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DU Professor Honored for Contributions to Pharmaceutical Science

Dr. Moji Christianah Adeyeye, professor of pharmaceutics at the Mylan School of Pharmacy at Duquesne University, recently was named a Fellow in Pharmaceutical Technology by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).

This prestigious award recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions that elevate the stature of the pharmaceutical sciences and for professional excellence as reflected by scholarly and research contributions. Adeyeye was one of 15 fellows selected this year by a committee composed of colleagues from Europe, Australia and North America.

“It is gratifying to be recognized by one's peers as an outstanding scientist,” Adeyeye said. “I have not had time to really reflect on a lot of my scientific endeavors. This recognition helped to crystallize them.”

Adeyeye was born in Nigeria and has been a member of the Duquesne faculty since 1989. Her area of expertise is pharmaceutical technology. This includes preformulation research, which involves understanding of the science that makes the drug and the other ingredients in a formulation to work better together; pharmaceutical unit processes, controlled release dosage form technology, and granulation technology that are directly related to manufacturing of the drug product.

Adeyeye has authored numerous scientific publications and presentations and serves as a pharmaceutical industry consultant in America. A member of the National Institutes of Health Special Emphasis Panel, she also reviews manuscripts for six pharmaceutical journals.

On a global level, Adeyeye is founder of Drugs for AIDS and HIV Patients, an organization committed to prevention education, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS children in Nigeria. This initiative grew to include funding for the delivery of more than 40 babies in an attempt to prevent transmission of HIV as well as creation of an extended family home and care for adults living with HIV/AIDS.

She received a Fulbright Scholar Award in 2005 for an African Regional Research Program on AIDS and AIDS-Related Research. In 2006, she began a compassionate treatment of 12 children via extemporaneous compounding and dosing with drugs.

A Mount Lebanon resident, Adeyeye is also the 2008 recipient of the Duquesne University Presidential Award for Service.

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