The Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine in Cyprus, a world renowned college of training and researching into holistic medicine, has appointed Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu, a prostate cancer researcher and policy maker as research professor in Prostate Cancer and Alternative Medicine.
Dr. Nyarkotey Obu well-known for his works in prostate cancer and alternative medicine in the country completed his PhD (A.M) at the IBAM Academy, Kolkata, India. His PhD focuses on the impact of alternative medicine on Ghanaian men diagnosed with prostate cancer and the use of local plant Croton Membranaceus.
His works revealed the rightful use of croton membranaceus in the management of prostate diseases in Ghana by the herbal practitioners. His research also revealed the rightful use of alternative medicine in the management of prostate cancer. Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu has published extensively on prostate cancer and alternative medicine in Ghana. He was appointed the national president of the Alternative Medical Association of Ghana (AMAG) to steer its affairs.
A copy of the appointment letter issued by Dr George J Georgiou
the Academic Director accepted by Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu and reads:
“Further to our conversations, and after reviewing your resume, it is my pleasure to offer you a position at the Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine as a Research Professor in Prostate Cancer and Alternative Medicine.
Your appointment is based on your extensive research in the field of prostate cancer and alternative medicine in Ghana and your innovative policy to declare father’s day in Ghana as a national Prostate Cancer Awareness day in the black community.
This recommendation has been forwarded with your credentials to the College Board of Directors. The Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine position is a Non-tenure track position, authorized by the Bylaws of the Board of the College.
The provisions of Bylaws (including those with respect to termination and grant funded positions) are incorporated into this letter of appointment based on the College’s acceptance of your proposal. The term of your non-tenure track appointment is for 5 years, commencing on 1st September 2016 and ending on September 2021 or upon termination of the research.
Renewal of your appointment depends both upon quality of performance and availability of funds for your research in Ghana.
This appointment is subject to all provisions of the Bylaws of the Board of the college and any amendments that may from time-to-time be duly adopted.
Part of your responsibilities will be to teach our students at a distance that may benefit from your specialties, introduce and create new courses that are part of your specializations, share research papers and articles with our students, as well as sharing your research findings intermittently as you progress. In addition, co-authoring papers published in peer reviewed journals with our academic staff would be a further requirement.
You are also eligible to introduce students and Colleges of alternative medicine in Ghana and West Africa to the Da Vinci College for affiliation and other transactions for the betterment of alternative medicine globally, including workshops, seminars etc.
I am delighted that you will be joining the faculty, and I look forward to working with you”, the statement ended.
Dr. Nyarkotey current research focuses on the hibiscus tea and its impact on PSA level of Ghanaian men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Others include the impact of Chiropractic and Homeopathic remedies on Ghanaian men diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Dr. Nyarkotey Obu is the youngest to be appointed in the faculty at the age of 31 and the only Ghanaian to conduct research into prostate cancer and alternative medicine at the international level with world class professors and scientists in the faculty. Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu is a Dangme from Doryumu in the greater Accra region.
He is the director of Men’s Health Foundation Ghana; De Men’s Clinic & Prostate Research Lab and Dangme media limited publishers of Dangme newspaper. Dr. Nyarkotey Obu studied the first ever masters program in Prostate Cancer organized by Sheffield Hallam University UK and Prostate Cancer UK and was also recognized as one of the most successful students in prostate cancer by the alumni connects office of the school.
He was also recognized as one of the top 5 doctor columnist on LinkedIn. He is a columnist, Author and feature writer in most of the newspapers in the country on prostate cancer, alternative medicine and the Dangme land. He pushed for the declaration of the father’s day in Ghana as national prostate cancer awareness day and launched the Do it 4 Dad prostate cancer awareness campaign this year on father’s day.