Prof. Julius Alexander Ogeng’o Appointed Professor of Human Anatomy
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Wed, 2016-02-10 08:31

Julius Alexander Ogeng’o has been appointed to the position of Professor of Human Anatomy. He is an acknowledged Human Anatomist, with BSc, PhD and MD degrees in Human Anatomy.

He was born in 1961 in present day Busia County, Kenya. He studied at Alliance High school before joining the University of Nairobi’s School of Medicine in 1983. Ogeng’o excelled in Human Anatomy and was invited to pursue the intercalated Bachelor of Science degree in Human Anatomy, in which he graduated with honors in 1986. He was immediately recruited as a Graduate Assistant. He completed his medical training and was appointed Assistant Lecturer in 1990. He was later promoted to the position of lecturer in 1995. He completed his PhD in Human Anatomy in 2008, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in same year and later to Associate Professor in 2011. Prof. Ogeng’o undertook a post Doctoral Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree and graduated in 2014.

Prof. Ogeng’o is a registered medical doctor, with over 30-years experience in teaching of Human Anatomy in the University of Nairobi and has also instructed at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania School of Podiatric Medicine. Prof. Ogeng’o has trained and mentored many students at undergraduate, masters and PhD levels. Prof. Ogeng’o is fatherly, friendly, humble and a mentor to many medical, pharmacy, nursing and anatomy students. Prof. Ogeng’o received Dean’s award for excellence in student mentorship, teaching and research in the year 2011 and 2015.

As an administrator, Prof. Ogeng’o served for a long time as the coordinator of all undergraduate classes in the Department of Human Anatomy. He also served as the Chairman of the Department between 2004 and 2011. During his tenure as chairman Prof. Ogeng’o oversaw the rehabilitation and expansion of physical infrastructure; modernization of anatomy teaching, with introduction of new technology in teaching anatomy, improved departmental learning ambience, increase in the number and promotion of teaching and non teaching staff, restarting the BSc. and PhD Anatomy programs, introduction of the M.Sc. Anatomy program, development of multiple departmental teaching manuals, materials and the relocation of Chiromo Funeral Parlor to the current site and establishment of Nairobi Surgical Skills Centre.

After his tenure as chairman, Prof. Ogeng’o was competitively appointed the Managing Director (MD) of the University of Nairobi Enterprise Services (UNES) in the year 2011. UNES is a profit making organization that runs businesses affiliated to the University of Nairobi. During his tenure as the MD, Prof. Ogeng’o expanded the revenue block of UNES, improved the efficiency of the organization’s services as a whole. As the MD UNES, Prof. Ogeng’o was a member of University of Nairobi Management Board and performed various duties assigned to him. He chaired the task force that developed the blue print for enhancement of University of Nairobi web content which significantly improved the Webometrics ranking of the University. Prof. Ogeng’o is also a seasoned QMS auditor. Prof. Ogeng’o is currently the Director of the Center for Self Sponsored Programs (CESSP), a body that coordinates activities of self sponsored programs in the University of Nairobi.

Prof. Julius Ogeng’o has published over 200 peer reviewed articles in local and international journals. Prof. Ogeng’o’s articles range from general health education, basic cardiovascular anatomy, anatomical variations, clinical cardiovascular anatomy, atherosclerotic disease to Alzheimer’s disease. Prof. Ogeng’o received the Vice Chancellors’ commendation as the most prolific professor having attained a record 32 publication in a single year 2011.

Julius has held leadership positions in various local and Pan African scientific organizations. Prof. Ogeng’o is reviewer of many international journals, and is currently the Editor in Chief of the Anatomy Journal of Africa. He has published OG anatomy, an online interactive anatomy learning platform and has published the Mungai’s Dissector, a gross anatomy text and manual that is used by medical students all over East Africa. Prof. Ogeng’o has been a key pillar in establishment of anatomy laboratories in many universities in Kenya namely Kenyatta University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Mount Kenya University, Uzima University, Kenya Methodist university and many others.

Dr. Philip Mwachaka one of his students described Prof. Ogeng'o as a 'Great teacher and mentor. He is always focussed and determined.' Dr. Anne Pulei described Prof. Ogeng'o as 'A very devoted leader, friend, father and teacher.' 'Prof. Ogeng'o preaches personal organization, simplicity and commitment. And he practices it. He believes that it is never too late to accomplish what one really desires, ' Dr. Paul Karau Bundi described him. 

Prof. Ogeng’o is married and has a daughter Dr. Nafula and a son Eng. Sanya.

The Department of Human Anatomy is proud of Prof. Ogeng’o on his promotion. 

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Thu, 2019-02-28 08:31
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