uc irvine school of nursing postdoctoral fellow tamara jimah is uc irvine's first GloCal fellow

Tamara Jimah, a UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing postdoctoral fellow.

Tamara Jimah, a postdoctoral fellow at the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, is the university’s first trainee to be chosen for the prestigious University of California Global Health Institutes GloCal Health Fellowship.

During the 12-month program, Tamara will primarily be mentored by Sanghyuk Shin and based in Eastern Cape, South Africa, working with leading researchers at the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation.

Her research seeks to identify the different psychosocial and contextual factors that influence patients’ adherence to treatment for tuberculosis.

The GloCal Health Fellowship is one of six global health fellowship programs supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center (FIC). GloCal constitutes a collaboration of leading global health institutions including UCSF, UC San Diego, UCLA, UC Davis, and 21 affiliated international institutions across 18 countries.

Read a Q&A with Jimah about her research ›