Africa in Conversation: Duke Makerere University Biomedical Engineering Partnership
Monty Reichert will discuss his work on the Duke-Makerere BME Partnership.
Dr. Reichert, a professor of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Duke University, spent the 2014-15 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar at Makerere University in Kampala (MUK), Uganda where he taught six BME classes in two semesters and conducted a major curriculum revision to increase engineering content. This experience transformed Dr. Reichert’s professional priorities from domestic biomedical research to the building of BME capacity at MUK and in Uganda. With generous funding from the Duke BME Department, Duke University Provost’s Office, the Duke Global Health Institute, the Pratt School of Engineering, and the Duke Africa Initiative, Dr. Reichert launched the Duke-Makerere BME Partnership to accelerate the development of biomedical engineering in Uganda.