Global Health Leader Earns Prestigious Award

Adeyemi J. Olufolabi, MB MSDuke Anesthesiology’s Adeyemi Olufolabi, MB BS, has earned a prestigious Fulbright Global Scholar Award for his commitment to research and teaching.

This award is part of the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program which offers more than 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in at least 125 countries. Dr. Olufolabi proposed to educate anesthesia providers and students in Rwanda on high-risk obstetrics in a main tertiary hospital in that country. This award will allow him to train leaders within the field of anesthesia in the management of obstetric anesthesia service due to the high maternal mortality experienced. Dr. Olufolabi will also conduct a study to examine the impact of maternal death on male partners/spouses and the family.

“It has been my dream to spend extended time in Africa to see how I can make a difference,” says Dr. Olufolabi. “I am so grateful for this opportunity that both the Fulbright program and Duke Anesthesiology have helped birth.”

Dr. Olufolabi is an associate professor of anesthesiology who is actively engaged in global health and the role of anesthesia in resolving the disparity gap. He is a key leader of the Duke Anesthesiology Global Health Program and an affiliate of the Duke Global Health Institute. His research interests focus on obstetric and gynecological anesthesia, including the use of opioids in the obstetric population.

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