Moawia MOHD A M. Altabakha 4557

Moawia MOHD A M. Altabakha

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Moawia M. Al-Tabakha is an associate professor of Pharmaceutical Technology working at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) in Ajman University (AU), Ajman Campus, since August 2016. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wales, UK in April 2000 with research thesis title “Formulation of Dry Powders for Inhalation”. Since then and for over 16 years he worked academically in different Universities across the Middle East. He chaired different college committees such as the college quality assurance, research, and postgraduate studies, examination committee, training and curriculum committees. He was appointed for short period of times as deputy dean (15/1/2005 to 3/9/2005), acting dean (during the summer of the Academic year 2009-2010), general supervisor of the University library (during 1st semester of the academic year 2006-2007) and also served as a coordinator for the pharmaceutical sciences unit (2013-2016).

Dr. Moawia is aware of the accreditation standards both nationally and internationally. At the college of Pharmacy in Al Ain University (AAU), he was appointed as the head of the steering committee for the US Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education “ACPE” International Certification (2013-2016). By his significant involvement, the college was able to secure the certification in February 2015 at the first attempt. Additionally, he played a significant role in obtaining the national re-accreditation of the BSc Pharmacy program in July, 2013. He also participated in the preparation and initial accreditation of the MSc Clinical Pharmacy program in January 2015. He was also involved in the preparation of the “Nutrition and Dietetics” program at AAU in 2016. Dr. Moawia is currently the head of the ACPE International Certification steering committee (Jan 2017 – Current, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, AU) and a member of the AU Strategic Planning Committee Task Force (Jan 2017 – Current).

Dr. Moawia serves in the editorial board of some peer-reviewed journals. He also refereed several manuscripts on behalf of renowned journals. Dr. Al-Tabakha published several research papers related to his field in peer-reviewed journals including the “Journal of Controlled Release; Impact Factor 2015: 7.441”. Two research groups in which Dr. Moawia was affiliated won awards for their professional poster at DUPHAT 2012 and DUPHAT 2013. In 2014 he was nominated for the “Distinguished Researcher” award for his researches in 2013. He was assigned in a scientific committee to study faculty promotion application (March 2016). He currently has an h-index 7 and i 10-index 6 with over 208 citations to his published papers. His researches are related to the area of drug formulation, delivery and characterization. Additionally, researches related to pharmacy practice are of his interest. He provided professional consultation in the area of vegetable capsule shells to firms such as West Pharmaceutical Services and Reperio-Tech LLC, The Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Company Consultation.

The following positions were held by Dr. Moawia Al-Tabakha:

Jan 2017 – Current (Coordinator for the B.Pharm. Program): College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Ajman University, UAE.

Aug 2016 – Current (Full-Time Associate Professor: Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Ajman University, Ajman, UAE.

Sep 2009 – Aug 2016 (Full-Time Associate Professor): Pharmaceutical Sciences Unit, College of Pharmacy, Al Ain University of Science and Technology, Al Ain, UAE. 

Apr 2009 – Aug 2009 (Full-Time Associate Professor): Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Ajman University, Fujairah, UAE.

Sep 2001- Mar 2009 (Full-Time Assistant Professor): Department of Pharmaceutics, Ajman University of Science and Technology, (Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Fujairah Campuses), UAE.

Sep 2000-Sep 2001 (Full-Time Assistant Professor): Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Applied Sciences University, Amman, Jordan.

Courses taught include:

Clinical Pharmacokinetics; Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics; Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms, Physical Pharmacy; Industrial Pharmacy; Introduction to Pharmacy; Drug Information and Literature Evaluation; Pharmaceutics; Pharmaceutical Technology; Pharmaceutical Technology Training; Community Pharmacy Training.

Dr. Moawia Al-Tabakha research interests include developing different pharmaceutical formulations to achieve controlled release formulation, improve bioavailability and/or achieve targeted release. Encapsulation, specialized emulsification techniques, particle size reduction, and control are of major interest. Compression characteristics of pharmaceutical excipients to produce tablets of required properties are also of interest. Areas of pharmacy practice are also part of research interest.

Current researches include:

1) Bioequivalence evaluation of amoxicillin tablets in the local market.

2) Counterfeit drugs.

3) Liposomes.

3) Cupping therapy.

Dr. Moawia Al-Tabakha has over 18 publications in reputed peer-reviewed journals. These include:

1) Khairi M. S. Fahelelbom, Moawia M. M. Al-Tabakha, Nermin A. M. Eissa and Jeevani Javadi. Evaluation of Certain Pharmaceutical Quality Attributes of Lisinopril Split Tablets. Scientia Pharmaceutica. 84(4), 646-653; 2016. DOI: 10.3390/scipharm84040646

2) Moawia M. Al-Tabakha, Dana Emad Eddin Obaid, Khairi M. S. Fahelelbom, Bassem Sadek. The Impact of Modern Pharmacy Curriculum on the Student Attitude towards Weight Loss Product Advertisements: A Case Study. Journal of Young Pharmacists. 8(4): 456-462, 2016. DOI: 10.5530/jyp.2016.4.23.

3) Moawia M. Al-Tabakha. Future prospect of insulin inhalation for diabetic patients: The case of Afrezza versus Exubera. J Control Release. 215: 25.38, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2015.07.025.

4) Islam M. Hamad, Adi I. Arida, Moawia M. Al-Tabakha. Effect of the lubricant Magnesium Stearate on Changes of Specific Surface Area of Directly Compressible Powders under Compression. Jordan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 8(1): 21-33, 2015.

5) Moawia M. Al-Tabakha, Adi Issam Arida, Khairi M. S. Fahelelbom, Bassem Sadek, Dima Ahmed Saeed.  Rami A. Abu Jarad, and Jeevani Jawadi.  Influence of capsule shell composition on the performance indicators of hypromellose capsule in comparison to hard gelatin capsules.  Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy. 41(10): 1726–1737 (2015).  Informa Healthcare USA, Inc. DOI: 10.3109/03639045.2014.1002409.

6) Moawia M. Al-Tabakha, Adi Issam Arida, Khairi M. S. Fahelelbom, Bassem Sadek, Rami A. Abu Jarad. Performances of New Generation of Delayed Release Capsules. Journal of Young Pharmacists. 7(1): 36-44, 2015. DOI: 10.5530/jyp.2015.1.7.

7) Moawia M Al-Tabakha, Lama H Akoulah and Khairi M Fahelelbom. Drug Information in Community Pharmacy and Outpatient Pharmacy in Al Ain City, U.A.E.: A Descriptive Study. International Journal of Pharmacy. 3(2): 316-322, 2013.