- US Embassy Commends Nigerian Doctor for Contributing to the First Effective Vaccine
The US Embassy in Nigeria has commended Dr Onyema Ogbuagbu, a Nigerian Doctor for his incredible contribution to the success of the first Coronavirus vaccine discovered in the U.S.
According to the US Embassy, Dr Onyema Ogbuagbu “helped the drug company, Pfizer, develop the first effective COVID-19 Vaccine in the United States.
Dr Onyema is an associate professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases Medicine at Yale School of Medicine University. He graduated from the University of Calabar in 2003.
As an associate professor whose clinical and research interests centre on enhancing the care and health of persons with or at the risk of HIV/AIDS. Dr Onyema is a co-investigator on numerous pharmacokinetic, phase 2 and 3 safety and efficacy trials of novel antiviral compounds (HIV) at the Yale AIDS Clinical Trials Program.
Ogbuagbu has contributed immensely to research in Infectious-disease especially in HIV/AIDS and antimicrobial resistance through his numerous publications, international academic visitations to institutions and mentorship program.
“In response to the COVID pandemic, Dr Onyema Ogbuagbu is Yale principal investigator on multiple investigational therapeutic and preventative clinical trials for COVID-19 including remdesivir (now FDA approved), leronlimab and remdesivir and tocilizumab combination therapy as well as the Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine trial.”
His incredible contribution alongside other scholarly researchers has led to the over 90% efficacy of the Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine which has been accepted as the first Effective COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.