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Odia's Burial: Befitting Home-Going Ceremonies for A Physiotherapy IconThe Pioneer Head and founder of the Physiotherapist Education program at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Professor Gabriel Ikhidero Odia, was sent forth in well-attended and befitting ceremonies in Lagos; January 7-8, 2016. Professor Odia passed on to glory on Monday, December 7, 2015, in Lagos, Nigeria. Enjoy this PhotoNews
Chukuka Enwemeka Delivers First Physiotherapy Distinguished Visiting Scholars Lecture at UNIBENProfessor Chukuka Enwemeka, Provost and Senior Vice-President of San Diego State University was honored by the University of Benin as the first to delivers the first Physiotherapy Distinguished Visiting Scholars Lecture at UNIBEN. The first in the lecture series is organized by the Department of Physiotherapy, University of Benin in conjunction with UNIBEN Authorities. Here are some pictures from the Lecture.
Chukuka Enwemeka Eulogizes Late Professor VCB Nwuga during the 1st Nwuga Foundation LectureProfessor Chukuka S. Enwemeka, Provost and Senior Vice-President of the San Diego State University gave an eulogy of Professor Nwuga in the presence of the Nwuga family, distinguished guests, colleagues, friends, and well-wishers. Profesor Enwemeka after the eulogy also delivered the first inaugural lecture in honour of Professor Nwuga titled: Quantum Medicine: The promise of light as a clinical armamentarium. Here are some pictures from the events.
OAU Alumni Conference, Orlando, FL, USA - June 26-27, 2015The Physical Therapists Alumni of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria, held their 7th Annual PT Alumni Conference at Embassy Suites Hotel, Kissimmee, FL - June 26-27, 2015. Here are pictures from the Conference.
UMFlint-Nigerian tDPT Class of 2014 GraduateThe 2014 Winter Commencement ceremony of the University of Michigan-Flint (UMFlint), included six (6) Nigerian Physiotherapists. The newest Doctors of Physical Therapy are:
Dr. Fyne S. Achugbue
Dr. Valentine Aguguo
Dr. Nnamdi C. Eze
Dr. Ifeanyi Iwuchukwu
Dr. Happiness N. Kalu
Dr. David K. Ogini
Here are shots from the commencement ceremony.
E.B. John Visits Great Lakes University of Kisumu, KenyaMay 24-26, 2014: Dr. Emmanuel B. John, Executive Director of the Nigeria Physiotherapy Network was invited by the Vice-chancellor of the Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK), Kisumu, Kenya to consult for their various physiotherpy programs. GLUK currently operates a B.Sc Physiotherapy degree, and a Diploma-BScPT Bridge programs. The University aspire to also commence a MSc in Physiotherapy program in the future. Here are shots from Dr. John's visit to GLUK.
2nd Cohort of Nigerian Physiotherapists Matriculate into UMFlint's T-DPT ProgramThe online Transitional Doctor Physical Therapy (t-DPT) program of University of Michigan-Flint (UMFlint) faciltated for Nigerian Physiotherapists ny the Nigeria Physiotherapy Network in making good progress. Officials from the UMFlint visited Nigeria from August 19-22 to conduct an orientation program for matriculated students for the tDPT program.
9th Biennial Congress of WCPT Africa Region Congress, Nairobi, Kenya, June 6-9, 2012The Kenya Association of Physiotherapists hosted the 9th WCPT Africa regional congress and meeting in Nairobi, kenya from the 6th to the 9th of June 2012. Here are comprehensive PhotoNews from the Conference
E.B. John visits Vice-Chancellor (President), University of Nigeria, and the Medical Rehabilitation ProgramThe Honourable Vice-Chancellor (President) of the University of Nigeria (UNN), Professor Bartho Okolo recently extended an invitation to Dr. Emmanuel B. John, Executive Director of the Nigeria Physiotherapy Network to consult and conduct a program assessment of the Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (BMR) Program at the University. Dr. John visited the UNN BMR program July 28-31, 2013; and has since submitted his report and recommendations on program upgrade to the Honourable Vice-Chancellor. Here are some pictures from the visit as Dr. John was taken on a tour of facilities at UNN's BMR program.
Nigerian Physiotherapists in the US Host the Vice-Chancellor (President) of UNN in Baltimore, MDProf. Batho Okolo, the Honourable Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria was hosted by US-based Nigerian Physiotherapists to a dinner in Baltimore, MD. This was a follow up to Dr. E.B. John's visit to UNN July 29-31, 2013 on the invitation of the Honourable Vice-Chancellor for Programmatic assessment of the BMR program at UNN. The Vice-Chancelor and his entourage were on official UNN visit to the US at the time. Here are some pictures from the Dinner in honour of Prof. Okolo and his entourage. US based Nigerian physiotherapists at the dinner were: Dr. Muoyo Okome, Dr. Abereoje, Dr. Adeola Popoola, Dr. Kamaldeen Sanni and Dr. Emmanuel B. John. Discussions bordering on how to help strengthen the UNN BMR program was discussed.
First Cohort of UMFlint-Nigerian tDPT Students GraduateThe first set of Nigerian based physiotherapists who went through the online Transitional DPT program of University of Michigan-Flint graduated with their DPT degrees during the commencement ceremony of the UMFlint on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Enjoy
Nigerian PT Education Milestone - DPT Program for Nigerian PTsHistory was made August 16-20, 2011 when a 3-person Team from the University of Michigan-Flint arrived Lagos, Nigeria to organize orientation program for Nigerian PTs enrolled in an online tDPT program with the UMFlint.
16th WCPT Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands - June 20-23, 2011The 16th Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy held June 20-23, 2011 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Nigeria was well represented by Nigerian PTs from home and abroad. Here are PhotoNews.
OAU Alumni Conference, Columbia, MDThe Physical Therapists Alumni of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria, held their 3rd Annual PT Alumni Conference at the Conference Center, Columbia, Maryland - June 24-25, 2011. Here are pictures from the Conference
Dr. Emmanuel.B. John Donates E-Library to Alma MataDr. Emmanuel B. John, an Alumnus of the Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medicine, University of Lagos has donated a computer set with latest software and over 140 electronic textbooks and a non-expiring anti-virus package, all valued at over One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N1.5m), to the Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medicine, University of Lagos. The Provost, Prof. O.A. Atoyebi and other CMUL officials were on hand to receive the gift. Enjoy!
E.B John Visits Bayero University & Nnamdi Azikiwe UniversityThe Executive Director of the Nigeria Physiotherapy Network, Dr. Emmanuel B. John visited two Nigerian Universities in July 2010 in search of partnership between United States and Nigerian PT Programs. Here is a PhotoNews of the visits
8th Biennial Congress of WCPT Africa Region, Accra-Ghana, July 21-23, 2010The Ghana Association of Physiotherapists hosted the 8th WCPT Africa regional congress and meeting in Accra, Ghana from the 19th to the 23rd of July 2010. Here are comprehensive PhotoNews from the Conference
IFUPSA Alumni USA Re-Union 2010The 2nd Annual Alumni Reunion Celebration of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Physiotherapy graduates took place in New Jersey. Nigerian PT Graduates of OAU from across the US and their proud professors were in attendance. Enjoy here some shots from the Reunion celebration as captured by the lens of Dr. Ayo Ayoola. Enjoy!
Giving Back Program ships Physiotherapy text-books and Equipment to New PT Program in NigeriaThe "Giving Back Program" initiated by the Executive Director of the Nigeria Physiotherapy Network, Dr. Emmanuel B. John has successfully shipped two batches of physical therapy text-books and equipment to the new Physiotherapy Program at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi, Anambra State Nigeria. This pilot program to help support physical therapy programs in Nigeria is just a beginning of efforts by Nigerian trained physical therapists in the diaspora to give back.
In recognition of this effort, the Departmental Library of the Medical Rehabilitation Department at Nnamdi Azikiwe University has been renamed the "Dr. E.B. John's Library".