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February 2015 

Auburn University

Appointments/Elections

Kori Caldwell, director of development

Grants

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.

Campbell University

Appointments/Elections

Dorothea K. Thompson, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences

Retirements

Ronald W. Maddox, dean

Creighton University

Appointments/Elections

J. Chris Bradberry was appointed interim president of the University.

Drake University

Appointments/Elections

John Harrell, assistant professor of health sciences

Kelly M. Percival, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice, infectious disease

Awards

Renae J. Chesnut, 2014 Lambda Kappa Sigma Merck & Co. Vanguard Leadership Award

Duquesne University

Appointments/Elections

Jordan R. Covvey, assistant professor

Anthony Guarascio, assistant professor

Paula Witt-Enderby was appointed the Marie-Clement Rodier, C.S.Sp., Endowed Chair.

Awards

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.

Grants

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.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Awards

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.

Lipscomb University

Grants

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.

Manchester University

Appointments/Elections

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.

Awards

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.

Promotions

Ahmed Abdelmageed was promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice.

Purdue University

Appointments/Elections

Alan Zillich was appointed as the William S. Bucke Professor.

Awards

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.

Grants

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.

Roosevelt University

Appointments/Elections

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

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Appointments/Elections

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.

St. John Fisher College

Appointments/Elections

Christine R. Birnie was named interim dean of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy.

The University of Arizona

Appointments/Elections

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

Awards

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.

The University of Findlay

Appointments/Elections

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

Promotions

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

Retirements

Donald W. Stansloski, dean for the College of Pharmacy

The University of Georgia

Appointments/Elections

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.

Awards

David Chu received the prestigious John A. Montgomery Award at the XXI International Round Table Society Meeting in Poland.

Grants

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.

The University of Iowa

Appointments/Elections

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

Awards

Michael Hayes received a fellowship from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education.

Grants

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.

The University of Mississippi

Awards

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.

Grants

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.

Retirements

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

The University of Tennessee

Appointments/Elections

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

Awards

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.

Grants

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.

Retirements

Richard Brown, professor, clinical pharmacy

James C. Eoff III, executive associate dean and distinguished professor of clinical pharmacy, will retire in December 2014.

The University of Toledo

Appointments/Elections

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

Retirements

Christine N. Hinko, executive associate dean and associate dean for student affairs, professor of pharmacology

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Appointments/Elections

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

Awards

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.

Promotions

Fred Doloresco III, director of assessment

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Appointments/Elections

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

Promotions

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

Retirements

Chern-ju Kim, associate professor of pharmacy practice, retired end of 2013-2014 academic year.

Grants

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.

University of California, San Francisco

Appointments/Elections

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.

Awards

James S. Fraser was named a 2014 Searle Scholar.

Grants

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.”

University of Connecticut

Grants

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.

Promotions

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

University of Illinois at Chicago

Appointments/Elections

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

Awards

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.

University of Maryland

Appointments/Elections

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.

Awards

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.

Grants

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.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Appointments/Elections

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

Awards

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.

Grants

Victor Hsia, NIH Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience R01NS081109-S1, $51,553

Patrice Jackson-Ayotunde, AACP New Investigator Award, $10,000.

Promotions

Victor Hsia, chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Science

University of Minnesota

Appointments/Elections

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.

Awards

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.

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Appointments/Elections

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

Awards

Yazen Alnouti and David Oupicky received the Distinguished Scientist Award.

Tatiana Bronich has been named UNMC's ninth Scientist Laureate.

Grants

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

Promotions

Yazen Alnouti, associate professor

Donald G. Klepser, associate professor

Dong Wang, professor

Retirements

Edward B. Roche, professor emeritus

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Appointments/Elections

Jo Ellen Rodgers has been appointed to the Guideline Committee of the Heart Failure Society of America.

University of the Sciences

Appointments/Elections

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.

Awards

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.

Grants

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.

Promotions

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.

University of Washington

Appointments/Elections

Sean D. Sullivan was appointed the new dean of the School of Pharmacy.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Grants

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. 

Retirements

Jeffrey C. Delafuente, associate dean for academic affairs, retired after 16 years with the school. He has moved to Fort Myers, Fla.

Washington State University

Appointments/Elections

Jeannie Padowski has been named the new Institutional Review Board director for Washington State University.

Grants

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.”

Wayne State University

Grants

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

West Virginia University

Appointments/Elections

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.

Awards

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.

Grants

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.

Promotions

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

Wilkes University

Appointments/Elections

Erica Hoot, assistant professor of pharmacy practice (psychiatry)

Jessica A. Koos, pharmacy librarian

Emerging Schools

Chapman University

Appointments/Elections

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

Grants

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.

Keck Graduate Institute

Appointments/Elections

Armen Simonian, associate professor of clinical and administrative sciences

University of Saskatchewan

Grants

Jeff Taylor and Kerry Mansell won the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy’s 2014 Innovation Fund Grant, valued at $46,300.

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