Baylor has again made history as Dr. Victoria Ndyanabangi was selected as Division of AIDS (DAIDS) HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Scholar for the year 2022-2023.
This means that Dr. Vicky joins a rare professional team of science scholars, with the knowledge, skills, and connections to further their careers as independent investigators in the HIV prevention research field. She will be required to develop a research project using data from a completed or ongoing HPTN HIV prevention study, present the findings of her project at the HPTN annual meeting and
submit a manuscript at the end of the scholarship cycle.
She is part of the selected few that will receive funding for 18 months, subject to certain restrictions. Dr. Victoria now pursues to become a self-reliant Investigator/researcher who can conduct her independent research projects. Dr. Victoria Joins Dr. Rogers Sekabira who was selected in the last round. The visibly happy Dr. Vicky wrote, “This is a wonderful opportunity for me to work with the team at becoming a better and ye tindependent researcher.”
Dr. Vicky as she is fondly called by her peers is a current Principle Investigator (PI) IMPAACT 2026,
Investigator IMPAACT 2009, Medical officer Lead – DAIDS STUDIES, Medical Officer CoVPN, and HPTN
084 Studies. The medical doctor who graduated with a Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery.M.B.Ch. B from
Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) also holds a Master of Public
Health from the University of Manchester.
Dr. Victoria has over 40 professional certifications some of which include the Clinical Quality Management Plans (Policy eLearning), DAIDS Critical Events Policy and Manual Training, Clinical Site Monitoring (CSM) System Training, DAERS – New User Introduction Training Webinar (1250),
DAIDS Policies on Enrolling Children (including Adolescents) in Clinical Research, DAIDS Protocol Registration System (DPRS) Vicky who started as an Intern medical officer at St. Raphael of St Francis
Nsambya before joining Nakasero Hospital Limited as a Medical officer also worked as a CoVPN Studies Medical Officer, an HPTN-084 Baylor-Uganda CRS Medical officer, a Study Medical Officer-Back up overseeing clinical and toxicity and other issues, In her message, Baylor ED Dr. Addy Kekitiinwa said “Congratulations once again, this opportunity now puts her at another level where she has to work hard and fulfill all the requirements of the scholar. I am confident that with the support of all of us and your mentor, she will excel just like others.
We congratulate you Dr. Victoria Ndyanabangi!!
DAID Studies are funded by the National Institute of Health(NIH) which is under the
American Govt health system