Abby M. Boire, laboratory instructor (Vermont campus)
Joseph J. Carreno, assistant professor of pharmacy practice (Albany campus)
Giselle K. D’Epiro, assistant professor of pharmacy practice (Vermont campus)
Sandra Rosa, coordinator of experiential education (Vermont campus)
Bridget A. Scoville, assistant professor of pharmacy practice (Albany campus)
See-Won Seo, assistant professor of pharmacy practice (Albany campus)
Meenakshi Malik received a three-year, $465,000 research grant from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
George Bailie, professor
Spencer Durham, assistant clinical professor
Kimberly B. Garza has been elected the AACP Alternate Delegate for 2013–2014.
Cherry W. Jackson has been appointed to the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists’ Board of Directors as past president advisor.
Phillip Lee, assistant clinical professor
Allison Meyer, assistant clinical professor
Jayachandra Ramapuram has been re-appointed chair of the AAPS-FDD Abstract Screening Committee.
Lynn Stevenson has been elected chair-elect of the AACP Experiential Education Section.
Margaret A. Williamson, assistant clinical professor
Rajesh Amin received the Auburn University Graduate Student Council’s annual Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award.
Murali Dhanasekaran was honored as an Outstanding Faculty Advisor by Auburn University.
Brent Fox was recognized by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists with the Society’s Pharmacy Practice Section and New Practitioners Forum Distinguished Service Award. Fox also received the award from the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology.
Richard Hansen was named a 2013 American Pharmacists Association fellow.
Gordon Sacks received the 2013 Faculty Member of the Year Award from the Alabama Pharmacy Association. Sacks also received an award for excellence in nutrition support education from the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
Robert D. “Rusty” Arnold was awarded a four-year $1,345,892 grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering/National Institutes of Health for “Secretory Phospholipases sPLA2 and their Receptors for Delivering Nanoparticles.”
Brent Fox received a $9,936 grant from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists to design and conduct a survey of pharmacy informatics adoption and use in U.S. hospitals.
Amber M. Hutchison received a $4,000 award from the 2013–2014 Daniel F. Breeden Endowed Grant Program for “Geriatric Sensitivity Training to Improve Student Pharmacist Attitudes and Perceptions on Aging.”
Jan Kavookjian received a $25,000 award from the BCBS Caring Foundations program.
Kimberly B. Lloyd received a $50,000 grant from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation to establish a PGY1 community residency partnership with Adams Drugs.
Peter Panizzi was awarded a $454,440 grant from the National Institutes of Health-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for the proposal “Pathogen specific imaging of endocarditis.”
Peter Panizzi, Rajesh Amin, and Robert D. “Rusty” Arnold received a $100,000 grant from the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer for their proposal “Magnetic Resonance and Bioluminescent Imaging of Mouse Models of Primary Cancer and Metastatic Disease.”
Jingjing Qian received a $10,000 New Investigator Award from AACP to fund her study “Psychiatric Health Services Utilization and Spending among Young Medicare Enrollees.”
William R. Ravis was awarded a $50,272 grant from War Eagle Labs to conduct studies of Buprenorphine nanoparticles for long-term pain relief.
Pamela L. Stamm received a $2,155.80 grant from the Grants and Awards Subcommittee of the Auburn ePortfolio Project.
Salisa C. Westrick received a $20,000 grant from the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer for “Pharmacist as Provider of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Service.” She also received a $19,990 outreach grant from the Auburn University 2013 Competitive Outreach Scholarship Program for the project “Medicate Part D Plan Selection Assistance for Seniors in Alabama.”
Lea S. Eiland, clinical professor
Wesley T. Lindsey, associate clinical professor
Haley Phillippe, associate clinical professor
Lynn Stevenson, associate clinical professor
Paul DiMondi, assistant professor
Sidonie Nupa, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Bill Pickard, 2013 Next-Generation Pharmacist
Cara L. Burditt, visiting assistant in pharmacy practice
Uvidelio Castillo, assistant professor of pharmacy science
Audrey Kostrzewa, assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Robert M. Mueller, assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Michael L. Neiduski, director of student affairs
Victoria Valentine Brouner, visiting assistant professor, pharmacy
Peter B. Welch, director of recruitment & admissions
Douglas J. Borys was recently elected a fellow at the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology.
Christopher W. Cunningham, AACP New Investigator Award; $10,000 for “Synthesis of Novel Cannabinoid CB1 Receptor Modulating Ligands.” He also received $1,000 from the Naulin Foundation for “Pilot Study Proposal; Fungal Bio-Remediation of the Great Lakes;” and an additional $1,000 for “Pilot Study Proposal: Freshwater Sources of Natural Medicines.”
Michael C. Brown, associate dean for academic affairs
Armin H. Gerhardt, associate professor of pharmacy science
Daniel S. Sem, professor of pharmacy science
Andrew P. Traynor, interim chair of pharmacy practice
Laura M. Traynor, associate professor of pharmacy practice
Robert Fritz, professor of pharmaceutical science
Frank Caligiuri, assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Wendy C. Duncan, dean and professor with tenure
Eliza Dy, assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Pramod B. Mahajan has been elected the chair of the Pharmaceutical in Global Health Focus Group of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists for 2013–2014.
Raylene M. Rospond, deputy provost, Drake University
Erin Thatcher Ulrich, assistant professor of social and administrative sciences
Abebe Endale Mengesha, Iowa NASA EPSCoR Research Building Grant; $15,000; Project title: Lipid-based triggerable drug delivery systems for smart medical system.
Nora L. Stelter will be collaborating with Hy-Vee on the study “Integration of Interprofessional Practice and Education in a Supermarket-Based Lifestyle Modification Class.” $5,000 from AACP/Food Marketing Institute.
Cardinal Health has awarded the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences $125,000 in scholarships for students interested in independent community pharmacy practice.
Rhonda Beemer was approved for promotion to the rank of associate professor of health sciences.
Darla K. Eastman was approved for promotion to the rank of associate professor of pharmacy practice.
Kim Huey was approved for tenure.
Pramod B. Mahajan was approved for tenure.
Jane DeWitt retired as associate professor emerita of social and administrative sciences.
Karen Fancher, assistant professor of pharmacy practice in oncology acute care
Khalid Kamal, visiting professor and chair, AACP Social and Administrative Sciences Graduate Program Committee
Jamie L. McConaha, director of Alternative Practice Settings, Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association
James K. Drennen; principal investigator. Project Title: Development of PAT Platform Technologies for Drug Manufacturing. Period of Project: Sept. 1, 2012, to Aug. 31, 2013. Source: National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education. Amount Granted 9/2012: $26,700. Total Grant: $26,700.
Aleem Gangjee; principal investigator. Project Title: Pneumocystis jirovecii Targeted Antiopportunistic Agents. Period of Project: Feb. 1, 2012, to Jan. 31, 2017. Source: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Amount Granted: Yr. 2: $357,092. Total Grant: $738,650.
Aleem Gangjee; principal investigator. Project Title: Pneumocystis jirovecii Targeted Antiopportunistic Agents. Period of Project: Feb. 1, 2012, to Jan. 31, 2017. Source: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Amount Granted: Yr. 2: $342,672 (2/1/13 – 1/31/14). Total Grant: $1,903,735.
Aleem Gangjee; principal investigator. Co-investigators: Larry H. Matherly and Charles Dann III. Project Title: Purine Synthesis Inhibitors with Selective Folate Receptor Tumor Transport. Period of Project: Feb. 5, 2013, to Jan. 31, 2016. Source: National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute. Amount Granted: 2/2013: 1,563,106. Total Grant: $1,563,106.
Aleem Gangjee and Larry H. Matherly; principal investigators. Project Title: Discovery of Novel PCFT-Targeted Agents. Period of Project: March 1, 2011, to Feb. 28, 2016. Source: National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute. Amount Awarded: $85,293 is awarded at 90% of six months of funding at this time as a result of the congressional continuing resolution. Funds may be adjusted at a later date. Total Grant: $1,563,106.
Aleem Gangjee and Larry H. Matherly; principal investigators. Project Title: Water Soluble Antimitotics that Circumvent Tumor Resistance. Period of Project: June 1, 2011, to March 31, 2013. Source: National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. Amount Granted: $1,567,135. Amount Awarded: Year 3 funding ($141,166) is awarded at 90% of six months of funding at this time as a result of the congressional continuing resolution. Funds may be adjusted at a later date.
Suzanne Higginbotham; principal investigator. Project Title: Community Health Screenings in the Pittsburgh area. Period of Project: Sept. 1, 2012, to Sept. 30, 2012. Source: National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation. Amount Granted: $1,000.
Khalid Kamal; principal investigator. Co-investigator: Paula Witt-Enderby. Project Title: Budget Impact Analysis of Melatonin in the Prevention or Treatment of Osteoporosis. Period of Project: March 15, 2013 – March 15, 2014. Source: 2012–2013 Translational Research Award for the Mylan School of Pharmacy. Total Grant: $11,930.00.
Sean T. Lasota; principal investigator. Co-investigator: Jamie L. McConaha, K. Lynch and J. Whitehouse. Project Title: Establishing a Community-based Medication Therapy Management Chronic Pain Consult Service: Determining the Psychosocial and Pharmacotherapeutic Benefits. Period of Project: Feb. 2013–Jan. 2014. Source: Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation. Amount Granted: $492.00. Total Grant: $984.00.
Rehana Leak; principal investigator. Project Title: Impact of N-acetyl cysteine on heat shock protein 70. Period of Project: Jan. 1, 2013, to Dec. 31, 2014. Source: Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement, Pennsylvania Department of Health. Amount Granted 1–13: $25,000. Total Grant: $50,112.
Jamie L. McConaha; principal investigator. Co-investigator: A. Kearney and Sean T. Lasota. Project Title: Evaluation of Pharmacist Impact on Inhaled Medication Adherence and Disease State Control in Adult Patients with Asthma. Period of Project: Feb. 2013 to Jan. 2014. Source: Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation. Grant Amount Granted: $500.00. Total Grant: $1,000.00.
Kevin J. Tidgewell; principal investigator. Project Title: Investigation of Cyanobacterial Natural Products for Comorbid Pain and Depression. Period of Project: May 2013 to April 2015. Source: Duquesne Faculty Development Fund. Total Grant: $10,000. He was also principal investigator on “Explorations of Honduran Marine Cyanobacteria for GPCR Ligands,” which received $5,000 from an American Society of Pharmacognosy Research Starter Grant. Period of Project: July 2013 to June 2014.
Kevin J. Tidgewell and B. Kolber; principal investigators. Project Title: Cyanobacterial Natural Products to Treat Comorbid Pain and Depression. Period of Project: March 2013 to March 2015. Source: American Pain Society Keller Award. Amount Granted: $35,000. Total Grant: $35,000.
Stephen M. Gross is now dean at the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.
David R. Taft has returned to a faculty position at the college.
Robert D. Beckett was the recipient of the first Manchester University College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award for 2012–2013.
Mary E. Kiersma was awarded the 2012–2013 Manchester University College of Pharmacy Scholar of the Year Award.
Andrea L. Murray received the Manchester University College of Pharmacy Outstanding Service Award for 2012–2013.
Shridhar V. Andurkar has been installed as immediate past chair of the AACP Chemistry Section.
Regina Arellano has been hired as an assistant professor in pharmacy practice.
Jacob P. Gettig has been installed as chair-elect of the Continuing Professional Education Section of AACP.
Annette Gilchrist has been appointed senior online editor for the journals of the British Pharmacological Society (British Journal of Pharmacology and British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology).
Spencer E. Harpe has been hired as an associate professor in pharmacy practice.
Lisa Mackowski has been hired as an assistant professor in pharmacy practice.
Milena McLaughlin has been hired as an assistant professor in pharmacy practice.
Arti Phatak has been hired as an assistant professor in pharmacy practice.
Ana C. Quiñones-Boex is continuing as secretary for the AACP Social and Administrative Sciences Section.
Kathryn Wdowiarz has been hired as an assistant professor in pharmacy practice.
Robin M. Zavod has been installed as chair for the AACP Council of Faculties. She is also chair of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science Section on Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Jacob P. Gettig graduated from the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program.
Tudy Hodgman received the 2013 Kathy Reno Scholarship Award from Northwest Community Healthcare for the project “Evaluation of the implementation of non-pharmacologic therapies in the prevention of ICU related delirium.”
Jacob P. Gettig was awarded $5,000 for the “Second Annual Updates in Diabetes Management and Education” pharmacy CE program from Novo Nordisk Inc.
Carrie A. Sincak has been promoted to professor in pharmacy practice.
Sheila Wang has been promoted to associate professor in pharmacy practice and awarded tenure.
Thomas J. Reutzel, professor, retired following 19 years of service.
Louis D. Barone was appointed to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology’s Section Advisory Group on professional development.
Deepak Bhatia joined the editorial board of the Journal of Pharmacovigilance as editor.
Sara E. Dugan was appointed Clinical Advisory Panel member of the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center statewide collaborative.
Brian S. Hoffmaster joined the Department of Pharmacy Practice as assistant professor and holds a shared position with MetroHealth System.
Denise Inman was named director of the integrated pharmaceutical medicine degree program in the NEOMED College of Graduate Studies.
Charles T. Taylor was appointed as chair of the AACP Pharmacy Practice Section.
Charles Cather received FirstLine Therapy Healthcare Practitioner Certification.
Patrick Divoky and faculty mentor Dale E. English II, and Riane J. Ghamrawi and faculty mentor Timothy R. Ulbrich, were recipients of the 2013 AACP Walmart Scholars Program.
Dale E. English II received the Special Contribution Award at the 2013 Forbidden City International Pharmacists Forum in Beijing.
Daniel Wehrung, graduate student in the integrated pharmaceutical medicine degree program, who worked in the lab of faculty member Moses O. Oyewumi, was awarded the pre-doctoral fellowship (2013–2014) in clinical pharmaceutical sciences by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education.
The Bio-Med Science Academy was granted formal STEM designation in the state of Ohio by the Ohio STEM Subcommittee.
NEOMED has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteerism, service and civic engagement.
Samuel Crish received additional funding in the amount of $18,980 from the National Eye Institute to support his grant titled “Axonopathy in Glaucoma.”
Werner Geldenhuys received a gift of $500 from the Summit County Parkinson’s Support Group for his research on Parkinson’s disease.
Werner Geldenhuys and Richard Carroll received $50,000 from Dick Nicely for their research on Parkinson’s disease.
The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation awarded a $5.5 million grant to the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment Center at NEOMED.
Signet Enterprises has announced a $500,000 gift to establish the Signet Enterprises Executive Boardroom in the new health, wellness and medical education complex being constructed at NEOMED.
The Fred F. Silk Charitable Foundation generously supported the Silk Pharmacy Endowment with $25,718.
NEOMED was awarded state AmeriCorps grant funding from ServeOhio to advance the health and success of rural Ohio communities. The three-year grant will total $798,000 and a portion of the ServeOhio investment will be matched by NEOMED.
Seth P. Brownlee was promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice.
Chrisovalantis Paxos was promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice.
Mary Petrea Cober was promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice.
S. Scott Wisneski was promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice.
Jennifer S. Bhuiyan, assistant clinical professor
Danielle M. Gingras, assistant clinical professor
Tonia Konry, assistant professor
Thomas M. Matta, assistant clinical professor
Steven D. Pizer, associate professor
John Devlin was named Distinguished Scholar and fellow of the National Academies of Practice.
Vladimir P. Torchilin received the lifetime achievement award from the Journal of Drug Targeting.
Jenny A. Van Amburgh was named Distinguished Scholar and fellow of the National Academies of Practice.
Mansoor M. Amiji was awarded $35,108 by Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School for his work in collaboration with Morris White titled “Hepatic Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Disease.”
Kathleen Bungay, Carla Bouwmeester, Christine Chim, John Devlin, Michael Conley and Debra J. Reid were awarded $1,200 from the NACDS Foundation & Million Hearts 2013 for the “Heart to Heart Community Health Fairs Initiative.”
Heather Clark was awarded $304,255 by the National Institutes of Health for “Polymer-Free Nanosensors to Visualize Biochemical Dynamics in Dendritic Spines.”
Richard Deth was awarded $47,500 by A2 Corporation for “Opiate Peptide Effects on DNA Methylation and Gene Expression” and $34,000 for “Characterization of Multiple Opiate Signaling Pathways.” He also received $40,000 from the Autism Research Institute for “Metabolic Factors Affecting Gamma Synchrony: A Collaborative Research Proposal.”
Vladimir P. Torchilin was awarded $9,630 by Immix Biopharma LLC for “Testing the Construct Targeting CA IX Receptor and Delivering NF-kb Inhibitor to Cancer Cells.”
Debra A. Copeland, associate clinical professor
John Devlin, professor
Jason W. Lancaster, associate clinical professor
Jenny A. Van Amburgh, clinical professor
Thomas L. Kier is now interim dean at the Raabe College of Pharmacy.
Reza Karimi, professor and associate dean for academic affairs & assessment interim dean at the school of pharmacy
Arun K. Ghosh was selected for induction into the Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame by the American Chemical Society.
Yoon Yeo was the recipient of the 2013 Showalter Trust Award for her project titled “Zwitterionic Chitosan as an LPS Antagonist for the Treatment of Sepsis.”
Alan J. Zillich was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Research Institute. He was elected as a fellow.
Stephen R. Byrn received $24,078 and $22,966 from Argonne National Laboratory for “Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of Fast Acting Amorphous Drugs.” He also received $25,000 from the Merck Company Foundation for “Kilimanjaro-Purdue MS Degree in Regulatory and Quality Compliance.”
Mark S. Cushman received $210,445 from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute for “Novel Topoisomerase I Inhibitors.”
Ryan M. Drenan received $220,390 from PHS-NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse for “Alpha6* nAChRs in Dopamine Transmission and Nicotine Dependence.”
Robert L. Geahlen received $300,855 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for “Tyrosine Kinases and Lymphocyte Activation.”
Robert L. Geahlen received $13,371 from PHS-NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for “Tyrosine Kinases and Lymphocyte Activation.”
Arun K. Ghosh received $203,243 from Wadsworth Center Health Res Inc. for “Inhibition and Mechanism of Flavivirus Methyltransferase.”
Marlene O. Heeg received four grants from EMD Serono Inc.: $138,073 for “Improving Disease Modifying Therapy Self Injection and Adverse Effect Management in the MS Population: Best Practices for Patient Education and Communication”; $75,000 for “Managing Treatment-Related Adverse Effects and Maintaining Adherence to Injectable Disease-Modifying Therapies: The Emerging Role of the Specialty Pharmacist”; $139,810 for “Practical Considerations for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis: A Clinical Primer for the Managed Care Professional”; and $157,260 for “Clinical Case Scenarios Focused on Identifying and Overcoming Potential Therapeutic Barriers to Maintaining Adherence to Interferon Beta Therapy in Patients with MS Throughout the Course of Their Disease.”
Michael B. Kays received $4,500 from Indiana University Health for “Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of an Extended Infusion Piperacillin/Tazobactam Dosing Regimen in a Pediatric Intensive Care Population.”
Rakhi Karwa and Sonak D. Pastakia received $4,525 from the Indiana University School of Medicine for “East Africa International Epidemiologic Database to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Regional Consortium.”
Douglas J. Lacount received $273,324 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science for “A Temporal View of the Plasmodium-Red Blood Cell Interactome.”
Tonglei Li received $126,078 from National Science Foundation for “Toward Building a Crystal Structure Prediction Framework.”
Chiwook Park received $269,883 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science for “Identification of Protein-Metabolite Interactome.”
Laurie L. Parker received two grants from the PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute: $190,336 for “Biosensor Technology to Monitor Leukemia-Related Kinase Activity in Patient Cells,” and $235,412 “Label-Free, Real-Time Detection of Kinase Activity in Vitro and in Single Cells Using Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS).”
Rodolfo Pinal received $420,000 from National Science Foundation for “SusChEM: Dendrimer-like Biopolymer: A New Material Platform to Deliver Active Ingredients.” He also received $140,000 from Multi Sponsored Industrials for “Center for Pharmaceutical Processing Research Consortium.”
Carol B. Post received $20,402 and $282,493 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science for “Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Structure of Peptide and Protein Complexes.”
Jean-Christopher Rochet received $75,000 from Showalter Trust for “Mechanisms of PhIP-Mediated Neurotoxicity and Relevance to Parkinson’s Disease.”
Amy H. Sheehan received $85,300 from Eli Lilly and Company for “Joint FDA/Industry/Academia Regulatory Pharmaceutical Fellowship-Drug Information-Lilly Portion.”
Daniel T. Smith received $21,897 from PHS-NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for “Role of Acrolein in Spinal Cord Injury.”
Margie E. Snyder received $1,000 from National Association of Chain Drug Stores for “2013 Heart to Heart Community Health Fair.”
Lynne S. Taylor received two grants from the National Science Foundation: $275,000 for “Collaborative Research: Polysaccharide Derivatives for Enhanced Drug Delivery” and $150,000 for “AIR Technology Translation: Development of a prototype solubility enhancing formulation for improved drug delivery using novel cellulose derivatives.” She also received $65,408 from Anasys Instruments for “Small Business-ERC Collaborative Opportunity: Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy and Thermal Characterization of Solubility Enhancing Drug Delivery Systems” and $60,000 from Merck & Company Inc. for “Studies on Amorphous Solid Dispersion Aqueous Suspensions.”
Joseph Thomas received $140,748 from PHS-NIH National Institute on Aging for “Prognostic Significance of Insufficient Activity of Daily Living (ADL) Help on Health Outcomes/Utilization.”
James E. Tisdale received $44,615 from Health & Hospital Corp of Marion County for “Health and Hospital Corp of Marion County.”
Elizabeth M. Topp received $1,190,102 from NIH for “Protein Aggregation in Amorphous Solids.”
Elizabeth M. Topp, Markus A. Lill and Chiwook Park received $298, 458 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science for “Protein Aggregation in Amorphous Solids.”
Val J. Watts received $55,308 from Army Natick Research & Development Laboratories for “Novel Vector Control Solutions for Protecting Health of U.S. Military.”
Val J. Watts and Chang-Deng Hu received $463,111 from NIH for “Identification of the AC5 Sensitization Interactome using BiFc.”
Jasmine D. Gonzalvo was promoted to a clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice.
Sonak D. Pastakia was promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice.
Kara Weatherman was promoted to clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice.
Yoon Yeo was promoted to associate professor of industrial and physical pharmacy.
Krista J. Carlson, assistant professor of clinical sciences
Joan M. Hardman, director, experiential education
Yana Labinov, assistant professor of clinical sciences
Klodiana Myftari, clinical community pharmacy specialist
Sharon Sam, assistant professor of clinical sciences
Rebecca Young, assistant professor of clinical sciences
Rebecca Zaworski, assistant professor of clinical sciences
Paiboon Jungsuwadee, assistant professor of pharmacology and director, integrated sequence
George E. MacKinnon III, founding dean and vice provost for health professions
Natalie J. Dearing has been appointed as assistant professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Winchester campus.
Tara L. Jenkins was selected for the 2013–2014 AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program.
Penny S. Shelton has been appointed as professor and associate dean for academic affairs.
Emily J. Volger has been appointed as assistant professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Winchester campus.
Marcia L. Brackbill was selected for the 2013–2014 AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program.
Sarah Parnapy Jawaid received the Virginia Pharmacists Association Academy of New Practitioners’ “10 under 10” award.
Michelle L. Rager and Dawn E. Havrda received $411,545 from Pfizer for the project “Improving Patient Immunization Rates through Optimizing Pharmacy’s Role in Providing Immunization Services.”
Mark S. Johnson was promoted to professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Winchester campus.
Gina F. Peacock was promoted to professor in the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Ashburn campus.
Scott W. Bragg, clinical pharmacy and outcomes sciences assistant professor (family medicine).
John Browne, clinical pharmacy and outcomes sciences professor (pharmacoepidemiology).
Julie Ann Justo, clinical pharmacy and outcomes sciences assistant professor (infectious disease).
Hippocratis Kiaris, drug discovery and biomedical sciences associate professor (pharmacogenomics).
Philip Mohorn, clinical pharmacy and outcomes sciences assistant professor (critical care).
Fred Bender was named the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2013 Pharmacist of the Year.
Scott Sutton was named the 2013 recipient of the University of South Carolina Clinical Practice Teaching Award.
Bryan Love, clinical associate professor
Kelly R. Ragucci, chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences
Russell J. DiGate has been named dean at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Tricia M. Berry is assuming the interim senior associate dean for pharmacy position.
Kimberly J. Kilgore is assuming the additional responsibilities of dean of pharmacy on an interim basis.
Scott Micek, associate professor pharmacy practice
Bob Zebroski is serving as interim senior associate dean for arts and sciences.
The school appointed 10 new assistant professors of pharmacy practice: William Call, Justinne Guyton, Aaron Hartman, Erin Hennessy, Vanitra R. Richards, Stephanie Seaton, Jamie L. Shelly, Carmen B. Smith, Paul Stranges, Jennifer Thompson.
Edward C. Stemley Jr. was appointed dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Henry J. Mann was appointed dean and professor, College of Pharmacy.
Michael Coughtrie has been appointed dean of the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences.
Katherine Cochran, assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Gregory Reardon, associate professor of pharmacy practice
Sharon Ternullo, assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Erin L. Thompson, assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Richard W. Dudley, associate professor and chair of pharmaceutical sciences with tenure
Lori Ernsthausen, associate professor of pharmacy practice with tenure
M. Chandra Sekar, full professor of pharmaceutical sciences
Michael Bartlett was named the first Georgia Athletic Association professor in pharmacy.
Houjian Cai, joined the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences.
Kalen B. Manasco was appointed co-chair of the Research Committee for Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group.
Henry Young was named the Kroger Professor in community pharmacy.
Yujun Zheng joined the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences.
Maha Abdalla, a fourth-year Doctor of Pharmacy CET student working in Somanath Shenoy’s lab, took third place at the University of Georgia Research Day.
Catherine D. Bourg was selected for participation in the UGA 2013–2014 Teaching Academy Fellows Program.
Islam Mohamed, a fourth-year master of science CET student in Azza El-Remessy’s lab, won first place at the University of Georgia Research Day.
Lynn Parham was named Employee of the Year for 2012.
Ken Schroder earned the STAR award.
Houjian Cai received $309,175 from the National Institutes of Health for study of SRC family kinsases for inhibition of prostate tumors.
Tony Capomacchia received $9,000 from the Sloan Foundation for minority Ph.D. recruitment and retention in pharmaceutical biomedical sciences at UGA.
Azza El-Remessy received $25,180 for second-year funding from the American Heart Association for the study of the role of TXNIP in mediating microvascular inflammation and dysfunction. He also received $15,750 in additional funding from the National Institutes of Health for the study of molecular mechanisms of diabetic retinopathy.
Adviye Ergul received $26,000 from the American Heart Association for study of molecular mediators of neurovascular injury in hyperglycemic stroke.
Susan C. Fagan received $11,600 from Georgia Health Sciences University for the study of use of minocycline in intracerebral hemorrhage. She also received $25,180 from the American Heart Association for second-year funding for the study of mechanisms of vascular protection of angiotension receptor blockade after stroke, and $17,863 in additional funding from the National Institutes of Health for the study of mechanisms of vascular protection after ischemic stroke. She also received $11,439 from the Veterans’ Administration Medical Center for the study of IPA mechanisms and consequences.
Rajgopal Govindarajan received $74,250 from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases for elucidating mitochondrial pathomechanisms of ENT3 disorders in ENT3 KO mice.
Somanath Shenoy received $299,880 from the National Institutes of Health for the study of protein kinase B (AKT)-mediated pathway regulating endothelial-barrier function.
Jason Zastre received $176,888 from the National Institutes of Health for the study of adaptive regulation of vitamin B1 transport.
Yujun Zheng received $142,363 from the National Institutes of Health as a transfer from Georgia State University for the study of chemical approaches to protein arginine methylation.
Michael G. Bartlett, interim assistant dean for non-traditional education and outreach
Christina DeRemer, clinical associate professor
Joan Monahan Watson, assistant dean for academic and strategic initiatives
Somanath Shenoy, associate professor
Jeanine Abrons was appointed associate editor for the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.
Jordan L. Cohen, interim executive director, the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education
Stevie R. Veach was chosen to the second class of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Faculty Scholars Program.
Bernie Cremers, 2013 Bowl of Hygeia
Colin Higgins, 2013 American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Fellow
Lee Kirsch has been appointed a fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.
Duncan Mackie, 2013 American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Fellow
Jacob Simmering, 2013 American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Fellow
The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy has received the $40,000 Apotex Corporation’s Wayne Roberts Memorial Scholarship from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation.
Matthew Cantrell, associate professor (clinical)
Maureen D. Donovan, associate dean for undergraduate education
Aliasger Salem, head of the Division of Pharmaceutics and Translational Therapeutics
Susan S. Vos, associate professor (clinical)
Nancee Waterbury, adjunct associate professor
Kasper Hanson has been hired as a new assistant professor of molecular neuropharmacology.
Kimberly Madson has been hired as a new assistant professor and coordinator of pharmacy continuing education.
Andrij Holian received $5,306,250 from NIH for a Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence program grant “Center for Environmental Health Sciences.”
Tony Ward received $6,100 from The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology for Investigation of Dust Mites in Indoor Residential Environments in the Northern Rocky Mountains.
Hibah O. Awwad, clinical assistant professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sarah Hopps, clinical assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy: Clinical and Administrative Sciences–Oklahoma City
Shellie L. Keast, assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy: Clinical and Administrative Sciences–Oklahoma City
Wei Yue, assistant professor
Yong Zhang, research assistant professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hariprasad Gali, principal investigator, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, $135,000. “A radiopharmaceutical kit for PET renography.”
Randle M. Gallucci, principal investigator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health R01, $1,938,985. “The role of IL-6 receptor in irritant dermatitis.” Four year grant.
Lucila Garcia-Contreras, principal investigator of subcontract (Pulmokine), NIH-SBIR, $76,933. “An inhaled dry power formulation for the treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.”
Michael McShan, NIH-MIAID R15, $444,000. “Bacteriophage control of DNA repair in streptococcus pyogenes.”
Anne Pereira, project leader-research core, IDea-OSCTR, $251,000. “Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources.”
Nathan Shankar, project investigator, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences P20, “Structural studies of a TIR-domain protein from Enterococcus faecalis.”
Sukyung Woo, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, $10,000. “Systems pharmacology approach for quantitative understanding of treatment response and resistance to anti-angiogenic agents.”
Youngjae You, American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant, $528,000. “Fluorescence cystoscopy-photodynamic therapy for early bladder cancers.”
Wei Yue, NIH-NIGMS R01, $1,040,239. “Function and regulation of OATP1B1 and OATP1B3.”
Shanjana Awasthi, associate professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vibhudutta Awasthi, professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tracy M. Hagemann, professor, Department of Pharmacy: Clinical and Administrative Sciences
David W. Bourne, professor of pharmaceutics, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hassan Almoazen has been appointed as an affiliated faculty member at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Tennessee Knoxville.
Bradley A. Boucher, re-elected to a second two-year term on the Rho Chi Society Executive Council.
Subhash C. Chauhan has joined as professor of pharmaceutical sciences.
Leslie A. Hamilton, appointed assistant professor of clinical pharmacy.
Meena Jaggi has joined as associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences.
Bernd Meibohm, elected president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology.
M. Shawn McFarland, elected chair for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Practice Research Network.
Frank Park, appointed associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences.
Anthony S. Rowe, elected president of the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
G. Christopher Wood, elected as a 2013 American College of Clinical Pharmacy regent.
Michael L. Christensen and Stephanie J. Phelps were inducted as fellows in the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group.
James C. Eoff III was named Most Influential Faculty by the class of 2014.
Andrea S. Franks was named Most Influential Faculty by the class of 2014.
Rebecca F. Chhim, LeBonheur Children’s Foundation Research Institute, $5,000, “Ethanol dose escalation in neonates and infants.”
Terreia S. Jones, National Cancer Institute, $500,000, for researching how drugs used to treat glioblastoma change tumor cells in hopes of understanding treatment resistance.
Anthony S. Rowe, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, $1,080,320, for “Integration of clinical simulation, distance education, and delivery of care using telehealth, into interprofessional education.”
Emma M. Tillman, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, $30,000, “Fish oil in parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease.” She also received $25,000 from the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Rhoads Research Foundation for “Research on omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in parenteral nutrition associated liver disease.”
Michelle Z. Farland, promoted to associate professor of clinical pharmacy.
Andrea S. Franks, tenured as an associate professor of clinical pharmacy.
Amanda M. Howard-Thompson, promoted to associate professor of clinical pharmacy.
Michio Kurosu, tenured as an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences.
Tao L. Lowe, tenured as an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences.
Hermann von Grafenstein, vice chair, Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
Katherine A. Wall, department chair, Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
Laurie S. Mauro, AACP 2013–2014 Academic Leadership Fellows Program
Deb Sobczak was presented with the Academic Advisor Excellence Award by the Ohio Academic Advising Association.
Amanda C. Bryant-Friedrich, tenured associate professor of medicinal and biological chemistry
Christine N. Hinko, executive associate
Ming-Cheh Liu, associate professor of pharmacology
Laurie S. Mauro, assistant dean for academic affairs
Marcia McInerney, associate dean for research and graduate programs
Martin J. Ohlinger, Honors program director
Liyanaaratchige V. Tillekeratne, associate professor of medicinal and biological chemistry
Wayne P. Hoss, executive associate dean
Sihem Ait-Oudhia, research assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences
Sihem Bihorel, research assistant professor, pharmacy practice
Christopher Daly, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice
Melanie A. Felmlee, research assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences
Karl Fiebelkorn elected to serve a second term as Region I Northeast Councilor of the Rho Chi National Honor Society Executive Committee.
Nicholas M. Fusco, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice
Carolyn A. Hempel, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice
Juliane Nguyen, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences
James M. O’Donnell, dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Research
Gauri Rao, assistant professor, pharmacy practice
Barbara A. Rogler, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice
Dhaval Shah, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences
Ashley E. Woodruff, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice
Nicole P. Albanese received the 2013 Western New York Residency Preceptor of the Year award.
Karl Fiebelkorn received the 2013 Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award from the Pharmacists Society of the State of NY.
William J. Jusko received the 2013 Sheiner-Beal Pharmacometrics Award from the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
Gina M. Prescott received the 2013 UB Pharmacy Practice Faculty Preceptor of the Year award.
William A. Prescott Jr. received the 2013 Albert E. Rosica, Jr. Memorial Award from the American College of Apothecaries.
Alfred Reiman received the 2013 Faculty Participation Award, Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition presented by Medisca and the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.
Robert G. Wahler received the 2013 Faculty Member of the Year Award from Phi Lambda Sigma, Pharmacy Leadership Society.
Javier Blanco received a $10,000 grant from the American Kennel Club–Canine Health Foundation for “Functional Characterization of Canine Carbonyl Reductase 1 (CBR1): A Key Enzyme for the Metabolism of Anthracyclines in Dogs with Cancer,” Jan. 2013–Feb. 2014.
Fred Doloresco III received a $15,000 grant from the Patricia H. Garman Behavioral Healthy Nursing Endowment Fund, University at Buffalo for “Relationship of Emergency Department Visits, Recidivism, and Environmental Air Quality,” Sept. 1, 2013–Aug. 30, 2014.
Wojciech Krzyzanski received a $75,000 grant from Simcyp for “PBPK Models Accounting for Effect of Pharmacodynamic Response on Clearance of Monoclonal Antibodies,” June 1, 2013–May 31, 2014.
Donald Mager received a $150,000 educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development for PK/PD Analysis, Jan. 1, 2013–Dec. 31, 2016.
Eugene D. Morse received a $188,081 grant from the National Institutes of Health for “Chronic Exposure to cART Predispose Older HIV infected individuals to CNS injury,” April 1, 2013–March 31, 2016.
Brian Tsuji, associate professor, pharmacy practice
Jun Qu, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences
Stephanie F. Gardner has been named the first associate provost for society and health, in addition to her role as dean of the college of pharmacy.
Brookie M. Best was named associate dean of admissions and outreach at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
B. Joseph Guglielmo was appointed dean of the UCSF School of Pharmacy.
Lisa Kroon has been appointed chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy.
Neil J. MacKinnon has been appointed dean of the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.
Yousong Ding, assistant professor, medicinal chemistry
Lori Dupree, clinical assistant professor, pharmacotherapy and translational research
John G. Gums, associate dean for clinical affairs
Robert Huigens, assistant professor, medicinal chemistry
Meredith Jernigan, clinical assistant professor, pharmacotherapy and translational research
Julie A. Johnson has been appointed as dean of the college and was named a UF Research Foundation Professor for 2013–2016.
Caitrin W. McDonough, research assistant professor, pharmacotherapy and translational research
Haesuk Park, associate professor, pharmaceutical outcomes and policy
Jason G. Powell, clinical assistant professor, pharmacotherapy and translational research
W. Thomas Smith accepted a leadership role in the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Stacy A. Voils, clinical assistant professor, pharmacotherapy and translational research
Kristin W. Weitzel has been appointed the associate director of the UF Health Personalized Medicine Program. She also will chair the Personalized Medicine Subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Hartmut C. Derendorf has received the International Society of Pharmacometrics Leadership Award for 2013.
Hendrik Luesch was chosen as one of 17 delegates to represent the United States at the Transatlantic Frontiers of Chemistry meeting in Kloster Seon, Germany.
Stephan Schmidt received a UF Excellence Award for assistant professors 2013–2014.
W. Thomas Smith has joined the 2013–2014 AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program.
Ian Tebbett has been appointed new president and CEO of the American Distance Education Consortium.
Katherine L. Vogel Anderson received a Faculty Recognition Award for outstanding teaching and service.
Karen Whalen received the Teacher of the Year award.
Almut G. Winterstein has been appointed chair of the FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee.
Julie A. Johnson, Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, Kristin W. Weitzel, Reginald F. Frye and Caitrin W. McDonough received a $3.71M, four-year research cooperative agreement for “Genomic Medicine Implementation: The Personalized Medicine Program” from the NIH-National Human Genome Research Institute.
Hendrik Luesch received a five-year, $2.2M grant from the National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute.
Folakemi Odedina received $1.02 million grant from the Department of Defense for a three-year study in prostatecancer to compare differences in morbidity, quality of life and survival among diverse groups of black men.
Xin Qi received a $30,000 award from the American Cancer Society Chris DiMarco Institutional Research Grant for “Novel Molecules to Target Apoptosis Defects Using Microarray Technology for Cancer Therapy.”
Almut Winterstein received a two-year, $499,000 award from the American Society of Heath-System Pharmacists Foundation directed at validating a complexity score to identify hospitalized patients requiring pharmacist-led drug management intervention.
Folakemi Odedina was awarded tenure.
Anthony Palmieri III was promoted to associate scholar in pharmaceutics.
Robert S. Beardsley has been named the Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Department’s vice chair for administration.
William J. Cooper has been named the eastern region member-at-large of the Administration and Finance Special Interest Group of AACP.
Bethany DiPaula has been reappointed to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Section Advisory Group on preceptor skills development for 2013–2014.
Mathangi Gopalakrishnan has joined the school as a research assistant professor of pharmacy practice and science.
Cherokee Layson-Wolf has been named the school’s associate dean for student affairs.
Raymond C. Love has been appointed a member of the 2013–2015 United States Pharmacopeia Convention’s Expert Committee on Therapeutic Information and Formulary Support.
Eberechukwu Onukwugha has been named director of the department’s graduate program.
Eleanor Perfetto has joined the school as a professor of pharmaceutical health services research and has been named an assistant editor of the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. She has also been named to the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research’s Task Force on Measuring PROs in Rare Diseases-Principles of Good Practice.
Brent N. Reed has joined the school as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice and science.
Charmaine Rochester has been appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley as an at-large commissioner on the Maryland Board of Pharmacy.
Fadia Shaya has been named the Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Department’s vice chair for academic affairs. She has also been elected vice-chair of the board of the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care.
Toyin S. Tofade has been named the school’s assistant dean for experiential learning.
Mary Lynn McPherson and Jill A. Morgan were selected by the graduating Class of 2013 as Teachers of the Year.
C. Daniel Mullins has been selected to receive the 2013 Dr. Daniel B. Savage Memorial Science Award from the Association of Black Cardiologists.
Francoise Pradel and James A. Trovato were selected by the School of Pharmacy as its AACP Teachers of the Year.
Raymond C. Love has received $159,096 from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for “Secure Evaluation and Therapeutic Treatment (SETT) & Potomac Center.”
Sarah Michel has received $390,000 from the National Science Foundation for “Non-Classical Zinc Finger Proteins.”
C. Daniel Mullins has received $381,402 from Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals for “Colorectal Cancer CER-Supplement.”
Deanna Tran has received $5,000 from AACP for “Team Up, Pressure Down with a Dietician Twist.”
Patrick L. Wintrode has received $45,944 from Case Western Reserve University for “Revealing Structure via Dynamics: Biological Networks.”
Ilene Zuckerman has received $202,177 from Novartis Pharmaceuticals for “Fellowship Task Order.”
Heather B. Congdon has been promoted to associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. She is also the school’s assistant dean at Shady Grove.
Susan dosReis has been promoted to associate professor with tenure in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research.
Francoise Pradel has been promoted to professor with tenure in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research.
Patrick L. Wintrode has been promoted to associate professor with tenure in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Myron Weiner has retired from the School of Pharmacy after more than 30 years on faculty.
Yen H. Dang, assistant professor, pharmacy practice and administration
Patrick P. Dougherty, board certified pharmacotherapy specialist
William Harbester, president of the Delaware Pharmacy Society
Zachary Heeter, board certified pharmacotherapy specialist
G. Lawrence Hogue, vice speaker of the House for Maryland Pharmacist Association
Patrice L. Jackson-Ayotunde, representative of AAPS Pharmaceutical Scientist Campaign
Madan K. Kharel, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences
Allison Lardieri, assistant professor, pharmacy practice and administration
Anjan Nan, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences
Mark Simmons, professor
Hoai-An Truong, president of the Maryland Public Health Association
Su Young Lee, associate professor
Cynthia J. Boyle, The Daily Record of Baltimore’s 2013 list of the Top 100 Women of Maryland
William Harbester, Delaware Pharmacy Society’s Innovative Pharmacist of the Year. He also received Faculty Preceptor of the Year at UMES.
Hoai-An Truong, Measurable Improvement Team Award for Medication Management Clinic (Practice Site), Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County Team, Patient Safety & Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative, Health Resources and Services Administration
Tadas S. Vasaitis and Mike Miller, Teachers of the Year at UMES
James L. Junker, associate dean for academic affairs and assessment
G. Lawrence Hogue, director of experiential education
Miguel Martin, associate professor of pharmaceutical science
Courtney Aldrich joined the Department of Medicinal Chemistry as an associate professor with tenure.
Caitlin Frail joined the college as an assistant professor in community care innovation.
Oscar Garza joined the Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems as an assistant professor in social and administrative pharmacy.
Robert Turesky joined the Department of Medicinal Chemistry as a professor.
Peter Dosa received a $775,577 grant from the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics for “Novel Therapeutic Agents for the Treatment of Glaucoma.”
Mike Kotlyar received a $110,628 grant from ClearWay Minnesota for “Smoker Response to Banning of Menthol Flavored Cigarettes.” He also received a $200,000 award through the Global Research Award for Nicotine Dependence program sponsored by Pfizer for “Use of Medicinal Nicotine for Preventing Cue Induced Craving and Withdrawal Symptoms.”
Venkatram Mereddy received a $635,626 grant from the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics for “Development of Novel Drugs for the Treatment of Gliomas.”
Serguei Pakhomov is one of three co-PIs to recieve an R01 award from the National Library of Medicine. The project “Natural Language Processing for Clinical and Translational Research,” will receive $148K per year for four years.
Terrence Adam was promoted with tenure to associate professor.
Elizabeth Amin was promoted with tenure to associate professor.
Pamala A. Jacobson was promoted to full professor with tenure.
Deb Skaar was promoted to associate professor.
Calvin Sun was promoted with tenure to associate professor.
Melissa M. Dinkins was elected chair for the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists Community Care Practice Forum Executive Committee.
Stephen Eckel, clinical associate professor and vice chair
Masuo Goto, assistant professor
Zishan Haroon, research professor
Suzanne Harris, clinical assistant professor
Nathaniel Hathaway, assistant professor
Weigang Huang, research assistant professor
Lindsey Ingerman James, research assistant professor
Debra Kemp was elected to the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists Board of Directors.
Jacqueline McLaughlin, assistant professor
Alexander Tropsha has been named a 2013–2014 AACP Academic Research Fellow.
Scott Wilkie, assistant professor of clinical education
Charlene Williams, clinical assistant professor
Russell J. Mumper received the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Distinguished Teaching Award for post-baccalaureate instruction.
K.T. L. Vaughan received the 2012 ASIS&T Watson Davis Award.
Delesha Carpenter, American Lung Association, $40,000, “Developing a mobile health application to help adolescents self-manage their asthma.”
Stephen C. Dedrick, Forest Laboratories, Inc., $300,000, “Management of Community-acquired Bacterial Pneumonia: The Pivotal Role of the Health-System Pharmacist from Admission Through Discharge.” He also received $386,710 from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. for “Hyponatremia: Obstacles and Opportunities for Clinical Pharmacists.”
Julie Dumond, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, $109,239, “Optimizing Antiretroviral Use in Aging: Pharmacokinetics, Response, and Toxicity.”
Stephen Eckel, Yukon Medical LLC, $32,153, “DVO Microbiological Study for Yukon Medical” Gang Fang, NIH National Institute on Aging, $227,680, “Should the elderly have lower dose of ACE inhibitors for secondary prevention after AMI.”
Stefanie P. Ferreri, National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation, $25,000, “Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project (Community PREP).”
Stephen Frye, NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences, $271,358, “Discovery of Chemical Probes for Methyl-Lysine Readers.” He also received $1,201,594 from Science Applications Incorporated–Frederick Inc for “BOA under 5-58589 as a Comprehensive Chemical Biology Screening Center- (Master (BOA) Agreement IPF#09-5399).”
Leaf Huang, National Cancer Institute, $276,372, “Novel nanoparticles for siRNA delivery.”
Federico Innocenti, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Foundation, $155,286, “Proposal for SNP Analyses in CALGB 80303 and AVITA.”
Rudolph Juliano, NIH National Cancer Institute, $155,382, “Addressing Undruggable Targets Using Oligonucleotides and Small Organic Molecules (PQ 18).” He also received $288,674 from the National Cancer Institute for “Intracellular Trafficking of Antisense and siRNA Oligonucleotides in Cancer Cells.”
Alexander Kabanov, NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, $511,498, “Polypeptide Modification for Enhanced Brain Delivery.” He also received $148,533 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center for “Synthetic Nanovaccines Against Respiratory Pathogens.”
Angela Kashuba, Family Health International, $52,322, “United States: Truvada for Prevention of HIV in Women.” She also received $229,848 from Eastern Virginia Medical School for “PPC-11-119: Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Study of Tenofovir 1% Gel Using the BAT 24 Regimen Versus Daily and Pericoital Dosing” and $63,604 from Imperial College London for “Mucosal tissue explants as surrogates for in vivo efficacy of microbicides.”
Sam Lai, Boston University, $51,485, “Diversity Supplement: Optimizing plantibodies for trapping HIV and HSV in cervicovaginal mucus.” He also received $20,000 from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation for “Engineering Immune-inert for lymphatic drug delivery.”
David Lawrence, National Cancer Institute, $386,344, “Signaling Network Dynamics in Metastatic Prostate Cancer.” He also received $288,674 for “Spatiotemporal Control of Tumor Cell Signaling” and $126,777 for “Synthetic Regulators of Tyrosine Protein Kinase” from the National Cancer Institute.
Andrew Lee, National Institute of General Medicine Science, $301,181, “Intra- and Intermolecular Dynamics of Dihydrofolate Reductase.”
Craig Lee, American Heart Association, $50,000, “Soluble epoxide hydrolase and cardioprotection: translation from mice to humans.” He also received $297,782 from the National Institute of General Medicine Science for “Cytochrome P450 Derived Eicosanoids and Inflammation.”
Kuo-Hsiung Lee, NIH National Cancer Institute, $376,379, “Novel Antitumor Agents.”
Feng Liu, National Cancer Institute, $288,674, “Nanocrystals for the Treatment of Multidrug Resistance in Cancer.”
Jian Liu received two grants from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: $94,883 for “Bioprocess of synthetic heparin” and $111,596 for “Synthetic Heparan Sulfate: probing Biosynthesis to Prepare Defined Drugs.” He also received $84,613 from Michigan State University for “Chemoenzymatic synthesis of heparan sulfate oligosaccharides-subcontract.”
Rihe Liu, National Cancer Institute, $134,545, “Novel Single Domain Antibodies with Multivalency and Multispecificity.”
Howard McLeod, Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc., $36,000, “LCCC 0918 Multicenter Study Investigating Utilization of Pharmacokinetic-Guide.”
Kelly Parsons, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, $50,000, “Fluorogenic Sensors for Phospholipase C Isozymes (NCBC Technology Enhancement Grant).”
Kris Patterson, GlaxoSmithKline, Inc, $36,308, 116195 Phase I, “Open-Label Study in Healthy Male Subjects Describing GSK1349572 Exposure in Blood Plasma, Seminal Fluid and Rectal Mucosal Tissue Following Single and Multiple Dosing of GSK1349572”; and Kris Patterson, GlaxoSmithKline, Inc, $20,000, “A Phase I, Open Label, Study in Healthy Female Subjects to Describe GSK1349572 Exposure in Blood, Cervicovaginal Fluid, and Cervical and Vaginal Tissue Following Single and Multiple Dosing of GSK1349572.”
Nicole Pinelli, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, $25,000, “The Layered Learning Practice Model: Toward a Consistent Model of Pharmacy Practice.”
Philip Smith, GlaxoSmithKline, Inc., $35,480, “Quantitative Proteomics of Four Novel Proteins in Membranes Using nanoLC-Mass Spectrometry.” He also received $74,811 from Eli Lilly and Company for “Targeted Quantitative Proteomics Analysis of CES1 and CES2 in Four Species.”
Dhiren Thakker, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, $302,809, “Role of a Novel Absorption Mechanism in Metformin Disposition and Pharmacology.” He also received $76,000 from the NIH National Cancer Institute for “Transporters In Metformin Treatment Of Endometrial Hyperplasia.”
Alexander Tropsha, National Science Foundation-Research, $289,708, “ABI Innovation: Synergistic application of cheminformatics and computational geometry approaches for predicting protein-protein interactions.” He also received $75,000 from The University of Arizona for “Computational Models and High-Throughput Cellular-Based Toxicity Assays for Predicting.”
Alexander Tropsha, Office of Naval Research, $135,653, “Materials Informatics: Expansion of the Aflowlib Database of Electronic Properties of Materials and the Development of Novel Materials Fingerprints for Efficient Database Mining and QSPR Modeling.” He also received $59,056 from the University of Houston for “Prediction of Flavonoid Glucuronidation by Selected Human UGTs.”
Michael Wagner, NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, $609,477, “An Exome Focused Approach to Pharmacogenetic Analysis of the Accord Trial.”
Tim Wiltshire, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation, $20,000, “Cellular Genetics Approaches to Defining Toxicity Pathways.”
Xiao Xiao received two grants from the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: $348,565 for “Gene delivery for fukutin-related protein deficiencies” and $332,500 for “Gene delivery to muscle and nerve for laminin-alpha2-deficient MD (MDC1A).” He also received $317,774 from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases for “Muscle as a platform for type 2 diabetes treatment by gene delivery” and $20,000 from Cure CMD for “Development of the AAV-miniagrin vector.”
William Zamboni, NanoVector, Inc., $190,000, SBIR-NanoVector “Phase II SBIR: Multifunctional Therapeutics Using Engineered Plant Virus Nanoparticles.”
Joel F. Farley, associate professor
Jian Jin, associate professor
Pamela U. Joyner, clinical professor
Elizabeth Michalets, regional assistant dean for clinical affairs
Qisheng Zhang, associate professor with tenure
James C. Coons, associate professor of pharmacy and therapeutics
Christopher R. Ensor, assistant professor of pharmacy and therapeutics
Hyun Jin Kim, assistant professor of pharmacy and therapeutics
Xiaochao Ma, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences
Olufunmilola Odukoya, assistant professor of pharmacy and therapeutics
James C. Coons, Philip E. Empey and Susan J. Skledar received $25,000 from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists for Pharmacist-Delivered Pharmacogenomic Care.
Sarah Dombrowski; Pennsylvania Pharmacist Association; $1,000; Identifying key factors associated with successful integration of patient care services into dispensing workflow: a traditional chain pharmacy evaluation.
Song Li received two grants from the National Institutes of Health: $199,013 for “Nanomicellar Formation for Synergistic Targeting of Prostate Cancer” and $284,677 for “Rational Design of Lipidic Vectors for Mitochondria-Targeted Antioxidants.”
Melissa Ann Somma McGivney; National Association of Chain Drug Stores; $1,000.00; Heart to Heart Community Health Fairs
Wen Xie; NIH; $316,438; The Perinatal Pharmacology of the Nuclear Receptor FXR
Levent Kirisci was awarded tenure.
Melissa Ann Somma McGivney was promoted to assistant dean for community partnership.
Balwant N. Dixit, professor of pharmaceutical sciences (now professor emeritus)
Edward P. Krenzelok, professor of pharmacy and therapeutics (now professor emeritus)
Adeboye Adejare was selected to participate in the 2013–2014 AACP Academic Research Fellows Program.
Angela Bingham was elected to serve as the liaison for research of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Pharmacy Practice Section. She was also appointed by the president of American Society for Parental and Enteral Nutrition to serve on the Membership Committee.
Bruce R. Canaday was elected as the first Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Board Liaison to the ACPE International Commission.
Gladys G. Duenas earned her board certification as an ambulatory care pharmacist.
Stacy Elder was appointed as a new practitioner representative to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Council on Education and Workforce Development.
Ben Ereshefsky earned his board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist.
Diane Hadley earned her board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist.
James M. Hollands was appointed associate professor of clinical pharmacy.
Prasad Joshi was appointed visiting professor of pharmaceutical sciences.
Alice Lim earned her board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist.
Isabelle Mercier was appointed research assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences.
Peter J. Miller has been appointed associate dean for assessment and accreditation.
Shelley Otsuka earned her board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist.
Andrew M. Peterson has been named the McNeil Professor.
Yvonne L. Phan was appointed assistant professor of clinical pharmacy.
Jen Reinhold earned her board certification as a psychiatric pharmacotherapist.
Laura A. Siemianowski was appointed assistant professor of clinical pharmacy.
Sarah Spinler has been asked to serve as a reviewer for the “2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Patients With Non-ST-Elevation-Acute Coronary Syndromes.”
Michael A. Smith was appointed assistant professor of clinical pharmacy.
Radha Vanmali earned her board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist.
Laura H. Waite was appointed assistant professor of clinical pharmacy.
Bruce R. Canaday was awarded the Julius W. Sturmer Memorial Award sponsored by the Rho Chi Alpha Tau Chapter.
Michael Cawley was awarded fellowship in the American College of Critical Care Medicine from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He also received the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
George E. Downs was awarded the faculty Preceptor of the Year Award.
Grace L. Earl was awarded the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service.
Stacy Elder was recently elected to the Delaware Valley Society of Hospital Pharmacists Board of Directors.
John A. Gans was the recipient of the 2013 American Pharmacists Association Foundation Jacob W. Miller Award.
Jomy M. George and Clyde M. Ofner were awarded the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarly Activity.
Daniel A. Hussar was designated 2012 American Pharmacists Association Honorary President.
Lisa A. Lawson received the 2012 Professional Fraternity Association’s Career Achievement Award.
Zhiyu Li was recognized as an outstanding faculty and named AACP 2013 Teacher of the Year.
Cathy Y. Poon was named a fellow of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group.
Pardeep Gupta, $106,612. Sponsor: Phase Bio Pharmaceuticals, Incorporated. Evaluation of Anti-Diabetic Activity of ELP fusion Proteins in normal and diabetic mouse and rat models.
William F. McGhan, $257,680. Sponsor: Merck. Outcomes Research Fellowship.
Shanaz Tejani-Butt, $150,000. Sponsor: Development Center for Biotechnology Taiwan Research Service Contract. She was also awarded a $25,000 grant from the Keystone Innovation Network and Katherine Chou to strengthen the Buddy Mentor Program.
Jomy M. George was promoted to associate professor of clinical pharmacy.
Zhiyu Li was promoted to associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences.
Tyan S. Thomas was promoted to associate professor of clinical pharmacy.
Aasthaa Bansal, research assistant professor of pharmacy
Shelly L. Gray was appointed vice chair for curriculum and instruction in Department of Pharmacy.
Nanci L. Murphy was installed as chair of AACP’s Leadership Development Special Interest Group.
Abhinav Nath, assistant professor of medicinal chemistry
Sean D. Sullivan was named associate dean for research and graduate education at the UW School of Pharmacy.
Brian Werth, assistant professor of pharmacy
Rafael Alfonso Cristancho received a Distinguished Service Award at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Conference in New Orleans.
Bill Atkins has been named the inaugural Sid Nelson Endowed Professor.
Lingtak-Neander Chan received the Distinguished Nutrition Support Pharmacist Service Award from the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
Beth Devine has been elected a member in the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology.
Rodney J. Ho received the Research Achievement Award in Biotechnology from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.
Solomon Lubinga has received a UW School of Public Health Stergachis Fellowship for International Exchange for his research.
Solomon Lubinga and Marita Mann received Thomas Francis Jr. Global Health Fellowships from the UW Department of Global Health.
Jashvant Unadkat has secured a $4.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to study “Mechanisms of Drug Disposition During Pregnancy.” Project leaders from the UW School of Pharmacy are Nina Isoherranen, Qingcheng Mao and Joanne Wang. Co-investigators are Gail Anderson, Rodney J. Ho and Ed Kelly.
Joanne Wang was promoted from associate professor to professor of pharmaceutics.
Ron Polk is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Antibiotics.
Jeremy S. Stultz is assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science.
Umesh Desai received the university’s 2013 Distinguished Scholarship Award at VCU’s 31st Opening Faculty Address and Convocation.
Dave L. Dixon received a VCU School of Pharmacy 2012–2013 Outstanding Preceptor Award.
Krista L. Donohoe received a VCU School of Pharmacy 2012–2013 Outstanding Preceptor Award.
Sharon S. Gatewood received the 2013 Ed D. Spearbeck Virginia Pharmacists Association Service Award.
Tom Karnes was featured in the Aug. 13 edition of AAPS Newsmagazine’s “Member Spotlight.”
Lemont Kier was named Didactic Instructor of the Year by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
Masahiro Sakagami received a spring 2013 VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund award for his research on lung repair in emphysema via HIF-alpha modulation.
Tyler Stevens received a “10 Under 10” award from the Virginia Pharmacists Association’s Academy of New Practitioners.
Jurgen Venitz received the University’s 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award at the 31st Opening Faculty Address and Convocation.
Garrett Ainslie, research associate, clinical pharmacology
Julie Akers, clinical assistant professor, pharmacotherapy
Joseph H. Ashmore, postdoc research associate, pharmaceutical sciences
Jeffrey Clark, assistant clinical professor, pharmacotherapy
Jasen Cong, research associate, pharmacotherapy
Vanessa Gonzalez-Perez, assistant research professor, clinical pharmacology
Arun Kumar Nalla, research associate, pharmaceutical sciences
David Liu, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences
Ze Liu, research associate, pharmaceutical sciences
Kimberly McKeirnan, clinical assistant professor, pharmacotherapy
Shannon G. Panther, clinical assistant professor, pharmacotherapy
Connie Remsberg, clinical assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences
Yidi Xu, research technician, pharmaceutical sciences
Kyle Ingram received a $5,000 Wolters Kluwer Health Scholarship for Postgraduate Study in Drug Information.
K. Michael Gibson of WSU and Danny D. Shen of UW were awarded up to $40,000 for a year-long project “Large Neutral Aminoacidopathies: Pharmacotherapy Targeting Blood Brain Transport.” The project was funded by an NIH grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the UW School of Pharmacy Drug Metabolism, Pharmacokinetics and Transport Research Program.
Grant D. Trobridge has received a $417,818 grant from the National Cancer Institute for a three-year research project to study key genes involved in the progression of prostate cancer.
Barbara Richardson, Cynthia Fitzgerald, Tamara Odom-Maryon, Saleh Elgiadi, Karen Caines, Carrie Holliday, Sarah Kooienga, Anne Mason, Janet Purath, Melody Rasmor, Kevin Stevens, Linda Ward, Janet Beary, Brenda S. Bray, Megan Willson, Lisa J. Woodard, George Novan. “Using Interprofessional Education to Improve Care for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions.” Health and Human Services: $1,102,818. Awarded July 2013.
Mary L. Euler was appointed associate dean for student services.
Charles D. Ponte was selected as a fellow in the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Yon Rojanasakul was awarded $348,718 from the National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for continuation of his research “Prediction and Mechanism of Carbon Nanotube-Induced Fibrosis.”
Scott Bolesta was accepted for a fellowship in the American College of Critical Care Medicine.
Judith Kristeller, $93,500 from the Community Pharmacy Foundation for “Improving Care Transitions through a Coordinated Pharmacy Practice Model.”
Zbigniew J. Witczak was named chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Minh H. Dang, assistant dean for experiential education
Ronald J. DeBellis, associate dean for academic affairs, professor of clinical sciences
Norm Enriquez, associate dean for biotechnology, pharmacy practice and industry relations
Vivek Gupta, assistant professor of biopharmaceutical sciences
Derick Han, assistant professor of biopharmaceutical sciences
John L. Krstenansky, professor of biopharmaceutical sciences
Eric J. Mack, associate dean for assessment and faculty development, professor of biopharmaceutical sciences
Marcia L. Parker, director of admissions
Samit Shah, assistant dean and chair, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, associate professor of biopharmaceutical sciences
Kimberly B. Tallian, assistant dean and chair, Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences, professor of clinical sciences
Julie Truong, assistant professor of clinical sciences
Sommer D. Zarbock, associate professor of clinical sciences, director of interprofessional education