African Viruses Flourishing in the Diaspora

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1155 Observatory Drive Madison, WI 53706, 206 Ingraham Hall
@ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Africa at Noon

Time: 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm

Venue: 206 Ingraham Hall

Oyewale Tomori is a past President of the Nigerian Academy of Science with experience in virology, disease prevention, and control. He was at the University of Ibadan from 1971 to 1994. He later served as the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the Redeemer’s University in Nigeria from 2004 to 2011. From 1994 to 2004, he was the Virologist at the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Africa Region, establishing the African Regional Polio Laboratory Network. He has served and continues to serve on numerous national and global health advisory committees. He has authored/co-authored over 160 scientific publications. Among his numerous awards are the US DHHS Public Health Service Certificate for this contribution to Lassa Fever Research and the Nigerian National Order of Merit award, the country’s highest award for academic and intellectual attainment and national development.