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Eight interesting things to know about PSN President, Prof Usifoh
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Mon, 17 Oct 2022   ||   Nigeria,

As the Annual National Conference (ANC) of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) is less than two weeks ahead, CEOAFRICA has taken a good time to make some observation abot the president of the society, Prof. Cyril Odianose Usifoh, and found out some interesting things about him.
Below are the eight interesting things aboout him…
1. Prof Usifoh became the President of the PSN in November 2021 and won the Excellence and Productivity Award from the University of Benin same month.
2. He attributes the success of his illustrious career to his mentors, especially Prof. Etienne E. Essien, the Pioneer Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Uyo and Pioneer Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government, who "fished him out".
3. He won TETFund National Research Grant (N40million) as Principal Investigator in “The use of Pesticides in food preservation’’ among many others.
4. He was the second best graduating student of Pharmacy at the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), in 1983.
5. He’s the chairman of the University of Benin-based Centre for Excellence in Africa (CfEA), a platform mandated to develop sustainable and significant working partnerships between African Leaders in Pharmacy Education & Development, and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).
6. The erudite Professor of Pharmacy, Sir Usifoh, is a Member of European Association of Pharma Biotechnology (EAPB), Quantitative Structural Activity Relationship Society, International Society for the study of Xenobiotic, International Society for the Development of Natural Products (ISDNP), International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research (ISPOR) and Royal Society of Chemistry.
7. Benzamides and carboxamides designed and synthesized by Professor Usifoh were evaluated for their anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities and some of the compounds were as active as some currently used drugs.
8. He was a Sir Adam Thompson Scholar, England. Research Fellow, National Defense Medical Centre, Taipei, Taiwan and DAAD Guest Scientist, Germany.



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