Professor Agboola appointed new Vice-Chancellor of OOU
Oct. 07 (THEWILL) — The Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Professor Ayodeji Johnson Agboola as the 11th Vice-Chancellor of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.
Until his appointment, Ayodeji was a professor of cancer pathology at the institution.
Born July 4, 1970, Professor Agboola, an alumnus of Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University) Ago-Iwoye, where he obtained his MB Ch. B. degree in 2001.
Subsequently, he had his compulsory Housemanship at Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagamu between 2001 and 2002 and was fully registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).
He joined the services of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye as a Lecturer II in May 2002. He was at the University of Nottingham, UK, where he obtained his M.Sc. and PhD in 2007 and 2012 respectively.
He rose through the ranks and became a professor of cancer pathology in 2016.
Apart from teaching various courses in his area of specialization, Prof. Ayodeji Olayinka Johnson Agboola has over 50 publications in local and international peer-reviewed journals to his credit. He has participated in several professional conferences and successfully supervised doctoral theses in cancer pathology.
As well as being the first to conceptualize racial differences in breast cancer biology in Nigeria, compared to British women, Professor Ayodeji Olayinka Johnson Agboola won the University of Nottingham Developmental Solution Award in 2006 and the British Council Linkages Award in 2012, among others, in recognition of his cutting-edge research in his area of specialization.
Her ingenuity has also earned her worldwide recognition as part of the International Consortium to Advance Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research (CART) in an effort to reduce global cancer-related health disparities.
Professor Agboola, currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of the University, has served the institution with merit in various capacities.
He was acting head of the department of morbid anatomy and histopathology between 2005 and 2006, 2008 and 2009 and 2012-2017; Related Representative on the Board of Directors of the Faculties of Pharmacy and Clinical Sciences (2014-2017), Director of Research, Linkages and Advancements and Chair of the Research, Linkages and Advancements Committee (2017-2018).
Professor Agboola had previously served as Dean of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences (BMS) in June 2018; Member of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences Editorial Board (2012-2017); Member, Research Committee (2010-2016); Member, Links and Advancement Committee (2015-2017) and Organizer, University Cancer Research Committee (2012).
Professor Agboola was both Facilitator of Ogun State, National Immunization Program (2005-2006), Member of Visiting Committee, Ekiti State Teaching Hospital (2018) and served as External Examiner at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and the University of Ibadan for PhD examinations in 2019 and 2021 respectively.
He is currently a board member of OOUTH. He is also a member of many professional bodies including the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland (2008 to present), European Pathological Society (2008 to present), Nigerian Medical Association (2001 to date), the International Consortium to Advance Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research. (2016 to date); and International Academy of Pathology, West Africa Chapter (2018 to date).