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Prof.Iman Saad Ahmed Academic RankProfessor

Specialization:

  • Pharmaceutics

Research Interests:

  • - Development of innovative and targeted drug delivery systems that increase drug effectiveness, improve patient compliance and reduce systemic side effects. - Absorption and disposition of drugs with limited absorption or those showing absorption windows in the different areas of the gastro-intestinal tract. - Research area of interest also includes designing and conducting well-controlled bioavailability and bioequivalence studies, modeling based pharmaceutical research and construction of Pop-PK models for drug utilization.

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- Ph.D., College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University, USA, 2001 - M.Sc., Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, 1991 - B.Sc., Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, 1985
- 2014-Now- Professor of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University; - 2012-Now- Head of Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Sharjah; - 2009-2011- Head of Department of Pharmacology & Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Sharjah; - 2007-2009- Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Sharjah - 2007-2008- Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University; - 2002-2007- Assistant Professor of Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics, Cairo University; - 2001-2002- Intern at Allergenics, Inc. South San Francisco; - 1997-2001- Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Oregon State University; - 1991-1995- Lecturer of Pharmaceutics, Cairo University; - 1986-1991- Teaching Assistant of Pharmaceutics, Cairo University
- Teaching, scientific research, and academic collaboration with world universities; - Project design, formulation development of an oral protein delivery system and management of clinical trials, Allergenics, Inc., South San Francisco; - Joint-scientific and research collaboration on development of innovative drug delivery systems, Oregon State University-GlaxoSmithKlein, RTP, North Carolina; - Official representation at meetings and conferences in Egypt, UAE and abroad; - Consultancy at CBiC Co., Egypt, in the training and development section. Preparing and teaching courses that cover various technical issues in the drug industry; - Organizing and teaching workshops in drug stability and bioequivalence; - Presentation of scientific papers in many national and international conferences; - Supervising several Master and PhD degrees in the field of biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics. - Head and member in several committees at both the college and university level.
- Emirates Medical Association (UAE) - Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmaco-epidemiology, Toronto, Canada (www.e-printedreasons.com/JCPPE.html). - Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Excipients and Food Chemicals, http://spapte.dyndns.org/ojs/ - American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) - The Egyptian Pharmaceutical Society - Egyptian Syndicate of Pharmacists
- Construction of Pop-PK models for methyl phenidate to describe its pharmacokinetic profile when given in combined immediate release and controlled release doses. - Sonotransfection as a tool in cancer therapy; optimization and possible application in multidrug resistance
1.Iman S. Ahmed, Rania EL-Hosary, Samia Shalaby, Marwa M. Abd-Rabo, Dalia G. ElKhateeb, Samia Nour . PD-PK Evaluation of Freeze-dried Atorvastatin Calcium-Loaded Poly--Caprolactone Nanoparticles (2016). Int. J. Pharm. 504, 70-79. 2.Sarem S, Nekka F, Ahmed IS, Litalien C, Li J. Impact of sampling time deviations on the prediction of the area under the curve using regression limited sampling strategies (2015). Biopharm. Drug Dispos. 36 (7), 417-428. 3.Iman S. Ahmed, Mariame A. Hassan, Takashi Kondo. Effect of lyophilized grapefruit juice on P-glycoprotein-mediated drug transport in-vitro and in-vivo (2015). Drug Dev. Ind. Pharm. 41 (3), 375-381. 4.I.S. Ahmed, R.N. Shamma, R.A. Shoukri. Development and optimization of lyophilized orally disintegrating tablets using factorial design (2013). Pharm Dev Technol. 18(4), 935-943. 5.Mariame A. Hassan, Iman S. Ahmed, Paul Campbell, Takashi Kondo. Enhanced gene transfection using Calcium Phosphate Co-precipitates and Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (2012). Eur. J. Pharm. Sci. 47, 768 773. 6.A. M. Makky, I.S. Ahmed, M.A. El-Nabarawi, R.A. Abd-El-Moneim. Development of a new carvedilol tablet with rapid onset of action (2012). Am. J. Drug Discov. Dev. 2(2), 55 71. 7.I.S. Ahmed and J.W. Ayres. Comparison of in vitro and in vivo performance of a colonic delivery system (2011). Int. J. Pharm. 409, 169 177. 8.R.A. Shoukri, I.S. Ahmed, R.N. Shamma. In vitro and in vivo evaluation of nimesulide lyophilized orally disintegrating tablets (2009). Eur. J. Pharm. Biopharm. 73, 162 171. 9.I.S. Ahmed, M. H. Abouel-Einien, O. H. Mohamed, S. F. Farid. Relative bioavailability of griseofulvin lyophilized dry emulsion tablet vs. immediate release tablet: A single-dose, randomized, open-label, six-period, crossover study in healthy adult volunteers in the fasted and fed states (2008). Eur. J. Pharm. Sci. 35, 219 225. 10.I.S. Ahmed and J.W. Ayres. Bioavailability of riboflavin from a gastric retention formulation (2007). Int. J. Pharm. 330, 146 154.
- Supervising and completion of one PhD thesis and two Master thesis in the college of Pharmacy, Cairo University.
- Annual Incentive Award for distinguished faculty members in the category of teaching for the academic year of 2012/2013, University of Sharjah (Dh15,000). - Global Medical Discovery Series has included my publication “Comparison of in vitro and in vivo performance of a colonic delivery system” as being of especial interest to the drug development sector. - The publication “Comparison of in vitro and in vivo performance of a colonic delivery system” has also been included in Labome.org, a professional platform where researchers can present their expertise to the public and the public can search for experts on specific topics. - Best published paper award by the faculty of pharmacy 2010 for the paper “I.S. Ahmed, M. H. Abouel-Einien, O. H. Mohamed, S. F. Farid. Relative bioavailability of griseofulvin lyophilized dry emulsion tablet vs. immediate release tablet: A single-dose, randomized, open-label, six-period, crossover study in healthy adult volunteers in the fasted and fed states (2008). Eur. J. Pharm. Sci. 35, 219-225”.
- Chairperson of the Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Sharjah. - Member of the college of pharmacy council, UoS. - Chair of the Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance Committee, College of Pharmacy, UoS. - Member of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation Committee, UoS - Chair of Professional Conduct Committee. - Member of the Taskstream implementation committee, UoS.
I teach Pharmaceutics which is defined as the art of formulation of pharmaceutical dosage forms. Therefore, formulation in many aspects is a creative process and to deliver such concepts I also have to be creative. Teaching pharmaceutics throughout the years allowed me to continuously look for areas within myself to be more creative. I think one of my main objectives of being a teacher is to foster and create an environment that allows my students to show their potential and interest in what they learn. Since learning is many times defined as change of attitude, I make sure to have credibility to act as role model. Respect different cultures while seeking to instill values reflecting the vision of the university is also one of my main objectives as a teacher. I am an advocate of active learning and use a variety of methods that empower the students to take responsibility for their own learning such as TBL, group discussions, field visits, articles reading and group assignments or projects in which the students can engage in self-reflection on the issues raised by the course. I also use traditional lecturing through inquiry and active participation. My role in the inquiry classroom is more of a facilitator and a guide in a challenging environment designed to foster collaboration, discourse and discovery. By following these learning/teaching methods I hope to foster critical thinking, facilitate the acquisition of life-long learning skills, develop problem-solving strategies and prepare my students to function as highly skilled and competent pharmacist across the scope of practice and in my primary teaching area of pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical technology. I use different assessment strategies that allow me not only to fairly assess student learning but also to influence student acquisition of knowledge. I treat my students with the utmost respect which allow my students to feel safe to openly discuss topics which they might otherwise be hesitant to address. Then being a teacher also necessitates to measure my own effectiveness using different evaluation methods to get relevant feedback which is followed in my institution and which allow me to reflect on my own teaching and assessment styles and make decisions regarding content, resources and methods to provide a learning environment that is both more exciting and rigorous and to empower both myself and my students in pursuing learning. Finally, being passionate about my job is the driving force that enables me to constantly improve my teaching skills, be aware of the latest technologies and developments in my field and come prepared to my classes with the intention of making a difference in the life of my students.
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