Professor Folasade Ogunsola is a former Provost of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. and former Deputy chancellor of the University of Lagos. She obtained a Masters in Medical Microbiology from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos followed by a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology from the College of Medicine, University of Wales, Cardiff. She is a Fellow of Nigerian Post graduate College of Pathologists, Fellow of the West African College of Physicians and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians UK. She is the first female Provost at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos in its 50 years of existence.
Professor Ogunsola is the Director of the Centre for Infection Control and Patient Safety (CiCAPS) and Principal Investigator of a several grants including the Forgarty International Centre (NIH) sponsored Building Research and Innovation in Nigeria's Science (BRAINS) to develop research capacity in junior faculty.
She has been instrumental to setting up infection control programs in a number of institutions in Nigeria and is the Chair of the Infection control Africa Network (ICAN) She is a member of the WHO Global Infection Prevention and Control Network and a member of the WHO Technical Advisory group of experts on Handhygeine.
She has received a number of awards and recognitions including the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Overseas research Scholarship in1993, the Keystone Symposia Global Health Travel Award in 2010, Medical Women’s association of Nigeria Distinction in Medicine Award in 2013 and the Distinguished Alumni Lof the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria in May 2017