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Academy invites 181 eminent scholars in medicine, healthcare as foundation fellows

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Towards promoting excellence in medical research, human health and welfare, the Academy of Medicine Specialties of Nigeria (AMSN) has invited 181 eminent and outstanding scholars who have made landmark contributions in medicine and health care as foundation fellows.

Chairman Board of Trustees, AMSN, Dr. Sonny Kuku, and the President, Prof Oladapo Ashiru, in a statement, said after thorough deliberations and due diligence, the proposed foundation Fellows have been drawn from all over the country and abroad. They consist of Fellows from the Basic Medical Sciences (27 Fellows), Basic Clinical Sciences (28 Fellows), Clinical Sciences (89 Fellows), Dental Sciences (18 Fellows), and Emeritus Fellows (19). All Fellows are entitled to the use of FAcadMedS after their names. The names of the Fellows are on website at www.acadmeds.org.

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According to the statement, the Academy of Medicine Specialties believes the outstanding experts would be able to provide academic and professional leadership. In all the various health and medical challenges facing the country and enhance health and welfare and contribute to the science, art, theory, and practice of medicine in the country.

It noted that the inaugural and ceremonies committee consisting of the chair, secretary, and representatives of each section in the Academy would be announced shortly. They would plan the logistics and other protocols for the formal inauguration.

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AMSN noted: “The Federal Government of Nigeria Companies and Allied Matters Act 0f 1990, on June 11th, 2019, approved the AMSN. The objectives, among others, are to promote excellence in medical research and education and promote the application of research in Medicine and the enhancement of human health and welfare.

“The Academy is a merit-based one. Members shall be persons qualified to practice Medicine or Dentistry or non-medical practitioners in other related medical sciences. The Academy is both an honorific membership and a policy research organisation.

“Its members, elected based on their outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service, serve without compensation in studies and other activities on matters of significance to health. Election to active membership is both an honour and a commitment to serve in Academy affairs.”

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