Dr. Vincent Onywera, an affiliate member of the HALO Research Group has been promoted to the position of Associate Professor by the Kenyatta University Council in Nairobi, Kenya. Dr. Onywera has been collaborating with Dr. Mark Tremblay for over 15 years and the result of their partnership has led to a number of outputs including but not limited to the development of the KIDSCAN Research Alliance, Healthy Active Kids Kenya, several capacity building initiatives in Kenya, publication of papers and winning of research grants among others. We congratulate Dr. Onywera on his promotion and wish him success in his future endeavors.