Dr Akwi Asombang, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology at the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine in the U.S. presented her research results at the CIDRZ Research meeting on 27th August.
Dr Asombang is a recipient of an American College of Gastroenterology International training grant and has completed research at the Cancer Diseases Hospital evaluating trends of pancreatic and colorectal cancer. She presented a talk entitled “Descriptive analysis and trends of pancreatic and colorectal cancer at the Cancer Diseases Hospital Zambia”.
Dr Asombang completed a combined Internal Medicine – Paediatric Residency at Saint Louis University School of Medicine/Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and an Adult Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. She also has an Masters of Public Health degree earned from Saint Louis University School of Public Health and is a Fogarty Fellow alumni who completed her gastric cancer research at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka in 2012.