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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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
Justina Agula, MSc
Telephone: +233 24 814 9499
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