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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 Institute 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.

Religion

Righteousness is a demand of God. It can be received only through faith in God.

Politics

All Christians, and particularly those in leadership positions, should prayerfully seek God’s mind and will and strongly to consider the potential problems of politicizing the church and the pulpit before endorsing candidates.

Views

It is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

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 Institute Nutrition, Rotary.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Olugbenga Awoseyi, June 14, 1973. Children: Oluyemisi, Olusola, Ayodele, Omotunde.