Prof. Kenneth Ngure’s Research Feted in North America

Jessica Haberer Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School congratulates Prof. Kenneth Ngure on his 2023 IAPAC Senior Researcher Award

Prof. Kenneth Ngure, an Associate Professor within the Department of Environmental Health and Disease Control, achieved a remarkable feat by clinching the 2023 International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) Outstanding Contribution to HIV Adherence Award for a Senior Researcher. This honor was bestowed upon him during the annual conference held in Puerto Rico, June 2023.

Prof. Ngure who also serves as the Dean, School of Public Health at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) for his unwavering commitment spanning several decades to the realm of HIV/AIDS research. His areas of expertise encompass an array of subjects, including HIV Prevention, HIV Self-testing, Family Planning, and Fertility, among other critical domains.

His reputation as an accomplished researcher is further accentuated by his ranking on the Alper-Doger (AD) Scientific Index, an internationally recognized evaluation system that assesses journals and institutions.

As of August 2023, Prof. Ngure’s expertise positions him as the leading scientist in two categories. In the field of Medicine, he claims the prestigious title of first in Kenya and ranks within the top 20 across the African continent.

Within Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Prof. Ngure secures his place as the preeminent scientist in Medical and Health Sciences, a distinction attributed to his scientific performance and the substantial value he brings to the field.

The IAPAC award specifically acknowledges senior researchers who have left an indelible mark on the field of adherence. Given his substantial scientific impact, Prof. Ngure was a natural selection for this honor.

Furthermore, his role as a mentor to junior investigators is instrumental in advancing the collective effort to eliminate the threat of HIV from the spheres of public health and individual well-being.

Prof. Ngure has previously received the National AIDS Control Council’s 2nd Maisha HIV/AIDS Awards, triumphing in the Social Sciences Research category in 2021. This award celebrated his unwavering commitment to HIV and AIDS research. Notably, he has authored and published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts and over 200 conference papers, underscoring his depth of knowledge and impact in the field.

His contributions extend beyond the academic realm as he actively participates in the Expert Committee on Clinical Trials of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board. Additionally, he is a valued member of the National PrEP Technical Working Group and plays a pivotal role on the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society. Within the latter, he notably represents Africa and holds a seat on the esteemed Executive Board.

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