REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE RESEARCH GROUP (RMRG)

REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE RESEARCH GROUP (RMRG)

The name of the research group is the Reproductive medicine Research group (RMRG). Our main focus is to determine the effect of environmental chemical exposure, climate, microbes, metabolic and endocrine factors on reproductive functions including gametogenesis, fertilization, preimplantation embryo development, and implantation. Others area include, the impact of these variables on the etiopthogenesis of unexplained infertility, male infertility/aging spermatozoa, recurrent miscarriages, congenital abnormalities, oocyte atresia and menopause.

In addition we shall also focus on basic science and clinical research regarding the impact of environmental, climatic, microbic, metabolic and endocrine factors on Preeclampsia, malaria in pregnancy and maternal mortality

In our environment, the research support for these area of women’s healthcare is so limited.Our group was formed to integrate highly-experienced scientists with a multidisciplinary approach to cutting-edge research that improves the understanding and healthcare in the area of reproduction. The goal of RMRG is to support research that provides solution to abnormalities encountered in reproductive medicine so as to provide the highest level of care and quality of life.

We are committed to providing opportunities for students and young investigators to work within this exciting scientific and medical environment and develop their careers in reproductive medicine.

Our journal, Journal Basic and Clinical Reproductive Sciences also provides the platform for dissemination of information on reproductive medicine.

 

Members of the team include

  1. Professor Uchenna Nwagha. Department of Physiology/Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Medicine University of Nigeria. Phone +2348033128233. E mail; uchenna.nwagha@unn.edu.ng
  2. Dr Bond Anyaehie. Department of Physiology, College of Medicine University of Nigeria
  3. Dr Sabastian Ekenze. Department of Pediatric surgery, College of Medicine University of Nigeria
  4. Dr. Emmanuel Aguwa; Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine University of Nigeria
  5. Dr Eghosa Iyare Department of Physiology, College of Medicine University of Nigeria
  6. Dr.Anthonius Ezeh. Department of Medical Biochemistry, College of Medicine University of Nigeria
  7. Dr Cyril Dim ,department of Physiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Nigeria
  8. Dr Augustine Agu; Department of Anatomy ,College of medicine University of Nigeria
  9. Professor Samuel Udem. Department of physiology and Pharmacology, Faculty of veterinary medico UNN.
  10. Dr Ify Osegbe . Department of Chemical pathology ,College of medicine University of Nigeria
  11. Dr Samuel Ebede. Department of Chemical pathology ,College of medicine University of Nigeria

 

Professor Uchenna Nwagha

Uchenna is a professor of Obstetrics Biology and Reproductive Medicine since 2010. He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus Medical School in 1989, with a distinction in Medical Physiology. He is a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons in the Faculty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He also holds a Master’s of Science degree in Physiology and currently a PhD scholar in Reproductive Biology and Public Administration. Uchenna has a joint appointment in the Department of Physiology/ Obstetrics and Gynaecology. His special area of interest is in Physiology of Pregnancy, Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility, and scholarly editing of Medical Journals. He teaches reproductive Physiology/Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Nigeria. He was the Chief Resident and Academic Coordinator during his days in residency training. He has attended many conferences and workshops and has many publications in peer reviewed Journals. He is an external examiner to some Medical schools and also to the West African Postgraduate Medical College. Currently, he is the editor in chief of Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research, Journal of Basic and Clinical Reproductive Sciences, and the section editor OBGYN, Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice. He is a Member, Society of Gynecologist and Obstetricians of Nigeria (SOGON), European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), International College of Surgeons (ICS), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), and Council of Science Editors (CSE).He is a Team player, lives in Nigeria and happily married, with three lovely children.

Dr Bond Anyaehie

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

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NAME

Anyaehie, Ugochukwu Bond

 

POSITION TITLE

Director of Research/Associate Professor of Human Physiology and Public Health Specialist

 

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING
INSTITUTION AND LOCATION DEGREE

(if applicable)

MM/YY FIELD OF STUDY
Abia State University, Uturu M.B.B.S. 07/98 Medicine and Surgery
Abia State University, Uturu MSc 09/04  

Physiology

Abia State University, Uturu PhD 03/09  

Medical Physiology

University of Nigeria Nsukka MPH 09/11 Public Health and Epidemiology
  1. Personal Statement

I am a Medical Doctor, Physiologist and Public Health Specialist with interest in Health Research that can improve Nigeria’s poor health indices. My research interest presently revolves on Improving   Maternal health outcomes. I was recently in Medical University of Graz Austria as part of an Austrian National project on changes in endothelial function among women in different phases of menstrual cycle. I am also a recipient of the 2012 Research Recognition Award of the prestigious American Physiological Society. In my institution, I have attracted Partnerships with different organizations for Research bordering on maternal health as the Director of the Directorate of Research and Publication. I consult for UK Agency for International development and USAID assisted Health programs in Enugu State of Nigeria. I am presently an Associate Professor at leading the College of Medicine of University of Nigeria Enugu campus.

I believe that within the limited time of an individual’s existence, one must strive to achieve excellence in life through hard work. I am committed to contributing my time and resources towards improving Maternal and Child health in Nigeria

 

Dr IYARE, Eghosa E.

 

I am presently a senior lecturer in the Department of Physiology and I hold a B.Sc., an M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Physiology from the University of Lagos. I have over fifteen (15) years’ experience in teaching, research and examining courses in Medical Physiology. I have taught and examined various aspects of physiology to undergraduate and postgraduate medical and allied medical students of the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria.

 

My overall interest lies in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the developmental programming effects of maternal perinatal nutritional perturbations and consumption of some herbal decoctions (especially those used locally in the treatment of some ailments) during pregnancy and lactation on the developing offspring and how these impact on the offspring’s` phenotype later in life with particular emphasis on postnatal growth, puberty onset and development, ovarian and testicular development and maturation, reproductive performance and the nutrient sensing mechanism in the brain gut axis. I also

Seek to understand how maternal nutrition affect placental development and function and how this relates to the offspring phenotype later in life.

 

 

DR Emmanuel Aguwa;

Emmanuel N. Aguwa became a medical doctor in 1989. He completed his internship in 1990 and National Youth Service in 1991.Since then has had degrees in Public Administration (Postgraduate diploma, 1998); Public Health (MPH [2006], Fellow West African College of Physicians [2004], Fellow National Postgraduate Medical College [2004]).

Emmanuel has worked in several hospitals both private and public. Some of these include Crown Hospital Nkpor Anambra State, Holy Rosary Hospital Emekuku Imo State, Chapel Group Hospital Owerri Imo State and University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu State. He as attended and presented research papers in several conferences and workshops both locally and internationally. He is also a trained WHO/TDR clinical monitor and has been involved in clinical trial. Presently he has more than fifty publications to his credit and is a member of several university committees – some of which include University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Ethics Committee and College of Medicine Directorate for Research and Publication. He is happily married with children

Dr. Sebastian Okwuchukwu Ekenze

POSITION: Senior Lecturer and Acting Head of Sub-Department of Paediatric Surgery

CONTACT DETAILS: Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences, College of

Medicine, UNEC

Email: sebastian.ekenze@unn.edu.ng   sebekenze@gmail.com

 

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Born on Sunday May 21, 1967 at Owerri Imo State, Nigeria, I had primary and secondary education from 1972 to 1983. I obtained First School Leaving Certificate in 1978 and West African School Certificate in 1983. From 1983 to 1983, I had Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Nigeria Nsukka/Enugu Campus and obtained MBBS in 1989. One-year internship and one-year National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) were undertaken in 1990/91 and 1991/92 respectively. This was followed by community service as a medical officer with Mater Christi Hospital, Orlu Imo State from 1993 to 1995. From 1995 to 2001, I undertook postgraduate medical education with the West African College of Surgeon and obtained fellowship of the College (FWACS) in October 2001. I was appointed a consultant Paediatric Surgeon by Federal Medical Centre Owerri from August 2002 to May 2005. From June 2005, I was appointed Lecturer-1 with the Sub-Department of Paediatric Surgery, College of Medicine, and University of Nigeria. I was appointed Acting Head of Paediatric Surgery in 2006/07, a position I have held till date. I have more than 40 Publications in Peer-review Journals.

 

AREAS OF INTEREST/SUMMARY OF EXPERTISE:

  1. Surgical Education
  2. Neonatal Surgery
  3. Paediatric Oncological Surgery
  4. Paediatric Genitoplasty
  5. Paediatric gastrointestinal, Biliary, and Hepatic surgeries

 

CURRENT RESEARCH

  1. Intestinal atresias
  2. Undescended testes
  3. Paediatric Surgical Nutrition in low-resource setting
  4. Oesophageal Atresia
  5. Posterior Urethral Valve (interdisciplinary collaboration with paediatric Nephrology)
  6. Interventional Radiology for Paediatric surgical conditions (interdisciplinary collaboration with Radiology Department)
  7. Social Media and Surgical Education
  8. Potentially preventable renal failure in low-resource setting (interdisciplinary collaboration with paediatric Nephrology)

 

Dr Anthonius Ezeh (Ph.D)

 

Anthonius is an amiable Biochemical parasitologist. He was trained in Nigeria and in the United Kingdom, on Biochemistry and on Biochemical parasitology, respectively. His area of research interest is on the genomic diversity of Tropical human and veterinary parasites. He is also interested in the possible effect of those parasites in human reproductions. He is currently studying the genomic diversity of Schistosomes causing human infections in the southern regions of Nigeria

 

Dr Ify Osegbe

Dr Osegbe is an Academic staff (Lecturer) at the Department of Chemical Pathology, of the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria. I am a Consultant Chemical Pathologist and Metabolic Physician, being a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (FWACP) and Fellow of the Nigerian Postgraduate Medical College of Pathologists (FMCPath). My residency training was at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria and the University of Cape Town, South Africa. I obtained the medical degree (MBBS) from the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Nigeria.one f her research interest is in the impact of metabolic and endocrine factors on reproductive outcomes.

 

 

Dr Augustine Uchechukwu Agu

Augustine Uchechukwu Agu. augustine.agu@unn.edu.ng, augustineagu79@yahoo.com
MB,BS, MSc. (Human Anatomy), PhD (in view)

Lecturer Anatomy Department, Faculty of Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.

Examination officer/ undergraduate coordinator, Anatomy Department.

Member of the following Faculty committees

  • Disciplinary committee
  • Examination committee
  • Screening committee
  • Committee on the establishment of MS.c and PhD

Member, Nigerian Medical and Dental Council (NMA)

Member, Society of Experimental and Clinical Anatomists of Nigeria (SECAN)

Member, Anatomy Society of Nigeria (ASN)

 

My little input is in the areas of research interest.

Embryology and Early implantation disorders.