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Auburn University

Appointments/Elections

Robert D. Arnold, associate professor

Abbey Cox, facilitator

Meredith G. Jernigan, Robert Helmer and Amber Hutchison, assistant clinical professors

Awards

Brent Fox was awarded Auburn University’s Young Alumni Achievement Award and the 2012 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Distinguished Service Award for the Section for Pharmacy Informatics and Technology.

Grants

Kimberly Braxton-Lloyd received a $10,000 Target Campus Grant for “The Auburn University ‘Pack It Up’ Smoking Cessation Program.”

Randall Clark was awarded an $865,784 Cooperative Agreement from the National Institute of Justice, in response to a proposal titled “Forensic Chemistry of Substituted 1-Alkyl-3 Acylindoles: Isomeric Synthetic Cannabinoids.”

Peter Panizzi received a $237,391 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research subcontract from the Lucigen Corporation for “Random Shear Shuttle BAC Libraries for Antimicrobial Discovery from Soil Metagenomes.”

Jay Ramapuram received an award for $478,014 from NewGen BioPharma, Inc. The three-year project will conduct an “Evaluation of Topical Nanoformulations.”

William R. Ravis was the recipient a $13,365 grant from the Birmingham Racing Commission for the “Evaluation of the Pharmacokinetics of Cyclophosphamide in Horses.”

Promotions

Heather Whitley, Jessica Starr and Anne Marie Liles were promoted to associate clinical professor.

California Northstate University

Appointments/Elections

Nilesh S. Bhutada, editorial board member for Health Marketing Quarterly

Lane Brunner was named past-chair and appointed to the steering committee for the Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Drug Metabolism section of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. He was also appointed an editorial board member for the Team-Based Learning Consortium.

Shane P. Desselle was named to the editorial advisory board of Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy, became founding editor of Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, and was selected as external reviewer for The University of Manchester’s scholarly work under Great Britain’s periodic Research Excellence Framework of Universities.

Xiaodong Feng was named to the advisory board for Specialty Pharma Journal.

Sonya Frausto, past-president of the Sacramento Valley Pharmacist’s Association

Vasudha Gupta, Department of Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Ana Lucia Hincapie, assistant professor, Department of Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Parto Khansari acted as guest editor for a special issue of Immunopharmacology.

Rachel Lowe, assistant professor, Department of Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Pratima Patel, associate director, experiential education

Awards

Sonya Frausto was named California New Practitioner of the Year, 2012, by the California Pharmacists Association.

Rebecca Keel was elected Class of 2013 Teacher of the Year, California Northstate University College of Pharmacy.

Grants

Shane P. Desselle (co-investigator), LD Hogg (principal investigator), O’Neal (co-investigator). Provider, Patient, and Caregiver Perspectives on Establishing a Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes. $1,500 funded in full from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Ruth L. Vinall, AACP New Investigator Award for “Combining Bcl-2 inhibition with MiRNA-34a Treatment To Improve Bladder Cancer Outcomes.” Awarded $7,170 for supplies for one year, 2012-2013.

The college announced the winners of its inaugural Seed Grant Competition: Leanne Coyne was granted $9,422 for “The Effect of Amyloid on Stem Cell Differentiation into Neurons”; Rebecca Keel was granted $3,800 for “Antimicrobial Pharmacodynamics Against Gram-negative Isolates in a Community Setting”; and Parto Khansari was granted $5,000 for “Neuroprotective Mechanisms of Mefenamic Acid in the Treatment of Ischemic Stroke.”

Promotions

David Carroll, associate dean for experiential education

Parto Khansari, interim assistant dean for academic affairs and research

Gregory Matzen, associate dean for external affairs and relationship development

Michael Nowak, experiential hub coordinator, San Diego region

Campbell University

Appointments/Elections

Steven W. Johnson, assistant professor of pharmacy practice

Awards

Andrew J. Muzyk received the Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award at the 2012 North Carolina Association of Pharmacists Annual Convention.

Col. William W. Pickard received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the 2012 Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards.

Promotions

Michael L. Adams, assistant dean for graduate and interprofessional education and associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences

Connie L. Barnes, executive vice-chair of pharmacy practice

Valerie Clinard, associate professor of pharmacy practice

Creighton University

Awards

Bartholomew E. Clark has been selected as a finalist for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program.

Duquesne University

Appointments/Elections

Peter L.D. Wildfong was appointed past-chair for the Student Post-Doc Outreach and Development Committee, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Grants

Wilson S. Meng, funded co-principal investigator. Project title: Type I Diabetes-Suppressive Microspheres. Period of project: September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013. Source: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Amount granted 09-13: $49,567. Total grant: $49,567.

Kevin J. Tidgewell, IN KIND Recipient. Period of project: August 21, 2012. Source: Kimble Chase New Lab Startup Grant. Value granted: $1,000. Total value grant: $1,000. Items: Glassware received.

D’Youville College

Appointments/Elections

Maimoona G. Chinwala has been appointed assistant professor of pharmaceutical, social and administrative sciences.

Nicole E. Cieri has been appointed assistant clinical professor of pharmacy practice.

Yasser Heakal has been appointed assistant professor of pharmaceutical, social and administrative sciences.

Awards

William Loeffler IV was awarded Educator/Preceptor of the Year 2012 from the New York state chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Promotions

Canio J. Marasco Jr. has been promoted to full professor.

Manchester University

Awards

Sidhartha D. Ray was awarded the 2013 Society of Toxicology Undergraduate Educator Award.

Midwestern University/
Downers Grove

Appointments/Elections

Shaifali Bhalla was elected as secretary for the Biotherapeutics/ADME focus group within the PPDM Section at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Robert L. Chapman served as chair of the Nutraceuticals and Natural Products Chemistry Focus Group associated with the APQ section at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Brooke Griffin is serving as secretary/treasurer in the Women’s Health PRN for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Anna Kabakov has been hired as an assistant professor in pharmacy practice.

Julio Rebolledo has been hired as an assistant professor in pharmacy practice.

Robin M. Zavod has been appointed immediate past chair of the Content Advisory Committee to AAPS Newsmagazine. She is also a member of the publication committee as the Drug Design and Discovery Section representative.

Awards

Jennifer Phillips received the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists Outstanding Volunteer Award 2012.

Carrie A. Sincak received the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists President’s Award 2012.

Grants

Jacob P. Gettig and Susan R. Winkler were awarded the Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Grant by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores in the amount of $50,000.

Anil Gulati was awarded $53,191 from Novo Nordisk Inc. for his project titled “Effect of liraglutide on oxidative stress and apoptosis in the brain of rats with focal cerebral ischemia.”

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Appointments/Elections

Moses O. Oyewumi was appointed to the editorial board of the international Journal of Pharmaceutics & Drug Delivery Research.

Awards

Magdi Awad was selected as a recipient of the Crain’s Cleveland Business 2013 Who to Watch in Health Care.

Seth P. Brownlee was honored as one of the 2012 Excellence in Education recipients by Ohio Magazine.

Susan M. Fosnight has been chosen as the recipient of the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy Practice’s national 2012 Excellence in Geriatric Pharmacy Practice Award.

Several pharmacy faculty have been selected for membership in the Master Teacher Guild. They were inducted at the following ranks:

Timothy R. Brown, rank of master teacher

Sara E. Dugan, rank of fellow

Patrick J. Gallegos, rank of fellow

Richard J. Kasmer, rank of master teacher

Heather A. McEwen, rank of apprentice

Timothy R. Ulbrich, rank of fellow

Grants

Werner J. Geldenhuys and Richard T. Carroll were awarded $50,050 from Stark Community Foundation to support the project “Validation of mitoNEET as therapeutic target in Parkinson’s disease.”

The NEOMED College of Pharmacy was awarded $10,000 from Walgreens to support pharmacy diversity initiatives.

Ohio Northern University

Awards

ONU’s National Community Pharmacists Association student chapter won the 2012 Legislative Advocacy Award and was named second runner-up for 2012 chapter of the year. Their Business Plan Team was selected in the top 10 teams in the nation.

Presbyterian College

Promotions

L. Clifton Fuhrman will serve as interim dean for the School of Pharmacy.

Purdue University

Appointments/Elections

David A. Colby was elected as secretary/treasurer for the Drug Discovery and Development Interface Section of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Mark S. Cushman was appointed associate editor for the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

Awards

Ashley S. Crumby was selected as the American Pharmacists Association Distinguished New Practitioner for 2013.

Mark S. Cushman was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Vincent J. Davisson was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Deanna S. Kania received the Glen Sperandio Health System Pharmacist of the Year Award from the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance.

Cynthia P. Koh-Knox received the Generation Rx Champions Award from the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance.

Jane E. Krause received the President’s Award for Special Recognition from the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance.

Brian R. Overholser received the Excellence in Health Science Research Award from the Indiana Public Health Foundation Inc.

Sonak D. Pastakia received the Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Award in the field of preventive medicine and public health from the Indiana Public Health Foundation Inc.

Lynne S. Taylor was selected to receive the 2012 AAPS Pharmaceutical Research Meritorious Manuscript Award for her paper titled “Understanding the Behavior of Amorphous Pharmaceutical Systems during Dissolution.” She was also elected as a fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Grants

Noll L. Campbell received $18,352 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through Indiana University for “OPTIMISTIC.”

Vincent J. Davisson received $404,913 from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute for “Specific Detection of Cervical Cancers Using Cytometry-Based Molecular Diagnostics” and $35,000 from Indiana University for “Small Molecule Inhibitors of Oncogenic Human Papillomavirus.”

Ryan M. Drenan received $60,000 from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation for “Cholinergic Regulation of Habenula Microcircuits and Downstream Dopamine Transmission.”

Robert L. Geahlan received $344,906 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science for “New Proteomic Technologies for the Analysis of Tyrosine Kinase Signaling Pathways.”

Arun K. Ghosh received $358,713 and $133,125 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science for “Design & Synthesis of Nonpeptide Protease Inhibitors.”

Marietta L. Harrison received $339,618 from the National Science Foundation for “Quantitative Design of Experiments to Predictably Alter Intracellular Signaling Dynamics.”

Marlene O. Heeg received $2,000 from Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for “2012-2013 National Hypogonadism Educational Initiative” and $50,000 from Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for “2012 IBD Centers of Educational Expertise and National Initiative.”

Chang-Deng Hu received $559,270 from U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity for “Targeting PRMT5 as a Novel Radiosensitization Approach for Primary and Recurrent Prostate Cancer Treatment.”

Gregory T. Knipp received $100,000 from PHS-Food and Drug Administration for “Pharmacokinetic Study of Pediatric Dosage Forms in Juvenile Pigs.”

Markus A. Lill received $202,003 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science for “Novel Computational Methods for Modeling Cytochrome P450 Mediated Drug Metabolism.”

Wanqing Liu received $94,078 from PHS-NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for “An Integrated Genomic and Lipidomic Approach to Human Hepatic Fat Accumulation.”

Michael D. Murray received $55,595 from Regenstrief Institute, Inc. for “Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) 2011 Research Collaborations.”

Laurie L. Parker received $232,965 from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute for “Biosensor Design for Detection and Analysis of Complex Signal Patterns in Cancer.”

Sonak D. Pastakia and Rakhi Karwa received $32,622 from Indiana University for “Drug Information Center.”

Amy H. Sheehan received $113,802 from Eli Lilly and Company for “Joint FDS/Industry/Academia Regulatory Pharmaceutical Fellowship.”

Joseph Thomas III received $100,592 from Pfizer Inc. for “Health Care Resource Use and Expenditures.”

James E. Tisdale received $143,000 from the American Heart Association for “Influence for Progesterone Administration on Drug-Induced QT Interval Prolongation and Torsades de Pointes.”

James E. Tisdale, Brian R. Overholser and Kevin Sowinski received $160,000 from the Indiana University Health—Indiana University School of Medicine Strategic Research Initiative Center of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research for “Sensitivity to Drug-Induced QT Interval Lengthening in Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction.”

Yoon Yeo received $30,400 from the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt for “2012–13 Fellowship.”

Alan J. Zillich and Karen S. Hudmon received $345,512 from Concordance Health Solutions for “ScanCap Technology.”

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Appointments/Elections

Scott K. Stolte will be the CEO dean for Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy.

South Carolina College of Pharmacy

Appointments/Elections

Robert Davis, professor of the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center and professor of clinical pharmacy and outcomes sciences

Ronit Elk, research associate professor of the Center for Medication Safety and Efficacy

Awards

John Lemasters, Distinguished Toxicology Scholar Award, Society of Toxicology

Rick Schnellmann, Education Award, Society of Toxicology

Promotions

Campbell McInnes, tenure as associate professor of drug discovery and biomedical sciences

St. John’s University

Promotions

Robert A. Mangione has been elected university provost.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Appointments/Elections

Wendy C. Duncan has assumed the role of vice president for institutional effectiveness.

Sheldon G. Holstad will assume the title of interim dean of pharmacy.

John A. Pieper was appointed to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties for a three-year term, and as a member of the executive committee.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Appointments/Elections

Quentin R. Smith was named the school’s second dean.

Awards

The Texas Pharmacy Association selected Mary S. Klein as the recipient of its Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award for 2012.

Promotions

Thomas J. Abbruscato was promoted to professor for the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Amie Blaszczyk was promoted to associate professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice.

Paul R. Lockman was promoted to associate professor with tenure for the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Nikita Mirajkar was promoted to assistant professor for the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Jon A. Weidanz was promoted to professor for the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

The University of Arizona

Grants

Daniel C. Malone received $205,434 from the National Pharmaceutical Council for the development of a training program on patient heterogeneity. He also received an award of $287,596 for a drug-drug interaction clinical decision support conference series from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The University of Georgia

Appointments/Elections

James V. Bruckner was appointed to the U.S. EPA Scientific Advisory Board Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee. He was also invited to be a member of the Committee on Risks Associated with High Pressure Liquid Fracturing of Rock, for the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the National Academy of Sciences.

Brian S. Cummings was appointed as an associate/section editor for Chemico-Biological Interactions and served on the NIH study section ZMD1 MLS.

Dexi Liu served as a stage two editorial board member for the NIH IMST-13 Bioengineering Review Panel.

Kalen B. Manasco was appointed chair of the newly-formed Pediatric Pharmacy Special Interest Group at AACP.

Bradley G. Phillips was installed as treasurer for the board of regents and member of the executive committee for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Marjorie Shaw Phillips was appointed to the FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee.

Awards

Molly Altman, a graduate student in Mandi Murph’s laboratory, received the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Award and has been selected to participate in the Washington Fellows Program. She also received a travel award to present her work at the STaR (Southern Translational and Educational Research) conference.

Amber Bradley became a board-certified oncology pharmacist.

James V. Bruckner was named a fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences.

David L. DeRemer received the 2012 Outstanding Pharmacy Practitioner award from the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Sarah Evans, a Pharm.D. student with mentor Amber Bradley, won a travel award to the STaR conference.

Janet Fowler was selected as the 2012 Fourth Quarter STaR Award winner.

Anna Goc, post-doctoral fellow with mentor Somanath Shenoy, won a travel award to the STaR conference.

Bradley Hanberry, graduate student with mentor Jason A. Zastre, won a travel award to the STaR conference.

Jeremy Headrick was named STAR employee for the fall quarter.

Keith N. Herist was recertified as an AAHIVM-HIV Pharmacist for another two-year period with the American Academy of HIV Medicine.

Linda D. Hughes received board certification in pharmacotherapy.

Dianne May, Christy Norman and Tad Gomez received the Outstanding Hospital or Health-System Pharmacy Newsletter Award from the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Deanna W. McEwen received board certification in pharmacotherapy.

Mandi Murph received a travel award to present her work at the STaR conference.

Barbara Mysona, post-doc with Azza el-Remessy, won best post-doctoral presentation award at the STaR conference. She was also awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association.

Merrill Norton has joined a research consortium to study the management of chronic pain in addicted patients.

Somanath Shenoy received the Outstanding Achievement in Research Award at the 17th World Congress on Advances in Oncology and the 15th International Symposium on Molecular Medicine.

Grants

Chung K. Chu received $91,486 from the University of Southern California for the second year of study on epigenetic regulation of alcoholic liver fibrosis.

Susan C. Fagan received two grants from the Veterans Administration Medical Center; $46,200 to study mechanisms and consequences of hypertension after stroke-IPA Pillai, and $31,680 to study mechanisms and consequences of hypertension after stroke-IPA ISRAT.

Rajgopal Govindarajan received $74,250 from the National Institutes of Health for epigenetic therapy with 3-deazaneplanocin and gemcitabine for pancreatic cancer.

Eileen J. Kennedy received $191,160 from the National Institutes of Health for second year of study on probing the role of AKAPS in breast cancer using stapled peptide inhibitors.

Dexi Liu received a continuation grant of $292,402 from the National Institutes of Health for computer-assisted hydrodynamic gene delivery for hemophilia gene therapy.

Mandi Murph received a continuation grant of $47,529 from the Georgia Research Alliance for GCC Distinguished Cancer Clinicians and Scientists contract.

Jason Zastre received a continuation grant of $47,529 from the Georgia Research Alliance for GCC Distinguished Cancer Clinicians and Scientists contract.

The college received $10,000 from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores through its 2012 Pharmacy Partners Scholarship Program.

Retirements

Henry H. Cobb III, clinical professor

William J. Spruill, professor

The University of Iowa

Appointments/Elections

Michael Brownlee, associate director and chief pharmacy officer, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; and associate dean for clinical education and associate professor (clinical) at the College of Pharmacy

Lewis Stevens, assistant professor, Division of Pharmaceutics and Translational Therapeutics

CoraLynn B. Trewet, AACP 2013 section chair for Continuing Professional Education

Traviss Tubbs, chief pharmacy officer at the Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center and assistant dean for veterans’ affairs

Grants

Nicole K. Brogden was named a 2012-2013 AACP New Investigator Award Winner for her project “Microneedles as a novel means to individualize drug delivery in an aging population.”

Maureen D. Donovan received a one-year grant for $30,000 from The University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination for her project “Enhanced CNS exposure to glyphosate following inhalation resulting from olfactory uptake.”

William R. Doucette received a two-year grant for $302,277 from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation to evaluate the impact on patient health by the integration of community pharmacy-provided medication management strategies into existing patient-centered care teams, such as patient centered medical homes and accountable care organizations.

Douglas Flanagan was awarded a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health contract for $14,875 for his project “Professional services for the assistance in research of drugs for Alzheimer’s disease.”

The University of Mississippi

Appointments/Elections

Allison M. Bell, Mississippi Division of Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board.

Kyle D. Null, joint appointment as assistant professor of pharmacy administration.

Grants

Benjamin F. Banahan III, principal investigator. Source of Award: Trinity Partners LLC. Amount: $15,000. Title: Demonstrating and Communicating the Burden of Illness Associated with Hypoparathyroidism.

Suman Chandra, principal investigator, and Shabana Khan, co-principal investigator. Source of Award: NSA Industries, LLC. Amount: $97,410. Title: Comparison of Antioxidant Properties and Total Yield of the Crops Growth Using Aeroponics Systems and Conventional Methods.

Stephen J. Cutler, principal investigator. Source of Award: National Institutes of Health–National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Amount: $1,871,576. Title: Center for Research Excellence in Natural Products Neuroscience (CORE-NPN).

Robert J. Doerksen, co-principal investigator. Source of Award: Mississippi State University and the National Science Foundation. Amount: $67,588. Title: Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems.

Mark T. Hamann, principal investigator. Source of Award: National Institutes of Health. Amount: $326,900. Title: Natural Product HCV Drugs from Rare Plant-Microbe Interactions.

Seongbong Jo, principal investigator, and Robert J. Doerksen, co-principal investigator. Source of Award: Mississippi State University and the National Science Foundation. Amount: $66,283. Title: Computational Modeling-Aided Design, Synthesis and Optimization of Redox-Sensitive Polymer Nanoparticles with Optimal Colloid-Forming and DT-diaphorase-Substrate Properties.

Rahul Khanna, principal investigator, and Donna S. West-Strum. Source of Award: Organization for Autism Research. Amount: $28,637. Title: Health Related Quality of Life and its Determinants in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

David B. Murray, principal investigator. Source of Award: American Heart Association. Amount: $77,000 (per year for four years). Title: The Role of Prostaglandin Synthase Inhibition in Preventing Pressure Overload Induced Ventricular Remodeling.

Leigh Ann Ross, principal investigator, and Lauren S. Bloodworth, co-principal investigator. Source of Award: National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation. Amount: $5,000. Title: Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Outreach.

Leigh Ann Ross, principal investigator, and Lauren S. Bloodworth, co-principal investigator. Source of Award: Mississippi State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Amount: $364,186. Title: Pharmacy Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Project.

Donna S. West-Strum, principal investigator; David J. McCaffrey, co-principal investigator; Erin R. Holmes, co-principal investigator; and John P. Bentley, co-principal investigator. Source of Award: PQA, Inc. Amount: $45,000. Title: Primary Medication Non-Adherence: Validating the PQA-developed PMN Measure and Establishing a PMN Benchmark.

The University of Montana

Appointments/Elections

David S. Forbes will assume the role of dean of the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences.

Grants

Chris Migliaccio has received $80,000 from the American Lung Association to study wood smoke induced alterations in pulmonary immunity.

Anthony Ward has been awarded $38,559 from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality for a chemical mass balance study in Butte-Silver Bow County.

The University of Rhode Island

Appointments/Elections

E. Paul Larrat has been selected to serve as the interim dean.

The University of Tennessee

Appointments/Elections

Isaac O. Donkor was appointed associate dean for student affairs at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Graduate Health Sciences.

Shannon L. Finks was named chair-elect for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Cardiology Practice Research Network.

Leslie Hamilton joined The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy as an assistant professor of clinical pharmacy on the Knoxville campus.

M. Shawn McFarland is the new chair-elect for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Practice Research Network.

Bernd Meibohm has been elected as 2012-14 president-elect of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology.

Stephanie J. Phelps was appointed to the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Pediatrics Taskforce.

Anthony S. Rowe was recently elected president of the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Awards

Rebecca F. Chhim was selected as an AACP New Investigator Award recipient for her research “Ethanol dose escalation safety study in neonates and infants.”

Marie A. Chisholm-Burns is to be featured as part of a new, permanent exhibition “Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science and Technology” at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

Roland N. Dickerson and Christopher Wood were inducted as fellows of the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

Michelle Z. Farland received the 2012 American College of Clinical Pharmacy New Educator Award and was first runner-up for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Ambulatory Care Practice Research Network meeting for her poster titled “Pharmacist-Physician Collaboration for Diabetes Care: The Diabetes Initiative Program.”

Andrea S. Franks and Jim Eoff were honored as Most Influential Faculty on the Knoxville and Memphis campuses, respectively, as voted on by the class of 2014.

Terreia S. Jones won Best Paper honors at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy for her paper “Investigating the In Vivo Effects of Dexamethasone Using a Human Disease Relevant Mouse Model of Glioblastoma.”

Anthony S. Rowe was recognized for his distinguished poster on coagulation profiles using thromboelastography after tissue plasminogen activator administration for acute ischemic stroke at the Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting.

Grants

Rebecca F. Chhim was awarded a LeBonheur Children’s Hospital grant of $5,000 from the Children’s Foundation Research Institute for her research in ethanol dose escalation in neonates and infants.

Terreia S. Jones, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, $500,000 grant, supports research to understand how the drugs used against glioblastoma effect the different cell types that make up the glioblastoma tumors.

Shaunta M. Ray and her resident, James Wheeler, were the recipients of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation Pharmacy Resident Practice-Based Research Grant Program Award for their project “Impact of pharmacist-led, interdisciplinary management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on recurrence of Acute Exacerbations of COPD.”

Anthony S. Rowe is a co-investigator on a $1,080,320 grant funded over three years through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.

Emma M. Tillman was recently awarded a $25,000 American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Rhoads Research Foundation grant toward her research on omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in parenteral nutrition associated liver disease. She also was awarded a LeBonheur Children’s Hospital Junior Faculty grant of $30,000 for her research “Fish oil in parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease.”

Promotions

Michelle Farland was promoted to associate professor of clinical pharmacy.

Andrea S. Franks was tenured as an associate professor of clinical pharmacy.

Amanda M. Howard-Thompson was promoted to associate professor of clinical pharmacy and family medicine at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Michio Kurosu was tenured as an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences.

Tao Lowe was tenured as an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences.

The University of Toledo

Appointments/Elections

Mariann Churchwell assumed the chairmanship of the Nephrology Practice Research Network in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Paul Erhardt was selected as distinguished university professor by The University of Toledo.

Awards

Paul Erhardt earned a Presidential Research Award from the university.

Marcia McInerney earned a Presidential Research Award from the university.

Julie A. Murphy was elected a fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Martin Ohlinger was installed as a fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

Zahoor A. Shah earned a Presidential Research Award from the university.

Grants

Paul Erhardt received a $250,000 grant from the Society of Research Administrators with B&G Partners, LLC for “MUC4 Biomarkers and Targeted Inhibitors.” He also earned a $438,000 USDA (Southern Regional Research Center) grant for “Determine Natural Product Induction in Legumes and Pharmacological Consequences in Human Model Systems.”

Marcia McInerney, co-principal investigator, was awarded a $324,000 grant from USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture for “Dietary and Genetic Risk Factors in Obesity and Diabetes.”

Zahoor A. Shah was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health in the amount of $171,134 for “Neuroprotective Effect of Ginkgo Biloba and its Bioactive Components Ischemia.”

James T. Slama and Katherine Ann Wall, co-principal investigators, were awarded a University of Toledo-Ohio Board of Regents Interdisciplinary Research Initiation Award in the amount of $100,000 for “The NAADP Receptor and Calcium Signaling.” This research team also earned a $242,000 grant from NIH, Institute of General Medical Sciences for “Chemobiologic Approach to NAADP Signaling.”

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Appointments/Elections

Denise Pikuzinski, staff associate, Office of Research Administration

Sara Robinson, academic advisor, Office of Admissions

Awards

Eugene D. Morse was awarded the Volwiler Research Achievement Award by the AACP.

Marilyn E. Morris was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Promotions

Ho-Leung Fung, distinguished professor

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Awards

Third year student Josh Brown has been selected as one of four 2012 Express Scripts Scholars, formerly known as Medco Scholars.

A team of five UAMS student pharmacists won the Good Neighbor Pharmacy National Community Pharmacists Association Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.

Grants

Anne C. Pace and Schwanda K. Flowers received the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Grant.

Lanita White received a $5,000 grant from Target.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved an Arkansas Department of Human Services request of $670,000 to help fund the Poison Control Center in the College of Pharmacy.

University of Charleston

Appointments/Elections

David G. Bowyer was elected president of the WV Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He was also appointed to the board of directors of the WV Rural Health Association.

Krista Capehart was elected to a second term as president of the WV Asthma Coalition.

Kristy Lucas was elected member-at-large to the WV Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Gannett Monk was elected regional vice president of the WV Pharmacists Association.

Awards

Krista Capehart received the 2012 WV Pharmacy Association Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award.

Brittany Riley became a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist.

Grants

Gagan Kaushal was awarded a Waters Academic Grant for $12,000. He also received a WV Higher Education Policy Commission (NSF) grant for $100,000 for “Transdermal patch development of capsaicin using genomic approach for treatment of chronic low back pain.”

Gagan Kaushal was awarded a WV-INBRE grant for $25,000 for “Formulation & Evaluation of Nasal Mucoadhesive D-Cycloserine Gels for Brain Delivery.”

Rebecca Linger received a WV-INBRE grant for $12,000 for “Expression & functional studies of Burkholderia cenocepacia LlpE.”

Promotions

Krista Capehart was promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice.

University of Connecticut

Appointments/Elections

Kevin W. Chamberlin was elected president of the Connecticut chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists for a two-year term.

Jill M. Fitzgerald was elected Continuing Professional Education section chair-elect for AACP.

Philip M. Hritcko was elected as the speaker of the AACP House of Delegates for a three-year term.

José E. Manautou has been elected chair of the 2013 Gordon Research Conference on Cellular & Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity.

John B. Morris was appointed to the NIH Special Emphasis Panel for NIDCD Clinical Research Center (P50) proposal reviews.

Marie A. Smith was appointed as a member of the Health Technology Workgroup, Governor’s Health Care Reform Cabinet.

Andrew J. Wiemer, assistant professor

Adam Wilbur, associate director of development

Xiao-bo Zhong, associate professor

Awards

Marcy J. Balunas has received the D. John Faulkner Travel Award from the American Society of Pharmacognosy.

Bodhisattwa Chaudhuri was awarded the PhRMA Foundation Award at the 2011 Annual Meeting of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Devra Khanh Dang was inducted as a distinguished practitioner and fellow of the National Academies of Practice.

Stefanie C. Nigro won the American Pharmacists Association One to One Patient Counseling Award.

Marie A. Smith and Alumna Margherita Giuiliano shared the 2011 Connecticut Business Group on Health Innovation Award for the Connecticut Pharmacists Network and CMS Medicaid Transformation Grant (MTM in a Medical Home Project.)

Marie A. Smith was named the 2011 recipient of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation’s Award for Innovation in Pharmacy Practice. Her Health Affairs May 2010 paper “Why the Pharmacist Belongs in the Medical Home” received the 2011 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation Literature Award for Innovation in Pharmacy Practice. She was also invited to become a member of the Pharmacy Workforce Center Technical Advisory Panel.

Fei Wang received the 2011 Connecticut Society of Health-System Pharmacists Meritorious Achievement Award.

The UConn chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association was selected as on the top three small chapters in the country.

The UConn School of Pharmacy, in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Social Services and the Connecticut Pharmacists Association, received the 2012 American Pharmacists Association Foundation’s Pinnacle Award for Government Agency–Nonprofit Organization–Associations.

Grants

Amy C. Anderson, sponsor: American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education–6,500.00. Project title: Towards the Characterization of Tropolone Natural Product Derivatives as Novel, Potent Anticancer Therapeutics that Selectively Target Histone Deacetylase (HDAC) Enzymes.

Bodhisattwa Chaudhuri, sponsor: Pfizer Inc.–$136,000.00. Project title: Multi-Scale Models to Predict the Electrostatic Behavior of Pharmaceutical Powders.

Bodhisattwa Chaudhuri, sponsor: PHS/National Institutes of Health-Physical Sciences, Inc–$6,000.00. Project title: Organic Solvent Vapor Mass Flow Rate Monitor for Pharmaceutical Drying Operations.

Kyle Hadden, sponsor: Charles H. Hood Foundation–$150,000.00. Project title: Vitamin D3 Analogues as Hedgehog Pathway Inhibitors.

Michael Nailor, sponsor: Hartford Hospital–$1,008.00. Project title: The Effect of Reporting Negative Bronchoalveolar Lavage Cultures on Antibiotic Utilization Patterns in Patients Empirically Treated for Ventilator Associated Pneumonia.

Michael Pikal, sponsor: Pfizer Inc.–$52,000.00. Project title: Development and Validation of Excel Based Secondary Drying Model.

Theodore Rasmussen, sponsor: Connecticut Department of Public Health - Connecticut Innovations, Inc.–$190,219.00. Project title: Stem Cell Approaches for Defining Patient-Specific Predisposition to Idiosyncratic Drug-Induced Liver Injury (DILI).

Diana Sobieraj, sponsor: Western University of Health Sciences–$6,536.00. Project title: Early Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Dennis L. Wright, sponsor: PHS/National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute–$163,074.00. Project title: HDAC Inhibitors Inspired by Natural Products.

Promotions

Amy C. Anderson, professor

Charles F. Caley, clinical professor

Kevin W. Chamberlin, assistant head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice

Megan Jo Ehret, associate professor

Jennifer M. Girotto, associate clinical professor

Philip M. Hritcko, assistant dean for experiential education

Sean M. Jeffery, clinical professor

Dennis L. Wright, professor

Retirements

Michael C. Gerald, emeritus professor and sixth dean of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

University of Florida

Retirements

William H. Riffee is retiring as dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

University of Houston

Appointments/Elections

Julianna M. Fernandez, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice

Marc L. Fleming, assistant professor of pharmacy administration

Tahir Hussain, professor of pharmacology

Bradley McConnell has been appointed to the Journal of Pharmaceutics & Pharmacology (Avens Publishing) editorial board.

Julianna E. Szilagyi has been appointed to the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education editorial board.

Vincent H. Tam has been appointed associate editor for the Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance.

Anne M. Tucker has been elected chair-elect of the Pharmacy Practice Section of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Pharmacy Specialties Nutrition Support Specialty Council.

Matthew A. Wanat, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice

Awards

Diana S. Chow received National Taiwan University’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Kevin W. Garey received the 2012 Impact Paper of the Year Award from the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists for his paper “A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study to assess the ability of rifaximin to prevent recurrent diarrhoea in patients with Clostridium difficile infection.” Garey also was elected fellow in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Grants

Rajender R. Aparasu has received a four-year, $872,568 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research for his project “Anticholinergics and Cognitive Decline in the Elderly with Depression.”

Richard Bond received a one-year, $440,000 R56 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for his project “Mechanisms of beta-Blocker induced improvements in asthma.”

Kevin W. Garey has received has received $171,000 in funding from T2 Biosystems, Inc. for work on the T2 Candida assay product clinical trials and a $115,500 grant from Astellas Pharma US, Inc. for his project “Incidence, risk factors and outcomes associated with FKS mutants in patients with C. glabrata candidemia.”

Vincent H. Tam has received a $134,000 grant from Theravance, Inc. for his project “PK/PD of Telavancin and nephrotoxicity.”

Promotions

Kim K. Birtcher and Elizabeth A. Coyle have been promoted to clinical professors.

Catherine L. Hatfield, Nancy D. Ordonez and Andrea L. Smesny have been promoted to clinical associate professors.

University of Illinois at Chicago

Awards

Marlowe Djuric Kachlic was the recipient of the Distinguished Young Pharmacists Award.

Donna Kraus has been named the 2013 recipient of the Richard A. Helms Award of Excellence in Pediatric Pharmacy Practice.

Jose Napolitano, post-doc in medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy, has been selected as U.S. Pharmacopeia Research Fellow for 2012-13.

Edith Nutescu was appointed to the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Board of Directors.

Nicholas G. Popovich was the recipient of this year’s Illinois Pharmacists Association Pharmacist of the Year Award.

University of Maryland

Appointments/Elections

Nicole J. Brandt has been named an editor for the Journal of Gerontological Nursing’s column on geropharmacology.

Natalie D. Eddington has been named chair of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education’s board of directors.

Joga Gobburu has been named director of the Clinical Pharmacology Unit within the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science.

Kathryn L. Kiser has been named treasurer for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network.

Raymond C. Love has been elected to the board of directors of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists.

Mary Lynn McPherson was appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to the State Council for End of Life Care.

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner has been appointed to the Academic Pharmacy Section Advisory Council of the International Pharmaceutical Federation.

Fadia Shaya has been named a standing member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Healthcare Systems and Value Research Study Section. She has also been named director of research for the school’s Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions.

Toyin S. Tofade has been named co-lead of the Continuing Education Team of the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s Education section.

Deanna Tran has been named co-chair of the Maryland Pharmacists Association New Practitioners Network.

Kristin Watson has been elected to the board of the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Awards

Nicole J. Brandt received the W. Arthur Purdum Award from the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Bruce Yu received an Innovation Award for “Novel High-Throughput Quality Control of Pharmaceutical Preparations” from the University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Regulatory Sciences and Innovation. He also received a United States Patent for “Highly Fluorinated Oils and Surfactants and Methods of Making and Using Same.”

Grants

Nicole J. Brandt received $25,000 from the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists for “Comprehensive Medication Reviews in Long Term Care.”

Bethany DiPaula received $48,956 from the Howard County Health Department for “A Pilot Project of Howard County Health Department Bureau of Substance Abuse Treatment Services.”

Susan C. DosReis received $673,672 from the National Institutes of Mental Health for “Measuring Parent Preferences for ADHD Treatment to Predict Adherence.”

Thomas C. Dowling received $46,848 from Mylan Pharmaceuticals for “Clinical Protocol Review.”

Joga Gobburu received $168,150 from Glenmark Pharmaceuticals for “RA Modeling & Report Project,” and $30,000 from Natco Pharma Ltd., for “NRC-AN-019 Phase 1 PK and QT Analysis & Technical Report.”

Raymond C. Love received $700,000 from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for “Antipsychotic Prescription Review Program.”

Yan Shu received $1.5 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for “Xenobiotic Transporter Regulation and IRIP Function.”

Audra L. Stinchcomb received $135,817 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for “Transdermal Delivery of 2-Arachnidonoyl glycerol (2-AG) for the Treatment of Arthritis.”

Bruce Stuart received $49,683 from Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America for “Chartbook of Medication Utilization Patterns and Outcomes Among Part D Enrollees with Common Chronic Diseases.”

Angela Wilks received $1.7 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for “Heme Utilization and Homeostasis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.”

Ilene H. Zuckerman received $385,991 from the Maryland Health Care Commission for her study “Maryland PCMH Measures.”

Retirements

Fred Abramson retired from his position as assistant professor of pharmacy and practice.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Grants

Victor Hsia, NIH R01 grant $750,000 for research on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of herpes simplex virus (HSV) during lytic and latent infections.

Promotions

G. Lawrence Hogue, assistant director of experiential education

University of Michigan

Appointments/Elections

Vicki L. Ellingrod was chosen as the college’s first John Gideon Searle Professor of clinical and translation pharmacy.

Awards

John S. Clark received the 2012 Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Joseph A. Oddis Leadership Award.

Heidi Diez became a board certified ambulatory care pharmacist.

Jeffrey Tingen received his certified diabetes education accreditation.

University of Minnesota

Appointments/Elections

Julie Johnson was named the associate dean for professional and external relations.

Susan Marino has accepted a tenure track assistant professor position for the Center of Clinical and Cognitive Neuropharmacology.

Swayam Prabha joined the college as a research assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics and associate program director in the Center for Translational Drug Delivery.

Robert J. Straka has been named department head of experimental and clinical pharmacology.

Grants

Grant W. Anderson and Haim Einat received a $170,000 grant from the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation for their project “Molecules to Behavior: Exploration of the Possible Role of Autophagy in Depression and As a Novel Target for Antidepressant Drugs.”

Karen Bastianelli and Tim Stratton received a $5,000 award from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores for health fairs supporting the “Million Hearts Team Up, Pressure Down” initiative.

Bjoern Bauer received a $30,000 American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant for his project “Targeting PTEN/AKT to Downregulate P-gp and BCRP for Improved Glioblastoma Therapy.”

Bjoern Bauer (principal investigator) and Anika Hartz received a $1.6 million NIH grant for their project “Blood-Brain Barrier Function in Epilepsy: New Targets for Therapy.”

Angela Birnbaum received a $1.9 million NIH/NINDS grant for her project “Maternal Outcomes and Neurodevelopmental Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs.” Co-investigators are Rory Remmel and Dick Brundage.

Barbara F. Brandt is the principal investigator on a National Center for Coordinating Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice grant for $800,000.

James C. Cloyd received a $75,000 grant from Paralyzed Veterans of America for their study “Prevention of Baclofen Withdrawal Syndrome: Two-Way Crossover Study of Oral and Intravenous Baclofen in Healthy Adult Volunteers.”

Carolyn A. Fairbanks received a $223,950 NIH grant for her project “Endogenous Mechanisms of Electroacupuncture.”

Gunda I. Georg received a UO1 grant for the project “Drug Discovery & Synthesis of Contraceptive Agents.” The grant is for $4.7 million for five years.

Daniel A. Harki received a $250,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant for his work to develop new drug therapies for pediatric brain tumors. He also received a $200,000 V Foundation V Scholar grant for his project “Beyond Parthenolide: Next Generation Molecules Targeting AML Cancer Stem Cells.”

Michelle Johnson-Jennings received an R01 NIH/NIDA grant for her project “American Indians, Substance Use, and HIV Risk Behaviors: Secondary Data Analysis of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.”

Susan Marino received an NIH grant for $2.76 million over five years for the project “Characterizing and Predicting Drug Effects on Cognition.” Co-investigators are Serguei Pakhomov, Angela Birnbaum and Ilo Leppik.

Serguei V. Pakhomov received a $400,000 award from the Alzheimer’s Association for his project “Automated Semantic Indices for Early Detection of Cognitive Changes.”

Raj Suryanarayanan and Calvin Sun received an $85,000 Critical Path Manufacturing Sector Research Initiative (UO1) for their project “Evaluation of Polymorphic Changes in Tablet Manufacture and Storage Using Solid- State NMR Spectroscopy and X-Ray Diffraction.”

Chengguo Xing received an R01 grant for $1,531,400 for five years for his project “Mechanisms of Anticancer Agents Selective against Drug Resistant Leukemia.”

Promotions

Caroline Gaither has been named the senior associate dean for professional education.

Vadim J. Gurvich was promoted to research associate professor.

Ahmed Heikal was promoted to full professor.

Todd D. Sorensen has been named the Peters Chair in pharmacy practice innovation.

Retirements

Derek J. Hook retired from his position as director of the High Throughput Screening Laboratory for the Institute for Therapeutics Discovery & Development and research professor of medicinal chemistry.

University of Washington

Appointments/Elections

Ryan Hansen was appointed acting assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy this past fall.

Awards

Ryan Hansen was selected to be a K12 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Scholar.

Sidney D. Nelson posthumously received the Washington State Pharmacy Association Distinguished Leadership Award.

Andy S. Stergachis has been elected to the Institute of Medicine.

Grants

The Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy Program received a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to launch an institutional career development training (K12) program.

Promotions

Rheem A. Totah was promoted to associate professor of medicinal chemistry.

University of Wyoming

Appointments/Elections

Linda Gore Martin will be assuming the position of dean of the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy.

Retirements

John H. Vandel will be retiring as dean of the school of pharmacy.

Washington State University

Appointments/Elections

K. Michael Gibson has been hired as professor and head of a new Clinical Pharmacology Unit.

Andrea Lazarus has been hired as a clinical professor.

Philip Lazarus has been hired as professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Linda G. MacLean has been named associate dean for advancement.

Joshua J. Neumiller has been appointed editor-in-chief of Diabetes Spectrum, published by the American Diabetes Association.

Grants

Raymond M. Quock has received a $406,000 NIH grant to further investigate the use of hyperbaric oxygen in the relief of chronic pain.

West Virginia University

Appointments/Elections

David Elliott has been named interim director of the WV Geriatric Education Center.

Gretchen M. Garofoli was selected to serve on the American Pharmacists Association New Practitioner Advisory Committee for 2013-14.

Awards

Charles K. Babcock completed the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Research and Scholarship program at their annual meeting. He also became a board certified ambulatory care pharmacist.

Virginia Scott was selected as an American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science fellow.

Mary K. Stamatakis has been named recipient of the Jerry Siegel Clinical Achievement Award.

Travis White, board certified ambulatory care pharmacist

Grants

Peter Gannett is a co-investigator on the NSF-IGERT program grant titled “REN@WVU: Research and Education in Nanotoxicology at WV University,” which was awarded $2,996,937.

Jason Huber is co-investigator for “Combination Treatment of tPA and Apyrase for Stroke in Aged Female Rats,” which was awarded $98,708 by APT Therapeutics, Inc.

S. Suresh Madhavan is a co-director and co-investigator on a $19.6 million grant that the NIH Institutional Development Award Program for Clinical and Translational Research awarded to the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University. In addition to the NIH grant, other leading educational, health sciences and healthcare entities from across the state have committed to providing another $33.5 million to the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute, to make the total initiative worth $53.1 million over the next five years.

Usha Sambamoorthi was awarded $40,726 by Sanofi US, Inc., for her research “Patterns and Outcomes of Diabetes Treatment in Elderly.”

Elizabeth Scharman was awarded $100,086 from the U.S. HHS/HRSA for “Poison Control Centers Stabilization and Enhancement Grant Program.”

Western University of Health Sciences

Appointments/Elections

Thomas Kleyn, assistant professor of pharmacy practice and administration

Anne Kugler, assistant professor of pharmacy practice and administration

Jonathon Watanabe, assistant professor of pharmacy practice and administration

Awards

Olivia J. Phung has received the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists’ Research and Education Foundation’s 2012 Drug Therapy Research Literature Award.

Grants

Ying Huang, Macau Institute of Medicine and Applied Research, Macau University of Science and Technology and Center for Advancement of Drug Research and Evaluation, WesternU College of Pharmacy, $247,640, “Chinese medicine to overcome resistant chemotherapy: comparison of the effects of Tripterygium wilfordii with other selected herbal extracts in cell models of resistant lung, pancreatic and prostate cancers.”

Olivia Phung, Merck, $30,000, “Early Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.”

Retirements

Wallace J. Murray, professor of pharmaceutical sciences

Emerging Colleges and Schools

Chapman University

Appointments/Elections

Ronald P. Jordan will become the founding dean of the Chapman University School of Pharmacy in Irvine, Calif.

High Point University

Appointments/Elections

Ronald E. Ragan has accepted a position as professor and dean of the School of Pharmacy at High Point University.

Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences

Appointments/Elections

Kathy Webster has been appointed the CEO dean for the KGI School of Pharmacy in Claremont, Calif.

University of North Texas System

Appointments/Elections

Katura C. Bullock was appointed to rank of assistant professor.

Patrick G. Clay was appointed to rank of professor.

Michael W. Jann was appointed to rank of professor and chair, pharmacotherapy.

Lisa J. Killam-Worral was appointed to rank of associate professor and director of experiential education.

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