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2019 Building Capacity Bursary Awardees

Introducing our 2019 Building Capacity Bursary awardees

Augusto Cesar Soares dos Santos Junior – @acssjr
I´m a M.D. with specialization in Nephrology and Ph.D. in Health Sciences. During my career, I participated in several continuing education programs in the area of clinical study designs and health technology assessment. In 2014, I deepened my knowledge in oncology and chronic diseases serving as a guest researcher at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (National Institute of Cancer, Frederick, USA) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, USA). Currently, my research interesses involves not only the assessment of new technologies but also disinvestment from low-value health technologies.

Tatiane Ribeiro – @tatianebr6
Clinical Pharmacist and Health Technology Assessment consultant. Currently investigating evidence quality of new anticancer drugs on the Master’s degree at the University of Sao Paulo (USP) Medical School, Department of Preventive Medicine (Sao Paulo-Brazil). B.Pharm at UNESP (Sao Paulo-Brazil) and PG in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Care at USP. A believer in full transparency on healthcare practices through EBM.

Shabana Ali – @ali_shabana_06
I, Dr. Shabana M Ali, am a practicing clinician based in Mumbai, India. I have a keen interest in research activities, content writing and medical emergencies. My educational background includes a Bachelors degree in Medicine and a fellowship in Industrial Health along with a couple of original researches. Having a craving for knowledge and passion for learning new ideas, I am actively involved in free lance medical content development for publication houses and companies. I also enjoy contributing my service in managing on-field medical emergencies in various events. I am currently exploring potential avenues that may help me ‘make a difference’!..

Raymond Okechukwu – @Rayc2014
Raymond is an Assistant Director of Pharmaceutical Services in the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Nigeria. Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm.) Hons. University of Nigeria Nsukka; Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Nigeria; Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) University of Benin, Benin City Nigeria and a fellow of the West Africa College of Pharmacists (FPCPharm) by examination I Clinical Pharmacy, Yaba Lagos Nigeria. Currently doing my PhD in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management in the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Nigeria.

Yasmin Elsobky
I’m a drug information specialist and co-founder at NAPHS Consultancy, and an early-career researcher at El-Galaa Military Medical Complex (GMMC), Egypt. I’ve completed my B.Pharm.Sci at Misr International University(MIU). I’m a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), USA. I’ve completed a diploma in public health from the High Institute for Public Health (HIPH) in Biostatistics at Alexandria University, as well as a clinical research course conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH). My main research interest is real-world evidence (RWE) and real-world big data analysis in generation of effective patient safety outcomes in pharmacy practice settings. I’m also interested on pedagogy in pharmacy education.

Daniel Umpierre – @danielumpierre
Daniel is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS – Porto Alegre, Brazil). He was trained in Exercise Sciences and completed his PhD and MSc in Health Sciences (Cardiovascular Sciences) at UFRGS, with a postdoctoral fellowship in Health Technology Assessment (IATS, CNPq/Brazil). Daniel conducts empirical research on the assessment of physical activity interventions in at-risk or ill individuals, particularly through clinical trials and systematic reviews/meta-analyses. More recently, he launched the SEES Initiative (Strengthening the Evidence in Exercise Sciences –, which is a fully open and collaborative meta-research project by which prospective, systematic assessments and feedback (to authors and editors) of methodological and reporting practices are carried out on a monthly basis. This project was awarded the Building Capacity Bursary and will be discussed by Daniel at the EBMLive2019.


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