Vice-Chancellor Hosts Carnegie Fellow, Professor Odedina
A joint professor, Department of Radiation Oncology and Pharmacy, University of Florida, and associate director/program leader, University of Florida Health Cancer Center, Professor Folakemi Odedina, recently paid a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero.
Professor Odedina, a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow (2017) at the University of Ilorin, was accompanied on the visit by a Health Scientist Administrator/Program Director, Centre to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD), National Cancer Institute, the United States, Dr. Emmanuel Taylor among others.
The Carnegie Fellow, who prides herself as an ambassador of Covenant University, said that her love for the University influenced her decision to come with Dr. Taylor, who is also a Nigerian scholar in the Diaspora. Dr. Taylor could help to facilitate grants for the University’s cancer research endeavours, she added.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Atayero, said that the coming of Professor Odedina and members of her entourage was timely, especially on the heels of Covenant University’s recent emergence as the University with the most employable graduates in Nigeria, and the acknowledgement of the University’s research competencies amongst some renowned universities in the world.
Also at the meeting were a faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences, Covenant University, Professor Emeka Iweala; Researcher, National Hospital, Abuja, Ms. Nike Samonda; and Research Coordinator, Prostate Cancer Transatlantic Consortium (CaPTC) Nigeria (Region 1), Ms. Ruth Agaba.