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September 2016 

Keck Graduate Institute

Appointments/Elections

Samit Shah, associate dean of academic affairs.

Purdue University

Grants

Noll L. Campbell received $142,448 from PHS-NIH National Institute on Aging for “Evaluating the Adverse Cognitive Effects of Medications.”

Noll L. Campbell and Alan J. Zillich received $73,191 from Indiana University for “Brain Health Patient Safety Learning Laboratory.”

Vincent J. Davisson and Michael K. Wendt received $30,000 from Purdue University for “Synthetic Lethal Antagonist Combinations Targeting DNA Repair Protein Interactions.”

Vincent J. Davisson received $104,908 from Purdue University for “Biomek Cell Workstation for Pharmaceutical Sciences Research.”

Daniel P. Flaherty received $103,046 from University of Rochester for “RNase E on Novel New Gram-Negative Antimicrobial Target.”

Robert L. Geahlen received $329,791 from PHS-NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for “Tyrosine Kinases and Lymphocyte Activation.”

Arun K. Ghosh received $26,457 from Kumamoto University for “Development of Anti-retroviral Non-PI Agents that Penetrate Central Nervous System and Exert Potent Activity Against Various HIV-1.”

Marlene O. Heeg received $10,000 from UCB Inc. for “2016 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Advances National Educational Series.” She also received $200,000 from Abbvie Inc. for “2016 Arthros City Rounds Series;” $10,000 from Sanofi-Aventis for “2016 Arthros City Rounds Series;” $75,000 from Avanir Pharmaceuticals Information Services for “Evidence in Practice: the Evolving Migraine Paradigm;” and $10,000 from Indivior Inc. for “Opioid Use Disorder.”

In addition, Heeg received $10,000 from Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. for “Peerview Inclinic Curriculum, Applying the Latest Evidence and Recommendations to Deliver Interdisciplinary, Patient-Centered Care to Patients with Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer in the Veterans;” $498,687 from American Regent for “Precision Medicine and Novel Therapeutics in IBD “ National Symposia Series;” $30,000 from Janssen Scientific Affairs for “2016 Arthros City Rounds Series;” $498,687 from Janssen Scientific Affairs for “Precision Medicine and Novel Therapeutics in IBD “ National Symposia Series;” and $418,027 from Shire Pharmaceuticals for “Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, and Dysfunctions Consults.

She also received $50,000 from Takeda Pharmaceutical International Inc. U.S. Region for “2015 GIHF National Inflammatory Bowel Disease Educational Initiative” and $79,387 from Alkermes, Inc. for “Opioid Use Disorder.”

Karen S. Hudmon received $325,829 from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute for “Standardized Patients to Assess Competency in Tobacco Cessation Counseling.”

Tonglei Li received $50,591 from Vince and Associates for “Bioequivalent Studies of Generic Drugs.”

Wanqing Lig received $159,868 from PHS-NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering for “Big Data Training for Translational Omics Research.”

Nicole L. Olenik received $2,000 from Fred Run Ltd. For “Pharmacy Diabetes Education Program.”

Brian R. Overholser and James E. Tisdale received $154,000 from American Heart Association for “Pathophysiological Regulation of KCNH2 in Heart Failure.”

Jean-Christophe Rochet received $333,514 from PHS-NIH National Institute of Environment Health Science for “Mechanisms of Phip-Induced Dopaminergic Neurotoxicity.”

Margie E. Snyder, Matthew M. Murawski, Carol A. Ott, Joseph Thomas and Alan J. Zillich received $39,900 from Community Pharmacy Foundation for “The Impact of Community Pharmacy-Delivered Medication Synchronization on Healthcare Utilization and Costs.”

Lynne S. Taylor received $250,652 from National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education for “Inter-Relations Between Spray Drying Process Parameters and Product Performance for Formulations of Poorly Water Soluble Compounds.”

Elizabeth M. Topp received $250,000 from Pharmaceutical Technology and Education for “Effect of Formulation and Process Variations on Aggregation in Model Therapeutic Proteins: Impact of Scale-Up Reporting Requirements.”

Yoon Yeo received $232,500 from PHS-NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for “Polysaccharide-Based Endotoxin Antagonist for the Treatment of Sepsis.”

Yoon Yeo received $150,000 from National Science Foundation for “Targeted Delivery of Antimicrobial Peptides to Intracellular Bacterial Pathogens.”

Zhong-Yin Zhang received $244,726 and $1,299 from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute for “Structure/Function of Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases.”

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Appointments/Elections

Robin Milton joined as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice and will be a part-time experiential education faculty located in Tulsa.

Debra Stevens joined as the new psychiatric clinical pharmacy specialist.

Promotions

Krista Brooks was promoted to associate professor and received tenure.

Les Ramos was named associate dean.

The University of Findlay

Appointments/Elections

Richard W. Dudley (associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences), 2016-2017 AACP Faculty Delegate

Susan J. Lewis, assistant professor of pharmacy practice

PS Shantanu Rao, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences

Sharon Ternullo (assistant professor of pharmacy practice), 2016-2017 AACP Faculty Alternate

University of Illinois at Chicago

Grants

Michael Federle received $600,000 in total direct costs for a four-year R01 grant from the NIH, in collaboration with Matthew Neiditch from Rutgers University, for their project “Molecular Mechanisms of Rgg Receptor Regulation by Pheromones and Inhibitors.”

Alexander Mankin and Nora Vazquez-Laslop, co-principal investigators, received $1,000,000 in total direct costs for a four-year grant from the NIH to fund their project “Context-Specific Action of Antibiotics Targeting the Catalytic Center of the Bacterial Ribosome”

Alexander Mankin and Nora Vazquez-Laslop, co-principal investigators, also received $900,000 for a three-year grant from the NSF for their project “Specific Interactions with the Nascent Peptide.”

Lisa Sharp, co-principal investigator Ben Gerber from the UIC College of Medicine, and co-investigator Jessica Tilton have been awarded $3.4 million for a five-year R01 grant from the NIH/NIDDK for their project “mHealth for Diabetes Adherence Support.”

Promotions

Melissa Badowski, promoted to clinical associate professor from clinical assistant professor

Maria Barbolina, promoted to associate professor from assistant professor

Shaonong Chen, promoted to research associate professor from research assistant professor

Stephanie Crawford, promoted to professor from associate professor

Birgit Dietz, promoted to research associate professor from research assistant professor

Jeremy Johnson, promoted to associate professor from assistant professor

Todd Lee, promoted to professor from associate professor

Brian Murphy, promoted to associate professor from assistant professor

Edith Nutescu, promoted to associate professor with tenure from associate professor

Dejan Nikolic, promoted to research associate professor from research assistant professor

Pavel Petukhov, promoted to professor from associate professor

Virginia Commonwealth University

Appointments/Elections

Michael Clarke has been named recipient of the 2016 NOVA ScriptsCentral Board of Directors Service Award.

Dave Dixon has been elected a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacists.

Krista Donohoe is chairwoman of AACP’s Laboratory Instructors Special Interest Group.

Leigh Anne Gravatt is chairwoman-elect of ACCP’s Adult Medicine PRN.

Washington State University

Appointments/Elections

Zaynah Ali, research associate, Department of Pharmacotherapy

Taylor Bertsch, research associate, Department of Pharmacotherapy

Brenda Bray, assistant dean for assessment and accreditation

Linda Garrelts MacLean, vice dean for external relations

Senthil Natesan, assistant professor, Experimental and Systems Pharmacology

Cheyenne Newsome, clinical assistant professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy (VAMC)

Jennifer Robinson, assistant dean for recruitment and student services

Melanie Shelden, research associate, Department of Pharmacotherapy

Angela Stewart, assistant dean for extension of the Doctor of Pharmacy program (Yakima)

Emmeline Tran, clinical assistant professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy (Yakima)

Boyang Wu, assistant professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Peng Xia, postdoctoral research associate, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Can Yang Zhang, postdoctoral research associate, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Yili Zhong, postdoctoral research associate, College of Pharmacy (Yakima)

Grants

Salah-uddin Ahmed received $368,738 over two years from the National Institutes of Health for the NIH R21grant titled, “Novel targeted therapeutics for regulating synovial hyperplasia in RA.”

Philip Lazarus and one other received an administrative supplement in the amount of $104,213 over two years to the current NIH R01 funded project, “The UGT2A and 3A metabolizing enzymes and tobacco-related cancer risk,” to promote diversity in health-related research.

Susan A. Marsh received $10,000 from the American Physiological Society over the next one and one-half years for the project titled, “Exercise Rx for student pharmacists.”

Kimberly C. McKeirnan received $2,500 over seven months from the National Associations of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) to conduct community practice research as part of her work in the NACDS Faculty Scholars Program.

Shannon Panther received a $7,050 grant over the next five months from the Community Pharmacy Foundation for the project titled, “Fostering pharmacy leadership towards achieving the IHI Triple Aim Goals.”

Jean-Baptiste Roullet received a $40,000 grant over the next year from the National Institutes of Health for the project titled, “2016 International Conference on Plant Sterols, Health & Diseases.”

Sergei Tolmachev received $30,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to sponsor a series of scientific events dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the United States Transuranium and Uranium Registries.

Promotions

De Cheng, assistant research professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Wilkes University

Appointments/Elections

Zbigniew Witczak was named president-elect of the International Carbohydrate Organization for the 2016-2018 term.

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