Kori Caldwell, director of development
Robert D. Arnold is collaborating on an NIH-SBIR subagreement from the CFD Research Corporation. The $65,000 contract will study the “Physiological 3d Model of the Tumor Microenvironment.”
Richard Hansen was awarded a $399,970 research project cooperative agreement by the Food and Drug Administration titled Post-Market Authorized Generic Evaluation.
Joshua C. Hollingsworth received a $6,500 pre-doctoral fellowship from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education.
Salisa C. Westrick received a grant from the Alabama Department of Senior Services to assist with the implementation of the State Health Insurance Assistance Program.
Dorothea K. Thompson, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences
Ronald W. Maddox, dean
J. Chris Bradberry was appointed interim president of the University.
John Harrell, assistant professor of health sciences
Kelly M. Percival, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, infectious disease
Renae J. Chesnut, 2014 Lambda Kappa Sigma Merck & Co. Vanguard Leadership Award
Jordan R. Covvey, assistant professor
Anthony Guarascio, assistant professor
Paula Witt-Enderby was appointed the Marie-Clement Rodier, C.S.Sp., Endowed Chair.
Aleem Gangjee and Peter Wildfong received the President’s Faculty Award for Excellence.
Jamie L. McConaha received the Preceptor of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.
The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association has named Jennifer Elliott, Suzanne Higginbotham and Jacqueline Klootwyk to its Top 10 Under 10 list.
Aleem Gangjee has received $13,208, a Year 4 subcontract from Wayne State University on a grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, for Discovery of Novel PCFT Targeted Agents. This brings the total funding to date to $750,628.
Lauren O’Donnell has received a $10,000 research grant. The Faculty Development Fund award was given for Protecting the Neonatal Brain: Conflicting Roles for Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Pediatric Infection. The period of the award extends through April 30, 2016.
Jamie McConaha received a $10,000, from Pfizer Inc., for a smoking cessation program, “Courage to Quit.” This brings the total award amount to date to $20,000.
Ira Buckner received a $4,000 from Lipella Inc., for student support in conducting research.
Jelena Janjic received a Provost’s Interdisciplinary Research Consortia Grant, the first in a series of such grants to provide University funding for interdisciplinary research and scholarship.
The Center for Pharmacy Care was recently awarded with a $10,000 grant through the AMA Foundation Healthy Communities/Healthy America program.
Sarah Krahe Dombrowski was awarded certification as an Ambulatory Care Specialist from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.
Kathleen Kelly was awarded certification as a Geriatric Pharmacist by the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy.
Brian D. Simpkins was awarded certification as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.
The LECOM School of Pharmacy was received the PR & Communications Award and the Membership Award from the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.
The Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy has received the first National Institutes of Health grant in university history. The $660,000 grant, the largest research grant in university history, will help fund breast cancer research conducted by Klarissa Hardy.
Tracy L. Brooks has been appointed as the interim department chair of pharmacy practice.
Tracy L. Brooks and Ozlem Ersin were selected by the Office of the Indiana Attorney General to serve on the planning committee for the 2014 Rx Symposium.
Ozlem Ersin has been elected to the governing council of the American Public Health Association and as the scientific advisor to the Allen County Health Improvement Plan for Children. She also was appointed to serve on the Office of the Indiana Attorney Generals Nalozone Education Working Group.
Brian Henriksen was appointed as the new assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences
Jennifer A. Henriksen was appointed as the new director of the post baccalaureate pre-health sciences program.
Kasey A. Jones was appointed as the new student services coordinator.
David F. Kisor was appointed as the new department chair of pharmaceutical sciences.
Venkatreddy Nadithe was appointed as the new assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences.
Raylene M. Rospond was appointed as the new vice president and dean of the College of Pharmacy.
Ahmed Abdelmageed received the Manchester University College of Pharmacy 2013-2014 Outstanding Service Award.
Robert D. Beckett is the recipient of the Indiana Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award given by Indiana Pharmacists Alliance.
Swati Betharia was named Manchester University College of Pharmacy 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year.
Andrea Murray is the recipient of the Northeast Indiana Pharmacists Association Pharmacist of the Year Award.
Sidhartha Ray was named Manchester University College of Pharmacy 2013-2014 Outstanding Scholar of the Year.
Ahmed Abdelmageed was promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice.
Alan Zillich was appointed as the William S. Bucke Professor.
Chiwook Park was selected as the recipient of the 2014-2015 Dr. Aziz Teacher of the Year Award.
Mark Cushman was awarded a new U.S. patent entitled Synthesis and use of dual tyrosyl-DNA phosphodiesterase I (TDP1)-topoisomerase 1 (TOP 1) inhibitors.
Marlene O. Heeg received $133,560 from Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA, for Peerview Inreview, Optimizing Patient-Practitioner Communication and Treatment Adherence in Individuals with MS: Key Considerations for the Managed Care Professional.
Changdeng Hu received $525,568 from Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity for Developing Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer.
Sonak D. Pastakia and Rakhi Karwa received $10,000 from University of Notre Dame for Printed Test Cards for Rapid Response Research (RAPID) Field Screening of Human and Animal Medications.
Lynne S. Taylor received $681,916 from Rutgers State University for Engineering Research Center on Structural Organic Composites. She also received $480,000 from National Science Foundation for Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI): Quantification of Trace Crystallinity within Amorphous Powders Enabled by Second Harmonic Generation Microscopy.
Alex Agafonov, business manager
Robert Barger, pharmacy technician program
Sheron Mui, assistant professor of clinical sciences
Allison C. Rose, director of assessment and administrative services
Katherine Schmidt, coordinator of enrollment services
Magdalena Smith, analytics specialist
Steve Drinnon joined the College of Pharmacy this fall as the pharmaceutical care lab 2 coordinator.
Aimee Henderson joined this fall as the rural health clinical pharmacist for medication therapy management.
Christine R. Birnie was named interim dean of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy.
Sandipan Bhattacharjee, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
Wei-Hsuan “Jenny” Lo-Ciganic, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
Kevin Boesen, awarded the Alumnus of the Year Award from The University of Arizona Alumni Association
Rick Katz received the Jack R. Cole, Ph.D., Distinguished Alumnus Award from The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy.
Jim Kloster received the Findlay E. Russell, M.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Citizen Award.
Renee Tyree received the Danny and Rae Jacob Award for Pharmacy Practice.
Deborah Berlekamp, assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Timothy M. Burkart, assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Sandra L. Hrometz, professor of pharmaceutical sciences
Suzanne M. Lifer, assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Lori Ernsthausen, interim chair of Pharmacy Practice Department
Debra Parker, Interim Dean of the College of Pharmacy
Laura Perry, associate professor of pharmacy practice
Bradley Shinn, professor of pharmacy practice
Donald W. Stansloski, dean for the College of Pharmacy
David DeRemer elected chair-elect for the Hematology/Oncology Practice and Research Network for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Dianne May elected chair-elect for the Drug Information Practice and Research Network for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Additionally, she was appointed as co-chair of the Education Committee for the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Catherine A. White was appointed to AACP’s Teaching Innovations Task Force, 2014-2015, and current member of the AACP Task Force on Pharmaceutical Sciences 2013-2015.
David Chu received the prestigious John A. Montgomery Award at the XXI International Round Table Society Meeting in Poland.
Susan C. Fagan received $325,500 from the National Institutes of Health for study of angiotensin receptor agonism to promote recovery after stroke.
Jake Galdo received a $5,000 Catalyst Grant award from National Community Pharmacists Association as a pharmacy educator through Barneys’ Pharmacy in Augusta for study of new innovation within pain management in community practice.
Arthur Roberts received $341,367 from the National Institutes of Health for study of the structural basis of agonist transport by the multiple drug resistance transporter.
Guohua An, assistant professor in the Division of Pharmaceutics and Translational Therapeutics
Qiang Fu, postdoctoral fellow
Diana Karkow, pharmaceutical fellow
Rob Kerns was selected as a member of the 2014-2015 CIC Academic Leadership Program Fellows.
Jennifer L. Seyfer, instructor (clinical) in the Division of Applied Clinical Sciences
Sara Wiedenfeld, assistant professor (clinical) in the Division of Applied Clinical Sciences
Michael Hayes received a fellowship from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education.
Satheesh Elangovan, Aliasger Salem, and Liu Hong, “A Novel RNA Based Biomaterial for Bone Regeneration,” R21 grant received notification of funding for two years.
William R. Doucette’s grant, “Provider-Pharmacist Team Management of Hypertension & Diabetes in the Community YEAR 2,” was funded by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
John P. Bentley was presented with the 2014 International Society for Quality of Life Research Outstanding Article of the Year Award.
Alice M. Clark was recognized as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Soumyajit Majumdar was presented the 2014 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Lipid-Based Drug Delivery Outstanding Research Award.
Christopher R. McCurdy was recognized as a fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.
Kim Adcock and Teresa Carithers received $19,573 from The University of Mississippi Medical Center/HRSA for MS Accelerated DNP Integrating IPE.
Stephen J. Cutler received $2,063,370 from the National Institutes of Health National Institute of General Medical Sciences for Center of Research Excellence in Natural Products Neuroscience.
Robert J. Doerksen received $36,114 from Mississippi State University/National Science Foundation for Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems.
Mark Hamann received $306,423 from the National Institutes of Health for Natural Product HCV Drugs from Rare Plant-Microbe Interactions.
Melissa Jacob received $13,660 from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University/National Institutes of Health for Development of New Agents Against Cryptococcal Infections.
Ikhlas Khan and Larry Walker received $2,500,000 from the Food and Drug Administration for Science Based Authentication of Dietary Supplements.
Xing-Cong Li and Melissa Jacob received $74,735 from Lucigen Corporation/National Institutes of Health for Antifungal Compound Discovery from Soil Metagenomes.
Christopher R. McCurdy, Stephen Cutler and Bonnie Avery received $498,705 from the National Institutes of Health for Optimization of Non-peptide Probes for the NPFF Receptor System.
Sathyanarayana Murthy and Michael A. Repka received $250,000 from the Food and Drug Administration for Topical Products and Critical Quality Attributes. They also received $23,000 from Arno Therapeutics, Inc. for Permeability Studies of Novel Antifungal Drugs across the Nail Plate.
Michael A. Repka and Soumyajit Majumdar received $38,679 from BASF SE for Properties of HME Extruded Films Containing Kollidon VA-64 and New Polymer, Soluplus.
Leigh Ann Ross and Lauren Bloodworth received $411,595 from the Mississippi State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Pharmacy Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Project.
Kayla R. Stover received $100,847 from Astelas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc. for Cardiac Toxicity of Echinocandin Antifungals Measured In Vivo & Ex Vivo Echo Modification.
Larry Walker received $2,455,039 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Discover and Development of Natural Products for Pharmaceutical and Agrichemical Applications.
Charles Hufford, associate dean for research and graduate programs, professor of pharmacognosy, research professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Daneel Ferreira, professor of pharmacognosy, research professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Justin Gatwood, assistant professor; clinical pharmacy
Tracy M. Hagemann, associate dean; Nashville
Kenneth C. Hohmeier, assistant professor; clinical pharmacy
Santosh Kumar, assistant professor; pharmaceutical sciences
Jennifer S. Williams, associate dean; student affairs
Marie A. Chisholm-Burns received the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Pharmacy Practice Research Award at the 2014 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim. David Rogers has been formally invited to become a member of the Drug Discovery and Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance Study Section at the National Institutes of Health.
Subhash Chauhan was awarded a $600K three-year grant from the Department of Defense to investigate the role of ormeloxifene for prostate cancer prevention and treatment.
Vivian Loveless has received an $18,561 gift from Jubilant DraxImage, Inc. The gift provides radiopharmaceutical kits to be used in laboratory training for nuclear pharmacy students.
Santosh Kumar received the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman or the Mahatma Gandhi Non-resident Indian Honor from the Non-resident Indian Welfare Society of India.
Richard Brown, professor, clinical pharmacy
James C. Eoff III, executive associate dean and distinguished professor of clinical pharmacy, will retire in December 2014.
Monica Holiday-Goodman, associate dean for health science campus student affairs and diversity
Mary F. Powers, associate dean for main campus student affairs and enrollment management
Marcia McInerney, executive associate dean and associate dean for research and graduate programs
Christine N. Hinko, executive associate dean and associate dean for student affairs, professor of pharmacology
Rebecca H. Brierley: appointed secretary, AACP Administrative Section
David Jacobs, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice
Calvin Meaney, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice
Gene Morse: awarded title of State University of New York distinguished professor
Dhaval Shah: Recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Manuscript Award in Modeling and Simulation by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.
Ying Xu: recipient of 2014-2015 AACP New Investigator Award. Proposal: Targeting PDE2 to Treat Memory Loss Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Fred Doloresco III, director of assessment
Nicole Avant, assistant professor of pharmacy practice and director of experiential education
Geoff M. Curran, professor of pharmacy practice
Drayton A. Hammond, assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Michelle Piel, assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Kathryn K. Neill, associate dean for academic and administrative affairs
Seth D. Heldenbrand, assistant dean for experiential education
Jonelle Hudson, associate professor of pharmacy practice
Kendrea M. Jones, associate professor of pharmacy practice
Keith McCain, associate professor of pharmacy practice
Nalin Payakachat, associate professor of pharmacy practice with tenure
Chern-ju Kim, associate professor of pharmacy practice, retired end of 2013-2014 academic year.
William Allaben received the 2014 Food and Drug Administration Scientific Achievement Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing Allaben's leadership in establishing an interagency agreement with the National Toxicology Program to conduct toxicological assessments on chemicals regulated by the FDA.
Nicki L. Hilliard received a $43,650 grant from Mallinckrodt to provide Department of Transportation Training for Shippers and Transporters of Radiopharmaceuticals.
Bradley C. Martin received two International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research service awards for Task Force Chair Assessing Retrospective Studies for Health Care Decision Makers in 2014 and Short Course Development and Quality Assurance Committee Chair from 2012 to 2014.
Nalin Payakachat received $74,500 for her National Institute of Mental Health R03 application entitled Mapping Clinical Outcomes to Preference-based Measures from the NDAR Database
Snehalata A. Pawar recently received one of two pilot awards of $50,000 from the UAMS Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Inflammatory Responses. The pilot study will determine the role of C/ebpδ in radiation-induced sepsis and will focus specifically on the altered macrophage response in the C/ebpδ-deficient mouse model.
T. Scott Warmack received a 2013 UAMS Medical Research Endowment grant of $14,600 for the project titled Prevalence of Diabetes among Marshallese Identified at Interprofessional Health Screenings in Northwest Arkansas.
Lanita White was a recipient of the 2013 National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations' Excellence in Innovation Award, which recognizes pharmacists who have demonstrated significant innovation in their practice that directly or indirectly improves patient care and advances the profession of pharmacy.
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority has exercised two contract options worth approximately $8.7 million with UAMS to proceed with advanced development of a promising treatment for use in radiological or nuclear emergency situations, overseen by Martin Hauer-Jensen. Including the base BARDA contract for $4.5 million entered into in 2011, the total value awarded is more than $13 million.
Steven Altschuler joined the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
Timothy Cutler now holds the Divine Family Endowed Chair in Clinical Pharmacy.
Tejal Desai is the new chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences.
Michael D. Grabe joined the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and the Cardiovascular Research Institute.
Michael J. Keiser joined the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Lisa Kroon now holds the Thomas A. Oliver Endowed Chair in Clinical Pharmacy.
Bani Tamraz joined the Department of Clinical Pharmacy.
Lani Wu joined the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
James S. Fraser was named a 2014 Searle Scholar.
Sourav Bandyopadhyay received a $354,938 grant from the Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi-Sankyo, as part of a larger Daiichi-UCSF alliance to find genetic markers identifying which cancer patients would best respond to Daiichi drugs now under development.
Bo Huang received a $1 million grant over four years from the W. M. Keck Foundation to develop “imagenomics.”
Amy Anderson, principal investigator. Source of Award: Duke University. Amount of Award: 40,680.00. Title: Computational Structure-Based Protein Design.
Amy Anderson, principal investigator. Source of Award: PHS/NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Amount of Award: 507,421.00 and 54,768.00. Title: Propargyl-Linked Antifolates Targeting Klebsiella Pneumoniae.
Brian Aneskievich, principal investigator. Source of Award: University of CT Health Center. Amount of Award: 68,109.00. Title: Development and Assessment of a Sublingual Tablet Preparation of TRH to Enable New Therapeutic Appli.
William Baker Jr., principal investigator. Source of Award: Pfizer Inc. Amount of Award: 15,000.00. Title: Treatments for Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis: An Updated Systematic Review & Network Meta-Anal.
William Baker Jr., principal investigator. Source of Award: University of CT Health Center. Amount of Award: 52,715.00. Title: Magnesium and Arrhythmias.
Urs Boelsterli, principal investigator. Source of Award: Connecticut Innovations, Inc. Amount of Award: 195,823.00; 154, 855.00; and 62,991.00. Title: Stem Cell Approaches for Defining Patient-Specific Predisposition to Idiosyncratic Drug-Induced Live.
Urs Boelsterli, principal investigator. Source of Award: Novo Nordisk. Amount of Award: 131,731.00. Title: Mechanistic Studies with NN Compounds - Role of Mitochondria.
Robin H. Bogner, principal investigator. Source of Award: Medisca. Amount of Award: 54,754.00. Title: Evaluating Compounded Oral Drug Liquids.
Robin H. Bogner, principal investigator. Source of Award: Mixed Sources. Amount of Award: 5,009.00. Title: General Research Support.
Diane Burgess, principal investigator. Source of Award: AbbVie. Amount of Award: 81,956.00. Title: Quality by Design Approach to Understand Preparation and Stablization of Amorphous Nanoparticles.
Diane Burgess, principal investigator. Source of Award: American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. Amount of Award: 6,500.00. Title: Optimization and Assessment of Key Processing Parameters in the Formulation of Liposomal Drug Delivery.
Khanh Dang, principal investigator. Source of Award: University of CT Health Center. Amount of Award: 5,039.00 and 24, 981.00. Title: CT AHEC Point of Service Maintenance and Enhancement.
Rachel Eyler, principal investigator. Source of Award: American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. Amount of Award: 86,152.00. Title: AFPE Faculty Development Grant.
Kyle Hadden, principal investigator. Source of Award: University of CT Health Center. Amount of Award: 30,689.00. Title: Translesion Synthesis DNA Polymerases as Targets for Anti-Cancer Drug Design.
Kyle Hadden, principal investigator. Source of Award: University of CT Health Center. Amount of Award: 83,076.00. Title: Therapeutic Targeting of Vascular Permeability in Cardiovascular Ischemic Disease.
James R. Halpert, principal investigator. Source of Award: PHS/NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Amount of Award: 227,862.00. Title: Molecular Basis of Human Cytochrome P450 3A Function.
James R. Halpert, principal investigator. Source of Award: PHS/National Institutes of Health. Amount of Award: 296,756.00. Title: Molecular Basis of Selective P450 2B Function.
James R. Halpert, principal investigator. Source of Award: NSF/BIO/Directorate for Biological Sciences. Amount of Award: 238,054.00. Title: Collaborative Research: A Comprehensive Study of the Structure, Function, and Diversity of Detoxific.
Devendra Kalonia, principal investigator. Source of Award: Genentech, Incorporated. Amount of Award: 80,000.00. Title: Impact of Protein-Protein Interactions on Viscosity of Monoclonal Antibody Formulations: Investigati.
Winfried Krueger, principal investigator. Source of Award: University of Connecticut Research Foundation(UCRF). Amount of Award: 21,683.00. Title: Generation of a Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Model for iNASH.
Xiuling Lu, principal investigator. Source of Award: PHS/DHHS/Food and Drug Administration. Amount of Award: 348,705.00. Title: Dissolution Methods for Predicting Bioequivalence of Ocular Semi-Solid Formulations.
John Morris, principal investigator. Source of Award: Duke University. Amount of Award: 119,837.00. Title: Counter-Irritation by Menthol: Molecular Targets and Role in Airway Disease.
Michael Pikal, principal investigator. Source of Award: Genentech, Incorporated. Amount of Award: 15,800.00 and 35,550.00. Title: Measurement of Specific Surface Area for Lyophilized Samples.
Michael Pikal, principal investigator. Source of Award: Mixed Sources. Amount of Award: 35,000.00. Title: Center for Pharmaceutical Processing Research.
Michael Pikal, principal investigator. Source of Award: Physical Sciences, Inc. Amount of Award: 119,887.00. Title: Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Based Freeze Drying Microscopy.
Michael Pikal, principal investigator. Source of Award: Physical Sciences, Inc. Amount of Award: 85,658.00. Title: Development of a Mini-Lyophilzer for Pharmaceutical Product Formulation and Process Development.
Michael Pikal, principal investigator. Source of Award: Physical Sciences, Inc. Amount of Award: 49,999.00. Title: Development of a Robust and Efficient Method for Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying in Pre-Filled Syringes.
Marie A. Smith, principal investigator. Source of Award: CT Office of the Healthcare Advocate. Amount of Award: 54,881.00 and 9,863.00. Title: CT SIM Practice Transformation Support.
Diana Sobieraj, principal investigator. Source of Award: Hartford Hospital. Amount of Award: 13,600.00. Title: Are Echocardiography Staff Credentials an Indicator of Laboratory Quality?
Olga Vinogradova, principal investigator. Source of Award: University of Connecticut Research Foundation. Amount of Award: 21,683.00. Title: Membrane Setting Development for solution NMR Studies of CD47.
Fei Wang, principal investigator. Source of Award: Hartford Hospital. Amount of Award: 6,223.00. Title: Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture.
Andrew J. Wiemer, principal investigator. Source of Award: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Amount of Award: 27,913.00. Title: Development of Isoform-Specific Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors for T Cell Leukemia.
Andrew J. Wiemer, principal investigator. Source of Award: University of Connecticut Research Foundation. Amount of Award: 21,683.00. Title: Regulation of secretory Rab function by geranylgeranyl diphosphate.
Dennis Wright, principal investigator. Source of Award: University of CT Health Center. Amount of Award: 8,000.00. Title: Controlling Monocyte Fate: New Therapeutic Options for Intracerebral Hemorrhage.
Dennis Wright, principal investigator. Source of Award: PHS/NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Amount of Award: $543,657 and 557,657.00. Title: Antimetabolites Effective Against Resistant Gram-Positive Bacteria.
Dennis Wright, principal investigator. Source of Award: University of CT Health Center. Amount of Award: 74,392.00. Title: Molecular Targets of Corneal Anti-Fibrosis.
Xiaobo Zhong, principal investigator. Source of Award: PHS/NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Amount of Award: 311,435.00. Title: Control of Developmental Switch of Cyp3a Gene Expression in Mouse Liver.
Thomas Buckley, associate clinical professor of pharmacy practice
Kevin Chamberlin, associate clinical professor of pharmacy practice; assistant head, department of pharmacy practice
Jose E. Manautou, professor of pharmacology & toxicology; assistant dean for graduate education and research
Sherif Abdou, clinical instructor in pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacist in ambulatory pharmacy services
Oluwaleke Kehinde Ajayi, clinical instructor in pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacist in ambulatory pharmacy services
Timothy Bandola, associate professor, academic affairs
Sonya Becker, clinical instructor and clinical pharmacist in pharmacy practice
Adam Bursua, clinical pharmacist and clinical assistant professor in pharmacy practice
Parin K. Chikani, adjunct clinical associate professor in pharmacy practice
Andrew Donnelly, associate dean for clinical affairs
Jamelah Farraj, clinical pharmacist for pharmacy practice
Michael Federle, associate professor of medicinal chemistry in medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy
Anna Marie Franklin, associate director of development
Kristen L. Goliak, associate head for education and clinical associate professor in pharmacy practice
Seungpyo Hong, associate professor in biopharmaceutical sciences and director of graduate education
Heather D. Horton, clinical pharmacist and clinical assistant professor in pharmacy practice
Marlowe Djuric Kachlic, clinical pharmacist and clinical assistant professor in pharmacy practice
Brian Lloyd Monzon, clinical instructor and clinical pharmacist in pharmacy practice
Melinda Margaret Neuhauser, clinical instructor in pharmacy practice
Edith Nutescu was appointed chairman of the Board for Pharmacotherapy, the official journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Frank Paloucek, clinical professor in emergency medicine and pharmacy practice
Min Young Park, clinical instructor and clinical pharmacist in pharmacy practice
Simon Pickard was elected the chair of the executive committee of EuroQol.
Amit Shah, clinical instructor in pharmacy practice
Sonia Anil Shah, clinical instructor and clinical pharmacist in pharmacy practice
Lori A. Uidrikis, clinical pharmacist and visiting clinical instructor in pharmacy practice
Brent David Yeager, clinical assistant professor in pharmacy practice
Magdalena Zasadzki, adjunct clinical assistant professor in pharmacy practice
Andrew Donnelly received the Amy Lodolce Mentor of the Year Award from the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists.
Mary Lynn Moody received the Pharmacist of the Year Award from the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists.
Chun-Tao Che for received the Scientific Achievement Award from the China Society of Natural Resources.
Henri R. Manasse Jr. received the Henry Milton Whelpley Medal from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
Brian Murphy earned a Chicago Biomedical Consortium Catalyst Award.
Rebecca J. Ceraul has been named chair of the Communications Committee of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Administrative Services Section.
Suzanne Doyon has been named to Governor Martin O’Malley’s Council for Overdose Prevention.
Natalie D. Eddington has been named chair-elect of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Council of Deans and has been named to the Board of Directors of the Monarch Academy, a public charter school in Baltimore City.
Stephen Hoag has been appointed to the Food and Drug Administration’s Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee.
Wendy Klein-Schwartz has been named vice-chair of research for the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science.
Joey Mattingly has been named to the Board of Directors of the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.
Sarah Michel has been named vice president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Faculty Senate.
Jill A. Morgan has been named chair-elect of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Administrative Services Section and has been named to the Sections Resolutions Committee.
Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner has been appointed to the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Educations International Commission.
Leah C. Sera has been elected secretary/treasurer of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Pain and Palliative Care Practice and Research Network.
Julia F. Slejko has been named an assistant professor of pharmaceutical health services research.
Deanna Tran has been appointed as a member at large to the American Pharmacists Associations New Practitioner Advisory Committee for 2015-2016.
Toyin S. Tofade has been appointed lead of the Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Education Domain of the International Pharmaceutical Federation.
Chanel Agness and her colleagues from the statewide Med-Check Passport Team have been named one of Health Literacy Maryland’s “Health Literacy Heroes” for their work to develop the “Med-Check Toolkit: Smart Medicine Management for Older Adults.”
Nicole Brandt and Catherine E. Cooke received a Platinum Award from the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy for their research on compliance with requirements for medication therapy management program information on Medicare Part D plan Web sites.
Andrew Coop has been named a Fellow of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.
Mary Lynn McPherson received the Dr. J. Marvin Cook Outstanding Student Award from the Instructional Systems Design Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Alex MacKerell received a United States patent for Defensin-Like Molecules as Novel Antimicrobial Agents.
Eberechukwu Onukwugha has been named a guest editor of a 2015 big data-themed issue of the journal PharmacoEconomics.
Angela Wilks was named the 2014 Maryland Chemist of the Year by the Maryland Chapter of the American Chemical Society.
The School of Pharmacy’s Capsule magazine received an Award of Excellence at the Best in Maryland Awards, presented by the Public Relations Society of Americas Maryland Chapter.
The School of Pharmacy’s chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists received Region 2 awards for Operation Heart and Operation Diabetes for each group’s innovative efforts in providing outreach and education.
Andrew Coop received a nine-month $100,000 grant from Maryland Technology Development Corporation for UMB425: A Unique Opioid Analgesic with Reduced Tolerance.
Peter N. Doshi received an American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy New Investigator Award for his proposal, The Possible Harms of Statins: What do Product Labels and Pharmacy Leaflets Tell Us?
Steven Fletcher received a United States Patent for Amphipathic and Other Double-sided Alpha-helix Mimetics Based on a 1,2-Diphenylacetylene Scaffold.
Joga Gobburu received two three-year $605,783 grants from the Food and Drug Administration: “Pharmacometric Modeling and Simulation for a Generic Drug Substitutability Evaluation and Post-marketing Risk Assessment and Population Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Dose-toxicity Modeling and Simulation for Narrow Therapeutic Index (NTI) Drugs.”
Young-ah Goo received a one-year $60,000 grant from Chonbuk National University for A Clinical Study of Biomarker Identification for Efficacy Assessment on the Latent Metabolic Syndrome Subjects.
David Goodlett received a four-year $1,152,369 grant from the National Institutes of General Medical Services for MS Diagnostic Bacterial Identification Library. He also received a one-year $50,000 subcontract from the University of Washington for Type VI Secretion Effectors and their Role in Fitness During Polymicrobial Infection.
Mathangi Gopalakrishnan received a three-year $50,000 contract from Promius Pharma for Pharmacometric Modeling and Simulation - Doxycycline Project.
Geoffrey Heinzl received a one-year $26,000 grant from the American Chemical Society for Designing Selective Small Molecule Inhibitors of Bacterial Heme Oxygenase as Novel Antivirulants.
Lauren M. Hynicka received a one-year $244,332 contract from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for Hepatitis C Virus Review Program.
Raymond C. Love received a one-year $899,899 contract from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for FY15 Antipsychotic Prescription Monitoring.
Sarah Michel received a three-year $1.5 million grant from the Food and Drug Administration for the Evaluation of Iron Species in Healthy Subjects Treated with Generic and Reference Sodium Ferric Gluconate. She has also been named vice president of the UMB Faculty Senate.
Neha Pandit received a one-year $25,000 grant from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Research for Policy and Routines to Operationalize Compliance and Effectiveness for ARV Therapy.
Francoise Pradel received a 21-month $113,470 subcontract from IMPAQ International for Postmarketing Surveillance of Generic Drug Usage and Substitution Patterns.
Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner received a seven-month $42,301 contract from Baltimore Washington Medical Center for Joint Clinical and Education Collaboration.
Linda Simoni-Wastila received an eight-month $161,920 contract from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Evaluation.
Paul Shapiro received a six-month $76,951 contract from Biomedical Valley Discoveries, Inc. for Studying BVD-523 in in-vitro Settings of MAPK Inhibitor Resistance.
Bruce Stuart received a seven-month $82,000 contract from the National Pharmaceutical Council for Landscape Review and Policy Implications of Restricted Access to Government Funded Health Care Data; a 16-month $19,998 contract from Pfizer for Assessing the Costs of Disability among Medicare Beneficiaries; and a received a six-month $43,000 contract from Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America for 2012 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Abbreviated Chartbook on Medicare Part D Drug Adherence & Outcomes.
Cynthia J. Boyle, 2014-2015 President-Elect of AACP
James Bresette, associate professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, and associate dean for development and external relations
Richard A. DeBenedetto, assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
G. Lawrence Hogue, 2014-2015 Speaker of the House for the Maryland Pharmacists Association.
Victor Hsia, chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Adel Karara, vice chair of the Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Research Section of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
Latasha Weeks, assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, and chair of the UMES Senate Academic Affairs Committee
Patrice Jackson-Ayotunde, member of the Emerging Scholar Class of 2015 for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
Patrice Jackson-Ayotunde and Tawes Harper, UMES pharmacy graduate, 2014 Invention of the Year Award by University of Maryland College Park's Office of Technology Commercialization.
Victor Hsia, NIH Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience R01NS081109-S1, $51,553
Patrice Jackson-Ayotunde, AACP New Investigator Award, $10,000.
Victor Hsia, chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Science
Jeffrey R. Bishop joined the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology as an associate professor.
Jacob Brown joined the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences as an assistant professor.
Kylee Funk joined the Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems as an assistant professor.
Melanie Nicol joined the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology as an assistant professor.
Olihe Okoro joined the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences as an assistant professor.
Jim C. Cloyd is a co-investigator and director of the pharmacology core of a $22M NINDS grant to support the conduct of the five year Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial. A little less than $1M in total funds will come to the college via a sub-award from the University of Virginia.
Jeannine M. Conway received a $65,000 MN Department of Health grant for the project, Enhancing the Health of Minnesotans by Leveraging the Convenient Access and Clinical Expertise of Community Pharmacists. Todd Sorensen and Caitlin Frail are co-investigators.
Dave Ferguson received a $30,000 Randy Shaver Cancer Research Fund grant for the project, An Advanced Vaccine for Treating Bladder Cancer. Co-PI is Jayanth Panyam.
Vadim Gurvich received a NHLBI CADET-2 award for his project, Preclinical Development of Myosolvins, a New Class of Medicine for Asthma.
Brian J. Isetts received a $87,599 grant from the Community Pharmacy Foundation for his project, Integrating MTM Provided by Community Pharmacists into a 12-County ACO.
Pamala Jacobson received support from NIGMS and the Pharmacogenomics Research Network for deep sequencing of RNA obtained from kidney transplantation recipients.
Michelle Johnson-Jennings received a $623,900 National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Drug Abuse R01 as co-investigator for the project, Intertribal Talking Circle for the Prevention of Substance Abuse in Native Youth.
Venkatram Mereddy received a $1,013,803 award from the Department of Defense for the project, Development of Novel Drugs for High-Risk Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Treatment.
Serguei Pakhomov received a supplement to an existing R01 for the project, Natural Language Processing for Clinical and Translational Research. Total amount funded is $160K, with approximately one-third coming to the U of M.
Megan R. Undeberg received a $15,000 grant from federal Title III-D Older Americans Act Disease Prevention/Health Promotion Service program for her project, Northern Carlton County 3-30-90 Medication Management and Transition Program.
Jessica M. Downes, clinical assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Rongshi Li, professor of pharmaceutical sciences
Ram Mahato, professor and chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
David Oupicky, professor and Parke-Davis Endowed chair in pharmaceutical sciences
Anthony T. Podany, assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Kimberly K. Scarsi, associate professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Christopher L. Shaffer, associate dean for student affairs
Jingwei Xie, assistant professor
Yazen Alnouti and David Oupicky received the Distinguished Scientist Award.
Tatiana Bronich has been named UNMC's ninth Scientist Laureate.
Yazen Alnouti, Amgen, Inc., 44,100, Evaluation of rat bile, feces, urine, ileum and serum for quantification of targeted bile acids
Tatiana Bronich, NIH NIGMS, 11,244,059, COBRE Nebraska Center for Nanomedicine.
Courtney V. Fletcher, NIH/NIAID, 233,275, Adipose tissue is a significant reservoir for HIV
Jered Garrison, NIH, 1,881,250, Enhancement of BB2r-targeted radiotherapy for prostate cancer utilizing hypoxia-selective trapping agents
Peter Kador, NIH, 424,831, Using molecular attributes to predict ocular drug distribution
Donald Klepser, NACDF, 110,909, NACDS #4 - evaluation of point of care testing in community pharmacies
Donald Klepser, NACDF, 110,000, Advancing Public Health: Exploring partnerships between public health officials and community pharmacies on point of care testing for flu and strep
Rongshi Li, NIH, 326,828, Targeting the CXCL 12/CXCR4 axis towards the therapy of metastatic cancers
Ram Mahato, NIH, 1,893,698, Polymeric nanomedicines of small molecules and miRNA for treating pancreatic cancer
David Oupicky, NIH, 1,693,125, Multilayered redox-responsive nanoparticles for delivery of drugs - siRNA combinations
Dong Wang, U.S. Army, 158,474, Development of nanomedicines for treatment of post-traumatic osteoarthritis
Jingwei Xie, Acera Surgical, Inc., 49,113, Testing of different assemblies of nanofibers
Jingwei Xie, Marshall Univ., 115,878, Combination of nanofiber scaffolds with gradation in fiber organization and mineral content and adipose-derived stem cells for rotator cuff injury
Yazen Alnouti, associate professor
Donald G. Klepser, associate professor
Dong Wang, professor
Edward B. Roche, professor emeritus
Jo Ellen Rodgers has been appointed to the Guideline Committee of the Heart Failure Society of America.
Yardlee Kaufman has been named assistant professor of clinical pharmacy.
Elizabeth McCartney has been named assistant professor of clinical pharmacy.
Isabelle Mercier has been named associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences.
Clyde M. Ofner has been appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Biomedical Technician Training program.
Brandon J. Patterson has been named assistant professor of pharmacy.
Jennifer Smith has been named assistant professor of clinical pharmacy.
Asha Suryanarayanan has been named assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences.
George E. Downs was recognized as the recipient of the annual Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champion Award at the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Annual Conference.
Grace L. Earl was the recipient of the 2013 Donald J. Wernik Academic Achievement Award from the New Jersey Pharmacists Association.
John Gans was the keynote speaker during the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Sesquicentennial, Founders Day Convocation on November 11th.
Pardeep Gupta was recognized as a 2014 Innovations Awards recipient in the Educator/Researcher of the Year category by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Daniel Hussar has been selected as one of the 2014 recipients of an Institute for Safe Medication Practices Cheers Awards.
Alice Lim was awarded the 2014 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Karleen Melody was recognized as one of the recipients of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Associations 10 Under 10 Awards at Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Annual Conference
Jean M. Scholtz received the 2014 Lindback Award for Distinguished University Teaching. She was also named the 2013 Pharmacist of The Year award by the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Jean-Francois Jasmine received a $101,252 research grant from the Elsa U. Pardee Foundation for Role of CAPER in Human Brain Cancer Progression and a $100,000 cancer grant from the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust for CAPER, A Novel Biomarker and Therapeutic Target for Human Lung Cancer.
Adeboye Adejare was granted 3 patents: Novel Compounds for Treatment of Malignant Tumors, USA #8,541,476 B2, September 2014, Bicyclo-heptan-2-amines, USA #8,735,590 B2, May 2014 and Non-Competitive NMDA Receptor Antagonists, USA #8,703,799 B2, April 2014.
Pardeep Gupta has been promoted to the rank of professor of pharmaceutical sciences.
Zhiyu Li was granted tenure in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Jennifer Reinhold has been promoted to the rank of associate professor of clinical pharmacy.
Sean D. Sullivan was appointed the new dean of the School of Pharmacy.
Don Abraham, Martin Safo and Richmond Danso-Danquah received VCU’s 2014 Billy R. Martin Award for Innovation for their sickle cell disease research.
Don Brophy, Department of Defense, $1 million, testing the use of vitamin C in preventing hemorrhagic shock-induced death
Gretchen Brophy was named secretary of the Neurocritical Care Society and will become its first nonphysician president in 2017-18. She also received the ACCP’s 2014 Critical Care PRN Achievement Award.
Michael Hindle and Peter Byron, Food and Drug Administration, $489,297, developing a clinically relevant in vitro performance test for generic orally inhaled drug products.
David A. Holdford received the NCPA’s 2014 Outstanding Adherence Educator Award.
Gary R. Matzke has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Jeffrey C. Delafuente, associate dean for academic affairs, retired after 16 years with the school. He has moved to Fort Myers, Fla.
Jeannie Padowski has been named the new Institutional Review Board director for Washington State University.
Travis Denton received a one-year grant in the amount of $15,000 from the WSU Spokane Research Seed Grants Review Committee titled, “LCMSMS lanthionine ketimine assay.”
K. Michael Gibson has been awarded $100,000 over two years from the NCS for the research project, “Treatment of chronic gamma-hydroxy-butyrate (GHB) intoxication with GHB receptor ligands.”
Steve Firestine, National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, $1,100,000, Prophylaxis of Clostridium difficile Infection
Anjan Kowluru, VA Merit Award, $650,000, Novel Regulators of Islet Beta-Cell Function in Health and Disease
Melissa Lipari, American Society of Health System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation, $5,000, Adherence to GOLD Guidelines for COPD Classification in the Ambulatory Patient Population
Gregory B. Castelli, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy.
Vincent Castranova, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Terrence L. Schwinghammer, appointed to the Board of Directors of the journal Pharmacotherapy for 2014-15
Four faculty members were installed as 2014-2015 officers of the West Virginia Pharmacists Association: Krista Capehart, president; Gretchen M. Garofoli, secretary; Jeremy Prunty, institutional pharmacy director; and Dean Patricia A. Chase, Board of Directors.
Krista Capehart became board certified in asthma education by the National Asthma Educator Certification Board. She also received the National Community Pharmacists Association Pharmacy Leadership Award at the West Virginia Pharmacists Association’s 107th Annual Convention.
Jeremy Prunty received the Distinguished Young Pharmacists Award at the West Virginia Pharmacists Associations 107th Annual Convention.
Yon Rojanasakul was awarded a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for Induction of Neoplastic Transformation and Cancer Stem Cells by Carbon Nanotubes.
Jason Huber, professor with tenure
Jonathan M. Kline, clinical associate professor
Lena M. Maynor, clinical associate professor
Michael D. Newton, clinical associate professor
Usha Sambamoorthi, professor with tenure
Erica Hoot, assistant professor of pharmacy practice (psychiatry)
Jessica A. Koos, pharmacy librarian
Aftab Ahmed, appointed as associate professor, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Albert Bach, appointed as assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Mary Gutierrez, appointed as part-time professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Kamaljit Kaur, appointed as associated professor, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jerika Lam, appointed as assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Hamidreza Montazeri Aliabadi, appointed as assistant professor, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Surya Nauli, appointed as professor, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ayman M. Noreddin, appointed as professor and associate dean for Academic Affairs, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Daniel Tomaszewski, appointed as assistant professor, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Miao Zhang, appointed as assistant professor, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Surya Nauli received a three-year $983,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense for the study of “The Roles of Primary Cilia in Cardiovascular System.”
Keykavous Parang received a $213,179 grant from Alexion for the chemical synthesis of molybdopterin and its derivatives that can be used for the treatment of molybdenum cofactor deficiency types A and B.
Armen Simonian, associate professor of clinical and administrative sciences
Jeff Taylor and Kerry Mansell won the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy’s 2014 Innovation Fund Grant, valued at $46,300.