Pharm (Dr) Dorcas Omeire is our July Personality

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Pharm. (Dr) Dorcas Omeire

Pharm. (Dr) Dorcas Nyalas-Omeire is the current head of Pharmacy Unit at the University of Lagos Medical Centre; and chairman, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), UNILAG Chapter.

She graduated from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria with a B.Pharm in 1990. Thereafter, she obtained the Fellowship of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP), as well as MSc. in in Public Health Management, from the University of Lagos. She also obtained the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm. D) from the University of Benin to hone her clinical skills.

Omeire epitomises the 10-star pharmacist model of care giver, communicator, teacher, decision maker, leader, manager, researcher, lifelong learner, entrepreneur, and agent of positive change. Her passion for excellence in healthcare management took her to Israel, where she obtained a postgraduate diploma in Health Systems Management, at the Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI).

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A trained Substance Use Disorder (SUD) counsellor, Omeire bagged the 2022 Pfizer Award of Excellence. Her passion for best pharmacy practice made her prevail on the UNILAG management to build a state-of-the-art modern pharmacy unit that is now the pride of the medical centre and the University of Lagos.

Omeire has participated actively in organised pharmacy activities. She is the immediate past secretary of the Association of Lady Pharmacists (ALPs), Lagos State Chapter. Aside from being a Fellow of WAPCP and a member of the Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI), Israel, she has won other awards and recognitions.  She bagged the 2022 Pfizer Award of Excellence.

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Omeire’s resilience and tenacity enabled her to turn around UNILAG Pharmacy from near bankruptcy to a profitable venture, an initiative that earned her the UNILAG Vice-Chancellor Award of Excellence in 2010. Additionally, the positive transformational reforms and pharmacy care she executed at the UNILAG Medical Centre earned her the nomination as the Best Staff of the Medical Centre in 2021.

Born to Christian Missionary parents – Rev. and Mrs Bartholomew Nyalas, from Adamawa State- Omeire has built a strong network of positive associates. She is blessed with highly supportive mentors (chief among whom is Professor Cecilia Igwilo), mentees, colleagues, friends, family, spouse and children.

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