H3Africa Spotlights

19 results - showing 16 - 19

  • B (2)
  • C (1)
  • D (2)
  • F (1)
  • I (1)
  • K (1)
  • L (1)
  • N (3)
  • O (3)
  • R (1)

Rasheed Taiwo

Rasheed Taiwo

Rasheed Taiwo is the Study Coordinator of the NIH-funded Indigenous Linguistic and Cultural Concepts of Heritability and Comprehension of Genomics Research in Nigeria (INDIGENE Study) and the supplement grant to develop a training program for ethics committees in Africa on ethical review of genomics research projects (PI: Prof. Clement Adebamowo). [https://indigenestudy.bioethicscenter.net].

Rasheed is currently a Research Associate at the Center for Bioethics and Research (CBR), Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a social science, behavioral and biomedical researcher with extensive training in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and bioethics. He has research interests and practical experience in manpower training, educational measurement, programme evaluation, research design, bioethics and genomics research. He has expertise in research operational skills, professional development skills, data analysis, as well as in ethical legal and social implications of genomic research (ELSI). He is presently pursuing his doctorate degree.

He is highly skillful, with analytical, problem-solving, software, interpersonal, and effective communication skills. He is motivated, smart at work and a results-achiever who delivers on deadline. His resourcefulness, dynamic team-playing and strong passion for excellence have earned him several local and international awards. He is committed to continuous personal, career and professional development. His focus is on interdisciplinary knowledge generation, transmission and application (research activities) for a better human society.

Rasheed is part of H3Africa Study Coordinators, Ethics and Community Engagement, and Education and Coordinated Training Working Groups. You can reach him and interact further via e-mail, WhatsApp or call – olanrewajutaiwo@bioethicscenter.net; +234 803 4856636.

Sophia Osawe

Sophia

Sophia is from Nigeria and currently a Program Manager at the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) and the Study Coordinator for the H3A funded project BEAMING (PI:Prof Alash’le Abimiku). The BEAMING study is based on 300 mother infant pairs from cohort in Jos, Nigeria and Capetown, South Africa. The project involves exploring host and microbial genetic determinants in breastmilk, that may alter the immunity of African infants and further affect their responses to vaccinations and overall growth.
Under the leadership of Prof Abimiku, Sophia has coordinated a number of studies and projects for over 10 years at the research and ISO 5189 accredited facility PLASVIREC (Plateau State Human Virology Research Center)
Sophia’s obtained her BSc (Hons) in Microbiology from the University of Jos, a postgraduate training program in Medical Laboratory Science with specialization in Virology, a Masters in Public Health and a Masters in Business Administration. She has also attended several trainings over the years on different areas including research coordination and laboratory techniques like molecular biology, flow cytometry, serology, etc. Sophia has co-authored 15 peer reviewed manuscripts and presented a number of abstract at local and international conferences. Sophia is part of the Study Coordinators and the HIV/AIDS WG. Her hobbies include: reading, cooking, meeting new people and travelling.
If you would like to reach her and interact further, you can email her at sosawe@ihvnigeria.org .

Temilola Yusuf

Temilola Yusuf

Ms. Temilola Yusuf is a study coordinator for the H3Africa’s African Female Breast Cancer Epidemiology (AFBRECANE) Project (PI: Prof. Clement Adebamowo). A multi-site project in Nigeria, AFBRECANE is a case-cohort study of genomic and epidemiological risk factors of molecular subtypes of breast cancer in African women. It also explores new diagnostic, predictive and prognostic methods within the continuum of care of breast cancer patients.
Temilola holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Pharmacology & Therapeutics from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye and University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria respectively. She has received extensive trainings and has vast hands-on experience in epidemiology, genomics, bioethics and qualitative studies. Her core areas of interest lie in pharmacoepidemiology and genomics of non-communicable diseases particularly cancer and malaria as well as ethical conduct of biomedical research.
She is presently a Research Associate at the Center for Bioethics and Research (CBR), Ibadan, Nigeria, where she is progressively building a career in Pharmacogenomics and Bioethics. Prior to AFBRECANE, she was part of the INDIGENE study team and coordinated the Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health (MACH15) Trial in Nigeria. You can reach Temilola via temilolayusuf@bioethicscenter.net; +234 806 165 1175.

Thembela Mavuso

Thembela

I have worked in the field of nursing for over 19 years in various areas, both community health and urban facilities.

Prior joining Baylor Clinical Centre of Excellence in 2006, I worked at the Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital (RFMH-a regional hospital) in the Community Department for 12 years; focusing on Primary Health Care (PHC) services. During this period the institution partnered with UNICEF to roll out the Prevention of Mother-To-Child-Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT) Program to the community. The rural health care facility I worked at during that time became one of three to pilot this program following a two-week training on PMTCT. It was at this time the journey of training and involvement in HIV/AIDS issues began and how it has evolved in my career.
I was part of the inaugural staff when Baylor-Swaziland opened in 2006,employed as a nurse providing a range of services that included:Pre and Post test counseling, perform HIV testing using Rapid testing, Dry Blood Spot(DBS)-DNA PCR(for infants at 6/52 and at specified intervals

In November 2009 (to-date), I was appointed as Nurse Manager providing oversight for nursing and support staff in all the Baylor clinics.
In January 2016 I was appointed by the PI to be the Study Coordinator for the Collaborative African Genomics Network (CAfGEN) Study in January 2016.It’s been a great experience running the two offices and have embraced the opportunity afforded to me.I gained in-depth knowledge in research than I ever thought.
I am passionate about the nursing profession and the growth and experience gained over the years. I take pleasure in empowering people both at work and outside work. I am a result-driven person and motivated by good health outcomes which is my fulfillment.

  • B (2)
  • C (1)
  • D (2)
  • F (1)
  • I (1)
  • K (1)
  • L (1)
  • N (3)
  • O (3)
  • R (1)