Posts Tagged ‘2007 Former Trainees’


Decision-Making and Motivation to Participate in Biomedical Research in Southwest Nigeria

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Complementary and alternative medicine in the management of hypertension in an urban Nigerian community

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Children’s role in enhanced case finding in Zambia

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Tuberculosis Infection in Zambia: The Association with Relative Wealth

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Post-consent assessment of dental subjects’ understanding of informed consent in oral health research in Nigeria

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Achieving the millenium development goals for infant and child mortality: Sociological perspective. In: Millenium Development Goals and Challenges

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Tools for genotyping Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and implications of genetic diversity on diagnostics, treatment and prevention

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Dr. Olaniyi Taiwo

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

Dr. Olaniyi Taiwo graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1999. As a Research Fellow and HIV/AIDS Program Officer with the Regional Centre for Oral Health Research and Training in Jos Plateau State, Nigeria, Dr. Taiwo has been working on the oral manifestations of HIV/AIDS for about nine years now.


Through his research work, Dr. Taiwo has worked extensively with human subjects, many of them HIV sero-positive patients. His experience with clinical trials has led him to believe that patients in his community are often vulnerable to any action taken by researchers because of the communication gap that exists between the researcher(s) and the patient.


From the expertise he gained from the Johns Hopkins-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program in 2007, he conducted a study on the post–consent understanding of research subjects in three dental research studies. He was able to demonstrate a poor level of understanding of the consent process by the research participants.  His participation in the training had motivated him to advocate for the establishment of an ethical review committee in his office where he had been nominated as the chair. By virtue of the knowledge he gained from the training, he had been able to organize in house bioethics seminars for his colleagues and hopes to organize seminars and bioethics workshops for fellow dental practitioners /researchers working with human subjects.


Mr. Musonda Simwinga

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

Mr. Musonda Simwinga graduated from the University of Zambia with a Bachelor degree in Public Administration and Development Studies. He then went on to complete a Masters in Policy Studies through the Southern African Regional Institute for Policy Studies in Zimbabwe.


As the Study Manager for the Zambia and South Africa TB and AIDS Reduction (ZAMSTAR) Study, Mr. Simwinga manages a large team of intervention field worker s and is in charge of the day to day running and logistics of the study. He has been instrumental in the research ethics training of study staff members and has also worked to establish Community Advisory Boards (CABs) in all the study sites.

Mr. Simwinga looks forward to the Program, which he believes will greatly help him in designing appropriate training and capacity building activities for the Community Advisory Boards (CABs) he has helped establish in Zambia. Mr. Simwinga also intends to apply for a PhD with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to examine the question of when and how CABs can become true representatives of the communities they serve. Thus, Mr. Simwinga also hopes the Training Program will provide him with a good opportunity to further develop his research question.