- Department of Pharmacology
- Kabale University School of Medicine (KABSOM)
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- MSocSc Health Research Ethics, MSc. Pharmacology; BSc. Dip Educ, Cert PAM
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Claude Kirimuhuzya holds a Master of Science in Pharmacology from Makerere University and a Master of Social Sciences in Health Research Ethics from the University of Kwazulu Natal. He has been the Acting Head of the Department of Pharmacology at Kabale University since 2019. In addition to participating in management as head of Department, he is involved in teaching undergraduate courses that include Basic and clinical pharmacology as well as Toxicology and Therapeutics. As an ethicist he is also involved in teaching ethics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as carrying out research and mentoring researchers, especially in the area of research ethics and research management and administration. Prior to joining Kabale University, Claude Kirimuhuzya served as a Lecturer of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology as well as Toxicology and Therapeutics at Kampala International University for 10 years, five of which he spent as head of the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the institution. He also served as part-time Lecturer of Ethnopharmacology and Phytochemistry at Makerere University for eight years. As a researcher he now has 17 peer-reviewed journal publications, three book chapters and has participated in 22 national and international conferences. His publications now have 354 citations giving him an h-index of 9 and i10-index of 9 from Google Scholar. He has also taught postgraduate courses in Neuropharmacology, Toxicology, Advanced Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacometrics as well as Ethnopharmacology and supervised 24 undergraduate and 9 masters students to completion with 4 masters’ projects still on going. He has mentored many students and faculty on research and research ethics.
Claude Kirimuhuzya has also been engaged in community service especially in the area of research and research ethics as well as in leadership. He is a founding member of the Uganda Pharmacological Society for which he is the Secretary General and he is the founding Member of Kampala International University Research Ethics Committee. He recently co-hosted a virtual training in Grant writing training at Kabale University and has also served as a member of the Advisory and Planning Committee appointed by Uganda National Council for Science and Technology to organize and preside over the 2021 Hybrid Annual Research Ethics Conference that was hosted in the Next Media Services (NBS) Television Conference Centre in July 2021.He is an accredited national trainer of trainers in ethics and Research Management and Administration and helped to draft the SOPs to be used by Kabale University School of Medicine research Ethics Committee which is in the process of being formed.
Master of Social Sciences in Health Research Ethics-UKZN -2019
Master of Science in Pharmacology- Mak-2007
Certificate in Public Administration and Management-Mak-2004
Bachelor of Science- Mak- 1998
Diploma in Education -KYU- 1991
Pre-clinical drug development
1. Anywar Godwin (2007). The antibacterial activity and phytochemical analysis of the crude extract of the pulp of Afromomum spp. Dissertation for BSc in Ethnobotany, Makerere University
2. Alinaitwe Monica (2008). Phytochemical analysis and antibacterial activity of crude extract of Citrus limon fruit’ Dissertation for BSc in Ethnobotany, Makerere University
3. Balikowa Hassan (2008). Bioassay and phytochemical analysis of Ocimum gratissimum leaf extract. Dissertation for BSc in Ethnobotany Makerere University
4. Wakhonya Betty Sarah (2008). The antibacterial activity of the stem-bark extract of Olea Africana. Dissertation for BSc in Ethnobotany, Makerere University
5. Odour Fredrick Juma (2009). The antibacterial activity and phytochemical analysis of Leucas calostachys crude leaf extract. Dissertation for BSc in Ethnobotany, Makerere University
6. Sadik Mustafa (2009). The relative effect of light intensity on the antibacterial activity of Ocimum gratissimum L. Dissertation for BSc in Ethnobotany, Makerere University
7. Ahumuza Taddeo (2009). The phytochemical analysis and antifungal activity of the crude extract of Pentas decora, a plant used traditionally to treat skin infections in Western Uganda. Dissertation for BSc in Pharmacology of Kampala International University
8. Ssengendo Brian (2009). Phytochemical composition of and antimicrobial activity of Tamarindus indica crude root extract. Dissertation for BSc in Pharmacology of Kampala International University
9. Muwonge Fred (2011). The Qualitative Phytochemical Analysis and Antifungal Activity of the crude extracts of Hibiscus sabdarifa L ( Malvaceae). A Case study on Collectorichum capsica. Dissertation for BSc in Ethnobotany, Makerere University
10. Crispin Swaka Lado (2011). In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity And Preliminary Phytochemical Analysis Of The Ethanol Extract Of Solanum Nigrum L. (Family-Solanaceae).A Dissertation for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy of Kampala International University
11. Ojul Christine Lakop (2012). Drug use practices in Northern Uganda Hospitals: A case of Gulu Regional Referral Hospital. A Dissertation for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy of Kampala International University.
12. Olengo Alex (2103). The phytochemical profile and hypoglycaemic activity of Crassocephalum vitellinum (benth.) S. Moore in alloxan monohydrate-induced diabetic albino rats. Dissertation for BSc in Ethnobotany, Makerere University
13. Marble Joan Nabacwa (2013). Assessment Of Self-Medication In South Western Uganda: A Case Of Bushenyi Ishaka Municipality.MBChB Research Project, Kampala International University
14. Waiswa Ahmed Baligeya (2014). The Preservative Appraisal Of Ocimum Americanum In The Natural Product Development. Dissertation for BSc in Ethnobotany, Makerere University.
15. Tusiime Brenda (2014). Mosquito Larvicidal Activity Of Albizia Coriaria W (Fabaceae). A Dissertation for BSc in Ethnobotany, Makerere University.
16. Waisindye Noah (2014). Acute Oral Toxicity Of Essential Oils From Cymbopogon Citratus In Mice .A Dissertation for BSc in Ethnobotany, Makerere University.
17. Catherine Irocu (2014). Invitro Antibacterial Activity And Acute Toxicity Of The Crude Ethanolic Extract Of Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A. Gray.Dissertation for BSc in Ethnobotany, Makerere University
18. Andrew Nyeko (2026). Determinants and Impact of High dropout rate from ART Therapy: A case Study of Bushenyi District by MBChB Research Project, Kampala International University
19. Mwongera Philemon (2016). Prevalence of Non Communicable Diseases and Risk factors in Bushenyi Municipality. MBChB research Project
20. Khaitsa Nancy (2017). Evaluation Of the Invitro Efficacy Of Three Brands Of Ciprofloxacin Tablets Available In Ishaka On Salmonella typhi . A research project for Bachelor of Pharmacy, Kampala International University
21. Mazinga Gonzaga (2018). Assessment For Heavy Metal Content Of Cosmetics Sold In Ishaka-Bushenyi Municipality, Western Uganda. A research project for Bachelor of Pharmacy, Kampala International University
22. Wanenge Benard (2018). Prevalence Of Pregnancy Complications Of Hypertension And Associated Risk Factors Among Women Admitted At Kampala International University Teaching Hospital, Uganda. A research project for Bachelor of Pharmacy, Kampala International University
23. Tenywa Noah Alfred (2018). Uses, Storage Conditions And Adverse Effects Of Herbal Medicines As Reported By Users Of Herbal Products Sold In Herbal Clinics In Bushenyi District. By A research project for Bachelor of Pharmacy, Kampala International University
1. Ninsiima Herbert Izo (2012. Determination Of Anticonvulsant Activity Of Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) A Dissertation for the award of the degree of Master of Science in Physiology of Kampala International University
2. Nyaribo Cyprian Mose (2012). Assessment Of The Influence Of Glucocorticoid Synthesis Inhibitor (Ketoconazole) On Memory Retrieval Among Adult Wistar Rats. A Dissertation for the award of the degree of Master of Science in Human Anatomy of Kampala International University
3. Atusiimirwe Jovile (2016). Human Chorionic gonadotropin levels and morning sickness among pregnant women attending antenatal care services at Ishaka Adventist Hospital. A Dissertation for the award of the degree of Master of Science in Physiology of Kampala International University
4. Kiyimba Kennedy (2017). Assessment of the Protective Effect of Crassocephalum vittellinum Against First Line Anti-Tubercular Drug Induced Hepatotoxicity in Wistar Rats . A Dissertation for the award of the degree of Master of Science in Pharmacology of Kampala International University
5. Mworozi Peter (2018). Evaluation of the Hypoglycemic Activity and Safety of Crude Leaf Extract of Aspilia pluriseta S. In Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats. A dissertation for the award of the degree of Master of Science in Pharmacology of Kampala International University
6. Ivan Ibanda (2021). Isolation And Efficacy Evaluation Of A Bacteriophage Cocktail Against Carbapenem – Resistant Pseudomonas Aeruginosa In Induced Wound Infection In Mice: A dissertation for the award of the degree of Master of Science in Pharmacology of Kampala International University
7. Mfitundinda Wilbrforce (2021). Evaluation Of The Safety And Hypoglycaemic Activity Of Aqueous Extract Of Albizia Chinensis (Osbeck) Merr Stem Bark In Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Wistar Rats A dissertation for the award of the degree of Master of Science in Pharmacology of Kampala International University
8. Neeza Timothy (Ongoing). Combinational Anti-Mycobacterial Effect and Safety Of Entada Abyssinica (A. Rich) Leaf Extract And Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs Against Multi-Drug Resistant Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Isolates. A dissertation for the award of the degree of Master of Science in Pharmacology of Kampala International University
9. Vian Namanya (Ongoin). Assessment of the hypoglycemic and acute toxic effects of Persea americana seed extract co-administered with dolutegravir in albino Wistar rats
1. In vitro antimycobacterial activity of extracts from medicinal plants used traditionally to treat tuberculosis in South Western Uganda, Presented at the Third Annual Scientific Conference organised by the Makerere University Faculty of Medicine and School Public Health from 29th to 31st August 2007 at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda.
2. Extensively Drug resistant Tuberculosis. Is the world losing the Battle against tuberculosis? Presented at the 6th Makerere University College of Heath Sciences Annual Scientific Conference held September 2010 at Kabira Country Club, Kampala Uganda.
3. The in vitro antimycobacterial activity of medicinal plants used by traditional medicine practitioners (TMPs) to treat tuberculosis in the Lake Victoria basin in in Uganda. A presented at the 14th NAPRECA Symposium 8th-12th August 2011 at ICIPE, Nairobi, Kenya.
4. Development Of New Drug Combinations Against Drug Resistant Tuberculosis: A New Paradigm Shift. A Review Paper Presented At The 7th Annual Scientific Conference Of Makerere University College Of Health Sciences Held 20th-22nd September 2011 At Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda
5. Eficacy Of Uganda’s Plants on Rifampicin-Resistant Tuberculosis: A Review Of Research Done In Uganda Since 2006, at Keystone symposium with the theme: Drug Resistance and Persistence in Tuberculosis (E1) held May 13-18, 2012 at Speke Resort & Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda.
6. Ethics of Use of and Research on Herbal Medicines.A presentation made at the 1st National traditional Medicine Conference, 12th December 2013 Held at THETA Headquarters, Kampala, Uganda
7. Cultural Competency Among Health-Care Providers: Is It Achievable With The Current Medical Curricula And Mode Of Training? A presentation made at the 2nd Annual Conference of the East African Health Professional Educators’ Association Held at Hotel Africana, Kampala, 11th -13th June 2014
8. Uganda’s Medicinal Plants may hold a solution to Rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis. A presentation made at the 17th World Congress on Basic and Clinical Pharmacology held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, from 13th-18th July 2014 in Cape Town South Africa
9.The Problems of Irrational Drug use: A presentation made at the International Symposium on Medicines and Patient Safety held under the auspices of Pharmacology for Africa Initiative (PharfA) and International Union of basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR), in Kigali, Rwanda, November 5th 2014.
10. Cultural Competency among Health Care Providers: Is it achievable with the current Medical Curricula and Mode of training? A presentation made at the International Symposium on Medicines and Patient Safety held under the auspices of Pharmacology for Africa Initiative (PharfA) and International Union of basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR), in Kigali, Rwanda, November 5th 2014.
11. Using the Empirical Ethical Reflection Approach to solve in practice Ethical Issues that may arise in Post-conflict mental Health research in Africa. A presentation made at the Annual Ethics conference at the Howard Campus of the University of Kwazulu Natal in Durban South Africa on 14th October 2015.
12. Uganda and Management of Ebola Outbreaks: Lessons for other countries. A pecha Kucha Presentation Made at the Global Forum on Bioethics in Research held in Annecy, France, 2nd to 5th November 2015.
13.. The 8th Annual National Research Ethics Conference (ANREC) held from 4th – 6th July 2016 at Kampala Serena Hotel. Was part of convening team and Chaired a session.
14. International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry (ICPAC- 2016) held at Hotel Sofitel, Impérial Resort & Spa, Mauritius, 18th -22nd July 2016 .Drug Discovery Workshop: How to progress small molecule hits from screening efforts, sponsored by Malaria Medicines Venture.
15. 15th Congress of the International Society of Ethno¬biology held at Makerere University Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. 1st –?7th August, 2016. Was part of convening team, chaired two sessions and was also Master of Ceremony at the Opening and Closing.
16. Towards the Integration of Conventional and Traditional Medicine in Africa: A case for Uganda. A paper presented at the All Africa Congress on Pharmacology and Pharmacy held at Misty Hills Hotel near Johannesburg from 4th to 8th October 2016.
17. Analysis Of Ethical Issues Raised By Uganda’s HIV Prevention and Control Act Of 2014 On Pregnant Women’s Participation In Research. A presentation made at the Global Forum on Bioethics in Research, Held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt, Buenos Aires, Argentina 3rd -5th November 2016.
18. Ethical Challenges in the review of clinical trials using alternative trial designs in the low and middle Income Countries: A Case of Ethical Guidelines Used In The East African Region. A presentation made at the Global Forum on Bioethics in Research, Held in Bangkok, Thailand at Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel, 28th -29th November, 2017
19. A Proposed New Framework for Research Protocol Review. A presentation made at the 3rd African Health Research Symposium (AHRES III) held at the Protea Hotel, Marriott, Hilton, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 29-30th January 2018
20. Integration of Traditional African Medicine into Modern Evidence-Based Clinical Practice. A key note address made at the First African Traditional and Natural Product Medicine Conference held from 16th to 19th October 2018 at Protea Hotel Ranch Resort, Polokwane, South Africa. Sponsored by the University of Limpopo
21. An Evaluation of Ethical Concerns Raised by a Ugandan Research Ethics Committee Using the Principles and Benchmarks Proposed by Emanuel et al. (2008; 2004). A presentation made at the 13th World Conference, UNESCO Chair on Bioethics (Haifa) Held at Ramada Hotel, Jerusalem, Israel, November 27th- 29th 2018. Sponsored by an award from NIH through the South African Research Ethics Training Initiative (SARETI)
22. Inclusion of Bioethics in the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum: What needs to be done. A presentation made at the Health Professional Education (HPE) Conference at Hotel Africana, in Katonga Hall, Kampala, Uganda. 27th – 28th May 2021
23. Regulation and ethical guidance for research in the mentally sick in Africa. A presentation made at the 2020 Global Forum on Bioethics in Research (GFBR) Meeting in Toronto Canada (Virtual).
KEYNOTE SPEAKER INVITATIONS
University of Limpopo, Polokwane
Topic: Integration of Traditional African Medicine into Modern Evidence-Based Clinical Practice. A key note address made at the First African Traditional and Natural Product Medicine Conference held from 16th to 19th October 2018 at Protea Hotel Ranch Resort, Polokwane, South Africa. Sponsored by the University of Limpopo
Pa JOURNAL REFREEING
I am a reviewer and Editor for the following peer-reviewed journals:
1. Research in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (Editor and reviewer)
2. African Health Sciences
3. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
4. Omani Medical Journal,
5. African Journal of Microbiology Research,
6. Scientific Research and Essays
7. Journal of Developmental Biology and Tissue Engineering and
8. Natural Products Research.
RESEARCH PROJECTS PARTICIPATED IN AS CO- INVESTIGATOR OR PI
1. 2006-2010: Bioassay, Isolation and Characterisation of compounds from medicinal plants used Traditional Medicine practitioners in the Victoria Basin Sponsored by Lake Victroria Research Initiative (VicRes) Professor Okemo from Kenyatta University as PI
2. 2009- 2011: Medicinal and food value of Wild food plants from the dry areas of Uganda as CO-PI. Project sponsored by a Grant from Carnegie
3. 2014-2015: Anti MDR TB Efficacy and safety of compounds isolated from Lantana camara- as PI. MEPI/MESAU Faculty-mentored research funding
4. Evaluation of Issues raised by African RECs during review meetings using Emanuel et al. 2008 benchmarks (Ugandan component)- Under Professor Douglas R. Wassenaar (2015-2017)
5. 2015-2016: Role of Graduate students in the teaching of undergraduate students in Ugandan Medical schools under Dr. Godfrey Zari Rukundo as PI
6. 2020-2021: Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards COVID-19 prevention measures among communities at selected gazetted international entry-points of Kigezi sub-region, Uganda as CO-PI. Sponsored by Kabale University
7. 2021: Project on Ethics Scoping in Africa (I was in charge of Rwanda Component) under Dr. Paul Ndebele from the George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA
Uganda Pharmacological Society
Member, Secretary General 2012 to present
Pharmacology for Africa Initiative (PharfA)
Member since 2013
East African Health Professions Educators’ Association (EAHPEA)
Member since 2013
International Association for Responsible Research and Innovation in Genome Editing (ARRIGE)
Member since 2017
HONORS AND AWARDS
1. 2018: Best Student award for 2015 SARETI Batch –Funding to attend the 13th World Conference, UNESCO Chair on Bioethics (Haifa) Held at Ramada Hotel, Jerusalem, Israel, November 27th- 29th 2018.
2. Oct 2014: Scholarship: SARETI Scholarship for MSocSci in Health Research Ethics
3. Sep 2014: Award: Funding to attend Pharmacometric Training in Addis Ababa
4. Jul 2014: Award: Bursary to attend World Congress on Basic and Clinical Pharmacology
5. Mar 2013: Award: MEPI/MESAU Faculty-mentored research funding
6. May 2012: Scholarship: Keystone symposia Scholarship
7. Feb 2009: Grant: Canergie Research Grant as a Co-PI on the Project: Medicinal and Food Value of Wild food plants from the dry areas of Uganda
8. September to November 2019: INASP AuthorAID sponsored by the East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO).
UNIVERSITY & COMMUNITY SERVICE
Kabale University School of Medicine
Head of Pharmacology Department 2019 to present
Member of Faculty Research Committee 2019 to present
Kampala International University
Vice Chair of Kampala International University Research Ethics Committee – 2017 to present
Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST)
1. 2021: Participated in the Review of the Draft and approval of Uganda Guidelines for Care and use of animals in research under the Auspices of Uganda National Council for Science and Technology
2. 2021: Participated in the Review of the Draft of Uganda Guidelines for Community Engagement in research under the Auspices of Uganda National Council for Science and Technology
3. 2020: Participated in the Review of Uganda Guidelines for Protection of Human Research participants under the Auspices of Uganda National Council for Science and Technology
4. 2014: Participated in the Review of the Uganda Guidelines for Protection of Human Research participants under the Auspices of Uganda National Council for Science and Technology
Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS)
2015: Participated in the Revision of International Ethical Guidelines for Health-related Research Involving Humans (2016). Prepared by the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).Appendix IV. Page 116. https://cioms.ch/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/WEB-CIOMS-EthicalGuidelines.pdf
1. 15th Congress of the International Society of Ethno¬biology held at Makerere University Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Was part of convening team, chaired two sessions and was also Master of Ceremony at the Opening and Closing.
2. The 8th Annual National Research Ethics Conference (ANREC) in Uganda held from 4th – 6th July 2016 at Kampala Serena Hotel. Was part of convening team and Chaired a session.
3. 11th Annual National Research Ethics Conference (ANREC) in Uganda to be held in Kampala in September 2021. I am a member of the Planning and advisory committee for the conference
? Computer applications: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power point;
? Online facilitation skills: Management of Zoom meetings; Google meets, Microsoft teams; Duo meets, Skype meetings; MOOC skills etc.
? Scientific writing skills: Policy brief writing; manuscript writing, writing systematic reviews; report writing and presentation skills;
? Research administration and management skills
? Trainer of trainers’ skills in Research management and administration and research ethics
? Mentorship skills: Trainer of trainers skills in mentorship
1. June 2021:Four lessons of the NIH Human Protection online module
2. Nov 2020-June 2021: Online NIH sponsored Course: Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Clinical Research
3. Facilitating Online course from 28 April 2020 to 26 June 2020 of the University of Cape Town
4. 10th September to 4 November 2019: Research Writing in the Sciences offered by the AuthorAID project through INASP of INASP and sponsored by the East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO).
5. TOT Training for Research Ethics organised by Uganda National Council for Science and Technology: 16th to 18th April 2018
6. TRREE Certificates on Bioethics: Informed Consent(August 17, 2014); Research Ethics Evaluation; Introduction to Research Ethics (August 27, 2015); Good Clinical Practice (GCP) (August 31st, 2015); HIV Vaccine Trials (August 27th, 2015); South Africa (September 2, 2015); Adolescent Involvement in HIV Prevention Trials (August 25, 2015)
7. Fogarty International Center &Johns Hopkins Center For Clinical Global Health Education: Introduction To Research Ethics (17 August 2013)
8. 5th-to 12th April 1013: TOT training for RAM by Johns Hopkins University in Conjunction with MEPI
9. NIH Web-based training course “Protecting Human Research Participants” (05/07/2013)
10. An International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO) course in Neuroscience (16th –24th February 2005 held at the Faculty of Medicine, Makerere University.
English: Full professional proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Runyakitara: Full proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Luganda: Proficiency in reading, listening and speaking.
Kiswahili: Partial proficiency in reading, listening and speaking.