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Professor David T. Okpako

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Professor David T. Okpako, BPharm PhD, FPSN, FRPharmS, CBiol FSB, FAAS, FAS

Name: David Tinakpoevwan Okpako

Date of Birth: 22 November, 1936

Education: Baptist High School, Port Harcourt and Urhobo College Effurun, 1950 – 1954

Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, Ibadan Branch, 1956 - 1960

Bradford Institute of Technology (later University of Bradford) 1961 – 1967

Post doctoral Medical Research Fellowship, University College London, under Heinz O. Schild FRS and M.M. Dale PhD, 1967 – 1968.

Qualifications and Distinctions:

  • Diploma in Pharmacy (Dip. Pharm) Nigeria, 1960
  • BParm (Hons) external University of London, 1964
  • Under Graduate best student prizes in Pharmaceutics (1962), All Round Best Student (1963) and Pharmacology (1964)
  • PhD (Pharmacology), University of Bradford, 1967
  • Fellow Nigerian Academy of Science (FAS) 1991
  • Fellow African Academy of science (1994)
  • FRPharmS (Great Britain and N. Ireland) 1993
  • CBiol, FSB (England) 1993

Administration:

  • Sub-Dean (Preclinical) Faculty of Medicine, University of Ibadan, 1972 – 1974
  • Head of Department, pharmacology & therapeutics, Faculty of medicine UI, 1978 – 1981
  • Coordinator, pharmacy Program, University of Ibadan, 1979 – 1983
  • Head of Department, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, College of medicine University of Ibadan 1986 – 1987
  • Dean Faculty of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan 1987 – 1991

Publications:

Several journal publications and chapters in books alone and with postgraduate students on inflammation

Books:

  1. Principles of Pharmacology – A Tropical Approach, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991 (574 pages), Revised second edition, 2003
  2. With Williamson & Evans, Pharmacological Methods in Phytotherapy Research, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 1996 (228 pages)
  3. With Ladele Kale (editors), Thirty Years of Health research Funding in Nigeria -1974- 2004. A publication of the Bassir-Thomas Biomedical Foundation, Book Builders, Bodija, Ibadan, 2005 (320 pages)
  4. Kpeha’s Song-Ethics and Culture in Urhobo Udje poetry, Book Builders, Ibadan,2011 (159 pages)
  5. Malaria and Indigenous knowledge in Africa, Ibadan University Press, Ibadan 2011 (164 pages)
  6. With Ladele Kale and Bunmi Olapade-Olaopa (editors), Masks and Pandemics – Who should fund Health Research in Nigeria? A publication of the Bassir-Thomas Biomedical Foundation, Book Builders, Bodija, Ibadan, 2012 (129 pages)

February 22, 2014