A team of ten (10) members of staff from the University of Lagos led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services), Prof. Ayodele Atsenuwa are currently in the University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom for an African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Africa.
This is a result of the University of Lagos Management team’s visit to some UK universities in June 2022, as part of the University’s internationalization mission.
The Conference, which is organized by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the African Research Universities Association (ARUA), has participants from the following universities and institute:
- University of Ibadan
- University of Nairobi
- PWANI University, Kenya
- University of Malawi
- The University of West Indies
- Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
A professor of Endocrinology at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Prof. Olufemi Fasanmade, presented an insightful paper on “Research in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in Lagos” while a lecturer and Oncologist at the College of Medicine, Dr. Omolola Salako, presented a well-received paper on “Digital Oncology-based interventions”.
The meeting provided valuable peer learning opportunities and allowed participants to explore opportunities for research collaborations related to NCDs and other topics.