John Gitau is among the first few people to earn masters degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology

[SIZE=6]Kenyan student in U.S make history with first ever master’s degree in Nuclear Medicine[/SIZE]

December 13, 2017
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John G. Wairimu
John Gitau Wairimu, 34, a Kenyan Based in Birmingham Alabama, and three other Americans will become the first four students in the whole of United States to earn masters degrees in Nuclear Medicine Technology. The four students are graduating from The University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB. This is the first Nuclear Medicineprogram to rise to master’s entry level in the whole of United States and the only Nuclear medicinetechnology program in the state of Alabama.

Nuclear Medicine Technology, which began in the 1950s is a branch of medicine that involves a peaceful use of radioactive drugs known as radioisotopes or radionuclides, premier molecularimaging tool that physicians use to diagnose, stage and treat diseases. This technology is mostly used in diagnosing and staging cancer, detecting heart defects and brain infarction but it is also used in all the other organ systems.

Wairimu, who also hold a bachelors degree in Public Health with a concentration in epidemiologyfrom UAB, has been involved in various research projects involving environmental pollution in Birmingham area and hopes to pursue his PhD in Healthcare management in the Fall of 2018 .He hopes to conduct his research in ways to balance health disparities in Sub-Saharan Africa and other developing world.

“I feel privileged to to have pursued my studies in this great world known university hospital”. Says Wairimu. “ I have rubbed shoulder with some of the greatest scientists and Physicians in the World at the UAB, and having learnt from them, I feel ready and confident enough to go out there in the World and have an impact in someone’s life”.

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Akuje home tumchague kama MCA!

That would be a waste of a brilliant brain.

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Iko thread ingine msito @Eng’iti amepost. @admin merge

Which brilliant brain

Yeah yeah yeah :rolleyes: … mshahara ni ngapi ?

Exactly!

It doesnt hit people that michael joseph wasnt a telecoms engineer… Naikuni wasnt a pilot nor aeronautical anything

Steve jobs wasnt anything software nor comp anything …infact wanamwita visionary!

I wont say i am better than that guy but joh! in '94 you know how the story went…

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Exactly , Africa and Kenya most importantly i feel is stuck in this bubble of education that only produces workers that simply run the wheel , we need more brains that build the wheel instead and leaves an almost everlasting effect way after one’s retirement and death . That’s something to be proud of but hii masters ni yake pekee yake .