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About Prof. Augustine Onyeaghala

Professor Augustine Anayochukwu Onyeaghala, is a distinguished figure in the field of Medical Laboratory Science. With an illustrious academic journey spanning various continents, he holds a PhD in Clinical Research from the University of Central Nicaragua/Texila American University, South America. Prior to this, he earned an MSc in Chemical Pathology from Olabisi Onabanjo University, and an Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Science from the School of Medical Laboratory Science, University College Hospital, Ibadan.

Professor Onyeaghala's professional journey is marked by a rich tapestry of experiences and accomplishments. He has served in academic capacities at esteemed institutions such as Afe Babalola University and Lead City University. He currently holds the position of Professor in Medical Laboratory Science at Chrisland University. Additionally, his tenure as an Adjunct Professor at Lead City University further underscores his commitment to academia and research.

His expertise extends beyond academia, as evidenced by his involvement in numerous technical health projects at the national level over the past five years. Noteworthy contributions include his role as a consultant in the development of the National Medical Laboratory Integration Policy and his involvement in the Anti-Retrovirus Therapy (ART) Impact Survey, among others. Professor Onyeaghala's impact transcends borders, evident in his extensive publications and presentations at major conferences and workshops both locally and internationally. Notably, he has authored several books and contributed to numerous peer-reviewed articles, cementing his reputation as a thought leader in his field.

Professor Onyeaghala's academic prowess and commitment to research have been further recognised through prestigious travelling scholarships. He has been the recipient of travel grants from esteemed organisations such as the Joint Welcome Trust, , National Institute of Health (NIH), and the Medical Research Council's (MRC) Clinical Research Travel Scholarship, facilitating his participation in international conferences, workshops, and collaborative research endeavours. These scholarships have not only broadened his perspective but have also enabled him to forge valuable connections with experts in his field across the globe.

At the federal level, he has spearheaded impactful projects funded by notable organisations. Among these, collaborations with bodies such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the NCDC, the University of Maryland, and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) stand out. His contributions to initiatives like the Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) programme reflect his commitment to leveraging resources and expertise to address critical healthcare challenges at the national level. Through these partnerships, Professor Onyeaghala has played a pivotal role in advancing healthcare policies and practices, ultimately improving healthcare delivery and outcomes for communities across Nigeria.

Professor Onyeaghala's research focus spans multiple domains within the clinical realm, showcasing his multidisciplinary approach to advancing healthcare with a focus on clinical development of phytotherapies, clinical chemistry, clinical research, quality assurance, and clinical laboratory systems strengthening. His work spans diverse areas, from exploring natural compounds' therapeutic potential to improving diagnostic accuracy and enhancing healthcare infrastructure.

Beyond his academic and professional pursuits, Professor Onyeaghala actively engages in administrative duties, community development activities, and research initiatives. He has held leadership positions and is currently the Head of the Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Dean of the College of Basic Medical and Health Sciences at Chrisland University, demonstrating his dedication to advancing education and healthcare.

With a wealth of experience, a passion for research, and a commitment to excellence, Professor Augustine Anayochukwu Onyeaghala continues to be a driving force in the field of Medical Laboratory Science, leaving an indelible mark on the healthcare landscape both nationally and internationally.

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