Home Institution: Vanderbilt University
Fellowship Site: Weill Bugando Medical Centre, Tanzania
Research Topic: HIV, Diabetes
Mr. Mzombwe will spend his fellowship year at Weill Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza under the mentorship of Douglas Heimburger, MD, MS, George Hill, MS, PhD and Robert Peck, MD, MS. His research will focus on diabetes in HIV-infected adults: Pathogenesis and timing, a prospective analysis.
Mr. Mzombwe is a second year medical student at Vanderbilt Medical School. He completed his undergraduate degree at UAB where he received a BA in Philosophy. His career interests include a future in global health with a geographic focus of Sub-Saharan Africa. He is curious about the role that exercise can serve as an intervention for chronic medical conditions in Sub-Saharan African countries. Mr. Mzombwe has done research at UAB in the REGARDS study as well as completing an ethnographic film study in Birmingham, Alabama. He enjoys riding bikes, drinking tea, and is proud to be Burundian.