Dr. Omowumi Moromoke Femi-Akinsotu CoMUI Alumna of the BDS Class of 2004 is President of the Medical Women's Association of Nigeria (MWAN) Oyo State Chapter!

On this special day for Dr. Omowumi Moromoke Femi-Akinlosotu, I am delighted to announce that she is the new President of the Medical Women's Association of Nigeria (MWAN) Oyo State Chapter. I therefore celebrate Dr. Omowumi Moromoke Femi-Akinlosotu today as she celebrates her birthday and as she takes over from Dr. Oyindamola Selifa Adeyemi, who served from 2021 to 2023.

Dr. Femi-Akinlosotu has now stepped into this role with impressive qualifications as a great alumna of the Nation’s First and Best, graduating Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2004 and rising through the ranks to the position of Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan. She is known for her commitment to excellence and leadership. She is also very passionate about educating and mentoring young girls, and quite involved in many professional organisations.

As Provost, I am delighted to see our institution producing exceptional leaders like Dr. Femi-Akinlosotu who are showing the world what is possible when good leaders are at the helm of affairs. I have full confidence that Dr. Femi-Akinlosotu will continue the great work of her predecessor and lead the MWAN Oyo State Chapter to even greater success.

Even though today is about celebrating Dr. Femi-Akinlosotu, I must quickly add that Dr. Adeyemi did an amazing job during her time, leading MWAN Oyo State Chapter to achieve great milestones. Dr. Oyindamola Selifa Adeyemi was born in Lagos about seven decades ago. She went to school in Lagos and later in the United Kingdom at Virgo Fidelis Convent School. Dr. Adeyemi studied Medicine at Alexandria University in Egypt and graduated in 1982. She worked for ten years in the Oyo State Ministry of Health and then for five years in the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia. She also spent five years at home taking care of her family. When she returned home, Dr. Adeyemi and her husband started TZ Hospital in Idi-Ape, Iwo Road, Ibadan, to help people with their healthcare needs.

When I read the MWAN Oyo State Chapter's newsletter publication of their 2021-2023 Biennium activities, I was proud about the successes recorded by her and her team. Dr. Adeyemi was exceptional in advancing women's health and rights. Under her guidance, MWAN Oyo State Chapter conducted numerous impactful initiatives aimed at improving the wellbeing of women and the girl child in the community. She also led the chapter in organising sensitization visits and outreaches, including a collaborative Medical Outreach with Ask the Paediatricians Foundation to commemorate the 2023 Children's Day Celebrations at Aba Odo, Moniya, Ibadan. She also oversaw events such as a practical demonstration of appropriate handwashing methods and benefits at the UCH Secondary School, Ibadan, in celebration of the 2023 Global Hand Washing Day.

In addition, Dr. Adeyemi played a crucial role in commemorating significant events such as the International Day for Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation at Adeoyo Hospital, Yemetu. She also organized celebrations for International Women's Day, focusing on the theme of gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow at Oyo State Ministry of Health. Under her leadership, the chapter actively participated in promoting breastfeeding awareness during International World Breastfeeding Week at Adeoyo Hospital, Ibadan. These initiatives, alongside various other impactful activities, highlight Dr. Adeyemi's stanch devotion to advancing women's health and rights during her tenure.

These are the great antecedents that I believe Dr. Femi-Akinlosotu will build on to ensure the great work of the Medical Women's Association of Nigeria (MWAN) Oyo State Chapter shines even brighter.

As Dr. Femi-Akinlosotu adds another year today, it is only fitting to remind her that we are all proud of her and rooting for her to be a great success. 

May the Lord help her to do valiantly. Amen

Olayinka Olusola Omigbodun FAS, FNAMed, FAMedS
Professor of Psychiatry &
Provost, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan


Profile of Dr. Omowumi Moromoke Femi-Akinlosotu

Dr. Omowumi Femi-Akinlosotu is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan. Her academic journey began at Sacred Heart Private School, Ibadan, where she had her primary education from 1984 to 1990. She continued her education at Queen’s School, Ibadan, for her secondary schooling from 1990 to 1996.

In 1997, Dr. Femi-Akinlosotu was admitted to the University of Ibadan to study Dentistry, graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2004. She later joined the College of Medicine as a Lecturer II in the Department of Anatomy in 2008. She went on to pursue her Master's degree in Anatomy and her PhD in Neurobiology from the same department, completing them in 2012 and 2018, respectively.

Dr. Femi-Akinlosotu's research interests lie in basic and applied neuroanatomy, craniofacial and dental anatomy, as well as forensic anatomy. She is a member of various professional bodies including the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Nigeria Dental Association (NDA), Brain Research Organization (IBRO), International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN), Society for Neuroscience (SfN), and Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA).

Since 2004, Dr. Femi-Akinlosotu has been an active member of the Medical Women Association of Nigeria (Oyo State Chapter), holding several executive positions. She was elected as the President-Elect in 2021 and inaugurated as the 17th President of the state chapter in November 2023.

Outside of her academic and professional pursuits, Dr. Femi-Akinlosotu is deeply passionate about girl-child education and mentorship, serving on the Board of Directors of the Global Youth Leadership & Girl Child Foundation. Her dedication to teaching has been recognized through numerous awards, including being voted as the best female lecturer in the pre-clinical school of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.

Dr. Femi-Akinlosotu is a recipient of various local and international awards, including the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Fellowship Teaching School (2011), African Academy of Science Award (2013), Young (Early Career) Women Academics in West Africa (2018), and several travel grants. She has contributed significantly to academia with numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Currently, she serves as the Sub-Dean undergraduate (MBBS/BDS) in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan. Dr. Femi-Akinlosotu is married with children and enjoys traveling and watching documentaries in her leisure time.


Picture Gallery

Dr. Femi-Akinsotu welcoming newly inducted female medical doctors at the College of Medicine,
University of Ibadan, in the company of the Provost, Professor Olayinka Omigbodun FAS (2nd from left).

With immediate past President MWAN Oyo, Dr. Oyinda Adeyemi

Courtesy visit to Oyo State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Adewumi Ajetumobi

Free cervical cancer screening for women at Adeoyo Specialist Hospital, Yemetu, Ibadan

MWAN Oyo representatives paid a courtesy visit to the Honourable Commissioner of Education of Oyo State on
Thursday, 8th February, 2024, to solicit the ministry's collaboration and support. From Left to Right:
A director in the Ministry of Education, Dr. Abimbola Olugbemide, Commissioner of Education Oyo State,
Dr. Omowumi Femi-Akinlosotu and Dr. Shakirat Olanlege

At Mama Olurin's 90th birthday celebration

At the burial of Dr. Cecilia Olayide Amotsuka

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