- Institution: Mbarara University of Science and Technology
- Email: daniel.atwine (at) must.ac.ug
Brief track record
Dr Atwine Daniel is a dedicated African biomedical researcher that has been involved in Tuberculosis/HIV and Malaria International Clinical trials, diagnostic and Operational studies sponsored by EDCTP, MSF-France, St. George’s University of London, INTERTB, MRC and ANRS since joining MSF-Epicentre in 2007. As an alumni, has kept strong roots with in Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) were he did his Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery.
He is inspired and committed to the cause of building better healthcare systems for generations to come, a passion that has guided both his academic and professional drive. He attained a Master’s program in Public Health Methodologies (MPH(M)) and Postgraduate diploma courses in Advanced Public Health Methodologies and in Communication at Universite’ Libre De Bruxelles (ULB) also called The Free University of Brussels in Belgium. To further his biomedical research and innovation management skills, he undertook an MPhil in Science and Technology at CREST/Stellenbosch University in 2014 and now a PHD in Epidemiology at Universite’ Montpellier1 (UM1), France, with focus on innovative TB therapeutics.
Passionate to further his research experience and capacity building of aspiring researchers, he has continued to work with MSF-Epicentre as a Medical Epidemiologist but also with MUST in various capacities, that is, both as an undergraduate and postgraduate Lecturer/internal examiner, and chaired the initial Adhoc committee for planning and advocating for Biomedical Engineering (BME) training initiation.
He has expertise in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Infection control, Research initiation and management, Epidemiological programming and Data-analysis, research uptake, and evaluation, Clinical trial initiation/management, Science communication and Health Service Management and evaluation.
He joined African Biomedical Engineering Consortium (ABEC) at its initiation in 2012 and has since represented MUST but also as University contact person for ABEC, has been involved in students’ preparation and mentorship in Health Innovations. In ABEC, he has been involved in students’ innovation review and selection processes, mentor and part of the Secretariat since 2013 as a Secretary General, with responsibility for ABEC coordination and organization of the Design Competitions and Innovators Summer Schools (ISS). He recalls moments of joy when MUST students won awards on their first representation in ISS-2014 and also in 2015