Professor has trained a cadre of Nigerian scientists and is internationally recognized for her leadership in HIV research and promoting laboratory diagnostics and medicine in Africa.
Join us Nov. 5 from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. for the President's Symposium on Health Literacy as a Social Determinant of Health featuring Dr. Alash'le Abimiku.
Abimiku is a co-founder and the executive director of the International Research Centre of Excellence (IRCE) at the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN), and a professor at the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. She has over two decades of establishing laboratory infrastructure and science in Nigeria with long-term collaborations with the U.S.
Abimiku's research focuses on the role of HIV subtypes in disease pathogenesis using a mother to child model; and the effects of co-infections such as TB on HIV pathogenesis as a successful and funded independent researcher. Abimiku has trained a cadre of Nigerian scientists and is internationally recognized for her leadership in HIV research, and in promoting laboratory diagnostics and medicine in Africa. She played a significant role in the past as a member of the WHO HIV vaccine advisory committee and the African AIDS Vaccine Program. She currently serves as a member of the international scientific advisory group for the University of Cape Town, and as board chair of the African Society of Laboratory Medicine (ASLM).
The event will be hosted virtually and participants must RSVP to access the webinar and receive the login information.