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Dr. Musa Kana

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Grantee Title

Research area: tuberculosis, respiratory diseases, child health

Grantee Description

Home institution: Federal University Lafia, Nigeria
Host institution: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Dr. Kana will spend his fellowship at the National Institute of Environmental Science (NIEHS), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina under the mentorship of Stephanie London, MD, PhD. His research will focus on molecular epidemiology, specifically on environmental, genetic, and epigenetic factors, and their interactions, in relation to respiratory health and illness across the life-course. This is to prepare him with the requisite skills to design and implement a proposed birth outcome study in Northern Nigeria.

Dr. Kana was trained at the University of Jos, Nigeria (MD, 2003), Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria (MPH, 2006), National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (FMCPH, 2011) and University of Porto, Portugal (PhD, 2018). He is a lifetime member of International Epidemiological Association. His research interests and pubic health practice are in perinatal and pediatric epidemiology, health systems and primary health care. For the  paper, impact of the global financial crisis on low birth 
Weight in Portugal: A Time-Trend Analysis. He won the best poster presentation in the  Young Researchers Forum of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region during the European Public Health Conference, October 2015, Milan, Italy.

As an early career scientist that has benefitted from the enormous research resources especially for  statistics available in the developed world. He appreciates the significance of making these resources assessable to young scholars based in resource constraint countries. Dr. Kana is a  collaborator on the
Bibliotheca Alexandrina-Serageldin Research Methods Library project, which built the largest research
Methods library in the world.

Dr. Oyebola will spend his fellowship at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), under the mentorship of  Swee Lay Thein Duffy, DSc  His research will focus on genome-wide identification of
Potential modifiers of sickle cell disease (SCD).

The project will also delineate genetic variants in African and European sickle cell populations.