Isaac Adewole. Biography.
Isaac Folorunsho Adewole was Born on May 5, 1954.
Adewole had his early education at Ilesa Grammar School, where he begun in 1966 and passed out in 1972 and obtained Grade I certificate with distinction in 1970 and the Higher School Certificate in 1972. It was in the same school that he made AAC in the three Science subjects he offered. In 1973, he entered the University of Ibadan and obtained his MB BS degree from there in 1978, winning the Glaxo Allen-bury prize for the best performance in Pediatrics. He then started practicing in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a Senior House Officer in 1981 and at the same time, underwent further medical training which qualified him as a Senior Registrar in the Department in 1984. Later, he traveled to London, where he studied for the Research Fellowship in the Department of Medical Oncology at Charring Cross Hospital London.
When Isaac Adewole came back from London, he became Lecturer I at the College of Medicine in the University of Ibadan in 1989. In the year 1995, he became a senior Lecturer and in 1997, he became a Professor and the Dean of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences and Dentistry between the years 2000 to 2002. In the year 2002, he became the Provost of the College of Medicine of the University of Ibadan, a position he held until the year 2006. At different periods, Professor Adewole served in the following capacities: Director of the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV Project at UCH; Chairman of the PMTCT National Task Team Subcommittee on anti-retro-viral for the PMTCT of HIV; Coordinator of the Campaign Against Unwanted Pregnancy in Nigeria; Principal Investigator for ?Operation Stop Cervical Cancer? in Nigeria; Secretary-General of the Confederation of African Medical Associations and Societies (CAMAS) from 1997-2003. President Elect of African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC); Chairman of the sub-Saharan African Cervical Cancer Working Group (CCWG); Chairman, National Task Team on prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV. Professor Adewole is also a member of several professional bodies, including: Nigerian Medical Association; Society of Gynaecology & Obstetrics of Nigeria; European Research Organization on Genital Infection and Neoplasia (EUROGIN), The International Network on Control of Gynecological Cancers. Professor Adewole have over the year, developed lovE and interest in the following researches; evaluating novel ideas for promoting cervical cancer screening in developing countries; multi-country study on HPV in cervical cancer among African women and evaluation of the attitudes of HIV positive pregnant women to the use of contraception and couple counseling. Being an eloquent medical professional and a prolific writer, professor Adewle delivered many guest lectures, uncountable communications at scientific conferences, abstracts, poster presentations, workshops and has written and published several articles in journals and books on gynecological oncology, abortion, HIV/AIDS and prenatal medicine. On December 1, 2010, Profesor Isaac Folorunso Adewole became the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan.
Professor Adewole was one of the presidential nominees for ministerial appointment in the year 2015.
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