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Roosevelt University Pharmacy Professor Elected as Nigerian Academy of Science Fellow


CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–June 27, 2016.  Moji Adeyeye, professor of pharmaceutics and chair of the Biopharmaceutical Sciences Department at Roosevelt University, has received one of her native Nigeria’s highest honors, being inducted as a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS).

Recognized for her many career achievements in the field of  pharmacy, Adeyeye is the eighth pharmacist and only the third female pharmacist ever to be elected as a fellow to the NAS.

“I am extremely humbled to be chosen by my peers for this honor,” said Adeyeye, who, as an NAS fellow is among a select group of scientists and engineers from Nigeria and the diaspora to be recognized for their substantial contributions and improvements to engineering science, mathematics and medical science.

A 40-year veteran of pharmacy, Adeyeye was recognized by NAS peers in part for her research for drugs to treat children with HIV/AIDS. That work includes a Nigeria-based clinical trial that has resulted in an invitation from the Federal Drug Administration to submit registration dossiers for two medications that could eventually be made available globally to millions of children with HIV/AIDS.

Cited for her passion to provide quality drugs for children in underserved areas of the world, Adeyeye was specifically recognized for her work in preformulation, pharmaceutical excipient characterization, pharmaceutical development and manufacturing processes and bench-to -bedside translational research, including the Nigerian-based clinical trial of two drugs that have the potential to treat pediatric HIV/AIDS.

“The Fellow of Academy of Science is quite competitive with various scientific factors and only few pharmacists have made it,” said Chinedum Babalola, professor and dean of the faculty of pharmacy at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. “It is the impact of your work and quality of publications that matter,” she said.

A founding professor of Roosevelt’s College of Pharmacy, Adeyeye has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Nigeria and a master’s and a PhD in pharmacy from the University of Georgia. She spent more than 20 years as a pharmacy professor and researcher at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh before joining Roosevelt for the opening of its College of Pharmacy in 2010. A resident of Inverness, Ill., she is co-inventor of five drug patents and a lead researcher into new drugs at Roosevelt’s College of Pharmacy.