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University of Michigan African Presidential Scholar, 2012-13

  • About

    Vivian Etsiapa Arhin-Sam is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Pharmaceutics at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). She received her master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Microbiology from KNUST in 2009. Her research interests include environmental microbiology and quality assurance of natural products and antibiotic resistance. Vivian will spend six months at U-M expanding her research on the mechanism of resistance and transfer of resistant genes of E. coli and S. aureus isolated from humans and poultry. She will also write a review paper on susceptibility patterns and mechanisms of antibiotic resistance of Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhi, and Staphylococcus aureus isolates from poultry litter and farm hands in the Ashanti and Greater Accra regions of Ghana. Vivian is working with Betsy Foxman, Department of Epidemiology.