- Joseph Abiodun Balogun is a fulfilled Nigerian academic who has served in different capacities globally
- Born on January 1, 1955, he got his first degree at the University of Ibadan before he proceeded to the US for his masters and PhD
- Bologun has also given keynote speeches around the world and has served in OAU and University of Medical Sciences in Ondo
Joseph Abiodun Balogun is one of few Nigerian academics with robust achievements in the academia. Born on January 1, 1955, he is presently a professor in the College of Health Sciences at Chicago State University, USA.
Before his appointment at the US university, he was a professor of physiotherapy at University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Nigeria.
According to his public profile on Wikipedia, between 1999 and 2013, he was the dean of the Chicago college where he founded the HIV/AIDS Research and Policy Institute to address issues around the disease.
He had his first degree in Physiotherapy in 1977 from University of Ibadan before he went to the states in 1980 to get both his masters and PhD in orthopedic and sports physical therapy, and exercise physiology respectively.
Out of the many institutions he has held vital positions was Obafemi Awolowo University, where he was the vice dean in the Faculty of Health Science from 1990 to 1991.
He has published several journals in several areas like physical therapy, ergonomics, and HIV behavioral research. In 2015, the popular Nigerian academic made a powerful presentation of the third Christopher Ajao’s keynote speech.
That was not all as he would two years after in 2017 give the second Distinguished University Guest lecture at the University of Medical Board of the International Journal of Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.
Balogun is also a fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy, American College of Sports Medicine, among others.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Akinlolu Ojo was appointed the executive dean of University of Kansas School of Medicine.
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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.
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