COVID-19 Vaccine communication project: identifying the causes and addressing the factors related to vaccine hesitancy among 12-19-year-olds
Dr. Anuji Gamage, Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Family Medicine, has been able to secure funding under the Australia Awards funded Small Grant Scheme 2022 for the project titled “ COVID-19 Vaccine communication project: identifying the causes and addressing the factors related to vaccine hesitancy among 12-19-year-olds”. Australia’s COVID-19 Development Response was given priority in the competitive selection process. The small grants are designed to assist proactive alumni in implementing activities contributing to development in Sri Lanka.
Dr. A I Kuruppu wins a special research grant from NRC
Dr. A I Kuruppu. from The Institute for Combinatorial Advanced Research and Education (KDU-CARE) has won a grant from NRC in 2022, for the research project titled ‘Nutraceuticals developed by traditional medicine for the local and export market’. Dr. Kuruppu has a keen interest in natural products, especially plants and to determine their medicinal activity to treat various diseases.
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Forms a research collaboration with Agder University, Norway
KDU received the cabinet approval to renew the MOU with the University of Agder, Norway. At present, the Department of MLS, FAHS, KDU successfully continue its collaborative Student/Staff/Research Exchange Program with Department of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder (UiA), Norway for the 4th consecutive year. Students/staff are to be exchanged between the Department of Natural Sciences, UiA, Norway and the Department of MLS, FAHS, KDU, In addition to joint Research activities with the availability of funding.
Dr Priyamali Jayasekara from faculty of Medicine wins two Research Grants
Dr P jayasekara wins Ceylon College of Physicians Research Grant 2019, for the research project titled ‘Assess incidence, outcome, disease pattern, complications of dengue fever and relationship to dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome of the symptoms, signs and results of investigations in University Hospital, KDU’. She also wins the NRC Rapid response grants – R & D interventions against COVID-19 for the project titled, ‘Knowledge, attitude and practices among healthcare workers on treating suspected/ PCR positive COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka’.