Kalo Musukuma Awarded HIV Research Trust Grant

Kalo Musukuma, a CIDRZ Hepatitis study Laboratory Research Associate has been awarded an HIV Research Trust grant to support her training in HIV/Hepatitis B Virus virology under the mentorship of colleagues at the Infectious Diseases Institute of the University of Bern, Switzerland. Kalo will spend a few months learning special laboratory techniques specifically related to investigating the Hepatitis B virus and will bring this technical expertise back to Zambia.

Here is a photo of Kalo with one of the Hepatitis B study investigators, Dr Michael Vinikoor an Infectious Disease Specialist at CIDRZ.


Kaoma and mike


Visit   http://www.hivresearchtrust.org.uk/ to learn more

Dr Groesbeck Parham receives the Foundation of Gynecologic Oncology’s 2014 Humanitarianism and Volunteerism Award

The Foundation for Gynecologic Oncology presents this award to an individual for their exemplary local, national or international volunteer and outreach efforts in women’s cancer care, research or training.

As per the award letter: Dr Parham, “Your leadership in the CIDRZ Cervical Cancer Prevention Programme to expand cervical cancer screening throughout Zambia, as well as your extensive collaborative efforts to raise awareness of women’s health issues in sub-Saharan Africa, make you the ideal recipient. Congratulations on this honour and thank you for your selfless dedication to improving the lives in women throughout Zambia and beyond.”

Call for Applications: 2014 Global Health Corps Business Development Fellow Positions at CIDRZ

CIDRZ participates as a site for the Global Health Corps, an international programme for promising professionals in the early stages of their public health career. The emphasis on “paired” local and international trainees – a hallmark of the GHC programme – enhances the bi-directional exchange of knowledge and encourages future collaboration. GHC is building a community of committed leaders who share a common belief: Health is a human right. GHC Fellowships provide opportunities for talented young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work in positions of high impact in year-long, paid fellowship positions. Fellows engage in training, professional development and thoughtful community-building, and continue to draw upon their fellowship experience and the GHC alumni network as they build careers of lasting impact.

To date, Global Health Corps Fellows have worked closely with the CIDRZ Cervical Cancer Prevention Programme of Zambia, under expert research and public health mentorship. At this time GHC is accepting applications from qualified individuals for two Business Development Fellow positions to be attached to CIDRZ.

To see details about the American position, please go to: Z08-USA: Business Development Fellow: Women’s Cancer Control Services, CIDRZ, Zambia

To see details about the Zambian position, please go to: Z08-Int: Business Development Fellow: Women’s Cancer Control Services, CIDRZ, Zambia

For general information about the Global Health Corps Program, please go to http://ghcorps.org/