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Abenaa Owusuwaa Adu wins Best Oral Presenter Award at the 2nd CHS postgraduate conference

Abenaa Owusuwaa Adu wins Best Oral Presenter Award at the 2nd CHS postgraduate conference

Abenaa Owusuwaa Adu a PhD candidate from the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry has been adjudged as the Best Oral Presenter at the 2nd Postgraduate Conference of the College of Health Sciences, KNUST held on the 5th and 6th June 2024 at the Boadi Medical Enclave.

At the highly educative event, Abenaa Owusuwaa Adu was outstanding among thirty-six (36) other Oral presenters. She presented on the research topic; “The Effect of Storage Time on The Levels of Phthalates in Extemporaneous Preparations in Ghana”.

Abenaa Owusuwaa’s research work delved into the safety and quality of pharmaceutical products which can be affected by chemical contaminants that migrate into them, depending on the type and composition of the packaging material. She highlighted that the migration of phthalates during the manufacturing of plastics poses potential significant health concerns. Her research aims to provide insight into factors driving phthalate migration and propose strategies for reducing its occurrence in extemporaneous preparations in the Ashanti region, Ghana.

The finding emphasizes the significance of implementing optimized storage time in reducing phthalate exposure in extemporaneous preparations in Ghana. This study could contribute to enhancing the safety and quality of pharmaceutical products in Ghana.

Abenaa Owusuwaa Amoatey is a Lecturer at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumasi Technical University (KsTU). She is an expert and facilitator in Blended Learning.

She holds a B.Pharm (Pharmacy) and an MPhil (Pharmaceutical Chemistry), all from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Currently, she is a PhD. candidate in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at KNUST.

She is quick to transform every space into a “classroom” as she is passionate about inspiring and mentoring people through imparting knowledge and developing potential.

Abenaa’s love to challenge and solve real problems inspires her to formulate and produce various pharmaceutical products.

She is a Registered Pharmacist and a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana. Her research interests are; Analytical Method Development and Validation, Quality Assessment of Pharmaceuticals, Formulation Science, Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Public health-related research, Monitoring and Contamination Assessment.

On receiving the award, Abena Owusuwaa expressed profound gratitude to her supervisors Prof. Isaac Ayensu and Dr (Mrs) Abena Amponsaa Brobbey. She also gave special recognition to Samuel Oppong Bekoe, David Azanu, and Joshua Boateng who are also collaborators on the project.

The College of Health Sciences, KNUST applauds the efforts of Abena Owusuwaa Adu for this remarkable achievement.