Announcing the Recipients of the 2021 Mentored International Investigator Award

The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2021 Mentored International Investigator Awards (MIIA). The Mentored International Investigator Awards are to encourage international junior investigators (at an advanced stage of training or recently independent) to conduct independent research with close mentorship from senior faculty. This research should ultimately lead to acquiring preliminary data to obtain funding to continue their HIV/AIDS research careers.

Please join us in congratulating our 2021 MIIA Awardees: 

PI: Sarah Masyuko, MBChB, MPH, PhD
Institution: Kenyatta National Hospital
Project Title: Evaluating peer-mediated assisted partner services among people who inject drugs in Kenya: delivery, cost and budget impact
Project Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Primary Mentor: Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH

PI: Cyrus Mugo Wachira, MBChB, MPHc
Institution: Kenyatta National Hospital
Project Title: Self-disclosure of HIV status for adolescents and young adults living with HIV in Kenya
Project Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Primary Mentor: Grace John-Stewart, MD, MPH, PhD

PI: Timothy R. Muwonge, MBChB, MPH
Institution: Makerere University, Infectious Diseases Institute
Project Title: Pharmacy Delivery of PrEP and HIVST for Adolescent Girls and Young Women seeking Emergency Contraception at Community Pharmacies in Uganda: Formative Research
Project Location: Kampala, Uganda
Primary Mentor: Renee Heffron, MPH, PhD


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