GHLI announces junior faculty research award recipients

The Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) announced this year’s recipients of the Hecht-Albert Pilot Innovation Award for Junior Faculty.

At rear, Sheela Shenoi and Kevin Pei; front, Nicola Hawley, Christine Ngaruiya, and Amber Hromi-Fiedler.

Recipients and their research focuses are:

Nicola Hawley — Evaluating the reach and impact of a health communications intervention to increase uptake of gestational diabetes screening among pregnant women in American Samoa;

Amber Hromi-Fiedler
— Examining the development of a culturally-appropriate early childhood responsive parenting/feeding guide for Ghanaian caregivers of children under 36 months in the central region of Ghana;

Christine Ngaruiya
— Assessing of the burden of non-communicable diseases and lifestyle risk factors among patients at the Kenyan Casualty Department;

Kevin Pei
— Updating and assessing an operative trauma and resuscitation course with extension for ultrasound clinical immersion for surgical residents at Mulago Hospital in Uganda; and

Sheela Shenoi
  — Characterizing factors that influence decision-making for HIV prevention services among young men and women who frequent alcohol venues in rural South Africa.

The Hecht-Albert Health Pilot Innovation Award is granted to junior faculty who engage students to advance new research and educational projects in global health at Yale.

GHLI develops leadership through education and research programs that strengthen health systems and promote health equity and quality of care with a goal to create and sustain synergies in global health research, education, and practice from departments throughout Yale.

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