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Nancy Ackam

Doctoral Student

Kumasi Center for Collaborative Medicine


Nancy Ackam is currently a doctoral student at the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Medicine affiliated to the SkinNTD Group led by Professor Richard Odame Phillips. She holds a Master of Philosophy Degree in Clinical Microbiology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST.  She also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences, KNUST.  


Nancy has over 7 years’ experience working as a research assistant in Clinical research, KCCR working on numerous projects. Her areas of interest include; Skin neglected tropical diseases, Pathogenesis, Microbiome and antibiotic resistance as well as Mental health.


The research for her Ph.D. focuses on the pathogenesis of paradoxical reactions in Buruli ulcer disease. Her work is supported by the BuruliNox study which is part of the EDCTP2 programme supported by the European Union (101897 BuruliNox TMA 2016 SF-1509). Over the years, Nancy has built a distinguished profile for herself through the publication of articles in high impact journals (