Questions specific to Uganda
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LGBT issues in Uganda
I'm nervous about traveling in Uganda, and have ethical questions about whether I want to go there. What stance is UCSF taking? This is a quickly changing situation. At this point all of UCSF's activities are opt- in, no one is required to go. However anyone who intends to travel should be sensitive to the issues, and read the assessments from our risk management group, posted here. PLEASE take the time to register your travel, and communicate with UCSF Risk management if any issues arise.
Same sex Marriage & Visas Oct 2014
UCSF East Africa Collaborative Scientific Meeting July 11-12 2014
This was an amazing chance to develop relationships with young T1 researchers!
The Women's Health & Empowerment Institute in Kenya July 16-30 2014
An intensive course in Women's Health and Empowerment took place from July 16 to 30th, 2014, at Aga Khan University in Nairobi, Kenya, as a joint effort of the COE WHE and the Aga Khan Foundation. Twenty-three students enrolled, ranging in age from 24-64 years, from seven countries — Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Nigeria, Pakistan, and the United States.
Who can help?
Kampala-based CFAR Research Coordinator for Uganda Stefanie Sowinski, PhD will provide critical support coordinating UCSF-affiliated research groups with projects in Uganda while promoting opportunities to share expertise and use of core equipment on the ground (e.g., for biospecimen banking).
SEARCH is a community led approach to treating our way out of the HIV epidemic and building chronic care systems in the process” Diane Havlir, Principal Investigator
IDI and UCSF have collaborated since its inception in 2002
Since 1998, the MU-UCSF Research Collaboration has expanded and grown into one of the leading research collaborations in Uganda, most notably in malaria, HIV and TB.
_I have two scholars from Uganda scheduled to coming to our laboratory for 2-3 weeks, completely funded. I heard its an arduous process that can take many months. Is there a more efficient way to bring collaborators here for short visits ?
The UCSF ISSO is charged by UC policy to handle all visa processes on behalf of the University, so they have considerable expertise, but yes, it is NOT simple, and is time consuming. Another resource is the Visiting Scholars Resource Center. Their posted advice and expertise may save you some time and effort.