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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. 

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. 

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.