During the summer of 1979, as a young medical student, Alphonsus Obayuwana (ANPA President, 2000-2002) received a research grant to conduct a two-year study on “Human Hope”. After thirty years of painstaking scientific enquiry, he has summarized his findings in a new book, “The Five Sources of Human Hope: Mirror of Our Humanity”. In the book, Dr. Obayuwana thoroughly explains where, how, why, when, and from what five sources humans routinely find hope in life. He demystifies hope and takes it forever out of abstraction.
Just published by iUniverse, Dr. Obayuwana’s book has received high praise from reviewers. At Pacific Book Review, Brandon Nolta, extoled the book as “very readable–and also very informative… a “must” read for any physician or medical student interested in the art and science of healing, or to the person going through a difficult time in their life. It will also raise and answer many questions about quality of life issues and ways to raise real hope without fostering a false sense of hope.”
Also Dr. Kingsley E. Iyamu, a board-certified psychiatrist described the book as educational and inspiring; “a very thought provoking thesis on the essence of human life.”
Dr. Obayuwana is currently the associate chairman in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, OH. He lives with his wife of over thirty-five years in Perrysburg, Ohio. He is a grandfather as well as a retired US Air Force Reserve Officer. Previously, Dr. Obayuwana has served as a member of faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the University of Maryland, and Eastern Virginia Medical School.