Elizabeth C. Okafor

UMN MSTP student Elizabeth Okafor

Email: okafo039@umn.edu

Entering class: 2017

Education:  
University of Missouri, Columbia
Biological Sciences, Romantic Languages and Literatures and French majors
B.A./B.S., 2017

Thesis Advisors: David Boulware, M.D. and Kirsten Nielsen, Ph.D.

Publications (pubmed)

Skipper CP, Pastick KA, Engen NW, Bangdiwala AS, Abassi M, Lofgren SM, Williams DA, Okafor EC, Pullen MF, Nicol MR, Nascene AA, Hullsiek KH, Cheng MP, Luke D, Lother SA, MacKenzie LJ, Drobot G, Kelly LE, Schwartz IS, Zarychanski R, McDonald EG, Lee TC, Rajasingham R, Boulware DR. Hydroxychloroquine in Nonhospitalized Adults With Early COVID-19 : A Randomized Trial. Ann Intern Med. 2020 Oct 20;173(8):623-631. Clinical Trial. PMCID: PMC7384270

Rajasingham R, Bangdiwala AS, Nicol MR, Skipper CP, Pastick KA, Axelrod ML, Pullen MF, Nascene AA, Williams DA, Engen NW, Okafor EC, Rini BI, Mayer IA, McDonald EG, Lee TC, Li P, MacKenzie LJ, Balko JM, Dunlop SJ, Hullsiek KH, Boulware DR, Lofgren SM. Hydroxychloroquine as pre-exposure prophylaxis for COVID-19 in healthcare workers: a randomized trial.Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 17:ciaa1571.

Okafor EC, Hullsiek KH, Williams DA, Scriven JE, Rhein J, Nabeta HW, Musubire AK, Rajasingham R, Muzoora C, Schutz C, Meintjes G, Meya DB, Boulware DR. Correlation between Blood and CSF Compartment Cytokines and Chemokines in Subjects with Cryptococcal Meningitis. Mediators Inflamm. 2020 Oct 29;2020:8818044. PMCID: PMC7644322

Rajasingham R, Bangdiwala AS, Nicol MR, Skipper CP, Pastick KA, Axelrod ML, Pullen MF, Nascene AA, Williams DA, Engen NW, Okafor EC, Rini BI, Mayer IA, McDonald EG, Lee TC, Li P, MacKenzie LJ, Balko JM, Dunlop SJ, Hullsiek KH, Boulware DR, Lofgren SM. Hydroxychloroquine as pre-exposure prophylaxis for COVID-19 in healthcare workers: a randomized trial. medRxiv. 2020 Sep 18:2020.09.18.20197327. PMCID: PMC7523161

Okafor EC, Pastick KA, Rajasingham R. Hydroxychloroquine as Postexposure Prophylaxis for Covid-19. Reply. N Engl J Med. 2020 Sep 10;383(11):1089.

Lother SA, Abassi M, Agostinis A, Bangdiwala AS, Cheng MP, Drobot G, Engen N, Hullsiek KH, Kelly LE, Lee TC, Lofgren SM, MacKenzie LJ, Marten N, McDonald EG, Okafor EC, Pastick KA, Pullen MF, Rajasingham R, Schwartz I, Skipper CP, Turgeon AF, Zarychanski R, Boulware DR. Post-exposure prophylaxis or pre-emptive therapy for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2): study protocol for a pragmatic randomized-controlled trial. Can J Anaesth. 2020 Sep;67(9):1201-1211. Clinical Trial. PMCID: PMC7205369

Boulware DR, Pullen MF, Bangdiwala AS, Pastick KA, Lofgren SM, Okafor EC, Skipper CP, Nascene AA, Nicol MR, Abassi M, Engen NW, Cheng MP, LaBar D, Lother SA, MacKenzie LJ, Drobot G, Marten N, Zarychanski R, Kelly LE, Schwartz IS, McDonald EG, Rajasingham R, Lee TC, Hullsiek KH. A Randomized Trial of Hydroxychloroquine as Postexposure Prophylaxis for Covid-19. N Engl J Med. 2020 Aug 6;383(6):517-525. PMCID: PMC7289276

Pullen MF, Skipper CP, Hullsiek KH, Bangdiwala AS, Pastick KA, Okafor EC, Lofgren SM, Rajasingham R, Engen NW, Galdys A, Williams DA, Abassi M, Boulware DR. Symptoms of COVID-19 Outpatients in the United States. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 30;7(7):ofaa271. PMCID: PMC7337847

Pastick KA, Okafor EC, Wang F, Lofgren SM, Skipper CP, Nicol MR, Pullen MF, Rajasingham R, McDonald EG, Lee TC, Schwartz IS, Kelly LE, Lother SA, Mitjà O, Letang E, Abassi M, Boulware DR. Review: Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine for Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Apr 15;7(4):ofaa130. Review. PMCID: PMC718435

Work prior to the UMN MSTP:

Halane MK, Kim SH, Spears BJ, Garner CM, Rogan CJ, Okafor EC, Su J, Bhattacharjee S, Gassmann W. The bacterial type III-secreted protein AvrRps4 is a bipartite effector. PLoS Pathog. 2018 Mar 30;14(3):e1006984. PMCID: PMC5895054


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