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Professor Fiifi Ofori-Acquah was appointed Dean of the School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, University of Ghana in January 2017. He holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, USA. He is Director of the West African Genetic Medicine Centre, and Principal Investigator of the Sickle Cell Disease Genomics of Africa (SickleGenAfrica) Network. He established the first experimental mouse model that identified heme as therapeutic target in acute chest syndrome. He is currently engaged in large scale genomics research on the SickleGenAfrica cohort.