Meet Dr. Patrick Mends

If anyone knows their secondary school history, they can certainly relate to this profile. Adisadel College (Adisco) in Cape Coast is the second oldest secondary school in Ghana. It has graduated the likes of Dr. Nii Narku of Network Computer Systems (who is credited with bringing the internet to Ghana) and Dr. Augustus Asmah, the current chief executive of the Central Regional Development Agency in Cape Coast. Since its inception, Adisadel College has earned its right to boast its production of some of the brightest minds and articulate men in Ghana. It is for this reason that we are proud to introduce to you Dr. Patrick Mends.

Patrick attended Adisco from form 1 to Upper 6, where he chose to study physics, chemistry and biology for his A Level sequence. Continuing in the spirit of excellency, he earned a scholarship from the Cornell University School of Arts and Science in Ithaca, NY. While at Cornell, he opted to pursue a double major, and secured a BA degree in Math and Economics. Not willing to stop there, he went on to the University of California, San Francisco, to earn a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree, which serves as the basis for his current profession. After graduation, Dr. Mends worked as a Pharmacy resident for a year with the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Fontana, CA. In efforts to carry on in the mode of high accomplishment that has been his trademark since his secondary school days, Patrick did a two-year fellowship with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. He worked in the company's division of research between 1997-1999. Dr. Mends is now fully employed by Norvatis as an Outcomes Research Manager.

And so we see a trend here. Dr. Mends has demonstrated that how you begin a race will determine how you finish it. He has maintained a constant stamina and momentum since his younger days to this point, and it has yielded enviable results.

Patrick Mends, kudos to you!

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