Jackson State University
Dr. Akiyode is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, and Interim Dean at Howard University College of Pharmacy. She has over 20 years of experience as faculty member, including 16 years of clinical pharmacy practice. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy specialty, and is a diabetes care and education specialist. She is the founding pharmacist at the Howard University Hospital Diabetes Treatment Center where she established the delivery of medication therapy and diabetes management service in collaboration with endocrinologists, nurses, and dietician from 2007-2017. She received her doctorate degree in clinical pharmacy from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in 2000. She completed a community pharmacy residency program at Leesburg Pharmacy. Dr. Akiyode is very passion about lifelong learning, leadership, and professional development for students, staff, and faculty. She received the Professionalism Recognition Award for Clinical Faculty in 2016, Faculty Preceptor of the Year Award in 2017, and the HU Pharmacy Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award in 2018. She has been a mentor to junior faculty, and coordinates the junior faculty mentoring program for the College of Pharmacy. In 2021, she completed the coveted one-year American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Academic Leadership Fellows Program designed to develop the nation's most promising individuals at Colleges of Pharmacy to become future leaders in pharmacy and higher education.