- Akinolu Ojo, an academic and versed medical researcher, has been made the executive dean of University of Kansas
- Before his appointment, he was associate vice president for clinical research and professor of medicine at the University of Arizona
- In choosing him, Medical Director Robert D Simari said he became the choice for the institution because he has a very rich experience
One of the popular fields Nigerians in the diaspora are hold their own is in the academia. In that vein, Akinlolu Ojo has been appointed the executive dean of University of Kansas School of Medicine.
In the capacity of his new post, he will be supervising the campuses of Kansas City, Salina and Wichita of the university. He assumed his duty on August 26.
In commenting on the capacity of Ojo, Managing Director Rober D Simari said they picked the Nigerian academic because his rich background made him very befitting of the post.
Before his new post, he was the associate vice president for clinical research and global health and also the professor of medicine and health promotion sciences at the University of Arizona in Tuscon.
Ojo has more than $95 million (N34,437,500,000) grant and another $200 million (N72,500,000,000) grant in total for research funding, where his primary clinical interests are in areas such as epidemiology, translational, kidney transplantation, minority health, health disparities, global health, among other things.
It should be noted that the Nigerian academic has written more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts which have contributed greatly to clinical sciences.
Ojo got his medical degree from the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos before he got his doctorate degree and MBA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. At the same institution, he got to position of a professor in the Department of Medicine.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported about Anne-Marie Imafidon who is one of the few geniuses Nigeria is blessed with.
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Born in 1990, she passed her A-level in computing at the age of 11 and became the youngest girl to ever achieve that feat.
At the age of 15, she got in for a degree programme at the University of Oxford. Imafidon currently speaks six languages. Nine years after that, at 20, she obtained her master's degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Oxford.
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