External Advisory Board
The Strategic Training Achievements for Research Success (STARS) Program has been developed for cancer researchers and project managers in Africa as a nine-month part-time course that aims to train a cadre of individuals who will obtain fundamental skills to lead and support high quality cancer research in sub-Saharan Africa. This initiative has been funded by a National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant.
The External Advisory Board (EAB) consists of International Experts in the field of cancer. Each member is appointed to a three-year term.
The roles and responsibilities of the STARS EAB are as follows:
- Review STARS applications. The review process will take place in February of each year. The STARS Steering Committee will undertake a ‘triage’ to limit those applications to only the most competitive applicants. After the most competitive applicant list is completed, the EAB will receive a subset of applications to review.
- Provide guidance and strategic direction to the STARS program.
- Engage trainees, mentors, and institutions to achieve maximal training and capacity development for cancer research in Africa.
Current External Advisory Board Members (Appointed in 2022)
|Ima-Obong Ekanem: Calabar, Nigeria|
|Shaheen Sayed: Nairobi, Kenya|
|Chioma Asuzu: Ibadan, Nigeria|
|Christian Ntizimira: Kigali, Rwanda|
|Hanah Simonds: Cape Town, South Africa|
|Michael Mwachiro: Bomet, Kenya|
|Isaac Adewole: Ibadan, Nigeria|
|Verna Vanderpuye: Accra, Ghana|
|Miriam Mutebi: Nairobi, Kenya|
|Kwanele Asante-Shongwe: Johannesburg, South Africa|