Dr. Noeline Nakasujja receives an award in recognition of the outstanding work done in neuroscience at the Society of Neuroscientists in Africa

The Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA) is the largest organization of Neuroscientists on the African continent and serves as the umbrella organization for all African national neuroscience societies. SONA conference is a biennial, pan-African event that rotates all over the continent, the last having been held in Durban, South Africa (2015).

This year June 11-14, 2017, Kampala hosted the 13th installment of the Society of Neuroscience of Africa conference, for the first time. The conference attracted participants form 27 countries and was held at the Imperial Resort Hotel in Entebbe.

Dr. Noeline Nakasujja is the Chair for the Department of Psychiatry where she serves as a Senior lecturer at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University. Her work has focused on neurocognitive assessments across the life span as well as other areas in the field of psychiatry.

Dr. Nakasujja is a recipient of a MEPI junior faculty award provided by the NURTURE program under which she is carrying a study that is evaluating the stress and caregiver burden of individuals looking after patients with Alzheimer’s disease in the community

She has been honored with a number of awards that include: Uganda Medical Association best researcher. The International Psychogeriatrics Association Young Investigators award for outstanding research endeavors undertaken in a previously un-researched field, in face of unusual operational challenges. She has also received recognition for her scientific achievements from the Uganda Society for Health Scientists 2010 and more recently the Center for AIDS Research award for best poster 2016. Onto this list she now has added the James Kimani, SONA award 2017.