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Dr. Abdul Nashirudeen Mumuni Receives the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Medical Physics

Dr. Abdul Nashirudeen Mumuni has emerged the winner of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Young Scientist Award in Medical Physics for the year 2017. Dr. Mumuni is a lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, School of Allied Health Sciences of the University for Development Studies (Tamale Campus).

He holds a BSc (Hons. I) in Applied Physics with Environmental Science from the UDS, an MSc (with Commendation) in Medical Physics Computing from the University of Aberdeen, UK, and a PhD in Clinical Physics, specializing in Neuroimaging and Psychological Medicine from the University of Glasgow, UK. His research interest is in the area of Diagnostic Imaging (focusing on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Spectroscopy (MRS) of the human brain).

The Award was presented to him during the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering in Prague, Czech Republic in June 2018. The Award included a cash prize of 1000 Euro, an IUPAP medal and the IOMP certificate. In addition, a short Biography of him was published in Medical Physics World.

A citation accompanying the Award recognized Dr. Mumuni’s contribution to the advancement of quantitative magnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques in studies of brain metabolism through his research work.

About the IUPAP Young Scientist Award 

This award was established and funded by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and awarded by the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) as the IUPAP affiliated International Commission for Medical Physics.

Source: University Relations