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UNIZIK Female Lecturer Wins UNESCO Prize In Geneva

Hard work pays!
Medical laboratory science lecturer in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, College of Health Sciences, Dr. Rebecca Chinyelu Chukwuanukwu, has emerged the first prize-winner of 2015 UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit (UNESCO-MARS) held in Geneva, Switzerland.
Beautiful Dr. Rebecca, whose area of specialization is Immunology, beat the rest 99 other
scientists and top researchers across Africa who attended the summit.
The annual summit aims to bring together young top researchers across the continent to discuss the generation, sharing and dissemination of research data and to draw a roadmap for Africa’s development as an international hub for research excellence and scientific innovation.
This year’s summit focused on building research capacity in health and life sciences with special attention on Ebola and emergent infectious diseases.
Dr. Rebecca’s work was on: Modulation of the Immune Response to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis during HIV/Malaria Co-infection.
Her prize (1st) comes with a prestigious six months fellowship in Merck research and development hub.

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