Training Years: 2014-2015
Training Site: UNC Project Malawi
Mentors: Satish Gopal, MD, MPH; Nigel Key, MD
Title: Establishing sickle cell diagnostics and characterizing a pediatric sickle cell disease (SCD) cohort in Malawi
Project Objectives: To determine what hemoglobin variants are represented among clinically diagnosed SCD patients in Lilongwe, and to determine clinical characteristics and complications among children with confirmed SCD in this setting.
NIH Support: Fulbright- Fogarty fellowship postdoctoral training award