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Nigerian doctor elected President of US black Cardiologists

Dr Akinboboye Dr Akinboboye

 

A US-based Nigerian doctor, Ola Akinboboye has emerged as the new president of the Association of Black Cardiologists in the US, Empowered Newswire reports.

Akinboboye was unanimously elected by the 4500 member-strong US national umbrella organization recently and inaugurated last month in Chicago Illinois.

Speaking in an exclusive interview, the Chief Executive Officer of the association, Mr. Andre Williams said “the association is excited to have Dr. Ola Akinboboye become the president of ABC,” for the next two years.

Akinboboye, a graduate of Medicine from the University of Ibadan, is a prominent US medical practitioner with health centers in New York, an award-winning nuclear cardiologist, and is listed among the Top Doctors in the New York region by leading US medical publications.

The president and leaders of the ABC are deemed among significant figures in the American society in the driving and directing the nation’s medical and health policy outside of government circles, by the virtue of the association’s representation of all black Americans and people of color.

The association is dedicated to eliminating the disparities related to cardiovascular disease in all people of color in the US and it currently has public and private partnerships that is increasing its impact in communities across the nation.

Besides, the aassociation is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), as an educational institution regulating the practice of cardiology and related professions. Its stated mission “is to champion the elimination of cardiovascular disparities through education, research and advocacy.”

Although Akinboboye was inaugurated last month in Chicago at a well-attended annual membership dinner of the national group of black cardiologists, the headquarters of the association is in Washington DC, the US capitol, which affords it to relate effectively with the US government.

Founded in 1974 by 17 medical doctors, the ABC was established “to bring special attention to the adverse impact of cardiovascular disease on African Americans,” and has now grown from the initial 17 to well over 4000 members at the last count, according to Williams who spoke from Washington DC.

Speaking on his election and assumption of office as the president of Black cardiologists in the US, Akinboboye said “ABC is the Umbrella organization for Black cardiologists in the United States, and the organization plays a critical role in healthcare policy making, particularly on issues regarding healthcare of African-Americans”.

Akinboboye who will serve a two-year tenure until 2014 is the second Nigerian to be elected president of the ABC, after Dr. Elizabeth Ofili who was president between 2000-2002.
According to the CEO Williams, Akinboboye had served earlier on the association’s leadership on the Medical Education Committee, where he helped with securing the accreditation of the group.

“Akinboboye has spoken at many national conferences and besides his medical degree, he also has an MPH and MBA from Columbia University.” He added that as president the UI-trained doctor will advance the membership of the ABC and also ensure international growth including linking the US with the African continents with such training programmes.

Williams explained that members of the association are drawn from across the length and breadth of the US, including all certified cardiologists, corporate bodies, and non medical practitioners drawn from the American community interested in the promotion of a good heart health. He encouraged members of the community to explore the web site of the association, www.abcardio.org to discover tips on promoting good heart health.

Can’t go a day without you! Kim Kardashian jets to New York and straight back into Kanye West’s arms just hours after dining with the President .

By Leah Simpson

She had the pleasure of dining with the President at one of the most prestigious events of the year last night, but Kim Kardashian may have had other things on her mind at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

It seemed the reality television star could hardly wait to get back to her beau after making an appearance at the event with her mother and manager Kris Jenner.

Following a dramatic arrival in an emerald old-Hollywood style dress, the 31-year-old couldn’t wait to leave Washington D.C this morning to spend more time with her latest boyfriend Kanye West.

Together again: Kim Kardashian was back with Kanye West today as they held hands on a lunch date to Serafina in NYCTogether again: Kim Kardashian was back with Kanye West today as they held hands on a lunch date to Serafina in NYC

Kardashian was back to her old ways as far as her dress sense is concerned, today she was seen going for a lunch date with the rapper at pizza restaurant Serafina in New York City.

The star looked more dressed for night out than a lazy Sunday afternoon as she donned a one-shouldered black mini dress as she walked through the Big Apple holding hands with her man.

Kim teamed her frock – which revealed plenty of flesh in the back as the material rose up towards her derriere – with chunky gold bangles and thinly heeled shoes.

Dressed to impress: She wore a frock which drew attention to her behind while he struggled to keep his covered in low-slung jeansDressed to impress: She wore a frock which drew attention to her behind while he struggled to keep his covered in low-slung jeans

Different fashion memos: The couple held hands as they traipsed the street boasting completely different stylesDifferent fashion memos: The couple held hands as they traipsed the street boasting completely different styles

 

She was preened to perfection as she let her poker straight locks hang loose, meanwhile her date went for a more casual style.

West, 34, threw on a burnt orange jacket over a crisp white T-shirt, teaming the item with large boots and of course baggy jeans.

Once again the trousers were almost falling down past his behind, an impractical style the musician has been frequently flaunting lately.

Theatre fans: They later went to watch a showing of the musical Wicked Theatre fans: They later went to watch a showing of the musical Wicked

While keeping a firm grip on his lady with one hand he was forced to hold on to his clothing with the other in an effort to avoid any embarrassing slips.

They later went to watch a showing of the Broadway musical Wicked.

The night before Kardashian flew out to the US capital city for yesterday’s celebrity-studded event, he was seen hitching up his denims as he followed his new flame into his apartment.

They obviously can’t go a day without seeing each other as Kim headed to the annual bash which honours the best of political journalism, directly from her romantic night with the star.

Surprise: Kardashian tweeted about Jason Binn being on her flight from Washington D.CSurprise: Kardashian tweeted about Jason Binn being on her flight from Washington D.C

The night before: She was at the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington HiltonThe night before: She was at the 98th Annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton

On her way back to see him this morning the church-goer squeezed in a little worship time before  boarding her flight.

She wrote on her Twitter page: ‘Who knew they had a chapel in the airport! Church service before the flight!’

Once she had taken to her seat she shared with her followers that she had bumped into media Jason Binn, a leading publisher of luxury magazines.

She tweeted: ‘Look who’s on my flight @jasonbinn … I feel safe now!’

Can't get enough of each other: Kim enjoyed dinner with West on Friday before her big appearance in front of the President Can’t get enough of each other: Kim enjoyed dinner with West on Friday before her big appearance in front of the President

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2137034/Kim-Kardashian-jets-New-York-straight-Kanye-Wests-arms-just-hours-dining-President.html#ixzz1tV87fERQ

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