Professor Foday Sahr
The Vice-Chancellor and Principal is the chief academic and administrative officer of the university.
A Laboratory Medicine Consultant with an interest in the study of clinical outcome of diseases.
ACADEMIC DEGREES: FWACP (Lab Medicine); D.Sc (Medical Microbiology); M.Sc (Medical Microbiology); M.BchB (Medicine & Surgery); BSc.Hon (Health Sciences); BSc.Ed (Biological Sciences);
2016 – Present Professor of Medical Microbiology, COMAHS USL
2012 – 2016 Associate Professor, COMAHS USL
2008 – 2013 Senior Lecturer, COMAHS USL
2000 – 2008 Lecturer COMAHS USL
UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
2012 – 2013 Acting Provost, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone
2008 – 2012 Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences University of Sierra Leone
2007 – Present Head, Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences University of Sierra Leone
MILITARY ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
2016 – Present Surgeon General Joint Medical Unit – RSLAF
2008 – 2016 Commanding Officer, Joint Medical Unit – RSLAF
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
- Published over 65 scientific papers in local and international peer review journals.
- Designed and implemented several research projects to study the clinical outcome of a number of diseases in Sierra Leone including malaria, Tuberculosis, HIV, Lassa fever and Ebola Virus Disease.
2015 Special National Ebola Award – Gold Medal.
2015 For service to West Africa Ebola Epidemic – University of Oxford.
2012 National Award, Commander of the Order of the Rokel (COR)
2010 President’s Award for Diligent Service
2009 All Works Of Life, National Achievements Award – Military Officer of the year.