Season Highlights: Fall 2022

We are happy to report that the Fall season brought beautiful tidings for the IDEAS for Hope team.

Firstly, our very own Ismail Amiri Shekibula, research coordinator on the IDEAS for Hope team, traveled to Durham, North Carolina to join Duke University in August 2022. Ismail is pursuing a Master’s degree in Global Health at the Duke Global Health Institute. We are also happy to report that as part of his degree requirements, Ismail will continue to work with Dr. Knettel and the IDEAS for Hope team on his field work and research thesis.



We had another win…

This October, our cancer stigma study based at KCMC in Tanzania, won the Best Graduate Student Poster Award at the Duke Global Health Research Showcase. The winning presentation was done by a member of our team, Judith Mwobobia, a second-year graduate student at Duke University.


And that’s not all…

A month earlier, Judith got a chance to participate in a Science Communication program at Venice International University, Italy, where in front of a jury of peers and communication experts, she presented the ECaSSA study on cancer stigma.

Not done yet…

The cancer stigma team gets a chance to present a poster at the 44th annual Society of Behavioral Medicine’s (SBM) 2023 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions in Phoenix, Arizona. Stay tuned for more information about the presentation.

We can’t wait to see what the coming months bring forth for the team.

Here is to great health, groundbreaking research, and a great November.


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