East Africa Interest Group

An Engine to Drive Cross-Disciplinary Collaborations at UCSF

Building on the success of the first CFAR-GHS strategic retreat, the East Africa Interest Group (EAIG) was created to bring together UCSF researchers from different disciplines working in this region. The forum's aim is to serve as an "incubator" and potentially a "matchmaker" for identifying emerging opportunities, strengthening cross-disciplinary partnerships, addressing common challenges, and ultimately, developing ideas for new strategic initiatives and joint projects in East Africa. The EAIG meets on a quarterly basis, in a workshop format, on priority topics of interest to the group. Leadership is provided by a rotating planning committee which reviews the forum's progress annually and identifies themes for next year's program. Plans include expanding this dialogue with other UC campuses to explore collaborative opportunities with "non-health" disciplines, such as engineering, agriculture, economics, law, journalism and communications, and others.

If you are interested in joining the EAIG to receive messages related to upcoming events, or if you have questions or wish to get involved, please email Lauren Sterling with your contact information.

2014 EAIG Workshop Series

  • Global Surgery, Agenda
    Co-Chairs: Gerald Dubowitz, Felicia Lester, Saam Morshed, Teri Reynolds
  • Sustainable East Africa Research on Community Health
  • Engaging Non-Health Disciplines to Build Capacity

2013 EAIG Workshop Series