Dr Winnie Ogechukwu Obiano, an associate professor and daughter of former governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has said that her University of Iowa fellowship is a dream come ture.
The medical doctor was recently recognised for her contributions to the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Carver College, University of Iowa, United States of America, a prestigious medical college, where students learn to become accomplished physicians, top-flight researchers and educators.
Scholars go to Iowa to study medicine in a programme that deploys case-based learning.
With emphasis on problem-solving skills, early exposure to patients and enhanced community-based experiences, the university is one of the best in medical sciences.
The board-certified doctor of internal medicine and psychiatry was decorated as a Fellow of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Health by the university.
Speaking on the fellowship induction, Dr Obiano stated that the award is a dream come true, as she believes her extensive research in the field of medicine will benefit humanity.
“Good health is not a destination we arrive at; it is a path we forge every day through the decisions we make. Having a healthy lifestyle is important for everyone, and I will always be an advocate for healthy living.
“This award showed that they recognised my little contributions to the development of polysomnography, sleep science, general health and wellbeing. On this note, I am pledging to continue with what I am known for, which is promoting good health through comprehensive research,” she said.
She expressed gladness for the honour done to her by the induction.
“I feel very happy and so honoured receiving this award, as this means a lot to me and my family,” she added.
Congratulating her fellow awardees, she prayed to God to give them the strength and wisdom to continually excel and be shining examples in their respective careers.
The associate professor thanked her parents and the University of Iowa for the opportunity to progress her medical career.