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SUMMARY FOR JASH PROCEEDINGS DAY 2

The day kick started with a key note speech by Dr. Okello Emmy a Consultant Physician cardiologist on Updates on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) specifically looking at cardiovascular diseases and cancers. He highlighted the current issues in NCDs that need further research which included the area of biomedical sciences, epidemiology, clinical trials and implementation science. He acknowledged the contribution of MEPI-CVD project that has strengthened research capacity in cardiovascular disease which has laid a foundation for future research. He also mentioned research being the first step Read More

JASH 2016 DAY ONE PROCEEDINGS (A summary)

The chairperson organizing committee welcomed participants to the conference and introduced the conference theme as well as thanking the funders. Dr. Abel Rwendeire made a presentation on behalf of the Chairman Uganda national Planning Authority Prof. Kisamba Mugerwa. His topic of discussion was National Planning and sustainable development goals for health. He highlighted the 2030 agenda for sustainable development that is based on 5Ps. Its focus is to Ensure that No One is Left Behind as far as sustainable development is concerned. He also highlighted the aspirations of Ugandans in their Read More

Congratulations! Two College of Health Sciences staff among 8 winners of $ 280,000 RIC4CONF Grant at ResilientAfrica Network (RAN)

Warm Greetings from Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) www.ranlab.org. We take this opportunity to heartily congratulate 2 of the College of Health Sciences staff upon winning the RAN RIC4CONF Grant Award http://grants.ranlab.org/index.php?r=site/ran Read More

JASH 2016 Abstract Book Download

Please find attached the full Abstract Book for the JASH 2016 Conference. The conference is taking place at the Kabira Country Club. Kindly plan to be part of this exciting College event and download the abstract book below

Program for the 2016 JASH Conference

Please find attached the program for the JASH 2016 Conference. The conference will commence at exactly 8:00am at the Kabira Country Club. Kindly plan to be part of this exciting College event. Further conference details are at www.chs.mak.ac.ug/jash2016

Day of the Lung Science | Management of childhood asthma: from Phenotypes to Endotypes

Childhood asthma is a complex and heterogeneous disease. However, current treatment guidelines assume that it is a homogenous disease entity and advise universal treatment steps with similar medication for all children with asthma. Using this approach, about 10% of children with asthma do not respond to treatment (labelled ‘non-responders’), have severe symptoms and this increases their risk of dying from asthma. Endotypes describe specific pathogenic mechanisms in the development of asthma and how they are linked to clinical presentation. This presentation will focus on endotype-driven Read More

MakCHS and COVAB Partner with the University of Minnesota

On July 13, 2016 the University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center and Makerere University's College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) and College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biodiversity (COVAB) signed a master agreement of institutional and program affiliation for cooperation and exchange of students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff. Partners anticipate an era of increased collaboration between the two institutions. Learn more about the partnership at http://globalhealthcenter.umn.edu/uganda

PhD Defence | Improving stroke prevention and outcomes in Uganda: a population survey and hospital based study

This is to kindly request you to save the date for Dr. Jane Nakibuuka's PhD defence which is scheduled for Wednesday 14th September 2016. See details below: Topic: Improving stroke prevention and outcomes in Uganda: a population survey and hospital based study Venue: Davies Lecture Theatre Supervisors: 1. Prof. Elly Katabira, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University 2. Prof. Anthony J Furlan, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 3. Dr. Edward Ddumba Department of Medicine, St Raphael of St Francis Read More

Masters Level in Bioethics at Makerere University 2016/2017 Academic Year

Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Laboratory technicians/technologist, Clinical psychologist, Radiographers, and all other Clinicians are particularly encouraged to apply. Limited Scholarships are available. For details contact the following as soon as possible: Dr. Joseph Ochieng +256 772 426 681 Prof. Ibingira Charles +256 772437351 NB: Deadline for application will be 26th August, 2016.

Innovation Seminar | Using innovative approaches to develop adaptive and robust interventions to address community challenges: The Human Centered Design (HCD) Approach

Theme: “Using innovative approaches to develop adaptive and robust interventions to address community challenges: The Human Centered Design (HCD) Approach” Presenter: Dr. Roy William Mayega, MakSPH Faculty and RAN Deputy Chief of Party Chair: Prof William Bazeyo, Dean Makerere University School of Public Health, RAN Chief of Party and Lab Director Date: Wednesday August 17, 2016 Time: 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Venue: MakCHS Davies Lecture Theatre. Looking forward to an interactive and vibrant session towards innovative idea generation process.

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