University of Findlay professor of pharmaceutical sciences and international ambassador for pharmacy education M. Chandra Sekar, Ph.D., was recognized as IPA fellow at the 71st Indian Pharmacy Congress meeting in Chennai, India, on Dec. 21, 2019. This award was bestowed on him for the recognition of his efforts to improve pharmacy practice in India by providing internship and exchange opportunities for students and faculty from various pharmacy colleges from India to visit the University of Findlay and observe and learn from their professional colleagues here.
Sekar took the first group of exchange students in 2010 and now in its tenth year, 30 students from Findlay and various Indian Colleges have participated in the exchange program and benefited both personally and professionally.
Joining Findlay’s staff in 2007, Sekar’s primary responsibility was to develop and coordinate the cardiovascular module as well as instruct the pharmacology component in the immune and gastrointestinal module. Now, he splits his time between instructing classes, creating more international opportunities and presenting at domestic and international conferences. To learn more about Dr. Sekar’s work at Findlay, visit his faculty profile or read the feature story about his students’ study abroad experience.