Sang Rosemary Chepkorir
Sang Rosemary Chepkorir was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2014. As a fellow, Sang Rosemary Chepkorir contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.
Over the course of her career, Prof Sang has secured funding of about US $ 10M (WHO/TDR, GEIS, USDA, CNHR, Google.org, SIDA, IDRC, Biovision, NIH) and published important findings on Arbovirus ecology, epidemiology, surveillance, discovery and Outbreak Investigations. 2002 – 2014. She is and has been a member of the World Health Organization expert committees covering the International Health Regulation (IHR) Roster of experts, in Rift Valley Fever 2013-2016; Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, 2002 - 2014; WHO scientific working group to review dengue knowledge, set priorities for future research, 2006; Advisory group of independent experts (AGIES) Review smallpox Research & make recommendations to WHA 2010-2013. She has also supervised 15 masters and 13 PhD, students and four postdoctoral fellows. Recognitions: membership in national and other academies, prizes, awards Exemplary contribution in Rift Valley Fever outbreak investigations in Kenya 2006/07, Centre For Disease Control (CDC), 2008. Contribution to Chikungunya outbreak investigations, East Africa 2005, United States Army Medical Research Unit. Contribution to significant improvement in Identification, prevention and control of emerging Infectious diseases, Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference, March 2012, Atlanta, GA, USA.