Inaugural Lecture Series
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- ItemOpen AccessCatastrophic diseases of children-the despair, the struggle, the hope for the future(University of Lagos Press & Bookshop, 2023-03-08) Temiye, E.O.I chose this topic based on my experience with these three conditions, the area in which I have practised as a specialist for the past 24 years. However, I had some encounters with two of the conditions as amedical student. My first clinical posting after the second MBBS examination was in general surgery and the first patient allocated to me was a 25-year-old man who had colectomy for colon cancer. I could not believe this because all along I thought cancers were the diseases of old people and I thought that colon cancer was a rare disease in our environment because we eat a lot of vegetables and don’t usually have constipation. A few days later, while I was still processing this sudden reality in my mind, we were on ward round and a few minutes after leaving his bedside, we were called back because he had started gasping and before I knew it, he was pronounced dead. It was a shock to me because we just spoke to this man a few moments earlier and now he was dead? And died of cancer, a young man? I immediately suffered a psychological distress and developed what is commonly known in medical school as Medical Student’s Syndrome (MSS), a psychological condition in which a medical student starts to manifest symptoms of a disease he/she has seen without actually suffering from the disease. I started exhibiting all the known signs of colon cancer I had read about and started frequenting the general surgery outpatient clinic. Of course, everybody laughed at me. It took me more than three months to get over that trauma.
- ItemOpen AccessDrug discovery the combantant drudgery of the pharmaceutical chemist(University of Lagos Press and Bookshop Ltd, 2023-01-03) Ukpo, G.E.Full texts attached
- ItemOpen AccessFrom Bedside to Boardroom: advancing Liver health for a hepatitis free future.......(University of Lagos Press and Bookshop Limited, 2022-01-05) Lesi, O.A.What is an Inaugural Lecture? An Inaugural lecture is often described as a crucial rite of passage and it provides a Professor with a unique opportunity to introduce their field of expertise and share academic and professional achievements and current and future research plans with members of the University community, colleagues, family and friends, students and the general public. The Professor is considered a debtor until this obligation is fulfilled. Today's lecture is being delivered by the first female Professor of Gastroenterology in the history of the University of Lagos. The title of my Lecture is "From Bedside to Boardroom; Advancing liver health for a hepatitis free future.
- ItemOpen AccessHypo, Hyper-the enigma of life(University of Lagos Press and Bookshop Limited, 2019-11-06) Oduwole, A.O.O.The title of this lecture is HYPO. HYPER: THE ENIGMA OF LIFE. This' reflects and defines what endocrlnoloqy is to me. , Endocrinology is' the study of the behaviour of a minute amount of chemical substances called hormones whose deficiencies (Hypo) or excess ,(Hyper)production, secretion, inability to attach to or detach from receptors in the cell of action cause clinical disorders. It is the privilege of the Paediatrician subspecialist known as the Paediatric Endocrinologist to resolve or unravel these clinical posers that are sometimes present like an enigma in the child or an adolescent.
- ItemOpen AccessFrom the simple to the less forgiving: the tale of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon(University of Lagos Press and Bookshop Limited, 2020-02-05) Gbotolorun, O.M.The Inaugural Lecture is an opportunity for newly-promoted or appointed Professors to inform colleagues in the University and the general public, about his/her research career so far. It is a recognised celebratory occasion where staff and students of the university are invited. So this first, formal speech by the new Professor is primarily intended to give the audience a glimpse of what he or she might achieve in future as a continuum of what they have done till date. Therefore every professor should present an inaugural lecture because of their respect for this academic tradition; for the sake of intellectual history (for "unless the younger generation understands the point their predecessors have reached they will not know the significance of their own contributions"), for the sake of one's teachers, students, and associates; and finally to inform general public of one's research undertakings till date. For these I am here today.