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FIP names 20 women as “rising stars” in pharmaceutical sciences and education

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The Hague • 30 June 2022

Twenty women pharmaceutical scientists and pharmacy educators from 14 countries have been selected as the first FIPWiSE Rising Stars, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) announced today.

The FIP Rising Stars list aims to promote, encourage and inspire women in the fields of pharmaceutical sciences and education. It is a new feature of the Women in Science and Education (FIPWiSE) initiative established by FIP in 2000 to champion and enable women to achieve their fullest potential and to attract female students and young professionals into these fields.

“There are still many gender inequities in pharmaceutical science and pharmacy education. We intend to publish a new list each year, shining a light on the Rising Stars within these areas of practice, and celebrating their fantastic achievements.” explained FIPWiSE chair Prof. Claire Thompson.

The criteria for FIPWiSE Rising Star nominations include demonstrated achievements, innovations and significant impacts in pharmaceutical sciences or pharmacy education, being a “pathfinder” in the profession despite challenges, and going “above and beyond” for the pharmacy profession. The FIPWiSE Rising Stars panel has named the following women for 2022:

•    Dalal Al-Taweel (Kuwait)
•    Atheer Awad (UK)
•    Ana Begić (UK)
•    Sarah Dineen-Griffin (Australia)
•    Sarira El-den (Australia)
•    Omrum Erguven (Turkey)
•    Zhe Han (Singapore)
•    Ling-Wei Hii (Malaysia)
•    Madeeha Malik (Pakistan)
•    Priscilla Kolibea Mante (Ghana)
•    Ayodeji Matuluko (UK)
•    Claire O’Reilly (Australia)
•    Aska Patel (Canada)
•    Elsa López Pintor (Spain)
•    Zahra Rattray (UK)
•    Anastasia Shiamptanis (Canada)
•    Fernanda Tonin (Brazil/Portugal)
•    Farah Towfic (USA)
•    Irene Um (Australia)
•    Reenu Yadav (India)

“On behalf of the FIPWiSE panel, it was a real pleasure to learn about the diverse achievements of women in pharmaceutical science and education around the world. The impact that these individuals are having on innovation and education is incredible, and needs to be valued and celebrated. Congratulations to every individual on this inaugural list of FIPWiSE Rising Stars. We look forward to seeing them continue to flourish and inspire others,” Prof. Thompson said.

Notes for editors

  • Short profiles of each FIPWiSE Rising Star and information about the FIPWiSE Rising Stars panel are available here.
  • More about the FIPWiSE initiative here.

About FIP The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the global federation of national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, and is in official relations with the World Health Organization. Through our 146 member organisations, we represent over four million practitioners and scientists around the world. Our vision is a world where everyone benefits from access to safe, effective, quality and affordable medicines and pharmaceutical care.

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