2015 Queenan Travel Fellowship

Dr. Yusuf Ahmed is the recipient of the 2015 Queenan Travel Fellowship. Dr. Ahmed is a Zambian obstetrician-gynecologist with training in obstetrics, gynecology, neonatology and public health and has experience in the design and implementation of observational studies and clinical trials in reproductive health, including HIV and PMTCT. Dr. Ahmed holds the position of Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka and was previously Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the School of Medicine at the University of Zambia, a Senior Service Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, and until recently, the clinical and pre-clinical sciences Research Coordinator in the School of Medicine in Zambia. He has been actively involved in both clinical and research training and mentoring of undergraduates and postgraduates in Zambia since 1992. He acts as consultant and advisor to the Zambian Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health and the Ministry of Health on reproductive health, and is a member of relevant technical working groups. With marked health disparities in Zambia, his current focus is to train and mentor health care workers and conduct research on positioning emergency obstetric and newborn care in Zambia within the framework of universal health care.

The Foundation will support Dr. Ahmed’s attendance at the 2016 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, where his group’s poster “Adverse perinatal outcomes and vertical HIV transmissions among women with history of low birth weight infants in Lusaka, Zambia,” will be presented at Poster Session II on Thursday, February 4, 2016.

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