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EXCELLENCE: Ifakara scientist wins Young Investigator Award in Chicago

Oct. 23, 2023 9:00
EXCELLENCE:  Ifakara scientist wins Young Investigator Award in Chicago
Ifakara scientist Issa Mshani. Photo credit: Ifakara KMC

Ifakara Health Institute celebrates Issa Mshani, a young scientist, who won the prestigious and highly competitive ASTMH (American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene) Young Investigator Award 2023 in Chicago, USA. Issa says “This is not just good news; it's historical and a moment to be celebrated by all of us.”

About the award

Annually, the ASTMH acknowledges the contributions of exceptional early-career researchers by bestowing upon them the Young Investigator Award. This award is granted as part of a yearly competition conducted on the inaugural day of the conference. The aim of this award is to inspire and support young scientists in their pursuit of careers across diverse domains within tropical disease research.

Learn more about the award here

The award is a symbol of excellence in the field of tropical medicine and hygiene. To win it is no small feat; it requires dedication, perseverance, and groundbreaking research. Issa has not only made IHI proud but has also contributed significantly to the scientific community.

15 years in the making

This victory is not just a personal accomplishment; it's a testament to the dedication of Ifakara’s scientists to advance the frontiers of science. The last time IHI celebrated such an achievement was 15 years ago when Dr. Fredros Okumu received a similar accolade.