Time Line

1920
Born 19 February, near Buea, West Cameroon

1944
Scholarship to study in the Government College in Ibadan, Nigeria

1948
Scholarship to study medicine, Ibadan, Nigeria

1954
Qualified as a surgeon, University of London.

1962-1963
Rockefeller Foundation Research Fellowship in Cancer Chemotherapy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

1964
Exchange Professor in Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital Medical School, Baltimore, USA

1965-1968
Appointed Head of Surgery, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

1967
Appointed Head of the Nigerian Medical Corp

1971-1974
Professor and Head of Surgery, University Centre for Health Sciences, University of Yaounde, Cameroon

1972
The Albert Lasker Medical Research Award for the treatment of Burkitt’s lymphoma, New York, USA

1974-1982
Vice-Chancellor University of Yaounde, Cameroon, with responsibility as the academic head of the institution

1984-1988
Appointed Minister of Public Health Yaounde, Cameroon

1984 – Present
Professor of Surgery and Director of the Cancer Research Laboratory,
University Center for Health Sciences, Yaounde, Cameroon

1991
The Clinic of Hope was opened to treat HIV, Sickle-cell anaemia and cancer

2001
President, Cameroon Academic of Sciences

2003
The Leon Sullivan Achievement Award for work in HIV/AIDS therapeutic vaccine research

2005-present
The future: Refining therapeutic uses of Vanhivax