Esther Bassey


Esther Bassey is a student of Medical Physiology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Uyo, Nigeria, whose dream is to become an outstanding neurologist in the near future. To achieve this goal, she has gathered several skills and experiences particularly in leadership, through positions she has been privileged to serve in. She was an Editor 2 of Basic Medical Students' Association, the 2020/2021 Hult Prize Campus director of the University of Uyo, Class of 2021 Millenium Campus (UNAI/MCN) Fellow and doubling as a Campus director, is an alumni of the Barack Obama Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) regional Learning Centre, Accra, Ghana and alumni of the Leap Africa YLP Fellowship 2022. In addition to these, she is a 2021 fellow of The Bridge Program by Afara Initiative which is one of the most prestigious fellowships for youths in Nigeria, 2023 class of Clinton Global Initiative University Fellowship, 2023 Kectil Colleague, and participated in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) Summer Work Experience 2022 and interned virtually the West African Institute of Public health.

As a passionate changemaker and SDG3 advocate with interests in neurology (especially clinical neurophysiology), Global Health, Maternal and child health, she has served as an ambassador of over ten international medical students’ conferences including iMed 12.0,13.0, etc. And also actively volunteers
with several organizations including Mandate Health Empowerment Initiative (MHEI), an organization
concerned with creating awareness on mental health and providing psychological support, amongst others. She also served as a sub-editor for Medicopolitan magazine for 2 issues.

In line with her interests in research, Esther BASSEY has co-authored over 10 research papers published in international peer-reviewed journals and several others undergoing review, in addition to serving as a reviewer for the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. In January 2021, she led the team from University of Uyo to the Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition as one of the 3 teams from Africa. A two-time finalist of the iPitch Competition of iMed conference, Portugal, 12.0 and 13.0, she also led the team that emerged 2nd place winner at the 16th Young European Scientist’ (YES) Meeting 1st Breakthrough competition by Novartis and has also presented research abstracts in conferences including The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) research in progress conference.

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