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New Tools for Paediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory in Children developed

Dr. Angelina Kakooza an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences conducted a study to adapt the Paediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) for Uganda. The PEDI was originally developed and standardized to measure functional performance in American children. The study performed by Prof. Kakooza and the research team is the first of its kind conducted in sub-Saharan Africa. The study describes the adaptation, translation, and validation process undertaken to develop a culturally relevant PEDI for Uganda ( Read More

Virtual Guest Lecture | Diagnosis and Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms after Traumatic Brain Injury

Makerere University College of Health Sciences (HEPI Program) in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University have organized a Virtual Guest Lecture.Topic: Diagnosis and Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms after Traumatic Brain InjuryDate and Time: Thursday 20th January 2022 starting 4:00 PM EATSpeaker: Durga Roy, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Neuropsychiatry and Brain Injury Clinic, and Head Injury Outpatient Psychiatric Day Program.Moderator Read More

Opportunity for Faculty Training & Research in Inter-Professional Education (IPE)

Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MaKCHS) and its partners are committed to fostering an Inter-professional approach to teaching and learning. In order to achieve this goal, there is an opportunity for interested faculty to undergo training in principles of Inter-Professional Education (IPE)/Inter-Professional Collaborative Practice (IPC). Some funding opportunity will be available for the successful faculty to conduct research or service or educational project in IPE/IPC. Applications are being invited from interested faculty in this regard from MaKCHS and its partners.  Read More

Media Skills Training for Researchers at Makerere University | 14-18 March 2022 or 21-25 March 2022

Media Skills Training for Researchers at Makerere University will be delivered by SciDev.Net with support from SIDA.The purpose of the training is to build the skills and confidence of researchers to reach policymakers and the broader public with their research findings through the media. This will increase researchers’ chances of influencing policy. It will support the university’s efforts to increase the translation of research into useful products, policies, and practices for society. This will widen the scope of the published work to audiences outside of academia as well as Read More

FIC Sexual Harassment Supplement Network Meeting

The FIC Sexual Harassment Supplement Network will hold its 2nd Network meeting for the program “Building Capacity in Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions with active HIV/AIDS research and training programs to Develop Awareness, Training, Procedure, and Policy for Responding to Allegations of Sexual Harassment" on Wednesday 26th January 2022 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm EST. During this meeting, grantees will provide updates on the studies they have conducted towards developing procedures to deal with allegations of sexual harassment and the provision of a safe Read More

Virtual Guest Lecture on Primary Progressive Aphasia

Makerere University College of Health Sciences (HEPI Program) in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University have organized a Virtual Guest Lecture on Primary Progressive Aphasia.The Guest Lecture is Scheduled for Thursday 13th January 2022, Time 4:00 Pm Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/91833460247?pwd=SkVodzRocTRZZndkV1Zaak9ac0lWQT09Meeting ID: 918 3346 0247Passcode: 856530

Makerere University and Uganda Heart Institute Heart Health Outreach

Makerere University Hospital and the Uganda Heart Institute cordially invite you to a 'Heart Health Awareness' outreach event scheduled to take place on Wednesday 15th December 2021, 9.00am - 2.00pm. Attached is a letter with details for your information.  What to expect: basic heart checks(screening for blood pressure), blood sugars, lipid profiles, cardiac consultations, nutrition education and Body Mass Index (BMI).Where: Makerere University HospitalWhen: Wednesday, 15th December 2021Time: 9.00am - 2.00pmMembers who are unable to attend consultations at the hospital can attend Read More

Dr. Stephen Lutoti recognized as Pharmacist of the Year

Dr. Stephen Lutoti received the award of Pharmacist of the Year at the 2021 Heroes in Health Awards (HIHA) ceremony held on the 12th November 2021.  Dr. Lutoti is a Lecturer and Head of Pharmacognosy in the Department of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University. His innovation ELOCOF, a syrup for cough, flu and sore throat was the basis for the award.  ELOCOF approved by the National Drug Authority has been useful during this Covid-19 pandemic for both children and adults suffering from cough, flu and sore throat. Inaugurated in 2019, HIHA is a public private Read More

Strengthening Research Capacity Presentation: Scientific Writing and Dissemination of Findings - By Prof. James K. Tumwine

Date: Thursday  9th Dec 2021    Time 10:00am-12:00pmJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/85812544732?pwd=OHlPS0xPYUpPOTV2VU11QzB4eGZwUT09Meeting ID: 858 1254 4732Passcode: 791819

Strengthening Research Capacity Presentation: Developing a Thriving Research Career - By Prof. Nelson Sewankambo

Date: Wednesday  8th Dec 2021    Time 11:00am-1:00pmJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/85812544732?pwd=OHlPS0xPYUpPOTV2VU11QzB4eGZwUT09Meeting ID: 858 1254 4732Passcode: 791819

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