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Ingrid Weiss, Serena Stepanovic, and Carolyn Hemminger
Co-authors of peer-reviewed article on nutrition in Zambia
URC staff Ingrid Weiss (center), Serena Stepanovic (right), and Carolyn Hemminger (left), published "Use of a Nutrition Behavior Change Counseling Tool: Lessons from a Rapid Qualitative Assessment in Eastern Zambia," in the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Public Health. The article details findings from the USAID Feed the Future funded Mawa Project, an integrated food security activity linking improvements in both health and nutritional status with food and economic security in Zambia.
InsideNGO Excellence Award Honorable Mention Winner
Associate Director for Contracts and Grants Administration Robert Krusen's commitment to excellence, exceptional diplomacy, and thorough understanding of his responsibilities are vital to URC. He was recently recognized at the InsideNGO Excellence Awards. The spirit of cooperation with which he approaches work with our project staff, and the standards for integrity that he sets for himself and URC as a whole, make Robert an irreplaceable member of our team. Congratulations to Robert and all those honored at the 2016 InsideNGO Excellence Awards.
Marius Awonon, Camille Gougnimenou, and Estelle Codo
ANCRE Team Honored at Ebola Symposium
The Advancing Newborn, Child and Reproductive Health (ANCRE) team in Benin was recognized recently for their work on Ebola and Lassa Fever, which they presented at Benin's National Ebola Symposium on July 20, 2016. ANCRE's work in Ebola, Lassa Fever, and other hemorrhagic fevers was presented by Estelle Codo (right), Community Health Systems Technical Advisor, and Marius Awonon (left), mHealth Specialist.
Dr. Munyaradzi Pasipamire
Wins Award for Young Investigators at AIDS 2016
URC is pleased to announce that Dr. Munyaradzi Pasipamire was awarded the Lange/von Tongeren (IAS/ANRS) Prize for Young Investigators at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. The prize supports "young researchers who demonstrate innovation, originality, rationale and quality in the field of HIV research." One prize is awarded to the top scoring abstract in each of the conference research tracks. Dr. Pasipamire's abstract was chosen from amongst over 6,700 submitted to AIDS 2016 for Young Investigators for Track B, Clinical Research.
Laboratory Quality Improvement Hero Award Winner
Stanley Bulime, Senior Laboratory Services Strengthening Advisor on URC's USAID-funded SUSTAIN Project, received the Strengthening Laboratory Management Toward Accreditation (SLMTA) Hero Award for his quality improvement work in Uganda's laboratory system. Stanley was nominated by Philliam Aleti Aleezaibo, Public Health Specialist - Laboratory Quality Assurance Officer with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Uganda. In his nomination, Mr. Aleezaibo said, "...with all his hard work and dedication, I therefore nominate him as a SLMTA hero."