Research

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.

University of Nairobi Collaborative HIV/STI/Reproductive Health Research Group Annual Meeting

The University of Nairobi’s STD/HIV/Sexual Reproductive Health Collaborative Research Group is proud to announce our upcoming Annual Review Meeting 2023 starting 23rd January 2023. This year’s meeting will take place at the Serena Hotel, in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Visit by Professor Carey Farquhar

Carey Farquhar, a Professor in the Departments of Global Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology and Vice Dean for Education in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, paid a visit to the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology. She actively conducts research in Kenya on HIV testing and partner notification services, HIV and HCV diagnosis and access to treatment among people who inject drugs, and non-communicable diseases among HIV-positive individuals.

University of Nairobi & University of Helsinki Early Career Champions Programme One Health Workshop

The University of Nairobi & University of Helsinki Early Career Champions Programme One Health Workshop (Nov 28th Nov - 2nd Dec 2022) kicked off today with a welcome address from The Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Prof. Osanjo and Chair of Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, Dr.

National Granular Mapping on Soil Transmitted Helmithes, Schistosomiasis and Tungiasis

The Chief Technologist of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology Felistas Muthini is assisting the Ministry of Health in the National Granular mapping on soil transmitted Helmithes, Schistosomiasis and Tungiasis across the country.

You can view more photos of the field work here

Professor Pier Piccaluga Visit

Professor Pier Piccaluga paid a courtesy visit to Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology Dr. Marianne Mureithi.

Prof. Piccaluga is an Associate Professor of Pathology at the Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, Bologna University School of Medicine—Institute of Hematology and Medical Oncology, and the Biobank of research at the IRCCS S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital. 

Head of the Zoonotic Disease Unit of the Ministry of Health Visits the Department

Dr Athman Mwatondo, a medical epidemiologist with Kenya’s Ministry of Health and the co-lead in the Zoonotic Disease Unit for Kenya’s One Health Platform,  Zoonotic Disease Unit (ZDU) at the Ministry of Health (MoH) Kenya paid a courtesy visit to the Chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology Dr Marianne Mureithi. Dr Mwatondo is currently doing his Doctoral studies in the same department at the University of Nairobi

Female Genital Schistosomiasis and HIV Infection Field Work

Dr. Kariuki Njaanake, lead a team of researchers in the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology in sample and specimen collection in Kilifi County for the ongoing research on “Female Genital Schistosomiasis and HIV infection. Hellen Kariuki and Felistas Muthini, Doctoral researchers and faculty members joined in this exercise.

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.