FIOCRUZ Scholarship July 2017 Updates

Dr. Uche Ndidi, Department of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria  My research titled "The Effect of Hydroxyurea on Advanced Glycation End-user on Sickle Cell Disease" in Federal University of Bahia is going on well. So far we have finished collection of blood samples from the Hospital (HEMOBA). We have also carried out hematological and biochemical analysis of all the samples. We are currently working on sending same for publication. Currently, we are awaiting Advanced Glycation E...
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International Journal for Hemoglobin Research

Preliminary Evaluation of a Point-of-Care Testing Device (SickleSCAN™) in Screening for Sickle Cell Disease Maxwell M. Nwegbu, Hezekiah A. Isa, Biyaya B. Nwankwo, Chinedu C. Okeke, Uduak J. Edet-Offong, Norah O. Akinola, Adekunle D. Adekile, John C. Aneke, Emmanuel C. Okocha, Thomas Ulasi, Usman Abjah, Ngozi I. Ugwu, Angela A. Okolo, Anazoeze Madu, Ifeoma Emodi, Ahmed Girei, Taiwo M. Balogun, Ijeoma N. Diaku-Akinwumi, Chinatu Ohiaeri, Biobele J. Brown, John A. Olaniyi, Abdulaziz Hassan, Sani Aw...
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ASH Research Award

Letters of Intent are now being accepted online and are due no later than August 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. The ASH Global Research Award is the Society’s newest award, designed to support future international scientific leaders, increase hematology capacity, and nurture global collaboration. The award is intended to support hematologists between completion of training and the establishment of their independent careers. The Global Research Award promises to be accessible to individ...
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My Experience in Brazil – Dr Samuel Ademola Adegoke

Introduction Sickle Cell Support Society of Nigeria (SCSSN) had a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Brazil National Council for Research (Conselho Nacional de Pesquisa - CNPq) in 2013 for postgraduate (PG) studies in sickle cell disease (SCD) in various Brazil universities. The scholarship for the program was provided by CNPq through Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil. Following the initial advertisement, writing of proposal and phone interviews, I was selected as one of the four ...
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World Sickle Cell Day Celebration 2016

Dear All, It is a pleasure to write to you ahead of the 2016 World Sickle Cell Day Celebrations. It would appear that there has been little public communication from the SCSSN since the outing in June 2015. This is partly because much effort has been put into a number of research projects aimed at improving care for individuals with SCD, which is the society’s main thrust of objectives and priorities. These are blood transfusion services in Nigeria, evaluation of a point-of-care test for sickle...
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2015 World Sickle Cell Conference Committees

Scientific and Training Committee: Prof A. Okolo Professor Iheanyi Okpala Prof N. Akinola Dr Baba Inusa Mr. Jelili Ojodu Fund Raising Committee: Dr Funke Lawson Dr Onyinye Onyekwere Dr Bene Ayaka Dr Umar Kangiwa Dr Wunmi Badejo (NH) Dr O. Oniyangi  (NH) Pharm G. Shedul (UATH) Pharm Alice Abu (UATH) Dr Yohanna Tanko (UATH) Protocol and Publicity Committee: Dr Wakanma Dr Bene Ayaka Mr Tobi Olagunju Dr Uchenna Ejike Dr Felicia Mariga (UATH) Dr The...
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2015 World Sickle Cell Day Abuja Logistics

Dear All, Good day and I trust this meets you well. Please see below for very important information on the 2015 Sickle Cell Day conference: Venue: The conference will hold at the Auditorium, Trauma Centre, National Hospital Abuja on Independence Avenue, Central Business District, Abuja. Welcome/Registration: Registration begins at 8.00am prompt on Thursday, June 18th 2015 at the conference.  Registration fee for the conference is 10,000 Naira to be paid on arrival at the venue. Trav...
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