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Nigerian Professor Appointed Dean Of A UK University (Photo)

Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar

Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar


A Nigerian professor has made the country proud in faraway United Kingdom.


Professor Ibrahim Abubakar, a world leading scholar of infectious disease epidemiology has been appointed as Dean in the University College, London. 


Professor Ibrahim Abubakar as a world leading scholar of infectious disease epidemiology, is the director of UCL Institute for Global Health, and was instrumental in the development of UK’s Covid-19 vaccine.


He qualified in medicine in 1992 from Ahmadu Bello University and initially trained in general medicine before specialising in public health medicine. He trained in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine graduating with an MSc in 1999, DPH from the University of Cambridge in 2000 and a PhD from the University of East Anglia in 2007.He was elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2020 in recognition of his research in infectious disease epidemiology and migration and health.

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