Health and Allied Sciences
Fellowship Site: University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana
Research Topic: Malaria

6. Dagoberto Estevez
U.S. Scholar, VECD 2015-16
Home Institution: Vanderbilt University
Fellowship Site: Western Honduras Gastric Cancer Initiative, Universidad De Valle in Copán, Honduras
Research Topic: Gastric Cancer

7. Johanna Halfon, MD
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2015-16
Home Institution: Duke University
Fellowship Site: University Teaching Hospital in Kigali, Rwanda
Research Topic: Maternal Health & Surgery

8. Adolfine Hokororo, MD, MMed, MSc
LMIC Fellow, VECD 2015-16
Home Institution: Weill Bugando Medical Center
Fellowship Site:  Weill Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania
Research Topic: HIV: Reproductive Health

9. Rizwan Kalani, MD
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2015-16
Home Institution: University of Washington
Fellowship Site: Public Health Foundation of India
Research Topic: Stroke

10. Justin Kingery, MD, PhD
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2015-16
Home Institution: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Fellowship Site: Weill Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania
Research Topic: HIV: Metabolic Disease

11. Edith Kwobah, MBChB, MMed
LMIC Fellow, VECD 2015-16
Home Institution: Moi University
Fellowship Site: Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya
Research Topic: HIV and Mental Health

12. Allison Martin, MD, MPH
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2015-16
Home Institution: Vanderbilt University
Fellowship Site: University Teaching Hospital in Kigali, Rwanda
Research Topic: Gastric Cancer

13. Laura Musselwhite, MD, MPH
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2015-16
Home Institution: Duke University
Fellowship Site: Barretos Cancer Hospital, Brazil
Research Topic: HIV: Cervical Cancer

14. Crystal North, MD
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2015-16
Home Institution: Harvard School of Public Health
Fellowship Site: Mbarara Medical Center, Uganda
Research Topic: HIV: COPD

15. Samuel Pierre, MD
LMIC Fellow, VECD 2015-16
Home Institution: Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO)
Fellowship Site: Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO), Haiti
Research Topic: HIV: ART, Implementation Science

16. Kathleen Walsh, MD, MPH
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2015-16
Home Institution: Weill Cornell Medical College
Fellowship Site: Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO), Haiti
Research Topic: HIV: Tuberculosis

17. Bethel Woldu, MD
U.S. Fellow, VECD 2015-16
Home Institution: Weill Cornell Medical College
Fellowship Site: Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya
Research Topic: HIV: Cardiovascular

18. Samrawit Yisahak
LMIC Scholar, VECD 2015-16
Home Institution: Emory University
Fellowship Site: Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Research Topic: HIV, Diabetes, Liver Disease