Henriatta Selle Tiri Scholarship Program
The Graduate School of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is pleased to announce the launch of the Henriatta Selle Tiri Scholarship Program for international affiliates of University of Maryland Baltimore who live outside the United States. The competitive full-tuition scholarship program was started in 2019 to provide an opportunity for members of the university family living and working outside of the United States to have access to the Graduate School’s online degree programs. It is being renamed to honor the life and work of Henriatta Selle Tiri who tragically lost her life on March 25, 2021.
At the time of her death, Henriatta was the Ethics and Regulatory Lead for the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for International Health, Education, and Biosecurity (Ciheb) in Nigeria. Henriatta joined the Nigeria team in 2007 as an assistant research study coordinator and rapidly rose to positions of greater responsibility where she was instrumental to the success of numerous global health projects. In the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Impact and Indicator Survey, the largest HIV-focused ever conducted worldwide, Henriatta oversaw regulatory affairs. In the ECHO® project in Nigeria, she led its successful implementation which subsequently expanded to become the West Africa Reginal ECHO (WARE) project.
Man Charurat, Ciheb Global Director and professor of medicine, described Henriatta as “kind, diligent, resourceful, results-oriented, and dedicated member of the Nigeria team.”
Kristen Stafford, Ciheb Deputy Global Director and associate professor of epidemiology and public health, shared that, “In addition to being a consummate professional and a passionate learner, Henriatta was a wonderful colleague who was always willing to lend a hand and mentor others to help them grow. Naming this scholarship in her honor will allow her teaching and mentoring spirit to live on through its recipients.