The Vice Chancellor

The Vice Chancellor Mbarara University of Science and TechnologyProf. Celestino Obua MD,MSc, PhD; is the Vice Chancellor of Mbarara University of Science and Technology and a Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He holds a PhD in Pharmacology and a Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences (FUNAS). He is the Program Director of the Mbarara University Research Training Initiative (MURTI), a program that has trained to date four cohorts of junior faculty at MUST in conducting research in HIV/AIDs and related morbidities. He is also the Program Director of two other programs at MUST

i) The Mbarara University Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Research Initiative (MADRI), a program that has built capacity of 12 junior faculty to conduct research in dementia

ii) HEPI-TUITAH program that is spearheading skilling of undergraduate health professional students at Mbarara, Lira and Bishop Stuart Universities.


He was an investigator in the MEPI-MESAU consortium project that involved five medical schools in Uganda, during which he oversaw the implementation of the trans-disciplinary mentored research across the consortium institutions.

The Vice Chancellor Mbarara University of Science and Technology

The VC addressing the congregation at the 1st annual community health conference of MUST.

He has mentored and provided leadership in several research projects on drug use studies at community levels and in the health facilities, pharmacodynamics and ARVs, health systems and higher education, with over 60 publications, having supervised 28 graduate students including 10 PhDs.


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