Archive for the ‘2010 Former Trainees’ Category

Ms. Dimpho Njadingwe

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Ms. Dimpho Njadingwe, is an Institutional Review Board (IRB) Assistant in the Office of Research and Development (ORD), University of Botswana (UB). She received a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education with specialization in Geography, both from the University of Botswana.  Dimpho’s main role in the UB IRB involves the processing of research proposals submitted to the IRB by UB staff, students and other persons affiliated with UB.  Dimpho also directly participates in the review of research proposals submitted by undergraduate students. She also assists as a liaison in the processing of Government Research Permits with various Government Ministries.

Dimpho has a keen interest in the operations of IRBs. She would like to learn more about the IRB, its functions and the application of ethical principles in research so she can become more confident in her service to the UB research community inclusive of academic staff, students and UB affiliates.  She hopes to increase her knowledge of Research Ethics and integrate it into her work as a way of improving the service provided by the UB IRB to the institution and to the research community. The FABTP experience will also put her in a better position to participate more effectively in the strengthening of Research Ethics and oversight at the University of Botswana in line with UBs Research Strategy. She hopes that her training at JHU will additionally prepare her for the role of coordinating future partnerships and a planned UB Centre for Bioethics.

Dr. Joseph Gaie

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Dr. Joseph Balatedi R. Gaie holds a Diploma in Philosophy from the Seminary for Zimbabwe, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Humanities (Theology and Philosophy major) from the University of Botswana, Master of Science in Philosophy (MSc) from the University of Edinburgh and a Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Essex. He teaches Ethics courses at the University of Botswana (UB) where he is a Senior Lecturer. He is also a member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the University of Botswana, and is a member of the University of Botswana-University of Pennsylvania (UB-UPenn) HIV intervention methods research team.

Through the FABTP training partnership, Dr. Gaie hopes to strengthen his research skills and enhance his understanding of the scope and depth of research ethics.  He plans on applying the concepts and best practices that he learns to the situations at home in Botswana. Dr. Gaie intends to introduce both undergraduate and graduate level research ethics courses when he returns to UB.