Botswana-UPenn Partnership

BUP all staff photo 2018

BUP employees over one hundred people in Botswana.

Our Mission

The BUP believes that quality medicine should be available to populations in need. Through clinical care, research and medical education, the BUP is devoted to building capacity in sustainable and high quality healthcare in Botswana.

The Partnership

The Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP) is a collaboration between the Government of Botswana, the University of Botswana, and the University of Pennsylvania working to improve health and healthcare capacity in Botswana, and promote and conduct innovative research critical to better understanding the global nature of the HIV epidemic.


Botswana-based Faculty

Corrado Cancedda, MD, PhD

Corrado Cancedda, MD, PhD
Director and Strategic Advisor for Academic Partnerships in Global Health

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Tonya Arscott-Mills, MD

Tonya Arscott-Mills, MD
Research Director & Lead Pediatric Clinician

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Surbhi Grover, MD

Surbhi Grover, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania; Lead Physician, Oncology Program, BUP

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Joseph Jarvis, MBBS, PhD

Joseph Jarvis, MBBS, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania

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Yehoda Martei, MD

Yehoda Martei, MD
Attending Physician in the Division of Hematology-Oncology

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Chawangwa Modongo, MB-MRCPI

Chawangwa Modongo, MB-MRCPI
Lead Physician, TB Program

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Chelsea Morroni, MD, MPH, PhD

Chelsea Morroni, MD, MPH, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine Family, Perelman School of Medicine of the Univesity of Pennsylvania; Family Planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health Doctor, BUP

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Giacomo Paganotti, PhD

Giacomo Paganotti, PhD
Research Associate, Lab Supervisor

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Botswana-based Staff

Ryan Littman-Quinn

Ryan Littman-Quinn
Director, Mobile Health Informatics Program

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Liza Rissik

Liza Rissik
Global Health Adminstrative Assistant

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Lesego Sethole

Lesego Sethole
Human Resources Manager

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Phodiso Tshireletso

Phodiso Tshireletso
Finance Officer



Mogametsi Setswamorago

Mogametsi Setswamorago
Finance Assistant

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Lorato Manewe

Lorato Manewe
Grants Assistant

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Josephine Rantsiapana

Josephine Rantsiapana
Receptionist

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Relebogile Thipe

Relebogile Thipe
IRB Coordinator

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Letsweletse Serebotseng

Letsweletse Serebotseng
IT Coordinator

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O L Khunong

O L Khunong
Operations Assistant/ Driver

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David Montlane

David Montlane
Driver

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U.S. Based Faculty and Staff at the Center for Global Health

Glen Gaulton, PhD

Glen Gaulton, PhD
Vice Dean and Faculty Director, Center for Global Health

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Megan Doherty

Megan Doherty
Administrative Director, CGH

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Amy Gastinger

Amy Gastinger
Operations Coordinator

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Andie Yost

Andie Yost
Training Administrator

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Namrata Narain

Namrata Narain
Director of Research Financal Operations, School of Medicine



Chelsea Robble

Chelsea Robble
Manager of Finance and Administration

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