Allan Tulienge, a fresh graduate from the School of Pharmacy, recently bagged the Best Oral Presentation Award at the 5th Annual Early Career Health Researchers Symposium hosted by Aga Khan University, taking home a Kshs. 100, 000 grant for research.
The main objective of the symposium is to nurture upcoming researchers by providing a platform for them to showcase their research work and build their networks.
Tulienge emerged top with his undergraduate research project paper titled ‘Evaluation of prescribing practices at Thika level 5 Hospital outpatient department using the World Health Organization prescribing indicators’.
“I had a good grasp of my research work and the implications of my findings and therefore presented them boldly and passionately; successfully persuading my fellow participants and the judges of the importance of the research work I had done,” said Tulienge.
While congratulating Tulienge on his exemplary performance and award, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi advised him to keep up the good work and remain proactive in research.
“It is good to know that using the knowledge and skills learnt in class, you delved into research that is beneficial to society and you were able to present your finding to the health community. I hope you will keep at it and further your research work in your field,” said Prof. Ngumi.
With the recognition, Tulienge admits that it serves as a confirmation of his ability as well as his potential as a health researcher.
“It shows me that I have the potential to venture into and excel in the field of research,” he concludes.
The symposium brought together pharmacists drawn from academia, research, entrepreneurship, hospitals and the industry.