GFBR Fellowships Awarded!

We are pleased to announce that the first round of GFBR Fellowships have been awarded. Following a competitive process, the recipients of GFBR Fellowships for 2015-16 are:

Dr Derrick Aarons – The Caribbean Public Health Agency – for a project entitled “Ethics oversight of research on emerging epidemic infections and experimental medical treatments.”

Dr Julio Canario – Centro Nacional de Investigaciones en Salud Materno Infantil, Dominican Republic – for a project entitled¬†“Ethical challenges for international collaborative research in the context of Zika in the Caribbean.”

Ms Pamela Claassen – University of Namibia – for a project¬†entitled “Exploring participants’ perceptions of informed consent and placebo in Ebola Virus Disease in selected countries.”

Dr Ama Edwin – Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana¬†– for a project entitled “Development of operational guidance for epidemics ethics.”

Dr Morenike Ukpong – Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria – for a project entitled¬†“Ethical considerations and community engagement when conducting research during an infectious disease emergency.”

Mr Aminu Yakubu – Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria – for a project entitled “Motivation to participate in trials of epidemic prone diseases.”

Many congratulations to the awardees and we look forward to hearing more about your projects and meetings as they progress.


To find out more about the GFBR Fellowship scheme please head to the Fellowships page.