University of Lagos, College of Medicine and the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), established by an Act of the South African Parliament in 1962, is the first and only medical and dental school in Nigeria. LUTH offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Physiotherapy, Pharmacology, Physiology, Nursing, Radiography and Laboratory Technology as well as Medicine and Dentistry. Through the APIN Project, Harvard has worked closely with LUTH since the early 2000s. Currently, Harvard and Northwestern collaborate with LUTH on capacity building through the Building Research and Innovation in Nigeria’s Science (BRAINS) proposal. This project extends a decade of research and collaboration in the areas of HIV outcomes research, community medicine, genomics of infectious disease, and innovation in biomedical engineering that have resulted in over 74 joint publications.
The Site-based Director
Dr. Folasade Ogunsola, Provost, College of Medicine, University of Lagos
Doctor Ogunsola is a Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and Infection Control Committee Chair at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Lagos. As a medical doctor, her interest in Microbiology has been to understand the microbes and their interaction with the human body so as to be better able to develop strategies to prevent and treat infectious diseases. She has a particular interest in the promotion of the principles of infection control in the community as a strategy for reducing infectious diseases. Her other areas of interest include the prevention of antibiotic resistance through rational antibiotic use. This interest in prevention has also led her into the field of HIV where her particular contributions have been in the area of prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted Infections and the prevention and treatment of HIV among the very poor.
Olayinka Abosede, Professor of Community Health and Primary Health Care, College of Medicine, University of Lagos
Olayinka Akanke Abosede is a consultant in Community Health (Primary Health Care) at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, an Associate Professor at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria and Chairman of the Lagos State Primary Health Care Board. She is interested in sustainable community-based health interventions, poverty amelioration and early life education for under-fives.
Joseph Adeyemi, Professor of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Lagos and Lagos University Teaching Hospital
Professor Adeyemi is a Professor of Psychiatry at the College of Medicine in the University of Lagos. His main interests are related to mental illness, clinical psychiatry, and psychopharmacology.
Lanre Adeyemo, Professor/Consultant, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orofacial Clefts Genomics, College of Medicine, University of Lagos and Lagos University Teaching Hospital
Wasiu Lanre Adeyemo, BDS, FMCDS, FWACS, PhD, MPA is a Professor of Oral and Maxilllofacial Surgery. His major research interest is genetics/genomics of dental and craniofacial disorders. He has published over 150 publications in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Craniofacial Genetics/Genomics.
Alani Akanmu, Professor of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, University of Lagos and Lagos University Teaching Hospital
Akanmu Alani Sulaimon, MB:BS, MWCP, FMCPath is a Professor of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine at the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos and a Consultant in Haematology and Blood Transfusion to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. His areas of interests are in Immunohaematology, haematooncology and haemostasis where he has contributed significantly to knowledge. With the advent of HIV/AIDS in the early 80s the need to ensure blood safety steered him to HIV medicine, the area where he has at least 50 publications. He heads the the antiretroviral services programme of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and is currently the Chairman of the National Task Team on antiretroviral therapy in Nigeria.
Olufemi Fasanmade, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Lagos and Lagos University Teaching Hospital
Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Lagos since 2010 and Honorary Consultant Physician/Endocrinologist, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) since 2002. Head of Endocrine, Diabetes and Metabolism Division of Department of Medicine, LUTH
Other positions: Chairman Medical Advisory Committee, LUTH
Research Interests: Genetic epidemiology of diabetes mellitus, insulin sensitivity and diabetes advocacy
Publications: About 80 peer reviewed scientific publications, over 300 abstracts, author/co author of 3 books and contributor of chapters in several books
Amam Mbakwem, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Lagos and Lagos University Teaching Hospital