On Monday, November 15 2021, a delegation from Sanford Health and Sanford World Clinics led by Dr. David Pearce, President, Sanford World Clinics, Innovation and Research, paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo. Earlier, the WAGMC and Stanford teams visited SBAHS, Korle Bu, where Prof. Ofori-Acquah and Dr. Pearce gave overviews of WAGMC and Sanford Health respectively.
WAGMC Deputy Centre Leader, Prof. Lorna Renner Receives the 2021 International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award
WAGMC Deputy Centre Leader, Lorna Awo Renner, MB ChB, MPH, FRCPCH, FGCPS, of WAGMC, has received the 2021 International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award. Prof. Renner is a lecturer at the University and Head of the Paediatric Oncology Unit at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
Novartis and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation collaborate to discover and develop an accessible in vivo gene therapy for sickle cell disease.
Novartis announced that it has entered into a grant agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As part of the agreement, the foundation.
WAGMC Sectoral Advisory Board Chair, Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong Awarded Exceptional Service Medal in the US.
The US Assistant Secretary for Health, ADM Brett P. Giroir, M.D., presented the Assistant Secretary of Health (ASH) Exceptional Service Medal to Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong recognizing him for his outstanding contributions on behalf of the millions of people worldwide suffering from sickle cell disease (SCD).
A University of Ghana (UG) delegation led by the Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu visited the National Institute of Genetics (NIG) in Japan to boost the university’s emerging programmes in genetics research and training.
The West African Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC) a new African Centre of Excellence (ACE) in the University of Ghana has completed a 3-week outreach programme in the Akyem Abuakwa State.
Professor Solomon Fiifi Ofori-Acquah, Dean, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, and Centre Leader, West African Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC) has been appointed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States (US), as Permanent Member of the Haematology research grants committee, known as the Molecular and Cellular Hematology Study Section.
The government of Ghana is working with partners to ensure that people living with sickle cell diseases (SCD) have access to Hydroxyurea, a more efficient drug for the treatment of the disease in the country through the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Scientists at the University of Ghana have successfully sequenced genomes of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the global COVID-19 pandemic, obtaining important information about the genetic composition of viral strains in 15 of the confirmed cases in Ghana.
SickleGenAfrica Investigator Professor Mahmoud Sani Appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor (Management Services) at Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
Professor Mahmoud Sani, a Professor of Internal Medicine and a renowned Cardiologist at the Department of Medicine, Bayero University Kano and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital has been appointed as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Management Services) by The University Governing Council, Bayero University, Kano, following a nomination by the Senate.
Nine African Centres of Excellence for Development Impact (ACE Impact) have signed a performance and funding agreement with the Ministry of Education to focus on scaling up postgraduate education in the country.
Prof Lorna Awo Renner of the Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine and Dentistry has received The First Lady’s Excellence Award for Medicine/Health Care Delivery.
Report on Institutional Visits to Selected Universities in Tokyo Japan to Strengthen Global Partnerships
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu led a six-member delegation visiting four institutions of higher education in Tokyo, Japan. The purpose of the visit was to develop and expand a framework of cooperation and collaboration between the University of Ghana and the Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Prof. Ofori-Acquah Leads Team to Secure a US$5.5 Million Award to Establish an ACE in Genomics Research of Sickle Cell Disease
Professor Solomon Fiifi Ofori-Acquah, PhD, Dean of the School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences (SBAHS), College of Health Sciences, and a prominent sickle cell disease scholar has led a 32-member team of hematologists, pulmonologist, cardiologists, pediatricians, geneticists, ethicists, and basic scientists to secure a U54 Center grant of US$5.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA.
The World Bank has selected three Centres of the University of Ghana for funding under the African Centres of Excellence (ACE) Impact project.ACE Impact is a continuation of the initial ACE (ACE I) project that was launched in 2014 by West and Central African countries with support from the World Bank and the Association of African Universities.