Dr. Odedina Awarded Fellowship to Develop Oncology Clinical Trials Platform in Africa

Published: June 7th, 2018

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Folakemi OdedinaFolakemi Odedina, Ph.D.,  Joint Professor in Radiation Oncology, Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research, has been awarded a 2018 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship to help expand oncology clinical trials in Africa.

Odedina will travel to South Africa this summer and collaborate with Lynette Denny, M.D., Ph.D., chair and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cape Town, in developing an Africa Virtual Oncology Platform to support oncology clinical trials. The platform will provide comprehensive information on oncology clinical trials infrastructure, resources and registries in Africa. Project leaders will also assess the capacity and readiness of African institutions and investigators for oncology clinical trials research.

Read more about Dr. Odedina’s fellowship in the UF Health Newsroom.