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MUST Data Science Research Hub (MUDSReH)

The following grant was awarded by, is supported by, is administered by or is in partnership with the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Funding Fogarty Program

Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa)

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

MUST Data Science Research Hub (MUDSReH)

Principal Institution

Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Obua, Celestino; Celi, Leo Anthony G.; Haberer, Jessica Elizabeth

Project Contact Information


Year(s) Awarded



Ghana; Kenya; Uganda


College of Ophthalmologists of Eastern, Central & Southern Africa, Kenya; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Gen Hospital. (See Project Description for additional collaborators.)

NIH Partners


Project Description

Medical images offer great potential for supporting clinical diagnosis and care management; however, their utility for African researchers and clinicians are limited by the number of images available, insufficient linkage to relevant clinical data, limited data from African populations for proper image interpretation, and poor implementation in clinical practice. The Mbarara University Data Science Research Hub is designed to overcome these barriers through robust Data Management and Analysis and Administrative Cores, initially supporting projects in posterior segment eye disease and cervical cancer with plans for expansion to new projects and sites, as well as instruction in data science and implementation science.

Additional Collaborators

Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology; Uganda Ministry of Health;  Mongan Institute;  Centaur Diagnostics Inc.; Harvard Medical School

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