Archive for the ‘2009 Former Trainees’ Category


Mr. Derrick Elemu

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Mr. Derrick Elemu joins the Johns Hopkins-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program from Lusaka, Zambia, where he is a lecturer on research methods in social sciences at the University of Zambia. Mr. Elemu received a Bachelor’s degree in Developmental Studies and Economics from the University of Zambia, and obtained a Master’s degree in Developmental Studies, with specialization in Politics of Alternative Development Strategies, Alternative Research Methods and Gender from the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands.


Mr. Elemu is interested in strengthening the application of ethics in both social science and biomedical research practice in Zambia. He hopes that his training at Johns Hopkins will provide him with the knowledge and understanding necessary to develop a research ethics course at the University of Zambia. Mr. Elemu brings to the program a strong background in social science research, and has participated in a number of research studies, particularly those relating to HIV/AIDS, that have had major implications for ethics and the protection of human subjects.


delemu@yahoo.com

Mr. Aminu Yakubu

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Mr. Aminu Yakubu joins the John Hopkins-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program from the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Nigeria, where he works as the administrative officer to the National Health Research Ethics Committee (NHREC). Mr. Yakubu has a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Bayero University Kano, Nigeria and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Birmingham, UK.


In his role as the administrative officer to the NHREC, Mr. Yakubu is responsible for registration of health research ethics committees (HRECs), reviewing protocols for nationally-representative studies, and providing guidance to researchers on the application of the National Code for Health Research Ethics, among a number of other major responsibilities. Mr. Yakubu hopes that by undergoing a formal bioethics training program, he will add both value and quality to his work for Nigeria’s apex body for human research participant protection – NHREC.


yakubu.aminu@gmail.com