Professor Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde is the Director of the MEPI Coordinating Center at ACHEST. She had until December 2010 been an associate professor and head of the department of Radiology at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University. She worked with Makerere University for 14 years, rising through the ranks, and understands very well the challenges of Medical Education in sub-Saharan Africa. Apart from her radiology training she is a Fellow of the Foundation for the Advancement of Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). She also holds a Masters in Health Professions Education from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She brings with her the experience of hands-on educator ,and a special interest in innovative education.
Prof. Kiguli-Malwadde is a graduate of Makerere University where she received both her MBChB and Masters in Medicine in Radiology. She has been at the forefront of promoting and enhancing quality health professions education in Radiology, General Medicine, Medical Radiography, and other health professions within Uganda and has over 14 years of experience directly supervising academic medical research at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has been involved in Faculty committees responsible for curriculum development, medical and research ethics development, and developing ethical procedures for quality medical research in Radiology and other health professions’ education. She has worked extensively with Mulago Hospital and Makerere University College of Health Sciences as a key member of various Faculty project teams involved in enhancing professional health education in Uganda and assessing training needs within the medical profession. She has published many journal articles in Radiology and Imaging, as well as in Medical Education, and has presented papers at many international workshops and conferences. She has been a Global Faculty discussant and advisor in Philadelphia (USA). She has been a member of the Faculty for the South African FAIMER Institute (SAFRI).
Professor Kiguli-Malwadde is also a founding member of many radiological societies Including the Association of Radiologists of Uganda, Uganda Society for Advancement of Radiology and Imaging, Uganda Association of Sonographers, and Pan African Congress of Radiology and Imaging. She is also a member of other international societies.