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Dr. Amsalu Defersha | Clinical Pharmacy Award | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Amsalu Defersha, United States International University-Africa, Kenya

Dr. Amsalu Defersha, a renowned Clinical Pharmacist and Lecturer, holds a PhD in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Nairobi. With extensive experience spanning academia and practice, he has taught at prestigious institutions like Ambo University and University of Gondar. A registered Pharmacist in Kenya and Ethiopia, Dr. Defersha’s expertise lies in Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy. He’s received notable awards, including scholarships from the European Union and Addis Ababa University. A prolific researcher, he’s secured grants for studies on cancer treatment outcomes. Dr. Defersha’s publications contribute significantly to the field, enhancing patient care and medication management. 🎓💊📚


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🎓 Academic Background

Dr. Amsalu Defersha boasts a rich academic journey, culminating in a PhD in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Nairobi. Prior to this, he earned a Master of Science in Pharmacology from Addis Ababa University and a Master of Pharmacy in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of Nairobi. His educational foundation began with a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Jimma University, Ethiopia.

🏆 Awards and Recognition:

Dr. Defersha’s academic prowess has been recognized with prestigious awards, including the Intra ACP AFIMEGQ Scholarship from the European Union for his Master of Pharmacy studies in Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Nairobi. Additionally, he received a scholarship for his Master of Science studies in Pharmacology from Addis Ababa University.

🔬 Research Grants

Dr. Defersha has secured notable grants for impactful studies. His 2018 research grant from the United States International University-Africa funded a study on treatment outcomes among adult patients with solid malignancies at Kenyatta National Hospital. In 2022, he received another grant to evaluate drug-related problems and treatment outcomes among patients with gastrointestinal cancers

🔍 Research Focus

Dr. Amsalu Defersha’s research primarily centers around pharmaceutical care and clinical outcomes, particularly in the context of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disorders. His work delves into medication adherence, drug therapy problems, and treatment outcomes among ambulatory and hospitalized patients. Through systematic reviews, he also explores healthcare provider knowledge and practices, especially during public health crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. With a focus on improving patient care and medication management, Dr. Defersha’s research contributes significantly to enhancing healthcare delivery and optimizing therapeutic interventions. 📊💊🔬


Publication Top Notes 

📚Nonadherence and contributing factors among ambulatory patients with antidiabetic medications in Adama Referral Hospital – Published in Journal of Diabetes Research, 2014 – Cited by 102 times

📚 Evaluation of the anti-diarrheal activity of the leaf extract of Croton macrostachyus Hocsht. ex Del. (Euphorbiaceae) in mice model– Published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2016 – Cited by 80 times

📚 Assessment of drug therapy problems among patients with cervical cancer at Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya, 2017 – Cited by 37 times

📚 Level of adherence to the dietary recommendation and glycemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Eastern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study– Published in Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity, 2020 – Cited by 31 times

📚Factors affecting health-related quality of life among prostate cancer patients: a systematic review, 2020 – Cited by 27 times

Surgical site infections and prophylaxis antibiotic use in the surgical ward of public hospital in Western Ethiopia: a hospital-based retrospective cross-sectional study

Medication‐related problems and adverse drug reactions in Ethiopia: A systematic review

Prevalence and risk factors of thromboembolism among patients with coronavirus disease-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Knowledge, attitude, and practice of healthcare providers toward novel coronavirus 19 during the first months of the pandemic: a systematic review

Evaluation of the antidiarrheal activity of hydromethanol crude extracts of Ruta chalepensis and Vernonia amygdalina in mice


Amsalu Defersha | Clinical Pharmacy Award | Best Researcher Award

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