The Mawazo PhD Scholars programme is a one-year, non-residential fellowship aimed at women pursuing PhD studies at Kenyan universities. The goal of this programme is to build a strong pipeline of future researchers who are prepared to ask insightful questions about African development, and effectively communicate their results to both government and industry leaders and the general public. We welcome applications from women in any academic discipline, with a preference for research projects focused on development-related topics, and using social science research methods.
Researchers from the University of Rwanda and the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign have been awarded an NIH-U01MH115485 research grant for working on transgenerational epigenomics of trauma and PTSD in Rwanda.
The goal of the proposed work is to characterize the transgenerational genomic impact of genocide exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in women survivors of the Rwandan genocide and their offspring. PTSD is a common and debilitating mental disorder that has a profound public health impact.