Meet Pharm. Adebisi Yusuff Adebayo, B.Pharm (First Class Honors); the first Nigerian Undergraduate Student to be called a Professor.
He is the Director for Research at Global Health Focus, an organisation that seeks to build critical thinkers and leaders in global health towards achieving health-related Sustainable Development Goals.
He is also: the Director for Research and Innovation at the African Young Leaders for Global Health, Coordinator at AB Global Health Initiative, Co-founder and Executive Director at Pharmacostory (a community of young leaders dedicated to health promotion), and the Director of Healthy Nations Initiative (a community empowerment think-tank aimed at improving access to health information.
ProfRx as he is popularly called was inducted into the Pharmacy Profession by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) yesterday, graduating with Distinctions (First Class Honors). This, to many is totally astonishing though inspirational to students out there because of how well-involved Adebisi is in many extra-curricular activities and his achievements throughout his stay in the University.
Adebisi is a global health enthusiast, drug policy advocate, research enthusiast, and public health educator. He has published over 50 articles (in different international peer-reviewed journals) in the areas of global health and public health, with more than 200 Google Scholar Citations as an undergraduate.
He has presented (as author/co-author) various research publications in many local and intentional conferences. His team won the 2018 Innovate4AMR global competition organised by World Health Organization, John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, South Centre, ReAct -Action on Antibiotics Resistance and the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association.
Pharm. Adebisi Yusuff Adebayo is also a Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene UK Ambassador, Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholar for Knowledge-Action-Change London, drug policy and harm reduction advocate at Student for Sensible Drug Policy Washington D.C, United States. He was awarded the National Institute of Health Research UK and RSTMH grant to carry out a project on risk communication and community engagement strategies, surveillance and laboratory testing capacity for COVID-19 in selected African countries.
Elucidated below are some of his achievements:
-Winner, 2018 Innovate for Antimicrobial Resistance (Innovate4AMR) Global Competition
-Delegate, 2017 World Healthcare Students Symposium, Kigali, Rwanda
-Nominee, Pharmanews Pharmacy Student of the Year Award in 2019
-Recipient, PharmaLead Award of Excellence (2019)
-Delegate, 22nd International AIDS Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2018)
-Delegate and Representative of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the first International Lassa Fever Conference Abuja, Nigeria (2019)
-Panelist , 2019 edition of the Global Forum on Nicotine, Warsaw, Poland
-2019 recipient of Knowledge-Action-Change Harm Reduction Grant.
-2020 RSTMH NIHR small grant awardee for COVID-19 research and many more.