Current PART Trainees

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Alfred Andama

Trainee

Alfred is a Principal Laboratory Technician at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, and holds a Masters Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences and Management from Makerere University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Microbiology at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, with a focus on evaluating the diagnostic performance of a novel, breath analysis technology based on volatile organic compounds for TB screening and diagnosis in persons living with HIV

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Lucy Asege

Trainee

Lucy Asege is a Laboratory Technologist with a Bachelors in Biomedical Laboratory Technology from Makerere University. She is working as a Research Laboratory Technologist for a LAM Study in collaboration with the Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration. She is now pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Makerere University College of Health Sciences. She intends to research changes in cough frequency patterns and duration over the first two weeks of treatment among patients with confirmed Tuberculosis in Kampala, Uganda

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David Asiimwe

Trainee

David Asiimwe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology from Makerere University and is currently working as a Research Officer with Makerere University School of Public Health-mHealth department. His main interest is in using technology innovations to create solutions to eliminate the digital divide in public health interventions. David is now pursuing a Masters in Health Informatics at Makerere University College of Health Sciences. His research focuses on the integration of digital adherence technologies with the Uganda Health Management Information System as a framework for interoperability and cost evaluation.

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Diana Babirye

Trainee

Diana Babirye holds a Masters of science in Data Communication and Software Engineering from Makerere University and is now pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management at Uganda Management Institute. Diana is doing research on Synthesizing m-Health technologies to make TB health processes observable and easy to monitor in those living with and without HIV.

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Banarbas Bakamutumaho

Trainee

Banarbas Bakamutumaho is a medical doctor with an MBChB from Makerere University and working as ResearchOfficer of Uganda Virus Research Institute, Ministry of Health. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Makerere University College of Health Sciences and he intends to do research to characterize the clinical and molecular epidemiology of HIV-associated severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) in Uganda.

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Ahmed Ddungu

Trainee

Ahmed Ddungu holds Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine from Makerere University and is an Associate Research fellow at the Makerere University Lung Institute and physician at the Infectious Diseases Institute-Makerere University. He is currently doing a research fellowship focusing on the role of transforming growth factor beta1 and other pro-fibrotic cytokines as predictors of long term respiratory outcomes of TB among people living with HIV.

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Edward Kakooza

Trainee

Edward Kakooza is an IT Officer at Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He holds a Bachelor's in Information Technology from Makerere University and is now pursuing a Master’s of Science in Information Systems at the same institution. Edward is conducting research on a communication model for using social media for self-management of people living with HIV in rural setting of Uganda

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Kevin Komakech

Trainee

Kevin Komakech is a laboratory technologist by profession and is currently working with Medical and Molecular Laboratories at Makerere University. He has spent over three years working in Mycobacteria tuberculosis clinical research with particular interest  in Mycobacteria tuberculosis antimicrobial resistance. Kevin is also currently pursuing a masters degree in Immunology and Clinical Microbiology at Makerere University. 

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Allan Musinguzi

Trainee

Allan is a medical doctor and a coordinator for an implementation trial which seeks to identify and optimize a patient-centered delivery strategy for a short-course rifapentine-based TB preventive regimen (3HP). He is currently pursuing a Master’s of Public Health degree at Makerere University School of Public Health. He is interested in evaluating the adoption of 99DOTS digital adherence technology by people living with HIV receiving 3HP as self-administered therapy.

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Sarah Nabwire

Trainee

Sarah Nabwire holds a Bachelor's degree of Social Work and Social Administration from Kampala International University and is currently pursuing a Master's of sociology at Makerere University. Sarah intends to conduct a research to characterize barriers to completing TB evaluation processes among patients living with and without HIV in rural Uganda.

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Irene Najjingo

Trainee

Irene Najjingo holds a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics degree from Makerere University. She is currently a fellow with PART working on a study that aims to diagnose diabetes among patients with and without HIV who are confirmed to have pulmonary tuberculosis.

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Mariam Nakabuye

Trainee

Mariam Nakabuye holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology from Makerere University and is currently pursuing a Masters' degree in Immunology and Clinical Microbiology at the same institution. Mariam's research interest is in infectious diseases particularly TB diagnostics in children. Her research work focuses on Diagnostic Accuracy of a Centrifuge-Free Stool Processing Method with Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra testing for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Children living with and without HIV.

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Marthe Nakaye

Trainee

Marthe Nakaye is a microbiologist with a Bachelors in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Master of Science in Microbiology from Mbarara University of Science and Technology. She is currently working as a Laboratory Research Scientist with Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration. She is now pursuing a Fellowship at Makerere University College of Health Sciences and her research focusses on using Lipoarabinomannan (LAM) to improve TB diagnostics in both HIV positive and negative populations.

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Talemwa Nalugwa Kabuleta

Trainee

Talemwa is currently a Study Coordinator and Project Manager at Uganda Tuberculosis Implementation Research Consortium. She is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Global Health at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She has interests in conducting a research to assess provider’s reasons for variability in update of on-site GeneXpert testing at level III health centers in Uganda.  She has strong interests to develop public health research management skills and leadership.

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Mariam Nantale

Trainee

Mariam Nantale holds a post graduate Diploma in Project planning and Management from Uganda Management Institute and Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology from Makerere University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Health from the same institution. Mariam is conducting a research on utilization of GeneXpert testing in those living with and without HIV in Uganda and operational challenges to implementation.

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Emmanuel Ochom

Trainee

Emmanuel Ochom is Laboratory Supervisor with U-TIRC and holds a Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Training from Makerere University and is currently pursuing a Master of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences and Management. Emmanuel is conducting research on diagnostic impact of Xpert Ultra on pulmonary tuberculosis case detection in Kampala.

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Denis Oyuku

Trainee

Denis currently works as a data manager at U-TIRC. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource management from Makerere University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Makerere University Business School and a Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation. He’s currently perusing a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems Management from Uganda Management Institute. His research interest focuses on the evaluation of digital health technologies for diagnosis, management and prevention of Tuberculosis.

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Bashir Ssuna

Trainee

Bashir Ssuna is the study coordinator of the HIV TB/DM study within U-TIRC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery from Mbarara University of Science and Technology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Makerere University. He is currently a trainee of Implementation Science Research with the World Health Organisation. His career interests are in the development of public health interventions to end TB.

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Patricia Turimumahoro

Trainee

​Patricia is a medical doctor and study coordinator for U-TIRC. Her career interests are to develop health economics skills in cost-effectiveness analysis with specific interests in health technology assessment. She is currently working on research evaluating the impact of implementing community based mobile health integrated clinical interventions in routine TB contact investigation. Her long term objective is to enhance policy decision making through research. She is in her final semester at UC Berkeley pursing a Master in Public Health.

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Peter Wambi

Trainee

Peter is a medical doctor and a coordinator for a study evaluating of novel diagnostics and biomarkers for childhood TB. He holds a Master’s degree in business administration- projects management of Makerere University business school. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree of public health at Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He is interested in evaluating the effectiveness, feasibility and acceptability of 99 DOTs in HIV positive and negative children receiving treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis.

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