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Prof. Nawangwe hosts Prof. Lewis as Mak and Yale Mark 12 Years of Partnership

  • In General
  • 13 Mar 2019 - 6:13pm
  • By Mark Wamai
  • 746
The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (4th L) and Yale University’s VP for Global Strategy-Prof. Pericles Lewis (4th R) with DVCFA-Prof. William Bazeyo (L), Principal CHS-Prof. Charles Ibingira (3rd R), Director MUYU Program-Prof. Harriet Mayanja-Kizza (2nd L) and staff from CHS and Yale at the meeting on 13th March 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Wednesday 13th March 2019 hosted Prof. Pericles Lewis, Yale University’s Vice President for Global Strategy and Deputy Provost for International Affairs. Also in attendance were the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration) – Prof. William Bazeyo, Principal College of Health Sciences (CHS) – Prof. Charles Ibingira, Director, Makerere University Yale University (MUYU) Program – Prof. Harriet Mayanja- Kizza and staff from CHS and Yale.

The MUYU program; initially between the Internal Medicine departments of both Institutions, has been in existence since 2006. The program was started with a major objective of "an exchange of internal medicine students and junior faculty geared towards improving patient care through enhancement of medical education”. The program has over the years grown to include the Departments of Nursing, Surgery, Pathology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as the Masters' program in Emergency Medicine.

Prof. Pericles Lewis (Left) with the delegation from Yale University during the interface ahead of the 12 years of MUYU celebration

Through MUYU, both institutions have had undergraduates, postgraduates and faculty from each university spend some time ranging from 1 to 12 months in training at the other institution. Uganda has benefited markedly from the 6-12 month rotations of Makerere University lecturers at Yale University, where they have gained expertise in various sub-discipline specialties.

Prof. Lewis’ onsite visit to Makerere University is aimed at meeting with various key persons so as to discuss the potential of broadening the relationships in the health profession disciplines, as well as other areas at both Universities, and to celebrate the last 12 years of the MUYU partnership.


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