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.

CONTACT, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Prof. Abimiku Alash’le, PhD

Prof. Alash’le Abimiku

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

TEAM MEMBERS

Sophia Osawe, MPH

Sophia Osawe, MPH

RESEARCH HUB MANAGER

Jumare Jibreel, MBBS, PhD

Jumare Jibreel, MBBS, PhD

COORDINATOR: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND TRAINING

Fati Murtala- Ibrahim, MPH

Fati Murtala- Ibrahim, MPH

CO-INVESTIGATOR

Ezenwa James Onyemata, PhD

Ezenwa James Onyemata, PhD

CO-INVESTIGATOR

Nifarta Andrew Peingurta

Nifarta Andrew Peingurta, PhD

LEAD: DATA UNIT

Musa Aminu

Musa Aminu

COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 

Adeyinka Owoade

Adeyinka Owoade

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS MANAGER