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Effective Search Techniques and Introduction to PubMed

This seminar will introduce participants to effective skills for searching any database including PubMed. The participants will be introduced to techniques for carrying out a search strategy and key skills needed to identify relevant literature… more

Fri, Oct 6 2017, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
SNPs, Proteins, Capsids: All about drug discovery

Structural bioinformatics focuses on the identification and analysis of structure, dynamics and interaction of biological macromolecules in 3D space. While doing so, it aims to make connections between sequence ? structure and function of… more

Thu, Aug 17 2017, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
H3ABioNet Intermediate Bioinformatics

The workshop introduced Linux, R, Python and MySQL.

Mon, Jul 7 2014 to Fri, Jul 11 2014

Spotlights - H3Africa Study Coordinator

Omowunmi Afolabi

Omowunmi Afolabi

Omowunmi Afolabi is a development consultant and researcher with over 10 years’ experience as a consultant and advisor to private organisations, governments and non-governmental organisations for the development and implementation of unique educational and health programs with a focus on the economically disadvantaged communities across Sub-Saharan Africa. Omowunmi has led several multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams to implement large and comprehensive MDG projects that focuses on water supply, hygiene and sanitation across West Africa.

Omowunmi currently works with the University of Arizona as the National Coordinator for the H3Africa Kidney Disease Research Network, leading the University’s research efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa. She provides project management and clinical monitoring for the NIH funded multi-centre cohort and case control studies in 18 clinical sites across Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroun, Tanzanian and Uganda supervising about 90 health and academic researchers, including medical practitioners and academic professors.

She also leads a community based initiative TEACH (Transforming Education and Championing Health) which is an integrated school health, school feeding, and public pre-primary & primary education project that specifically addresses certain targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 3&4.

TEACH has directly benefited over 2,500 public school pupils in more than 10 communities in Nigeria. Omowunmi has received several awards in recognition of her effort towards promoting education and health, including the merit award from the Yobe State Government for community development in 2009.

Omowunmi has successfully participated in over 60 different learning programs organized by the USAID that relates to health and education. She is also a regular facilitator at professional seminars, women and youth empowerment conferences across West Africa.