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prof ma isawumiProf. ISAWUMI Michaeline Asuquo
Provost, College of Health Sciences

Michaeline Asuquo ISAWUMI is a Professor of Ophthalmology. She obtained MBBCh in 1989 (University of Calabar), MSc Community Eye Health in 2002 from University College London. She has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist since 2003 and started an academic carrier as a Lecturer since 2004.

She has held many academic positions as well as hold positions in national professional bodies. She has been Head of department across 2 Universities (LAUTECH Osogbo and Osun State University) since 2007. Acting Dean across 2 Faculties (Basic Medical Sciences, and Clinical Sciences, since 2013).

She belongs to many professional bodies both nationally and internationally and has also attended many national and international conferences and workshops with papers presented.

Research Interests, Achievements / Specialization:
Her research interests lie in general, community, paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus as well as general medicine that affects the population where she has contributed immensely to know. Life member and Fellow of the Nigerian Postgraduate Medical College (FMCOphth 2003), Life member and Fellow of the West African College of Surgeon (FWACS 2004), Fellow of International College of Surgeons (FICS 2007), and a Fellow of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus obtained from L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad , India.(FLVPEI 2009).
She is a member of American Academy of Ophthalmology,American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and World Society for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
She is a project consultant to Lions Club International Foundation on the project “SIGHT FIRST” 2019-2024 and one of the Facilitators for the SiB(Seeing Is Believing) Project in Osun State of Nigeria.(2017-18). She is a reviewer for many local and international journals

Contributions to knowledge
She has over 50 scholarly publications in local and international journals as well as conference proceedings and book of abstracts. She has supervised 5 Senior Residents in the Fellowship examination

Scientific /Professional Activities:
She has chaired international and national conference sessions. Has been member of national pediatric ophthalmology working group and curriculum design tor the Nigerian Subspecialty training.
She was the 1st Vice Chairman and currently the Treasurer of the Women Ophthalmologist of Nigeria

Academic / Professional Appointments
Was also the Chairperson of the LOC 2019, Ophthalmoogical Society of Nigeria Osun state branch. She has led several community outreaches and pioneered the last glaucoma week awareness and screening outreach done in UNIOSUN 2017.
She has been a resource person in the Nigerian Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Society postgraduate training in 2016.

Grants and Scholarship Awarded:
I. DFID (Common Wealth Scholarship) for MSc-CEH, University College London. 2001-2002
II. Orbis Fellowship for training in Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus. LV Prasad Eye Institute, India in 2009
iii. WHO/Lions Club Foundation International grant for Prevention of Childhood Blindness, Osogbo Satellite centre 2013- 2015
iv. World Ophthalmology Congress 2014 Travel grant to Tokyo
v. TETFund research grant for control and prevention of blindness in rural communities of Osun State 2015
vi. Travel grant to attend the joint American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus(AAPOS) and Paediatric Ophthalmology Society of India(SPOSI) conference at Jaipur, India, December 2016
vii. Surgical skills training award for SICS by Lions Club International Foundation 2020

Membership of Learned and Professional Association
i. International member American Academy for Pediatric Ophthalmology
and Strabismus
ii. International member American Academy of Ophthalmology
iii. Member World Society for Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
iv. Member of the Nigerian Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus of the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria (NIPOSS)
v. Treasurer, Women Ophthalmologist of Nigeria
vi. Fellow International College of Surgeons(FICS)
vii. Fellow, West African College of Surgeons (FWACS)
viii. Member, Nigerian Surgical Research Society (NSRS)
ix. Member, Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria
x. Member, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)
xi. Fellow, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria(FMCOph)
xii. Member Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria(OSN)
xiii. Member, Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN)

Selected recent Publications

  1. Kolawole OU, IyandaRA, Isawumi MA.(2017) Computer-Related Vision Problems In Osogbo, South-Western Nigeria. African Journal of Biomedical Research 20; 267- 27.
  2. Adeoti CO., Adejumo OO., Isawumi M A, Kolawole O U, HaastrupAA.(2017)Orbital cellulitis in a tertiary institution in Nigeria: Improving Outcomes. Nigerian Journal Of Ophthalmology
  3. Isawumi MA.(2017)Commentary on aphakic correction in Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna, Nigeria. Archives of Medicine and Surgery; 2: 89-90
  4. Isawumi MA, Akinsola FB.(2016) Ocular Health Status and Causes of Enrolment into Special Schools in Osun State, Nigeria. Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences;18(12):e4960.doi:10.17795/zjrms-4960(
  5. Isawumi MA, Adebayo M. (2017)Child Abuse and the Eye in an African Population. Korean J Ophthalmol.;31(2):143-150. doi: 10.3341/kjo.2017.31.2.143.
  6. Isawumi MA. (2017)Childhood blindness and visual impairment in an underserved population in South West Nigeria: A clinic-based study. East and Central African Journal of Surgery;22(3):2-10.(Online since 30thApril 2018)(International)
  7. Oyedeji O, Isawumi M, Kolawole O, Olagunju F. (2019). Cytomegalovirus Retinitis Presenting With Blindness in an HIV Infected Nigerian Child. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research ; 9(10): 165-9. Open Access

Conferences/Workshops Attendance:
She has attended over 50 conferences/workshops spanning over 8 countries, the most recent being:
1. Training workshop at New Delhi India for (i)Glaucoma shunt surgery (ii) Anterior vitrectomy for cataract surgery and (iii) Phacoemulsification in 2015
2. Isawumi MA. (2016)A 7- year review of thyroid eye disease ina tertiary hospital in Nigeria. 4th SIDCAIN international conference, Uniosun, Osogbo, Nigeria. Feb 2nd - 4th .
3. Isawumi MA.(2017) How to be an Advocate for Child Eye Health. Presented at the Nigerian Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Society(NIPOSS) National Scientific Conference proceedings, Kaduna, Nigeria. 21stAugust
4. Participant at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Conference (2017). New Orleans 11-14th November
5. World Ophthalmology congress, Barcelona Spain, June 16-19th,2018. Paper Presented:-Ocular Biometric Measurements and Central Corneal Thickness in an African Pediatric Population
6. Update course on HIV prevention and treatment: Policies, Guidelines and Research in Nigeria. Organized by the ‘New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society’ in collaboration with The Infectious Disease Group, University College Hospital, Ibadan on August 1, 2018
7. Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) conference in Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset-West, Western Cape, South Africa, 3 - 6 September 2019.
8. Participant, American Academy of Ophthalmology conference, San Francisco. November 11-15th 2019

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