Dr Samuel Chidi Iwuji’s CITATION
School of Health Technology Lecture Series Lecture
Dr Samuel C. Iwuji graduated from the biomedical programmes of the University of Port Harcourt and the University of Lagos, Nigeria where he obtained B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc. and PhD degree awards in Human Physiology / Pharmacology. He also had advanced professional training in Public Health; Environmental Health, Science Laboratory Technology and Biomedical Engineering. He is a Fellow, College of Biomedical Engineering and Technology of Nigeria. He is a member of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE), Physiological Society, Environmental Health Officers of Nigeria, etc.
Under the driver of excellence, Prof. F.C. Eze as the substantive Vice-Chancellor of FUTO, Dr Iwuji was appointed the first Ag. Head, Department of Physiology (2016 – 2017) and in 2017, he was appointed the 4th Ag. HOD, Biomedical Technology. He among other achievements piloted the Department to achieve her first NUC’s full accreditation after 14 years of existence.
His visions have brought innovations that invigorated the culture of academic and administrative excellence in the Department. Consequently, in 2018, School of Health Technology under the motherly Deanship of Rev. Sr. Prof E.T. Oparaocha gave him the distinguished Merit Award of the School.
He is the pioneer President, Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine of Nigeria (STERMN) and the first LOC Chair that organized the 2018 STERMN International Workshop/ Conference during which STERMN was inaugurated.
He was an active pioneer member of the School of Health Technology (SOHT) Board of studies that nurtured all the Curricula that graduate all the batches of degree-holding health technology professionals since 2008/2009 session. He singly taught and coordinated all Human Physiology and Pharmacology courses in each of the five Departments, including School courses, for many years with excellence.
He was the Immediate Past Chairman, SOHT Lecture Series Committee under our then amiable Dean, Prof I.N.S Dozie. With his leadership by example, he presented the 11th SOHT FUTO Lecture Series and at the same time coordinated the School SIWES programme till 2017. He was also a Sub-committee Chair of SOHT International Conference.
In the Department, he has held all academic and administrative assignments/ appointments, such as the Ag. HOD, Coordinator of Post Graduate programmes, Examinations Officer, Lectures / Time Table Officer, Class and Staff Adviser.
His research and development (R&D) activities are under Physiology and Biomedical Technology, including physiological safety & Impact assessments; bio-instrumentation, safety pharmacology & pharmaceutical technology.
He has been a leader in his Communities. For instances, he is the Chairman of his Town Union Branch. He is the Chairman, ASUU-FUTO Medical and Health Committee, Vice Chairman of a Catholic Station Men’s Organization, among others. He was the immediate past National Secretary of Association of Biomedical Engineering and Technology of Nigeria (NABET). These modest efforts had earned him several Awards.
He is gracefully married, with many dependants.
His mission is to create solutions to human health problems. He has successfully supervised/mentored many people, including undergraduates and postgraduates dispersed in different parts of the world.
SOHT Lecture Series Organizing Committee