University of Washington Kenya Research & Training Centre 2023-2028 Strategic Planning

The Kenya Research and Training Center (KRTC) held a strategic plan launch meeting on January 24, 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya. It was Led by Prof. Carey Farquhar, the Interim Chair and Professor, Department of Global Health and Director International AIDS Research and Training Program and Kenya Research and Training Center.  Dr. Marianne Mureithi, Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology was also in attendance.

AFrIBOP 2022 Course

PhD Scholar Matrona Akiso recently attended the (AfrIBOP) Course in Malawi. This was a one week course on African Immunology of Parasites, Pathogens, and Pathogenesis (AfrIBOP) followed by another week of flow cytometry/bioinformatics training. The immunology course entailed talks and immunology lectures from well-known researchers from University of Glasgow, Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme, KEMRI Wellcome Trust and Kamuzu University of Health Sciences.

Courtesy Visit to the KEMRI-Thika site

The Chair of the Department, Dr. Marianne Mureithi, paid a courtesy call to the KEMRI-Thika Partners in Health and Research Development (PHRD) research site in Thika town. She was accompanied by Ms. Magdaline Burugu and David Mwoshi from the Department. The Medical Microbiology & Immunology team discussed various areas of common interest and possible avenues of collaboration and partnership. 

Gilead Sciences Executive Meeting

The Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology and the Director of the KAVI-ICR hosted a round table discussion with Gilead Sciences, led by Christopher Whitfield, General Manager of Gilead Sciences, and Dr. Summer Sitima, General Manager of Gilead Sciences in Central and East Africa, to discuss the possibility of a partnership and collaboration. They were joined by AMSUN representatives who represented medical students and the RADA UNESCO-UoN team led by Lisbeth Kageni.