President – Professor Adeyinka G. Falusi, B.Sc (Chem.) M. Phil. (Haematology) PhD (Haematology) NPOM, FAS :: SCHAF
Adeyinka Falusi is a distinguished Professor of Haematology with specific interest in Sickle Cell Disorders. A former Director of the Institute for Advanced Medical Research & Training, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan. She has published globally in the area of Genetics of Sickle Cell Disorders and its compounding factors of Malaria, Thalassaemias, and Fetal Haemoglobins.
Her pioneering work in this area has earned her several awards nationally and globally. These include: L’OREAL/UNESCO Outstanding Woman of Science (Africa 2001), Rare Gem in the category of Science and Technology (2003), National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM 2005) Fellow, Nigerian Academy of Science (FAS, 2009) among others. She is versatile in promoting the welfare of sickle cell patients globally. A Co-Founder of Sickle Cell Association of Nigeria (SCAN), and the current President Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation (SCHAF). She can be described as a total package of an accomplished academic, a role model, mentor, wife, mother and grandmother. Her hobbies are gardening, music, capacity building and youth empowerment. She is happily married to Professor A. O. Falusi and they are blessed with children.
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