Principal, Atlantic Biomed Consulting, LLC
Amadou founded Atlantic Biomed Consulting, LLC in September 2014 after spending 16 years working in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
From 2013 to 2014 Amadou was Medical Lead for Gilead covering the entire African Continent and helping the Gilead Access Operations and Emerging Markets (AOEM) increase and solidify its presence in Africa. In this capacity Amadou organized and executed medical education symposia at major medical and scientific conferences in Africa and Europe for health professionals, affected communities, patient advocacy groups, Public Health officials and other stakeholders, on HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis B and C in order to support their efforts in the fight against these epidemics.
Amadou was a co-founder and manager of the UCLA AIDS Virology Laboratory and Core Virology Laboratory, where from 1986 to 1997, he helped develop tissue culture techniques and tested new drugs that helped usher in a new era in the fight against HIV / AIDS. His work included isolating JRFL / JRCSF, a dual tropic HIV used extensively by researchers around the World to gain more understanding of HIV / AIDS. He was also responsible for training Doctoral and Post-Doctoral students at the UCLA School of Medicine on Virology laboratory techniques for research, and co-authored peer reviewed papers published in New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Virology, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Nature.
Amadou spent a year at the Universite Cheikh Anta Diop School of Medicine in Dakar, Senegal after obtaining his Baccalaureat. He then transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he graduated with B.Sc. degrees in Bacteriology and Nutritional Sciences.
Amadou received recognition from the City of Philadelphia City Council and the Nigerian Nurses Association USA as well as the African American Museum of Philadelphia for community services in Philadelphia and the Northeast.
The Ebola epidemic last year in West Africa exposed large and fundamental healthcare inefficiencies on the African continent, which constrained the development of a suitable and timely response to the outbreak. These deficits included: inadequate numbers of qualified health workers, poor healthcare and social services infrastructure, deficient logistics, slow surveillance and health information systems, weak […]