Doctor of Science thesis presentation by Prof. Julius Ogeng’o

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Wed, 2018-03-21 14:11
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University of Nairobi

The Graduate School celebrates and congratulates Prof. Julius Ogeng’o, the 5th DSc. candidate, on his milestone achievement as he presented his DSc. in Human Anatomy. He presented his work entitled 'Insights into and Anatomical perspectives of Atherosclerosis among Kenyans’ in a well-attended public presentation on March 19, 2018. This thesis is based on over 100 peer reviewed full journal publications.

According to the regulations for Higher Doctorates of the University of Nairobi, a thesis for the Higher Doctorate degree shall be defended before a public audience provided that while members of the public shall be free to ask the candidate questions relevant to the subject of his/her thesis, only the panel examiners, shall participate in the final assessment of the thesis and the candidate’s performance in defense of the same.

Prof. J. Ogeng’o talked about Atherosclerosis, the disease that causes stroke, heart attacks, ballooning of arteries, leg gangrene leading to amputation and kidney failure, among others. The presentation highlighted interesting findings, revelations and recommendations.

In conclusion, he said that Atherosclerotic diseases are common while associated diseases are not uncommon as they are present in a significant proportion of asymptomatic individuals, there are various causes of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and that the mean age is 10-15 years earlier in Caucasian population.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, in his speech, acknowledged that Prof. Ogeng’o was a prolific author with an international standing noting that he has published over 270 articles comprising 184 full peer reviewed articles and several abstracts in local and international journals, 47 General Health Education articles in local magazines, 34 conference presentations, 3 Doctoral theses and 6 project papers and several books and book chapters.

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Thu, 2019-01-31 14:11