Howard University Pharmacy Dean Tofade Awarded Prestigious ‘FIP’ Fellowship

WASHINGTON (October 1, 2018) - Toyin Tofade, Pharm. D, dean of the Howard University College of Pharmacy, has been named to a prestigious fellowship from the International Pharmaceutical Federation, known as FIP. The honor was announced at the World Pharmacy Congress in Glasgow, Scotland on Sept. 9.

“Dean Tofade is deeply committed to enhancing global connections for pharmacy students, faculty and staff, and her focus on these efforts are a tremendous benefit for the university community,” said President Wayne A. I. Frederick. “I join the rest of the Howard community in congratulating her for achieving this distinguished recognition from the International Pharmaceutical Federation.”

The FIP Fellowship recognizes members of the organization who have exhibited strong international leadership and distinguished themselves in and advanced the pharmaceutical field. In the 13-year history of this award, Tofade is the first Black woman to be named an FIP Fellow.

 “I am honored to be recognized by FIP, thankful to the nominators and my supporters on this journey, and truly humbled,” Dean Tofade said. “I am most grateful to God for this recognition and very happy to see Howard University represented on the global scene.”

The College of Pharmacy has several global partnerships and is working to establish additional relationships that advance pharmacy practice, education, and research. The goal is to provide culturally enriching and robust learning experiences for pharmacy students, while also allowing them to give back to the pharmacy setting they learn from. In this way, graduate pharmacists can understand the value of being global citizens and how their actions contribute to the world community. The college also provides capacity-building services and advice to organizations and educational institutions in other countries.

 “Professor Tofade’s work with FIP has contributed towards a vision that promotes and disseminates continuing professional development strategies to educate, develop and prepare pharmacists in the ever-changing professional landscape,” said Catherine Duggan, FIP’s chief executive officer. She has provided advocacy, guidance, advice and direct input into the strategic and operational outcomes of FIP Education in particular, and truly deserves the recognition of an FIP Fellowship.”

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the global federation representing over 4 million pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists across the globe. More information about the fellowship can be found at 

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