Dr. Rhoda Wanyenze, Professor and Dean, School of Public Health, Makerere University has on the occasion of the #Mak74thGrad been awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Research excellence award of Makerere University.
The meritorious award was in recognition for her prolific publication record and outstanding contribution to Makerere University’s scholarly excellence.
According to the Vice Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, as a result of the various partnerships forged over time, Makerere University’s research output in terms of innovations and publications is on the increase. He said he introduced the inaugural Makerere University Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards, in recognition of outstanding performers in research and publication.
They are based on the highest number of publications between the year 2017 and 2023 according to the Scorpus database.
“I am happy to announce Professor Moses Robert Kamya and Professor Rhoda Wanyenze as the Best Overall Male and Female Researchers respectively,” Professor Nawangwe said.
“I urge all our staff to continue conducting research on national development priorities as well as matters of global interest and publishing their work in high-impact journals so as contribute to our drive to become a research-led university,” he said.
Adding that, the research conducted by the academics should lead to patents, copyrights and trademarks, and tangible innovations in the form of products, policy briefs, manuals and others.
The Vice Chancellor equally congratulated the five researchers from each of the ten (10) colleges and Makerere University Library, who were recognized as the best researchers. The detailed list of the best researchers has been published in the Graduation Booklet and the Mak News Magazine.
Professor Wanyenze is medical doctor, a disease control professor, researcher and public health with expert extensive experience in infectious diseases research, program management, and capacity building, particularly in HIV and TB, Prof. Wanyenze has conducted numerous studies in maternal and child health.
She is also actively involved in public health policy leadership in Uganda, she holds positions on various technical committees of the Ministry of Health and other agencies, as well as boards of several organizations. She co-chairs the working group for CESH alongside Professor Tobias Alfvén from the Karolinska Institute.
The MakSPH family congratulate her on her recognition as Best overall Researcher (Female) School of Public Health Makerere University #Mak74thGrad
Written by Davidson Ndyabahika