Pauline Byakika-Kibwika

Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda


Pauline Byakika-Kibwika was born and trained in Uganda. She received her B.S. degree in medicine and surgery from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda in 1999. She received an M.S. degree in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics in 2002 and an M.S. degree in medicine (internal medicine) from the same university in 2005. She has strong interest in infectious diseases research especially HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis. Byakika-Kibwika is a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Makerere University. Her activities at the department include teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at the lecture room and bed-side and supervision of research projects and administrative work as may be assigned. Dr. Byakika-Kibwika is currently enrolled in the five-year Sewankambo Scholarship Program whose goal is to develop research capacity in Uganda. She is a second-year registered Ph.D. student of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, under the supervision of Dr. Ceppie Merry. She is involved in establishing a clinical pharmacokinetic laboratory at the Infectious Diseases Institute. She is working with a pharmacokinetic team that aims to answer questions of great public health importance regarding the interaction between antiretroviral drugs, antimalarial drugs, and antituberculous drugs. Dr. Byakika-Kibwika has made several presentations at local and international meetings. She has received several awards for her research work including the Young Investigator Award at the 13th CROI, in 2006 in Washington, DC, USA. She has written successful grant proposals including the Senior Fellowship grant form EDCTP, a training grant from the HIV Research Trust, and a training grant from the International Society of Infectious Diseases.

Biography Updated on 6 December 2010

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