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Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by Philipponzaghi: 4:29am On Dec 27, 2020
Nigerian-born Adekunle “Kunle” Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG, an expert in immunotherapy and vaccine therapy for cancer, has been appointed director of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center effective March 1, 2021.

Odunsi is a nationally recognized physician-scientist with a deep knowledge of discovery and innovation in oncology. He comes to Chicago from Buffalo, New York, where he served as deputy director at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also served as executive director of the Center for Immunotherapy and chair of the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at Roswell Park.

“Dr. Odunsi will be charged with taking UChicago Medicine’s National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center to the next level of excellence among the elite cancer programs in the country,” said Kenneth Polonsky, MD, Dean and Executive Vice President for Biology and Medicine at the University of Chicago and president of the UChicago Medicine health system. “He will play a central role in integrating research, clinical care and education, and in strategic planning for community outreach and engagement.”

Odunsi’s honors and awards include election to the National Academy of Medicine in 2018 and the Rosalind Franklin Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research Award in 2019. He has authored or co-authored more than 360 publications and contributed to several books and book chapters. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Cancer Research Institute and the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation Alliance, among others. He serves or has served on 10 editorial boards and multiple NIH study sections, and held numerous visiting professorships and guest lectureships. He also holds leadership positions in several national organizations such as co-chair of the NCI Cancer Moonshot Immuno-Oncology Translational Network and chairperson-elect of the American Association for Cancer Research’s Cancer Immunology Working Group.

Odunsi received his medical degree from the University of Ife in Nigeria, and his PhD degree from the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, in Oxford, United Kingdom. He completed his residencies in obstetrics and gynecology at the Rosie Maternity and Addenbrooke’s Hospitals, University of Cambridge, in the U.K., and Yale University School of Medicine, in New Haven, Connecticut. His fellowship in gynecologic oncology was at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, in Buffalo, New York, where he joined the faculty in 2001.

“I am incredibly honored and thrilled to be joining the University of Chicago to lead such an outstanding cancer center,” said Odunsi. “With the exceptional reputation for cutting-edge cancer research, compassionate state-of-the-art cancer care and culture of innovation throughout the UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, there are limitless possibilities as to what we can accomplish together.”

Source: https://africans-in-america.com/2020/12/26/adekunle-odunsi-named-new-director-of-uchicago-medicine-comprehensive-cancer-center/

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by chinjo(m): 4:34am On Dec 27, 2020
If only Nigerian governments can set up more cancer centres. We hsve the best brains in the world as far as medicine is concerned.

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by Philipponzaghi: 4:52am On Dec 27, 2020
chinjo:
If only Nigerian governments can set up more cancer centres. We hsve the best brains in the world as far as medicine is concerned.

Nigeria that doesn't even have good primary health centres to start with.

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by Racoon(m): 5:06am On Dec 27, 2020
Another nice development! Yoruba amaka.The only people bringing cheering news to Nigeria are the Yorubas and Igbos but the born-to-rule mallos are only competent with their mediocrity back home

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by abragr8: 5:17am On Dec 27, 2020
Imagine
Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by scholes0(m): 5:21am On Dec 27, 2020
Omo....

It’s Yoruba season out there.

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by SmartPolician: 5:33am On Dec 27, 2020
The number of medical doctors that leaves Nigeria at the end of every academic year is alarming. My friend who finished from Uniben is already writing the necessary exams that will enable her to leave the country for good.

If you know your onions in tech and medicine, you have no business living in Nigeria because this country is a failed state. Grab the opportunity and leave the country for Buhari and his goons.

Anyways, congratulations to Dr. Kunle for doing us proud.

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by oyin44: 5:37am On Dec 27, 2020
Racoon:
Another nice development! Yoruba amaka.The only people bringing cheering news to Nigeria but the born-to-
rule mallos are only competent with their mediocrity back home
scholes0:
Omo....

It’s Yoruba season.
that is precisely why the yorubas are known as the intellectual set of people

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by kingsavage: 6:39am On Dec 27, 2020
Where are the BLM crew?

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by DuBLINGreenb(m): 6:47am On Dec 27, 2020
"Nigerian" lol
Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by Ofemannnu: 7:15am On Dec 27, 2020
cheesy
Oh
Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by Samfloxin(m): 7:23am On Dec 27, 2020
Igbo amaka.

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by Sammy07: 7:26am On Dec 27, 2020
Racoon:
Another nice development! Yoruba amaka.The only people bringing cheering news to Nigeria are the Yorubas and Igbos but the born-to-rule mallos are only competent with their mediocrity back home

grin

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by BigSarah(f): 7:59am On Dec 27, 2020
Nigeria needs restructuring, every region needs their destiny in their hands

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by Sammy07: 8:09am On Dec 27, 2020
Nigeria holding the glory of YorubaLand since the abolishment of Regional Government embarassed

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by IamWonderful: 9:48am On Dec 27, 2020
Omoluabi making us proud

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by Yoruba1stson: 10:26am On Dec 27, 2020
IamWonderful:
Awon Ndi-criminals grin
aah aah aah, you wan kill me with laugh. They are nothing but bunch of criminals parading themselves as developers

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by Karlovich: 10:37am On Dec 27, 2020
Amala and Ewedu

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by IamWonderful: 11:43am On Dec 27, 2020
Yoruba1stson:
aah aah aah, you wan kill me with laugh. They are nothing but bunch of criminals parading themselves as developers
It is becoming too much, the most annoying part is that they will still come and defend the evil.

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by FactBoyz: 11:46am On Dec 27, 2020
Yoruba1stson:
I know he must be a yoruba not from our blodas from erosion ravaged region that all they know how to do is to carry drug here and there, when they start beheading them that will serve as a lesson to other nyamiris. Shameless tribe
yoruba no be their mate
yoruba is the best
i am proud to be a yoruba
A Northern Zombie masquerading as a Yoruba grin grin

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by rawtouch: 11:47am On Dec 27, 2020
grin
Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by clockwisereport: 11:47am On Dec 27, 2020
chinjo:
If only Nigerian governments can set up more cancer centres. We hsve the best brains in the world as far as medicine is concerned.

Make una stop all these una mouthing.

Ordinary cottage hospital una no get. Na cancer center you dey after

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by SILVERLINES: 11:47am On Dec 27, 2020
cheesy

I rushed in to check the name

I know definitely that it must be Igbo or Yoruba

Hausas are quite known for terrorism and banditry and moreso the centre of illiteracy

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by donestk(m): 11:48am On Dec 27, 2020
Yoruba amaka

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by BrickDevo: 11:48am On Dec 27, 2020
Always quick to jump and claim anyone who have rejected the Godforsaken country which might have swallowed him and now making it elsewhere, whereas there are thousands of talents and intellect wasting in the same country, some are already committing suicide because of the treacherous and wicked leaders and politicians we have. This country is cursed.

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by Sunnycliff(m): 11:48am On Dec 27, 2020
I am yet to see a hausa fulani making such waves in Europe or America. It's either the Yorubas or the Igbos.

Why is it so? Is it that in abroad their capabilities are dwarfed or what

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by ENGINEERG(m): 11:48am On Dec 27, 2020
Anytime I see things like this , I know its either Yoruba or Igbo....Hausa don't make us proud outside

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by ednut1(m): 11:48am On Dec 27, 2020
5 years of Buhari, health care is still shitty.

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Re: Kunle Odunsi Named New Director Of University Of Chicago Cancer Center by Wiseandtrue(f): 11:49am On Dec 27, 2020
Nice one! I am happy for you bro, if to say na Nigeria you dey, nobody for see your green light!

Not to talk of now that nepotism has been officially taken to another level!!!

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