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Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Appointments/Elections

Gregory Dewey has been named the eighth president of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Auburn University

Appointments/Elections

Emily Armstrong has been elected secretary, American College of Clinical Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network.

Amanda Fowler was named manager of post graduate education for the Harrison School of Pharmacy.

Scott Gulley was named practice operations manager for the State Wellness Center in Montgomery.

Lori Hornsby has been elected secretary/treasurer, American College of Clinical Pharmacy Education and Training Practice and Research Network.

Kristi W. Kelley has been elected chair, American College of Clinical Pharmacy Education and Training Practice and Research Network.

Anne Marie Liles has been elected chair-elect, American College of Clinical Pharmacy Education Nephrology Practice and Research Network.

Karen F. Marlowe has been elected chair, American College of Clinical Pharmacy Education Pain and Palliative Care Practice and Research Network.

Paige Patterson was named manager of practice operations in the Division of Pharmacy Health Services, Harrison School of Pharmacy.

Vishnu D. Suppiramaniam has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health study section: Neurodevelopment, Synaptic Plasticity & Neurodegeneration.

Awards

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.

Joshua C. Hollingsworth was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education valued at $6,500.

Grants

Robert D. “Rusty” Arnold received a $1,345,892 grant from the National Institutes of Medicine/NIBIB, PAR-11-148, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine for “Secretory phospholipases (sPLA2) & their receptors for delivering nanoliposomes.” Arnold also received subrecipient funding from The University of Georgia to assist with “Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of Generic Levetiracetam Extended Release in Comparison to Keppra XR and Standard Release Keppra” ($8,800).

Kimberly Braxton-Lloyd entered into an agreement with Adams Drugs for the development of a $348,340 Community Pharmacy Residency Program.

Randall Clark and Jack DeRuiter were awarded $344,325 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice for “Bath Salt-type Aminoketone Designer Drugs: Analytical and Synthetic Studies on Substituted Cathinones.”

Jan Kavookjian received a $25,000 grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Caring Foundation to support extending health behavior change interventions to persons with chronic conditions, particularly in rural Alabama communities.

Wesley Lindsey received a $3,000 grant from the Alabama Pharmacy Association to create continuing pharmacy education journal articles for the Alabama Pharmacy Association Research and Education Foundation.

Peter Panizzi received a sub-award agreement from Massachusetts General Hospital (NIH Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) for $454,441. The five-year award will study pathogen specific imaging of endocarditis.

William R. Ravis was awarded a $50,271 contract from War Eagle Labs, LLC to evaluate “Buprenorphine Nanoparticles for Long Term Pain Relief and the Treatment of Addiction Formulation and Comparative Bioavailability.”

Duquesne University

Appointments/Elections

Karen M. Fancher, faculty of the Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy Review & Recertification Course.

Jacqueline M. Klootwyk, assistant professor of pharmacy practice

Branden D. Nemecek, assistant professor of pharmacy practice

David E. Zimmerman, assistant professor of pharmacy practice

Awards

Janet K. Astle and Bruce Livengood (2013). Assessment Award for the development of PharmEd Plus. Awarded by Duquesne University Academic Affairs.

Pamela H. Koerner (2013). American College of Clinical Pharmacy Academy Teaching and Learning Certificate Program.

Robert L. Maher Jr. (2013). National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations Excellence in Innovation Award sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories. Awarded by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

Jamie L. McConaha (2013). American College of Clinical Pharmacy Academy Teaching and Learning Certificate Program.

Duquesne University (2013). Was recognized with a service award for providing over 25,500 hours of clinical service through student pharmacists and residents since Autumn Stewart started in 2008. Presented at the Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center Red Carpet event.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Awards

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy received the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association’s 2013 Public Relations Award.

Manchester University

Promotions

David F. McFadden has been named to the University presidency, effective July 1, 2014.

Midwestern University/
Downers Grove

Appointments/Elections

Brooke Griffin is serving as secretary/treasurer in the Women’s Health Practice and Research Network for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Education.

Jaini Patel has been hired as an assistant professor in pharmacy practice.

Marc Scheetz has been appointed to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee.

Awards

Mary Leonard and Anil Gulati were awarded the third place poster prize at the 2013 American Heart Association Chicago Research Network Symposium for “Endothelin B Receptor Agonist, IRL-1620, Enhances Angiogenesis and Neurogenesis Following Cerebral Ischemia in Rats.” Their work also received the Young Investigator’s Award at the 13th International Conference on Endothelin.

Grants

Marc Scheetz received a NIH-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases grant for his contribution to “Patient-Oriented Research on Hospital-Acquired Pathogens.” Hauser (PI) Scheetz (PI, subcontract). Total award: $500,240, Subcontract: $36,682. He also received a grant from Cubist Pharmaceuticals for “Beyond Benchmarking: Evaluation of Carbapenem Utilization in a National Network of Healthcare Facilities.” (Co-PI). Total award: $50,000.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Appointments/Elections

Louis D. Barone was appointed as associate dean for clinical and strategic partnerships.

Alexander Hoffman joined the Department of Pharmacy Practice as assistant professor and holds a shared position with Kaiser Permanente in Ohio.

Jaclyn A. Kruse was appointed to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Section Advisory Group on Small and Rural Hospitals.

Grants

Magdi Awad, Susan P. Bruce and Timothy R. Ulbrich were awarded $10,000 for “Impact of clinical pharmacy service on clinical measures in an underserved population,” by the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health Intra-Partner Research Program.

Samuel Crish received additional funding in the amount of $18,980 from the National Eye Institute to support his grant, “Axonopathy in Glaucoma.”

Gina Wilson, first-year Kent State biomedical sciences Ph.D. student, received $5,000 to support “Cytoskeletal Changes in Glaucoma,” conducted under the direction of advisor Samuel Crish. This was awarded by Prevent Blindness Ohio through the organization’s Young Investigator Student Fellowship Award for Female Scholars in Vision Research.

NEOMED Foundation was awarded $2,000 by Target for its submission to their annual campus award.

The Fibus Family Foundation gave a $100,000 gift to NEOMED to initiate the development of a drug to treat diabetic cardiomyopathy.

Purdue University

Grants

Marlene Heeg received $60,500 from Genentech Corporation, Inc. for “The Promise of the MET Signaling Pathway in Cancer” and $150,000 from AbbVie Inc. for “Update on the Management of Chronic Hepatitis C, Focus on Novel HCV Treatments.” Additionally, she received $250,000 from Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for “2013–2014 National Hypogonadism/Testosterone Replacement Therapy Educational Initiative,” $2,000 from Foundation for Men’s Health for “Hypogonadism News Tonight Satellite Symposium” and $90,000 from Takeda Pharmaceutical International Inc. U.S. Region for “2013 Rome Update from DDW.” She also received $330,350 for “Peer View Live, Optimizing Early Recognition, Diagnosis and Management of Bipolar Depression in the Primary Care Setting.”

Rutgers, The State University of
New Jersey

Appointments/Elections

Joseph A. Barone, dean, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Shenandoah University

Awards

Amber R. Wesner received the 2013 Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacy New Practitioner Award.

Southwestern Oklahoma
State University

Appointments/Elections

Lisa A. Appeddu joined the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department as associate professor of physiology.

Erin D. Callen joined the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department as associate professor of health-system pharmacy.

Tami Moser joined the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department as assistant professor of pharmacy administration.

Awards

M. Omar Faruk Khan was selected as the Dr. H.F. Timmons Endowed Professor in Pharmacy. He was also selected to participate in the 2013–2014 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Academic Research Fellows Program.

Edna Patatanian was selected as a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Promotions

M. Omar Faruk Khan was named chair of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department.

Retirements

William “Benny” French retired on July 31, 2013. He served as a faculty member at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy from 1976–2013.

The University of Georgia

Appointments/Elections

Henry H. Cobb III was appointed an associate editor for Toxicology Reports.

Awards

Amber Bradley-Clemmons, first recipient of the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation Pharmacy SIG New Practitioner Award to the field of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

Henry H. Cobb III was chosen to receive 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Michael W. Neville was honored at Mercy Health Center’s Open Heart Dinner as one of four people to receive the Volunteer of the Year Award.

Marjorie Shaw Phillips was appointed to the Nominating Committee for the new Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission being created through collaboration between the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Somanath Shenoy was elected a fellow of the American Heart Association, Council of Atherosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

Trina J. von Waldner received the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists Community Service Award.

Grants

Rajgopal Govindarajan received $6,500 from the American Foundation for Pharmacy Education for understanding the progression of cancer: novel approach for overcoming chemoresistance and metastasis.

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

Yujun Zheng received $82,500 from the American Heart Association to develop novel chemical probes to profile substrates of histone acetyltransferases. He also received $238,431 from the National Institutes of Health for study of chemical approaches to protein arginine methylation.

The University of Iowa

Appointments/Elections

Emily Beckett, assistant professor (clinical)

Leonard R. MacGillivray, affiliated faculty member, Division of Pharmaceutics and Translational Therapeutics

Stephanie Malenfant, assistant professor (clinical)

Himansu Mohapatra, post-doctoral research scholar

Awards

Nicole Brogden, 2013 Principal Financial Group Iowa Women of Innovation Award Finalist

Colin Higgins, 2014 Washington Fellow, American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Donald E. Letendre was recently elected to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Board of Directors. His three-year term will begin in June 2014.

Grants

Maureen D. Donovan, National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education, $84,560, “Pediatric Nasal Dosage Forms: In Vitro Characterization of Intranasal Deposition Patterns in Children for Optimal Delivery and Performance.”

Jonathan Doorn, Environmental Health Sciences Research Center, $40,000, “Novel biomarkers of exposure to organophosphate pesticides.”

Barry L. Carter, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, $3,601,876, “Improved Cardiovascular Risk Reduction to Enhance Rural Primary Care (ICARE).”

Promotions

Aliasger Salem, Lyle and Sharon Bighley Professorship in pharmaceutical sciences

The University of Mississippi

Appointments/Elections

David F. Gregory, associate dean for academic affairs and clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice

Grants

Robin Buchannon, principal investigator, and Marc Slattery, co-principal investigator. Source of Award: U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA. Amount: $599,965. Title: NIUST Integrated Exploration, Research and Technology Development.

Alice M. Clark, principal investigator, and Ameeta Agarwal, co-principal investigator. Source of Award: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Amount: $375,897. Title: New Drugs for Opportunistic Infections.

Robert J. Doerksen, co-principal investigator. Source of Award: Mississippi State University/National Science Foundation. Amount: $68,861. Title: Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems.

Ikhlas Khan, principal investigator, and Larry Walker, co-principal investigator. Source of Award: Food and Drug Administration. Amount: $2,500,000. Title: Science Based Authentication of Dietary Supplements.

Rahul Khanna, principal investigator. Source of Award: Biogen Idec. Amount: $93,001. Title: Health Utility among Caregivers of Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.

Dale Nagle, principal investigator, and Yu-Dong Zhou, co-principal investigator. Source of Award: National Institutes of Health. Amount: $246,402. Title: Anticancer Drug Discovery that Targets Tumor Hypoxia.

David Pasco, principal investigator, Colin Jackson, co-principal investigator, and Nirmal Pugh, co-principal investigator. Source of Award: National Institutes of Health. Amount: $354,177. Title: Immune Enhancing Echinacea Bacterial Endophytes.

Michael A. Repka, principal investigator, and Soumyajit Majumdar, co-principal investigator. Source of Award: Hercules Incorporated. Amount: $60,000. Title: Fundamental Studies in the Application of Ashland Aqualon Polymers for Hot-Melt Extrusion for the Oral Delivery of Soluble and Insoluble Drugs from Tablets, Capsules and Oral Film Dosage Forms.

Leigh Ann Ross, principal investigator, Ashley Ellis, co-principal investigator, and Lauren S. Bloodworth, co-principal investigator. Source of Award: Funderburk’s Pharmacy. Amount: $201,844. Title: Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project.

Larry Walker, principal investigator, Babu Tekwani, co-principal investigator, and Dhammika Nanayakkara, co-principal investigator. Source of Award: U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity. Amount: $1,376,305. Title: Development of Safer Drugs for Treatment of Malaria in U.S. Troops, Civilian Personnel & Travelers.

Retirements

John C. Matthews, professor of pharmacology and research professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The University of Montana

Grants

Annjeanette Belcourt-Dittloff has received $21,600 from the University of Washington for Mental and Sexual Health in Native American Communities: Understanding adaptive recovery following trauma among a sample of American Indian Women.

Michael Kavanaugh has received an additional $10,160 from NIH for The Big Sky Brain Project.

John Lawrence has received a diversity supplement of $54,728 from NIH to study Differential Modes of Cholinergic Transmission onto Cellular Hippocampal Targets.

Curtis Noonan has received an additional $135,662 from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine for a Libby, Montana Epidemiology Research Program.

Curtis Noonan, Annjeanette Belcourt-Dittloff and Anthony Ward have received $172,389 from NIH for Residential Wood Smoke Interventions; Improving Health in Native American Populations.

David Poulsen was awarded $1,047,454 from the U.S. Department of Army for Pre-clinical and Clinical Development of Low Dose Methamphetamine for the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury. He also received $16,835 from Thomas Jefferson University to study Respiratory Motor Neuron Protection following Cervical Spinal Cord Injury.

Kendra Procacci has been awarded $50,000 from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services for Implementing Asthma Clinics in Community Pharmacies.

Elizabeth Putnam received $420,011 from NIH for The Role of SPARC in Lung Fibrosis.

David Shepherd received $1,787,639 from NIH for Consequences of AhR Activation in Dendritic Cells.

The University of Tennessee

Appointments/Elections

William E. Evans, appointed to the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Board of Directors

Stephanie J. Phelps, appointed to the first Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Pediatric Pharmacy Specialty Council

Murali Mo Yallapu, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences

Awards

Jason Carter, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/White House Champion of Change Nominee

Christopher K. Finch, Memphis Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 Award

Stephanie J. Phelps, American College of Clinical Pharmacy Education Award

Kelly Rogers, American College of Clinical Pharmacy fellow

Grants

Tao L. Lowe, Family Health International/Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for $164,472, “In-situ gelling dosage form for long-acting contraception”

Promotions

Joseph M. Swanson, promoted to associate professor of clinical pharmacy

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Appointments/Elections

James M. O’Donnell, dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ying Xu, research assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences

Awards

Marilyn E. Morris received the 2013 Faculty of Pharmacy Alumni of Distinction Award from the University of Manitoba.

Grants

Brian Tsuji, co-investigator on a $2,500,000 R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health for “Persistent H. influenza in COPD - virulence, vaccines and antibiotic resistance,” through Aug. 31, 2018.

University of California, San Diego

Appointments/Elections

Philip E. Bourne was selected as the first permanent associate director for data science at NIH.

University of Colorado

Appointments/Elections

David W. Bourne, associate professor

Jared Brown, assistant professor of toxicology

Candido A. Chacon III, director of admissions, senior instructor

Jeff E. Freund, senior clinical instructor

Kristofer S. Fritz, assistant professor of toxicology

Molly M. Huntsman, associate professor

Robert Lee Page was appointed as the pharmacy representative to the Board of Directors for the “Think About It Colorado” patient safety program.

James R. Roede, assistant professor toxicology

Sarah Scoular, senior instructor

Dmitri Simberg, assistant professor

Awards

Douglas N. Fish was awarded the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award for the fifth year.

Samuel Grossman was recently recognized as Specialty Pharmacist of the Year by Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times.

Ty Kiser was awarded the 2013 Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award.

Robert Page recently received the 2013 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Clinical Practice Award.

Sarah Anderson, Joel C. Marrs and Joe Vande Griend were recipients of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy for their work at the Denver Health Medical Center.

Grants

Daniel LaBarbera was awarded a Department of Defense career development award to develop a novel lead compound as a potential therapeutic agent for the treatment of colorectal cancer. The $380,000 grant, “Novel Antimetastatic Agents for the Treatment of Drug-Resistant and Metastatic Colon Cancer,” is a collaborative effort with Wells Messersmith, a professor and clinician in the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Manisha Patel was awarded $4.3 million by the NIH to study a drug that may protect the brain from damage caused by seizures produced by nerve agents such as Soman or Sarin gas.

Promotions

Chapla Agarwal, research professor

Ty Kiser, associate professor

Robert MacLaren, professor

Kavita Nair, professor with tenure

University of Connecticut

Appointments/Elections

James Halpert has been named the eighth dean of the School of Pharmacy.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Appointments/Elections

Dennis Killian is to serve as interim dean, School of Pharmacy.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Appointments/Elections

Josh Guffey, adjunct assistant professor

Nathaniel “Nate” Hathaway, assistant professor

Ashley Marx, adjunct assistant professor

Jacqueline McLaughlin, assistant professor

Jennifer Shell, research assistant professor

Thomas Shell, research assistant professor

Scott Wilkie, assistant professor of clinical education

Grants

Susan J. Blalock; $25,000; Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation, Inc.; “The effect of first-line therapy for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) on outcomes in a commercial and Medicare population”

Kim R. Brouwer, $534,184, National Institute of General Medicine Science, “Altered Hepatic Disposition of Anionic Drugs Mechanisms”

Delesha Carpenter, $40,000, American Lung Association, “Developing a mobile health application to help adolescents self-manage their asthma”

Stephen C. Dedrick, $242,885, Teva Pharmaceuticals, “Improving Outcomes and Reducing Costs: Strategies for Preventing and Managing Febrile Neutropenia”

Stephen Eckel, $32,153, Yukon Medical LLC, “DVO Microbiological Study for Yukon Medical”

Gang Fang, $227,680, NIH National Institute on Aging, “Should the elderly have lower dose of ACE inhibitors for secondary prevention after AMI?”

Joel F. Farley, $75,774, North Carolina Community Care Networks, “The Anti-Psychotics for Kids Program”

Federico Innocenti, $130,043, National Cancer Institute, “Genome-wide molecular epidemiology of treatment outcome and cancer risk”

William Janzen, $217,535, NIH National Cancer Institute, “Cavitation Enhancement of Biospecimen processing for Improved DNA Fragmentation”

Jian Jin, $327,258, NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences, “Creating in vivo Chemical Probes for Lysine Methyltransferases G9a and GLP”

Rudolph Juliano, $155,382, NIH National Cancer Institute, “Addressing Undruggable Targets Using Oligonucleotides and Small Organic Molecules (PQ 18)”

Alexander Kabanov, $375,556 and $130,729.78, NIH National Cancer Institute, “High Capacity Nanocarriers for Cancer Chemotherapeutics”

Angela Kashuba received three grants: $364,072, Eastern Virginia Medical School, “Lab service for A Phase I Clinical Trial Assessing the Safety, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Disintegration Time of Vaginal Tablets Containing Tenofovir and/or Emtricitabine, Protocol A11-117;” $229,848, Eastern Virginia Medical School, “PPC-11-119: Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Study of Tenofovir 1% Gel Using the BAT 24 Regimen Versus Daily and Pericoital Dosing;” and $668,820, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, “Preventing HIV Infection in Women: Targeting Antiretrovirals to Mucosal Tissues.”

Craig Lee, $50,000, American Heart Association, “Soluble epoxide hydrolase and cardioprotection: translation from mice to humans”

Kuo-Hsiung Lee, $376,379, NIH National Cancer Institute, “Novel Antitumor Agents”

Feng Liu, $288,674, National Cancer Institute, “Nanocrystals for the Treatment of Multidrug Resistance in Cancer”

Jian Liu received five grants: $84,613, Michigan State University, “Chemoenzymatic synthesis of heparan sulfate oligosaccharides- subcontract;” $32,042, NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, “Chemical and enzymatic synthesis of multi-domain heparin mimetics;” $390,190, NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, “In vitro synthesis of recombinant heparan sulfate;” $250,000, DHHS Food and Drug Administration, “Probing the heparin structural elements for high risk of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT);” and $310,749, NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences, “Uncovering the controlling mechanisms in heparan sulfate biosynthesis.”

Philip Smith received three grants: $24,240, Partnership for Clean Competition, “Does Interindividual UGT2B17 Expression and Testosterone Glucuronidation Support the Use of the T/E Ratio;” $35,480, GlaxoSmithKline, Inc., “Quantitative Proteomics of Four Novel Proteins in Membranes Using nanoLC-Mass Spectrometry;” and $30,414, Eli Lilly and Company, “Targeted Quantitative Proteomics Analysis of CES1 and CES2 in Four Species.”

Dhiren Thakker; $302,809; National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases; “Role of a Novel Absorption Mechanism in Metformin Disposition and Pharmacology”

Alexander Tropsha received three grants: $289,708; National Science Foundation–Research, ABI Innovation: “Synergistic application of cheminformatics and computational geometry approaches for predicting protein-protein interactions;” $278,692, NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences, “ChemBench: the Integrated Web Portal to Accelerate Cheminformatics and Chemical Genomics Research;” and $10,653, Office of Naval Research, “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.”

Xiao Xiao, $300,659, National Institute of Arthritis Musculoskeletal Skin Disease, “Myostatin Inhibition in DMD Dogs by Gene Transfer”

William Zamboni; $117,346; SciDose, LLC; “Pharmacology Studies of Curcumin-Succinate-PEG400 Conjugate compared with Curcum”

Qisheng Zhang, $268,325, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, “Development of Small Molecule ARFGAP Regulators to Dissect Cell Signaling”

Promotions

Robert Dupuis, clinical professor

Tim Wiltshire, director, University of North Carolina Center for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy

University of Pittsburgh

Appointments/Elections

Debra Elaine Artim, instructor of pharmaceutical science

Grants

Kim C. Coley, Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Pharmacist-led InterVentions on Transitions of Seniors

Robert Gibbs, NIH, Impact of Estrogens and Menopause on Interacting Neurotransmitters in the Brain

Jan Pringle, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Evaluation of a Cloud-based Application that will Facilitate Patient Transition from Inpatient Stay to Primary Care Physician Engagement

Jan Pringle, Allegheny-Singer Research Institute (prime sponsor is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), Pennsylvania Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Interdisciplinary Training Program

Carolyn Thorpe, Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh, Communication about Type-2 Diabetes Treatment Decisions in Older Patients with Comorbid Dementia

Carolyn Thorpe, Vasculitis Foundation, Impact of Healthcare Utilization and Informal Caregiving for Primary Systemic Vasculitis: A National Perspective

Promotions

Jan Pringle was awarded tenure effective Nov. 1, 2013.

University of Saint Joseph

Awards

The School of Pharmacy honored the following as the 2013 Preceptors of the Year:

Joseph E. Bordonaro Jr., Bordonaro’s Pharmacy, Portland, Conn.;

Bekim S. Jashanica, Griffin Hospital, Derby, Conn.;

Joseph R. Ofosu, USJ School of Pharmacy;

John P. Parisi, USJ School of Pharmacy; and

Noreen E. Todd, USJ School of Pharmacy.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Appointments/Elections

Jeffrey C. Delafuente was installed as president of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists at its 2013 Annual Meeting in Seattle.

Douglas Sweet is chairman of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists’ Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism Section.

Awards

Donald F. Brophy received the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s 2013 Adult Medicine Practice and Research Network Distinguished Investigator Award.

Gretchen Brophy received an inaugural Neurological Care Society Presidential Citation.

Leticia R. Moczygemba was selected as a reviewer for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Tyler Stevens was elected to the Richmond Pharmacists Association Board of Directors.

Ben Van Tassell received the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s 2013 New Investigator Award.

Nancy S. Yunker was named an American College of Clinical Pharmacy fellow.

The VCU Health System PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency received the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation’s 2013 Pharmacy Residency Excellence Award. Craig Kirkwood coordinates the residency program.

Grants

Martin Safo, King Abdulaziz University, $37,000, functional and biological analyses of antisickling agents

Masahiro Sakagami, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, $200,000, in vitro fluid capacity-limited dissolution testing and its kinetic relation to in vivo clinical pharmacokinetics for orally inhaled drug products

Ben Van Tassell, American Heart Association, $330,000, interleukin-1 blockade in acute decompensated heart failure

Washington State University

Appointments/Elections

Angela Stewart, clinical associate professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy

John R. White Jr., chair, Department of Pharmacotherapy

Retirements

R. Keith Campbell, professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy

Wayne State University

Appointments/Elections

Zhihui Qin, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences

Randall Schad, assistant professor (clinical) of pharmacy practice

Amber L. Smith, assistant professor (clinical) of pharmacy practice

Timothy L. Stemmler, professor of pharmaceutical sciences

Awards

Candice Garwood, awarded fellow status in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Oct. 2013.

Pramodini Kale-Pradhan, awarded fellow status in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Oct. 2013.

Mary Beth O’Connell and Jennifer Mendez, Michigan Health Council’s 2013 Building Michigan’s Health Care Workforce Award, Interprofessional Team Home Visit Program Fostering a Collaborative Approach to Patient Care.

Grants

Anna Moszczynska, National Institute of Drug Abuse, $140,000; NIH The Role of Ubiquitination in Methamphetamine Neurotoxicity

Promotions

Fei Chen, promoted to professor

Lynette R. Moser, promoted to associate professor (clinical)

West Virginia University

Appointments/Elections

Charles K. Babcock completed the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Research and Scholarship Certificate Program.

Betsy Elswick, 2013–2014 American Pharmacists Association Policy Reference Committee of the House of Delegates

Mary L. Euler, chair, PCAT Prep Advisory Committee and member, AACP Professional Identity Formation Task Force

Paul R. Lockman, chair, Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Douglas D. Glover Distinguished Chair

Charles D. Ponte, member, editorial advisory board for the Prescriber’s Letter and Pharmacist’s Letter Certifications

Awards

Charles K. Babcock received the Excellence in Innovation Award at the West Virginia Pharmacists Association Annual Convention.

Wilkes University

Appointments/Elections

Thomas S. Franko II was appointed as assistant professor in pharmacy practice.

Awards

Kimberly Ference was recently named the 2013 Pharmacist of the Year by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

Wingate University

Appointments/Elections

Mohammad N. Uddin has been appointed assistant professor of pharmacy.

Promotions

Olga M. Klibanov has been awarded tenure and promoted to professor of pharmacy.

Michael L. Manolakis has been awarded tenure.

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