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The Director of the United States Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA),Dr. Elizabeth S. George,(seated,fourth from right) poses for a group photograph with KEMRI staff led by the then Deputy Director in charge of Research & Development ,Prof. Elizabeth Bukusi (seated, fourth from left) when she visited KEMRI on Monday, 25th, January, 2016.

The then Deputy Director Research and Training at KEMRI, Prof. Elizabeth Bukusi presents a certificate to a participant of the Bioinformatics and Genomics workshop as workshop coordinators Dr. Jim Kagai, Dr Sarah Schaack and Dr. Damaris Matoke-Muhia look on.

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Board of Management has announced the appointment of Dr. Gerald M. Mkoji as the acting Chief Executive Officer and Director, after Prof. Solomon Mpoke, the CEO was sent on compulsory leave on 18th December 2015.

The eagerly awaited KEMRI Annual Merit Awards lived-up to its bidding after seven members of staff among them distinguished scientists and astute administrators were declared winners of the inaugural 2014 awards at a colourful ceremony held towards the close of last year.

Excited members of staff nodded as the former Director KEMRI, Prof. Solomon Mpoke read out the names of Prof. Sam Kariuki as the recipient of the Institute’s highest Merit recognition – the KEMRI Batian/Platinum Award in “appreciation of Excellence, Commitment and Selfless dedication to research and service” at the institute in 2014.

Prof. Kariuki’s award is another feather to his decorated hat given that he is the 2012 Royal Society Pfizer Award for his outstanding research into invasive Non-Typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) infections in Kenya. He is the current Director for Centre for Microbiology Research (CMR).

Stranding the podium alongside Prof. Kariuki for the second highest institutional recognition (KEMRI Nelion /Gold Excellence Award) were also excellent scientists lead by Dr. Festus Tolo and Dr. Philip M Ngumbi each respectively awarded for remarkable scientific research that earned the respect of their peers in the research and academia.

Not to be left behind were the lady scientists represented by the ever green and jolly, Dr. Dr. Maricianah Onono and twin go-getters- Sophia Wanja Matu and Ann Rugutt Korir. The three tied in the KEMRI Lenana /Silver Excellence Award for outstanding in the respective scientific endeavours in 2014.

Pleasant surprises also awaited the administrative arm of the Institute, when Nathan Mauti was declared the Institute’s Nelion /Gold Award for his role in helping set up the Nairobi Cancer registry, while Pauline Ochami bagged KEMRI Lenana/Silver 2014 for her selfless and dedicated service to the Institute in 2014 among the administrative staff.

Please read respective citations of each of the 2014 KEMRI shinning stars below:

  • PROF. SAMUEL MUNGAI KARIUKI
  • CHIEF RESEARCH OFFICER
  • DR. FESTUS M TOLO
  • PRINCIPAL RESEARCH OFFICER

  • DR. PHILIP M NGUMBI
  • PRINCIPAL RESEARCH OFFICER

  • DR. MARICIANAH ONONO
  • RESEARCH OFFICER

  • MS SOPHIA WANJA MATU
  • RESEARCH OFFICER

  • MS. ANNE RUGUTT KORIR
  • HEAD, CANCER REGISTRY UNIT

  • MR. NATHAN O. MAUTI
  • MS. PAULINE O.OCHAMI
  • SENIOR AUXILIARY

 

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U-TAP Project Goes LIVE.


The Institute has launched the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) this Monday, 1st, July 2019 following a vigorous preparation that began early this year. Styled as Utafiti Afya Project (U-TAP) the ERP is to play a crucial role in the organization making staff more efficient, productive and expected to improve their general working environment. The system automates some of the Institute’s business processes, minimizing human processes that are prone to environmental and operational challenges. The ERP system will also enable the organization to manage their operational challenges through centralized repository. Director General, Prof. Yeri Kombe symbolically tapped the switch, approving a staff leave request, signaling the “Go-Live” system change-over during an event attended by Senior Management team and technical staff from Dynasoft Business Solutions Ltd, the consultants implementing the process. Prof. Kombe called upon all staff to embrace the new system and exercise patience during the transition period.

 

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KEMRI has six (6) Main Programmes aligned to the KEMRI Strategic Master plan and the Vision 2030.

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The 7th East African Scientific & Health Conference, scheduled for March 27th-29th,2019 Dar-es Salaam, Tanzania.

KASH Conference 2019



Prof. Sam Kariuki talking about KEMRI Annual Scientific & Health Conference 2019.

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KEMRI Human DNA Identification Laboratory offers DNA testing services in the area of family relationship testing and Forensic DNA Testing. Read More