The Managing Director, NUES Consulting, Dr. Seun Oyewo, and three Principal Investigators – Professor A. S. Akanmu, Dr. O.B. Ozoh and Dr. M. R. Balogun for a proposed Tuberculosis/HIV clinical trials project paid a courtesy call to Professor F. E, A. Lesi, the Provost, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi Araba Monday, 16th November, 2020.
The purpose of the visit was to inform the Management of the College about the proposal of the Company to secure a ten-year grant from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to undertake Tuberculosis/HIV clinical trials in the College of Medicine, the Lagos University Teaching among others.
NUES Inc, is a Clinical Research Organization based in Maryland United States of America. It provides clinical trial and drug development services across the globe. It is a client to Federal Government agencies and pharmaceutical companies.
The Tuberculosis/HIV project is for the provision of services to support the clinical trials and clinical research on the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of Tuberculosis (TB)/HIV throughout a ten-year period from 2020 to 2030. The Managing Director of NUES said that the company has a track record of initiating, facilitating and monitoring CDC sponsored clinical trials globally in the past four years. She assured that the company priority is to deliver value to its clients and be the bridge for conducting high standard clinical trials.
The Provost welcomed the team and assured Dr. Oyewo that the College of Medicine and LUTH its sister institution have the enabling environment to guarantee the success of the clinical trials in the event that the proposal was approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. He mentioned that the College has a good track record of successfully executing internationally sponsored clinical trials and efficiently managing grants in the past ten years. He was hopeful that the collaboration with NUES would be mutually beneficial to both the company and the College. The team appreciated the Provost for accepting to meet with them at a very short notice.
The team itinerary also included site familiarization visits to wards, laboratories, pharmacies and clinics at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.