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Vanessa Mwebaza Muwanga

Country of origin: Uganda Currently in: South Africa, Cape Town General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Academic Background

Degrees

2018 Master Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
2017 Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

Workshop and Conference Attended

2017 MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit on AIDS in Entebbe, Uganda Basic Statistics with an introduction to STATA
2017 MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit on AIDS in Entebbe, Uganda Intermeddiate Statistics and how to use regression wisely
2018 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine World TB Day Symposium
2015 Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala, Uganda Joint Annual Scientific Health (JASH) Conference
2019 Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Mulago, Kampala District, Uganda Basic Concepts and Techniques in Innate Immunity
2019 Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Mulago, Kampala District, Uganda Scientific writing workshop

Affiliations

American Society of Microbiology
Stop TB Partnership Working Group on New TB Drugs (WGND)
VALIDATE Network
International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)
African Science Initiative (ASI)
Makerere University/ UVRI Centre of Excellence in Infection and Immunity (MUII)
African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM)

Presentation given

2016
Epstein-Barr Virus co-infection as a risk factor for development of severe malaria in children
MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit on AIDS in Entebbe, Uganda
Event: Intern abstract competition
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Jul 2017
2017 Aberdeen International Master’s Scholarship
After being successfully admitted as an international student at the University of Aberdeen, I was awarded the 2017-2018 Aberdeen International Master’s Scholarship that included a £2,000 tuition discount.
Aug 2017
2017 University of Aberdeen #abdnarrival photo competition
I took part in a photo competition organized by the University of Aberdeen after I got my offer of acceptance. I won the cash prize of £500 that contributed towards my relocation to Aberdeen.
Aug 2016
Certificate of Oral Presentation
During my internship with the Medical Research Council In Uganda, I developed an abstract for a research project and my abstract was one of those picked to be in the internship competition. Being shortlisted involved us giving an oral presentation for which I received a certificate.
Mar 2019
Fellowship with The Innovation Village (TIV)
I was among the successful applicants that got to be part of the 2019 fellowship at The Innovation Village in Uganda that involved learning more about entrepreneurship and developing a start-up.
May 2006
Certificate of recognition - National Mathematics Contest
In 2006, I participated in the primary level National Mathematics Contest organized Uganda Mathematical Society and received a certificate after successfully passing both exam papers.
Aug 2003
Certificate of recognition - Greenhill Academy
I received a certificate of recognition for my achievement as the most improved student in Grade 5 at my primary school, Greenhill Academy.