Mabel A. Charles-Davies PhD Assumes the Presidency of the African Federation of Clinical Chemistry (AFCC), With Renewed Hope of Driving Advancements in Clinical Chemistry

In the bustling city of Ibadan, where knowledge and innovation converged, there thrived an exceptional woman named Dr. Mabel A. Charles-Davies. Her name echoed through the corridors of Laboratory Medicine and Chemical Pathology, leaving an indelible mark on the field and inspiring generations to come.

Dr. Charles-Davies's journey in the realm of clinical chemistry began when she became one of the pioneers of the African Federation of Clinical Chemistry (AFCC). It was a proud moment for her when the AFCC was inaugurated in Ibadan in 2009. Little did she know that this would be just the beginning of an illustrious career in international service.

Over the years, Dr. Charles-Davies's commitment to the advancement of Laboratory Medicine led her to serve the global community in various capacities. She dedicated her time and expertise as the President-Elect on the AFCC executive board, tirelessly working for the betterment of clinical chemistry in Africa. Her contributions did not stop there. She served as the Secretary of the Association of Clinical Chemists of Nigeria (ACCN) and represented her beloved country on the prestigious IFCC Executive Council.

Within the walls of the esteemed College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Dr. Mabel A. Charles-Davies holds the position of Senior Lecturer in the Endocrine Unit of the Department of Chemical Pathology, which is in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. Additionally, she fulfils her responsibilities at the University College Hospital in Ibadan. Her passion for research ignited her interest in immune-endocrine interactions in Reproductive Health and Diseases. Recently, she delved into the captivating exploration of how the environment influences these complex interactions.

But Dr. Charles-Davies's impact extended far beyond the academic realm. In her earlier days, she held the position of General Manager at Immunoassay Laboratories (Nig.) Ltd., which later transformed into the renowned Clina Lancet Laboratories Nigeria. Her pioneering efforts in clinical hormone assay in Nigeria brought her well-deserved recognition and respect.

Mabel Ayebatonyo CHARLES-DAVIES, B.Sc. (Biochemistry), M.Sc. Chemical Pathology (Immunology), Ph.D Chemical Pathology (Reproductive Endocrinology), Cert. IFCC Clin. Mol. Biol


Throughout her illustrious career, Dr. Charles-Davies never forgot the importance of imparting knowledge and nurturing young minds. She took great pride in teaching, supervising, and mentoring students from various scientific disciplines. Her guidance and support empowered her students to make their mark on the global stage, leaving a lasting legacy.

As fate would have it, Dr. Charles-Davies's unwavering commitment and remarkable achievements led to her appointment as the President of the African Federation of Clinical Chemistry (AFCC) for the period of January 2023 to December 2024. It was a testament to her exceptional leadership and unwavering dedication to the field.

Dr. Mabel A. Charles-Davies's story is one of passion, perseverance, and service. Her journey in Laboratory Medicine and Chemical Pathology touched lives, inspired minds, and brought about positive change. The world of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine owes a debt of gratitude to this extraordinary woman who dedicated her life to advancing the field and uplifting her Alma Mater, the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.

As Dr. Mabel A. Charles-Davies continues to grow in her role as the President of the African Federation of Clinical Chemistry (AFCC), our hearts swell with pride and admiration for her remarkable achievements. We extend our warmest wishes to this visionary leader, knowing that her wisdom, dedication, and passion will continue to shape the landscape of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. May her journey be filled with success, fulfilment, and the unwavering support of those who recognize the profound impact she has made.

The future of the field is undoubtedly brighter under her capable stewardship.


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