“Pace, Flexibility, Friendliness – Why I Study at INMED”
September 22nd, 2023 by Nicholas Comninellis
“As an international who has had the opportunity to visit, study, and practice in different countries around the world, I still learned a lot in the Master’s in International Health (MIH) Program of INMED,” shares Abiodun Akinwuntan, PhD, Dean of the University of Kansas School of Health Professions. “With the knowledge gained, I am even better prepared to significantly contribute to improving healthcare services in developing countries, and especially in those with very low financial resources. My global health experience and knowledge have certainly been broadened by my participation in the program. The pace, flexibility, and friendliness of the faculty and staff of the program are highly commendable. Despite my very tight official schedule, I was able to go through the program without much difficulty. I recommend the MIH program to anyone interested in global health and in working with underserved communities anywhere in the world.”
Dr. Akinwuntan is a physical rehabilitation specialist whose MIH Service-Learning and Scholarly Project center on acute post-stroke therapies in the setting of Nigeria. In the wake of greater control of infectious diseases, chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and atherosclerotic vascular disease are leading to greater incidence of stroke, and also greater demand for expertise like that of Dr. Akinwuntan.
Post-MIH, what is next in the career of Dr. Akinwuntan? “My main motivation is to continue to excel in international health-related activities. I visit Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, India, and Australia to explore more international health exchange opportunities for faculty and students as I effectively lead the University of Kansas to successfully undertake many new international health-related initiatives.”