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Ola Ghoneim Gives Keynote Address at International Conference

SPRINGFIELD, MA (12/22/2021) Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at Western New England University (WNE), Dr. Ola Ghoneim was a keynote speaker at DU-PHARM-2021 the 1st International Conference of the Faculty of Pharmacy held at the Delta University for Science and Technology. The conference took place in Cairo, Egypt on November 20-21, 2021.

DU-PHARM-2021’s theme, “Innovative Research in Pharmacy and Bioscience,” centered on recent innovations and practical challenges encountered and solutions implemented in the fields of pharmaceutical science and biosciences. The conference provided participants an excellent opportunity to discuss and learn about the recent advances in pharmacy as well as to address critical issues in the scope of design and development of drugs as well as drug delivery systems.

Dr. Ghoneim presented on the use of educational games in her Principles of Medicinal Chemistry course to engage all students, especially those who opted to learn remotely via Zoom. The presentation was very well received by the audience, and several potential collaborations arose from the extrapolation of such educational methodologies in other disciplines and in other countries. Dr. Ghoneim was honored with a plaque for her significant contribution to the conference.

Over a dozen speakers and conference tracks were available to participants including Computer-Aided Drug Design, Green Chemistry, Stem Cell Technology, Pharmcogenomics, and more.A complete list of conference speakers and sessions can be accessed at

Dr. Ghoneim is a resident of Windsor, CT.

Western New England University (WNE) is a private, nationally ranked, comprehensive institution with a focus on preparing work-ready and world-ready graduates. Founded in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts as a division of Northeastern College, WNE’s 215-acre suburban campus serves more than 3,700 students, including over 2,500 full-time undergraduates. More than 47,000 alumni have earned degrees through its 90+ undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs at Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and School of Law. Students come from 39 U.S. states and territories and 23 countries. Of 45,104 living alumni, 30% remain within the region, residing in the four Western Massachusetts counties and northern Connecticut.

WNE is classified among nationally ranked universities in US News and World Report, and among the Top 100 Undergraduate Engineering programs, and in the Doctoral/Professional Universities category in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.