Nana Addo Appoints Dr Addai-Mensah as Ghana Standards Authority Director

The former acting Dean of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Dr Addai-Mensah Otchere has been appointed by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the Director of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA).

His appointment took effect from March 7, 2017.

Dr Addai-Mensah is said to have contributed massively to the victory of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED

PhD Immunology and Biotechnology, Institute for Molecular Biotechnology, RWTH Aachen University-Germany; October 2014.

MSc Biomedical Sciences (Haematology), University of Westminster, (UK) September 2005. MBChB (Medicine) Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology –Ghana, August 2002.

BSc Human Biology Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; July 1999 Completed courses in Pharmacovigilance /Pharmacoepidemiology Completed taught component of the Executive MBA program at KNUST

EMPLOYMENT

Senior Lecturer, Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences College of Health Sciences KNUST- 2016- Date Lecturer, Department of Medical Laboratory Technology-KNUST 2008-2016 Research Scientist, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, Aachen Germany- 2010-2013 Medical Officer, Departments of Medicine and Pathology -Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Kumasi – 2002-2008

POSITIONS HELD

Acting Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, KNUST- several times within the period from 2014-2016 Head, Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, KNUST. 02/2015- Present Course Leader-Haematology and Immunology Unit, Department of Medical Laboratory Technology.

2015-present Academic Tutor, Department of Medical Laboratory Technology 2015-Present Member, Faculty board, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, KNUST 2015-Present Member, College Board, College of Health Sciences, KNUST Fellow, Republic Hall, KNUST 2010 -Present.

Member, Planning Committee, 6th Annual Scientific Conference of the College of Health Science, KNUST 2015-Present Chairman, Publicity Subcommittee, 6th Annual Conference of the College of Health Sciences, KNUST 2015-Present Acting Head, Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, KNUST, at various times from 2009-2014.

Chief Invigilator, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, KNUST Member, Vice Chancellors Committee on Feedback from Industry and professional Bodies on performance of KNUST Graduates Member, Quality assurance Committee, College of Health Sciences Member, Governing Council, Pan African University College, Winneba, Ghana Member, Regional Prisons Council, Ashanti Region Member National Executive Council, Ghana Medical Association Member, Negotiations Committee, Ghana Medical Association National Spokesperson, Junior Doctors Association, Ghana Secretary Ghana Medical Association, Ashanti region Spokesperson, Junior Doctors Association, Ashanti Region Member, Protocol and Publicity Sub-committee of the 2nd Annual Scientific Conference, College of Health Sciences, KNUST, Kumasi Ghana Member, University Examinations Council, KNUST Kumasi-Ghana

AWARDS

Best student in Internal Medicine; School of Medical Sciences-KNUST 2002 Best student in Neurology; School of Medical Sciences-KNUST 2002 Best Student in Clinical Methods; School of Medical Sciences-KNUST 2002

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, British Society for Immunology Member American Society for Microbiology Member, European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Member, The Antibody Society Member, European Biotechnology Network Member, International Society for Infectious Diseases Member, University Teachers Association of Ghana Member, Ghana Medical Association.

 

By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM