Mmadili N. Ilozumba

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Bachelor of Science, Applied Microbiology and Brewing, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria
Master of Science in Public Health, Epidemiology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Hometown: Anambra, Anambra, Nigeria
Research Interests: Molecular and genetic cancer epidemiology, cancer health disparities
Long-term career goals: To significantly contribute to the field of cancer epidemiology with my research. To help answer questions pertaining to the genetic risk factors of cancer development. I am passionate about helping minority populations who are disproportionately affected by the burden of cancer. Following the completion of my PhD program, I plan to work as a Cancer Epidemiologist in a Cancer Research Institute or an Assistant Professor in a University.
What philosophy guides your education? “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
Date Accomplishments
April 2019
  • Poster Presentation at the PHHP Research Day. “Cadmium Exposure and Risk of Adverse Kidney Outcomes”. Mmadili Ilozumba, David TY Cheng, Lusine Yaghjyan.
  • Awarded the Chair of Epidemiology Travel Award to attend the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) 2019 annual conference in Tampa, Florida.
March 2019
  • Poster Presentation at the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) 2019 Conference. “Impact of Obesity and Expression of Obesity-Related Genes in the Progression of Prostate Cancer in African American Men”. Mmadili Ilozumba, Ting-Yuan David Cheng, Bashir Dabo, Janice Zgibor, Shai Schwartz, Ganna Chornokur, Jong Park.
January 2019
  • Abstract titled “Impact of Obesity and Expression of Obesity-Related Genes in the Progression of Prostate Cancer in African American Men” accepted for poster presentation at the 2019 American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) conference in March 2019
October 2018
  • Poster presentation at UF Health Cancer Center Research Day. “Relationship between Genetic Polymorphisms and Corresponding Blood Biomarkers of One-Carbon Metabolism in Postmenopausal Women: Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study”. Ilozumba M, Cheng TD, Neuhouser ML, Miller JW, Makar K, Zheng Y, Song X, Ose J, Ulrich C.