To ensure the TB Centre optimizes on the rapid shift to online communications and events, two awardees have been chosen for this years fellowship and prize.
Caleb Muefong is a PhD candidate at the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM in collaboration with University of Munich, Germany. His research aims at revealing the contribution of neutrophils to the long-term lung damage incurred by active TB patients. Previously, he completed two MScR: Biomedical Sciences at University of Edinburgh, UK and; Biochemistry at University of Yaounde I, Cameroon. His interests are in chronic disease therapeutic strategies, public health communication, and health/education—related sustainable development goals. He is fluent in English and French and; a football and tennis amateur who enjoys music and debates on current world issues.
"This is a great opportunity to learn from my peers and benefit firsthand from the exposure to TB research provided by the TB Centre. I am happy to be part of the program and looking to contribute to the centre’s continued success; as part of my fellowship and beyond."
Patricia Moscibrodzki is a DrPH candidate within the Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases. Her research aims to understand the psychosocial effects of TB diagnosis and treatment on adolescents and explore contextual factors related to healthcare provision, treatment adherence and policy guidelines for this age-group. Her interests primarily focus on infectious diseases including TB and HIV and broad interventions related to linkages to care, operational and implementation research, community engagement, social entrepreneurship, diagnostics and ICT systems. Most recently, Patricia Moscibrodzki worked at a connected diagnostics and disease intelligence company committed to improving clinical care in low-and middle-income countries. Prior to that she worked at UNICEF and the Clinton Global Initiative.
"I have a strong interest in finding creative ways to bridge the gap between research, policy and practice and I believe strong communication can act as a conduit. I am excited to be part of the continued success of the TB Centre in enhancing collaboration across different TB stakeholders."
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