Congratulations to David Meya, Recipient of the University of Minnesota Honoured International Academician Award

Sincerest congratulations to Dr. David Meya, Senior Lecturer, College of Health Sciences at Makerere University and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine at the University of Minnesota, who has been awarded the Honored International Academician award from the University of Minnesota.


Dr. Meya has been an invaluable contributor to the University of Minnesota’s international research and education mission for over a decade through his research collaborations, mentorship of students, and hosting of visiting scholars. He has proven to be a brilliant researcher and outstanding teacher and continues to play a fundamental role in the success of thepartnership between Makerere University and the University of Minnesota.


Dr. Meya has recently applied his experiences and vision in global health research toward shaping the Uganda Research Training Collaborative (URTC), an innovative new pilot program for students from the University of Minnesota and Makerere University. The URTC has the potential to be a catalyst for future collaborations between students and mentors while equipping students in both countries with skills and experience in global health research. Dr. Meya has been a champion for this program by recruiting mentors, developing research tools, and connecting teams with local resources.


Dr. David Meya consistently demonstrates a commitment to the global community through innovative and important research, and his dedication to the next generation of researchers, regardless of home institution, is unmatched. Congratulations on this award.


Dr. Meya was presented this award by representatives from the University of Minnesota at a luncheon in Kampala on May 19. Learn more about the award and Dr. Meya’s engagement with the University of Minnesota.