UI produces first class graduate with over 50 research articles


The University of Ibadan has produced the first Nigerian Undergraduate Student to be called a Professor.

Adebisi Yusuff Adebayo, popularly called ProfRx was inducted into the Pharmacy Profession by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) yesterday, graduating with Distinctions (First Class Honors).

This feat was totally astonishing and inspirational to many students because of how well-involved Adebisi was in several extra-curricular activities throughout his stay in the University.

Adebisi 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


He has presented (as author/co-author) various research publications in many local and intentional conferences. His team won the 2018 Innovate4AMR global competition organised by World Health Organization, John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, South Centre, ReAct-Action on Antibiotics Resistance and the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association.

Pharm. Adebisi Yusuff 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 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.