Otito Iwuchukwu

Assistant 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 teaches and conducts research as an active member of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. A Pharmacist Scientist with Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, specialization in Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics/Medicinal Chemistry, 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 for the 2014/2015 academic year and receiving the  2015 Clinical Pharmacology Fellows Teaching Award. She completed and received her certification in the NIH sponsored Principles of Clinical Pharmacology course for the 2015 academic cycle. After her training, she transitioned to academic pharmacy.

As a pharmacogenomics researcher, she is also an active member of the Clinical Pharmacogenomics Implementation Consortium, where she contributes to the consortium’s mission of providing guidelines that enable the translation of genetic laboratory test results into actionable prescribing decisions for drugs with validated pharmacogenetic associations.

Dr. Iwuchukwu’s research involves investigating pharmacogenomic associations of Phase 1 (CYP450s) and Phase II (UGTs) drug-metabolizing enzymes and how these influence clinical outcomes for drugs. She has published her research on an individual and collaborative level in peer-reviewed journals and has also been invited to speak at various national and international research meetings.

She is also a mentor, an active voice, and representative for women and minority students at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Iwuchukwu is a licensed pharmacist in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and New Jersey. In addition to having contributed her clinical skills to patient care at practice sites, she is also an editorial consultant in the health and life sciences sectors.

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