Recently confirmed as the best state-owned university in Nigeria, the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, is again in the news for a positive reason as one its Doctoral students, Ms. Adeyemo Temitope, has been declared winner of MARS Best African woman researcher award, of the Merck Foundation Africa Research Summit, tagged MARS 2021.
In a letter signed by Senator Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and sent to the recipient of the award, Adeyemo has been offered a six months Research Training Scholarship at a leading Research Institute in India or Egypt to further advance her skills in the field of research, as a reward for her outstanding abstract in Cancer Care.
The Merck Foundation, established in 2017, is the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people and advance their lives through science and technology.
Ms. Adeyemo, a Doctoral student of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, under the supervision of Professors Elijah Omidiora, Olatude Olabiyisi and Dr. Rafiu Ganiyu submitted the abstract of her PhD work titled, “Development of a Bat Algorithm Feed Forward Neural Network Classifier for Deep Features Classification in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Images”, as her entry.
Merck Foundation, in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministers of Health, have already provided for more than 1100 doctors from 42 Countries with 1 & 2-year specialty scholarship to improve access to quality and equitable healthcare in Africa, Asia, and Latin America in various specialties.
Rasha Kelej explained, “In line with our vision to strengthen the public healthcare system in Africa, Asia, and developing countries, on this World Health Day, I am very proud to announce that Merck Foundation have widened the horizons by introducing scholarships for young local doctors in many new underserved specialties including: Emergency and Resuscitation Medicine, Gastroenterology, Laparoscopic Surgical Skills, Mental Health: Psychological Therapies, Orthopedic Trauma Science, Paediatric, Emergency Medicine, Advanced Surgical Practice, Dermatology, Neonatal Medicine, Pain Management, Psychiatry, Clinical Microbiology and infectious diseases, Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, Neuroimaging for research, Urology, Trauma, and orthopedics. We are very proud to invite applications from African and Asian doctors from under-served communities for these scholarships on our mail: firstname.lastname@example.org”.
So far, Merck Foundation has provided medical specialty training in various specialties to doctors from the following 42 countries: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Vietnam, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Tanzania, Sudan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Rwanda, Philippines, Peru, Nigeria, Niger, Nepal, Namibia, Myanmar, Mozambique, Mexico, Mauritius, Malaysia, Malawi, Liberia, Kenya, Indonesia, Guinea Conakry, Ghana, Gambia, Gabon, Ethiopia, Egypt, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo Brazzaville, Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Cambodia, Burundi, Botswana, and Bangladesh.
The applications can be submitted along with the CV to: email@example.com