Prof Pallangyo is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at Muhimbili University of Health & Allied Sciences (MUHAS), He has served in various leadership positions, namely—Head Department of Internal Medicine; Dean, School of Medicine; Principal of a Constituent University College; and Vice Chancellor. His principal research focus has included HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and research capacity building aimed at providing better solutions to healthcare challenges and provision of better health care and service delivery in Tanzania. He has more than 30 years of successful international collaborative experiences with institutions and staff based in Africa, Europe and the USA. In his previous role on this project he has served as co-investigator, providing institutional support and guidance for creation of TRIM-TB.
His research and leadership background proves his suitability to serving as a part of the leadership of the new Infectious Disease Institute at MUHAS for the TRIM-TB team. His research and leadership background proves his suitability to serving as the Tanzanian Program Director for the current DBM Fogarty HIV Training Grant.