Prof Lukoye Atwoli, Dean, Aga Khan University Medical College, East Africa
Professor Lukoye Atwoli Dean, Aga Khan University Medical College, East Africa has been elected as president of the African College of Neuropsychopharmacology (AfCNP) for a period of two years.
The AfCNP is a non-for-profit association dedicated to the provision of evidence-based psychopharmacology information to health care practitioners, trainees, service users, and other key stakeholders in Africa. Psychopharmacology is the study of the use of medications in treating mental disorders.
Speaking while accepting the appointment, Prof Atwoli said: “It is a great honour to me and to the AKU family to be elected as the president and to serve with other eminent personalities at the African College of Neuropsychopharmacology. I look forward to working with the other members and executing my role to the best of my knowledge and ability."
Recently, Prof Atwoli was appointed as an Honorary Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences by the Council of the University of Cape Town for a period of five years beginning June 1, 2022.
Prof Atwoli leads and participates in mental health research locally and globally. He is a member of the WHO World Mental Health Surveys Consortium, which is the leading collaborative project in psychiatric epidemiology globally.
Prof Atwoli has received numerous accolades since he started his medical practice more than 20 years ago. In August, he was conferred 'Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear'- one of the highest national honours in Kenya by President Uhuru Kenyatta for his exemplary contribution to mental health both locally and globally.