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ย Dr . Kwabena Sarpong | Clinical Biochemistry | Best Researcher Award

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸซProfile Summary

A highly accomplished biochemist with a Ph.D. from Washington University and extensive experience in research, grant management, and teaching. Specializes in systematic reviews, proficiency testing, and AI-based pathogen detection methods. Recognized for contributions to clinical chemistry and personalized medicine. Holds prestigious honors and certifications, including board certification and NIH grants. Actively engaged in professional societies and volunteer initiatives, demonstrating a commitment to education and community service. Skilled lecturer at the University of Ghana. A dedicated professional with a passion for advancing scientific knowledge and fostering academic excellence.

๐ŸŒ Professional Profiles

  1. Scopus Profile

 

  1. Orcid Profile

๐ŸŽ“ Education

Ph.D. in Biochemistry ย Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2017. M.S. in Chemistry Missouri State University, Springfield, MO 2010. B.S. in Biochemistry ย University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana 2005

๐Ÿ”ฌ Research Projects

Systematic review and meta-analysis of biochemical and hematological reference intervals, Development of Proficiency Testing and EQA programs for clinical laboratories, Variability of reference intervals in clinical laboratories in Sub-Saharan Africa, Interference of herbal products on biochemical, hematological, and immunological analytes, Performance characteristics of RDTs utilized for identifying infectious pathogens, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on biochemical and hematological analytes, Development of AI-based methods for pathogen detection and surveillance

๐Ÿ” Research Grants

Completed NIH 5R01CA161001-05 Role: PhD Graduate Student NIH P01HL074940 Role: Clinical Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellow Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Role: Training Coordinator. Ongoing 4. ACE Impact Grant Role: Principal Investigator NIH Fogarty HBNU Grant Role: Principal Investigator Building a New Generation of Academics in Africa- Seed Research Grant Role: Principal Investigator

๐Ÿ… Honors & Awards

Postgraduate Honors Best Student Abstract, History Division, American Association of Clinical Chemistry Meeting Best Student Abstract, Personalized Medicine Division, American Association of Clinical Chemistry Meeting NIH Diversity Supplementary Administrative Grant Graduate Honors Outstanding Physical Chemistry Student award Hypercube award for scholastic excellence in chemistry Chemistry Graduate Scholarship Undergraduate Honors Commonwealth Universities Study Abroad Consortium (CUSAC)-Bursary award Legon Hall award for academic excellence

๐ŸŽ“ Teaching Responsibilities

  • Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Legon-Ghana

๐Ÿ“œ Licensure and Certifications

  • Board Certified
    ๐Ÿ“… 2020
    National Registry of Certified Chemists
  • Board Eligible
    ๐Ÿ“… 2020
    American Board of Clinical Chemistry

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Professional Societies

American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, American Chemical Society, Ghana Biochemistry Students Association

๐Ÿค Volunteer Experience

Junior Scientist Institute, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Association of Black Biomedical Graduate Students, Washington University, St Louis, MO, Young Scientist Program, Washington University, St Louis, MO, Kauffmann Scholars Inc., Springfield, MO, Regional VII Science Olympiad Tournament, Springfield, MO

๐Ÿ“šTop Noted Publication

  1. Authors: Sarpong, K.A.N., Kim S.H., McCartney C., Wiencek J.R., Bazydlo L.A.L.
    • Title: Spironolactone metabolite causes falsely increased progesterone in the Abbott Architect immunoassay.
    • Journal: Clinical Biochemistry Journal
    • Status: Manuscript accepted for publication (In press)

 

  1. Authors: Nguyen, L., Towindo, T., Skinner, K., Leach, A., Hanes, M., Piwowar-Manning, E., Marzinke, M., Levesque, A., Gregorio, C., Sarpong, K., Kasongo, C., Samsunder, N., Adrovandi, G., Ferbas, K.G., Engelbrecht, A., Dougherty, K.J., Stirewalt, M., Anyango, E., Ubolyam, S., Lankford-Turner, P., Sarzotti-Kelsoe, M.
    • Title: Strengthening the Application of the DAIDS GCLP Guidelines: The Implementation of an Integrated Laboratory Oversight Framework.
    • Journal: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses Journal
    • Status: Manuscript submitted

 

  1. Authors: Ofori, B., Twum, S., Yeboah, S. N., Ansah, F., & Sarpong, K. A. N.
    • Title: Towards the Development of Cost-Effective Point of Care Tools for Poverty-Related Infectious Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Journal: PeerJ Journal
    • Status: Manuscript under review

 

  1. Authors: Ofori, B., Agoha, R.K., Bokoe, E.K., Armah, N.A.E., Morangโ€™a, C.M., & Sarpong, K.A.N.
    • Title: Leveraging Wastewater-based Epidemiology as a Novel Approach for Tracking the Spread of Neglected Tropical Diseases in African Communities.
    • Journal: Infectious Diseases (Taylor and Francis)
    • Status: Manuscript under review

 

  1. Authors: Twum, S., Fosu, K., Felder, R.A., Sarpong, K.A.N.
    • Title: Bridging the gaps in newborn screening programmes: Challenges and opportunities to detect haemoglobinopathies in Africa.
    • Journal: African Journal Laboratory Medicine
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 2225 โ€“ 2233
    • Year: 2023

 

  1. Authors: Abban, R.L., Kwabena, K., Duodu, S., Mosi, L., Abiola, I.
    • Title: Targeting Proteus mirabilis BAM Complex Proteins for Development of Novel Antibiotics.
    • Journal: Research Ideas and Outcomes
    • Volume: 9
    • DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.9.e106849
    • Year: 2023

 

  1. Authors: Fosu, K., Quarshie, J.T., Sarpong, K.A.N., and Aikins, A.R.
    • Title: Inverse Comorbidity between Down Syndrome and Solid Tumors: Insights from In Silico Analyses of Down Syndrome Critical Region Genes.
    • Journal: Genes
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 800 โ€“ 815
    • Year: 2023

 

 

Kwabena Sarpong | Clinical Biochemistry | Best Researcher Award

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