Recently, a Nigerian Professor of Infectious Epidemiology was appointed as the Dean for Faculty of Population Health Sciences of University College, London (UCL).
Professor Ibrahim Abubakar is the director of UCL Institute for Global Health. He is a trained doctor from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU). He specializes majorly in the field of infectious disease epidemiology.
He obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree in 1992 and graduated with a Masters degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1999. He obtained a DPH from the University of Cambridge in 2000 and a PhD degree from University of East Anglia in 2007. In 2012, he earned a Doctorate degree from Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.
Before he was appointed at University College London (UCL), he was a Professor of Health Protection at the Norwich Medical School. In 2017, he was appointed as NIHR Senior Investigator. He also served as the chairman of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Tuberculosis until 2019. Due to his excellent performance and research in infectious disease epidemiology, he was elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2020. He also contributed in the research for COVID 19 vaccines.
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