ICON: PROF. CHIKE ANIBEZE

August 5th, 2018

For being convinced that academics remains the best path to bringing needed reforms in the society; for sur­mounting academic challenges early in life and climb­ing to the pinnacle of his chosen career; for insisting that positive transformations must be through areas that positively improve human life and for remaining undaunted inspite of encountered challenges, PROF. CHIKE ANIBEZE is The AUTHORITY ICON
• Born on April 7, 1958, in Minna, Niger State, he had his primary and secondary schools in Kano and Enugu respective­ly between 1964-1975. He obtained B.Sc (1981), M.Sc (1988) and PhD (1995) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with specialty in Comparative Anatomy and Neurobiology. He did a postdoctoral training in human anatomy in 1997 and thereafter commenced his academic carrier at the Abia State University (ABSU), College of Medicine & Health Sciences at Uturu.
• He was ABSU Head of Anatomy Department for 10 years (1998-2009). In 2006 he was assessed and made a Professor of Anatomy and rose to become the Deputy Provost of the ABSU College of Medicine (2010-2012). In 2012, he moved to the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) College of Medicine at Parklane Teaching Hospital, Enugu, where he currently serves as the Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. He is also the Chairman of the ESUT Book Publica­tion Committee and Coordinator of ESUTpress.
• The main thrust of Chike Anibeze’s research goal through­out his carrier has been two-fold. First is to understand the mechanism of signaling that induces ovulation in Piscean neuro-reproductive systems; a research programme that led to the characterization of crude HCG from early pregnant human urine in inducing ovulation in captivated clariids. An aspect of this research also won the international Environmen­tal Conservation ‘HABITAT’ award for pioneer researches in indigenous biota.
•The second aspect of his research efforts has been to pio­neer researches in bioanthropology (physical anthropology) where issues in Molecular anthropology, Forensic anthropol­ogy and Medical anthropology are applied to the development of biomedical research. With Ogugua Egwu, his current re­search has extended to observing the biomechanics of podiat­ric arrangements in Homo sapiens with respect to occupational patterns.
•Prof Anibeze is well published and possesses about 115 scientific journal articles on both sides of the Atlantic. He has two books published by Macmillan and Delta publishers and two monographs in Research methodology and Comparative anatomy. He has supervised over 50 M.Sc. and 20 Ph.D students in Anatomy and related areas.
• Prof Anibeze has served as Chairman and Member of various Federal and State establishments. He was the Chairman, Govern­ing Board of the National Eye Centre, Kaduna (2012-2015); a Per­manent Board Member of the Enugu State Universal Basic Educa­tion Board (2005-2007) and a member of the Governing Board Raw Materials Research and Development Council (2005-2007). He was recently elected from ESUT senate to serve in the Govern­ing Council of the University.
• He serves in consulting capacities to various national and international establishments such as Tertiary Education Fund (TETFund) – TETFund programme on Book Development (2009-Date), National Universities Commission (Various NUC accreditation visitations), National Planning Commission (NIIMP Programme for 2012-2042 Infrastructure Development Master­plan), United Nations Development Programme etc.
• He had been Research Coordinator for many sponsored research programmes; teaching of Gross, Neuro and Comparative Anatomy to students of Medicine, Anatomy, Medical Labora­tory Science, Pharmacy, Nursing, Optometry etc. He played major roles, teaching Research Methodology, Comparative Anatomy, Advanced Neuroanatomy and Cell biology to postgraduate stu­dents of Anatomy. He was involved in the supervision of Post­graduate students research in Anatomy, (having successfully su­pervised over 50 M.Sc and 20 PhD students in Anatomy)
• He was NUC Doctoral Theses Award Assessor for 2008 and 2009, 2013. Award Assessment Scheme for theses in Nigerian Universities by National Universities Commission (NUC);NUC Doctoral Theses Award Assessor for 2008 and 2009, 2013. Award Assessment Scheme for theses in Nigerian Universities by National Universities Commission (NUC); member, Tech­nical Advisory Group, TETFund (Tertiary Education Trust Fund) Higher Education Book Development Project.(2009 – Date); Member 2011 National University Commission (NUC) accreditation panel Basic Medical Science to Bingham Univer­sity, KaruNassarawa State.
• He equally served on Medical and Dental Council of Ni­gerian Observer to the First Professional Examination (2nd MBBS Examination) of Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos – November 2002; member, Learned Conferences Society, Abia State University, Uturu; member of 2009 National Universities Commission (NUC)ad-hoc ac­creditation panel of academic programmes in Nigerian Uni­versities – Medical Science “B” discipline in Northern Zone of Nigeria (University of Maiduguri); and Editor-in-Chief, Jour­nal of Experimental and Clinical Anatomy; – Official Journal of the Society of Experimental & Clinical Anatomists of Nigeria (SECAN), published by MEDKNOW – India (TETFund Sup­ported), among others
• Prof. Anibeze had done theses and project write-up on The intestinal parasites of school children in Nachi and Oji (Anambra State) B.Sc Project, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; (1988), The ichthyology and comparative eco-anatomical fauna of fish of Agulu lake. M.Sc Dissertation, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; (1995), Aspects of the Ecobiology and Hypothalamus/Hypophyseal studies ofHeterobranchuslongifilis(Val. 1810) PhD Thesis University of Nigeria, Nsukka; (1988), Appraisal of the functioning and achievement of Women Cooperatives of the lower Ebonyi River Basin. MBA Dissertation Enugu State University of Sciences & Tech. Enugu.

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