Clinical Partners

Our progress to date has been made possible through strong international collaborations with university teaching hospitals, AI research institutions and government. We are always engaging with potential partners as we continue to grow.

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McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Located in the heart of Montreal, Canada the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) is one of the primary sites for the Ubenwa Clinical Studies. We are recruiting from two hospitals within the MUHC: the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Montreal Children’s Hospital . The Royal Victoria Hospital has around 4,000 deliveries per year from which we will recruit our normal, healthy newborns. The Montreal Children’s Hospital is home to a Level III 52-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that admits 900 patients per year, of which we will be recruiting the 80 patients per year that are referred for evaluation of perinatal asphyxia. Study was approved by the Research Ethics Board of MUHC and is led by 2 neonatologists with experience in clinical research.

Dr Guilherme Sant’Anna, MD, PhD

Neonatologist

Principal Investigator

Dr Wissam Shalish, MD

Neonatologist

Jennifer Gardner

Research Coordinator

Dr Wijdan Basfar, MD

Resident, Neonatology

Dr Adnan Al Ali, MD

Resident, Neonatology


Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH)

The Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH) is one of the primary sites for the Ubenwa Clinical Studies. ESUTH is one of the largest university health centres in south-east Nigeria. The maternity ward has around 3,500 deliveries every year. It has a well-equipped Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that admits up to 500 patients per year. At ESUTH, we will be recruiting about 1500 newborns from the normal nursery, and 200 affected by perinatal asphyxia from the NICU. Study was approved by the Research Ethics Board of ESUTH and is led by a neonatologist and consultant paediatrician with a strong record in perinatal research.

Dr Uchenna Ekwochi, MD

Consultant Paediatrician

Principal Investigator

Dr Nonso Iheji, MD

Senior resident, neonatology

Dr Ogonna Nwankwo, MD

Senior resident, neonatology

Dr Nonye Duke, MD

Senior resident, neonatology

Dr Chieso Nzeduba, MD

Senior resident, neonatology


RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL (RSUTH)

Rivers State University Teaching Hospital is one of the four sites for the Ubenwa clinical studies in the South-south region of Nigeria. It is classified among the largest hospitals in the Niger Delta which serves as a referral centre for most of the government owned primary health centres and general hospitals, as well as neighboring southern states. It offers quality obstetric and paediatric services with a functioning level II Neonatal Intensive care unit headed by a team of seasoned neonatologists and Paediatricians. The obstetrics department admits an average of 2,500 to 2,700 parturients per year and records on the average a number of 1,960 to 3,020 deliveries per year.
Ubenwa in collaboration with RSUTH will be recruiting 288 normal neonates from the normal nursery and 96 asphyxiated neonates from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit within the first six hours of birth in RSUTH Paediatrics department. This study has been approved by the Research Ethics Board of RSUTH and led by the neonatologist and consultant Paediatrician with a strong perinatal research background.

Dr Boma A. West

Consultant Paediatrician

Principal Investigator

Dr Datonye Christopher Briggs

Consultant Neonatologist

Co-Investigator


LAGOS UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL (LUTH)

Lagos University Teaching Hospital is another of the four primary site for Ubenwa clinical studies. LUTH is classified as one of the largest teaching hospital in Nigeria located in the South Western part of country. It serves as a referral centre for most of the primary health centres, general hospitals within Lagos and beyond. They provide obstetric and paediatric services with well-equipped and functioning Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) led by a team of experienced neonatologist and paediatricians. The Obstetrics department records an annual rate of about 3,000 deliveries, large referral of about 200 neonates per month into the outborn unit and has a neonatal unit with a capacity to admit 80 newborns in the inborn and outborn ward simultaneously. Ubenwa in conjunction with LUTH team will be recruiting a total of 400 neonates in the course of the study; 300 normal neonates will be recruited from the normal nursery and 100 perinatal asphyxiated neonates from the NICU within the first six hours of birth in the Paediatrics department. This study has been approved by the Research Ethics Board of LUTH and led by the neonatologist and consultant Paediatrician with a strong perinatal research background.

Prof. Veronica Chinyere Ezeaka

Professor of Paediatrics and Consultant Neonatologist

Principal Investigator


LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL (LASUTH)

Lagos state university teaching hospital is a state-owned teaching hospital in Lagos state Nigeria, where Ubenwa will be carrying out its clinical research. They provide obstetric and paediatric services with a functional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) led by a team of experienced neonatologist and paediatricians Ubenwa in collaboration with LASUTH will be recruiting 300 normal neonates from the normal nursery and 100 asphyxiated neonates from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit within the first six hours of birth in LASUTH Paediatrics department. This study has been approved by the Research Ethics Board of LASUTH and led by Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist with a strong perinatal research background.

Dr Peter Ubuane

Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist

Principal Investigator


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Mila
District 3 Innovation Centre
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court
Creative Destruction Lab
MIT Solve
Patrick J. McGovern Foundation
Schmidt Futures
Clinique MultiSens