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March 2015 

Purdue University

Awards

Mark Cushman and his colleagues were awarded a patent for their work “Chemotherapeutic Flavonoids, and Syntheses Thereof.”

Grants

Stephen R. Byrn received $966,651 from Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis for Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), Year 2.

Vincent J. Davisson received $10,000 from University of Notre Dame for Liposomal Nanoparticles for Selective Anticancer Drug Delivery Targeting Vacuolar ATPase.

Emily C. Dykhuizen received $200,000 from V Foundation for Cancer Research for Chromatin Targeting by the Bromodomains of PBRM1, a Tumor Suppressor Subunit of the P-BAF Chromatin Remodeling Complex.

Robert L. Geahlen received $269,039 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science for New Proteomic Technologies for the Analysis of Tyrosine Kinase Signaling Pathways.

Marlene O. Heeg received $75,000 from Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for Peerview Video Inexchange, the Hematology-Oncology Team and the Myeloma Patient: Applying the Principles of Patient-Centered Care. She also received $25,000 from Eli Lilly and Company for Pharmacy Perspectives on the Differentiation of Therapeutic Approaches to Rheumatoid Arthritis, $25,000 from Amgen, Inc. for The Hematology-Oncology Team and the Myeloma Patient: Applying the Principles of Patient-Centered Care, and $700,000 from Ortho-McNeil Janssen Science Affairs LLC for Inside the Doctors Study: Promising New Strategies in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes: Examining the Role of the Kidney.

Tonglei Li received $93,937 from Vince and Associates for Bio-equivalent Studies of Generic Drugs.

Brian R. Overholser, Wanqing Liu and James E. Tisdale received $60,000 from Indiana Clinical & Translational Science Institute for MicroRNA Regulation of Qt Interval Prolongation in Patients with Heart Failure.

Sonak D. Pastakia received $25,000 from GE Fund for Health on the Ground, Kenya.

Kimberly S. Plake received $10,000 from Heart Failure Society of America for Cognitive Impairment and Depression as Mediators of the Relationship Between Health Literacy and Self-Care: A Proposed Model.

Lynne S. Taylor and Raymond E. Galinsky received $500,000 from PHS-FDA Food and Drug Administration for Formulation, Processing and Performance Interrelationships for Amorphous Solid Dispersions.

Yoon Yeo received $90,000 from Eli Lilly and Company for Development of Environmentally-Adaptive Theranostic Nanoparticles for Cancer Image and Therapy.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Appointments/Elections

Bruce Canaday has been elected president of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education for 2015-16.

John A. Pieper has been selected to serve as 2015 chair of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.

Clark Kebodeaux, Theresa R. Prosser, and Abby W. Yancey have been selected to participate on the Pharmacy Quality Alliance’s new Measurement Development Teams. Kebodeaux will be involved in the “MTM Part D: Specific Drug Therapy Problem (DTP) Resolution” work group, Prosser in the “Transitions of Care: Medication Reconciliation in LTC Setting” group, and Yancey in the “Hospital Admission or ED Visit for Adverse Events Associated with Anticoagulant Medications” group.

The University of Tennessee

Awards

Duane Miller was honored as a fellow of the National Academy of Investors.

Retirements

David K. Solomon, professor of clinical pharmacy

University of Illinois at Chicago

Grants

Richard van Breemen received $541,408 in continuation funding from the NIH/NCCIH for T32 institutional training grant Research Training in Natural Products Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Karol Bruzik, collaborating with Keith Miller of Massachusetts General Hospital, received $270,118 in new subcontract funding from the NIH/NIGMS for P01 grant General Anesthetic Sites on Ligand Gated Ion Channels.

Karol Bruzik, collaborating with Stuart Forman of Massachusetts General Hospital, received $37,326 in new subcontract funding from the NIH/NIGMS for R01 grant General Anesthetic Sites in GABA-A Receptor Subunit Interfacial Pockets.

Joanna Burdette, collaborating with Thomas Meade of Northwestern University, received $172,332 in continuation subcontract funding from the NIH/NIBIB for R01 grant Steroid-Based Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Endocrine Disease.

Joanna Burdette, collaborating with Teresa Woodruff of Northwestern University, received $48,482 in new subcontract funding from the NIH/NCATS for UH3 grant Ex Vivo Female Reproductive Tract Integration in a 3D Microphysiologic System.

Stephanie Y. Crawford received $250,000 in new funding from the McKesson Foundation for Mobilizing for Patients Adherence to Cancer Therapies (mPACT).

Michael Gabay received $96,108 in continuation funding from Takeda Pharmaceuticals for the training program Takeda Pharmaceuticals Residency.

Leslyn Hanakahi received $163,861 in new funding from the NIH/NCI for R21 grant Regulation of Non-Homologous End Joining Through End Processing.

Seungpyo Hong, collaborating with Jianjun Chen of the University of Chicago, received $49,995 in continuation subcontract funding from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for Therapeutic Potential of miR-150 in Treating MLL-Rearranged Leukemias.

Seungpyo Hong received $216,000 in new funding from the NSF Materials Research Division for Hybrid Nanoparticles for Kinetically Controlled Cancer Targeting Using Biomimetic Cell Rolling and Multivalent Binding.

Hyun-Young Jeong, collaborating with Arun Ghosh of Purdue University, received $119,625 in continuation subcontract funding from the NIH/NIGMS for R37 grant Design and Synthesis of Nonpeptide Protease Inhibitors.

Alexander Mankin received $303,050 in continuation funding from the NIH/NIGMS for R01 grant Molecular Mechanisms of Action of Macrolide Antibiotics.

Edith Nutescu received $118,885 in continuation funding from the NIH/NHLBI for K23 grant Anticoagulation Self-Monitoring in Minority Patients.

Dima Qato received $248,719 in new funding from the NIH/NIA for R21 grant Pharmacy Accessibility and Disparities in Adherence to Cardiovascular Medications in the Elderly.

Daniel Touchette received $164,834 in continuation funding from Takeda Pharmaceuticals for the training program Takeda Fellowships.

Glen T. Schumock, A. Simon Pickard and the College have been chosen as recipients of a 2015 Center of Excellence for Comparative Effectiveness Research Educational Program and received $250,032 from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation.

Monsheel Sodhi and her postdoctoral fellow, Evelyn Nwabuisi-Heath, received $15,000 from the Chicago Biomedical Consortium for The Impact of RNA Editing on Major Depressive Disorder.

Gregory Thatcher and Pavel Petukhov, collaborating with Nanduri Prabhakar of the University of Chicago, received $784,748 in new subcontract funding from the NIH/NHLBI for CADET UH2 grant Therapeutic Targeting of Carotid Body for Sleep-Disordered Breathing.

Gregory Thatcher and collaborator Mary Jo Ladu received $233,581 in new funding from the NIH/NIA for R21 grant Potential ApoE Isoform-Specific Detrimental Effects of RXR Agonists in Alzheimer’s Disease. Z.

Jim Wang received $27,000 in new funding from the American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics for program College of Pharmacy Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships.

Z. Jim Wang and collaborators Diana Wilkie and Robert Molokie received $778,692 in new funding from NIH/NHLBI for R01 grant HL-Phenotypic Characterization of Chronic Pain in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease.

University of Maryland

Appointments/Elections

Mary Lynn McPherson has been appointed to the Maryland Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board.

Awards

Jeffrey Gonzales received a 2014 Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation for his contributions to the organization.

Allison Lardieri received a three-month $8,262 grant from Cumberland Pharmaceuticals for Stability of Lactulose (Kristalose) Compared to Polyethylene Glycol (Miralax) at Varying Time Points and in Common Liquids.

Timothy Rocafort received a six-month $36,299 contract from Johns Hopkins Home Health Care for Joint Clinical and Educational Collaboration.

Charmaine Rochester received a 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Outstanding Faculty Diversity Recognition Award from the University of Maryland Baltimore for her volunteer work with two organizations that assist victims of human trafficking.

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner received a one-year $5,000 contract from MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, for Physician Dispensing in Maryland: An Educational Series.

Leah C. Sera received a one-year $89,572 contract from MedStar Health for Medstar Montgomery Medical Center.

Xian Shen received a one-year $25,000 grant from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation for Impact of Characteristics of Medicare Part D Plans on Medication Adherence among Randomized Beneficiaries with Low-Income Subsidies.

Bruce Stuart received a four-month $20,000 contract from Pfizer for Assessing the Costs of Disability among Medicare Beneficiaries.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Appointments/Elections

Robert Hughes, research assistant professor

Stephanie N. Kiser, clinical assistant professor and director of wellness and rural health

Awards

Macary W. Marciniak, American Pharmacists Association, 2015 Outstanding Chapter Adviser

Joe Moose, American Pharmacists Association, 2015 Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award

Grants

Eric Bachelder; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International; $174,721; Tolerogenic Nanoparticle Vaccine for the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

Stacy Bailey; Northwestern University; $41,927; Evaluation of the Impact of California State Policy for Patient-Centered Prescription Drug Labeling

Stephen F. Eckel; Baxter Healthcare Corporation; $49,997; Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Benefits of Technology-Assisted Workflow on IV Room Efficiency, Costs, and Safety (TIRES study)

Stephen Frye; Leidos Biomedical Research; $199,079; Task Order #8-BOA under 5-58589 as a Comprehensive Chemical Biology Screening Center (Master (BOA) Agreement IPF#09-5399)

Michael Jay; University of Connecticut; $119,878; Dissolution Methods for Predicting Bioequivalence of Ocular Semisolid Formulations

Rudolph Juliano; Indiana University; $176,900; UNC Probe Delivery Core: Center for Advanced Renal Microscopic Analysis

Sam Lai; Boston University; $167,784; Optimizing Plantibodies for Trapping HIV and HSV in Cervicovaginal Mucus

Sam Lai; NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; $188,267; Prevalence and Characteristics of Anti-PEG Antibodies in Humans

David Lawrence; National Cancer Institute; $259,317; Synthetic Regulators of Tyrosine Protein Kinase

Jian Liu; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; $37,240; In Situ Regeneration of Bioactive Surfaces: Rechargeable Antithrombogenic Films

Betsy L. Sleath; Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute; $1,923,584; Using Question Prompt Lists during Pediatric Asthma Visits to Increase Child Involvement

Alexander Tropsha; Applied Research Associates, Inc.; $100,000; UNC-BioGears Partnership

Tim Wiltshire; University of Pennsylvania; $25,000; Personalization of Therapeutic Efficacy and Risk

Promotions

Wendy C. Cox, clinical associate professor

University of Pittsburgh

Awards

Sandra L. Kane-Gill was appointed editor of the Critical Connections newsmagazine.

Grants

Tom Nolin, co-principal investigator, Drug Metabolizing Enzyme and Transporter Function in Chronic Kidney Disease, National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Olufunmilola Odukoya, Pharmacist-led Improvements to Care Coordination for Patients on Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics Transitioning from Hospital to Home, Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association

Janice Pringle, Phase II, Overdose Prevention, PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency

Da Yang, miR-506 as a Novel Therapy of OvCa Targeting Metastasis and Drug Resistance, Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

Promotions

Tanya Fabian was promoted to associate professor of pharmacy and therapeutics.

Pamela Smithburger was promoted to associate professor of pharmacy and therapeutics.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Appointments/Elections

Gretchen Brophy has been named an editorial board member of Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature  Management.

H. Thomas Karnes retired on Feb. 28, after 30 years with the school, and was appointed professor emeritus of pharmaceutics.

Cynthia K. Kirkwood, interim associate dean for academic affairs

Leticia Moczygemba has been appointed to the advisory boards of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association and Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.

Evan Sisson has been named chairman of the Richmond Center for High Blood Pressure board of directors.

Douglas Sweet, interim chairman, Department of Pharmaceutics

Awards

Gretchen M. Brophy received a presidential citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. 

Umesh R. Desai has been named director of VCU’s Institute for Structural Biology and Drug Discovery.

Sharon Gatewood has been named a fellow of the American Pharmacists Association.

David A. Holdford will receive the 2015 American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmaceutical Research Wiederholt Prize for “Adherence and Persistence Associated With Appointment-Based Medication Synchronization Program.”

Leticia Moczygemba and Benjamin Van Tassell have been named VCU Blick Scholars, a program that supports research for outstanding achievers at the assistant professor level.

Thomas P. Reinders has been named the U.S. Pharmacopeia representative to the United States Adopted Names Council.

Jürgen Venitz has been named chairman of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee. 

Susanna Wu-Pong has been named to the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Board of Grants.

Grants

Dave Dixon, AACP New Investigator Award, $10,000, “Nighttime Dosing of Amlodipine Versus Lisinopril in Non-Dipping American Americans.”

Washington State University

Appointments/Elections

Peeyush Goel, postdoctoral research associate, experimental and systems pharmacology

Heidi Medford, postdoctoral research associate, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Connie M. Remsberg has been appointed the new director of advancement of teaching and learning excellence for the WSU College of Pharmacy.

Angela Stewart has been appointed the director for the Doctor of Pharmacy program in Yakima, Washington.

Pingyao Zeng, research associate, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Fan Zhang, postdoctoral research associate, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Wayne State University

Appointments/Elections

Howard Normile was appointed interim dean of the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Awards

Mary Beth O’Connell, elected distinguished scholar and fellow of the National Academies of Practice

Promotions

Timothy L. Stemmler, assistant dean, Post-Doctoral Office, Graduate School

Emerging Schools and Institutions

Keck Graduate Institute

Appointments/Elections

Gail Orum-Alexander, associate dean for assessment and faculty development and professor of clinical and administrative sciences

Samit Shah, appointed to the Sidney J. Weinberg Professor endowed professorship

Armen Simonian, appointed interim chair, Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences

 

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