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Greetings from Amsterdam where I am awaiting a flight to Nairobi where I will pick up my final flight to Entebbe Airport, Uganda. I am traveling alone, without pharmacy students, for my second Fulbright Specialist Project visit. I’ll refer you to my March 3, 2014 post for a more thorough explanation of this work, but in brief I was here in March conducting a needs assessment and developing the plan to help Makerere School of Pharmacy implement new curriculum to teach the bachelors of pharmacy students clinical skills to help them work with patients and positively impact patient care. Over the past 2 months, I have been working stateside using sabbatical time from my faculty position at Wilkes University to develop the curriculum content and now I’m headed back to Kampala to teach it to students while the Makerere faculty assist so they can take over when I leave in a few weeks. Stay tuned for more news about how this all goes.
By the way, I also have great news. The colleague I work with to help Uganda advance pharmacy practice, Dr. Darowan Akajagbor, from D’Youville School of Pharmacy, was awarded the Carnegie African Diaspora
Fellowship grant that I told you about in a prior blog post (see post March 18, 2014)!!! She will be coming to Uganda in Feb-April, 2015 to help Makerere develop a Masters of Clinical Pharmacy program.