Welcome to episode 66. Recently the podcast hit 6000 downloads which is a huge milestone! Thank you for tuning in and for the support so far.
My guest today is Marah Chibwana from Malawi. She's a medical doctor by profession and currently working as a junior clinician-scientist with an interest in Immunology. In this episode, we learn that she initially wanted to be a lawyer; however, with her mother's influence -who is a nurse- she pursued a career in medicine. We also chat about how she started to realize that clinical research is her passion and into the world of evidence-based medicine. Currently, Marah is the deputy lead for the COVID-19 research project for the Viral Immunology Research group at Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme (MLW). She tells how she got to be part of the organization and the fantastic research they have been doing during the pandemic. In September, she will be starting her master's program in Immunology at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. This process was not a straightforward one. We learn how she initially got a place; however, she could not accept the offer due to funding issues. She reapplied, and the 2nd time around she managed to get a scholarship. Lastly, we discuss her passion for training the next generation of scientists. She coordinates the Science for All Club at MLW, an initiative aimed at encouraging students in primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions to pursue clinical and biomedical science careers
Tune to hear all this and so much more!
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