Mr. Paul Kutyabami

2011 Trainee

Mr. Kutyabami is a lecturer at the Department of Pharmacy at Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He has been a member of the Faculty of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee at the College for four years and is Managing Director of Medline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. He received a BPharm degree from Makerere University and an MA in Bioethics from Case Western Reserve University in the USA. He is currently involved in conducting research and supervising students in research. His other duties include lecturing postgraduate students in research ethics and undergraduate students in professional ethics. His own research focuses on access to medicines and ethics.

He has facilitated sessions at several research ethics and Good Clinical Practice workshops for investigators and Research and Ethics Committee members. He collaborated with other Ugandan Fogarty bioethics fellows to form the Bioethics working group under the Uganda Society for Health Scientists. The Bioethics working group signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) through which it has developed a training curriculum for Research Ethics that is being offered by the UNCST to investigators and Research and Ethics Committee members.

Paul Kutyabami recognizes that the increased volume of research activities at the College of Health Sciences puts a strain on existing resources for training in research ethics and reviewing, regulating and monitoring research processes. Through participation in the Johns Hopkins Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program he hopes to gain knowledge and skills to be able to contribute to the establishment of a unit of Bioethics at the College of Health Sciences which will house a research ethics training program.

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