Prof. Peter Nwangwu, an internationally renowned pharmacist with both academic and research experience in the field of Pharmacy and Pharmacology is dead.
Prof. Nwangwu, who achieved local and global feats in practice, was appointed Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at St. John’s University, New York in 1981, where he worked till 1983.
After receiving his doctorate degree, Nwangwu accepted a position as Director of Clinical Research and Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Florida A & M University in 1979.
The erudite scholar also had flair for politics, which he demonstrated through his establishment of a political party called “We the People”, under the umbrella of which he contested as a former presidential aspirant.
He joined the world headquarters of multibillion dollar multinational drug manufacturing company, Ayerst Laboratories, in Manhattan New York, as Clinical Research Monitor in 1983-1985.
He was widely regarded as one of the top 10 most distinguished pharmacists/pharmacologists in the world, for his academic brilliance, breakthrough inventions, as well as his acumen as a pharmaceutical business executive.
Late Nwangwu worked as a practising pharmacist at both hospital and community pharmacy practice, and served as an industrial pharmacist and pharmaceutical company executive in many institutions in both Nigeria and the US.
He also served as a member of the Technical and Drug Regulatory Committee of the National Pharmaceutical Alliance, Washington, D.C.
Nwangwu started the first pharmaceutical manufacturing company owned by a black man in the United States, and served on the board of directors of several companies in the U.S.
He will be sorely missed by his families, colleagues and friends.