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Final-year university students visit MRC

Oct 28, 2016, 10:06 AM | Article By: Adam Jobe

More than 40 final year students from the University of The Gambia on Wednesday visited the Medical Research Council (MRC) to learn about the council’s research achievements and current research priorities.

The students, received by the MRC Gambia director Professor Umberto D’Alessandro, were taken through the different presentations the works of MRC in The Gambia and some of its current engagements.

Prof D’Alessandro told the students that MRC Gambia has a reputation for scientific integrity, quality and excellence in delivering innovative, quality research to reduce the burden of illnesses globally.

Binta Sanyang, a UTG student, said as doctors tomorrow, it is important for them to know some of the trending research focus of institutions like the MRC.

She said though the visit was very educative, they have learned enough to help them in some of their course work.

Ms Sanyang thanked the management and staff of MRC for the warm welcome accorded to them.