Olayemi O. OMOTADE MBBS, FMCPaed, MA (Bioethics) FRCPCH (UK) is a Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health and a Consultant Paediatrician to the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. As part of my residency training in Paediatrics at the University College Hospital, I was on attachment to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff where I trained as a clinical geneticist.
At the Institute of Child Health, my research interests spans Community/Preventive Paediatrics and while combining this with clinical genetics, I have been able to carry out research on infectious and communicable diseases. I have been involved in Program planning and monitoring with international Organizations including WHO, UNICEF and UNDP both at the country
Through a Fogarty Fellowship (2001-2) I was able to undertake a course of study leading to the award of a Master of Arts at the Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio during which I was instrumental to the drawing up of the initial works for Nigeria’s National Ethical Guidelines. I was for some time a member of the National Ethics Review Board for Nigeria as well as for the Joint IRC University of Ibadan/University College Hospital. I have over eighty publications in international and regional journals and I am a member of many professional associations including the Paediatrics Association of Nigeria, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Member, Puebla Group of Networks Collaborating on Health Research for Development, Member, Clinical Genetics Society of Great Britain and International Association for Tropical Paediatrics to mention a few. I have also coordinated several studies for the Nigerian Academy of Sciences and have been a reviewer for several bodies and journals including reviewing some chapters of two books for the Institute of Medicine (IOM) February 2015.
I was a member of the Task Force MIM/TDR/WHO. Member, Scientific Review Committee for the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) for the EDCTP Senior Fellowships Training Awards 2005 and Member of WHO/MIM/TRD Task Force on Malaria Research Capability Strengthening in Africa (WHO/TDR Steering Committee) 2003 – 2011. I was also a member of several Expert Technical groups including WHO Expert Technical group on IPTi. Member, International Advisory Board, Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, Altruism Compassion Service, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA Fogarty Fellowship for Bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Ohio 2001. I was on the University College hospital Board of Management 2010 -2015.
I have been the Chairman of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan Postgraduate Committee from 2010 – to date and currently serve on the following committees: National Child Health Technical Working Group, Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Committee on Clinical Trials during the 2014-2015 Ebola Virus Diseases (EVD) outbreak.