Project Description

Research Ethics and Training Activities of Clement A. Adebamowo, BM ChB Hons, FWACS, FACS, ScD
Office:

Director of Strategic Information & Research

Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria

And

Associate Professor Cancer Epidemiology

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Baltimore.

Contact Information:

Director of Strategic Information & Research

Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria

And

Associate Professor Cancer Epidemiology

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.

Phone: 234-2-2410995
Mobile: 234-803-352-0571
Fax: 234-2-2410995
Email:
director@westafricanbioethics.net

Education:

B.M.Ch.B Honors, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria
Fellow, West African College of Surgeons
Sc.D. Harvard University, Boston, MA

Research Interests:

My research interests are genetic and environmental risk factors for solid cancers, e.g. breast, colon, soft tissue and prostate cancers; neurobehavioral effect of chronic low dose lead exposure in childhood; biobanking; clinical trials in cancer management; ethical implications of genetic epidemiology research; nutritional epidemiology and medical education. I have previously completed research on the risk factors for breast cancer in Nigeria, association between dietary factors like flavonols and dietary patterns and the risk of breast cancer. I also participated in the International HapMap Consortium as the local principal investigator for community engagement and sampling in Nigeria In bioethics, I am particularly interested in the use of empirical methods to investigate bioethical problems.

Between September 2004 and February 2005, I have organized several training workshops on research ethics attended by almost 1000 clinicians, laboratory scientists, nursing, midwifery and peri-operative nursing students drawn mainly from the University of Ibadan and the West African College of Surgeons.

Selected Publications:
  • ADEBAMOWO CA, EZEOME ER, AJUWON JA, OGUNDIRAN TO. Survey of the knowledge, attitude and practice of Nigerian surgery trainees to HIV-infected persons and AIDS patients. BMC Surg. 2002; 1: 7.

  • ADEBAMOWO CA, OGUNDIRAN TO, ADENIPEKUN AA, OYESEGUN RA, CAMPBELL OB, AKANG EE, ROTIMI CN, OLOPADE OI Waist–hip ratio and breast cancer risk in urbanized Nigerian women Breast Cancer Res 2003; 5: R18-R24

  • ADEBAMOWO C. A., OGUNDIRAN TO, ADENIPEKUN AA, OYESEGUN RA, CAMPBELL OB, AKANG EE, ROTIMI CN, OLOPADE OI Obesity and Height in Urban Nigerian Women with Breast Cancer. Annals of Epidemiology 2003; 13: 455 – 461.

  • SOYANWO O. A., ADEBAMOWO C. A., OLUBOWALE O. O., Evaluation of surgical resident staff knowledge of cancer pain. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 2002; 5: 10 – 13.

  • THE INTERNATIONAL HAPMAP CONSORTIUM The International HapMap Project. Nature 2003; 426: 789 – 796.

  • INTERNATIONAL HAPMAP CONSORTIUM Integrating ethics and science in the International HapMap Project. Nature Reviews Genetics 2004; 5: 467 – 475.

  • ADEBAMOWO C. A., SPIEGELMAN D., DANBY W. F., FRAZIER L. A., WILLETT W. C., HOLMES M. D. High School Dietary Dairy Intake and Teenage Acne. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2005 (in press)

  • ADEBAMOWO C. A., CHO E., SAMPSON L., KATAN M., SPIEGELMAN D., WILLETT W. C., HOLMES D. Dietary flavonols and flavonol-rich foods intake and the risk of breast cancer. International Journal of Cancer 2005 (in press)

  • FACKENTHAL J. D., SVEEN L., GAO Q., KOHLMEIR E. K., ADEBAMOWO C., OGUNDIRAN T. O., ADENIPEKUN A. A., OYESEGUN R., CAMPBELL O., ROTIMI C., AKANG E. E. U., DAS S., OLOPADE O. I. Complete allelic analysis of BRCA1 and BRCA2 variants in young Nigerian breast cancer patients. Journal of Medical Genetics 2005 (in press)

  • ADEBAMOWO C. A., HU F., CHO E., SPIEGELMAN D., HOLMES D., WILLETT W. C. Dietary patterns and the risk of breast cancer. Annals of Epidemiology 2005 (in press)