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Sod-Cutting Ceremony Held to Construct WAGMC Multipurpose Genomic Medicine Building Complex

The West African Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC) has organised a sod-cutting ceremony to commemorate the upcoming construction of its Multipurpose Genomic Medicine Building Complex. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, was hopeful that the facility, when completed, will assist WAGMC in contributing to the Six Key Strategic Objectives (KSOs) in her vision for the University of …

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Prof. Solomon Fiifi Ofori-Acquah Appointed President of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana (SCFG)

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana (SCFG) has announced the appointment of Professor Solomon Fiifi Ofori-Acquah as its new President with immediate effect. In his new role he will provide overall executive leadership at the SCFG succeeding the late Professor Kwaku Ohene-Frempong who recently passed away. In his remarks to Board Members and Staff of …

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Death Of Professor Kwaku Ohene-Frempong

It is with heavy hearts and great difficulty that we announce the passing of Prof. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, the West African Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC) Sectoral Advisory Board Chair (SAB). Prof. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, May 7, 2022, after a 6-month battle with aggressive cancer. Prof. Ohene-Frempong was …

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Professor Ofori-Acquah Awarded an NIH Multimillion Dollar Grant to Sequence the Whole Genome DNA of Children with Sickle Cell Disease in Ghana

Professor Fiifi Ofori-Acquah, Director of the West African Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC) and Dean of the School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences (SBAHS) has been awarded a $3 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA to sequence the whole genome DNA of children with sickle cell disease (SCD) in Ghana. The …

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WAGMC Launches Maiden MSc Genetic Counselling Programme in Sub-Saharan Africa

The West African Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC), University of Ghana welcomed the first cohort of students into its new flagship Master of Science (MSc) degree programme in January 2022.  The postgraduate genetic counselling programme is the first of its kind in Ghana and in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the third such programme on the continent. The …

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University of Ghana Receives Delegation from Sanford World Clinics

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo with the delegation On Monday, November 15 2021, a delegation from Sanford Health and Sanford World Clinics led by Dr. David Pearce, President, Sanford World Clinics, Innovation and Research, paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo. Introducing the purpose of the visit, the …

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WAGMC Deputy Centre Leader, Prof. Lorna Awo Renner Receives the 2021 International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award

WAGMC Deputy Centre Leader, Lorna Awo Renner, MB ChB, MPH, FRCPCH, FGCPS, of the University of Ghana Medical School, in Accra, Ghana, has received the 2021 International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award. Dr. Renner is a lecturer at the University and Head of the Paediatric Oncology Unit at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. This award …

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

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 …

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UG hosts 2020 GUSA games

The 26th Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games was officially opened on 6th January, 2020, at the University of Ghana’s Mensah Sarbah Field. The Games which is under the distinguished patronage of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, is themed “Integrating Sports into Academia for Youth Empowerment and Development.” In his welcome address, the Vice-Chancellor …

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