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Manchester University

Appointments/Elections

Diane M. Calinski, director of pharmacogenomics program operations

David F. Kisor, director of pharmacogenomics education

Purdue University

Grants

Eric L. Barker received $650,000 and $432,743 from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for “Analytic-Directed Multi-Scale Synthesis System.”

Stephen R. Byrn received $163,280 from University of Chicago for “Pre-clinical Development of Myosolvins, a New Class of Medicine.”

Vincent J. Davisson received $50,000 from National Science Foundation for “Assay Technology for Low Abundance Biomarker Quantification.”

Emily C. Dykhuizen received $100,000 from the V Foundation for Cancer Research for “Chroma-tin Targeting by the Bromodomains of PBRM1, a Tumor Suppressor Subunit of the P-BAF Chromatin Remodeling Complex.”

Arun K. Ghosh received $510,574 and $100,000 from National Institutes of Health for “Design and Synthesis of Nonpeptide Protease Inhibitors.”

Marlene O. Heeg received $150,000 from Genzyme Corporation for “MS Forum III: Charging Ahead: Latest Updates in Diagnosis, Management and Therapies on the Horizon;” $1,878,797 from Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. for “2016-2017 PBC Centers of Educational Expertise;” $250,000 from Abbvie Inc. for “2016-2017 GALA HCV Resistance Meeting Series;” and $95,000 from Astellas Pharma U.S. Inc., for “Peerview In-clinic Curriculum, Applying the Latest Evidence and Recommendations to Deliver Interdisciplinary, Patient-Centered Care to Patients with Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer in the Veterans.”

Heeg also received $60,000 from AbbVie Inc. for “Sub-Optimal Outcomes Create Substantial Challenges: Moving the Mark in IBD Management;” $150,000 from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation for “Therapeutic Decision Making with Consideration of Patient Preferences and Risk-Tolerance;” $20,000 from Prometheus Laboratories Inc. for “Sub-Optimal Outcomes Create Substantial Challenges: Moving the Mark in IBD Management;” and $200,000 from Merck & Company Inc. for “2016-2017 Gala HCV Resistance Meeting Series.”

Additionally, Heeg received $62,792 from Genzyme Corporation for “Applying Evidence-Based Management Strategies for Patients with MS: An Educational Data Continuum;” $198,180 from Takeda Pharmaceutical International Inc. US Region for “Increasing Patient Access to Biologic Therapy in IBD: Practical Strategies to Minimize the Burden of Prior Authorization and Improve the Provider-Payer Relationship (150204275);” $100,000 from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation for “from Psoriasis to Psoriatic Arthritis; Incorporating Advances to Individualize Treatment;” and $299,405 from American Regent for “Mechanistic Approaches to IBD: Current and Future Management Strategies.”

Marlene O. Heeg received $100,000 from Janssen Scientific Affairs for “Mechanistic Approaches to IBD: Current & Future Management Strategies” and $25,000 from Celgene Corporation for “From Psoriasis to Psoriatic Arthritis; Incorporating Advances to Individualize Treatment.”

Gregory H. Hockerman received $5,000 from Showalter Trust for “2015 Showalter Scholar Awards.”

Changdeng Hu received $5,000 from Showalter Trust for “FY 16-17 Showalter Scholars.”

Jane E. Krause received $5,000 from Coalition for a Drug Free Tippecanoe County for “Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse on Campus: a Continuing Project.”

Douglas J. Lacount received $271,250 from Washington University for “Defining the Role of Host Factors in Ebola Virus RNA Synthesis.”

Tonglei Li received $99,495 from Vince and Associates for “Bioequivalence Study of Lamotrigine Extended Release Tablets in Healthy Subjects.”

Wanqing Liu received $144,153 from National Institutes of Health for “Administrative Supplement to: Big Data Training for Translational Omics Research” and $405,048 from National Institutes of Health for “Fatty Acid Desaturase 1 (FADS1) Variants and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.”

Michael D. Murray received $115,068 from Regenstrief Institute for Health Care for “Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) 2011 Research Collaborations; Amendment 5.”

Sonak D. Pastakia and Chelsea R. Pekny received $99,959 from Vanderbilt University for “The Impact of Peer-Enhanced Delivery Model into the Multidisciplinary Care Team on Inpatient Diabetes Management on the Adult Medicine Wards at a Large Referral Hospital in Western Kenya.”

Sonak D. Pastakia received $30,000 from Indiana University for “Celgene 2015 Gift.”

Rodolfo Pinal received $35,000 from AbbVie Inc. and $4,600 from Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP for “Center for Pharmaceutical Processing Research Consortium.”

Carol B. Post received $328,806 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science for “Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Structure of Peptide and Protein Complexes.”

Amy H. Sheehan received $86,954 from Janssen Scientific Affairs for “FDA/Purdue/ Janssen Scientific Affairs Regulatory Pharmaceutical Fellowship” and $156,342 from Takeda Pharmaceutical International Inc. US Region for “Takeda-Purdue Regulatory Fellowship.”

Margie E. Snyder received $143,697 from PHS-AHRQ Agency/Healthcare Res & Quality for “Enhancing Clinical Decision Support Applications for Community Pharmacist-Delivered Medication Therapy Management.”

Lynne S. Taylor received $443,052 from U.S. Department of Education for “Pharmaceutical Engineering 2015 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN)” and $117,612 from Anasys Instruments for “AFM Based Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy (AFM-IR) as a Characterization Platform for Solubility Enhancing Drug Delivery Systems; Year 2.”

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.”

Lynne S. Taylor and Qi Zhou received $673,871 from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for “CMC Pilot Project to Evaluate Novel Drug Product Manufacturing Technologies.”

Joseph Thomas and Suyuan Zhang received $50,067 from Pfizer Inc. for “Sickle Cell Disease Cost of Treatment; Change Order 2.”

James E. Tisdale and Carol A. Ott received $4,968 from American College of Clinical Pharmacy for “Methadone-Induced QT Interval Prolongation in a Narcotic Treatment Center: Identifying Patients at Risk and Simplifying ECG Monitoring.”

James E. Tisdale and Margie E. Snyder received $5,000 from Heart Rhythm Society for “Screening for Atrial Fibrillation in Community Pharmacies.”

Elizabeth M. Topp received $103,613 from Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. for “Solid-State Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange with Mass Spectrometric Analysis (ssHDX-MS) for a Lyophilized Monoclonal.”

Val J. Watts received $442,159 from PHS-NIH National Institute of Mental Health for “Understanding Adaptive Signaling of Neuronal Adenyly Cyclases Using siRNA.”

Kara D. Weatherman received $52,979 from Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA for “Evaluation of Tevadaptor in Radiology Applications” and $10,000 from Cardinal Health for “Nuclear Pharmacy Educational Efforts and Radiopharmaceutical Safety.”

Michael K. Wendt received $136,829 and $792,000 from American Cancer Society for “Targeting Matrix- Mediated Drug Resistance in Metastatic Breast Cancer.”

Danzhou Yang received $383,638 from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute for “Modulating c-MYC Transcription by G-Quadruplex-Interactive Small Molecules.”

Yoon Yeo received $5,000 from Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau for “Hassan Tamam Voluntary Support;” $5,000 from Showalter Trust for “2014 Showalter Awards;” and $158,095 from University of Chicago for “Image-Guided Radiation-Induced Permeability (IGRIP) for IGDD.”

Yoon Yeo and Raymond E. Galinsky received $30,000 from Purdue University for “Nanoparticle-Based Delivery of Proteasome Inhibitors for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Therapy.”

Zhong-Yin Zhang received $313,875 from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute for “Structure/ Function of Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases;” $73,743 from R.L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center for “R.L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center for Deanna Kania;” and $12,936 from R.L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center for “Intergovernmental Personnel Assignment (IPA) Agreement with Richard L. Roudebush VAMC.”

Alan J. Zillich received $81,209 from R.L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center for “R.L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center.”

Alan J. Zillich and Kellie Jones Weddle received $92,774 from Indiana University Health for “Co Funded Position with IU Health.”

The University of Mississippi

Appointments/Elections

Kim Adcock, professor, pharmacy practice

Allison Bell, secretary, Mississippi College of Clinical Pharmacy

John Bentley, chair, SAS Section, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Lauren Bloodworth, vice president, Mississippi Pharmacists Association

David Colby, director of academic affairs, biomolecular sciences

Laurie Fleming, clinical associate professor, pharmacy practice

Joshua Fleming was elected senior delegate for the Mississippi Society of Health System Pharmacists, and member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Ambulatory Care Section Advisory Group on Ambulatory Care Medication Management.

Seena Haines was elected president-elect of the Mississippi College of Clinical Pharmacy, appointed member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Joint Section and Forum Leadership Development Advisory Panel,.

Additionally Haines was appointed member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners, Nominations Committee and member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Council for Workforce Development.

Stuart T. Haines was appointed member of the Alliance of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp), Education Committee and member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Nominations Committee.

Travis King was appointed chair of the Clinical Practice Affairs Committee and member of the 2016 Annual Meeting Programming Committee for American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Additionally, King was appointed chair for the Society of Infectious Diseases’ 2016 Annual Meeting Programming Committee, and member of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and Chancellor’s Standing Committee on Recruitment, Admissions, Orientation and Advising and Chancellor’s Standing Committee on Athletics Compliance

Anne Marie Liles, president, Mississippi College of Clinical Pharmacy

Katie McClendon, appointed member, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2018 Annual Meeting Programming Committee

Jay Pitcock, clinical associate professor, pharmacy practice

Sujith Ramachandran, assistant professor, pharmacy administration

John Rimoldi, director of research and graduate affairs, biomolecular sciences

Kayla Stover was appointed past-chair of the Society of Infectious Diseases Inter-Organizational Committee and elected member of the University of Mississippi Research Board.

Additionally, Stover was elected chair of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Infectious Diseases Practice Research Network (ID PRN), and board liaison for both the ID PRN Research Committee and ID PRN Publications Committee.

Jamie Wagner was elected member and 2017 treasurer for the Mississippi College of Clinical Pharmacy, and appointed member of the Mississippi Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2017 Education Committee.

Additionally, Wagner was appointed a member of the AACP 2017 Pharmacy Practice Section Membership Committee and member of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists’ 2016-2018 Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, Webinar Subcommittee, Long-Term Acute Care Subcommittee (chair) and 2015-2016 Programming Committee. Wagner also was appointed member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2015-2018 Infectious Diseases PRN Programming Committee (vice chair, 2016-2017).

Awards

Stuart T. Haines, Robert M. Elenbaas Service Award, American College of Clinical Pharmacy

Joshua Fleming, Mississippi Society of Health System Pharmacy Pharmacist of the Year

Laurie Fleming, Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award, American Pharmacists Association

Katie McClendon, fellow, American College of Clinical Pharmacy

Meagen Rosenthal, co-author of the paper that received the 2016 Best Paper award from the journal Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.

Leigh Ann Ross, fellow, American Pharmacists Association

Grants

Xing-Cong Li, “Biochemical Characterization of a Complex Microbial Fermentation Product,” NIH

Marc Slattery and Deborah Gochfeld, “Collaborative Research: Dimensions: Evolutionary ecology of sponges and their microbiome drives sponge diversity on coral reefs,” NSF

Marc Slattery and Deborah Gochfeld, “Mesophotic coral ecosystems: refugia for lionfish at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary?” NOAA

Marc Slattery, “Collaborative Research: Sponge Growth is Nitrogen Limited Over the Shallow to Mesophotic Depth Gradient,” NSF

Joshua Fleming, ASHP Foundation Residency Expansion Grant, $25,000; Used to support addition of second Ambulatory Care Resident

Lena McDowell, Lauren Bloodworth - APhA Foundation Incentive Grant, $1,000; Used to support resident research project

Leigh Ann Ross/Lauren Bloodworth (CBRP), NACDS Foundation Transitions in Care Grant, $600,000 (April 2014 - December 2017); To improve transition in care and health outcomes through MTM services.

Leigh Ann Ross/Lauren Bloodworth (CBRP), UMMC MS Diabetes Health Care Network Initiative (“Telehealth”), Year 3, $129,235; To improve the health of patients with diabetes by bringing multiple different health care resources to the community through use of technology (telehealth).

Leigh Ann Ross/Lauren Bloodworth (CBRP) received $459,078 for MSDH/CDC Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Year 6, and $465,763 for MSDH/CDC Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Year 7, To provide MTM services to patients who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. They also received $42,915 for MSPHI Together on Diabetes (2016), and $42,981 for MSPHI Together on Diabetes (2017), To integrate MTM services and evaluate the impact on patient care.

Leigh Ann Ross/Lauren Bloodworth (Residency) received $50,000 from NACDS Foundation Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project and $120,720 from Tyson Drug Co., To expand the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program.

Leigh Ann Ross, Mosby’s Drug Store, LLC, $11,500; To provide support to the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program.

Promotions

John Bentley, chair, department of pharmacy administration

Donna West-Strum, associate provost, University of Mississippi (formerly chair of the department of pharmacy administration)

Kristie Willett, chair, department of biomolecular sciences

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Promotions

Nicole Albanese, clinical associate professor, pharmacy practice

Gina Prescott, clinical associate professor, pharmacy practice

Grants

Joseph Balthasar received a $1,827,130 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study Catch and Release Immunotoxins: CAR-Bombs for Cancer

Robert Bies received a $276,699 grant from the Department of Defense to study Understanding the Relative Contributions of and Critical Enzymes for the Three Pathways for Intracrine Metabolism of Testicular Androgens in Advanced Prostate Cancer.

Jun Qu received a $150,000 grant from UCB Biopharma SPRL to study Novel methods for urine di-peptide biomarker. He also received a $75,000 grant from CH3 BioSystems LLC to study STTR - Drug Discovery Platform For Protein Arginine Methyltransferase Inhibitors.

Ying Xu received a $111,770 grant from Tetra Discovery Partners to study SBIR - Phosphodiesterase-4B (PDE4B) Inhibitors for Psychiatric.

University of Illinois at Chicago

Grants

Joanna Burdette received $20,000 from the TEAL (Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer) Foundation for her project “Identifying the Markers of Cancer Initiation and Progression that are Altered Upon Loss of PTEN in FTE.” Burdette also received $18,000 as a subcontract PI on an R15 grant from the NIH/NIGMS for the project “Asymmetric synthesis of highly functionalized lactones and lactams using a chiral Bronsted acid.” She is collaborating with Kimberly Petersen from UNC Greensboro.

Yang Liu (Pauli lab) received $25,000 as a Global Fellow from the U.S Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) to support his research on “Development of Electronic Reference Standards for Mass Balance Analysis of Dietary Supplements.”

Edith Nutescu is Consortium Co-Investigator and UIC site PI on a 5 year $9.5 million U54 grant from NIH/NIHMD for the project “African American Cardiovascular Pharmacogenetic Consortium (Account): Discovery and Translation.” The UIC component of the grant is funded $705,105 and headed by consortium investigator Minoli Perera (Northwestern University).

Dima Qato was awarded $70,000 from BLue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois for her project “Pharmacy Deserts and its Impact on Access to Care.”

Lijun Rong of the College of Medicine and co-I Greg Thatcher received $91,800 from the NIH for their project “Furopyrroless as Novel Anti-Ebola Agents.”

Greg Thatcher and co-investigator Lijun Rong of the College of Medicine also received another grant for $150,001 for their project “4- (Aminomethyl) Benzamides as Novel Anti-Ebola Agents.”

Yeuting Wang and co-investigators Greg Thatcher and Mary Ladu (Anatomy and Cell Biology) received $152,003 for an R42 STTR grant from NIH for their project “Nomethiazoles harnessing GABA and NO Mimetic Activity for Alzheimer's Therapy.”

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Appointments/Elections

Dong Fu, research assistant professor

Grants

Kristy Ainslie received $38,717 from NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for Host Targeted Therapy for Drug Resistant Salmonella and Francisella infection and $40,000 from Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation for Novel Scaffold with Tunable Temporal Drug Release for Treatment of Glioblastoma.

Jeff Aube received $80,817 from University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc., for Molecular Cancer Therapy Targeting HuR-ARE Interaction; $80,817 from University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. for Small molecules modulating RNA-binding protein MSI1; and $526,905.00 from Cornell University Medical Campus for Tri-Institutional TB Research Unit: Persistence and Latency 1u19ai111143 - Chemistry Core.

Stacy Bailey received $39,938 for A Universal Medication Schedule to Promote Adherence to Complex Drug Regimens, $71,559 for Testing a medication risk communication and surveillance strategy: The EMC2 Trial and $85,521 for Electronic Health Record-Based Medication Complete Communication (EMC2) Strategy, from Northwestern University.

Bailey also received $76,449 from Merck Sharp and Dohme for Developing and Testing an Electronic Health Record-Based Strategy for the Routine Assessment of Medication Self-Management Skills among Primary Care Patients with Complex Drug Regimens.

Susan Blalock, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, $1,245,064, Enhancing patient ability to understand and utilize complex information concerning medication self-management

Kim Brouwer, NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences, $585,275, Altered Hepatic Disposition of Anionic Drugs-Mechanisms

Yanguang Cao, DHHS Food and Drug Administration, $95,397 and $264,064, Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Model for Drugs Encapsulated into Liposomes (U01)

Mackenzie Cottrell, Eastern Virginia Medical School, $60,158, Pharmacokinetics Testing for: CONRAD A15-140, titled Phase I Exploratory PharmacodynamicStudy of Tenofovir-Based Products

Stacie Dusetzina, University of Chicago, $202,995, Access to and Value of Treatment Innovation Study

Joel Farley, Community Care of North Carolina, $614,007, Year 3: Farley Subaward to Community Care of North Carolina

Stefanie Ferreri, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, $350,000, Implementing an Integrative Falls Prevention Program for High-Risk Patients in Community Pharmacies

Alan Forrest, University of Michigan, $78,618, Optimizing Clinical Use of Polymyxin B: Teaching an Old Drug to Treat Superbugs

Daniel Gonzalez, Duke University, $78,201, SOLI Solithromycin Pediatric Development Program (Phase II/III Trials)

Huang, Leaf, NIH National Cancer Institute, $250,298, Nano Approaches to Modulate Host Cell Response for Cancer Therapy

Federico Innocenti, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Foundation, $422,033, ACTO_Appendix IIB to CALGB/SWOG C80405

Timothy Ives, University of Iowa, $36,670, MEDication Focused Outpatient Care for Underutilization of Secondary Prevention

Lindsey James, Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research, $225,623, Development of MPP8 Inhibitors as a Novel Approach for HIV Latency Disruption

Michael Jay, Dignify Therapeutics, $370,380, STTR: Delivery of Peptides for Inducing Voiding Associated with Neurological Retention

Alexander Kabanov received $372,147 from NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for Nanoformulation of the Neuroprotectant BDNF for Treatment of Stroke and $62,094 from Neuro10-9 Pharma, Inc. for STTR: Nasal Leptin Polymer Conjugate for Treatment of Obesity.

Angela Kashuba, Gilead Sciences, Inc., $69,839, Dose Proportionality of TFV-DP in Mucosal Tissue, and Endogenous Nucleotide Quantification, After a Single Dose of GS-7430 in Women

Jennifer Lafata received $84,246 and $8,146.00 from Kaiser Foundation Research Institute for CRN4: Cancer Research Resources & Collaboration in Integrated Health Care Systems. Lafata also received $653,127 from NIH National Cancer Institute for e-Assist: A Post-Visit Patient Portal Tool to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening and $15,241 from Virginia Commonwealth University for $Sub to VCU: An Interactive Preventive Health Record to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening.

Sam Lai, NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, $55,094, Engineering Temperate Bacteriophages for Induced Secretion of Proteins and Peptides by Oral Streptococcus Mitis

Kuo-Hsiung Lee, Duke University, $36,795, Quinolizidines as Novel HIV-1 Entry Inhibitors

Jian Liu received $37,430 from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for In Situ Regeneration of Bioactive Surfaces: Rechargeable Anti-thrombogenic Films; $300,000 from DHHS Food and Drug Administration for Probing the Heparin Structural Elements For High Risk of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and $50,000 from Glycan Therapeutics Inc. for SBIR: Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Heparan Sulfate Oligosaccharides.

James Luft, SUNY at Stony Brook, $50,000, EFRC: Center for Mesoscale Transport Properties

Robert McGinty, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, $53,389, Structural Studies of the MLL1 Core Methyltransferase Complex

Nicole Pinelli, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, $49,893.30, Intravenous Exenatide Infusion in Critically Ill Neurologic Injured Patients: A Proof of Concept Study

Sleath, Betsy, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, $32,420, Using Question Prompt Lists during Pediatric Asthma Visits to Increase Child Involvement

Alexander Tropsha received $117,289 from Pfizer, Inc. for Development of a State-of-the-Art Model of Free Energy of Fusion to Facilitate Accurate Solubility Predictions in Any Solvent System and $437,810 from NIH National Cancer Institute for Drug Repurposing for Cancer Therapy: from Man to Molecules to Man.

Tim Wiltshire, North Carolina State University, $118,496, Systems Toxicogenomics of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Brain

Xiao Xiao, Indiana University, $116,139, UNC Probe Delivery Core: Center for Advanced Renal Microscopic Analysis

Promotions

Kristy Ainslie, granted tenure.

Stephanie Ferreri, promoted to professor.

Paul Watkins, named Ferguson Distinguished Professor.

Retirements

Dhiren Thakker, professor and associate dean for entrepreneurial development

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Appointments/Elections

Nicole Brandt has been appointed to the National Committee for Quality Assurances’ Geriatric Measurement Advisory Panel.

Andrew Coop has been appointed to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee.

Susan dosReis has been appointed to the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education’s Board of Grants.

Hillary Edwards has been appointed to the Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research’s Emerging Professionals Working Group.

Ebere Onukwugha has been named an associate editor of the journal Ethnicity & Disease.

Brent Reed has been appointed to the editorial board of the journal Pharmacotherapy.

Charmaine Rochester has been elected chair and treasurer of the Maryland Board of Pharmacy’s Practice Committee.

Mona Tsoukleris has been elected to the Association of Asthma Educators' Board of Directors.

Awards

George Anagnostou and Shannon Tucker completed the ExamSoft Certification Program demonstrating their knowledge of best practices in the creation and support of exams and users.

Andrew Coop received an eight-month $92,405 grant from the University of Michigan and an eight-month $88,943 grant from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, both for “Preclinical Identification of Better Antimuscarinic Antidepressants”

Natalie D. Eddington received a one-year $458,622 contract from Dimensions Health Prince George’s Hospital Center for “Interprofessional Transitions of Care Services, Chronic Disease Management, and Supplemental Access to Local Primary Care.”

Joga Gobburu received a 28-month $111,000 grant from the Gates Foundation for “6mo-DMPA Modeling & Simulation Project.”

Emily Heil received a $60,000 award from the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists for a pharmacotherapy residency.

Stephen Hoag received a one-year $32,000 contract from the Food and Drug Administration for “Professional Service for Manufacturing an In Vitro Component of an Assessment of a Proposed In Vitro Bioequivalence Approach for Evaluating Generic and New Animal Formulations.” He also received a two and a half year $89,746 contract from Battelle Memorial Institute for “Effect of pH of Smokeless Tobacco Products on the Pharmacokinetics of Nicotine in Current Users,” and an eight-month $112,143 contract from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology and Education for “Excipient Risk Assessment Database.”

Lisa Jones received a five-year $965,818 grant from the National Science Foundation for “CAREER: Development of an In Cell Footprinting Method for the Analysis of Protein Structure.”

Alex MacKerell received a one-year $60,319 contract from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for “LRRK2 Dimerization and Therapeutic Evaluation” and a two-year $307,220 contract from SilcsBio for “Pre-computed Free Energy Maps for Rapid Structure-based Ligand Design.”

Jacqueline Milani received a one-year $59,612 contract from Ocular Therapeutix for “Device Exposure Registry: A Post-Approval Observational Registry of ReSure Selanet to Track the Incidence of Endophthalmitis after Sealing Corneal Incisions in Patients Undergoing Clear Corneal Cataract Surgery.”

C. Daniel Mullins received a two-year $1,023,719 contract from Westat for “Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Scientific and Lay Training.”

Ebere Onukwugha received a six-month $380,839 contract from Pfizer for “Clinical and Economic Burden of Illness and Natural History Study in the U.S. Medicare Parkinson's Disease Population.”

Paul Shapiro received a one-year $440,160 grant from the National Institutes of Health for “Evaluation of Novel Substrate Specific Inhibitors of ERK1/2 in the Treatment of Asthma.”

Fadia Shaya received a one-year $380,000 grant from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) for “Evaluation and Technical Assistance Services for the Maryland Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Prevention Program FY17.” She also received a one-year $190,000 contract from DHMH for “Technical Assistance & Evaluation of the Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnership for a Successful Initiative,” and an eight-month $315,681 contract from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for “SPF Rx.”

Jana Shen received a nine-month $62,934 subcontract from Arizona State University for “Molecular Mechanisms of Secondary Active Transporters.”

Peter Swaan received a five-year $1,749,829 grant from the National Institutes of Health for Structural Biology of the Apical Bile Acid Transporter.”

Sarah Tom received a one-year $223,216 grant from Novartis for “Value and Access to New Drug Products in the Part D Market.”

Hongbing Wang received a one-year $99,998 contract from Maryland Industrial Partnerships for “HepaChipTM Liver-on-a-Chip for Drug Hepatotoxicity.”

Retirements

Bruce Stuart retired from the School of Pharmacy after 19 years of service. He has been named a professor emeritus.

Washington State University

Grants

Jean-Baptiste Roullet and K. Michael Gibson received $305,616 over five years from the Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SSADH) Association for “SSADHD Biorepository.”

David Liu received $452,841 over three years from the National Institutes of Health for “Mechanism of ATF5 addition in breast cancer.”

Kathryn E. Meier received continued funding in the amount of $27,000 over three years from the American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) for the WSU College of Pharmacy’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program.

Kimberly McKeirnan, Kyle Frazier and Linda Garrelts MacLean received $5,847 over six months from Albertsons Companies, LLC for “Idaho Pharmacy Technician Immunization Training (pilot).”

Joshua J. Neumiller, Brian J. Gates and two others received $13,488 from the Empire Health Foundation for “Preserving self: empowering older persons who take multiple medications.”

Zhenjia Wang and one other received a non-monetary grant from the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for access to EMSL facilities to support “Morphology and protein profile of bacterium-membrane-formed nanovesicles.”

Lisa Woodard received $10,000 over one year from the Washington State Department of Health and Spokane Regional Health District to continue “State and local public health actions to prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.” The project was originally funded through the Spokane-based non-profit organization Better Health Together under the title, “1422 grant to improve health for all Americans.”

Virginia Commonwealth University 

Appointments/Elections

Dave Dixon has been elected a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is one of only five pharmacists to have been accorded this honor.

Michael Hindle has been appointed to the Peter R. Byron Distinguished Professorship.

Quamrun Masuda is a member of the AACP Academic Affairs Standing Committee.

Teresa Salgado has been appointed to the Pharmacy Practice Advisory Board.

Evan Sisson has been appointed to the Diabetic Living Advisory Board.

Patty Slattum has been appointed to the Victor A. Yanchick Professorship.

Awards

Sharon Gatewood received the 2017 American Pharmacists AssociationAcademy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Distinguished Achievement in Service Award.

Abigale Matulewicz and K.C. Ogbonna received two of the top “10 Under 10” Awards from the Virginia Pharmacists Association’s Academy of New and Future Practitioners.

Tom Reinders, emeritus professor, received the American Pharmacists Association’s 2017 Gloria Niemeyer Francke Leadership Mentor Award.

Grants

Karolina Aberg, principal investigator, National Institute of Mental Health, “Schizophrenia Case-Control Study of Neonatal and Post Onset Methylomes,” $2.1 million.

Michael Hindle, co-principal investigator, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, “High Efficiency Aerosol Delivery Using the Excipient Enhanced Growth Concept: A Human Proof of Concept Study,” $2.4 million.

Pramit Nadpara, AACP New Investigator Award, “Duration of First-Line Chemotherapy for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Survival Among the Elderly,” $10,000.

Shaunna Clark Verhulst, VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research Endowment Fund, “Human Brain DNA Methylation Signatures of Alcohol Addiction,” $49,995.

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