Feb. 25 — School of Nursing postdoctoral fellow selected for global leadership group Schola Matovu, a Heather M. Young Postdoctoral Fellow at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, was admitted to the WomenLiftHealth second cohort of Woman Leaders in Global Health (WLGH). The initiative seeks to promote gender equality within global health leadership. The program is hosted by Stanford University Center for Innovation in Global Health and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The leadership journey is a fully funded year-long experience for mid-career women leaders. The program is designed to provide women leaders the tools — confidence, networks, understanding of barriers — along with peer, mentor and coach support, to use their leadership skills for health impact. Schola’s foundational research explored the experiences and psychosocial well-being of Ugandan grandparent-caregivers for grandchildren affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Her current research goals include designing and testing person-centered, community and family-based, culturally appropriate psychosocial interventions tailored to the well-being of grandparent-caregivers. She also co-founded and is the executive director of Nurse-to-Nurse Global Initiative, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote health and dignity of marginalized patient populations by empowering and advancing the leadership and professional development of the nurses that serve them.