PTBi East Africa Post-doctoral Fellowship Program
In 2015, PTBi East Africa launched a two-year, transdisciplinary post-doctoral fellowship to build future capacity and leadership. Jointly funded by PTBi-California, fellows design and execute research projects with a diverse group of mentors and are provided with unique insights on programming, policy, and advocacy priorities to more effectively achieve impact.
Since its inception, ten fellows have graduated the program; four fellows focused on prematurity in the East Africa context. All ten graduates have secured faculty positions at UCSF or another institution and five have received NIH K awards. They have collectively published over 50 first-authored peer-reviewed manuscripts. In 2019, PTBi was awarded a prestigious T32 training grant from the National Institutes of Health to both expand and sustain the fellowship.