Professor Edith Okeke (Nigeria)
Edith Okeke is Professor of Medicine in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos, Nigeria. Professor Okeke is involved in national and international clinical research in collaboration with Imperial College, London, Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research at Imperial College London, Northwestern University Chicago amongst others. She was the Principal investigator of the Prevention of Liver Fibrosis and Cancer in Africa (PROLIFICA) in Jos and also the principal investigator of ‘The Presentation of HCC in Nigerian Patients’, an NIH sponsored study with the Northwestern University, Chicago. She currently co-leads the U54 Epigenomic Biomarkers of HIV Associated Cancers project in Nigeria, sponsored by the NIH. She represents the African continent on the Rome Foundation executive committee for the global epidemiological study on irritable bowel syndrome. She was a member of the 20th WHO Expert Committee on the Selection and use of Essential Medicines. She holds an appointment with the Royal College of Physicians as International Advisor for Nigeria. Professor Okeke is an active member of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Medical Women Association of Nigeria, (MWAN), the Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN) and the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA).