Dr. Steffen Sammet awarded research funding from UC Center of Global Health and Pritzker School of Medicine

Dr. Steffen Sammet’s research project “Health Systems Capacity Building for Advanced Neuroimaging” was selected for funding from the University of Chicago Center of Global Health and the Pritzker School of Medicine. The project seeks to build and expand research and diagnostic capabilities at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria. Capacity building will focus on the expansion of medical imaging post-processing capabilities for a better diagnosis of neurological diseases. The funding will provide support for two medical students to travel to Nigeria for almost three months starting in June 2018. The Center of Global Health research fellows, whom Dr. Sammet will mentor, will be introduced to medical imaging methods and advanced imaging post-processing techniques, such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. These, and other quantitative methodologies, will be used for the diagnosis and treatment monitoring of strokes in Western Africa.