Nadia Chanzu-Ikumi

AXA Research Fund-Post doctoral research fellow, Division of Immunology, University of Cape Town

Nadia Chanzu-Ikumi is a young Kenyan scientist, passionate about HIV research and committed to making science progress in sub Saharan Africa. She has been awarded by the AXA Research Fund a fellowship at the University of Cape Town to study the links between HIV infected moms and preterm births.

Experience

  • –present
    Post doctoral research fellow in the Division of Immunology in the Dept. of Pathology, University of Cape Town

Education

  • 2014 
    University of Nairobi, Kenya, PhD. Tropical and Infectious Diseases
  • 2009 
    Kingston University London, UK, MSc. Biomedical Science (Haematology)
  • 2007 
    University of Nairobi, Kenya, BSc. Biochemistry (Honours)

Publications

  • 2016
    The Impact and Successes of a Paediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program in Africa., International Journal of Endocrinology
  • 2016
    A Comprehensive Family Centered HIV Care and Support Centre at the Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya., Archives of Medicine Journal.
  • 2016
    Developing Equity in Paediatric Endocrinology Sub-Specialty Capacity Globally., The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • 2015
    The Impact of ISO Certification of Healthcare Services on Complaints and Litigation - A Children’s Hospital’s Perspective., Journal of US-China Medical Science
  • 2015
    ABO, Duffy and Secretor Phenotype Profiles among Voluntary Blood Donors and Female Sex Workers in Nairobi, Kenya., International Journal of Biological and Medical Research
  • 2015
    Mucosal Blood Group Antigen Expression Profiles and HIV Infections: A Study among Female Sex Workers in Kenya., PLoS ONE
  • 2014
    Induction of Potent and Long-Lived Antibody and Cellular Immune Responses in the Genito-Rectal Mucosae Could Be The Critical Determinant of HIV Vaccine Efficacy., Frontiers in Immunology
  • 2014
    Teaching Research Ethics on Clinical Trials to Multidisciplinary and International Trainees in Global Infectious Disease Research., Journal of Clinical Research and Bioethics

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Junior Post Doctoral Fellowship Grant Award
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    AXA Research Fund
  • 2011
    Complementary Research Grants to HIV/AIDS Prevention Trials Capacity Building Grants
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Global Health Research Initiative, Canada