UI VC, Adewole bags UK award for medical science excellence


The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, UI, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole has bagged a United Kingdom, UK award for outstanding contributions to medical screening and preventative medicine.
This is coming barely a week after he piloted his institution into the top ten in Africa and best in Nigeria.
Professor Adewole is the only African of the two persons who received the award at the University of Sunderland 2015 convocation ceremonies under the Faculty of Applied Sciences for his impactful scientific contributions to Obstetrics and Gynecology which have improved the lives of countless women in Nigeria.
The other recipient is Sue Sharpe (Officer of the British Empire)who also got Honorary Doctor of Science.
Professor Adewole was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science in recognition of his outstanding academic career and his commitment to the promotion of medical screening and preventative medicine in Nigeria.
The University of Ibadan also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with University of Sunderland focused on “progression arrangements for students within courses from undergraduate to postgraduate courses; transnational education and dual award degrees; collaborative and cooperative supervision of postgraduate research students and development and implementation of research and external engagement projects, particularly to support the development of academic staff”
Adewole who is the Principal Investigator of the AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria, Co-Principal Investigator of the Medical Education Partnership, a former Chairman of the National Task Team on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV, and Principal Investigator for ‘Operation Stop Cervical Cancer’ in Nigeria is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
‎‎While presenting the award to Professor Adewole, Vice-Chancellor University of Sunderland, Professor Shirley Atkinson stated that ‎the UI Vice chancellor has made significant contributions within his field capable of inspiring graduates of her institution as they begin their own careers.
Reacting to the award, Professor Adewole said that he will …Read More

Source:: New Mail