Chibawanye Ene Wins 2019 Ronald L. Bittner Award On Brain Tumor Research

37-year-old Chibawanye Ene has won the 2019 Ronald L. Bittner Award on brain tumor research.

According to the Applied Radiation Oncology, a quarterly journal on cancer, Chibawanye Ene received the award at the 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) annual scientific meeting, which held from April 13 to April 17 [2019] in San Diego, USA.

Chibawanye Ene won the award with his research work titled: “Anti-PD-L1 Immunotherapy Enhances Radiation-induced Abscopal Response in Glioblastoma”.

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Dupe Ademola-Popoola Develops Blindness Detection Kits – TELVIS & Vision Save

Dr. Dupe Ademola-Popoola, an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), has developed blindness detection kits – Teacher Led Vision Screener (TELVIS) and Vision Save.

Dr. Dupe Ademola-Popoola been granted a patent on the device, Teacher Led Vision Screener (TELVIS).

According to the University of Ilorin Bulletin issued on the 13th of May, 2019, TELVIS helps detect sight challenges in children and young people

It further explained that the device could be used by non-professionals, particularly teachers, to detect sight inadequacies among pupils.

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Oluwaseyi Shorinola, Emmanuel Balogun & Rufus Akinyemi Win 2019 FLAIR Fellowship Award

Oluwaseyi Shorinola, Emmanuel Balogun, Rufus Akinyemi and 27 other early career African scientists honoured with the 2019 FLAIR Fellowship Award.

Emmanuel Balogun, Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria; Dr. Rufus Akinyemi, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and Dr. Oluwaseyi Shorinola, made the list of FLAIR project of the African Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society in Naivasha, Kenya.

The scientists receive $391,500 each for a two- year research project aimed at developing the continent.

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