1. COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency, but it is still with us.
● To protect yourself from COVID-19, and several other health conditions, remember to:
● Cover your mouth when you cough.
● Wash your hands often.
● Avoid touching your face.
● Practice social distancing where possible.
● Get vaccinated.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology member Dr. Robert Langat was recently awarded a certificate for outstanding achievement in the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases Network (CREID) Pilot Research Program by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Delories Sikuku, an MSc student in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, recently received the prestigious Norman L Letvin award for her outstanding research in the field of AIDS vaccine discovery. The award was presented to her at the Collaborative AIDS Vaccine Discovery (CAVD) meeting held in in Cape town South Africa in February 2023.
Dr Esto Bahizire, a postgraduate alumni in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, is part of a team of researchers at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) who recently received the prestigious Dorothy Temple Cross International TB Collaboration award.
Kenya has taken another step forward in the fight against HIV/AIDS by appointing Professor Walter Jaoko to the HIV and AIDS Tribunal. Professor Jaoko is a renowned medical researcher with vast experience in medical microbiology and immunology.
As stated by the AACR, "This award recognizes an outstanding interdisciplinary research team for its innovative and meritorious science that has advanced or likely will advance our fundamental knowledge of cancer, or a team that has applied existing knowledge to advance the detection, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of cancer."
The Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology would like to congratulate to our esteemed colleagues, Zubair Munshi, Dr. Nasimiyu, Dr. Masika and Dr. Ngere, for getting the Faculty of Health Sciences MSc and PhD Academic Awards during this year's Students Recognition Awards. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors