Howard University Opens New Center for Pharmaceutical Research

Historically black Howard University in Washington, D.C., recently opened the new Center for Drug Research and Development at its School of Pharmacy. The new center, under the direction of Emmanuel O. Akala, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, will provide space for students, staff, faculty, and outside companies to develop new pharmaceutical products. The 4,900-square-foot facility was funded in part by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Akala holds a Ph.D. in pharmaceutics from the University of Manchester in England.