• prof. babatunde salako

    Prof. Babatunde Lawal Salako is currently the Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR). He graduated from the University of Ibadan with MBBS degree in 1986, and became an honorary Consultant Physician & Nephrologist to the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria from 1996 to date.

    He is Co-Principal Investigator on the National Institute of Health grant on “Genetics of Hypertension in Blacks: Recruitment of Hypertension Cases for Genome-Wide Association Studies” in collaboration with the Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Loyola University Chicago, USA and also PI on “Genetic Influences on Severity of Sickle Cell Anemia in the Yoruba”.

    He is the site principal investigator in the Human Heredity in Health grant on kidney disease research network in collaboration with the University of Ghana and University of Michigan, United State. Professor Salako is a Co-Investigator in another NIH grant titled Tailored hospital-based risk reduction to impede vascular events after strokes.

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