Jean Bosco Gahutu, MD, PhD, FHEA (UK)

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E-mail: 
j.b.gahutu@ur.ac.rw
Biography: 

Educational Background:
• Bachelor of Human Biology. National University of Rwanda, Faculty of Medicine, 1983
• Doctor of Medicine, National University of Rwanda, Faculty of Medicine, 1986
• Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences, National University of Rwanda, Faculty of Medicine, 2007
• Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (York St John University, UK), 2009
• Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), 2009.

 

Personal Statement:

Jean Bosco Gahutu is Professor in Physiology, School of Medicine and Pharmacy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences and Head of the Clinical Department of Medical Biology, Butare University Teaching Hospital.

Research Interests: 
Professor Gahutu’s areas of interest include micronutrient physiology, particularly iron bioavailability from biofortified beans, medical education and tropical medicine.
Publications: 
Selected publications: 1. Petry N, Egli I, Gahutu JB, Tugirimana PL, Boy E, Hurrell R. Phytic acid concentration influences iron bioavailability from biofortified beans in Rwandese women with low iron status. J Nutr 2014;144(11):1681-1687. 2. Gahutu JB, Musemakweri A, Harms G, Mockenhaupt FP. Prevalence of classic erythrocyte polymorphisms among 749 children in southern highland Rwanda. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2012;106:63-65. 3. Petry N, Egli I, Gahutu JB, Tugirimana PL, Boy E, Hurrell R. Stable iron isotope studies in Rwandese women indicate that the common bean has limited potential as a vehicle for iron biofortification. J Nutr 2012;142:492-497. 4. Gahutu JB, Steininger C, Shyirambere C, Zeile I, Cwinya-Ay N, Danquah I, Larsen CH, Eggelte TA, Uwimana A, Karema C, Musemakweri A, Harms G, Mockenhaupt FP. Prevalence and risk factors of malaria among children in southern highland Rwanda. Malar J 2011;10:134. 5. Gahutu JB. Physiology teaching and learning experience in a new modular curriculum at the National University of Rwanda. Adv Physiol Educ 2010;34:11-14.