SPOT Capacity Building

SPOT Capacity Building

SPOT IMPACT Internship Program 

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The SPOT-Impact study is a collaborative project involving researchers and NGOs from Ghana, the Netherlands, and the United States. The project focuses on improving the quality of care for women with high blood pressure during pregnancy, specifically preeclampsia. The goal is to develop, implement, and evaluate a tool that predicts risks and health outcomes and facilitates shared decision-making between professionals and women, aiming for desired care outcomes.

As part of capacity building, the project team initiated a 4-month internship program for graduating medical students at the University of Ghana Medical School. The program's objectives include strengthening North-South research partnerships, building the interest and capacity of local recent medical graduates and early career professionals in research, especially in global health research, and sharing experiences and lessons from the SPOT IMPACT project with early career researchers.

2024 Cohort uitklapper, klik om te openen

Dr. Becky-Bianca Dede Akiti

Hello, I'm Becky-Bianca Dede Akiti, a registered dietitian and a medical doctor. I hold both degrees from the University of Ghana, Legon. I am passionate about using research to drive decision-making in the health sector. I hope to be an internal medicine specialist some day who is astute in research. Connect with me to learn more about my professional journey

Dr. Leroy Kelvin Nii Carl Coleman

I am Leroy Kelvin Nii Carl Coleman, A medical doctor fresh out of University of Ghana Medical School. It is my dream and aspiration to make a meaningful impact in the world of science and medicine, to that end I am passionate about Public Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Biostatistics. I believe my friendly personality and inquiring mind make me a joy to work with. My hobbies are baking, learning world history, playing chess and other puzzle games.

Dr. Henrietta Dede Naki Ologo

Hello everyone, my name is Henrietta Dede Naki Ologo, a medical doctor with a background in research assistance and a keen interest in community health. Being a health professional with versatility in the areas of global health and research is one of my main goals. I hold an MBChB from the University of Ghana Medical School. I believe that as a health worker, our role transcends the consulting room and theatre to the community. You'll hardly find me idle as I am always looking for new ways to build a career and make an impact in the world of health. I love experiencing different cuisines and sports such as basketball, football, and kickball, and love solving brain teasers like puzzles. I'm an ardent movie and series lover, focusing more on crime and mysteries.

Dr. Ivan Philip Nii Kwartelai Quartey

Hi, my name is Ivan Philip Nii Kwartelai Quartey, a biochemist and a medical doctor. I have a keen interest in research and public health in particular since I believe that the right policies and programs, accompanied with proper education can have so much impact on the health of not just one person, but everyone. For clinical medicine, my favourite specialty is internal medicine. Hopefully, I get the opportunity to combine it with public health in future. I love movies and music, so I am currently learning how to play the guitar.

Dr. Jochebed Adwoa Sutherland

Hi everyone! My name is Jochebed Adwoa Sutherland, a recently graduated medical doctor from the University of Ghana and an aspiring global health specialist with a keen interest in epidemiology! Maternal and child health issues are very dear to me, as I believe that women and children, unfortunately, bear the brunt of our shortcomings as a society and most often lack a voice and representation, especially when it comes to leadership and decision-making. I can be regarded as a novice when it comes to the world of research, but I'm optimistic that over time I'll achieve much growth, and SPOT is the best place that I could have possibly asked for to help nurture my young roots!

Dr. Emmanuel Osei Mensah

I am a dedicated and multi-faceted professional with a background in medicine, animal biology, and conservation science. I am committed to women’s health and environmental protection. My hobbies are swimming, lawn tennis, and watching anime.

Dr. Angel Abena Tiwaa Acheampong

My name is Angel Abena Tiwaa Acheampong. I completed the University of Ghana Medical School in 2023. I am passionate about public health, especially women's health and also in obstetrics and gynaecology, especially obstetrics. My biggest goal in the field of medicine is to, over the span of my career, play a role in improving pregnancy outcomes and reducing maternal mortality rates particularly for women in my part of the world where the rates are higher.

I believe research is the most effective tool to make this a reality. Taking part in the SPOT Internship this year offers me an opportunity to kick-start my research journey as I get to be mentored and taught by people who are where I want to be

Dr. Abena Tiwaa Odame

Greetings, I'm Abena Tiwaa Odame, a medical professional from the 2023 cohort. I possess a Bachelor's degree in medical sciences and an MBChB from the University of Ghana. Aspiring to become an innovative ophthalmologist, I see the internship at SPOT as a valuable chance to establish my research skills. Committed to excellence, I enjoy singing, listening to music, and reading during my leisure time.

2023 Cohort uitklapper, klik om te openen

Dr. Frank Ayugane

Dr. Frank Ayugane is a medical doctor from the University of Ghana Medical School, who is excited about future research opportunities and has a keen interest in health informatics, IA in health, and evidence-based medicine. 

Dr. Alberta Nana Aba Fletcher

Dr. Alberta Nana Aba Fletcher is a medical doctor trained at the University of Ghana Medical School with an interest in research and plans to pursue obstetrics and gynecology as a specialty in a few years.

 Dr. Rebecca Naa Adjeley Akrong

 Dr. Rebecca Naa Adjeley Akrong is a medical doctor from the University of Ghana Medical School. Dr. Akrong has particular interests in maternal health and child health-related issues. She believes her research skills will be useful in any field, and she's proud to use them for the greater good.

Dr. Collins Amoako Mensah

Dr. Collins Amoako Mensah is a medical doctor  who graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School. He is really excited to be on the SPOT Project. He sees it as a life-changing project and is glad to be a part of it. 

 Dr. Ruth Allotey

Dr. Ruth Allotey is a medical doctor from the University of Ghana who is passionate about research and public health. She's interested in specialties like Internal Medicine and Anaesthesia. She's excited to work with the SPOT team

Facilitators: Dr. Mary Amoakoh-Coleman, Dr. Emmanuel Srofenyoh, Dr. Daniel K. Arhinful, Dr. Hannah Brown Amoakoh, Prof. Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh, Dr. Abena Odurowaa Yeboah & Ms. Koiwah Koi-Larbi.

Mentors: Dr. Mary Amoakoh-Coleman, Dr. Hannah Brown Amoakoh, Dr. Abena Odurowaa Yeboah & Prof. Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh.

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