Adeyinka Gladys Falusi

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Professor

Adeyinka Gladys Falusi

FAS
ResidenceIbadan
NationalityNigerian
CitizenshipNigeria
Alma materUniversity of Ibadan
Occupation
Haematology
Academics
Educational administrator
Known for
Haematology
Bioethics
Molecular genetics
Human genetics

Adeyinka Gladys Falusi, FAS NPOM, is a Nigerian Professor of haematology and former Director of the Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.[1] She specialize in human genetics, bioethics and molecular genetics related to hereditary blood diseases such as sickle-cell disease and alpha-thalassemia.[2]

Background[edit]

She hails from Ekiti State, southwestern Nigeria. She obtained a bachelor's degree in Chemistry and doctorate degree (Ph. D) in haematology.[3]

Professor Falusi is a co-founder of Sickle Cell Association of Nigeria (SCAN), as the Founder, from 2013, she has been the President of the Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation. In 2001, she was appointed the Chairperson of the University of Ibadan and University College Hospital Institutional Review Committee, the same year she won the L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science.[4] She served in that capacity for 4 years and in 2005, she became the coordinator for Nigeria Networking for Ethics of Biomedical Research in Africa.[5] In 2005, she was bestowed with the National Productivity Order of Merit Fellowship and in 2009, she was elected as fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science, the apex scientific organization in Nigeria.[6] In 2013, she received the Ekiti State Merit Award and was decorated by Kayode Fayemi, the governor of Ekiti State. Was given the Access to Basic Care (ABC) Distinguished Personality Award for promoting the welfare of sickle cell patients globally and beyond the call of duty in 2014. She has researched and published in the genetics of some non- communicable diseases such as breast cancers, asthma, malaria and specifically the haemoglobinopathies of sickle cell disease and the thalassaemias and other genetic modifiers. She has over 60 journal articles and book chapters, 50 abstracts and over 80 conference articles and proceedings. She is currently focused on awareness and education of the public on sickle cell disease (Ref. The National Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD) in Oyo State Nigeria - www.schafng.org).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography of Adeyinka FALUSI". African Success. November 8, 2009. Archived from the original on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  2. ^ "The 2001 L'Oréal Awards for Women in Science with the Support of UNESCO: Exceptional Woman Researchers from Five Continents". UNESCO. 2001. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Professor Adeyinka G. Falusi". Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation. Archived from the original on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Global Ethics Observatory (GEObs)". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  5. ^ Ekiti Honours Osundare, Olajide, Egunjobi, 13 Others, sharpedgenews, December 2013, retrieved March 2014
  6. ^ "Fellows of the academy". www.nas.org.ng. Archived from the original on November 9, 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2015.