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Al Ghananeem

Abeer Al-Ghananeem

Professor and Director of Research

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Louisville Campus

Work Email : aalghananeem@sullivan.edu

Work Phone : +1-5024138957

ABEER M AL-GHANANEEM, BS.Pharm., M.Sc., Ph.D. 

Professor and Director of Research 

Pharmaceutical Sciences 


EDUCATION
 

University of Jordan, Jordan – B.S. in Pharmacy with Distinction  

University of Kentucky, Kentucky – M.Sc., Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmaceutics & Biopharmaceutics)  
 

POST-DOCTORAL TRAINING & FELLOWSHIP 

University of Kentucky, Kentucky - Post Doctorate Fellow, Industrial Pharmacy & Drug Delivery  

 

FIELDS OF INTEREST 

Pharmaceutical Products Development, Targeted Drug Delivery, Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Pharmaceutical Technology. 

Pharmacy Curriculum Development, Accreditation, Quality Assurance.  

 

BIOGRAPHY 

Dr. Abeer M. Al-Ghananeem holds a B.S. Degree in Pharmacy from University of Jordan and was awarded her M.Sc., Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences by the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Additionally, Dr. Al-Ghananeem completed Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Drug Delivery and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy. After that she was appointed as a faculty member at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and an associate member of the University of Kentucky Graduate Faculty. She trained postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and visiting scholars. She also served as the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Program at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy.  

Dr. Al-Ghananeem is currently the Director of Research at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She is an Academic Leadership Fellow of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and Commissioner, Chair-Elect for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)’s International Services Program. She has a vast academic and research experience securing significant research funding and leading successful academic-industrial collaborations, which advanced to FDA approved, and marketed pharmaceutical products. 

Dr. Al-Ghananeem has a wide experience in international academic accreditation and quality assurance development and implementation. She served as a Steering Committee member at USAID-Jordan Human Resources for Health Continuous Professional Development project; participated in numerous international pharmacy schools’ onsite visits for ACPE; and served in multi committees at Jordan Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutes; and she was recently appointed as a Quality Assurance Global lead for the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Workforce Development Hub. Her diverse background and leadership enhances her ability to build global bridges of communications in the pharmacy profession. 

Dr. Al-Ghananeem is a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS), Rho Chi American Pharmacy Honor Society, American Chemical Society, Controlled Release Society (CRS), Drug Information Association, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). 
Her research focuses on the development of novel targeted drug delivery systems and pharmaceutical technology applications. Dr. Al-Ghananeem is experienced in developing innovative formulation technologies for the delivery of poorly soluble drugs in several areas, including intranasal, CNS, oral, sublingual, buccal, ophthalmic and parenteral drug delivery. 

Dr. Al-Ghananeem has ample experience in improving several drug products through life cycle management by design and development, as well as experience in FDA guidelines with CMC focus. She is an author of over 70 research articles, symposium abstracts, and patent applications and currently serves on the editorial advisory board for many peer-reviewed pharmaceutical and clinical journals. 

 

SPECIAL AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS 

Pfizer Company Career Development Award 

American Cancer Society IRG Award 

Kentucky Science and Technology Corp. (KSTC) STTR/SIBR workshop award 

Nanotechnology Symposium Outstanding Research Paper Award 

P&G Drug Delivery Award 

AAPS Appreciation Award, Steering Committee of Targeted Drug Delivery FG.