Prof. Cyril Usifoh, a professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, has won the 2017 Annual May & Baker professional service award in Pharmacy.
The award presentation which held during the 90th Annual National PSN Conference on November 7, 2017 at International Conference Centre, Umuahia, Abia State had several distinguished pharmacists, government functionaries, doctors and fellows of the profession in attendance.
Usifoh, who lectures at the University of Benin (UNIBEN), has been credited with several trail-blazing innovations in academic pharmacy.
When called to the podium for the award, the professor was accompanied by his wife, Pharm. (Mrs) Stella Usifoh, a lecturer of clinical pharmacy and Pharm. Osaremen Usifoh, who has just finished her service.
As expected, winning the May & Baker professional service award in Pharmacy comes with a certificate, a plaque and an improved cash prize of N500, 000.
Past winners of the May & Baker professional service award in Pharmacy included Pharm. (Lady) Adaeze Omaliko, managing director of Malix Pharmacy, Onitsha; Professor (Mrs.) Mbang Femi-Oyewo, MFR, former deputy vice chancellor of Olabisi Onabanjo University; Pharm. (Sir) Ifeanyi Atueyi, managing director of Pharmanews Limited, Pharm (Mrs.) Margaret Obono, a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN); Pharm. Folashade Lawal, a renowned community pharmacist and Prof. Olukemi Odukoya, former dean, faculty of pharmacy, University of Lagos (UNILAG).