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Name

Dr. Ifeyinwa Maryann Okafor

Department

Medical Laboratory Science

Designation

Lecturer I

Email

[email protected]


About Dr. Ifeyinwa Maryann Okafor

Dr. Okafor Ifeyinwa Mary Ann is a Medical Laboratory Scientist by Profession with specialty in Haematology and Blood Transfusion Science. She joined the service of the University of Calabar in June, 2010 as a Faculty Member . Prior to this she was a staff of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, where she worked for 6 years as a Medical Laboratory Scientist with the Haematology and Blood Transfusion Subspecialty unit before joining the University of Calabar. She is currently a Lecturer 1 in the Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Haematology and blood transfusion Science Unit of University of Calabar, Cross River State Nigeria. She holds a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science degree in Haematology and Blood transfusion Science, and also obtained a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Haematology, all from University of Calabar, Nigeria. She has several learned publications in reputable journals both locally and internationally and has attended several conferences to date. She has been actively involved in the supervision of students both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. My research interest is in nutritional anaemia, haematology oncology and blood diseases, advanced haematological techniques, haemoglobinopathies, haemostasis/coagulation studies, immunohaematology. Major research has been in nutitional anaemia, assessing iron status of pregnant women, studies on anaemia and malaria infection in pregnancy, Cobalamin, folate and iron studies among smokers. I am also interested in mentoring. Acquiring skills that will enable me to be a good mentor is also my goal She is a member of the following organizations namely: British Society for Haematology, Nigeria Council Society, British society for Blood Transfusion Services, International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis , Nigerian Society for Haematology and Blood Transfusion and Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria. Her institutional email is [email protected]


S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving CertificateIsigwu Nwagu Central School, Nanka, Agwata Local Government Area, Anambra State19811985
SSCGirls' Secondary School, Alor, Idemili South Local Government Area, Anambra State19871993
BMLS (Haematology and Blood Transfusion Science)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State19962002
M.Sc. HaematologyUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State20062008
Ph.D HaematologyUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State20102014

S/N Publication
Okafor, I. M. & Ekpeyong, M. A. (2019). Fetal Haemoglobin Level in Sickle Cell Anaemia Subjects Attending University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Cross River State, Nigeria, Asian Journal of Biological Science, 1(1), 1 - 5.
Okafor, I. M., Eze-Bassey, I., & Okon, P. D. (2019). Menopausal Phase and Iron, a Baseline Study in Calabar Cross River State, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Biological Science, 1(1), 1 - 5.
Ekpenyong, E. E. & Okafor, I. M. (2018). Cocos Nucifera Water: Therapeutic Benefits and Sickle Cell Anaemia a Review. International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology, 3(8), 314 - 320.
Okoroiwu, H. U. & Okafor, I. M. (2018). Demographic characteristics of blood and blood components transfusion recipients and pattern of blood utilization in a tertiary health institution in southern Nigeria. BMC Hematology; 18(16), 2 - 5.
Okoroiwu, H. U., Okafor I. M., Asemota E. A., & Okpokam, D. C. (2018). Seroprevalence Of Transfusion-Transmissible Infections (HBV, HCV, Syphilis And HIV) Among Prospective Blood Donors In A Tertiary Health Care Facility In Calabar, Nigeria; An Eleven Years Evaluation. BMC Public Health; 18(645), 1 - 8.
Asemota, E. A., Okafor, I. M., Okoroiwu, H. U. Eworo, E. R., Anyanwu, O. S., Efiong, E. E., & Udomah, F. (2018). Zinc, copper, CD4 T-cell count and some hematological parameters of HIV-infected subjects in Southern Nigeria. Integrative medicine research, 3(2), 1 - 8.
Okafor, I. M., Ibanga, I. A. & Asuquo, I. J. (2018). Prevalence of anaemia and Iron deficiency anaemia in a Nigerian Rural Community. Sokoto Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, 3(2),10 - 16.
Ekpenyong, E. E. & Okafor, I. M. (2018). Cocos Nucifera Water: Therapeutic Benefits and Sickle Cell Anaemia a Review. International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology, 3(8), 314 - 320.
Enoh, J. E. Thumamo Pokam, B. D. Eyo, A. O., Okafor, I. M., Assob Nguedia, J. C. Boris T. F., & Ngowe N. M. (2017). Drug Induced Hematological Disorders In Patients On Antituberculosis Drugs In The South West Region Of Cameroon. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research, 4(1), 155 -161.
Ukwe, L. I. & Okafor, I. M. (2017). Diagnostic,Therapeutic and Pharmaceutical Value of Snake Venom. Calabar Journal of Health Sciences,1(1), 1 -13.
Okafor, I. M. & Okoroiwu, H. U. (2017). Effect of Tobacco Cigarette Smoking on some haematological parameters of mala Cigarette Smokers in Southern Nigeria. Asian Journal of Medicine and Health, 3(23), 44-50.
Akpan, P. A., Okafor, I. M., & Anakebe, S. (2017). Altered protein and iron levels of patients with active tuberculosis in a Nigerian health facility. African journal of clinical and experimental biology, 1(4), 55 - 61.
Okoroiwu, H. U., Okafor, I. M., Uko, E. K., & Atangwho, I. J. (2017). Some hematological parameters of Wistar rats treated with Chromolaena odorata leave extracts. Journal of Biological Research, 90, 51 - 55.
Okafor, I. M., Antai, A. B., & Usanga, E. A. (2017). Evaluation of Soluble Transferrin Receptor, Soluble Transferrin Receptor/Ferritin Ratio and other Iron Related Parameters of Pregnant Women in Cross River State, Nigeria. Tropical Journal of Medical Reasarch, 5(3), 56 - 62.
Okoroiwu, H. U., Atangwho, I. J., Uko, E. K., & Okafor I. M. (2016). Haemostatic property of Chromolaena odorata leaf extracts: in vitro and in vivo evaluation in wistar rats. Journal of Biological Research, 89(6211),1 - 7.
Okafor, I. M., Okpokam, D. C. Antai, A. B., & Usanga. E. A. (2016). Iron Status of Pregnant Women in Rural and Urban Communities of Cross River State, South-South Nigeria. Niger. J. Physiological Science, 31(3), 121-125.
Itam, K. P. & Okafor, I. M. (2016). Use of apheresis in the treatment of Haematological conditions. World Scientific News, 50, 250 - 265.
Okpokam, D. C., Okafor, I. M., Akpotuzor, J. O., Nna, V. U., Okpokam, E., Osim, E. E., & Usanga, E. A. (2016). Response of Cellular Elements to Frequent Blood Donations among Male Subjects in Calabar, Nigeria. Trends in Medical Research, 11(1), 11 - 19.
Ogar, C. O., Okafor, I. M., & Akpan, P. A. (2016). Seroprevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Health Centre Workers in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria . International Journal of Biomedical Laboratory Science, 5(1), 17 - 22.
Okpokam, D. C., Ani, E. J., Okafor, M. I., Okpokam, O. E., Osim, E. E., & Emeribe, A. O. (2014). Changes in some biochemical iron-related parameters following repeated blood donation among 184 male subjects in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Bood Donor Bay, Calabar, Nigeria. MarySlessor Journal of Medicine, 13(1), 67-79.
Okafor, I. M., Okpokam, D. C., Antai, A. B., & Usanga, E. A. (2014). Soluble transferrin receptor as a marker in the diagnosis of iron deficiency anaemia, a study in Calabar. International Journal of Biomedical Laboratory Science, 3(1), 40 - 46.
Asuquo, J. I., Okafor, I. M., Usanga, E. A., & Isong, I. (2014). Von Willebrand Factor Antigen Levels in Different ABO Blood Groups in a Nigerian Population. International Journal of Biomedical Laboratory Science, 3(1), 24 - 28.
Mba, M., Okafor, I. M, Useh, M. F., Ejezie, G. C., & Alaribe, A. A. A. (2013). Studies on the Diagnosis and Transmission Dynamics of Lymphatic Filariasis in Biase Local Government Area, Cross River State, Nigeria. 4th International Conference on Medical Biological and Phamarceutical Science, 6(3), 20 - 26.
Okafor, I. M., Eyo, A. O., Okon, E. A., & Akpan, P. A. (2013). Some Haematological Parameters of Tuberculosis Infected Nigerians: A study in Calabar, Nigeria. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 19(4), 95 -100.
Okafor, I. M., Asemota, E. A., Antai, A. B., & Usanga, E. A. (2013). Prevalence of Iron Deficiency Anaemia among Pregnant Women in Calabar, Cross River State Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, 7(2), 60 - 64.
Okafor, I. M., Akpan, P. A., & Nwofor, O. M. (2013). Prevalence of Malaria Parasitaemia among Women of Different ABO Blood Groups in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.Maryscelesor Journal of Medicine, 12(1), 11-17.
Okafor, I. M., Mbah, M., & Usanga, E. A. (2012). The impact of anaemia and malaria parasite infection in pregnant women, Nigerian perspective. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences, 1(1) 34 - 38.
Mbah, M., Ogban, G. I., Okafor, I. M., Ejezie, G. C., & Alaribe, A. A. A. (2012). A survey of Bancroftian Filariasis by Detecting Microfilaria and Circulating Antigenamia in Biase Cross River State. Global Journal Of Medical Research, 12 (1), 5 -10.
Okafor, I. M., Akpan, P. A., & Usanga, E. A. (2012). Prevalence and Types of Anaemia in Malaria Infected Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria. Journal of Natural Science Research, 2(7), 73 - 78.
Okafor, I. M., Akpotuzor, J. O., & Ibanga, I. (2010). Prevalence and Titre of alpha and beta haemolysin among transfused adults in Calabar, Nigeria. Journal of medical lab science, 19(2), 27 - 30.

S/N Grant Currency/Amount Grantor Date
TETFUND Scholarship for Conference attendance at University of Las Vegas, USA.NRN 850000TETFUND2013-03-21
Medical Laboratory Pre-Service Training Curriculum Review by Supply Chain Management of Nigeria funded by USAID, Calabar, Nigeria.NRN 50000USAID2014-07-05
Safe Blood for Africa Workshop on the use of ELISA technique, Owerri, Nigeria.NRN 75000Safe Blood for Africa2014-07-20
Pre-conference Workshop on Optimising the diagnosis, research and management of haematological and blood disorders in developing countries at University of Abuja.NRN 144000University of Calabar2015-07-08
Princess of Wales International Bursary Award for 2017 by the British blood transfusion society. As the awardee I was presented with a laurel and l received the sum of £2,500 as travel expenses to attend BBTS conference in 2017 at Glasgow and I was also sponsored to attend a training in Blood Transfusion Science in SheffieldGBP 2500BRITISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION SOCIETY2017-09-14
International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis Travel Grant to attend ISTH Conference in Dublin, Ireland.EURO 1200ISTH2018-07-18

S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Scientific Conference of Federation of African Association of Medical Laboratory ScientistThe Maiden Scientific Conference of Federation of African Association of Medical Laboratory Scientist in Abuja, Nigeria. Paper Presented: Malaria Parasitaemia and Morphological Classification of Anaemia in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar.2011-10-022011-10-06
International Journal of Arts and Sciences ConferenceInternational Journal of Arts and Sciences Conferences for Academic Discipline, University of Las Vegas, United States. Paper Presented (a) Some Haematological Parameters of Tuberculosis Infected Nigerians: A Study in Calabar. (b) Prevalence and Types of Anaemia in Malaria Infected Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria.2013-03-212013-03-25
Mentoring for Academic ExcellenceWorkshop on Mentoring for Academic Excellence, University of Calabar.2013-03-302013-03-31
Quality Teaching for Quality LearningQuality Teaching for Quality Learning in Higher Education at University of Calabar.2013-10-282013-10-28
Pre-Service Training CurriculumMedical Laboratory Pre-Service Training Curriculum Review by Supply Chain Management of Nigeria funded by USAID, Calabar.2014-07-052014-07-10
Safe Blood for AfricaSafe Blood for Africa Workshop on the use of ELISA Technique, Owerri, Nigeria.2014-07-202014-07-26
Annual Scientific Conference and Workshop50th Annual Scientific Conference and Workshop of Association of Medical Laboratory Scientist of Nigeria, Akure, Ondo State.2014-08-212014-08-24
ISTH CongressISTH Congress, Toronto, Canada. Papers Presented Response of Leucocyte Count, Leucocyte Differential Count and Thrombocytic Count on Frequent Blood Donations among Male Subjects in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Donor Clinic, Calabar, Nigeria.2015-06-202015-06-25
Optimising the Diagnosis, Research and Management of Haematological and Blood DisordersPre-Conference Workshop on Optimising the Diagnosis, Research and Management of Haematological and Blood Disorders in Developing Countries, University of Abuja. Paper Presented: Soluble Transferrin Receptor as a marker in the Diagnosis of Iron Deficiency Anaemia: A Study in Calabar.2015-07-082015-07-10
Pre-Service Training (PST) Supply Chain ManagementPre-Service Training (PST) Supply Chain Management (SCM) Reorientation Training for Schools of Pharmacy and Medical Laboratory Sciences, Enugu, Nigeria.2015-09-132015-09-20
Emirates Society of Haematology ConferenceEmirates Society of Haematology Conference, Dubai. Paper Presented Iron Status of Pregnant Women in Urban and Rural Communities of Cross River State, Nigeria.2016-03-312016-04-02
British Blood Transfusion Society ConferenceBritish Blood Transfusion Society Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom. Papers Presented Prevalence and Titre of Alpha and Beta Haemolysins among Blood Donors attending University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Donor Clinic in Calabar, Nigeria.2017-09-132017-09-15
Continuous Education CourseContinuous Education Course on Specialist Transfusion Science Practice (STSP); NHS Blood and Transplant, Sheffield, United Kingdom.2017-09-182017-09-22
ISTH 2018 CongressISTH Congress, Dublin, Ireland. Paper Presented: Impact of Cigarette Smoking on Platelet Count, Mean Platelet Volume and Platelet Distribution Width of Male Cigarette Smokers in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.2018-07-182018-07-21