Clinical Research

Department's Scientists Featured in USAID Article For Their Work in HIV Research

Members of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology and KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research Dr. Robert Robert Langat and PhD student Matrona Akiso were recently featured in an article by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as some of the scientists at the forefront of developing a HIV Vaccine.

22nd International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference

Dr. Anne Maina, Lecturer in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology recently attended the  22nd International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference (IPNC 2022) in Cape Town, South Africa from the 9th to 14th October 2022.

Dr. Maina presented her ongoing research titled 'Symptomatic approach to Neisseria gonorrhoeae management performs better in men than women: a cross-sectional study in Nairobi, Kenya. 

ADVANCE ANNUAL PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS' MEETING

Over three days September 14th-16th, 2022, ADVANCE partners, USAID, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and program Principal Investigators shared relevant presentations and participated in rich discussions reviewing program progress, challenges, and opportunities to maximize success for HIV biomedical prevention technologies and capacity strengthening across the all the partners' network in Kigali, Rwanda.

ADVANCE Annual Principal Investigators' Meeting

Over the course of three days September 14th-16th, 2022, ADVANCE partners, USAID, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and program Principal Investigators shared relevant presentations and participated in rich discussions reviewing program progress, challenges, and opportunities to maximize success for HIV biomedical prevention technologies and capacity strengthening across the all the partners network in Kigali, Rwanda.

Female Genital Schistosomiasis and HIV Infection Field Work

Hellen Kariuki, a Doctoral student in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology carried out a a sensitisation community meeting at Rabai, Ruruma, Kasidi Ward and Mawemambomu Ward in Kilifi County.

She is investigating the effects “Female genital schistosomiasis and HIV infection: “The effects of Schistosoma haematobium on α4β7expression among Kenyan women.”

Department Member Awarded Outstanding Achiever Award during UoN@50 Awards

Member of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Director of KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research Prof. Walter Jaoko won the Outstanding Achiever Award at the UoN@50 Awards.

Prof. Jaoko was recognised for his role in the establishment of KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research and his pioneering work in HIV/AIDS clinical research and vaccine initiatives

The list of other award winners can be found here