Cambridge-Africa mentor and two other Africa-linked medical researchers elected to UK Academy of Medical Sciences

17 May 2017

Sheila Bird, Robert Wilkinson and James Berkley were among the 46 new fellows the academy announced on 8 May.

Professor Sheila Bird OBE FRSE FMedSci, Visiting Senior Fellow, MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and Institute of Public Health and Visiting Professor at Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Strathclyde University has been a very active supporter of Cambridge-Africa and has mentored THRiVE-1 PhD fellow Dr Ronald Kiguba.

Robert Wilkinson heads the Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His research focuses on tuberculosis immunology as it relates to HIV co-infection. He is the author of the Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine.

James Berkley is a principal investigator at the Kenya Medical Research Institute-Wellcome Trust Programme in Kilifi. He joined the programme 20 years ago and focuses on paediatric infectious diseases and immunology.

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