A TYAN Young Affiliate Alumnus, Professor Adejuwon Adewale ADENEYE, has been inducted a Foundation Fellow of the prestigious Academy of Medicine Specialties of Nigeria at a well-attended Inauguration and Induction Ceremony which had four serving Honorable Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in attendance and was held on Thursday 29th July 2021 at Radisson Blu Hotel, G.R.A., Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. Professor Adejuwon Adewale ADENEYE was the youngest amongst the 114 elected Foundation Fellows (from several disciplines of Medicine in Nigeria) inducted into the Academy which already is in partnership with InterAcademy Partnership (IAP). This represents a major landmark in the history of the merit-based and merit-driven Academy which plays a vital role in ensuring that science serves society inclusively and equitably and underpins the 2015 United Nation’s Global Sustainable Development Goals: Food and Nutrition, Security, Science Education, Biosecurity, Water, Science Communication, Women in Science, Human Population Growth, Global Warming, Human Reproductive Cloning, and Evolution.
Highlighting some of his outstanding trajectory, it can be stated that Adejuwon Adeneye is the first inbred Professor of Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology, in one of the best College of Medicine in West Africa, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria. He was a distinguished Visiting Fulbright Research Scholar to the College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky, U.S.A. (2010-2011) during which he made landmark discoveries of: (i). a novel alpha-glucosidase inhibitor antihyperglycemic molecule, erinidine, isolated from the seeds of Nigerian medicinal plant, Hunteria umbellata (K. Schum) Hallier (f.); (ii). a mechanistic model of implantable closed-loop Blood Glucose Monitoring and Activity-Based Insulin Infusion Pump System (known as “Artificial Pancreas Insulin Delivery System”); Awarded 2013 Best Young Scientists National Award in the Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation category of the African Union-The World Academy of Sciences (AU-TWAS) National Award. In 2014, he was elected Young Affiliate for The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) (2014 – 2018 tenure track) and subsequently Young Affiliate member of The World Academy of Science. Administratively, Professor Adejuwon Adewale ADENEYE was a former Head, Department of Pharmacology (2014-2016) and Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria (2016-2018). In May 2020, Adejuwon Adeneye was appointed Clinical Trial Monitor for the Lagos COVID-19 Clinical Treatment Trial (LACCTT). Adejuwon Adeneye has made modest but significant contributions in the field of area of Ethnopharmacology with significant interest in the area of Diabetology, Lipidology and Toxicology not only in Nigeria but a global scale.