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College of Pharmacy Names Oluwaranti “Ranti” Akiyode as New Dean

Ranti Akiyode takes over as dean of the college of pharmacy

Ranti Akiyode

photo by Rhonisha Franklin

Oluwaranti “Ranti” Akiyode, Pharm.D., was named the new dean of the College of Pharmacy. Akiyode has been serving as the interim dean of the College of Pharmacy since July 2022, and has taught at Howard University for 21 years.

Akiyode has extensive administrative experience and a long record of advancing diabetes treatment, education, and research. She was the founding pharmacist at the Howard University Hospital Diabetes Treatment Center in 2007. Over the past decade, she established the delivery of medication therapy and diabetes management service in collaboration with the center’s endocrinologists, nurses, and dieticians. With Akiyode’s appointment, 11 of the 14 academic deanships at the University are held by women.

Akiyode earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Jackson State University, and a bachelor of science in pharmaceutical sciences and doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Postgraduate training in a community pharmacy residency was completed at Leesburg Pharmacy. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy and is a diabetes care and education specialist.

This story appears in the Winter 2023 - Special Edition issue.
Article ID: 1246

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