Robert Tweyongyere (Makerere University) PhD awarded 2009: “Effect of praziquantel treatment against schistosomiasis mansoni during pregnancy on anti-schistosome immune responses in pregnant women and their infants.” Funding Commonwealth Fellowship and others. For a presentation on these studies Dr Tweyongyere was awarded the American Society of Tropical Medicine Young Investigator Award, November 2006. Dr Tweyongyere is now an Associate Professor at Makerere University, in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity, as well as a research fellow Uganda Virus Research Institute.
Harriet Mpairwe (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) PhD awarded 2011: “The effects of helminths and of de-worming in pregnancy and early childhood on the incidence of allergic disease events and on atopic sensitisation in young children.” Funding, Wellcome Trust. Dr Mpairwe undertook first a Masters, and then a PhD project with EMaBS. She was awarded prizes for presentations on her work at the Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, in 2009, 2010 and 2013. She also won the 2010 TWAS-ROSSA prize for applied medical science and the LSH&TM’s Woodruff Medal for her PhD Now, Dr Mpairwe is a post-doctoral research fellow at the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, undertaking research on infections and asthma.
Margaret Nampijja (University of Lancaster) PhD awarded 2012: “The effects of helminths and of de-worming in pregnancy and early childhood on cognitive development.” Funding, MRC UK. Dr Nampijja undertook first a Masters, and then a PhD project with EMaBS. She is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, working on the effects of schistosomiasis on cognitive function.
Katie Wakeham (University of York) PhD awarded 2013: “Immunology of KSHV in mothers and their children.” Funding, Wellcome Trust. . Current position, academic registrar, University of Glasgow, UK.
Swaib Lule (LSHTM) MSc awarded 2013: “Factors associated with in-vitro immune response to BCG and tetanus immunisations among five year old children in Entebbe, Uganda..” Dr Lule is currently the EMaBS project leader.
Carolyn Tann (LSH&TM) MSc awarded 2003: “Perinatal Health in Uganda: A cross sectional study of perinatal mortality and congenital abnormalities in hospital born infants in Entebbe.” Dr Tann was joint winner of the Fred Murgatroyd prize for academic achievement during her MSc. She went on to undertake a PhD.
Hayley Evans. (LSH&TM) MSc in Tropical Medicine & International Health., 2007: “Audit of pre-term delivery and intrauterine growth restriction in Katabi subcounty, Uganda”. Dr Evans obtained a distinction for her project. She went on to complete her specialist training in paediatrics.
Lauren Hall. (LSH&TM) MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases. 2007: “An analysis of infant mortality within the Mother and Baby Study in Entebbe, Uganda”. Ms Hall went on to study medicine at Yale University, USA.
James Millard. (LSH&TM) “Comparison of trial participants and non-participant community members in Entebbe, Uganda: a community survey”. MSc in Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2008. The results of this project were published in 2014. Dr Millard is currently completing his postgraduate general medical training.
Lori Fries. (LSH&TM) “Factors affecting BCG scar size in one-year old infants in Uganda: an experimental and observational analysis”. MSc in Epidemiology, 2008.
Roya Haghighat-Khah (LSH&TM). “The current prevalence of worm infections among pregnant women at Entebbe hospital and the evaluation of Kato-Katz (KK) and FLOTAC diagnostic methods for use among pregnant women.” MSc Medical Parasitology, 2009. Ms Haghighat-Khah went on to study for a PhD.
Jimreeves Lutangira (Makerere University). “Immuno-diagnostic assays for the detection of childhood latent tuberculosis infection in Uganda.” Masters degree in Biological Laboratory Sciences and Management 2011. Mr Lutangira undertook first a Bachelors, and then a Masters degree with EMaBS. He is now managing a medical supplies company in Kampala, Uganda.
Dennison Kizito (Makerere University). “Effects of helminth infections on the response to measles immunisation.” Masters degree in Biological Laboratory Sciences and Management, 2011. Mr Kizito is manager of our immunology laboratory.
Alice Namatovu (Makerere University). “Effects of helminth infections on the response to tetanus immunisation.” Masters degree in Biological Laboratory Sciences and Management, 2011. Ms Namatovu is a member of staff in the faculty of Veterinary Medicine. She went on to study for a PhD.
Moses Kizza (Nkumba University). Bachelors of Administration & Community Development. Mr Kizza is administrator to the Co-Infection Studies Programme at the MT+RC Uganda Unit, and to the Makerere University – UVRI Research Training Programme on Infection and Immunity, based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute.
Stephen Hillier (University of Birmingham). Bachelors degree in Public Health awarded 2006. “Malaria and helminth co-infection in a semi-urban population of pregnant women in Uganda.”
Elizabeth Anderson (Imperial College, London). Bachelors degree in Global Public Health, 2011. “The influence of BCG vaccine strain on mycobacteria-specific and non-specific immune responses in a prospective cohort of infants in Entebbe, Uganda”. Ms Anderson obtained a first class degree, and a prize for her project presentation at the 2011 London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s Global Public Health Forum.
Irene Wesonga (Makerere University). “Causes of adolescent pregnancy.” Diploma in Public Health, awarded 2004. Having obtained this qualification, Sister Wesonga, who is Principal Nursing Officer at Entebbe Hospital, is now responsible for overseeing research at Entebbe Hospital, and is a member of the Science & Ethics Committee of the Uganda Virus Research Institute.