Prof. Oluwatoyin Odeku is our Personality for October

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Prof. Oluwatoyin Adepeju Odeku (Nee Adeyemo) is the dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

A distinguished professor of Pharmaceutics & Industrial Pharmacy, Odeku obtained her Bachelor of Pharmacy from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in 1988, followed by a Master of Science in Pharmaceutics from University of Ibadan (UI) in 1992. Six years later, the UI dean upgraded herĀ  academic exploits with a Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutics from the same institution in 1998.

Prof. Oluwatoyin Odeku is our Personality for October
Prof. Oluwatoyin Adepeju Odeku (Nee Adeyemo

In 2014, Odeku travelled overseas for a course at the prestigious University of Osnabruek, Germany, where she got a Certificate in Modern Higher Education Management and Leadership. In recognition of her contribution to the pharmacy profession, she was made a Fellow of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP) in 2013.

Indeed, within the space of 16 years, Odeku has won scholarships, fellowships, grants and awards such as UNESCO/Israel co-sponsored Post-doctoral Fellowship (2000); John D. and Catherine MacArthur Foundation Staff Development Grant (2003); CAS-TWAS Visiting Scholar Fellowship (2004); George Foster Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2006); CSIR/ TWAS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2006); Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) Return Fellowship (2008); DAAD Visiting Scholar Fellowship (2009) and CV Raman International Fellowship for African Researchers (2012).

Others were NUC award for supervising the best thesis in Pharmacy for Year 2008 (2012); West African Research Association (WARA) Travel Grant (2012); AAU Staff Exchange Award (2015); TETFUND Conference Grant (2015) and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) Re-visit Fellowship.

She is a member, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN); secretary, Faculty of Drug Production and Quality Assurance, West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP) from 2017 to date; Fellow, West African Research Association (WARA); member, Africa Network for Internationalisation of Education (ANIE); member, West African Research and Innovation Management Association (WARIMA); member, Organisation for Women in Science in Developing World (OWSDW); member, Nigerian Association of Pharmacists in Academia (NAPA); and member, Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs).

Prof. Odeku is married, with children.

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