Prof. Ellis Owusu-Dabo has finally been approved as the new Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) after he took lead in the September 23rd Pro-VC election.
Prof. Dabo polled 464 votes of the 957 total votes cast against two contenders, Prof. Wilson Agyei Agyare and Prof. Sr. Eugenia Ampofo who secured 392 and 93 votes respectively.
His appointment was subject to the university council’s consideration of the top two candidates in the elections per the rules regarding the conduct of an election for Pro Vice-Chancellor in the university.
Until his appointment, he was the Dean of the School of Public Health.
He takes over from the acting Pro-VC, Prof. Mark Adom-Asamoah, who was appointed after the induction of Prof. Rita Akosua Dickson as Vice-Chancellor of the Unversity.
Dr. Ellis Owusu-Dabo is a Consultant Public Health Physician, Teacher and Researcher. As a Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health, his area of expertise is in Medical Epidemiology and applied public health technologies. As a teacher, he has trained undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as mentored young faculty at both local and international levels.
Ellis is a demonstrable astute university administrator and a research project management consultant. He is highly driven in his research interest area, mainly non-communicable diseases in low-income country settings. He also has considerable interest in population genomics of pulmonary tuberculosis. Ellis has secured and managed multimillion United States dollar research grants from principal granting institutions such as the European Union, National Institutes of Health (NIH), The World Bank and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) as well as many bilateral organisations.
He serves on several boards at both local and international levels, and has a massive network of individuals and organisations he works with.
Dr Owusu-Dabo has published close to 200 research articles in peer-reviewed journals. As Perelman International Scholar of the University of Pensylvannia School of Medicine, his passion is in building capacities of next generation scientists and health systems to help solve Africa’s health problems through scientific research collaborations.
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