In 2016, Yunia received an adolescent research scholarship to have mentored training in adolescent research at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation. Following the 2-month training, she was awarded a career development fellowship by EDCTP. The fellowship has been completed and publications are being prepared e.g., https://doi.org/10.2989/16085906.2022.2039727.
In 2018, she received a grant from IAVI and was PI (2018-2021) on a study that assessed different aspects (knowledge, preferences, and uptake) of biomedical HIV prevention interventions among 14-24-year-old adolescent girls and young women.
Yunia is an ITAPS/ IAVI Alumni who was trained in manuscript writing in 2015 at the University of California, San Francisco, and later as a mentor in 2018. She now mentors scientists writing manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed journals.