Microwaves student wins prestiguous MTT-S graduate fellowship! 

Spyridon Nektarios Daskalakis is one of the recipients of MTT-S graduate fellowships for 2019 from IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). Up to twelve $6000 awards are granted each year by the MTT-S globally. The purpose is to recognize and provide financial assistance to graduate students who show promise and interest in pursuing a graduate degree in microwave engineering.

The fellowship is determined and budgeted by MTT-S Administrative Committee yearly. The awards were presented at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2019 in Boston.

Well done Spyridon!

Healthcare Technologies for Global Health in Africa Successful Workshop in Uganda

A delegation of 6 clinicians, engineers, and social scientists from the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University spent a week in Kampala (Uganda) to assess potential collaborative research between the two Institutions, Makerere University, a group of private, public and missionary hospitals, other key stakeholders and the Ugandan Ministry of Health. The workshop was funded by a University of Edinburgh Global Challenges Theme Development Fund Award.

 The workshop was extremely successful with over 50 African colleagues including nurses, clinicians, biomedical engineers, social scientists, innovators, start-up companies and representatives from the Ugandan Ministry of Health. The workshop was co-led by Prof. Fiona Denison (University of Edinburgh) and Prof. Marc Desmulliez (Heriot-Watt University) from Edinburgh, and by Dr.  Ssekitoleko (Makerere University) and Prof. Nyirenda (MRC – Ugandan Virus Research Unit) in Uganda.

The delegation agreed to focus on 3 projects related to neonatal and perinatal causes of death, training of personnel, and emergency care and funding from various sources including the MRC, NIHR, EPSRC and GCRF will be targeted. Key investigators of the workshop also met high level executives of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Kampala to discuss future funding opportunities in Uganda.

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