SickleGenAfrica Investigator Professor Mahmoud Sani Appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor (Management Services) at Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

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March 12, 2021

Professor Mahmoud Sani, Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiologist, Bayero University, Amino Kano Teaching Hospital

Professor Mahmoud Sani, a Professor of Internal Medicine and a renowned Cardiologist at the Department of Medicine, Bayero University Kano  and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital has been appointed as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Management Services)  by The University Governing Council, Bayero University, Kano, following a nomination by the Senate. The appointment is for a two-year term from 2021 to 2023.

Professor Sani’s areas of interest includes Acute Heart Failure, Echocardiography, Cardiovascular epidemiology and Heart Disease in HIV. He has been involved as Principle Investigator(PI) and Multi Principle Investigator (MPI) in collaborative clinical trials and registries both regionally and internationally. He is an Investigator for the Sickle Cell Disease Genomics Network of Africa (SickleGenAfrica) project- a network to build capacity locally to enable African scientists study genomics of SCD on the continent. He leads the third research project, Genomics of Cardiovascular Phenotypes in Sickle Cell Disease under the SickleGenAfrica project. The goal of the third research project is to analyse major echo cardiovascular biomarkers in 2000 adults with sickle cell disease in Africa.

He has been a member of Bayero University Senate since 2012. He is also a member of several University committees. He was Head of Department of Medicine, Bayero University Kano (2012-2014), Deputy Provost (Academics) College of Health Sciences (2016-2018), Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, BUK (2018-2020), Council Member, Nigerian Cardiac Society (2006-2012) and an Examiner to the West African College of Physicians since 2008. He is a World Heart Federation (WHF) emerging leader from 2015.