Dr Uduak Okomo, a postdoctoral research fellow at MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM, won this year's staff prize for her research into the aetiology and antimicrobial resistance of neonatal infections in Africa, published in Lancet Infectious Diseases:
Aetiology of invasive bacterial infection and antimicrobial resistance in neonates in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis in line with the STROBE-NI reporting guidelines
Abdoulie Bojang, a PhD student at the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM, won this year's student prize for his research into azithromycin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus in Gambian women and newborns, published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy:
Genomic investigation of Staphylococcus aureus recovered from Gambian women and new-borns following an oral dose of intra-partum azithromycin
We'd like to offer a huge congratulations to both of our well-deserved winners and our thanks to everyone who entered this year's competition.
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