Dr. Frederic Nduhirabandi, a researcher at the Hatter Institute, visited the University of Namibia

16 Sep 2019 - 09:15
Dr. Frederic Nduhirabandi, 5th from left

Dr. Frederic Nduhirabandi, a researcher at the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa, visited the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Namibia (UNAM) from 28 Aug to 30 August, hosted by Professor Christian John Hunter, the head of the Departments of Internal Medicine and Physiology at the School of Medicine.

During his visit, Frederic had the opportunity to deliver a highly attended seminar lecture about his research on new paradigms to protect the heart against heart attack (ischemic heart disease) focusing on the role of the pineal gland. He also presented a second lecture on the research process in Physiology and Medical Sciences. Both lectures were mostly attended by postgraduate students and staff of the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy.

Interactions after lecture Prof CJ Hunter (right in front) and other staff members of the Faculty

Apart from sharing his research, Frederic met the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor Timothy Rennie, and other staff members of the Faculty who provided a better picture of what is getting done at the Faculty of Health Sciences and various opportunities for research collaboration and student training.

Frederic thanks the Hatter Institute for supporting this visit in its continued efforts to reach out for academic collaboration and cardiovascular research training in Africa. He also thanks the Department of Physiology at the UNAM for organizing his visit. It is expected that in the near future, further discussions on collaboration with technical assistance in student training will follow in a similar area of mutual interest.