The Nigeria Team

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Prof. Olusegun Isaac Alatise

Prof. Olusegun Isaac Alatise has been a Professor of Surgery at the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University and a Consultant General Surgeon at the OAU Teaching Hospital. His area of interest is in Surgical Oncology and Gastroenterology. He had his Surgical Oncology training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA. He has also had other training fellowships in Endoscopy and Colorectal Surgery sponsored by the World Gastroenterology Organization, African Middle East Association of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, and the International Council of Coloproctology. He has attended many national and international meetings as a resource person, and he is a member of many national and international organization in his area of interest. In 2013, he participated in African Cancer Leader Institute and in 2016, he was selected as one of the ‘50 for 50’ upcoming global cancer leaders by International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). In 2017, he was awarded the prestigious Prof T.A.I Grillo Excellence in Research Award by his University.

He co-founded the African Research Group for Oncology (ARGO) in 2013. The group run a clinical database and biobank for breast and colorectal cancer. He is a leader and a trainer in Oncology and Gastroenterology in Nigeria. He is the Secretary General of the Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN). He also facilitated the establishment of routine ERCP in Nigeria. He is a member of the Lancet Oncology Commission on Global Cancer Surgery. He is also a Co-PI on multiple prospective studies on colorectal and breast cancer in Nigeria, including a UG3/UH3 NIH grant (awarded in 2017) and Cancer Prevent grant 2020. He has trained over 18 General Surgeons many interested in Surgical Oncology and have taken faculty positions in Nigeria. He has over 111 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 4 chapters.

Esther Kikelomo AFOLABI PhD, R.N., FWACN.
Nigeria Team Lead Nurse

Dr Esther Kikelomo Afolabi is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Nursing Science, Obafemi Awolowo University (O.A.U.), Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. She is a Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Midwife (RM) and Registered Public Health Nurse (RPHN). She holds BNSC, MSc and PhD degrees in Nursing, and she is a fellow of the West Africa College of Nursing. She had worked as a nurse instructor, volunteer, and clinician in reputable health institutions before transferring her services to the Department of Nursing Science in 2014. Her nursing science background gives her a sound understanding of the subject in theory and practice. She is a member of the NANDA-International.

Her research focuses on cancer prevention, health services research and health system strengthening. She attended several conferences with themes on the subject matter. Hence, she is involved in networking and collaborative research. She teaches, co-teach and supervises projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has publications in reputable journals. Dr Esther Afolabi is happily married and blessed with three children.

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Israel Adeyemi OWOADE

Program Manager

Israel Adeyemi OWOADE is an epidemiologist cum public health specialist. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree of the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He is a fellow of the West African College of Physicians. He is a dynamic researcher with a high level of professional commitment. He is knowledgeable and skilled in quantitative and qualitative research methods and data management. His job entails program development and coordination in the organization. His research interests revolves round non-communicable diseases, adolescent health, health education and promotion.

Titilope Adesola ADEYANJU

Training Program Manager

Titilope Adesola Adeyanju is a Public Health Physician with special interest in epidemiology. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso, Nigeria and a Master in Public Health degree of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria. She is a Fellow of West African College of Physicians and an Associate Fellow of the National Post-Graduate Medical College of Nigeria.

She has been trained and well experienced in Planning and Implementation as well as Monitoring and evaluation of Public Health Programmes. She has also conducted and coordinated trainings at local, state and National levels organised by local and International Organisations. Her areas of research interest include epidemiology of communicable and non-communicable diseases, Public Health Nutrition and Child health. She works with this organization as training program manager on a part-time basis.

James Oluwaleke FAYENUWO

Project Manager

James Oluwaleke Fayenuwo is a Public Health specialist with a special interest in Epidemiology, Reproductive Health, and Nutrition. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (Community Health) and a Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (Public Health and Community Medicine).

Over the years, he has gained considerable experience in various health, socio-economic, and population-focused program management posts that have adequately prepared and enhanced his skills, knowledge, and capacity to handle a wide range of public health issues some of which include holding consulting positions with the World Health Organization and serving as a member of the COVID-19 response team in Plateau State working on the contact tracing unit among others. Similarly, he carries out capacity-building and mentoring for teams at different levels of implementation with partners and promotes coordination among local stakeholders. He works with this organization as the Project Manager.

Oluseyi OLANREWAJU

Research Project Associate

Oluseyi Olanrewaju is the Project Research Associate for African Research Group for Oncology (ARGO). He is a Materials Engineering graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. His professional training post-graduation as well as work experiences have been in the area of public health programming.

He has been involved in the management of public health training programmes and has actually served as a facilitator of some of the training workshops such as the International Short Course in Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Health programmes and the Health Systems Leadership programmes.

He has over 15 years of work experience and considerable expertise in the design and implementation of research surveys and programmes in Public Health as well as quantitative data management, project financial management and report writing.

Sola OLUGBADE

Research Administrative Secretary

Sola OLUGBADE is a versatile and skilled professional with about 10 years of work experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Family, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences from Obafemi Awolowo University, and a Master of Public Health degree from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, both in Nigeria. She has a Proficiency Certificate in Management from the Nigerian Institute of Management, Certificate in Leadership and Management of Health from the University of Washington Global Health E-Learning and Certificate in Leadership from YALI Regional Leadership Center, Ghana.

She brings her experience, academic background and trainings to bear positively on her job duties as a Research Administrative Secretary in the organization.

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Oluwabusayomi Roseline ADEMAKINWA

Research Assistant

Oluwabusayomi Roseline ADEMAKINWA is a Microbiologist with specialization in Medical/Environmental Microbiology. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria and a Masters of Science degree of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria; all in the field of Microbiology. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree with research focus in Clinical and Molecular Microbiology.

She is dedicated, hardworking, a team player, research oriented and possesses the necessary laboratory techniques. Oluwabusayomi has authored some publications in her field of research and she is a member of American Society for Microbiology. Her job in the organization requires patients’ enrollment, collection of cancerous/normal tissues sample and processing for detailed laboratory analysis for colorectal study. Her research interest includes infectious disease, immunology, molecular biology and clinical/environmental microbiology.

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Samson Gbenga OGUNLEYE

Research Assistant

Samson Gbenga OGUNLEYE is an adaptable and qualified young professional scientist with experience and outstanding performance rating. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Nigeria and a Master of Science degree in biochemistry from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. 

He nurtures keen interest in cancer research particularly Breast cancer. He is involved in coordinating specific projects under the supervision of different Principal Investigators (national and international), namely BAIS and FIT studies.

Adeoluwa Oluwaseyi ADELEYE

Research Assistant

Adeoluwa Oluwaseyi ADELEYE holds a Bachelor and Master Degrees in Plant Science (Entomology and Pesticide Toxicology option) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. Degree in the same University. He has authored a number of peer-reviewed articles in both national and international journals. He is a member of the British Ecological Society (BES), Entomological Society of Nigeria (ESN), and Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).

He is a team player, hardworking, technology-driven, and research-oriented. He has more than six years of research experiences working with local, national, and international research-based organizations. His research interests include sustainable pest management, environmental epidemiology, monitoring of dietary and occupational exposure of Human to carcinogen (such as pesticides) and human health risks assessment.

His responsibilities in this organization involve patients’ recruitment and samples collection for urine metabolomics, breast cancer bio-impedance, financial toxicity and R01 studies.

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Mercy Omotola AWE

Research Assistant

Mercy Omotola AWE is a Public Health scientist. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Ado Ekiti now Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti and a Master Public Health degree from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan. She is a registered member of Environmental Health Officer Council of Nigeria. Her research interest revolves round Environmental Health and Epidemiology.

She had training in monitoring and Evaluation of Public Health Programme with lots of work experience. She had four years working experience with Institute of Public Health, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife – a research-based organization. She is a seasoned researcher with a high level of professional commitment and a good communication skill.

Her responsibility in this organization involves patient recruitment to Breast Q and Relative of Breast Cancer studies; and follow-up of high-risk patient recruited into iBreast study few years back.

Mariam Adenike KOIKI

Research Assistant

Mariam Adenike KOIKI is a Phlebotomist/Laboratory Technician. She holds a certificate in phlebotomy technician course from the Department of Medical Laboratory Technology of the Lagos State College of Health Technology, Yaba. She has over 4 years’ experience in collection of blood samples and other body fluids. 

She also participated in different projects and outreach on health, both while training and even after qualifying as a technician. Prior to joining ARGO, she worked as a research assistant with Pathology and Genomic Core of NIH U54 grant headed by Prof. Abdulkareem of the Department of Anatomic & Molecular Pathology, College of Medicine University of Lagos. 

She is a responsible, hard-working and self-motivated lady. Her job in the organization requires patients’ enrolment, collection of cancerous/normal tissue samples, processing and storage into the -80 degrees celsius freezer for subsequent analysis as highlighted in the Colorectal cancer study in LUTH.

 

Christopher Oluwasesan BAMIDELE

Research Assistant

Christopher Oluwasesan BAMIDELE holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Environmental Engineering of the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi and a Masters Degree in Environmental Control and Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Christopher is a seasoned quantitative and qualitative researcher with an excellent academic profile and a proven track record of well over 5 years of sound professional expertise. Very conversant with the use and development of Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing applications (Kobo Collect, SurveyCTO, and Open Data Kit) for field data collection and management.

An experienced Data Manager/Analyst with proficient knowledge of ArcGIS, QGIS, STATA, and ATLAS.ti for managing related datasets in fields of social sciences, environmental sciences, as well as public health. Highly focused with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of research design and methodology, with consistent success of delivering projects to the highest technical standards at tight time scales and within budget.

One who has developed a technical competence in the application of GIS and Remote Sensing to project monitoring and evaluation. An organized individual, with an excellent presentation and communication skills, and an outstanding professional for an area of consultancy work in Research Design, Data Management, GIS and Remote Sensing applications in areas of health and environmental management amongst others.

He is gently assertive, yet a friendly person who is approachable and able to get along and relate to people at all levels. Additionally, his astute diligence and dedication makes him a strong contributor to a goal-driven organization. He recruits participants into “cryptosporidium involvement in Colorectal Cancer study” in OAUTHC, Ile-Ife.

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Habeeb Abdulrasheed SHITTU

Research Assistant

Habeeb Abdulrasheed SHITTU is a Laboratory Technologist. He holds a Higher National Diploma of the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria; in the field of Biology/Microbiology. He is currently working on getting a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Microbiology.


He is dedicated, hardworking, technologically oriented and possesses a valuable professional experience and laboratory techniques in the field of laboratory testing. He had 4 years working experience as a co-researcher and a technician at the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State. He also worked as a Technologist at Nakowa Medical Cente, Ilorin. 

He has a publication on Microbial Analysis in a peer-reviewed journal. His job in this organization entails patients’ enrolment and data collection, blood and cancerous/normal tissues samples collection into colorectal cancer database and R01 Grant studies in the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin. His research interest centres on colorectal cancer, clinical microbiology and food quality control.
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Joshua Oyindamola ADELEYE

Research Assistant

Joshua Oyindamola ADELEYE is a certified information scientist. He holds a diploma of library and information science of the Institute of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
He is a prolific and seasoned researcher with high level of professional commitment. 

He is a team player, dedicated and hard-working with good communication skills. He’s currently in charge of patients’ recruitment for the BREAST Q study in Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State. His research interest is in breast cancer.

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OGUNYEMI Yetunde Florence

Research Assistant

Florence Yetunde OGUNYEMI obtained a Bachelor of Technology degree (B.Tech.) in Food Science and Technology from the Federal University of Technology, Akure. She has over seven (7) years research experience in different research organizations involved in international project. Yetunde has a good interpersonal skill, excellent oral and written communication skills. She is as well proficient in data analysis using some econometrics and statistical tools.

Her job description in this organisation include: patient enrolment, collection of cancerous/normal tissues, bloods and saliva for detailed laboratory analysis for MEND and delay studies. She is well equipped and capable of promoting the organizational objectives and goals.

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Saheed LAWAL

Research Assistant

Saheed LAWAL is an Administrator. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Public Administration of the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.

He worked at the research office of the Department of Surgery, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) prior to joining this organization. He was the Data Manager of the just concluded Falcon Trial and the on-going Chettah trial at UITH. He is the RA in charge of Breast Q study in UITH. He recruits patients and collects data for this study at UITH, Ilorin, Kwara state.

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Olusegun Joshua BABATUNDE

Research Assistant

Olusegun Joshua BABATUNDE is a Registered Community Health Practitioner (RCHP) who has a track record in providing quality healthcare to his patients. He graduated from the Community Health Officers’ Training Programme of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife where he obtained a Higher National Diploma in Community Health awarded by the Community Health Practitioner Registration Board of Nigeria (CHPRBN).

He also possesses certificates in “Planning for Monitoring and Evaluation” and “Fundamental of Project Management” of the Philanthropy University.

He has a wealth of experience working with both national and international research organizations such as WHO, UNICEF, HANOVIA, National Bureau of Statistics, Saving One Million Lives Programme for Result (SOML-PforR), Federal Ministry of Health, and Mass Medical Mission (MMM).

His job in the organization entails all aspects of patient recruitment and sample collection for R01 study.

 

Francis Oluseyi ADEPOJU

Research Assistant

Francis Oluseyi ADEPOJU holds a bachelor’s degree from Lagos State University, Nigeria in History and International Relations. He was one of the adhoc research assistants of ARGO LUTH team that were involved in the recruitment of subjects into the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) Colorectal Cancer Screening study. 

He currently works as an ARGO Research Assistant with the responsibility of recruiting patients for Colorectal Cancer Database and Biobanking study. He also sources for patients and controls for R01 study titled “Determining the Risk Factor Profile and Biology of Colorectal Cancer in Nigeria” at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi araba, Lagos.

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Titilope Adebukola Ojajuni

Research Assistant

Titilope Adebukola Ojajuni is a trained Dental Surgery Technician/Dental Nurse from Pogil College of Health Technology, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. She has over 4years experience in Dental nursing. She is responsible, hardworking, smart and has good team spirit.

She is currently working as an ARGO Research Assistant with responsibility of recruiting patients and ensuring storage of blood and tissue samples for colorectal cancer database and R01 study in Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos.

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Toyosi Teniola SOTALA

Research Assistant

Toyosi Teniola SOTALA is an enthusiastic and well-detailed researcher, whose research interests are microbial oncology, public health and epidemiology, molecular microbiology, and bioinformatics. She had both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Microbiology from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State where she contributed to solving the issue of the epidemiology of infant diarrhea and added valuable insights in the areas of medical and pharmaceutical microbiology and her Ph.D. degree is in view.

Furthermore, she possesses professional certifications such as Advanced Project Management, Health, Safety and Environment (1 – 5), and others. She is also a member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM).

Her core skills include research conceptualization and design, data analysis, and strategic planning. She loves traveling, collaborative research, attending conferences, presenting seminars and has co-authored journal articles in reputable publishing platforms. She has served in various research-oriented roles for 5 years and contributed immensely to the career development of over 120 undergraduate students concerning their projects and seminars.

She currently serves as the research assistant in charge of the de-escalation study, secretary of the breast cancer working group (BCWG), assists in the coordination and/or follow-up of both BCWG and breast ECHO meetings and other responsibilities assigned by the principal investigators of her study.

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Aanuoluwapo Feyisayo OLAITAN

Research Assistant

Aanuoluwapo Feyisayo Olaitan is a proactive professional dedicated to advancing healthcare through biochemistry and molecular biology research. With a Master’s degree from Obafemi Awolowo University and a Bachelor’s from Olabisi Onabanjo University, she excels in research roles at prestigious institutions like the African Research Group for Oncology.

Her work focuses on breast cancer screening and treatment, supported by Pfizer Pharmaceutical and NIH grants. Aanuoluwapo’s expertise in data collection and analysis, along with proficiency in SPSS and Google Docs, ensures evidence-based decision-making. Actively engaged in community service and professional development, she holds leadership roles in various organizations.

Affiliated with esteemed bodies like NSBMB and ARGO, she upholds ethical standards, certified in Human Subjects Protection and Good Clinical Practice. Aanuoluwapo’s commitment to innovation and compassionate healthcare drives her to excel, making her an invaluable asset in advancing biochemistry and molecular biology research for improved healthcare globally.

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Irene Michael IRASOR

Research Assistant

Irene Michael Irasor is a dedicated and ambitious biochemist with a passion for unraveling the complexities of enzymology. Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State.

He has demonstrated a keen interest and aptitude for biochemical research. Currently, he is furthering his academic pursuits by pursuing a Master’s degree in Enzymology at the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Michael’s Academic journey reflects his commitment to understanding the intricacies of biological processes, particularly focusing on enzymatic reactions. Through his research, he aims to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in Biochemistry, with potential applications in various field such as Medicine, Oncology and Toxicology.

He Currently works as a research Assistant on Pfizer triple mobile and Patients navigation Study.

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Motunrayo Oluwayemisi SHOWUNMI

Research Assistant

Motunrayo Oluwayemisi Showunmi is a professional with a BA in Education and an MA in Educational Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University.

Currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education from the University of North Dakota, she brings six years of experience in higher education administration.

At ARGO, she contributes to the Pfizer Triple Mobile Assessment Study, excelling in patient treatment navigation, data collection of patients from the control site, and patient data entry and management.

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Omowunmi Tolulope ABIRI

Research Assistant

Omowunmi Tolulope ABIRI is an energetic and driven individual with a diverse skill set and a strong academic background in psychology.

She holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Psychology and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Psychology of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and currently pursuing a PhD in Psychology in the same field.

She has a wealth of experience in research, data analysis, administration, customer service, and business operations.

Her job entails collecting field data, organizing data sets, as well as providing administrative support in patient navigation.

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Oluwatosin Olasunkanmi AIYETIMIYI

Research Assistant

Oluwatosin Olasunkanmi Aiyetimiyi is an administrator with a wealth of experience of over five years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a PGD in Business Administration and is currently undergoing his MBA studies at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife.

He is a highly creative and ingenious dedicated team player who continues to nurture a keen interest in the field of global health policing and epidemiology.

He is charged with the responsibility of creating awareness and engineering holistic community engagement and involvement in the Pfizer study intervention and control sites

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Obayendo Deborah OGHENEOVO

Research Assistant

Obayendo Deborah Ogheneovo is a dynamic individual with a National Diploma in Banking and Finance from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Osun State. Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program majoring in Business Administration at the National Open University (NOUN), she exhibits a thirst for knowledge and personal growth.

In her capacity as a Research Assistant on the Pfizer Study, Deborah undertakes crucial responsibilities such as patient navigation, Patient recruitment, and field data collection. Her proficiency in utilizing Redcap for data entry reflects her attention to detail and commitment to maintaining accuracy in research endeavors.

With a solid background in finance and her ongoing pursuit of a business administration degree, Deborah exemplifies adaptability and a passion for interdisciplinary learning. Her dedication to research and academia underscores her potential as a valuable asset in advancing scientific knowledge and improving healthcare outcomes.

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Dorcas Sunmisola AKINYELE

Research Assistant

Dorcas Sunmisola Akinyele holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

Additionally, she holds certification as a laboratory scientist. Currently, she works as a dedicated Research Study Assistant, bringing her expertise to various tasks crucial for the success of research projects.

Her responsibilities include obtaining informed consent from research subjects or their guardians, ensuring data accuracy in databases, screening potential study participants, tracking and following up with research participants, personal assistant duty and providing detailed reports to the principal investigator. With her strong academic background and hands-on experience, Dorcas is an invaluable asset to any research team.

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Oluwadayomi Esther ADEDEJI

Research Assistant

Oluwadayomi Esther Adedeji is a certified biochemist from the Federal University of Technology, Akure. She is a versatile individual with a keen interest in various tech-related areas, including coding for data analysis and non-coding for virtual assistants. She holds multiple certificates from reputable institutions such as Google, IBM, CISCO,Hubspot and the African Leadership Programme (ALX). Additionally, she is a BLS and ALS certified candidate with Medtigo, alongside other public health certifications from the World Health Organization (WHO).

She currently works at ARGO as a research assistant and her job includes patients recruitment for Gastric cancer and ERCP

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Maryam Adejoke FOLORUNSO

Research Assistant

Maryam Adejoke FOLORUNSO holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Osun State University and is driven to pursue her master’s degree in the same field. With experience collaborating with the Oyo State Ministry of Health and an international NGO, she has made significant contributions to impactful health initiatives, such as managing Tuberculosis and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maryam’s dedication to research is evident through her co-authorship of a paper published in the West African Journal of Medicine. She aspires to pursue a career in research, aiming to contribute to advancing knowledge and addressing health-related challenges.

She oversees participant recruitment and data collection for a study on Breast Reconstruction.

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Nnamdi Felicity CHINENYE

Research Assistant

Nnamdi Felicity CHINENYE is a Research Assistant with the African Research Group of Oncology (ARGO) in affiliation with Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital under Principal Investigator (PI) Dr Sunday-Nweke N.A, a Consultant General surgery, Breast and Endocrine. She is a Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Midwife (RM), and Registered Public Health Nurse (RPHN). She holds a BNSC degree in Nursing and currently working on getting her Masters.

Before working for ARGO, she had Research Assistant seasoned training and experience with 54 Gene Heritage Study on Genetic profiling of Non-communicable diseases and Pharmacies Nigeria in Partnership with USAID integrated health program on private -public sector landscaping assessment with Dr. Eric O as the program manager and this made her exposed and conversant with Survey CTO, CITI, ODK, and Kobo collect, she also did data analysis on FGM with IGHUSUF under UNICEF Sponsorship.

These series of encounters and events made her more interested in the field of research, data collection, and enumerator.

Nurse Nnamdi Felicity Chinenye is a very passionate, diligent, selfless, sacrificing and workaholic fellow who knows how to work under pressure, multitask, and is gifted intellectually. She is a critical thinker and pays so much attention to details when necessary, easy to coach, learn, re-learn, and unlearn.

Asides from Clinical Nursing and Researching jobs, she loves to create impact, set pace, and leave legacies through different avenues of projects, medical outreaches, unpaid community services, and volunteerism via various platforms of IHP-USAID, IGHUSUF – UNPFA (UNICEF) and/or Rotary international.

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Maryamu PETER

Research Assistant

Maryamu PETER graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology from the University of Maiduguri. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s degree in Biotechnology at the same institution.

She currently works as an ARGO research assistant with the responsibility of recruiting patients for Breast Cancer Care Delivery Study in University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Borno State.

She is hardworking, jovial, responsible and have good interpersonal understanding and communication skill which enables her to carry on her duty effectively.

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Khadija Abdullahi ADO

Research Assistant

I am a registered nurse, I obtained my National diploma in nursing in the college of nursing and midwifery kano

Now I am pursuing my B.Sc nursing at bayero university kano, I have a working experience as a staff nurse for 3 years and I later join research unit of hematology department and surgery department at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital working as a research assistant for 5 years with defferent organisations.

 I am hardworking and dedicated

I participated in different projects as a research nurse and/ or research assistant, I also serve as a data manager for falcon and cheetah trial at AKTH

I am currently research assistant, in charge of patient recruitment and data collection for breast cancer care delivery study in Aminu kano teaching hospital, kano state

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Ifeoluwa Kehinde OMOKORE

Research Assistant

Miss Ifeoluwa Kehinde OMOKORE is a Public Health Specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in public health from Adeleke University, Ede, Nigeria and she is currently working on getting her masters degree in the same field.

Her responsibility in the organization includes patient’s enrollment and data collection, cancerous/normal tissues sample collection, and processing for detailed laboratory analysis foe breast study. Her research interest is in epidemiology.

She is a dedicated, hardworking lady with good interpersonal skills.

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Abraham Pavino LAWRENCE

Research Assistant

Abraham Pavino LAWRENCE is a fast learner, team player and research enthusiast with some years of experience in the field of Medical laboratory, Biochemistry and Molecular biology.

I hold a Bachelor of science degree in Biochemistry from the university of Maiduguri, UNIMAID. And currently a Master of science student in Biotechnology of the same university with interest in molecular oncology particularly Colorectal and Prostate cancer.

I have lot of experience working with international cancer consortium. my role includes all patient recruitment, sample collection and processing in the RO1 study.

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Omolola Dorcas AJEWOLE

Research Assistant

Omolola Dorcas AJEWOLE is a dedicated, hardworking research enthusiast with a strong team spirit. She is highly organized and thorough, possessing excellent planning and problem-solving abilities, along with a keen willingness to learn. With several years of experience in Molecular biology, Genetics and Ecology, she brings meticulous attention to details and commitment to research excellence.  

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Biology and Genetics from the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Lagos state, Nigeria. Her primary interest lies in Molecular genetics and biotechnology particularly in the field of oncology.

Her role in the organization includes patient recruitment, coordinating patient information, and managing laboratory samples. This includes collecting blood samples and cancerous/ normal tissue samples, processing and storing them in a -80 degrees Celsius freezer for subsequent analysis. She also ensures compliance with regulatory documents for diverse clinical trials, such as RO1 study and Colorectal study at National hospital Abuja, FCT-Abuja.

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Adenike Aderonke OJAJUNI

Accountant

Adenike OJAJUNI works as ARGO Accountant. She holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. She is an associate chartered accountant certified by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). 

She had previous work exeperience with a few organizations namely Gbenga Afolabi & Co Chartered Accountant (as Audit Trainee), Oceantrans and trading International Ltd (as Account Officer), Boldform Consult Limited (as Admin. & Account Manager), and Academy for Health Development (as Compliance, Finance & Admin. Manager).

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Aaron Chinyeremaka NJOKU

Driver

Aaron Chinyeremaka NJOKU holds a secondary school leaving certificate from Okpala Secondary School, Owerri, Nigeria. He is a well experienced and professional driver who has worked with different organizations before joining the service of this organization including Reynold Construction Company (RCC) International and JONAK Construction Company. 

He is cool, calm and coordinated on the steering. He also possesses a strong communication skill. He loves to be regarded as ARGO pilot.