Dr. Emekalam is an assistant professor of clinical pharmacy at Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina and the UNC Eshelman School of pharmacy, Chapel Hill, North Carolina in the ECSU/UNC Pharmacy partnership program. He received his undergraduate education from Imo state College of Agriculture, Imo State, Nigeria and a post graduate diploma from the University of Nigeria at Nsukka, Nigeria. He received a doctor of pharmacy degree from Howard University, Washington, D.C. in 2002. He is licensed to practice pharmacy in Maryland, Washington, D.C, Commonwealth of Virginia and North Carolina. Before his current positions, Dr. Emekalam was a pharmacy department manager for CVS Corporation from 2003-2006 and received several awards and citations for his innovative and dynamic leadership skills and community outreach involvements. He is the current director of the ECSU Health Resource Center; a health disparities initiative funded by the North Carolina health and wellness trust fund. His work focuses on the prevention of the onset and progression of diabetes, hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases among low income populations in Elizabeth City. His research interests are in Polymer Chemistry, Drug Delivery Systems and Minority Health. He is a pharmacy students’ preceptor for Howard University’s School of pharmacy in Washington, D.C and the Gregory Lloyd School of pharmacy, Palm Beach Florida.
Dr Emekalam is a recipient of the prestigious Jim Bernstein’s community health leadership fellowship award of the North Carolina Foundation for Advanced Health Programs 2008-2010.