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Odutola Osilesi

Odutola Osilesi, Nigerian nutritionist, educator. Recipient Best Research Paper award, Health & Home Economics Association of Land Grant Colleges & State Institutions American, 1982. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, Mississippi Home Economics Association, American Home Economics Association, Society Nutrition Education, Am Inst Nutrition, Rotary.

Background

  • Osilesi, Odutola was born on January 18, 1948 in Sagamu-Remo, Nigeria. Arrived in United States, 1970. Son of Ezekiel Taiku and Christiana (Oyebowale) Osilesi.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Howard University, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy in Human Nutrition & Food, Howard University, 1981.

    Career

    • Laboratory analyst Nigerian Breweries Ltd., Lagos, Nigeria, 1967—1968. Research assistant chief medical examiners office District of Columbia General Hospital, 1977—1978. Research associate Human Nutrition Institute, Agricultural Research Service, Department Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, 1979—1981.

      Research & graduate assistant Howard University, Washington, 1975—1979. Assistant professor home economics, research project leader Alcorn State University, Lorman, Mississippi, since 1981. Consultant nutrition to health center.

      Adviser on nutrition to low income groups, Mississippi, since 1981.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    The belief in religious freedom and its corollary, the separation of the institutions of church and state, come from the commitment to the authority of the Bible.

    Religion

    Christ died on the cross to give humans the promise of everlasting life, but this requires that each individual accepts Christ into his life and asks for forgiveness.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    Language of a derogatory nature (with regard to race, nationality, ethnic background, gender, sexuality, and physical differences) does not reflect value for one another and contradicts the Christian teaching.

    Membership

    Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, Mississippi Home Economics Association, American Home Economics Association, Society Nutrition Education, Am Inst Nutrition, Rotary.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Olugbenga Awoseyi, June 14, 1973. Children: Oluyemisi, Olusola, Ayodele, Omotunde.
    • father: Ezekiel Taiku Osilesi
    • mother: Christiana (Oyebowale) Osilesi
    • spouse: Elizabeth Olugbenga Awoseyi
    • children: Oluyemisi Osilesi
    • Olusola Osilesi
    • Ayodele Osilesi
    • Omotunde Osilesi
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    Born January 18, 1948
    (age 69)
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