In the area of research, the Faculty of medicine as part of her mandate encourages staff to conduct research individually or as a team and also in collaboration with other faculties and Universities. The Faculty is pleased to report that an impression number of research studies were conducted by staff in spite of limited research funds provided in the faculty budget.
The evidence of this effort is that out of 76 research studiespresented at the
8th Annual Research Dissemination Conference held on 19th December 2012, 55 research studies were from Faculty of Medicine.
In addition, Faculty staff conducts collaborative research and projects with external researchers and Universities and Organizations that are partners with the Faculty and the University as explained herebelow:-
4 Collaborating Institution, Organizations and Governments
Besides the above mention collaboration research studies and projects, the Faculty recognize and appreciate the contributions from the following traditional partner organizations, agencies and countries for the support in terms of research, support to staff fellowships, staff exchange support to students under staff development programs, students exchange, donations teaching staff among many other benefits;
Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Joint Clinic Research Centre
The Faculty is pleased to report that the construction of Ophthalmology Block funded by European Union through East African College of Ophthalmologists (EACO) was completed and the staff have shifted and are currently using the facility. However, the facility is for both teaching and patient care and modalities on how to jointly offer patients care are being discussed by the faculty and the hospital and the agreed proposals will be forwarded to relevant organs for approval.
b) MSI Project
The 4 year MSI project ended in December 2012. However, the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology have come up with a proposal to have the two departments turned into an Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The proposal is already made and will be presented to the relevant organs for approval. However the Faculty is pleased to report that the departments of Pharmacy and Pharmacology were able to benefit from the project in the following areas:- (a) fully fledged teaching laboratory with equipment, (b) offices for staff and office equipment, (c) ICT laboratory with computers, (d) lecture halls with furniture and teaching aids, and (e) a new vehicle.
(c )MUST FOM, Makerere and Mulago Joint AIDs Project (MJAP)- With a five year grant from Center for Disease Control (CDC) of US$8.2m we continue to extend the health services to our communities and areas of HIV counseling. HIV testing, HIV treatment, HIV prevention and other benefits like additional medical personnel.