Brenda Kharono is a fourth year medical student at Makerere University, College of Health Sciences. She is the Coordinator of the ongoing MESAU-MEPI ICT Grand Innovation Challenge together with other students from Makerere University, Gulu University, Kampala International University and Busitema University. The challenge has enabled students to invent new ICT Health-related ‘real-world applications’ geared towards improving the ICT & medicine stand of their respective institutions. She was privileged to represent the MESAU student body during the NIH Site Visit to MESAU held from 24th to 26th April 2013 at Gulu University where she made a presentation on MESAU ICT Student Innovation Challenge. For two consecutive years, Brenda was the recipient of the Makerere University Medical Students Association (MUMSA) award for outstanding medical student. Her journey towards leadership and team work started way back in her secondary school days as a head prefect and internal affairs minister. At the university she has performed various academic and socials including being the chairlady for Africa hall, one of the prestigious girls ‘residential halls at the University. She has championed students’ engagements in community health awareness activities like HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer awareness campaigns. Brenda led a team of students from Ugandan MESAU institutions to develop a proposal entitled “Knowledge, Attitude and Risk practices towards Diabetes Mellitus among University students in Makerere University, Gulu University and Kampala International University” which was among the 30 proposals that were funded under MESAU students mentored research support projects. The team is being mentored by Dr. Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka, a senior lecturer in the department of Pediatrics and Child Health at Makerere University, College of Health Sciences. She has led a 12 people team to participate in community health activities and outreaches under Community Based Education and Research Services (COBERS) in her four year stay in the medical school. She has participated in the Cardiovascular Disease (MakCHS CVD Linked Award) Risk Assessment that was carried out in Kampala City Centre that involved measuring blood pressure, waist-hip ratio to find out individuals who are at risk of getting CVD. With such experience and exposure for an undergraduate medical student like Brenda, a lot has been and is still being learnt. Brenda has demonstrated her ability to investigate, evaluate, practice, and assimilate scientific evidence, through her participation in hospital based and community based activities.