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  • Pauline Byakika-Kibwika, winner of the HIVRT alumni scholarship to attend the HIV Drug Therapy Congress, Glasgow, 2018.



    HIV Research Trust alumni were asked to complete a survey describing how their HIVRT scholarship had impacted their professional and academic lives allowing Trustees to better understand how it affected patient outcomes in the scholar’s home setting. The Trustees assessed all survey responses and selected Pauline to receive the above award. Her story is summarised below.

    In 2010 Pauline attended a placement at Mahidol University, Thailand to obtain clinical pharmacology analytical skills to assist her in completing her PhD. Pauline’s PhD work contributed to the current knowledge on treatment of malaria in HIV-infected patients who are also receiving antiretroviral treatment. This work has been utilised and referenced by the World Health Organization in the current policy on treatment of malaria in HIV-infected individuals.

    After completion of her PhD, she was promoted to Associate Professor and currently heads the Infectious Diseases Unit at the Department of Medicine of Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda where they care for those who are affected with HIV and opportunistic infections - more than 200 HIV-infected inpatients and over 300 outpatients are seen each month.

    Pauline is also the Director of the Research Directorate at Makerere where her responsibilities include reviewing and guiding the research framework at the Department of Medicine and supervising Masters and PhD students’ research projects.
  • Corporate Support

    Until recently, the Trust has been entirely funded by income generated from the International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection. Recognising the unique nature of this scholarship programme in improving outcomes for patients and people living with HIV, the Trustees are committed to continuing its charitable remit and increasing the number of annual scholarships.

    We are looking for help in supporting future scholarships. We are open to all suggestions, whether it is a one off educational grant, support of a single scholarship or a scholarship in a particular area of HIV care, if you would like to discuss further how your organisation can help us fulfil the remit of the Trust please contact Professor Sir Ian Weller at hivresearchtrust@ashfieldhealthcare.com

    Further background information is available in the attached booklet.

    For further information on our scholars past and present please take a look at our website www.hivresearchtrust.org.uk

    2018/19 TIMELINE

    • 2019 scholarships announced late December 2018

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    The scholarships are for health care professionals in early/mid-career who are located in resource-limited settings from low-income and lower-middle-income countries working in the field of HIV infection. Read more to see if you are eligible.