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Charles Rotimi

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Charles Nohuoma Rotimi (born 1957) is the Scientific Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).[1] He joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2008 as the inaugural Director of the Trans-NIH[lower-alpha 1] Center for Research in Genomics and Global Health and was also the chief of the NHGRI's Metabolic, Cardiovascular, and Inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch. He works to ensure that population genetics include genomes from African populations and founded the African Society of Human Genetics in 2003 and was elected its first president. Rotimi was instrumental in the launch of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) with the NIH and the Wellcome Trust. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2018.

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Rotimi interviewed by the NHGRI Oral History Collection in 2017
Charles Nohuoma Rotimi

1957 (age 6566)
Alma materUniversity of Benin (BS)
University of Mississippi (MS)
University of Alabama at Birmingham (MPH)
University of Alabama at Birmingham (PhD)
AwardsElected to the National Academy of Medicine (2018)
Scientific career
InstitutionsHoward University
Loma Linda University
Loyola University Chicago
ThesisA follow-up study of mortality and a nested case-control study of stomach cancer among foundry and automobile engine manufacturing plant workers (1991)