Two African Scholars at U.S. Universities Named to Key Association Posts

sdj-ADA-pinSamuel Dagogo-Jack, the A.C. Mullins Professor of Translational Research and director of the department of endocrinology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, was named president of medicine and science for the American Diabetes Association. The association has more than 440,000 members.

Dr. Dagogo-Jack is a graduate of the University of Ibadan Medical School in Nigeria. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Newcastle in England and completed postdoctoral research at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

mosesikiuguMoses Ikiugu, professor and director of research in the department of occupational therapy in the School of Health Sciences at the University of South Dakota, was elected to a three-year term as the American delegate to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Dr. Ikiugu has served on the faculty at the University of South Dakota since 2005. He is a graduate of Kenya Medical Training College. Professor Ikiugu holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from the Unites States International University and a doctorate in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University.

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