Kelechi Njoku

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Dr Njoku is an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Translational Cancer Medicine at the University of Manchester and an honorary Clinical Oncology Specialist Registrar at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust. He recently completed a Doctorate in Cancer Sciences at the University of Manchester on a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) funded Clinical Research Fellowship and as a recipient of the Wellcome Trust Manchester Translational Informatics Scholarship. For this work, He was awarded the Edgar Gentilli Prize by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the United Kingdom for the best piece of original work on the cause, nature, recognition and treatment of any form of cancer of the female genital tract.  He was also a recipient of a Sir William Gilliatt Award, for the highest scoring abstract and top plenary oral presentation (First prize) at the RCOG World Congress 2023.  Other accolades include the UK Academy of Medical Sciences Prize for the best oral presentation at the annual clinical academic's national pre-doctoral research competition. 

Dr Njoku completed his post-graduate training in general internal medicine in the Yorkshire and Humber deanery, attaining membership (by examination) of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP), following which, he was awarded the prestigious National Institute for Health Research Academic Clinical Fellowship in Oncology. He has a Master's in Public health and Health Services Research from Newcastle University, funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commision, and a Post-graduate Certificate in Health Research from the University of Leeds.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • Biomarker Research
  • Data Science
  • Artificial Inteligence
  • cancer sciences
  • Epidemiology


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