Three PhD defenses in two weeks at ICRH

Three PhD defenses in two weeks at ICRH

The end of 2021 brings three presents to prof. Stanley Luchters and prof. Marleen Temmerman, as three of their PhD candidates successfully defended their doctoral theses in December: Michael H. Chung, Cynthia Semá Baltazar and Makini A.S. Boothe.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the defenses were scheduled online.

On December 7th Michael H. Chung presented his PhD, ‘Treating Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia in Women Living with HIV in Kenya.’ On December 10th, Cynthia Semá Baltazar from Mozambique proudly presented her PhD thesis ‘People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) in Mozambique: HIV and Hepatitis Prevalence, Risk Factors and Interventions’. The last PhD candidate, Makini A.S. Boothe, defended her thesis on Friday December 17th, ‘HIV Surveillance among Key Populations in Mozambique: Opportunities for Enhanced Prevention, Care and Treatment’.

Congratulations to the three new Doctors of Health Sciences within the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences at Ghent University, and also to their proud supervisors!

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Michael H. Chung:

Cynthia Semá Baltazar:

Makini A.S. Boothe: