Makassar, 21 Dec 2019. Director of Traditional Medicine, Food and Cosmetic Supplements, Mr. Drs. Tepy Usia, Apt., M. Phil., Ph.D, gave a public lecture entitled Utilization of natural medicines in Indonesia. The man who is fondly called Pak Tepy, is an alumnus of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Hasanuddin University class of 1985. This public lecture was attended by approximately 120 people consisting of pharmacist professional students, master students, doctors and lecturers of the Faculty of Pharmacy. This activity was opened by the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Prof. Dr. Gemini Alam, M.Sc. Apt. accompanied by Mr. Subehan, M.Pharm.Sc. Ph.D, APt. as Deputy Dean I and Mrs. Dr. Risfah Yulianty, M.Sc., Apt. as Deputy Dean II and Head of Pharmacist Program, Mrs. Dra. Ermina Pakki, M.Sc., Apt.
In the public lecture he delivered, he motivated the students who are currently undertaking the pharmacist program at the Faculty of Pharmacy, UNHAS at this time. He appealed to all students to continue learning and increase their confidence so they could work outside the island of Sulawesi. On this occasion also, he conveyed how the strategies adopted by BPOM (Indonesian NADFC) in increasing research downstream in the field of natural resources so that Indonesia’s biodiversity potential can be used to reduce imports of domestic medicinal raw materials.
The pharmacist students who followed the event were very enthusiastic at the same time inspired by the material presented by Mr. Tepy,
“The material presented by him is so relevant to the development of traditional medicine today. He also motivated us to be able to compete in the world of work not only in the regions but also at the national and international levels. Very inspiring,” said one participant from the pharmacist students.