Prof. Ofori-Acquah Leads Team to Secure a US$5.5 Million Award to Establish an ACE in Genomics Research of Sickle Cell Diseases
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, pulmonologists, cardiologists, 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 team consisting of investigators from nine African Universities and Research Institutes and the University of Pittsburgh, USA developed one of the winning proposals for the Human, Hereditary and Health in African (H3Africa) NIH Center grants. The Office of Research Innovation and Development (ORID), the West African Center for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens(WACCBIP) and the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Translational and International Hematology facilitated the preparation of the application. Visit here to read the rest of the story.