Center for Translational and International Hematology

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Center for Translational and International Hematology


March 2016 - ORDISS Study Team Meeting


ORDISS Study Team Meeting held on March 22nd, 2016 at the Kumasi Collaborative Center for Research.  

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Front Row (Left to Right): Adriana Osei, Maria Paula Rojas, Dr. Vivian Paintsil, Dr. Solomon Fiifi Ofori-Acquah, Dr. Alex Osei-Akoto / Second Row: Dr. Denis Dekugmen Yar, Nicholas Addofoh, Dr. Amma Twumwa Owusu-Ansah, Dr. Kofi Anie / Back Row: Kofi Aikins Amissah, Ezekiel Bonwin Ackah, Williams Karikari

August 2015 - DELTAS: Africa


CTIH partners with the University of Ghana to develop the first PhD program in Human Genetics in Ghana: DELTAS-Africa

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana (4th from the front row) is pictured with a delegation of the Wellcome Trust and applicants of a proposed collaborative PhD and Postdoctoral Training program to be funded by the Wellcome Trust’s Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training, and Science (DELTAS) Africa Initiative.  The picture was taken at the final review of an $8 million training grant awarded to the University of Ghana and eight academic partners including the Center for Translational and International Hematology (CTIH), Vascular Medicine Institute, University of Pittsburgh.

The CTIH will host University of Ghana PhD students enrolled in the DELTAS program, for up to six months during their rotations with co-supervisors, recruited from the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Public Health. DELTAS-Africa is designed to provide advanced training to future African leaders in the development of new approaches to disease diagnosis, prevention, and control. The program is a coalition of local, regional, and international partners aimed at providing an invaluable access for participants to resources and expertise in human genetics and pathogen biology research. Other international institutions participating in this program are: University of Cape Town, University of Oxford and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, University of Cambridge, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Malaria Research and Training Centre at the University of Science Techniques and Technology Bamako, Medical Research Unit in The Gambia, and the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme Kilifi.

August 2014


A memorandum of understanding between the University of Pittsburgh and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been established, facilitating collaboration between the two institutions... READ MORE