The award/ dinner night of the 94th PSN Annual National Conference, was a night of commendation for the Head of Research and Development (R&D) at the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Professor Martins Emeje, as he won the prestigious May& Baker Professional Service Award in Pharmacy.
The award comes with a plaque, certificate, and cash prize of N500, 000.
While speaking shortly after receiving the award from the Managing Director of May& Baker Plc, Mr Patrick Ajia, Emeje applauded the DG of NIPRD, Dr Obi Adigwe, for creating a conducive environment for research to thrive, which was responsible for his recognition. He also commended May & Baker for the award, stating that the recognition will spur him to do more for the pharmaceutical sector and the advancement of the Nigerian society at large.
Over the years, the May & Baker Professional Service Award in Pharmacy has become a flagship professional award in the pharmaceutical landscape in Nigeria, as it aims to reward excellence and innovation in the practice of Pharmacy in Nigeria.
The award carries a prize reward of N500,000, plus a passage allowance to enable the winner to attend the Annual National Conference of PSN to receive the award.
To qualify for the award, applicants would include relevant evidence of whatever claims they may have concerning their achievements for verification and would appear before the award selection committee to clarify some of the claims.
Among other things, the committee scrutinized the credentials for elements of integrity, leadership positions held in pharmacy, academic and professional qualifications, innovations in the area of practice, professional/academic performance, philanthropic activities, and service to humanity outside Pharmacy.