Oladele Ogunseitan PhD, MPH ’98, professor of public health and founding chair of the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention at UC Irvine, is a recipient of the OpenCourseWare Leadership Excellence (ACE) Award, given by OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW Consortium). Ogunseitan received the prestigious Leadership ACE award in recognition of his role in raising the profile of the UC Irvine free and open education site.The Awards for OpenCourseWare Excellence annually recognize individuals, courseware and OpenCourseWare sites. Ogunseitan received his award at the OCW Consortium’s annual conference, which was held in Cambridge, UK, April 16-18, 2012.
“It is an honor to receive this recognition from the OCW Consortium,” said Ogunseitan. “It’s important that more colleges and universities embrace this movement and add their courses and lectures to the OCW Consortium’s catalogue to increase access to higher education around the world.”
Ogunseitan is chair of UC Irvine’s Program in Public Health and a professor of social ecology, and has operated as the co-director of the UC Irvine Framework Program in Global health since 2009. He also serves as the director of research education, training, and career development for the NIH- funded Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.