Another NIH Grant won by Prof. Obua

Another NIH Grant won by Prof. Obua

Vice Chancellor, Prof. Celestino Obua wins a $6 million NIH Grant

Mbarara University of Science and Technology in collaboration with (1) Massachusetts General Hospital – MGH, (2) Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT, (3) Kwame Nkurumah University of Science and Technology – KNUST, and (4) College of Ophthalmologists of Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa – COECSA have won a 5-Year grant from Fogarty International Center, NIH Grant No. U54TW012043 to set up the Mbarara University Data Science Research Hub (MUDSReH).

Overall Plan for the Research Hub;

Medical images offer great potential for supporting clinical diagnosis and care management; however, their utility for African researchers and clinicians are limited by the number of images available, insufficient linkage to relevant clinical data, limited data from African populations for proper image interpretation, and poor implementation in clinical practice.

The Mbarara University Data Science Research Hub is designed to overcome these barriers through robust Data Management and Analysis and Administrative Cores, initially supporting projects in posterior segment eye disease and cervical cancer with plans for expansion to new projects and sites, as well as training in data science and implementation science

 MUST Leadership Structure

Lead PD/PI  and Hub Director: Prof. Celestino Obua

• Dr. Simon Arunga
• Dr. Joseph Ngonzi

Other Key Personnel
Deputy Hub – Director/ Administrative Core Lead: Dr. Edith Wakida
Data Management and Analysis Core Lead: Dr. Fred Kagwa
Hub Administrator: Ms. Samantha Mary

Congratulations to Prof.Celestino Obua and the entire team!


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