Posts Tagged ‘Caroline Kithinji’

Congratulations Caroline Kithinji on being accepted for a Masters in Bioethics!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Caroline Kithinji was accepted into the  2017 cohort of the Masters in Bioethics in the Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture in the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, in Karachi, Pakistan.


Book Release: Research Ethics in Africa

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

We are excited to announce the publication of Research Ethics in Africa: A Resource for Research Ethics Committees, a new book that focuses on research ethics issues in Africa by Mariana Kruger, Paul Ndebele (FABTP alumnus), and Lyn Horn.

Funded by an EDCTP capacity development grant, the book brought together past EDCTP and Fogarty trainees who now actively work in the field of research ethics, to write a book on research ethics, from a uniquely African perspective.

Part I introduces the book, provides a history of research ethics in Africa and the discussed the MARC project (the Mapping of Research ethics committees throughout Africa). Part II  ‘The Research Ethics Committee’ comprises five chapters and covers the operation of an REC including running a meeting, developing standard operating procedures etc. Part III covers many specific topics such as traditional medicine research, public health research, vulnerable participants, risk benefit assessment and many others.  Part IV is a section with valuable resources such as a chapter on Educational resources and the Part V contains some useful templates.

We are very proud to list the following FABTP alumni among the authors in this collection:

Nicola Barsdorf ’03

Caroline Kithinji ’06

Paul Ndebele ’01

Musonda Simwinga ’07

Paulina Tindana ’02

The book is available as a paper copy and an ebook, which will be free of charge for persons living in Africa.

Research Ethics in Africa: A Resource for Research Ethics Committees Mariana Kruger, Paul Ndebele, Lyn Horn. 2014 SUN MeDIA ISBN 978-1920689-30-8

Assessing the Readability of Non-English-Language Consent Forms: The Case of Kiswahili for Research Conducted in Kenya.

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

The female condom society and public health; A commentary from Sub-Saharan Africa

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Ms. Caroline Kithinji

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nairobi, Ms. Kithinji employed her knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology in conducting trypanosomiasis research at the Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute. In the course of her twelve years of trypanosomiasis research, she attended the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she received a Masters of Science in Medical Parasitology.

Through her experience as a medical researcher, Ms. Kithinji was exposed to a host of bioethics issues arising from international research collaboration. She found that many ethical review boards were compelled to approve proposals with little or no recourse as to how the study wou ld actually be conducted. Also, she witnessed a lack of bioethics knowledge on the part of principle investigators and research participants.

In May of 2004, Ms. Kithinji joined the Ethical Review Committee (ERC) in the Research and Development Department of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). While at KEMRI, Ms. Kithinji has initiated a post-approval monitoring program, developed a digital database of Ethical Review Committee documentation, and played a key role in the development of a com prehensive Intellectual Property Policy for the Institute.

Ms. Kithinji intends to use the skills she takes away from the Training Program to transform the ERC into a center of bioethics excellence for the Great Lakes region. Towards this goal, she wishes to expand and train the ERC’s skilled staff base, introduce research tracking mechanisms and monitoring systems, and develop a method by which dissemination of ERC materials will create awareness in the population of potential research subjects.