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UniAbuja’s lecturer appointed Vice Chancellor

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 UniAbuja s lecturer appointed Vice Chancellor

A lecturer at the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja (UniAbuja), Professor Augustine Odili, has been appointed Vice Chancellor of the Margaret Lawrence University, Galilee, Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State.

According to a statement from the University, Odili is also a Consultant Cardiologist at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja and serves as the lead investigator at the Circulatory Health Research Laboratory of the same university. In addition to his research and academic roles in the university, he serves as the Acting Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences as well as a member of the University Research Council, the apex research governing body of the University.

He is a visiting Professor to the Department of Medicine, University of Calabar and a visiting external examiner to about six other Nigerian Universities. He is a visiting Bernard Lown Scholar in Cardiovascular Health at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston United States of America (USA).

The statement added that prior to his academic career, Odili’s educational training was decorated with excellence at each level.

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He passed his First School Leaving Certificate with Distinction, West African School Certificate with distinction in all subjects, graduated from the prestigious University of Nigeria with distinction in Medical Physiology and at National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria as the Best part II and the best overall candidate in 2006.

Odili’s research interest is focused on hypertension epidemiology and understanding the circulatory system dysfunction in diabetes mellitus and hypertension. He is the principal investigator of various large scale research projects including: REMAH (REmoving the MAsk on Hypertension), NIPREGH (Nigerian Population Research on Environment Gene and Health), HERALD (Heart of an African Living with Diabetes) and NSS (Nigerian Salt Survey).

The statement said: “He is a member of a number of international research consortia including the International Database on HOme Blood Pressure in relation to Cardiovascular Outcome (IDHOCO) and the International Database on the Ambulatory Blood Pressure in relation to Cardiovascular Outcome (IDACO). He serves as a member of various technical committees on Non-communicable Diseases for the Federal Ministry of Health and has served as consultant to World Health Organization (WHO) for the development of the National Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension in Nigeria.”

 

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