2020 Virtual Conference (UPDATED)

Date: Thursday June 25 2020Time: 4-7 pm Lagos / 11:00 am EST / 8:00 am PST Theme: Reducing the Burden of Sickle Cell Disease in Nigeria- Utilizing Evidence and the Role of Stakeholders Chairs: Professor Adekunle Adekile and Professor Aisha Gwarzo Coordinator: Professor Obiageli Nnodu Guest Speaker: Dr Maureen Achebe- Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Program 1. Chairman’s opening remarks: NSHBT & SCSSN (10 minutes)2. FMOH -...
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Job Vacancies

The Center of Excellence for Sickle Cell Research & Training, University of Abuja (CESRTA) has exciting opportunities for skilled, committed and dedicated individuals to participate in world class, basic, clinical and translational research in sickle cell disease through the following positions: 1. Senior Clinical Officer/Research Fellow (Tenure = 1 year) a. Qualification Post Part 2 (in Haematology, Internal Medicine, Paediatrics or Family Medicine) or MBBS with MPH) At least 5...
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Dream Maker Inc. Fellowship in SCD

The Division of Haematology/Oncology at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), in partnership with Dream Legacy Foundation and the Black Innovation Fellowship Program at Ryerson University, is pleased to launch the Dream Maker Inc. Fellowship in Sickle Cell Disease in September 2020. Directed at paediatricians in sub-Saharan Africa who have completed Paediatric Residency within the last 5 years and have demonstrated interest in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), this will be an exc...
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Hematologist, Sickle Cell Disease Researcher, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria

Her Story: Ten years ago, Obiageli Nnodu, M.D., had an established career as a hematologist working mainly in the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of bone cancer. But one day, troubled by statistics showing that some 150,000 children in her native Nigeria were being born each year with sickle cell disease, she switched gears and devoted herself to doing something about it. Today, Nnodu is the principal investigator in Nigeria for the Sickle Pan African Research Consortium (SPARCo)...
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World Sickle Cell Day 2019: The Debt the Black Race owes the Sickle Cell Disease Patient

Professor Adekunle Adekile Introduction As we celebrate this year’s World Sickle Cell Day, Nigerians need to take a pause and appreciate what the disease means to us as nation, in particular and to the Black race, in general. I wonder how many Nigerians are aware that the country is the epicenter of the disease worldwide with the highest prevalence figures. While there are about 300,000 babies born with the disease in the world every year, about half of these are born in Nigeria! Indeed, ...
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Honorary Award Presented to Professor Winifred Kaine in Recognition of her Meritorious and Long Service to Patients and Families with Sickle Cell Anemia in Enugu

Professor Winifred Nwazulumasu Kaine was born in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria into the family of Late Justice and Mrs Hyacinth Kaine. She is a native of Ndam Village of Osomari in Ogbaru Local Government area of Anambra State. She attended the prestigious Holy Child College, Ikoyi, Lagos, for her secondary education as a pioneer student and studied for her ‘A’ levels at Blackpool, England. Thereafter. Winnie as she is fondly called by her peers and contemporaries among whom was Prof Olikoy...
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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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