Otito Iwuchukwu

Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Contact Information

Courses

  • Foundations in Pharmaceutical Science
  • Introduction to Pharmacokinetics
  • Clinical Pharmacogenomics
  • Substance Abuse Research
  • Pharmacy Ethics

Research

  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Pharmacy Enterprise

Education

  • BPharm, University of Ibadan
  • MA, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • PhD, Temple University

Academic Profile

Dr. Iwuchukwu is a member of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department at the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. A Pharmacist Scientist with a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, specialization in Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, from Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed an NIH T-32 cardiovascular pharmacogenomics-focused training fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, serving as Chief fellow and receiving the 2015 Fellows Teaching Award.

As a pharmacogenomics researcher, she is an active member of the Clinical Pharmacogenomics Implementation Consortium, the Pharmacogenomics Working Group at ClinicalGenome.gov, and the Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC-PEG); contributing to providing guidelines for drugs with validated pharmacogenetic associations as well as advancing healthcare practitioners education in genomics.

Areas of research interest include outcomes for drugs used in cardiovascular diseases and liver transplantation as well as clinical research on rare diseases such as cystic fibrosis. She also does research on group dynamics, organizational leadership, and cross-cultural studies, after having completed a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Psychology from the school of Psychology and Counseling. Her research has been published in a variety of indexed peer-reviewed journals and presented at various national and international research meetings and symposia.

Dr. Iwuchukwu is a mentor, active voice, and representative for women and minority students at FDU. A licensed pharmacist in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and New Jersey, she has contributed her clinical skills to patient care at practice sites. In addition to everything pharmacy and clinical pharmacology, Dr. Iwuchukwu is an avid bibliophile, a professed multicultural foodie, and an editorial consultant in the health and life sciences sectors.

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