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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.
  • Mohammed Lamorde
    Country Uganda
    Job Title Junior Scientist, specialised in Infectious Diseases
    Date of Scholarship May-July 2009
    Host Country Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Liverpool, UK
    Scholarship Advanced Techniques of Drug Monitoring



    ADVANCED TECHNIQUES OF DRUG MONITORING

    Below is the link to the webcast of a previous recipient of the HIV Research Trust Scholarship. Mohammed Lamorde, post-doc, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda presented 'Clinical pharmacokinetics of antiretroviral drugs in Ugandan patients' at the 11th International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection, Glasgow, UK.

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    2018 Timeline

    • Online application for 2019 scholarships opens 20 August 2018 and closes 12 October 2018
    • 2019 scholarships announced late December 2018

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