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Eight post graduate Students from KEMRI Graduate School under the KEMRI/JKUAT collaborative program successfully completed their studies. The eight comprising of 4 PhD and 4 MSc/MPH trainees were awarded their degrees during the 38th JKUAT Graduation ceremony held at JKUAT Juja campus on 28th June 2022. Below are names of the graduates including their thesis research titles and their supervisors.

Dr. Tabitha Nyawira

Tabitha Nyawira Gitahi (Doctor of Philosophy in International Health): Evaluation of the psychosocial and clinical outcomes after life skills provision among prenatally HIV-infected older adolescents receiving care at Mbagathi Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya. Supervisors: Prof. Kenneth Ngure and Prof. Elizabeth Bukusi.

Peter Kipkorir Koskei (Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology): Post-harvest knowledge, perceptions and practices by farmers and diversity of fusarium species and fumonisin contamination of Maize from Rift Valley and lower eastern regions of Kenya. Supervisors: Prof. Simon Karanja and Dr. Christine C. Bii

Dr. Peter Kipkorir
Dr. Pius Mutisya

Pius Mutisya Kimani (Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology): The factors associated with prevalence of liver disease among sero positive HBV and AFB1 individuals in selected health facilities in Kitui and Makueni Counties, Kenya. Supervisors: Prof. Yeri Kombe, Prof. Charles Mbakaya, Prof. Fred Wamunyokoli, and Dr. James K. Gathumbi.

Catherine Njeri Mwangi (Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Microbiology): Differential antibiotic resistance of Helicobacter Pylori in dyspeptic patients at Aga-Khan University Hospital: A study on genetic and phenotypic diversity among clinical isolates from gastric corpus and antrum. Supervisors: Prof. Gunturu Revathi, Dr. Andrew Nyerere, Prof. Samuel Kariuki, and Dr. Smita Devani.

Dr. Catherine Njeri

In addition, the following students also graduated with master’s degree in various programmes:

  1. Dennis Miriti – MSc. in Epidemiology. Oral Health Status and Its Associated Factors among the Youth in Igembe Sub-County, Meru County. Supervisors: Prof. Gideon Mutie Kikuvi, Dr. Benjamin M. Ngugi, and Dr. Dennis G. Magu.
  2. Bridgit Wanjiku – MSc. in Public Health. Safety. Efficacy and acceptability of praziquantel in the treatment of Schistosoma haematobium in pre-school children of Kwale County, Kenya. Supervisors: Amos K. Mbugua, Jimmy H. Kihara, Murima Ng’ang’a, and Doris W. Njomo.
  3. Yvonne Mukami – MSc. in Medical Virology. Serological Evidence of Chikungunya Virus Infection among Suspected Measles Cases in Selected Regions of Kenya: 2008–2014. Supervisors: Peter Borus, Rosemary Nzunza, Victor Ofula, Edith Chepkorir, Rebecca Waihenya, Rosemary Sang.
  4. Paul Mungai – MSc. in Molecular Medicine. In Vitro Anti-Proliferative Activity of Selected Plant Extracts Against Cervical and Prostate Cancer Cell Lines.

Supervisors: Peter Githaiga Mwitari, Shadrack Mwenda Njagi, Peter Gakio Kirira  and Daniel Muthui Kiboi.

(L-R) Dr. Martin Bundi, Dennis Miriti, Bridgit Wanjiku, Paul Mungai and Dr. Elizabeth Mate
Students cheering after successfully completing their programme.
Graduate School staff posing for a group photo with the graduates

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