The University of Ilorin (Unilorin) has hailed an American don, Emeritus Prof. Eugene Myers, for donating equipment worth thousands of dollars to its Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) Department.
In a statement signed by Prof. Busari Alabi, the ORL Course Coordinator in Unilorin, the university said that the high quality instruments known as German products – Karl Storzwill – would be of immense use for patients’ care and medical education.
According to the university, Myers is of the ORL Department of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the U.S.
“The equipment will be used for cadaver dissections and elective surgery.
“Myers is an expert who has played leadership roles in most of the professional and scientific societies in the field of Head and Neck Surgery.
“He was awarded a gold medal for his international activities at the 2009 IFOS World Congress, and currently serves as the Honorary President of the Balkan Society of Otolaryngology.
” Furthermore, he is the Regional Advisor to the Balkans for the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery,” Unilorin said.
He added that Myers had served on the boards of many non-profit organisations, including Pennsylvania Lions Hearing Research Foundation and Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer, among others.