Dingase Dula: MLW encourages the spirit of producing work that has both local and global impact
Dingase Dula has been awarded a Beit-Wadham Scholarship to study for a Master of Science in Integrated Immunology at Oxford University. Oxford University has a strong Controlled Human Infection program in addition to the Oxford Vaccine Group. She works as an Internal Medicine Specialist and Lead Physician in Malawi Accelerated Research in Vaccines using Experimental Laboratory Systems (MARVELS) under Professor Stephen Gordon. She hopes to learn more from the people running these programmes. “When I return, I hope to use the knowledge, skills, and collaborations to help to achieve the objectives of the Controlled Human Challenge programme in Malawi”.
Dula describes MLW as a research environment that has facilitated her interaction with individuals at different career stages, from junior and mid-career scientists to PIs that are world leaders in their respective fields.
“MLW encourages the spirit of producing work that has both local and global impact. This culture has really transformed the way I look at medicine and research. I appreciate that this institution promotes forward-thinking in all aspects of work, as opposed to complacency with results, no matter how good they may be. I am excited and look forward to my new experience! THANK YOU to so many people that helped me through the rigorous application and interview process, I’m forever grateful. I am available to help others that are planning to apply later this year”, a grateful Dingase narrated.
Thokozile: Awarded an MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Capetown
Thokozile is currently working as a Research Assistant and being supervised by Chis Moxon and Kayla Barnes and will study for an MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Capetown. She is grateful to her supervisory team, who have helped her maximize her potential. “The MLW research has groomed me with research skills and a strong work ethic. I am thrilled about this opportunity and the new skills and networking opportunities it will present”.
Congratulations, Dingase and Thokozile!