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University of Michigan African Presidential Scholar, 2013-14
Lilian Duku is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) who specializes in hematology and blood transfusion science. She received an M.S. in Biomedical Science at the University of Westminster, London. She will be working with Dr. Andrew Campbell, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases in the medical school, in order to further her current research on the “Red cell extended phenotyping and antibody screening; a step to reducing morbidity and mortality among sickle cell patients.” During her six-month stay at the U-M, her goals are to receive training in antibody screening and identification in addition to antigen typing of donors and patients in order to improve the safety of blood transfusions in Ghana.
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