2020 RAMP Profiles

Cohort 10 Scholars

Tsion Andine
Tsion Andine
Howard University School of Medicine

HVTN Site:  CAPRISA eThekwini Clinical Research Site in Durban, South Africa

Mentor: Nigel Garrett

Project Title: “Assessing the impact of implementing a point-of-care STI testing for Gonorrhoea, Chlamydia and Trichomoniasis in HVTN trials”


Aliah Fonteh
Aliah Fonteh
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine

HVTN Site: The Aurum Institute Tembisa Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa

Mentors: Candice Chetty-Makkan and Kathy Mngadi

Project Title: “Evaluating participant anxiety while awaiting algorithmic HIV test results and evaluating possible vaccine-induced sero-positivity (VISP) social harms among women at a South African site in the HVTN 705/VAC89220HPX2008 trial”


Jeremy Fagan
Jeremy Fagan
Tulane University School of Medicine

HVTN Site: Soweto Perinatal HIV Research Unit in Soweto, South Africa

Mentor: Janan Dietrich

Project Title: “A multisite investigation of the factors affecting Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake among trial participants of HVTN 705/HPX2008: The Imbokodo Study in South Africa”


Palca Shibale
Palca Shibale
University of Washington School of Medicine

HVTN Site: University of North Carolina Project-Malawi (UNC Project) Clinical Research Site in Lilongwe, Malawi

Mentor: Mitch Matoga

Project Title: “Prevalence of Hepatitis infection among high-risk women participating in a HIV vaccine trial in Lilongwe Malawi”