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Daniel Atwine

UNC Welcomes Ugandan Medical Researcher, Dr. Daniel Atwine

Dr. Daniel Atwine, an Epidemiologist and Coordinator of the Clinical Trials’ Program at Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda, will be visiting UNC as Senior Global Health Scholar in Residence. The ASC, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases are sponsoring his visit. He will be in residence at UNC-Chapel Hill for the month of April.

Dr. Atwine’s research has ranged from Tuberculosis, evaluation of new diagnostics, Malaria, HIV, maternal health, systematic reviews, and Biomedical engineering education research. Currently, he is a member of the national taskforce that was set up by the Uganda National Council of Science and Technology, a research regulatory body in Uganda, to develop a national guideline for Community engagement in research.

The goal of the Scholar in Residence Program is to increase opportunities for UNC faculty and students to engage with thought leaders and scholars from the African continent, while also fostering interdisciplinary and mutually beneficial collaboration. ASC will support the fellow in-residence to:

• Guest lecture at related university spring classes.
• Develop and hold interdisciplinary health focused seminars and talks.
• Support ongoing clinical research projects, as able.
• Work with ASC to develop a sustainable visiting fellows’ program.
• Offer input and feedback to the scholar in-residence program.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Atwine when he arrives on campus in April!

Daniel Atwine