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Meet the Winners of the 2023 Bass Connections Student Research Awards

Congratulations to the Bass Connections team Enhancing Neurosurgical Service Delivery in Mbarara, Uganda for being recognized with a 2023 Bass Connections Student Research Award! The award provides grant funding for the team to pursue faculty-mentored research projects this summer and next year.

The team includes Heather Raslan ’25 (Neuroscience), Eugene Cho ’25 (Biology), Isha Shah ’24 (Program II), Morayo Abbey-Bada ’25 (Neuroscience) and Kate Reddy ’25 (Psychology), who will expand on the work of the Building Sustainable Neurosurgical Systems in Developing Countries team to explore the barriers faced by neurosurgery providers and patients in Uganda. Uganda is one of many nations facing a high neurosurgical burden as it works to bolster its medical systems. Past research has shed light on some barriers to surgical delivery, but this team will work to gather concrete data about specific barriers to neurosurgical service delivery and utilization in order to inform community-based interventions. Alvan Ukachukwu will serve as their faculty mentor.

Read more about the team and other awardees here: