Mediatrice NIYONSABA | Qualitative Hypotheses | Best Paper Award

Mediatrice NIYONSABA | Qualitative Hypotheses | Best Paper Award

Mrs Mediatrice NIYONSABA, Rwanda Biomedical center, Rwanda

Mediatrice Niyonsaba is a dedicated health professional and researcher. Currently a second-year Master’s student in Epidemiology at the University of Rwanda, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anesthesia from the same institution. Since 2012, she has served as an anesthesia clinical officer at RBC/SAMU πŸš‘. Her research includes co-authoring a study on motorcycle crash epidemiology in Kigali and assisting in several projects, including those on anemia in trauma, substance abuse screening, and the impact of COVID-19 on CNS injuries. She is the lead author of a study on mHealth tools in prehospital care, published in the African Journal of Emergency Medicine πŸ“š.

Publication profile

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Education

Since November 2021, she have been pursuing a Master of Science in Epidemiology at the University of Rwanda’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences πŸ“š. I previously earned a Bachelor’s degree in Anesthesia from the same university (2015-2017) πŸŽ“. My professional journey includes working as an anesthesia clinical officer at RBC/SAMU (Service d’Aide Medicale d’Urgence) since November 2012 πŸ₯. Before that, I taught Biology at SAKE Secondary School from January to November 2009 πŸ‘©β€πŸ«.

Experience

Since January 2019, I’ve been part of the SAMU team collaborating with Utah University to develop and pilot test a mobile health communication tool (912 m Health tool) aimed at enhancing emergency medical services πŸš‘. I co-authored “Epidemiology and prehospital care of motorcycle crashes in Kigali, Rwanda,” published in November 2019 🏍️. From January to April 2020, I was a research assistant for the Kigali Anemia in Trauma and Transfusion Study at CHUK πŸ₯. Between August 2020 and September 2021, I assisted in adapting screening instruments for detecting alcohol and drug abuse in Rwanda using ACASI πŸ·πŸ’Š. In late 2021, I contributed to research on the impact of COVID-19 on CNS injury treatment and outcomes 🧠. Recently, I authored “Challenges and opportunities to improve efficiency and quality of prehospital emergency care using an m Health platform,” published in the African Journal of Emergency Medicine in September 2023 πŸ“š.

Research focus

Dr. Sharmistha Jayaraman’s research focuses primarily on improving prehospital emergency care and trauma management in low-resource settings, particularly in Rwanda. Her studies encompass various aspects of emergency medical services (EMS), including challenges in locating emergency scenes πŸš‘, enhancing efficiency through m Health platforms πŸ“±, neurotrauma management 🧠, and the epidemiology of trauma, such as motorcycle crashes 🏍️. Additionally, Dr. Jayaraman investigates the initial management of traumatic brain injuries and factors influencing HIV testing among emergency patients. Her work aims to improve healthcare outcomes by addressing critical gaps in prehospital care and emergency response systems in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Publication top notes

Challenges Locating the Scene of Emergency: A Qualitative Study of the EMS System in Rwanda

Challenges and opportunities to improve efficiency and quality of prehospital emergency care using an mHealth platform: Qualitative study in Rwanda

Trends in Neurotrauma Epidemiology, Management, and Outcomes during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Kigali, Rwanda

Factors associated with HIV testing among patients seeking emergent injury care in Kigali, Rwanda

The Initial Prehospital Management of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Kigali, Rwanda

The epidemiology and prehospital care of motorcycle crashes in a sub-Saharan African urban center

Data-driven prehospital training to decrease motorcycle crash deaths in a Sub-Saharan African urban center

 

Outstanding Hypothesis Investigation Award

Outstanding Hypothesis Investigation Award

Introduction:

Step into the realm of groundbreaking inquiry and discovery with the Outstanding Hypothesis Investigation Award. This prestigious accolade celebrates the exceptional individuals who delve deep into hypotheses, uncovering new insights and pushing the boundaries of knowledge.

About the Award:

The Outstanding Hypothesis Investigation Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate exemplary dedication and skill in investigating hypotheses, leading to significant advancements in their respective fields of study.

Eligibility:

  • Age Limits: None; open to individuals of all ages.
  • Qualification: Candidates must have a proven track record of conducting thorough investigations into hypotheses that have resulted in notable contributions to their field.
  • Publications: Nominees should have a record of publishing their investigative findings in reputable academic journals or presenting them at conferences.
  • Requirements: Nominees must meet specific criteria outlined by the award committee.

Evaluation Criteria:

Candidates are evaluated based on the depth, rigor, and impact of their investigative work. The clarity of hypothesis investigation, the strength of supporting evidence, and the significance of the findings are key considerations.

Submission Guidelines:

Nomination packages should include a comprehensive biography highlighting the nominee's academic and research achievements, an abstract outlining the hypothesis investigation and its implications, and supporting files such as publications, presentations, or research data. Submissions must adhere to the specified format and guidelines provided by the award committee.

Recognition:

Recipients of the Outstanding Hypothesis Investigation Award receive prestigious recognition for their contributions to advancing knowledge through rigorous investigative work, including media coverage, networking opportunities, and a formal presentation of the award.

Community Impact:

Winners of the award inspire and catalyze further research and inquiry within their respective fields, fostering collaboration, innovation, and the pursuit of new discoveries.

Research Hypothesis Excellence Award

Research Hypothesis Excellence Award

Introduction:

Step into the realm of research innovation and discovery with the Research Hypothesis Excellence Award. This prestigious honor celebrates the outstanding minds behind groundbreaking hypotheses that drive scientific inquiry and shape the future of knowledge.

About the Award:

The Research Hypothesis Excellence Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional skill and insight in formulating hypotheses that advance our understanding of the world. It celebrates the critical role of hypotheses in driving forward the frontiers of research and discovery.

Eligibility:

  • Age Limits: None; open to individuals of all ages.
  • Qualification: Candidates must have a proven track record of formulating hypotheses that have made significant contributions to their field of study.
  • Publications: Nominees should have a record of publishing their hypotheses and research findings in reputable academic journals.
  • Requirements: Nominees must meet specific criteria outlined by the award committee.

Evaluation Criteria:

Candidates are evaluated based on the originality, significance, and impact of their hypotheses. The clarity of hypothesis formulation, strength of supporting evidence, and potential for advancing knowledge are key considerations.

Submission Guidelines:

Nomination packages should include a comprehensive biography highlighting the nominee's academic and research achievements, an abstract outlining the research hypothesis and its implications, and supporting files such as publications, presentations, or research data. Submissions must adhere to the specified format and guidelines provided by the award committee.

Recognition:

Recipients of the Research Hypothesis Excellence Award receive prestigious recognition for their contributions to advancing scientific knowledge, including media coverage, networking opportunities, and a formal presentation of the award.

Community Impact:

Winners of the award inspire and catalyze further research and innovation within their respective fields, fostering collaboration, dialogue, and the pursuit of new discoveries.