BY SEBASTINE OBASI
U.S-based National Medical Association, NMA, has selected a Nigerian, Prof. Samuel Dagogo–Jack, as the NMA Internal Medicine Section Physician of the year
Dagogo-Jack, a Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and Director, Clinical Research Centre at the University of Tennessee Health Science Centre, Memphis, U.S.A., was selected based on his work in pathology of pre-diabetes and diabetes.
The letter conveying his selection read: “You have been selected to receive this honour based on your work and research in pathology of pre-diabetes and diabetes and your continued dedication to the NMA Internal Medicine Section.
“We would like to honour you during our annual NMA 2018 Convention and Scientific Assembly in Toronto, Canada, at our Internal Medicine Section dinner on Sunday evening, July 28, 2013.”
Dagogo-Jack, who hails from Rivers State, holds the A.C. Mullins Endowed Chair in Translational Research at the University of Tennessee.
He also holds an MD and a second doctorate in medical research from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine in Nigeria, an MSc from the University of Newcastle‚ and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology.