David SERWADDA, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
Professor Serwadda, infectious disease epidemiologist, is Professor, Disease control and the former Dean of the School of Public Health at Makerere University in Kampala. He received his medical degree, M.B.Ch.B and Masters in internal medicine M.Med from Makerere University and an MPH and honorary doctorate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Serwadda was among the first researchers to report on the presence of AIDS/HIV in Uganda (Lancet, 1985) and has worked continuously on HIV-related research and prevention since the mid-1980s. He has been a senior investigator on the Rakai Program since its inception in 1988, and is the Ugandan principal investigator on the ongoing NIH-funded "Trial of Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention".
Professor Serwadda is a recipient of numerous awards. This include the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg school of Public Health Alumni Knowledge of the World Award-October 2010, Significant Contribution Award, British Council-2008, Pioneer in Behavior based HIV prevention, Harvard University May 2006. In recognition of his work Professor Serwadda has been inducted as a Johns Hopkins University society of scholars, May 2006, A member of the Institute of Medicine, IOM, Washington, D.C October 2011. Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Science - 2012.
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