We are celebrating another monumental achievement by a woman as Professor Moji Christianah Adeyeye has been named the new Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC by President Buhari.

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In our usual manner of recognizing outstanding women who are doing us proud in their field of endeavour, we have put together a biography of this amazing woman.

Education

Prof. Moji Adeyeye earned her B.S., and M.S., and PhD from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria and University of Georgia, Athens, GA, respectively. At the University of Georgia she studied Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy from 1982-1988.

Career

From August 1989 – June 1994,  she was an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics and Manufacturing Science at the Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. Not one to settle, in July 1994  she became an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics and Manufacturing Science in the same  Duquesne University; a position she held till June 2003. Then from  July 2003 to 2010 she was a Professor of Pharmaceutics and Manufacturing Science still in Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, makind a total of 21 years with the institution.

In May 2010, she became the founding Chair of Biopharmaceutical Sciences and Professor of Pharmaceutics and Drug Product Evaluation at the College of Pharmacy, Roosevelt University in Schaumburg, Illinois. She held the post till August 2017.

She is also the founder of socially conscious start-up company -Elim Pediatric Pharmaceuticals.

Recognition And Achievements

Professor Moji is a Senior Fulbright Scholar and Specialist, 2008 AAPS Fellowalso . In the course of her career, she has mentored over 15 PhD and M.S candidates. She has 5 patents, 55 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and books, and more than 140 scientific presentations.

Personal Life

She is married to Senator Olusola Adeyeye of Osun central and she will be taking over duties from Mr. Ademola Andrew Magbojuri.

A big congratulations to this super-achiever.