Chima V. Maduka


Chima Maduka is the pioneer recipient of the prestigious Mastercard Foundation scholarship in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, where he majors in comparative medicine and integrative biology. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from University of Maiduguri, where he graduated with distinction and holds an adjunct lecturer position. Chima is keen about advancing musculoskeletal health in humans and animals, and enjoys working with multi-disciplinary teams in a One Health approach. Therefore, he joined the Hankenson Lab in 2018. Chima believes in giving back to his community by providing mentorship to young Africans from several countries and volunteering for the American Red Cross. He spends his leisure time networking, learning new cultures & languages, planning interdisciplinary collaborations, playing soccer and, more recently, basketball.


  • 2015 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.

  • 2019 (expected) Master of Science (MS), Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology Program, Michigan State University, USA.

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 Class of 1970 Travel Award for Trainees, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, USA.

  • 2018 Baobab Leadership Summit Delegate for Michigan State University to Kigali, Rwanda.

  • 2017 Pioneer Mastercard Scholar, Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology Program, Michigan State University, USA.

  • 2017 Mandela-Rhodes Scholarship nominee, South Africa.

  • 2017 Indian Council for Cultural Relations Scholarship recipient, India.

  • 2015 Late Dr (Mrs) Elizabeth Gadzama’s & Dr Hamisu Yelwa’s memorial prizes for the overall best graduating student, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.

Professional membership

  • Member, Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA)

  • Member, Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)

  • Member, International Veterinary Radiology Association (IVRA)

Recent publications

  • Igbokwe IO and Maduka CV (2018). Disease burden affecting pig production in Nigeria: current issues and challenges. Revue d’Élevage et de Médecine vétérinaire des Pays tropicaux 71 (1-2).

  • Maduka CV, Igbokwe IO, Atsanda NN (2016). Appraisal of Chicken Production with Associated Biosecurity Practices in Commercial Poultry Farms Located in Jos, Nigeria. Scientifica.


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