Pharm. Adebisi Yusuff Adebayo, a Pharmanews nominee who took second position in the Pharmanews PANSite of the year 2019 Online Poll, with 1,342 votes, has recently bagged a First Class honours in Pharmacy, from the University of Ibadan (UI) as well as published over 50 research articles.
He was one of the 65 inductees of the Pharmacy Faculty of UI who were recently inducted by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) into the Profession. It is quite astonishing how well-involved Adebayo was in many extra-curricular activities and his achievements throughout his stay in the University.
Adebayo 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 also functions in the following positions: 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.
Adebayo 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 international conferences. His team won the 2018 Innovate4AMR global competition organised by World Health Organisation, John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, South Centre, ReAct -Action on Antibiotics Resistance and the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association.
Pharm.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.
The management and staff of Pharmanews wish him all the best as he embarks on his success journey.