Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong is a Pharmacist and Biomedical Scientist. He is currently the Provost of the College of Health and Allied Sciences. He headed the Department of Biomedical and Forensic Sciences for five years prior to becoming the Dean. He led the Department to establish the following programmes; Certificate in Herbal Medicine, B.Sc. Biomedical Sciences, B.Sc. Forensic Sciences and, MPhil and PhD in Drug Discovery and Development. He also promoted the establishment of functional Laboratory to advance research in the School of Biological Sciences. As Dean, he ensured the renovation and refurbishment of other laboratories, planting of new seedlings in the Botanic garden and enhanced international collaborations. As Provost, he has enthusiastically championed the establishment of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences which runs Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) Programme.
Prof. Boampong’s research interests cover multidisciplinary areas, a reflection of his diverse professional training in the area of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy. These include parasitic diseases, drug resistant parasites, drug discovery and targeted drug delivery. He has more than sixty publications in peer reviewed Journals and is a Fellow and Member of Academic Board of the Ghana College of Pharmacists.
Prof. Boampong is a product of Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Japan, where he obtained his PhD in Tropical Medicine (2004-2007) as Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) scholar. He did his post-doctoral research at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India as CV Raman Scholar (2011). He also obtained his M. Phil degree in Zoology (Applied Parasitology) from the University of Ghana (1995-1999). He has B. Pharm degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (1997-2001) and, B.Sc. degree and Dip. Ed (1988-1992) from University of Cape Coast. Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong has received training in higher education management from local and international organizations and has gained enormous practical administrative experience in University administration. He has taken many other professional courses abroad and has presented his research findings at different international conferences. He is a member of many international and local professional associations. Through his entrepreneurial acumen, he has been able to practice his professions successfully and has been consulted widely on community pharmacy practice. He established Biomeid Pharmacia, a Community Pharmacy that provides pharmaceutical services to the University community. Prof. Boampong is the proprietor of Creative Academy, a basic school situated at Mpeasem, a Suburb of Cape Coast. He believes that universities should serve as engines of economic growth and development by building the mind-set of students to be more entrepreneurial and creating the environment where students will be able to practice what they learn.