Growing the Leaders of Tomorrow Fellowship Programme

Mentors: have you identified a young investigator with immense potential?
Junior investigators: are you the next young leader in paediatric and adolescent HIV clinical science?

CIPHER launched its Growing the Leaders of Tomorrow Fellowship Programme in 2017 to build and support clinical research leadership in paediatric and adolescent HIV in low- and middle-income countries, particularly high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

CIPHER Fellows are medical practitioners from sub-Saharan Africa with clinical research experience and the potential to become the next generation of leaders in paediatric and adolescent HIV clinical science. Each fellow receives $70,000 over two years, and has already linked with a potential mentor. The mentor is an internationally renowned researcher in paediatric and adolescent HIV with an established clinical research collaboration based at an institute of excellence in sub-Saharan Africa.

By supporting this link, the programme strengthens each fellow’s research skills, facilitates their integration into international clinical research networks, and enables them to compete more effectively for international research funding. At the same time, it helps address priority research gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV clinical science and contributes to building institutional capacity in sub-Saharan Africa.

Meet the fellows

Kopano Dube
South Africa

Harmonizing adverse birth outcomes & neonatal morbidity and mortality definitions

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Edith B Milanzi
Uganda

Developing and expanding the Global Paediatric Data Platform
 

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Julie Jesson

Describing growth and CD4 patterns of adolescents living with HIV

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Janan Dietrich
South Africa

Exploring viral suppression among adolescent girls and young women

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Adrie Bekker
South Africa

Dosing low birth weight infants
 

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Jane Namangolwa Mutanga
Zambia

Building disease surveillance

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IPHASA 2021
1st International Paediatric HIV Symposium in Africa - Virtual Symposium 17-18 November 2021

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Annual Impact Report 2020

CIPHER Grant Programme
Awards up to $150,000 to early-stage investigators to address critical research gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV in resource-limited settings.

CIPHER Growing the Leaders of Tomorrow Fellowship
Provides support to young investigators in sub-Saharan Africa on priority research topics in paediatric and adolescent HIV clinical science.

CIPHER Global Cohort Collaboration
Brings together the largest collaboration of paediatric and adolescent HIV observational cohort networks to answer key questions of global public health.

Research agendas for paediatric and adolescent HIV