The role of the admin core is to harmonize and streamline administrative, financial, and communication processes for INFORM Africa, and the selection of pilot projects consistent with the hub’s aims and in compliance with DS-I Africa requirements. The admin core also ensures the integration of ethical and regulatory best practices into the operations of the consortium that is culturally relevant to ethical norms in the two African countries.
Prof. Alash’le Abimiku is the Executive Director of the International Research Center of Excellence of the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN). She is a professor in the department of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, a Co-founder of IHVN, and Executive Director, Laboratory Diagnostics and Research at IHVN.
Prof. Abimiku obtained a doctorate degree in Medical Microbiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1988. She had earlier earned a master’s degree in Immunology/Virology from the same university and a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. Her research interests are in the epidemiological characterization of viruses and HIV disease models from selected target study populations in Nigeria to understand the pathogenesis of HIV and co-infections; and protective mechanisms through HIV vaccine research.
Prof. Abimiku Alash’le, PhD
RESEARCH HUB MANAGER
COORDINATOR: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND TRAINING
LEAD: DATA UNIT
GRANTS AND CONTRACTS MANAGER