SNEB members train Daystar University (Kenya) faculty on research capacity building and diabetes prevention

Posted by: Evan Hoffmeyer, Senior Communications Coordinator on Thursday, August 29, 2019

SNEB members train Daystar University (Kenya) faculty on research capacity building and diabetes prevention

NAIROBI, Kenya - Six members of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, including five past presidents, presented a research capacity building workshop to the faculty of Daystar University June 17-21, 2019.

Drs. Adrienne White (University of Maine, emeritus), Mary Murimi (Texas Tech University), Kendra Kattelmann (South Dakota State University), Geoffrey Greene (University of Rhode Island) and Martha Archuleta (Utah State University) were joined by Dr. Christopher Taylor (The Ohio State University), an active SNEB member. Dr. Murimi serves as honorary chancellor at Daystar University and organized the workshop at the request of Daystar's vice chancellor.

The six faculty provided a four-day workshop on research design, manuscript preparation and grant-writing skills. The final day of the workshop was devoted to presenting at a public forum for diabetes prevention. Faculty also visited with local administrators in rural Kenya in the design and development of elementary schools to enhance K-12 education in Kenya.

Pictured left to right: Dean Kattelmann (Associate Vice President for Facilities and Services South Dakota State University), Mr. Joseph Kiuna (Founder and Chief Administrator of School in Kenyatta), Dr. Martha Archuleta (Professor, Utah State University), Noah Rananu (citizen of Kenya), Dr. Mary Murimi (Honorary Vice Chancellor for Daystar University and Professor, Texas Tech University), Dr. Adrienne White (Professor Emeritus University of Maine), Kendra Kattelmann (Distinguished Professor South Dakota State University), Mr. Dominic Kimatta (lawyer and citizen of Nakura, Kenya), Dr. Geoffrey Greene (Professor University or Rhode Island) and Dr. Christopher Taylor (Professor, The Ohio State University)