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Auburn University

Appointments/Elections

Paul W. Jungnickel, president-elect of the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society
Jingjing Qian, assistant professor, pharmacy care systems

Grants

Peter Panizzi received a grant for $99,468 from the National Institutes of Health for "Pathobiology of Staphylococcus aureus Endocarditis."
William R. Ravis and Misty Edmondson (PI) were awarded a $13,215.43 grant for "Pharmacokinetics and Safety of Gabapentin after Single Intravenous and Oral Administration to Alpacas" from the Alpaca Research Foundation.

Promotions

Anne Marie Liles, associate clinical professor
Jessica Starr, associate clinical professor
Heather P. Whitley, associate clinical professor

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Appointments/Elections

Charles Bergeron has been hired as an assistant professor of in the Department of Basic and Social Sciences.
Ian Douglas has been hired as vice provost for innovative learning and academic support services; he will also serve as associate professor of health care management and informatics.
Arcadius V. Krivoshein has been hired as an assistant professor of in the Department of Basic and Social Sciences.
Kimberly Skylstad has been hired as an instructor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice.

Awards

Kathy A. Boland received the University of Vermont "Family Medicine Resident Appreciation Award" for excellence in teaching.
Clayton English received the University of Vermont School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry "Psychiatry Residents Award" for excellence in academic teaching.

Grants

Amy Barton-Pai received a one-year, $63,369.08 grant from Covance to study autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.
Ronald J. DeBellis received a two-year, $294,776 grant from Pfizer for screening, educating and providing pneumococcal vaccine to elderly patients in Vermont.
Catherine E. Murphy received a two-year, $14,752 grant from the University of Vermont to conduct a medication therapy management pilot project.
Nimish Patel received a one-year, $27,800 grant from Vertex Pharmaceuticals to identify the prevalence and available management strategies of drug interactions with telaprevir in HIV/HCV co-infected patients.
Markus Stein received a five-year, $413,160 sub-contract from Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University as part of an NIH grant to study substrates responsible for CagA-mediated pathogenesis of helicobacterpylori.

Campbell University

Appointments/Elections

Leigh Foushee, clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice
Michael Jiroutek, assistant professor of clinical research

Awards

Andrew J. Muzyk received the 2012 Association for Academic Psychiatry Psychiatric Education Award for his part in creating an interactive course for the Duke University psychiatry residency program.

Promotions

D. Byron May, chair of pharmacy practice

Retirements

Larry N. Swanson, chair of pharmacy practice

Chicago State University

Appointments/Elections

Cindy Arocena, clinical assistant professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice
Michael Bradaric, assistant professor for the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Rebecca Castner, clinical assistant professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice
Carmita A. Coleman, associate dean for the Office of Academic Support and Student Affairs
Michael Danquah, assistant professor for the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Heather E. Fields, clinical assistant professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice
Marketa Marvanova, clinical associate professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice
Jozef Stec, assistant professor for the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Katrina Sutton, director of professional labs for the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Beverly A. Talluto, director of continuing education for the Office of Academic Affairs
Rosalyn Vellurattil, capstone director for the Office of Academic Affairs
Louis Wright, executive director of development for the Office of the Dean

Promotions

Ehab A. Abourashed, chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Concordia University Wisconsin

Appointments/Elections

Christian Albano, assistant professor of pharmaceutical administration
Ann Biesboer, assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Loren-Ashley Cooper, assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Anne LaDisa, assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Ann Patten, assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Michael Pickart, associate professor of pharmaceutical science
Sarah Ray, assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Nancy Stoehr, assistant professor of pharmaceutical science

Grants

Joseph E. McGraw Sr. was awarded a four month $15,000 sub award from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee to perform Dioxin/PBDE analysis in September 2011 and a one year NIEHS Children's Environmental Health Sciences sub award to study the characterization of lipids in women and children (obesity) in May 2012.
Daniel S. Sem was awarded a five year $605,000 NIH R-01 sub award from the Medical College of Wisconsin for Vascular Hematology research in February 2012; an annually renewable CTSI sub award for $8,000 from the Milwaukee School of Engineering on "Creating research labs and classrooms: A Role for Physical Modeling Projects in the Undergraduate Curriculum (CREST)" in February 2012; and a three year $383,000 NIH AREA grant to study the tuberculosis molecule in May 2012.
Daniel S. Sem and Joseph E. McGraw Sr. were awarded a two year $20,000 Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) sub award from Marquette University to study the symptoms of Schizophrenia in April 2012.

Promotions

Andrew Traynor, promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice

Drake University

Appointments/Elections

Wendy Mobley-Bukstein has joined the college's faculty as assistant professor of pharmacy practice.
James Sacco has joined the college's faculty as assistant professor of pharmaceutical science.
Ronald J. Torry has been appointed to chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Administrative Sciences.
Timothy E. Welty has joined the faculty as professor and chair of clinical sciences.

Grants

The university received a gift of $300,000 from Hy-Vee, Inc., to distinctlyDrake—the university's current fundraising effort. The gift will go toward the construction of the Morgan E. Cline Atrium for Pharmacy and Science.

Duquesne University

Appointments/Elections

L.A. O'Donnell, editorial board of The Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education
K.J. Tidgewell, assistant professor of medicinal chemistry

Grants

J.P. Elliott and G.L. Cherpes, principal investigator(s). Co-investigator(s): K.M. Kamal, C. Harrison, B. Herk, M. McCrossin and M. Riedy. Project title: Metabolic Risks Associated with Antipsychotic Medication use in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Period of project: April 2012 to April 2013. Source: Prader-Willi Syndrome Association USA. Amount granted: $6,660. Total grant: $6,660.
Thomas J. Mattei, principal investigator; Terri Kroh, co-investigator. Project title: Hill Pharmacy Outreach Program. Period of project: July 2012 to July 2014. Source: McAuley Ministries. Amount granted: $50,000. Total grant: $100,000.
P.L.D. Wildfong and I.S. Buckner, principal investigator(s). Project title: Physical Characterization of Complex Mixtures: Solid Dispersion API:Polymer Miscibility Determination. Period of project: September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013. Source: National Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology and Education (NIPTE) and U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Amount granted 12–13: $85,413. Total grant: $85,413.

Promotions

David A. Johnson has been appointed division head of pharmaceutical sciences.
Patricia A. Keys has been appointed division head of clinical, social and administrative sciences.

Howard University

Appointments/Elections

Anthony K. Wutoh has been appointed dean of the College of Pharmacy.

Mercer University

Grants

Ajay K. Banga was awarded a $27,500 grant for "Formulation, development and testing of analgesic skin patches" from Little Innovations LLC. Banga also received a $10,000 grant for "Excipient analysis in formulations" from ProPharmaCon LLC and a grant for $193,750 for "Permeation enhancement of a hormonal gel" from Abbott Laboratories.
Ajay K. Banga and Ayyappa Chaturvedula were awarded a $125,000 grant for "Intradermal/topical and transdermal product development" from GlaxoSmithKline.
Gina J. Ryan and Kathryn M. Momary received a $67,212 research grant for "Preliminary analysis of lipoprotein subclasses, apoprotein levels and genetic architecture of African-American males with type 2 diabetes" from Merck.
Chad M. VanDenBerg and Vanthida Huang received a $122,172 grant for "A randomized, controlled, crossover study evaluating the effects of snack product formulations on afternoon slump" from Cognitive Research Corporation.

Midwestern University/ Downers Grove

Appointments/Elections

Shridhar V. Andurkar has been installed as chair of AACP's Chemistry Section.
Jacob P. Gettig is continuing as secretary, CPE Section of AACP.
Ana C. Quiñones-Boex is continuing as secretary, Social and Administrative Sciences Section for AACP.
Laura Waite has been hired as an assistant professor in pharmacy practice.
Robin M. Zavod has been installed as chair-elect for the AACP Council of Faculties.

Awards

Nancy Fjortoft received the William L. Blockstein Award of Merit, CPE Section for AACP.
Annette Gilchrist was accepted in the Early Career Reviewer program at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health.
Marc Sheetz received the 2012 Young Investigator Award from the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists; accepted in the Early Career Reviewer program at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health.
Susan R. Winkler was awarded fellow status in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Grants

Jacob P. Gettig was awarded $5,000 from Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; awarded $5,000 from Merck & Co., Inc.; awarded $7,500 from Novo Nordisk, Inc. for the "1st Annual Updates in Diabetes Management and Education" CE program.
Anil Gulati received a grant of $96,694 for the project titled "Nanocarrier formulation of ETB receptor agonist, IRL-1620, for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease" from the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation.
Marc Sheetz was awarded $10,000 by the Society of Infectious Diseases for the project titled "Quantifying the Magnitude of Clinical Virulence of KPC Through Translational Study."

Midwestern University/Glendale

Appointments/Elections

David Alexander Sclar has been appointed to chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice.

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Appointments/Elections

Charles T. Taylor has been named dean of the College of Pharmacy.

Purdue University

Appointments/Elections

David A. Colby was elected secretary/treasurer for the Drug Discovery and Development Interface Section of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.
Gloria P. Sachdev was installed as the director at large for the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Awards

John Hertig received a Distinguished Service Award from the ASHP New Practitioners Forum.
Kellie Jones was elected as a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Lynne S. Taylor received the 2012 AAPS Pharmaceutical Research Meritorious Manuscript Award for "Understanding the Behavior of Amorphous Pharmaceutical Systems during Dissolution." She was elected as a fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Grants

Albert A. Bowers and Tony R. Hazbun received $73,302 from Showalter Trust for "Harnessing Orphan Drugs: Accessing the Anticancer Activity of Thiazolyl Peptides."
Stephen R. Byrn and Michael D. Murray received $820,546 Indiana University School of Medicine for "Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)—Year 5 Funding."
Noll L. Campbell received $57,988 from Indiana University for "Pharmacological Management of Delirium; Amendment 2."
Mark S. Cushman received $75,000 from Showalter Trust for "Development of Novel Antimicrobial Compounds Against Multidrug Resistance Bacterial Pathogens, Including Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)." He also received $223,849 from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute for "Novel Topoisomerase I Inhibitors."
Ryan M. Drenan received $239,548 from PHS-NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse for"Alpha6* nAChRs in Dopamine Transmission and Nicotine Dependence." He also received $75,000 from Showalter Trust for "Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors as Therapeutic Targets in Parkinson's Disease."
Robert L. Geahlen received $335,249 from PHS-NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for "Tyrosine Kinases and Lymphocyte Activation."
Marietta L. Harrison received $45,405 from Indiana University School of Medicine for "Warfighter Cancer Care Engineering."
Tony R. Hazbun received $254,479 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science, for "Integrated Genomewide Analysis of the IpL 1 Kinase Signaling Network."
Marlene O. Heeg received $100,000 from Amgen, Inc. for "2012 IPC Global Educational Initiative"; $95,000 from Multi-Sponsored Industrials for "2012 Rome Update from Digestive Diseases Week"; and $600,000 from Multi-Sponsored Industrials for "2012 Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Centers of Educational Expertise and National Initiative."
Gregory H. Hockerman received $279,409 from PHS-NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for "L-Type Ca2+ Channel Modulation of Beta Cells Function."
Chang-Deng Hu received $559,270 from the 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 $17,043 from Catalent Pharma Solutions for "Comparison of Dissolution Times Between Contrast Filled Vegi-Capsules and Gel Capsules via CT Scan in the Porcine Model."
Douglas J. Lacount received $74,995 from Showalter Trust for "Selective Antagonism of v-ATPase to Treat Viral Infection." He also received $283,939 from PHSNIH National Institute of General Medical Science for "A Temporal View of the Plasmodium-Red Blood Cells Interactome."
Wanqing Liu received $75,000 from Showalter Trust for "A Genome-Wide Integrated Analysis of Micrornas in Human Hepatic Fat Accumulation."
Christiane L. Nash received $1,400 from Fred Run Ltd for "Pharmacy Diabetes Education Program."
Chiwook Park received $176,126 from National Science Foundation for "Transient Partial Unfolding in Proteins; Amendment 2 for Grant 104724." He also received $280,954 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science for "Identification of Protein-Metabolite Interactome."
Laurie Parker received $187,043 from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute for "Label-Free, Real-Time Detection of Kinase Activity in Vitro and in Single Cells Using Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)."
Sonak D. Pastakia received $29,994 from Indiana University for "Lenalidomide and Thalidomide Ampath Risk Management Program."
Rodolfo Pinal received $49,999 from Trask Trust Fund for "Development of Novel Prefabricated Film Based Dosage Forms: Eye on Commercialization."
Christophe-Jean Rochet received $40,000 from PhRMA Foundation for "Role of Age-Related Autophagy Impairment in Parkinson's Disease Pathogenesis."
Amy H. Sheehan received $45,000 from the Food and Drug Administration for joint "FDA/Industry/Academic Regulatory Pharmaceutical Fellowship."
Lynne S. Taylor received $70,000 from Anasys Instruments for "New Biomedical Imaging Platform Based on Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy." She also received $369,403 from Abbott Laboratories for "Optimizing Amorphous Solid Dispersions through Modification of Solution Phase Behavior with Additives."
James E. Tisdale, Brian R. Overholser and Kevin M. Sowinski received $143,000 from the American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate for "Influence of Progesterone Administration on Drug-Induced QT Interval Prolongation and Torsades de Pointes."
Elizabeth M. Topp received $250,048 from National Institutes of Health for "Protein Aggregation in Amorphous Solids."
Val J. Watts and Chang-Deng Hu received $378,283 from PHS-NIH National Institute of Mental Health for "D2 Receptor-Induced Sensitization of Adenylate Cyclase."
Val J. Watts and David E. Nichols received $139,384 from Army Natick Research & Development Laboratories for "Novel Vector Control Solutions for Protecting Health of US Military."
Kara D. Weatherman received $12,500 from Cardinal Health for "Cardinal Health Fellowship in Clinical Nuclear Pharmacy and Radiopharmaceutical Safety."
Alan J. Zillich and Margie E. Snyder received $19,083 from Amedisys for "A Study Design Proposal for: Evaluating the Efficacy of a Medication Management Program."

Samford University

Retirements

Robert H. Schrimsher, professor

South Carolina College of Pharmacy

Appointments/Elections

Jennifer Baker, director of experiential education
John Bian, associate professor of clinical pharmacy and outcomes sciences
Joseph T. DiPiro, chair of Council of Deans, AACP
Kevin Lu, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy and outcomes sciences
Leah Siskind, assistant professor of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences

Awards

Brandon Bookstaver, Health-System Pharmacist of the Year, South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Rick G. Schnellmann, Distinguished University Professor, Medical University of South Carolina
Wayne Weart, Procter & Gamble Leadership Award, Phi Lambda Sigma

Grants

Craig Beeson and Rick G. Schnellmann, NIH Small Business Innovation Research, $1.1 million, "High Throughput Nephrotoxicant Assay" and "Inducers of Mitochondrial Biogenesis."
Campbell McInnes, Tobacco Research Pilot Project, "Selective Plk1 Anti-Tumor Therapeutics through Polo Box Domain Inhibition."
Jill E. Michels, Palmetto Health Alliance Office of Community Service, "Palmetto Health Alliance Education Collaboration."
Igor Roninson, Small Business Innovation Research, $1.5 million, for company Senex Lorne Hofseth NIH RO1, "Targeting Protein Arginine Deiminases to Prevent Colitis and Colon Cancer."
Rick G. Schnellmann and Kenneth Tew are the lead researchers on a $10.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Center for Research Resources Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE).

Promotions

Brandon Bookstaver, vice-chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences
Amy Grant, assistant dean of student affairs, University of South Carolina (USC) campus
Lorne Hofseth, director of graduate programs, USC campus
Bryan Ziegler, executive director of the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Awards

Clark Kebodeaux was named to the inaugural class of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Faculty Scholars Program.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy has been named a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Promotions

Ehren C. Bucholtz, associate professor, organic chemistry
Bob Zebroski, professor, history

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Appointments/Elections

Quentin Smith has been appointed permanent CEO dean of the School of Pharmacy.

The University of Georgia

Appointments/Elections

Brian D. Buck has been appointed to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Section Advisory Group (SAG) on Preceptor Skills Development.
Brian S. Cummings was selected to join the Early Career Review (ECR) program at the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health. He was also appointed to the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) of the Clarke-Oconee American Cancer Society.
Kimberly Hamby has been hired as the new director of alumni affairs.
Dianne May was elected to the American College of Clinical Pharmacy's Drug Information Practice & Research Network (PRN) as treasurer.
Russell May has been reappointed to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Educational Steering Committee.
Michael W. Neville, selected as chair of Faculty Development Committee for 2012–2013, AACP Section of Teachers of Pharmacy Practice; also installed as chair of Laboratory Instructors Special Interest Group.
Kelley Norris was appointed to the University Healthsystem Consortium (UHC) Pediatrics Council.
Trina J. von Waldner, installed as chair of the AACP Public Health Special Interest Group.

Awards

Aaron Beedle is one of 10 junior faculty selected for the 2012-2014 Lilly Teaching Fellow program by UGA's Center for Teaching and Learning.
The college's Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) has been selected as one of the Top 3 Chapters in the Small Chapter Category. The chapter also won the Ride-Aid Chauncey L. Cooper Chapter Excellence Small Chapter (1-25 members) Award.

Grants

Azza El-Remessy received $25,180 from the American Heart Association for study of role of TXNIP in mediating microvascular inflammation and dysfunction.
Susan C. Fagan received $25,180 from the American Heart Association for study of mechanisms of vascular protection of angiotension receptor blockade after stroke and received $11,439 from the Veteran's Administration Medical Center for IPA-Shenoy-mechanisms and consequences.
Dexi Liu received a National Institutes of Health grant for $387,878 for computer-assisted hydrodynamic gene delivery for hemophilia gene therapy.
Cory Momany received a National Science Foundation grant for $153,258 for study of structure and function of BENM and CATM for bacterial LYST-type transcriptional regulators.
Somanath Shenoy received a $315,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for study of protein kinase B (AKT)-mediated pathway regulation endothelial-barrier function.
Han-Rong Weng received a National Institutes of Health grant for $286,513 for study of glial-cytokine-neuronal interactions in neuropathic pain.

The University of Mississippi

Appointments/Elections

Phil Ayers, A.S.P.E.N. Board of Directors, vice chair of BPS Nutrition Support Council, chair of ASHP Section Advisory Group for Preceptor Development, A.S.P.E.N. Parental Nutrition Safety Task Force chair, MPhA director-at-large of executive committee, chair of MPhA Government Affairs, MSHP legislative chair
Alicia S. Bouldin, president-elect of Phi Lambda Sigma
Walter G. Chambliss, immediate past president and member of the Executive Council of APhA-APRS
Zia Shiriat Madar, chair Basic Sciences Section, APhA-APRS
Michael A. Repka, vice chair of the Formulation Design and Development Section of AAPS
Donna S. West-Strum, chair-elect of ESAS Section, APhA-APRS

Awards

Phil Ayers received the APPE Preceptor of the Year Award and was named a fellow of ASHP.
Erin R. Holmes received the UM-School of Pharmacy Friend of the Student Award.
Rahul Khanna received the UM-School of Pharmacy New Investigator of the Year Award.
David J. McCaffrey was named a School of Pharmacy Distinguished Teaching Scholar and received the UM Excellence in Advising Award as well as a Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award from the National Academic Advising Association.

Grants

Alice M. Clark and Ameeta K. Agarwal, principal investigators. Source of award: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Amount: $392,035. Title: New Drugs for Opportunistic Infections.
Ikhlas A. Khan and Larry A. Walker, principal investigators. Source of award: Food and Drug Administration. Amount: $2,308,000. Title: Science Based Authentication of Dietary Supplements.
Dale G. Nagle and Yu-Dong Zhou, principal investigators. Source of award: National Institutes of Health. Amount: $262,130. Title: Anticancer Drug Discovery that Targets Tumor Hypoxia.
Michael A. Repka and Soumyajit Majumdar, principal investigators. Source of award: Hercules, Inc. Amount: $80,000. Title: Fundamentals 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.
Kristine L. Willett, principal investigator. Source of award: U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center. Amount: $248,000. Title: Distribution, Bioaccumulation and Toxicity of Nanosilver Particles in Medaka (Oryzias latipes).

Promotions

John P. Bentley, professor of pharmacy administration and research professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Alicia S. Bouldin, professor of pharmacy administration, research professor for instructional assessment and advancement and associate dean of outcomes assessment and learning advancement.
Amar G. Chittiboyina, senior research scientist at National Center for Natural Products Research.
Kyle D. Null, research assistant professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and assistant professor of pharmacy administration.

Retirements

John D. Cleary, coordinator of research and professor of pharmacy practice.
John S. Williamson, professor of medicinal chemistry and research professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The University of Montana

Grants

Andrij Holian and Tony Ward have received $1,350,000 from NIH to train rural and underserved youth to understand and pursue scientific careers.
Zeina Jaffar has received $424,500 from NIH to study CB2 agonists as novel therapeutic agents that limit allergic lung inflammation.
Curtis W. Noonan has received $25,000 from the USDA, Forest Service to investigate long term health effects of exposures encountered during wild land fire suppression.

The University of Rhode Island

Appointments/Elections

Nicole J. Asal, assistant professor clinical pharmacy practice
Xiaoqun Dong, assistant professor biomedical & pharmaceutical science
Christine M. Eisenhower, assistant professor clinical pharmacy practice
Michelle L. Thomas, assistant professor clinical pharmacy practice

Grants

Fatemeh Akhlaghi, NIH, $332,479, Altered Hepatic Disposition of Statins by Diabetes Melitus.
Bongsup Cho, NIH, $288,753, Sequence Effects of Arylalmine-DNA Adducts.
Ruitang Deng, NIH, $275,476, Crosstalk Between Estrogen and Bile Acid Signaling Pathway.
Xiaoqun Dong, American Assoc. of Cancer Res., $25,877, NR5A2/LRH1 As a Potential Therapeutic Target of Pancreatic Cancer.
Elaina Goldstein, HHS, $5,269,821, Health Care Innovation Challenge.
Anita Jackson, RI Foundation, $6,594, Pharmacist-Initiation of Post-Exposure Doxycyline for Lyme Prophylaxis.
Stephen Kogut, Healthcentric Advisors, $49,431, Reducing Adverse Drug Events: Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative.
Abraham Kovoor, RI Foundation, $15,000, Role of the Striatal Specific Protein, RGS9-2, in Regulating Body Weight and Adiposity.
Navindra P. Seeram, Maple Syrup Producers of Quebec, $16,728, Complex Sugar Identification of Maple Syrup; Maple Syrup Producers of Quebec, $47,410, Routine Analysis of Maple Syrup; and Maple Syrup Producers of Quebec, $94,362, Synergistic Effects of Maple Syrup.
Zahir A. Shaikh, NIH, $3,374,711, RI Network for Excellence in Biomedical and Behavioral Research.
Angela L. Slitt, Ardane, $57,648, Treatment of Stroke Using a Novel PDZ Binding Peptidomimetic Drug; and NIH, $361,672, Effect of Nutritional Status on MRP2 Expression and Biliary Excretion of Bisphenol A.
David R. Worthen, Illuminoss Medical, Inc., $29,897, Intramedullary Orthopedic Drug Delivery Studies.

Promotions

Brian J. Quilliam was appointed associate dean for student and academic affairs.

The University of Toledo

Appointments/Elections

Paul W. Erhardt, professor of medicinal chemistry, distinguished university professor

Grants

Ming-Cheh Liu, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, $74,900, Ontogeny of the Phase II cytosolic sulfotransferases and adverse drug reactions.

Touro College of Pharmacy– New York

Appointments/Elections

Mary Choy, president-elect, New York City Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Awards

Mary Choy was recently honored with the 2012 New York City Society of Health-System Pharmacists "Harold Neham Memorial Award."

Grants

Mary Choy received the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists Development Grant, $500.

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Appointments/Elections

Joseph P. Balthasar was named to the editorial board of CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology.
Kalpesh Desai, senior research scientist, pharmacy practice
Rubie Ghazal, adjunct instructor, Office of Assessment
Michael Krajewski, senior research scientist, pharmacy practice
Mohamed Mohamoud, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice
Marilyn E. Morris was elected new executive council president by the AAPS Executive Council.

Awards

Sathy V. Balu-Iyer was recipient of the 2012 Innovation in Biotechnology Award, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.
Marilyn E. Morris is the recipient of the 2012 UB Distinguished Postdoctoral Mentor Award.

Promotions

Rebecca H. Brierley, assistant dean, external affairs
Diane Fisher, assistant dean, research administration
Candise A. Morris, associate dean, resource management
Christine Stumm, registrar and assistant director of admissions and advisement
Mark J. Wrobel, clinical assistant professor and director of advisement

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Appointments/Elections

Kendrea M. Jones was appointed to a three-year term on the American Burn Association's education committee.
Holly D. Maples was appointed to the Arkansas Children's Hospital Consortium of America's antimicrobial stewardship committee.
Jacob T. Painter has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice in the Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy.
Lanita S. White has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice and the director of the 12th Street Health and Wellness Center.

Awards

Grazyna Nowak received the 2012 UAMS Educational Technology Excellence Award, recognizing her excellent work in creating and leveraging online course materials to further student learning.
The college's student chapter of Kappa Psi received the 2012 Nicholas W. Fenny Industry Improvement Award, given annually to the Collegiate Chapter that shows the greatest percentage improvement (greater than 5%) in grade point average over the past year.

Grants

Nicki L. Hilliard received increased funding for the Nuclear Education Online program from Mallinckrodt, the Pharmaceuticals Business of Covidien's Grants and Compliance Committee, who approved her proposal titled "DOT Training for Shippers and Transporters of Radiopharmaceuticals."
T. Scott Warmack led a team of faculty colleagues that received a Million Hearts initiative Team Up, Pressure Down $5,000 grant.

University of California, San Francisco

Awards

Xiaokun Shu received the 2012 NIH Director's Pioneer Award.

University of Cincinnati

Grants

Yuhang Zhang, 3-year grant from National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases/NIH, $235,000, "Coordinated Regulation of Hair Growth and Pigmentation by Dermal Papilla Cells."

University of Illinois at Chicago

Appointments/Elections

Larisa H. Cavallari was elected to a three-year term as an American College of Clinical Pharmacy Research Institute trustee.
Isaac H. Cha was appointed to the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME) Pharmacology and Biochemistry Test Committee and to the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE) Step 1 Pharmacology and Biochemistry Test Material Development Committee (TMDC) for a two-year term.
James J. Thielke is chair-elect of the Immunology/Transplant Practice Research Network of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Awards

William T. Beck was named a 2012 UIC Distinguished Professor.

Grants

Joanna E. Burdette has received a four-year $720,000 grant from the American Cancer Society of Illinois for her research, which focuses on epithelial cells, or surface and lining cells, in this case, of the female reproductive system.
Seungpyo Hong is a 2012 recipient of the $25,000 New Investigator Grant Award in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technologies from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

University of Maryland

Appointments/Elections

Bethany DiPaula has been appointed to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' Section Advisory Group on Preceptor Skills Development.
Natalie D. Eddington has been named chair of the board of directors of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education.
Nicholas M. Fusco has been named an assistant professor of pharmacy practice and science.
Jeffrey Gonzales has been appointed chair of the Proposal and Grants Review Committee of the Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Trials Network.
Lauren M. Hynicka has been named the School of Pharmacy's alternate delegate to AACP.
Amy Ives has been named an assistant professor of pharmacy practice and science.
Jill A. Morgan has been named chair of AACP's Special Interest Group on Student Services.
Katie Pincus has been selected to participate in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation Research Boot Camp.
Tim Rocafort has been named an assistant professor of pharmacy practice and science.
Leah C. Sera has been named an assistant professor of pharmacy practice and science.
Paul S. Shapiro has been appointed chair of the National Institutes of Health Study Section on Cancer Therapeutics AREA Grant Applications.
Jana Shen has been named an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences and co-director of the Computer-Aided Drug Design Center.
Sarah E. Tom has been named an assistant professor of pharmaceutical health services research.
Deanna Tran has been named an assistant professor of pharmacy practice and science.
James A. Trovato has been named chair of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' House of Delegates for 2012–2013.
Connie H. Yoon has been named an assistant professor of pharmacy practice and science.

Awards

Alexander D. MacKerell Jr. has been named the University of Maryland, Baltimore's Researcher of the Year as part of the university's Founders Week activities.
Mary Lynn McPherson has been named the University of Maryland, Baltimore's Teacher of the Year as part of the university's Founders Week activities.
The School of Pharmacy's Lambda Kappa Sigma Professional Pharmacy Fraternity was named the 2012 Outstanding Collegiate Chapter of the Year and the 2012 Outstanding Alumni Chapter of the Year.

Grants

Nicole J. Brandt received $33,273 from Econometrica, Inc. for "Medication Therapy Management Improvements."
Thomas C. Dowling received $1.6 million from Mylan Pharmaceuticals for "Single Dose Fed Bioequivalence Study of Bosentan Tables in Healthy Volunteers."
Joga Gobburu received $40,000 from Biogen Idec, Inc. for a translational research fellowship.
Steve Hoag received $16,000 from FMC Corporation for "Spray Coating of Aquacoat ECD: The Applications of QBD Principles," and $142,923 from U.S. Pharmacopeia for "Development of a Spectral Database for Excipients, Drug Substances and Drug Products."
Maureen A. Kane received $28,750 from the Ragon Institute for "Role of Retinoic Acide in HIV Intestinal Mucosal Immunity."
Cherokee Layson-Wolf received $97,704 from Professional Pharmacy Services, Inc.
Raymond C. Love received $1.1 million from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for "Peer to Peer Review–Pediatrics."
Amanda Ogelsby-Sherrouse received $159,064 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for "Mechanism of heme regulation of a P. aeruginosa non-coding RNA."
Francoise Pradel received $700,000 from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for "The Maryland Strategic Prevention Framework Process and Outcome Evaluation."
Emily Reese received $25,000 from the PhRMA Foundation for "Value of Information: The Contribution of the PSA Screening Test to Prostate Cancer Diagnosis."
Linda Simoni-Wastila received $400,000 from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for "The State Epidemiology Outcomes Workgroup."
Ting Wang received $25,000 from the United States Pharmacopeia for "Developing the Scientific Basis for the Application of Spectroscopic and Chemometric Methods to Excipient Identification and Adulteration Detection."
Ilene H. Zuckerman received $422,125 from the National Institute on Aging for "Long-Term Anticoagulation Therapy after Traumatic Brain Injury in Older Adults."

Promotions

Kristin Watson has been promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice and science.

Retirements

David A. Knapp, a professor of pharmaceutical health services research and former dean of the School of Pharmacy, retired on June 30, 2012, and was named a professor emeritus.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Appointments/Elections

Kimberly Couch, assistant professor
Dana Fasanella, assistant professor
Robert Freeman, professor
William Harbester, assistant professor
Gretchen Riker, assistant professor
Hoai-An Truong, assistant dean for professional affairs and associate professor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Appointments/Elections

Stacy Bailey, assistant professor
Elena Batrakova, associate professor
Albert Bowers, assistant professor
Daniel Forrister, clinical assistant professor
Alexander "Sasha" Kabanov, Mescal Swain Distinguished Professor
Devika Manickam, research assistant professor
Chad Petit, research assistant professor
Nicole Pinelli, assistant professor
Manmohan Singh, adjunct professor
Marina Sokolsky-Papkov, research assistant professor
Kuo Yang, research assistant professor
Xiang Yi, research assistant professor

Promotions

Joel F. Farley, associate professor
Stephen V. Frye, Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor
Craig Lee, associate professor
Carla Y. White, interim regional associate dean for Elizabeth City

Retirements

Kenneth F. Bastow, professor
Moo J. Cho, professor
Rudolph "Rudy" Juliano, professor
Ralph H. Raasch, associate professor

University of Saint Joseph

Awards

Bruce Edgren has been named a 2012–2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellow.
Ted Gorham, 2012 Institutional Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year Award Winner
Leslie Hosking Sexton, 2012 Community Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year Award Winner

University of the Sciences

Appointments/Elections

Jessica L. Adams, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy
Angela Bingham, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy
Lisa Charneski, associate professor of clinical pharmacy
Samantha Decker, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy
Stacy Elder, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy
Benjamin J. Ereshefsky, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy
Jane Frumin, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy
Anisha B. Grover, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy
Diane Hadley, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy
Katherine F. Koffer, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy
Alice Lim, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy

Awards

Lisa A. Lawson was named the 2011 recipient of the Paul F. Parker Award of the University of Kentucky Residency Program and also named the 2012 winner of the Kappa Epsilon Career Achievement Award.

Grants

Lisa E. Davis, source and amount: University of Texas Health Science, $456,589. Title: "Inhibition of Authophagy: A Novel Therapeutic Strategy."
Catherine C. Moore, source and amount: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, $14,391. Title: "Experimental and Computational Analysis of GPCR Phosphoregulation."

Promotions

Michael J. Cawley, promotion to professor of clinical pharmacy
Gladys G. Duenas earned her board certification as a board certified ambulatory care pharmacotherapist.
Laura A. Mandos, promotion to professor of clinical pharmacy
Cathy Y. Poon, promotion to professor of clinical pharmacy

University of Washington

Appointments/Elections

Dayl Eccles has been elected chairperson of external relations on the executive board of the International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation.
Amber Glass has joined the Department of Pharmacy as clinical assistant professor and interim director of Community Residency Programs.
Shanna K. O'Connor has joined the Department of Pharmacy as assistant professor and Kelley-Ross Faculty Fellow.
Dave D. Veenstra has been appointed to the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health.

Awards

Jashvant Unadkat was named the recipient of the 2012 Research Achievement Award in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.
A team of student pharmacists recently placed ninth in the Good Neighbor National Community Pharmacists Association's (NCPA) Pruitt-Schutte Business Plan Competition. Donald F. Downing was their mentor.

Grants

Cathy Yeung received a Norman S. Coplon Extramural Grant for promising young kidney researchers. She will receive $200,000 for her project, "A genomic approach to understanding uremic toxicity and the association with cardiovascular disease."
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded a five-year contract to the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC).
UW received $1,932,169 in funding for a period of two years for a new federal initiative to engineer 3-dimensional chips containing living cells and tissues that imitate the structure and function of human organs. Department of Pharmaceutics faculty members Edward Kelly, Danny Shen, Ken Thummel and Joanne Wang are among the UW researchers involved in this initiative.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Appointments/Elections

Adam M. Hawkridge is assistant professor for the Department of Pharmaceutics and Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science.
Mary Jayne Kennedy is vice-chair for clinical research in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science.
Mary Peace McRae is assistant professor for the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science.
Jennifer Neal is assistant professor for the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science.
Kelechi "KC" Ogbonna is assistant professor for the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science.
Emily P. Peron is assistant professor for the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science.
Ron Polk received the first Distinguished Alumni Award from Yale-New Haven Hospital Department of Pharmacy Services.
Rafael Saenz is assistant dean for the school's new satellite division at the University of Virginia.
Brigitte L. Sicat is vice-chair for clinical practice in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science.
Evan Sisson is on the editorial board of The Diabetes Educator, the journal of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Patricia W. Slattum received the first ACE Virginia Award for Excellence in Advocacy and Community Engagement in the field of gerontology.

Awards

Dave L. Dixon has been certified as a clinical lipid specialist by the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology.

Grants

Norman V. Carroll; NCPA Foundation; $44,500; "Comparison of the Costs of Prescriptions Dispensed Through Retail and Mail Order Pharmacies."

Wayne State University

Appointments/Elections

Brian L. Crabtree, professor and chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Marcy T. DelMonte, assistant professor (clinical) of pharmacy practice
David J. Edwards, emeritus professor of pharmacy practice
Anjan Kowluru has been appointed a member of the Endocrinology-A Board of the Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Melissa Lipari, assistant professor (clinical) of pharmacy practice

Grants

Anjan Kowluru, National Eye Institute, NIH, $1,600,000, NADPH Ixidase Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Diabetic Retinopathy; and Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, $110,000, Tiam-Rac1 Signaling Axis Mediates Beta Cell Dysfunction in Type 1 Diabetes.
Emily T. Martin, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, $641,605, Defining Precursors to VRSA Emergence: Epidemiology of MRSA & VRE Dual Infection.
David Oupicky, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH, $426,000, Drug-Based Polycations for Combination Drug-Gene delivery.
Michael J. Rybak, Cerexa Pharmaceuticals, $84,012, Evaluation of a Ceftaroline plus Avibactam Against Common Pathogenic Anaerobic Bacteria in a One-compartment in vitro Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Model; and Forest Pharmaceuticals, $81,893, Evaluation of a ceftaroline plus daptomycin de-escalation protocol against isogneic MRSA/VISA pair in a hollow-fiber pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic model.

Promotions

Sheila M. Wilhelm was promoted to associate professor (clinical).

West Virginia University

Appointments/Elections

David P. Elliott serving as the program chair for the 2014 American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting Program Committee.
Franklin Huggins, clinical assistant professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy-Charleston Division
Charles D. Ponte is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators pharmacist committee on evaluating CE programs for pharmacists.
Jeremy Prunty, clinical assistant professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy-Charleston Division
Yon Rojanasakul was appointed as the co-leader of the Sara Crile and James Frederick Allen Lung Cancer program, WVU Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.
Terry L. Schwinghammer was elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Douglas C. Slain was appointed as one of 14 health-system pharmacy leaders to an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists task force on organizational structure.

Awards

Arthur I. Jacknowitz was selected as the National Community Pharmacists Association 2012 Outstanding Faculty Liaison of the Year.
Jonathan M. Kline was selected for participation in the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program for 2012-2013.
Elizabeth J. Scharman was selected as the 2012 recipient of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology Distinguished Service Award.
Douglas C. Slain was selected as a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Tara R. Whetsel, board certification in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM).

Grants

Marie A. Abate received $164,642 as a co-investigator from the DHHS/CDC for her project, "Concurrent Drug, Alcohol, and Decedent Characteristics in Deaths due to Opioids" as part of the Injury Control Research Center.
Gina M. Baugh received a $5,000 grant from the WVU Center for Civic Engagement 2012-13 Campus-Community LINK Program for a service learning project, "WVU Upward Bound Interactive Workshops."
Erik A. Bey received $333,333 as a co-investigator for "Building Research Excellence in Energy and Health Sciences at West Virginia University," from the WV EPSCoR.
David P. Elliott received $10,223 as a co-investigator from the US DHHS/HRSA as part of the "West Virginia Geriatric Education Center."
Peter M. Gannett was awarded $300,000 from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission for "Cancer Nanotechnology STEM Graduate Education and Training Fellows."
Robert K. Griffith was awarded $42,241 from Marshall University as a co-investigator for the project "West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE)" funded by the NIH/NCRR.
Jason D. Huber received NIH-NINDS funding in the amount of $314,059 for his project, "Age Influences Neuropoietic Signaling at the Neurovascular Unit During Stroke." Huber is also co-investigator for the project, "Combination Treatment of TPA and Apyrase for Stroke in Aged Female Rats," funded by APT Therapeutics, Inc., in the amount of $98,708. He was also awarded $14,690 for "Shift Work and Stroke: Use of Animal Models to Identify Critical Factors" from the CDC/NIOSH.
Kimberly M. Kelly received $30,000 as a co-investigator from the American Cancer Society as part of the "American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant."
S. Suresh Madhavan received $405,316 from the Unisys Corporation for "Unisys Pharmacy Provider Call Center."
Rae R. Matsumoto was awarded $100,491 from the University of Maryland for "Opioids with Delta Antagonist and Mu Agonist Activity" funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She also received $24,983 for "Evaluation of Pharmacological Actions of Putative Sigma-1 Receptor Ligands" from Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
William Petros received $121,783 as a co-investigator on the project, "COBRE for Signal Transduction," from the National Institutes of Health-National Center for Research Resources.
Yon Rojanasakul was awarded $366,300 by the NIH-NHLBI for his research, "Prediction and Mechanism of Carbon Nanotube-induced Fibrosis."
Usha Sambamoorthi was awarded $19,839 from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center for her project, "Positive Deviance, Healthcare Expenditures and Outcomes in Diabetes."
Elizabeth J. Scharman was awarded $118,596 from the US DHHS/HRSA for "Poison Control Centers Stabilization and Enhancement Grant Program."
Virginia Scott was awarded an Astellas grant in the amount of $15,000 for a continuing education project in support of the 2012 Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists Annual Meeting.
Douglas C. Slain is co-investigator on a project, "Developing a Center of Excellence for Outpatient HIV Early Intervention Services at West Virginia University," which was awarded $393,714 by the US DHHS-HRSA.
Letha J. Sooter ($49,810), Peter M. Gannett ($57,885) and Yon Rojanasakul ($66,783) are co-investigators on a grant from the WV EPSCoR for "Biotechnology for Public Security and Environmental Safety."
Letha J. Sooter received $17,316 as a co-investigator on a project, "CITeR Codesign Initiative," from the Department of Justice. She is also serving as the mentor of Ph.D. student Ryan Williams who was awarded a $6,500 AFPE fellowship renewal to continue to study, "The Selection of Prostate Cancer Cell-Specific Molecular Recognition Elements (MRE) for Targeted Therapy and Disease Detection," in her laboratory.
Grazyna D. Szklarz was awarded $5,000 from the Centers for Disease Control/National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health for "Heterologously Expressed Purified P450 Protein Samples."

Promotions

Matthew L. Blommel, clinical associate professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Gerald M. Higa, professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Tara R. Whetsel, clinical associate professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Retirements

W. Clarke Ridgway, assistant dean, Office of Student Services, effective June 30, 2013, after 31 years of dedicated service to West Virginia University and the School of Pharmacy.

Western New England University

Appointments/Elections

David M. Baker was appointed as foundation director for the Massachusetts Pharmacists Association Foundation Board of Directors. He was also reappointed, for a second one-year term, to the Massachusetts Pharmacists Association's Government and Legislative Affairs.
Diptiman Bose was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical & Administrative Sciences.
Kam L. Capoccia was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors on the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Massachusetts Coordinating Body.
Izabela A. Collier was appointed as a Board Member of the Diabetes Educators Educating Massachusetts (DEEM) Coordinating Body.
Matthew Dintzner was appointed associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical & Administrative Sciences.
Shamima Khan was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical & Administrative Sciences.
Shannon Kinney was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical & Administrative Sciences.
James J. Knittel was elected AACP Chemistry Section chair-elect, 2012–13. He was also appointed to the AACP Chemistry Abstracts Review Committee for the 2012 Annual Meeting; reviewer for the AACP Chemistry Section New Investigator Award, 2012 National Meeting; and reviewer for the AAPS Drug Design and Discovery Section Abstract 2012 National Meeting.
Clinton Mathias was appointed as a member of the Education Committee, American Association of Immunology. He was also the director, High School Teacher's Summer Research Program for the American Association of Immunology.
Yoonsun Mo was appointed clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice.
Eric C. Nemec was appointed to the Advisory Group on Pharmacy Informatics Education in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Section of Informatics. He was also appointed to the Section of Pharmacy Practice: Pharmacy Advocacy-AACP.
Ronny Priefer was appointed professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical & Administrative Sciences.
Evan T. Robinson was appointed chair of the Bylaws and Policy Development Committee for 2012–13. He was also appointed to the CAPE Advisory Panel on Educational Outcomes.
Lucia Rosé was appointed to the Board of Trustees, AIDS Foundation of Western MA.
Natalia Shcherbakova was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical & Administrative Sciences.
Rodney Siwale was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical & Administrative Sciences Appointments (external to the College of Pharmacy).

Awards

David Baker was awarded 2012 Professor of the Year Award, Western New England University College of Pharmacy.

Grants

Daniel R. Kennedy was awarded a $3,000 grant from the American Society for Quality-Microfluidic System to compare the potency of topoisomerase II poisons on human colorectal cancer cells, co-PI with Michael Rust (BME), American Society for Quality Biomedical Division, Dr. Richard J. Schlesinger Grant Program, 2012.
Ronny Priefer was awarded a $65,000 grant (over 3 years) from The American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF). The title of the grant is: "Synthesis and Multilayering of Poly (4-vinylphenol) Derivatives for Future Applications as Proton Exchange Membranes in Fuel Cells."

Western University of Health Sciences

Promotions

Arezoo Campbell has been promoted to associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences.
Sheryl L. Chow has been promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice and administration.
Karl M. Hess has been promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice and administration.
Ying Huang has been promoted to associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences.
Anandi V. Law has been promoted to professor of pharmacy practice and administration.
Kabir Lutfy has been promoted to professor of pharmaceutical sciences.

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