Jean Claude Mbanya
Jean Claude Mbanya was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2020. As a fellow, Jean Claude Mbanya contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.
Jean Claude Mbanya is Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Director Biotechnology Center and Postgraduate Dean Doctoral School of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, University of Yaoundé 1 and Consultant Physician at the National Obesity Centre at the Yaoundé Central Hospital. He is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, England, Fellow and Dean of Biological Sciences, Cameroon Academy of Sciences, Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences. He has a wide span of expertise, but his current focus is on clinical application of basic research and equity of access to care and education and the integration of diabetes and NCD in the primary health care activities of developing countries. Output from his scientific research and service career has been published in 3 books, 33 international book chapters and 256 publications in international peer-reviewed journals with a ResearchGate Score of 47.96, an h-index of 64 and citations of 22,258. His Scopush-index is 51.As President IDF, he championed the convening of the first ever United Nations High Level Summit on non-communicable diseases held in 2011. He was the 2004 recipient of the American Diabetes Association Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes; 2010 recipient of the Most Hon. Hugh Lawson Shearer Memorial Lecture and Award of the University Diabetes Outreach Programme (UDOP), Jamaica; the 16thDr Mohan’s DSC Gold Oration Award, Chennai, India in 2009; the Philip Sherlock Awardof UDOP, Jamaica, for his outstanding international service in the field of diabetes in 2009, and the Lifetime Distinguished Award Dr Mohan’s DSC, Chennai, India in 2012. He has served on the WHO Expert Committee on the Classification and Diagnosis of diabetes, WHOAfrican Advisory Committee on Health Research and Development and the WHO ExpertAdvisory Panel on Chronic Degenerative Diseases. Prof Mbanya in 2011 was conferred the degree of Doctor philosophiae honoris causaby the University of Oslo for significant scientific contribution and work of outstanding quality furthering the scientific endeavour.