Molecular Pharmacology And Health Professions Education
Associate Professor / Reader
At the Pharmacology department office
Appointment on Visitation important
Topic: Classical And Molecular Pharmacological Research Methods: DEVELOPMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL METHODS FOR STUDYING SARS-CoV 2 AND AIR BORNE PANDEMICS IN LOW RESOURCED AFRICAN LABORATORIES
COVID-19 Pandemic exposed the lacks in Nigerian health care delivery as well as the lacks in Nigerian biomedical science research. While gaps in health care delivery were quickly addressed and some remedies have been put in place largely through private funding and global aid, Nigerian research laboratory benches are in need of change. Although the health sector can rapidly improve diagnostic laboratories, the universities need more time to improve research laboratories, even when funding becomes available. My vision is to develop experimental techniques, methods, and models that can be readily utilized locally to pharmacologically investigate pathogens in the event of an outbreak and to apply local pharmacological resources as remedies.
|1.||M.Ed. (Health Professions Education)||Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine of The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA||2003|
Role of Entrepreneurial Education on Career Intentions of Young Health Professionals and Projected outcomes on Medical Tourism and Brain Drain of Medical Scientists and Practitioners in Nigeria
The trend in the Sub-Saharan Health Sectors in the past five decades is for graduated scientists and other young health professionals (YHPs) to decide between staying in their home countries and going to work abroad. Workforce migration has been a chronic issue and recognized push and pull factors are involved. Educational process is a key determinant of the future workforce. To educate the emerging workforce, especially scientists and health professionals, for “greener pasture at home” has become an imperative for the Nigerian academia against the backdrop of Health Sector problems of brain drain, outward medical tourism, inadequacy and dissatisfaction as well as the general societal problems of health- and welfare-dependent productivity and poverty. The application of scientific and medical knowledge towards physical and virtual service delivery as well as manufacturing and generation of health sector resources and products requires research, innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship (RICE) psychology. Educational interventions to generate “solution orientated learning” (SOL) so that graduates are all potential problem solvers able to make a difference wherever their professional paths take them is a necessity for development and nation building.
I am investigating educational interventions in this respect, impact of such interventions, and philosophical approaches for long term effects.
JOHN THERESA is a Associate Professor / Reader at the Department of Pharmacology
JOHN has a M.Ed. in Health Professions Education from Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine of The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA