Njwen Anyangwe-Ngute, Ph.D. is passionate about health and wellness, with a focus on nutrition and chronic disease prevention. She is a Certified Health Promotion Instructor with the American Cancer Society (ACS), with specific interest in cancer education and prevention. She is also passionate about science, education, career development, and the empowerment of women, young minds and the girl child. Dr. Anyangwe-Ngute is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Howard University. She has over 17 years of higher educatio
Njwen Anyangwe-Ngute, Ph.D. is passionate about health and wellness, with a focus on nutrition and chronic disease prevention. She is a Certified Health Promotion Instructor with the American Cancer Society (ACS), with specific interest in cancer education and prevention. She is also passionate about science, education, career development, and the empowerment of women, young minds and the girl child.
Dr. Anyangwe-Ngute is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Howard University. She has over 17 years of higher education experience teaching biochemistry, biology, food science, organic chemistry, or nutrition and health courses at the University of Buea (Cameroon), Wayne State University (WSU) (Detroit, Michigan), Madonna University (Livonia, Michigan) and Howard University (Washington DC). She is also a toxicologist with substantial experience in safety evaluation and risk assessment of food and dietary ingredients.
She has developed presentations and presented to both scientific and non-scientific audiences at scientific, health, and career development conferences. Some examples of her speaking engagements are listed below.
1. Keynote speaker at several conferences including the EXSSA USA 16th Annual Convention; STEAAM Fair by Infotech Sans Frontiere; Wisdom, Wellness, and Wealth Conference; Department of Nutrition and Food Science Marqueta C. Huyck Lecture Series, WSU; and WSU Career Event.
2. Moderator and/or panelist at several health and career conferences including the 8th Frontiers in Chemistry and Biology Interface Symposium, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC); ACS African-American Men’s Health Conference; Wisdom, Wealth and Wellness Conference; All Cameroonian Cultural and Development Foundation Cancer Awareness Symposium; the Patcha Foundation Cancer Symposium; Salem Baptist Church Health Day; Rising Star Kids Club Career Event; and Pine Crest Elementary School Career Day. She was member of the speaker committee of the 2011 ACS African-American Men’s Health Conference.
3. Guest Lecturer, Maryland Institute of Environmental Health, University of Maryland School of Public Health; Invited Speaker, Annual Fundraising Gala of the Patcha Foundation and Atanga Kidney Foundation; Invited speaker at Annual Health Fairs, Women’s Day Celebrations or Cancer Awareness Months at several churches, offices, cultural groups, and social organizations here in the USA and in Cameroon.
4. Conducted several train-the-trainer sessions at the American Cancer Society’s Faith-Based Program for new health promotion speakers, and trained new health promotion speakers at the African Educare Mission Group (AEMG).
Dr. Anyangwe-Ngute is a multidisciplinary scientist with education and experience in biochemistry, cancer biology, molecular biology, nutrition, and regulatory toxicology. She holds a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Science with emphasis in Cancer Biology from WSU, Detroit, Michigan. She holds an M.S degree in Medical Biochemistry and a B.S. degree in Biochemistry (First Class Honors) from University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Her post-doctoral research focused on signaling pathways in colorectal cancer, with a goal of identifying a potential therapeutic target. Her doctoral research focused on the role of the tumor suppressor gene p53 in Base Excision Repair Pathway. Her M.S. research investigated the efficacy of Scoparia dulcis and Catharanthus roseus in the management of Diabetes Mellitus, and her B.S. research investigated the efficacy of different brands of Chloroquine on Malaria parasite.
Dr. Anyangwe-Ngute has been a recipient of numerous prizes, scholarships, fellowships and awards, including Best Graduating Female student, Dean’s Award for Best Graduating Faculty of Science student, Best Graduating Biochemistry student, Dr. Omogbai’s memorial prize for Best Graduating Biochemistry Student, and University of Port Harcourt Women’s prize for Best Graduating Female student at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. In addition, during her doctoral program at WSU, she received the Thomas Rumble Fellowship, Arthur J. Walker Memorial Annual Scholarship, Parent Family Endowed Scholarship, Graduate Student Travel Awards, and Department of Nutrition and Food Science Scholarships. She was also inducted into the Phi Beta Delta Honors Society for International Scholars at WSU. She received a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders (NIDDK) Minority RO1 Supplement for her post-doctoral research in 2006/2007, and was a Biotechnology Institute Minority (SMDP) Fellow in 2007.
Dr. Anyangwe-Ngute is a member of several professional organizations including the African Society for Toxicological Sciences, the American Society for Nutrition, the Association for Women in Science, the Food and Drug Law Institute, Genetic Toxicology Association, and the Society of Toxicology.
Overall, Dr. Anyangwe-Ngute is passionate about Health Promotion, Cancer Prevention, Science, Education, Career Development, and the Empowerment of Women, Young Minds and the Girl Child.
Thank you for your EXCELLENT keynote address “Reducing your Risk for Chronic Diseases through Lifestyle Changes: Cancer as a Case Study” at the Wisdom, Wealth, and Wellness Conference held on Saturday, September 28, 2013. I greatly appreciated your thoughtful and well-prepared remarks; you not only met my expectations, you exceeded them! Thank you for caring enough to prepare great facts and statistics, and to share your stories. Your thoroughness and thoughtfulness resulted in an outstanding presentation. The participants loved your presentation and look forward to hearing you again in the future.- Phyllis Slade Martin, Owner, Slade&Associates, LLC
Dr. Njwen Anyangwe-Ngute,- Julia Addae, Mintah - On behalf of Health Ministry Coordinators, Agape Life Ministries
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition,
Food and Drug Administration.
Presenter: 7/24/2010; 7/09/2011; 7/21/2012; 7/20/2013; 7/19/2014
Event: Agape Life Ministries Annual Health Fair
Dr. Njwen Anyangwe-Ngute has helped the Agape Life Ministries Annual Health Fair grow amazingly over the past 4 years. The first presentation she did for us was in 2010; and she has presented at least two sessions at every fair we have had since then.
Dr. Njwen’s presentations focused on Cancer Education / Awareness (Breast, Prostate, Colorectal Cancers). Her presentations are highly detailed and informative. She is able to capture the attention of her audience and engage them in interactive sessions.
Group Training: With the support of Rev. Dr. Adrien Ngudiankama, Faith-Based Partnerships Project Manager of American Cancer Society, Dr. Njwen organized and invited The Agape Life Health Committee members to attend a 3-hour Train-the-Trainer session which focused on risks, signs and symptoms, screening and prevention of breast, colon, and prostrate cancers. 13 of us went through the training and are currently certified to be a resource for the church, our families and loved ones, and the community at large.
• Health and Wellness
• Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention
• Cancer Prevention
• Nutrition Tools to make Healthy Food Choices
• Career Development
• Empowerment of Women and the Girl Child
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