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Dr Dejan Zurovac Awarded University Research Lectureship
Dr Dejan Zurovac has been awarded the title of University Research Lecturer at Oxford University effective December 2012. The title of University Research Lecturer is usually given in recognition of substantial independent research achievement, along with contribution to the general academic life of the Medical Sciences Division and the Nuffield Department of Medicine (NDM) over the last three years.
A member of the Nairobi based Malaria Public Health Group, Dr Zurovac’s work is focused on monitoring and evaluating traditional and innovative ways to improve malaria related health systems and case-management.
Dr Zurovac is particularly feted for his work in conceiving and executing the first trial in the developing world that tested the effectiveness of text-messaging on health workers practices. As Dr Zurovac explains, “The “out of box” thinking, rigorous evaluation, positive trial results and subsequent “booming” of mobile health projects across Africa have certainly contributed to this university appointment.”
“Moreover, all my work is done closely with Kenyan Division of Malaria Control( DOMC) staff and this has resulted in improved capacities within the DOMC to perform monitoring and evaluation, surveillance, and operational research” , he added.
On the award, Dr Zurovac said, “I am glad that this part of my work has also been recognized through this appointment.”
“I am especially pleased that several activities, such as regular national case-management surveys or projects piloting mobile technologies to improve availability of commodities and malaria surveillance, which were traditionally done by external partners are currently being implemented by the DOMC with only minor guidance and technical support from my side.” He added.
Dejan joins a pool of other Oxford University Research Lecturers at the Programme including Dr Sassy Molyneux, Dr Pete Bull, Dr Trudie Lang, Dr Margaret Mackinnon, Dr Vicki Marsh and Dr Ed Sanders.