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  • Curriculum Vitae Azza M. Agha, Ph.D.

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    Curriculum Vitae

    Name: Azza Mounir Agha

    Title:

     Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University (FOPCU)

     Consultant of the President of Cairo University for Quality

    Assurance and Accreditation

     Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology,

    Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

    Educational Background

     Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Pharmacology and

    Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, January 1992. The thesis

    entitled “Studies on Endogenous Factors Involved in the Aetiology of Essential

    Hypertension”.

     University Qualification Courses for Lecturer, Cairo University, April 1987,

    Honor, 1 st Position.

     Master degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Pharmacology and Toxicology,

    Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, May 1986. The thesis entitled

    “Pharmacological Studies on Certain Aspects of the Biological Activity of Some

    Antiinflammatory Drugs as Influenced by Certain Psychotropics”.

     Master Qualification Courses from Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University,

    November 1981, Excellent Grade, 1 st Position.

     Bachelor degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo

    University, May 1980, Excellent with Honor Grade, 1 st Position.

    Fellowships

     Scholarship to study the “Quality Assurance and Accreditation System in Higher

    Education” at its different levels viz., colleges, universities, national professional

    degree program and regional levels, in different American Cities / States: Ann

    Arbor / Michigan, Chicago / Illinois, and Boston / Massachusetts, USA,

    September - December 2007.

     Fellowship to conduct the Ph. D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology in the

    "University Clinic of the Westfälische Wilhelms-University", Münster, Germany,

    October 1988 - September 1990.

    Recognition and Scientific Awards

     Top 100 Educators in the World, awarded by the International Biographical

    Center (IBC), United Kingdom, 2013

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     Who’s Who in the World, awarded by Marquis Who’s Who, USA, 2012.

     Best Master Thesis – under my supervision- awarded by Cairo University, 2012.

     Best Doctorate Thesis – under my supervision- awarded by Cairo University,

    2011.

     The Cairo University Scientific Research Fosterage Award, in the field of

    Biological Sciences - Pharmaceutical Technology, 2001.

    Academic Professional Posts

    1. Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo

    University, since March 28, 2002.

    2. Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo

    University, from March 26, 1997 to March 27, 2002.

    3. Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, King

    Saud University, Saudi Arabia, from August 1997 to August 2000.

    4. Lecturer of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo

    University, from February 24, 1992 to March 25, 1997.

    5. Assistant Lecturer of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo

    University, from July 21, 1986 to February 23, 1992.

    6. Demonstrator of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo

    University, from November 25, 1980 to July 20, 1986.

    Achievements and Activities

    A. Accreditation of Faculty of Pharmacy Cairo University (FOPCU)

    1. Preparation of and implementation of quality assurance system in FOPCU leading

    to its accreditation by the National Authority for Quality Assurance and

    Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) in 2011.

    FOPCU is the 1 st

    accredited Egyptian Faculty of Pharmacy, the 1 st accredited

    faculty in Cairo University and the 3 rd

    accredited faculty on the national level.

    B. Internationalization of the FOPCU Scientific Journal

    2. Aiming to enter in the international scientific research arena, preparation and

    adoption of the Scientific Journal (Bulletin) of the Faculty of Pharmacy Cairo

    University (B FOPCU) to the international requirements leading to approval of

    Elsevier to publish it starting from 2011.

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    3. Membership of the Journal (B FOPCU) in the Committee of Publication Ethics

    (COPE), United Kingdom, March 2012.

    4. Implementation of a Research Ethics Committee in FOPCU as a 1st center of its

    kind in the Egyptian Faculties of Pharmacy, 2009.

    5. Adaptation of relevant international research ethics (Helsinki) guidelines, leading

    to recognition of the FOPCU Research Ethics Committee by the Egyptian

    Network of the Research Ethics Committees (2010), and the International Health

    Institute (NHI) in USA declared that FOPCU is recognized as an approved

    research institute (2009).

    C. Fostering Interdisciplinary Research

    6. Initiation of a new mechanism to motivate faculty members to conduct

    interdisciplinary research (IR) by launching a FOPCU grant to fund peer-reviewed

    competitive projects using IR grant (IRG), the 1 st cycle in January 2012.

    D. Improvement of Community Involvement and Career Path

    7. Implementation and launching the activities of the “Continuous Pharmacy

    Education Center” in FOPCU, as a 1 st center of its kind in the Egyptian Faculties

    of Pharmacy, 2013.

    8. Implementation and launching the activities of the “Career Development Center -

    FOPCC” for the students career path, as a 1 st center of its kind in the Egyptian

    Faculties of Pharmacy, 2012.

    E. Implementation of a Novel Multidiscipline Professional Degree

    9. Preparation and implementation of a novel postgraduate program: a Professional

    Degree in Business Administration in Pharmaceutical Management (MBA in

    Pharmaceutical Management) offered by both Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of

    Commerce Cairo University, it is the 1 st degree of its kind in Egypt and the region,

    2012

    F. Posts

    10. Member of the “Scientific Promotion Committee for Faculty Members -

    Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, Supreme Council of Universities, Ministry

    of Higher Education (MOHE), 2013.

    11. Member of the Committee responsible for educational affairs of the new

    institutional branch of Cairo University, 2013.

    12. Member of the Committee for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation of Private

    Universities, Council of Private Universities, MOHE, 2013.

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    13. Member of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE), United Kingdom,

    March 2012.

    14. Member of the American Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

    International Commission, USA, January 2012 (for 2 cycles up to 2017).

    15. Member of the Quality Assurance Center, Ahram Canadian University, November

    2011.

    16. Member of the University Committee to prepare the proposal of new financial

    legislations of leaders in universities, Cairo University, December 2011.

    17. Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University (by election), since October 2011.

    18. Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University (by nomination), August 2009 –

    September 2011.

    19. Member of the Pharmacy Committee of the National Cancer Institute, Cairo

    University, since August 2010

    20. Chair of Strategic Planning Committee for development of five-year Strategic

    Plan for Health Sector (Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, and

    Nursery) in Higher Education, Strategic Planning Unit (SPU), MOHE, since June

    2010.

    21. Member of the Advisory Council of Quality Assurance and Accreditation

    belonging to National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of

    Education (NAQAAE), since June 2010.

    22. Chair of Strategic Planning Committee for development of five-year Strategic

    Plan for Health Sector (Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, and

    Nursery), Research and Graduate Affairs Sector in Cairo University, May 2010 –

    January 2011

    23. Member of the Steering Committee of the Center for Foreign Languages and

    Professional Translation, Cairo University, since January 2010

    24. Member of the Council of Faculty of Pharmacy- Ahram Canadian University,