Friday Morning Conference: Building Diagnostic Pathology Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Improving Care for HIV and Non-HIV-Related Cancers in Malawi

Tamiwe Tomoka, MBBS, is a Malawian pathologist jointly appointed as faculty at the University of Malawi College of Medicine (COM) and UNC. She leads the Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) Pathology Laboratory in Lilongwe, Malawi, a collaboration between the Malawi Ministry of Health and UNC.The laboratory is the sole provider of diagnostic pathology services to the northern and central regions of Malawi, inclusive of approximately 8 million people.

When Dec 15, 2017
from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
Where Bioinformatics 1131
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Tamiwe Tomoka, MBBS, is a Malawian pathologist jointly appointed as faculty at the University of Malawi College of Medicine (COM) and UNC. She leads the Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) Pathology Laboratory in Lilongwe, Malawi, a collaboration between the Malawi Ministry of Health and UNC.The laboratory is the sole provider of diagnostic pathology services to the northern and central regions of Malawi, inclusive of approximately 8 million people. She has diagnostic pathology experience in both tumor and non-tumor pathology of various body tissues/organs, including HIV-associated disorders and tropical diseases.

Her career interests focus on the molecular characterization of breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Tomoka is co-principal investigator for a prospective breast cancer cohort study at KCH initiated in December 2016 with support from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is also the principal laboratory collaborator in Malawi for immunophenotyping and molecular profiling studies of HIV+ and HIV- lymphomas in Malawi, including RNA and whole exome sequencing, supported by the United States National Cancer Institute through the Malawi Cancer Consortium.

Refreshments will be served

The Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, Division of Infectious Diseases, and Center for AIDS Research at UNC co-sponsor a weekly conference series that features distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities, and other national and international institutions. The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines.

The conference takes place every Friday, September through May, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in 1131 Bioinformatics (first floor auditorium) on the UNC campus. For more information, or to suggest a speaker, please contact the conference coordinator Dr. Arlene Seña or Kathy James.

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