Sickle Cell Disease Genomics Network of Africa


The Dean’s Biomedical Research Internship Programme (DBRIP) is one of the

training arms of the Sickle Cell Disease Genomics Network of Africa

(SickleGenAfrica) project funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health

(NIH) US, under the auspices of the Human Hereditary and Health in Africa

(H3Africa) consortium.


The DBRIP is a long vacation mentored research education programme for 200 and

300 level 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 programme will be managed by a committee instituted by the Dean, School of

Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences (SBAHS), University of Ghana in conjunction

with Dean’s office. They will review all applications and select the final candidates.

The selected students will be matched with suitable mentors in the College of Health

Sciences who have ongoing IRB approved projects. The programme will run for 8 to

10 weeks during the long vacation of each academic year. Each mentor and mentee

will receive stipends to cover additional laboratory costs.


This unique programme affords students opportunities for close interaction with

mentors as they carry out their research work. In addition, there will be weekly

seminars, journal clubs and discussions which will enable students expand their

understanding of the fundamentals of biomedical research. Students will also be

required to give a brief presentation summarizing their experience and the research

project they worked on at the end of the programme. Application forms are available

in the office of the Dean SBAHS, Korle Bu Campus. Prospective mentors willing to

participate in the programme should submit their contact details including a brief

description of their research to


Graduate Interns

1. Prof. Frederick Addai (Department of Anatomy)

2. Dr. William Kudzi (Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics)

3. Dr. Cathy Segbefia (Department of Paediatrics and Child Health)

4. Dr. E. Olayemi (Department of Haematology)

5. Dr. S.A. Oppong (Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

1. Adjoa Fosua Agyeman-Duodu

2. Alfred Amezah

3. Emenyo Apaloo

4. Felicity Yeboah Dokyi

5. Jeffrey Anertey Abbey

6. Joseph Ahia Adams

7. Louis Owusu Banahene

8. Nana Akua Tetteh

9. Patrick Sarpong Akosa

10. Rya-Marie Esi Mensima Beecham

SickleGenAfrica is funded by NIH Common Fund Award / NHLBI Grant Number U54HL141011

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Sickle Cell Disease Genomics Network of Africa (SickleGenAfrica).

SickleGenAfrica: A research network of the H3Africa consortium

Get in Touch

Administration & Examination Hall Building.

School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences.

University of Ghana,

Korle Bu, Accra, Ghana

Telephone: +233 30 397 0949

Project Manager

Justina Agula, MSc

Telephone: +233 24 814 9499

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