Alhaji Shaffideen Adeniyi Amuwo, PhD, MPH
Professor Shaffideen Amuwo is a Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He retired from UIC in 2004 after serving in several academic and administrative positions including: Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences; Associate Dean for Students and Alumni Affairs, Associate Dean for Community and Governmental Affairs and Associate Dean for Urban Health and Diversity Programs. He is generally recognized as a “bridge builder” and as a “nation builder extraordinaire”. During his tenure, he considered the production of health professionals with MD, PhD, MPH as a major aspect of nation building; therefore, as his mission. To that end, he has spent a great deal of his experience and influence in United States to advancing the course of African Americans (for which he received commendation on the floor of US Congress) and Nigerians in the United States.” In fact, in the past three decades, only a few Nigerians have had the honor, privilege and God’s blessings to employ, educate, advise, counsel and support Nigerians in many medical/public health related endeavors than Professor Amuwo.
Professor Amuwo is a pride of Lagosians. Paternally, he is a direct descendant of Eletu Iwashe and Bashorun of Amuwo Odofin; and maternally, he is a grandson of Chief Sadiku Sarumi the Ashoju Oba of Lagos during the reign of Oba Adele. He had his earliest education at Zumratul Islamiyyah Elementary School and Methodist Boys’ High School, Lagos.
Special Achievements Include:
Professor Amuwo’s selected honors include: