UKZN Announces Names of First Nine DRILL Fellows

UKZN’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) has announced its first cohort of nine Fellows under the auspices of Developing Research Innovation, Localisation and Leadership in South Africa (DRILL).

The project is receiving funding of R45 million over a five-year period from the United States Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The grant, awarded in 2015, funds the training of 20 junior researchers from UKZN and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health, with the aim of producing world-class scientists who will lead and direct research programmes designed around real world problems outside metropolitan areas. The new Fellows will prioritise health research that is underpinned by the philosophy of social accountability in the scientific areas of HIV and AIDS, mental health, health professions education and health systems research.

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