East Africa Offices

UCSF-Gladstone CFAR's presence in East Africa serves as a regional resource for UCSF researchers -- particularly to junior or new investigators and trainees -- visiting or working in the region, while representing the various research, training, and policy interests of UCSF-affiliated projects East Africa.

In-country representatives based in Uganda and Kenya conduct situational analyses through periodic site visits, facilitate research coordination and collaboration, and provide general administrative and logistical support for UCSF researchers and their African institutional partners. They also maintain active databases of current and upcoming UCSF activities and provide ongoing outreach to East African scholars on current funding opportunities (such as the CFAR International Mentored Scientist Awards).

Kenya Office

CFAR's Nairobi, Kenya office serves the diverse research, programmatic, training, and policy interests of UCSF and its primary regional partners, including Kenya Medical Research Institute, University of Nairobi, and Aga Khan University in Kenya; Makerere University, Infectious Diseases Institute, and Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda; and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania. The site leverages Nairobi's role as a hub and host to regional, African, and international offices of major U.S. and multilateral organizations and donors in East Africa.

Uganda Office

Stephanie Sowinski

Stefanie Sowinski, PhD

Research Coordinator for Uganda

Based at the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University in Kampala, the Uganda Research Coordinator leads critical efforts related to the development of laboratory capacity in translational research in Uganda, training a critical mass of scientists and promoting the sharing of core scientific equipment. Future activities will support efforts to coordinate and consolidate specimen banking in the region for UCSF-affiliated research groups.