Sickle Cell Disease Genomics Network of Africa
DEAN'S BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
June 7, 2018
The Dean’s Biomedical Research Internship Programme (DBRIP), led by Dr. Edeghonghon Olayemi, is a long vacation mentored research education programme for level 200 and 300 Medical and Dental students of the University of Ghana. The objective of the programme is to expose medical and dental students to research at an early stage in their training and provide an enabling environment for them to develop the passion for careers as physician scientists.
The 2018 programme started on May 28 and runs till July 13. Mentees will meet weekly as a group and with selected resource persons every Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. During these meetings, mentees will be given the opportunity to present at seminars, lead journal clubs and discussions which will expand their understanding of the fundamentals of biomedical research.
As part of programme regulations, mentees will be expected to take and complete the National Institutes of Health (NIH) web based course which is renewable yearly and submit certificates to the programme lead.
Mentees will also be expected present twice on any selected topics of their choice during the programme. Each mentee has an assigned mentor to guide them throughout the period.
The NIH web based course is accessible for free on: http://phrp.nihtraining.com
Mentors and Their Mentees
1. Prof Frederick Addai (Department of Anatomy)
Joseph Ahia Adams
Rya-Marie Esi Mensima Beecham
2. Dr. William Kudzi (Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics)
Patrick Sarpong Akosa
Louis Owusu Banahene
3. Dr. Cathy Segbefia (Department of Paediatrics and Child Health)
Nana Akua Tetteh
4. Dr. E. Olayemi (Department of Haematology)
Felicity Yeboah Dokyi
Adjoa Fosua Agyeman-Duodu
5. Dr. S.A. Oppong (Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Jeffrey Anertey Abbey
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