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  1. Photo of Andrea HubbardA day in the life of a UConn faculty member

    As a faculty member at the University of Connecticut for more than 25 years, no two years have been the same, let alone two days! My Ph.D. is in Immunology and I am based in the School of Pharmacy on the Storrs campus as a tenured associate professor.

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  2. Photo of Michael WhiteUConn School of Pharmacy’s White Wins Research Award

    The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is the largest pharmacist organization in the world. Every year they select one person for their “Sustained Contributions to the Literature” award to…

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  3. Photo of Jill FitzgeraldDemand for Naloxone Varies, as Number of Pharmacists Prescribing It Grows

    Faculty member, Jill Fitzgerald, speaks to WNPR’s Patrick Skahill regarding pharmacists’ ability to prescribe naloxone.

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  4. Photo of Charles CaleyNew Website Connects Mental Health Patients and Pharmacists

    Identifying pharmacies that provide mental health services is important for patient treatment and now there is a way to do that online. The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Foundation recently launched a website with a searchable directory of more than 850 mental health pharmacies.

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  5. Photo of James HalpertWelcome Back from Dean Halpert

    Dear Friends, The start of a new academic year is always exciting. Students returning to the campus bring with them an energy and vitality that we miss during the summer months. With the incoming freshman class at UConn, the School of Pharmacy welcomes our first cohort of 24 students into the Special Program in Pharmacy. […]

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  6. Photo of Amy AndersonMemorial Serviced Planned for Professor Amy Anderson

    An on-campus memorial service will held on Saturday, September 10 to honor the life of Dr. Amy Anderson, professor of medicinal chemistry and head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The celebration of life will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of the UConn Alumni Center located at 2384 Alumni Drive on the […]

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  7. Photo of Amy AndersonPassing of Dr. Amy Anderson

    It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Amy Anderson, professor of medicinal chemistry and head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She was a brilliant scientist, a superb educator and mentor, an inspiring leader, and a collaborative researcher and colleague. She will be sorely missed. Her obituary contains […]

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  8. Alumnus Donates Vital Equipment to Pharmacy Students

    Professionalism is one thing Jerry Koblin, a UConn pharmacy alumnus and current member of the School of Pharmacy Advisory Board, knows a good deal about. After graduating in 1960, Koblin ran his family’s pharmacy, aptly named Koblin’s, in Nyack, New York until his retirement in 2013. Beyond that, he has been a member and president of many New York pharmacists’ groups, drug distributors, and boards of directors.

    Koblin’s commitment to professionalism was one reason he gave a professional stethoscope to each member of this year’s Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies.

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  9. Photo of Lisa HolleHematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association Inducts First Fellows Class

    Lisa M. Holle , PharmD , BCOP, FHOPA, assistant clinical professor at UConn School of Pharmacy was inducted into the inaugural class of HOPA fellows.

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  10. Discussion on Prescription Drug Costs Leaves Panelists Looking for Answers

    State officials, doctors, and pharmaceutical experts held a forum to, in the words of one of the panelists, start a conversation on how to stem “the soaring cost of prescription drugs” in Connecticut. C. Michael White of the UConn School of Pharmacy was among the panelists.

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  11. UConn Professor Calls for Limiting Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals

    In a major position statement released this month in the journal Pharmacotherapy, the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists is calling for significant changes in the way in which antibiotics are given to agricultural animals and how antibiotics and antifungals are used on plants. The panel that crafted the statement was led by Michael Nailor, an […]

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  12. Photo of Thomas BuckleyPharmacy Professor Talks Solutions as Diabetes Rates Hit an All-time High

    Leading research shows that diabetes around the world has nearly quadrupled.

    “The increase in TYPE 2 diabetes is due to increasing rates of obesity, as the diabetes rate increase mirrors the obesity rate increase. Also, the aging of the population contributes to this increasing rate,” Thomas Buckley, associate clinical professor at the school of pharmacy, said.

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  13. Breaking silos: the big ‘C’ in CT’s bioscience ambitions is collaboration

    Gregory Seay reports on PITCH in the Hartford Business Journal. “At any given time, dozens of research scientists at UConn and Yale, and at other Connecticut universities, are investigating and churning out a myriad of ideas that could someday improve health outcomes for millions worldwide.”

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  14. UConn Researchers Develop Promising Therapeutics with PITCH

    In a partnership with Yale University called PITCH (Program in Innovative Therapeutics for Connecticut’s Health), several UConn researchers are conducting groundbreaking drug research to develop new strategies for treating disease and improving human health. The program leverages the research capabilities and infrastructure at the state’s premier research universities in order to transform basic science into […]

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  15. Running for her Life – Pharmacy Student Races Against Melanoma

    Second year pharmacy student Emily Breitsprecher runs. Sometimes she is running toward a goal and sometimes away from a problem, but she is always running. Diagnosed with asthma in her freshman year of high school, Breitsprecher was frequently hospitalized for the breathing disorder. Physicians cautioned against physical activity. Breitsprecher balked at the idea and decided […]

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  16. The Right Chemistry for Career Achievement

    During his initial year as an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, James Halpert was named Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Student and spent the next two summers performing lab work with funding from the National Science Foundation. The trajectory seemed a sure course for the current dean of UConn’s School of Pharmacy. Yet Halpert is anything but conventional.

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  17. UConn-Yale Partnership Kick Starts Biotech Venture Projects

    A partnership between Yale University and UConn has selected the first projects that will spur creation of new biotechnology companies in Connecticut. Funded by Connecticut Innovations, the Program in Innovative Therapeutics for Connecticut’s Health – or PITCH – will help translate research into private investment in new commercial ventures. The program is led by Craig Crews, Executive Director of Yale’s Center for Molecular Discovery, and Dennis Wright of UConn.

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  18. An NBC Troubleshooters story regarding prescription errors cites a School of Pharmacy study.

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  19. We’re running out of prescription drugs — and the consequences could be ‘disastrous’

    C. Michael White speaks with Lydia Ramsey of Business Insider about the shortage of prescription drugs.

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  20. Pharmacists Working to Combat Opioid Overdose

    Heroin use is surging in the United States, and with it, deaths from overdose. Connecticut has been hard hit, with a spate of recent deaths attirubted to heroin overdose. To help battle the nationwide heroin addiction epidemic, President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 includes more than $90 million for states and local governments to provide programs that increase access to naloxone, an opioid overdose-reversal drug. In Connecticut, UConn’s School of Pharmacy is already collaborating with the state pharmacists association and with state government, training pharmacists on how to prescribe naloxone.

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  21. Alumnus, Student Star in UConn Scholarship Campaign

    Angelo DeFazio, president and CEO of Arrow Pharmacy & Nutrition Centers, and medical student Fludiona Naka, a graduate of Hartford’s Bulkeley High School, will star in a statewide campaign promoting the UConn Foundation’s Transform Lives initiative to raise $150 million for scholarships and fellowships.

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  22. Long-term Prescription Needed to Solve Drug Shortages

    Professor C. Michael White, head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice in the School of Pharmacy, ASHPmember, and fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and American College of Clinical Pharmacology discusses the impact drug shortages are having on patients and clinical practice.

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  23. UConn License Deal: Research to Treat Drug-Resistant Infections

    Spero Therapeutics, LLC, a biopharmaceutical company founded to develop novel therapies for the treatment of bacterial infections, recently announced it has entered into a sublicense agreement with Promiliad Biopharma for access to its dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) inhibitors. Promiliad’s DHFR Program relies on technology licensed from UConn and developed in the laboratories of Drs. Amy Anderson and Dennis Wright from the School of Pharmacy.

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  24. The Science of Symbiosis and the Search for New Drugs

    Medicinal chemist Marcy Balunas spends a lot of her time isolating natural compounds from marine life, hoping to find new drugs that may one day lead to better treatments for a particular pathogen or disease.

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  25. Going Global – UConn Pharmacy Expands its Horizons

    It was just a year ago when UConn Dean of Pharmacy Jim Halpert boarded a plane to China, a move that kicked off a year of intensified global thinking at the school. While students were headed home for winter break, Halpert spent two weeks in China and Taiwan developing collaborations with pharmacy schools. After winning […]

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  26. Photo of Craig ColemanHow Persistence With Anticoagulants Can Help Save Lives

    Craig I. Coleman, Pharm.D., discussed with Adam Hochron, a recent study looking at some of the more popular anticoagulants on the market and how effective they are when patients follow the recommended dosage, and also what it can mean when the prescription is not followed. The topic was presented during the American Heart Association’s annual […]

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  27. Studying Medicines Abroad Makes for Better Pharmacists at Home

    Rebecca Prinster of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine discusses how studying traditional Chinese medicine abroad enhances pharmacy education. The UConn School of Pharmacy program is profiled.

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  28. Lauren Schlesselman '94 (PHR), '12 MA speaks to pharmacy students about the new Pharmacy Leadership Program in the School of Pharmacy building on Feb. 22, 2013. (Ariel Dowski/UConn Photo)Crowdfunding is New Way to Support UConn Programs

    This year for the first time, UConn employees can create an online giving page to promote a UConn cause they are passionate about to their co-workers. This is a new initiative as part of the Close to Home Campaign. Lauren S. Schlesselman ’94 (PHR), ’12 MA, associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Pharmacy, set up a crowdfunding page for her passion: leadership training in healthcare professions.Mary Ann Phaneuf, program administrator in the School of Pharmacy’s Office of Experiential Education, set up a crowdfunding page for scholarships, because she remembers how much her scholarship meant to her.

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  29. Patient-Savvy Pharmacists Ready for Medical Homes

    “For patients with chronic conditions and complex medication regimens, there needs to be a strong patient–physician–pharmacist relationship that is ongoing and a continuous one,” said Marie Smith, PharmD, FNAP, the Henry A. Palmer Professor in Community Pharmacy Practice and assistant dean for practice and public policy partnerships at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy […]

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  30. Biomedical Company’s Implantable Blood Glucose Monitor To Be Tested On Space Station

    Diane Burgess, Ph.D. and alumnus Michail Kastellorizios, Ph.D. ’15 have both been heavily involved with research related to the Glucowizzard, an implantable glucose monitor developed by UConn start-up Biorasis. Kastellorizios heads up R&D for the company.

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  31. Nichole Broderick, assistant professor of molecular and cell biology, gives instructions to students in a microbiology lab.Students Search the Soil for New Antibiotics

    Since the mid-’80s, new antibiotic discovery has plummeted. Pharmaceutical companies don’t find antibiotics a profitable line of research, as it can take a decade to find and test a single drug to the FDA’s satisfaction, but just months for resistance to appear. Now researchers and students around the world are picking up the slack.  

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  32. Photo of Michael WhiteC. Michael White Reappointed as Department Head

    James R. Halpert, Ph.D., dean of the School of Pharmacy announced the appointment Dr. C. Michael White, professor of pharmacy practice, to a second 5-year term as head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, effective July 1, 2016. White is also co-director of the Health Outcomes, Policy, and Evidence Synthesis (HOPES) research group at the […]

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  33. Illustration of a medication bottle.The Generic Drug Myth That Could Be Costing You Money

    Dr. C. Michael White is quoted in this article by Amy Capetta that appeared on Yahoo! Health.

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  34. Interprofessional Event Concludes National Primary Care Week

    The largest group of health professions students and faculty in the history of UConn came together on Friday, October 30 for the inaugural Dean’s Afternoon. This interprofessional workshop, developed by the Committee on Interprofessional Excellence in Healthcare, included students from Dental Medicine, Dietetics, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Social Work. Programs […]

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  35. Photo of Peter TyczkowskiPeter Tyczkowski ’78 Appointed Director of Experiential Education

    Dean James R. Halpert announced the appointment of Peter J. Tyczkowski ’78 as director for experiential education for the UConn School of Pharmacy. Tyczkowski will provide day-to-day management of the Office of Experiential Education. Experiential education comprises 30 percent of the professional pharmacy curriculum and includes Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. […]

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  36. Language barriers compound disease, trauma for Southeast Asian refugees

    Faculty member, Thomas Buckley, discussed his work with the Khmer Health Advocates in this article by Arielle Levin Becker.

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  37. Photo of Jill FitzgeraldUConn to Host Pharmacist Training to Prescribe Naloxone

    The UConn School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with the Connecticut Pharmacists Association and the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Drug Control, is providing the State of Connecticut required training that allows pharmacists who have been trained and certified to prescribe naloxone, an opioid antagonist that blocks opiate receptors in the nervous system and […]

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  38. Photo of Dennis WrightUConn School of Pharmacy Collaborates with UConn Health and Yale on Drug Research Initiative

    Known as the Program in Innovative Therapeutics for Connecticut’s Health or PITCH, the initiative aims to translate basic science discoveries into therapeutic strategies that can be used to treat disease and improve human health. Licensing agreements associated with these new drug compounds will generate revenue for both universities.

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  39. German Researcher Leads Freeze-drying Lecture at School of Pharmacy

    The use of quartz-based crystals in the preparation of pharmaceuticals undergoing lyophilisation, or freeze-drying, allows for more accurate temperature measurements and a better product, according to a former researcher at the University of Erlangen.

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  40. Dean Halpert Appoints New Associate Deans

    Dean James R. Halpert announced the appointment of two, new associate deans in the UConn School of Pharmacy. With long-time associate dean Andrea Hubbard’s decision to return to the faculty, it was decided that two new positions would be created to fill the void. After an extensive internal search process, Halpert appointed Lauren Schlesselman, M.A., […]

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  41. Photo of James HalpertWelcome Back from Dean Halpert

    Dear Friends, As the fall semester begins, I want to let all of you know what a privilege it is to serve as the 8th dean of the UConn School of Pharmacy. My first year definitely exceeded my expectations, thanks to all the wonderful people with whom I had the pleasure to meet and work. […]

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  42. Richard T. Carbray Re-elected to Board of Trustees

    Richard T. Carbray ’75 (PHR) of Rocky Hill, Conn., has been re-elected by UConn alumni to a second four-year term on the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees. Carbray is the owner/pharmacist of Apex Pharmacy and Home Care Center in Hamden and graduated in 1975 from UConn with a degree in pharmacy. During his first […]

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  43. A Pharmacist Explains Why Drugs Cost So Much

    When a nationally prominent oncologist said “drugs cost too much” during a high-profile speech at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology recently, no one was particularly shocked. The cost of new cancer drugs regularly exceeds $8,000 per month per patient. The cost of new pharmaceuticals in general has been skyrocketing in […]

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  44. Alumna Sarah McCabe Thompson Receives Prestigious “40 Under Forty” Award

    Sarah McCabe Thompson, PharmD, CDOE,’06 has been awarded the prestigious Providence Business News, 40 Under Forty award.

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  45. UConn Graduate Student Wins InnoCentive Prize

    Imagine sitting at your kitchen table eating your now soggy bowl of cereal as you do every morning. As the caffeine from your morning java starts to awaken your sleep addled brain, you wonder, “If we can send humans rocketing around the Earth, why can’t someone figure out how to keep my Corn Cracklin’ Toasty […]

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  46. Photo of Xiuling LuNanoparticles for the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

    Xiuling Lu, assistant professor of pharmaceutics, was recently awarded a Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS) in the amount of $792,000 for her project entitled “Activatable Nanoparticles for Radiotherapy of Metastatic Ovarian Cancer.” ACS Research Scholar Grants provide funding for independent scholars working on cancer-related research. Over the course of the four-year […]

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  47. UConn’s Lauren Schlesselman Named Associate Editor of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

    The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) recently announced the appointment of Lauren S. Schlesselman, Pharm.D. as associate editor of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE), the official scholarly publication of the association. Schlesselman is assistant dean for academic and strategic initiatives and associate clinical professor at the UConn School of Pharmacy. She […]

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  48. UConn Alumnus Named Master Preceptor by AACP

    Guidance, compassion, motivation, and interest are words Chris Federico uses to describe UConn alumnus Jim Sarigianis. He is, says Federico, “the quintessential preceptor.” The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) agrees as Sarigianis was named in the second class of the organization’s Master Preceptor Recognition Program. Preceptors supervise student pharmacists in a clinical setting, […]

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  49. Photo of Amy AndersonAmy Anderson Named Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

    Dean James R. Halpert announced the appointment of Dr. Amy C. Anderson as head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy, effective May 7, 2015.  Anderson has extensive administrative and leadership experience, having served as assistant department head from 2008-2010, associate department head from 2010-2014 and as the interim head of […]

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  50. Photo of Thomas BuckleyImproving Medication Safety and Effectiveness in Connecticut

    If listed in mortality statistics, medication adverse events would be the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Institute of Medicine. Thomas Buckley, an associate clinical professor of pharmacy practice at UConn, is working to prevent medication misuse and to optimize patient treatment in Connecticut by training and certifying community […]

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  51. Pharmacy Student Receives Ambassador Distinction for Leadership in RxIMPACT Student Advocacy

    National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) recognized Jonathan Lee, a pharmacy student at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, as the 2015 NACDS RxIMPACT Ambassador, for his mentorship and serving as a role model in encouraging pharmacy students from across the country to participate in this year’s NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. […]

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  52. UConn School of Pharmacy Residency Match Rates Rival Top Schools in the Nation

    On March 20, medical, dental, and pharmacy students across the country crossed their collective fingers as residency matches were announced. “More than a third of our class goes on to advanced residency and fellowship training each year, the highest percentage of students per class in New England,” says Jill Fitzgerald, director of pharmacy professional development […]

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  53. Dangers of Molly on College Campus

    Following the hospitalization of 11 Wesleyan students over the weekend, Dr. C. Michael White and other UConn medical experts speak to the Hartford Courant about the dangers of the drug MDMA.

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  54. UConn Designated as Federal Health Care Study Center

    In today’s high pressure health care environment, doctors, pharmacists, insurers, and others must constantly scan the latest medical news in order to stay abreast of the most effective treatments. But there are so many medical studies in circulation that it is practically impossible for health care professionals to review all of the material with a […]

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  55. Getting Ahead of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

    The prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has turned new drug development into a high-stakes chess game, with researchers always trying to anticipate a disease bacteria’s next move or mutation to make sure new antibiotics will be effective when they go into use.

    A new software program developed by UConn pharmaceutical science professor Amy Anderson and Duke University computer scientist Bruce Donald could take some of the guesswork out of the process and help scientists bring new drugs to market faster and at a lower cost.

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  56. School of Pharmacy Releases New Video

    The UConn School of Pharmacy has recently released a video highlighting those things that make us uniquely UConn!

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  57. UConn Receives Select Designation for Healthcare Research

    The UConn School of Pharmacy received a 5-year designation as an Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to conduct research that assesses outcomes, comparative effectiveness and appropriateness of drugs, devices, and health care services. The systematic review research generated by these centers is used by the Centers for […]

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  58. Program Predicts Antibiotic Resistances, Buying Us More Time

    Dr. Amy Anderson and other researchers have developed a useful tool that could help modern medicine overcome a major problem it is facing – that problem being antibiotic resistance.  Reade the full story by Nature World News.

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  59. Chronic Kidney Disease Complicates Drug Dosing

    Dr. Rachel Eyler speaks with Pharmacy Practice News on the complications of drug dosing for those with Chronic Kidney Disease.

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  60. Six Medications You Should Never Take When Driving

    Dr. C. Michael White speaks with Beth Levine at grandparents.com about what you need to know before you get behind the wheel.

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  61. Photo of Lisa HolleNew Prescribing Rules for Hydrocodone Set to Start in October

    Dr. Lisa Holle speaks to NBC Connecticut about the impact on patients of new prescribing rules for hydrocodone.

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  62. Photo of Michael NailorQuadruple Dosing of Doripenem Safe in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

    Dr. Michael Nailor spoke with Medscape Medical News about his latest study… Quadrupling the US Food and Drug Administration’s approved dose of the powerful antibiotic doripenem (Doribax, Shionogi & Co, Ltd) in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and acute respiratory infection is safe and could offer a new therapeutic option for those with advanced disease […]

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  63. Photo of James HalpertWelcome Back from Dean Halpert

    Dear Friends, As the fall semester begins, I want to let all of you know what a privilege it is to serve as the 8th dean of the UConn School of Pharmacy.  I especially want to welcome the incoming Pharm.D. Class of 2018.  You are joining one of the most trusted professions at a time […]

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  64. Possible Breakthrough in Battle Against Drug-Resistant Diseases

    In the war against drug-resistant diseases and so-called “superbugs”, the family of bacteria known as CREs are a particularly nasty bunch. But two UConn scientists may be gaining new ground against the public health threat. Professors Amy Anderson and Dennis Wright, along with their students in the School of Pharmacy, have developed a group of […]

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  65. Prescription for Savings at the Pharmacy

    A new version of the drug, Nexium 24 HR, started selling in pharmacies over the counter in May – no prescription needed.  C. Michael White speaks with NBC 30 about the OTC version of the drug which may, or may not, save consumers money.

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  66. How to Deal With Prescription Mistakes

    Associate Professor Gerald Gianutsos speaks to U.S. News and World Report regarding prescription errors at the pharmacy. “Pharmacies are busy places, with a pharmacist filling up to 25 prescriptions in a single hour. While uncommon, errors can occur, usually – but not always – causing little or no harm. So be on the lookout and […]

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  67. The ABC’s of Managing Your Medications

    If you take several prescription medications, over-the-counter products, or herbal supplements for various medical conditions, it can be difficult to manage. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 82 percent of American adults take at least one medication and 29 percent take five or more medications.

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  68. Party Drug Exacts Price Days Later, UConn Researcher Says

    William Weir of The Courant interviews Dr. C. Michael White on the dangers of MDMA. “Well-known risks of MDMA — the drug that often goes by “molly” and “ecstasy” — include dehydration and heat stroke, but a study out of UConn also found that the euphoric effects of the drug can turn to depression a few days later.”

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  69. Pharmacy Students Are Helping the Uninsured

    As an employee of a local retail pharmacy, David Sugrue has seen firsthand people’s frustrations with their health insurance. So Sugrue, a UConn pharmacy graduate student, said he was naturally interested when offered an opportunity to help people enroll for health care coverage under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Connecticut’s health exchange, Access Health CT

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  70. Interprofessional Health Care

    Interprofessional. It’s become a buzzword in the health care field. But at Connecticut Area Health Education Center (AHEC), it’s much more than the latest trend. It’s a guiding principle, a mission. It’s the way of the future.

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  71. Farina to Receive Honorary Degree with Astronaut Rick Mastracchio and Others

    Dr. Peter Farina has dedicated more than 40 years to enhancing the quality of life through improved pharmaceutical products. Currently a managing partner of Salient Science and Technology, Farina also founded Developing World Cures, a non-profit company focused on the discovery of therapeutics for neglected diseases of developing countries.

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  72. Performance Enhancing Drugs: A New Reality in Sports?

    Visiting Professor Jeannette Wick tackles the tough topic of performance enhancing drugs in Pharmacy Times. “A-Rod … Lance Armstrong … These athletes made headline news because they covertly used pharmaceuticals to improve performance, commonly known as doping. A-Rod and Lance aren’t alone. They just represent the most recent and very public scandals.”

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  73. Oncology Drugs and the Elements

    Lisa Holle, assistant clinical professor in the School of Pharmacy and a board-certified oncology pharmacist, discusses precautions patients must take when receiving cancer medication on NBC 30 News.

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  74. Photo of Debra KendallSchool of Pharmacy Names Interim Department Head

    After several successful years leading the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Debra A. Kendall, Ph.D., announced her intention to return to the faculty on February 1st. Dr. Kendall is a prolific researcher focusing on the structure and function of membrane-interactive proteins including mammalian signal transduction via the cannabinoid receptor, a G protein coupled receptor. She is […]

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  75. Photo of Marie SmithSmith promotes point-of-care pharmacists while at CMS Innovation Center

    Marie Smith, Pharm.D., the Dr. Henry Palmer Endowed Professor in Community Pharmacy Practice and assistant dean of practice and public policy partnerships at the UConn School of Pharmacy, recently completed a 6-month faculty leave at CMS. There, as a member of CMS’s Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (the Innovation Center), Smith was a senior adviser to the Innovation Center’s Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) team. She was the only pharmacist on the team, which consisted of physicians, a physician’s assistant, nurses, and several experts in health policy, quality improvement, program evaluation, health information technology, and patient and provider engagement.

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  76. Provost Choi Appoints Dr. James Halpert as Pharmacy Dean

    University of Connecticut Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Mun Y. Choi announced the appointment of Dr. James Halpert as dean of the School of Pharmacy following a nationwide search.  “This is truly an exciting period in UConn’s history, and we recognize the important role of the School of Pharmacy in conducting breakthrough […]

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  77. Health Scholars Contribute $250,000 in Volunteer Hours to Medically Underserved

    From its inception in 2007 through June of this year, UConn’s Urban Service Track (UST) student volunteers have contributed 8,950 hours of health care service to Connecticut’s underserved urban populations, according to the Connecticut Area Health Education Center (CT AHEC). Known as Urban Health Scholars, student participants are selected through an application process. That service is valued at nearly $250,000, based on yearly state averages of the value of volunteer time.

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  78. The Agony and Utility of Ecstasy

    “Molly” is the nickname for MDMA, or Ecstasy, and it’s short for “Molecule”, meaning you’re getting the “real thing”, chemically speaking. Except you almost never do. On this show, we’ll talk about the dangers of Molly, the medical uses of MDMA, and the curious romance between the drug and the form of music known as EDM, Electronic Dance Music.

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  79. 2013 Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement

    On November 20, 2013, Provost Mun Y. Choi and Director of Engagement Carol Polifroni welcomed guests at the 2013 Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement. Doctor of Pharmacy candidate Jennifer Crowley and School of Pharmacy alumna Elizabeth Simonetti were both award recipients.

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  80. Making Pharmacists Part of the Primary Care Team

    In an analysis and commentary published in November’s issue of Health Affairs, School of Pharmacy assistant dean Marie Smith writes that pharmacists “can contribute to the efficient and effective delivery of care. Thus, they should be included among the health professionals who are called on to mitigate the projected primary care provider shortage.”

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  81. UConn, Connecticut State University Collaboration Strengthens Pharmacy Program

    Partnership Will Help Build Connecticut’s Health Care Workforce UConn and the Connecticut State Colleges and University system (ConnSCU) today announced that, due to new pre-pharmacy curriculum at the state’s universities, students at Eastern, Western, Southern, and Central who are interested in attending UConn’s highly competitive School of Pharmacy are now able to take the required […]

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  82. “Face Connecticut” Features Segment on Antibiotic Resistance

    Dr. Jeffrey Aeschlimann of the UConn School of Pharmacy and Dr. Kevin Dieckhaus, co-chairs of the Antimicrobial Stewardship program at the UConn Health Center, were featured on the October 13th edition of the radio show “Face Connecticut” that airs on WTIC NewsTalk 1080 (6:05 a.m.) and 96.5 TIC-FM (5 a.m.).  The duo discussed the problem […]

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  83. UConn Pharmacy Takes Home the Pepto Bowl

    It came down to the last question but the UConn School of Pharmacy team of Courtney DesJardins and Shannon McNeill  won the New England College “Pepto Bowl” Student Pharmacist Self-care Championship held at the 2013 New England Pharmacists Convention. The event, which is endowed by Procter & Gambel and affectionately called the Pepto Bowl after […]

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  84. Pharmacy Professor Discusses Dangers of Party Drug ‘Molly’

    The recent deaths of four young adults suspected of taking a form of Ecstasy known as “Molly” highlights the risks associated with the synthetic party drug that is surfacing in nightclubs and concert venues around the Northeast.

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  85. Pharmacy Professor Working to Prevent Cancer Drug Shortages

    A shortage of an oncology drug can have an enormous impact on cancer patients who rely on a specific regimen of medication.

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  86. Dr. José Manautou Works with African Education Initiative

    The African Education Initiative is a non-profit organization, headquartered in the state of Connecticut with a mission to provide educational opportunities in science research, support the exposition of findings and make available a platform for sharing and acquisition of knowledge. The founder and President of NEF, Dr. Chudy Nduaka and the Vice President, Professor José Manautou were in Abuja recently and spoke with The Guardian on various issues, ranging from the Foundation’s work and advances in science in Africa, to encouraging a wholesome conducive home for learning for children.

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  87. Discharge Plan Reduces COPD, HF Readmissions

    Dr. Sean Jeffery discusses reducing hospital readmission by using discharge plans in the this article in Pharmacy Practice News.

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  88. Health Center Pharmacy Resident Receives National Research Grant

    UConn Health Center pharmacy resident Stephen Rappaport has been awarded a Pharmacy Resident Practice-Based Research Grant from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation.

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  89. Photo of Charles CaleyExpanding the Pharmacist’s Role in Mental Health Care

    The recent tragedy in Newtown, CT has increased awareness about the need for greater support for individuals with mental health issues in today’s health care system.  While doctors, nurses, and therapists have always been considered among the health care professionals working closely with the mentally ill, some believe community pharmacists should also be a member […]

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  90. Why ‘Next Generation Connecticut’ Makes Sense

    Read Drs. Peter Farina and Robert McCarthy’s opinion piece in the Danbury News-Times. Companies throughout the state are lining up to support this initiative, known as Next Generation Connecticut, because of the institution’s quality research and teaching and the need for highly trained workers in these fields at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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  91. Class of 2013: Darren Luon, Future Pharmacist

    Darren Luon ’11 (PHR), ’13 Pharm.D. came to the University of Connecticut knowing that he wanted to be a student in the School of Pharmacy.  “My parents always said, ‘You need to be a doctor, or a dentist, or a pharmacist.’ At first I didn’t want anything to do with it,” he says. “But then […]

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  92. West Hartford Clinic Helps Cambodian Refugees Deal With Trauma

    From The Courant — Since its recent partnering with UConn professors in the fields of pharmacy, social work, medicine and dentistry, KHA has been able to develop initiatives that improve health care provided to the refugees and potentially save thousands of dollars in annual health care costs.

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  93. Photo of John MorrisDr. John Morris Named Interim Dean of the School of Pharmacy

    Provost Mun Y. Choi and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Sally M. Reis today announced the appointment of Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor John B. Morris as the interim dean of the School of Pharmacy, effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Morris has extensive administrative and leadership experience, having served as the head of the Department […]

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  94. Energy Drinks Tied to Heart Rhythm Changes

    Energy drinks boost blood pressure and may make the heart more susceptible to electrical short circuits, new research suggests.  But it’s not clear how much of this effect on blood pressure has to do with caffeine, which also is found in coffee, or whether the effect significantly raises the risk of heart problems.

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  95. Seeing Beyond the Mountains – School of Pharmacy Faculty and Staff Journey to Haiti

    In January 2013, Department of Pharmacy Practice faculty members Tom Buckley, Craig Coleman, and Stefanie Nigro, along with alumna Jeannette Wick, traveled to Haiti with the Great Commission Alliance on a mission team led by staff member Barbara Murawski.  Stefanie Nigro shares her journey… By: Stefanie C. Nigro, PharmD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice […]

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  96. Wal-Mart Partners with School of Pharmacy for Leadership Initiative

    The School of Pharmacy is teaming up with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to provide advanced leadership training to UConn pharmacy students. The new Pharmacy LEADERS curriculum/career track is believed to mark the first time Wal-Mart has partnered with a major university specifically for leadership development in pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sciences. LEADERS is an acronym […]

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  97. School of Pharmacy Students Testify in Support of Next Generation Connecticut

    Yan Wang, a graduate student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was a speaker on a panel of students who gave testimony at the Connecticut State Capitol in support of Next Generation Connecticut. Graduate students Supriya Singh, Bindu Prabakhar, and Antonio Costa also attended with faculty advisors Dr. Diane Burgess and Dr. Ted Rasmussen. Dr. […]

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  98. Photo of Marie SmithDr. Marie Smith to Moderate TEDMED Greatest Challenge

    Dr. Marie Smith from the UConn School of Pharmacy will moderate a TEDMED GREATEST CHALLENGES online event, “Faster Adoption of Best Practices,” on March 7, 2013 from 1pm-2pm. These TEDMED Greatest Challenges are sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and bring together thought leaders from prestigious and diverse backgrounds in health care.. Join the conversation at TEDMED […]

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  99. Photo of Robert McCarthyDean McCarthy Will Return to the Faculty July 1st

    Provost Mun Choi announced today that Dr. Robert McCarthy, after serving with distinction for 11 years, has decided to step down from his position as the dean of the School of Pharmacy and return to the faculty, effective June 30, 2013.  Dr. McCarthy has dedicated his career to advancing research and scholarship in health care […]

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  100. Improving Health Care for Cambodian-Americans

    Scarred by years of torture and abuse under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodian refugees in the United States have been found to have significantly higher physical and mental health problems compared to the general population. Thomas Buckley, an assistant clinical professor in the School of Pharmacy and an expert on health disparities and access […]

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  101. Could the gut microbiome be a key to drug efficacy with less toxicity?

    Dr. Urs Boelsterli, a researcher at the University of Connecticut, was working with a compound in the nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) family — one that’s also commonly associated with GI side effects — called diclofenac (DCF). He wondered if those side effects might have the same ties to the microbiome that was being studied by […]

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  102. Photo of Charles CaleyStudy Suggests How Pharmacists Can Improve Services for Patients with Mental Health Conditions

    Leaders in health care reform, academic pharmacy and organized pharmacy recognize the opportunity that pharmacists have for providing services beyond what is traditional. Indeed, there are expectations by many for pharmacists to engage patients in direct care roles by providing medication therapy management or comprehensive medication management services. Helping individuals with mental health conditions make […]

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  103. The Quest for New Cancer-Fighting Drugs in Marine Environments

    Human beings have been using wild plants to cure their ills for thousands of years. While much of the focus has been on the medicinal properties of terrestrial plants, one UConn researcher is exploring a new frontier. Marcy Balunas, an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry in the School of Pharmacy, specializes in marine natural products […]

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  104. Photo of Xiuling LuUniversity of Connecticut Studies Drug-Carrying Nanoparticles

    Anson Ma, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Connecticut (UConn) has received a two-year National Science Foundation Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) award to test the use of nanoparticles for drug delivery and to understand how nanoparticles flow in the bloodstream. Ma and his student project team are collaborating […]

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  105. UConn Creates Innovative Institute for Systems Genomics

    Drawing upon its research strengths and planned collaboration with genomics expert The Jackson Laboratory, the University of Connecticut has established an innovative Institute for Systems Genomics that has the potential to raise the University’s stature as a global leader in genomics research. Joining in this interdisciplinary venture are faculty representatives from nine UConn schools: Medicine, […]

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  106. UConn Part of Pinnacle Award Team

    Faculty from the School of Pharmacy were part of the Connecticut team that garnered an APhA Pinnacle Award.  Read the article from Pharmacy Today or watch the video on our YouTube Channel to learn more.

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  107. Audrey Corman Named Rho Chi Researcher of the Month

    Audrey Corman, a second year pharmacy student, has been involved in research at the School of Pharmacy for 6 semesters under the direction of Dr. Kyle Hadden.

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  108. Grad Student Working to Develop New Anti-Cancer Agents

    When Sophia Nnenna Ononye left her home country of Nigeria to pursue an education in the United States with hopes of becoming a physician, she never dreamt that her fascination with science would lead her so deep into the realm of pharmaceutical research. Now a graduate student in medicinal chemistry at UConn, Ononye is working to develop anti-cancer agents that could potentially pave the way for more effective cancer therapy in the future.

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  109. UConn Scientists Team Up to Conduct New Cancer Research

    A team of UConn researchers, including Dr. Diane Burgess,  is developing a new nanomedicine approach to target therapy-resistant cancer stem cells. Recent advances in science have led to a better understanding of the characteristics of therapy-resistant cancer stem cells. The UConn research team hopes to use this new information to build a foundation for novel, […]

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  110. Finding the Pathways to Drug-induced Liver Injury

    With the support of a three-year, $1.29 million grant from Connecticut’s Stem Cell Research Program, a team of School of Pharmacy scientists is investigating whether genes play a role in determining a person’s susceptibility to drug-induced liver injury. Ultimately, the researchers hope to develop a reliable genetic test can be used to identify individuals most at […]

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  111. New Leadership Program for PharmD Students

    Wal-Mart Pharmacy and the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy will partner in a leadership program for UConn pharmacy students beginning this fall. This partnership represents one of the few leadership initiatives between Wal-Mart and schools of pharmacy in the United States. Skills developed by this curriculum can be readily used by UConn students in […]

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  112. Promotions Announced

    Congratulations to our faculty who were recently promoted! Drs. Amy Anderson and Dennis Wright promoted to professor; Dr. Charlie Caley and Sean Jeffery promoted to clinical professor; Dr. Megan Ehret promoted to associate professor; Dr. Jennifer Girotto promoted to associate clinical professor. Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Chamberlin who has been named assistant head of the […]

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  113. Brainy Huskies

    Read the Hartford Courant editorial touting the Class of 2016 Incoming UConn class the school’s brightest.

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  114. Internal Grant Program Fosters Inter-Campus Research

    Six teams of UConn researchers are entering the new academic year with $100,000 grants under a program that provides seed money for promising interdisciplinary, inter-campus research proposals.

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  115. Preparing to Succeed in a Global Society

    What distinguishes UConn is the diversity of Study Abroad options it offers, says Mahan. Students may take advantage of more than 300 programs in 65 countries – among them the School of Pharmacy program held in Beijing, China. Each summer, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutics Diane Burgess and Fei Wang, an associate clinical professor of pharmacy, take students to China to study traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

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  116. Huskies Reconnect During Alumni Weekend

    Joe and Patricia Krzanowski’s love of UConn and desire to reconnect with former classmates were among the reasons they came back to Storrs. Joe, a professor emeritus in the department of molecular, pharmacology, and physiology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, received UConn’s Distinguished Pharmacy Alumni Award on June 2.

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  117. Class of 2012: Shamsul Arif

    Shamsul Arif has known for a long time that he wanted to work in health care. After moving to America from Bangladesh at the age of 18, he began working as a pharmacy technician at Walgreens in Manchester, Conn. He loved the direct patient interaction and was drawn to the opportunity to become an advocate […]

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  118. Pharmacy Alumnus Named One of World’s 30 Best CEOs

    School of Pharmacy alumnus Joseph C. Papa ’78 was recognized as one of the world’s 30 best CEOs by Barron’s magazine in their March 26, 2012 issue.

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  119. UConn Establishing Genomics Institute

    As Bioscience Connecticut and the partnership with The Jackson Laboratory take shape, the University of Connecticut is announcing plans to establish a Genomics Institute.

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  120. Pharmacy Alum Makes His Mark in Biotechnologies

    The world is moving quickly for Shankar Musunuri ’93 Ph.D., whose two-year-old specialty biologics and vaccines company, Nuron Biotech Inc., has already developed a promising treatment for multiple sclerosis.

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  121. Study: Switching Anti-Epileptic Drugs Could Increase Risk of Seizures

    A new comprehensive review by pharmacists and doctors at the University of Connecticut and Hartford Hospital shows that it is not the drugs themselves, but the switching aspect that may be causing the problem.    

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  122. Dr. Amy Anderson Named A Woman of Innovation

    Dr. Amy Anderson, Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Associate Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was presented with the Research Innovation and Leadership Award at the 8th annual Women of Innovation awards dinner March 1st. Dr. Anderson was one of ten women from both the private and academic sectors to be recognized at […]

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  123. Grad Student Earns Award Nomination for Work Fighting Infectious Diseases

    A University of Connecticut graduate student who is helping develop new drugs to fight potentially life-threatening infectious diseases has been nominated for a 2012 Women of Innovation Award by the Connecticut Technology Council.    

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  124. Read About the School of Pharmacy in the Latest Edition of Academic Pharmacy Now

    The latest edition of the AACP’s Academic Pharmacy Now contains several stories and grant announcements about UConn faculty.

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  125. Antibiotic Development Requires Broad Support

    Read Drs. Amy Anderson and Jennifer Girotto’s opinion piece in the Hartford Courant. A recently introduced bill to encourage pharmaceutical companies to invest in the development of antibiotics to fight drug-resistant bacteria is a step in the right direction but needs to be further supplemented with support for earlier stages of drug discovery.

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  126. New Facilities Enhance UConn’s Drug Development Research Capability

    The University’s drug development research capabilities received a substantial boost with the recent opening of two new research facilities housed within the School of Pharmacy.

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  127. Photo of Marie SmithDr. Marie Smith Receives 2011 Award for Innovation in Pharmacy Practice from ASHP Research and Education Foundation

    Marie A. Smith, Pharm.D., has been named the recipient of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation’s 2011 Award for Innovation in Pharmacy Practice. The award is one of five that are awarded annually as part of the ASHP Foundation’s Literature Awards Program.  The Literature Awards Program recognizes original, significant contributions […]

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  128. UConn Patented Instrument Helps Reduce Risks in Drug Development

    Dr. Robin Bogner of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, with other UConn researchers, has patented a novel instrument that will help assess early in the drug development process how potential new drugs will dissolve in fluids.

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  129. Photo of Thomas BuckleyDepartment of Pharmacy Practice Works with Cambodian Community

    Assistant Clinical Professor Tom Buckley and Experiential Education Field Coordinator Lisa Bragaw are working on a medication therapy management project with the Cambodian Americans Khmer Health Advocates, a Cambodian-American healthcare organization in West Hartford, Connecticut.  View the video

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  130. Pharmacy School Working with FDA to Improve Drug Manufacturing Standards

    Top researchers in pharmaceutical science and engineering at the UConn School of Pharmacy are working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to improve drug manufacturing standards in the United States.

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  131. Menthol’s Soothing Effects May Cause People to Smoke More

    Researchers at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and Yale University have found that the cooling properties of menthol suppress the respiratory system’s natural response to the irritants found in cigarette smoke, increasing the likelihood that people who smoke mentholated cigarettes will become addicted to them and suffer future health problems.

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  132. Pharmacy Alumnus Rick Carbray Elected to UConn Board of Trustees

    The Alumni Trustee Canvassing Committee announces that Rick Carbray ’75 (School of Pharmacy) has been elected as the new Alumni Trustee for a four year term. Rick is a pharmacist and owner of Apex Pharmacy and Home Health Center in Hamden, Connecticut, and a past president of the UConn Alumni Association. The Alumni Association thanks […]

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  133. New stem cell research covers bad knees to schizophrenia

    By: Arielle Levin Becker – Antibiotics, antivirals and other drugs have helped countless people, but for some, they can also cause liver damage. There’s no way to tell who’s susceptible until after it happens, and until recently, scientists trying to develop ways to find out sooner faced significant obstacles.

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  134. Ten UConn Researchers Receive State Stem Cell Funding

    Ten scientists at the University of Connecticut and its Health Center received grant awards Tuesday totaling $5.7 million from the Connecticut Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee, to support their pioneering embryonic stem cell research.

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  135. Expanding the Pharmacist’s Role in Health Care

    Most people see their pharmacist only when they are dropping off a prescription or picking up medication. But new research by the School of Pharmacy and the Connecticut Pharmacists Association has found that allowing pharmacists to be more involved in the delivery of health care improves patient outcomes and reduces costly emergency room visits.

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  136. Study Finds Antidepressants May Help in Treating Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a complex and chronic mental disorder affecting more than 2 million people in the United States. Finding appropriate medication to address the various symptoms of schizophrenia and improve the quality of life of these individuals is a constant challenge for psychiatrists and other health care professionals.

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  137. Class of 2011: Lindsy Murphy

    When Lindsy Murphy came to UConn as a freshman, she had no idea that she would be the first student to complete a new dual degree program designed by the University. And yet today, she prepares to graduate a trailblazer, from both the School of Pharmacy and the School of Business

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  138. Two Faculty Named Distinguished Professors

    Carl Maresh, professor of kinesiology and department head in the Neag School of Education, and John B. Morris, professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the School of Pharmacy, have been named Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors.    

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  139. UConn Well-Represented at National Academies of Practice Annual Meeting

    The University of Connecticut was well-represented at this year’s National Academies of Practice (NAP) annual meeting recently held in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ruth Goldblatt, clinical associate professor in the School of Dental Medicine, was inducted as a fellow and two Urban Health Scholars were the first students selected to present posters at the meeting.   […]

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  140. Urban Service Track Members Present at ADEA’s Annual Conference

    UConn dental students and members of the Urban Service Track joined 2,000 clinicians and educators interested in educational innovation and interprofessional achievement in San Diego for the 2011 American Dental Education Association’s Annual Session earlier this month

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  141. Toxic Chemicals Class Helps Make Science Relevant for Students

    Translating complex laboratory research into fundamental principles students can grasp in the classroom is all part of a day’s work for John B. Morris, professor of pharmacy & toxicology and assistant dean for research in the School of Pharmacy.

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  142. Treatment for Stroke-Related Blood Clots Shows Promise

    Devices for removing or destroying blood clots in stroke victims may improve medical outcomes for some patients, but further research is needed to show who might benefit most from the treatment and when it should be applied, according to a new report by University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy researchers and their peers at Hartford […]

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  143. Learning About the Needs of the Most Vulnerable Patient Populations

    An innovative interdisciplinary program for UConn medical students and their peers in the health professions offers students valuable insight into the plight of underserved patients who lack access to high-quality health care.    

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  144. Pharmacy Professor Is Awarded Prestigious V Foundation Grant for Cancer Research

    M. Kyle Hadden, assistant professor of medicinal chemistry at the UConn School of Pharmacy and a researcher affiliated with the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been awarded a prestigious V Scholar grant from the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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  145. UConn Center Reviews Science Behind Research

    Ever hear that cinnamon is good for your health? Maybe you Googled it, turning up thousands of sources proclaiming the spice’s powers in lowering blood sugar and blood pressure and helping with a host of other conditions. The word “miraculous” would have shown up more than once.

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  146. Photo of Michael WhiteHuman Growth Hormone Shows Promise in Treating Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms

    Human growth hormone can be used successfully to treat some symptoms of cystic fibrosis and prevent hospitalizations, but its impact on the disease itself remains unknown, according to a new report produced by the University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital Evidence-based Practice Center.

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  147. Questioning Blood Pressure Treatment

    Treating high blood pressure is often done with medications. But knowing just how effective those medications will be is not easy to determine. Doctors also believe there may be a link between high blood pressure and vitamin D. These questions are being examined by UConn researchers in two studies.

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  148. Pharmacy Students Assist in Drug Disposal

    More than 9,000 pills and patches, plus nearly 350 pounds of other pharmaceuticals, were collected by a group of UConn Health Center pharmacists, UConn pharmacy students and other volunteers at a medication drop-off event on the Health Center campus.

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  149. School of Pharmacy Launches Academic Partnership with University of Bridgeport

    A new partnership between the University of Connecticut and the University of Bridgeport will qualify more students from Fairfield County for UConn’s highly competitive School of Pharmacy.

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  150. 'Arms Race' Targets MRSA

    Amy Anderson and Dennis Wright, both associate professors of medicinal chemistry in the School of Pharmacy, are fighting a small but potent enemy – methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA.

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  151. Class of 2010: Igor Gurevich, Ph.D., School of Pharmacy

    Igor Gurevich first became interested in the drug discovery process while working as a lab technician in the metabolism and pharmacokinetics department of Charles Rivers Laboratories. Wanting to learn more, he decided to go to graduate school for further training “to understand the drug discovery process and have an interesting career in the pharmaceutical industry.”

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  152. Class of 2010: Brian Bachyrycz, Pharm.D., School of Pharmacy

    Class of 2010: Brian Bachyrycz, Pharm.D., School of Pharmacy When Brian Bachyrycz graduates from the School of Pharmacy this month, he will enter into an industry that is already associated with the Bachyrycz name.

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  153. Pharmacy School to Host Interactive Day of Learning for Autism Awareness Month

    On Friday, April 16, the University of Connecticut’s School of Pharmacy will host an interactive day of learning with 12 high-functioning students between the ages of 15 and 21 who have autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.

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  154. Pharmacy Students Unlocking Secrets to Better Medicine

    Graduate students in the UConn School of Pharmacy are learning about more than just molecules and chemical structure – they’re pursuing research that may one day lead to more efficient and effective drugs.

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  155. Michael Pikal, Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

    Michael Pikal, the Pfizer Distinguished Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology and director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Processing Research, has received the Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).    

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  156. Photo of Robin BognerRobin Bogner, Ralph Shangraw Memorial Prize, International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council

    Robin Bogner, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, has been selected as the recipient of the Ralph Shangraw Memorial Prize. This international award is given annually for excellence in research focused on excipients, and is given by the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council. An excipient is an inert substance used as a vehicle for a drug. Bogner […]

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  157. Pharmacy Researchers Urge Caution When Using Alternative Medicines

    The high price of some prescription drugs is forcing many Americans to look toward cheaper alternative medicines to alleviate their ailments. But while the sales of popular dietary supplements and herbal remedies remain strong in the current economy, UConn pharmacists caution that such products often escape Federal Drug Administration review and that their benefits may […]

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  158. Photo of Peter TyczkowskiPeter Tyczkowski, Bowl of Hygeia

    Peter Tyczkowski, coordinator of educational outreach in the School of Pharmacy, was awarded the Bowl of Hygeia on Oct. 1, 2009, at the New England Pharmacists Convention. The Bowl of Hygeia award program is sponsored by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals to recognize pharmacists across the nation for outstanding service to their communities. Award recipients are selected through […]

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  159. Implantable Glucose Sensor Could Spell Relief for Millions of Diabetics

    Inside the laboratories of Board of Trustees distinguished professor of pharmaceutics Diane Burgess, chemistry professor Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos, and engineering professor Faquir Jain, teams of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are helping develop a miniaturized wireless device that will monitor blood glucose levels for three months or more after being inserted under a patient’s skin.

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  160. Pharmacy Professorship Established to Honor Popular Faculty Member

    Alumni, colleagues and friends have established a professorship in community pharmacy practice in honor of Henry A. Palmer, a popular teacher, scholar, and mentor in the School of Pharmacy for more than 40 years. Palmer, who recently attended a reception in his honor and to celebrate the professorship, died in May.

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  161. Pharmacy professor Henry Palmer dies

    Henry A. “Hank” Palmer, a clinical professor and former associate dean in the School of Pharmacy, died May 23. He was 73.

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  162. Class of '09 Graduating Students – Amelia Arnold

    Storrs, CT — Amelia Arnold says working as a clerk in her home town pharmacy sparked her interest in the field.

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  163. Three faculty named Distinguished Professors

    Two faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and one in the School of Pharmacy have been named Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors.  In the School of Pharmacy, Diane Burgess, a national expert in drug delivery systems and a professor of pharmaceutics, is now a distinguished professor.

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  164. Pharmacy faculty to develop medication information database

    The School of Pharmacy has received a $781,000 grant to build an electronic medication information exchange for the state that proponents hope will be a major step forward in improving the delivery of health care in Connecticut.

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  165. Pharmacy students help physicians manage patients’ medications

    With recent studies showing one in three older adults taking at least five prescription drugs and half regularly using dietary supplements or over-the-counter drugs, the need for proper medication management has become a critical health issue in Connecticut and elsewhere. -more-

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  166. UConn Participates In National Effort To Increase Funding For Pharmaceutical Research and Development

    STORRS, CT – As a national leader in pharmaceutical science and engineering, the University of Connecticut supports efforts by the non-profit National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education (NIPTE) to improve the quality of pharmaceuticals and to lower their costs.

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  167. Pharmacy graduate recognized for Alzheimer's research

    David Butler, a recent graduate of the School of Pharmacy’s neurosciences doctoral program in pharmacology and toxicology, is one of five researchers in the country to be recognized as an outstanding young investigator by the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.

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  168. One-On-One Counseling Focuses On Medicare

    WEST HARTFORD, CT – One-on-one counseling is being offered at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work for Medicare beneficiaries to help them evaluate their Part D prescription drug plan options for 2009.

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  169. Pharmacy Professor Holds Students To High Expectations

    STORRS, CT – Robin Bogner wasn’t planning a career in academics. “I thought I’d climb the corporate ladder in the pharmaceutics industry,” says Bogner, an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Connecticut.

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  170. Health Center marks Primary Care Week with focus on prevention

    Through health fairs, hands-on clinics, and seminars, nearly 100 UConn medical, dental, nursing, and pharmacy students got a taste of a career in primary care during the University’s observance of National Primary Care Week, Sept. 20-27.

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  171. Students Travel to China to Learn About Traditional Medicine

    STORRS, CT – A group of University of Connecticut students traveled across the globe this summer to learn about medical practices that have existed for thousands of years.

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  172. Photo of Michael WhiteBeta blockers reduce risk of heart attack, increase stroke risk, large-scale study confirms

    In one of the most stringent studies to date of the popular blood pressure-lowering drugs known as beta blockers, researchers at the UConn/Hartford Hospital Evidence-based Practice Center have confirmed that these drugs reduce the chances of a heart attack following non-cardiac surgery but increase the risk of having a stroke.

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  173. Pharmacy students encouraged to be professional at all times

    Nearly 100 future pharmacists last week donned for the first time the white coats symbolic of the health care professions, and solemnly swore to pursue the highest professional standards in their career.

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  174. Boelsterli Named Boehringer Ingelheim Endowed Chair in Mechanistic Toxicology

    STORRS, CT – Urs Boelsterli, a professor of pharmaceutical sciences and toxicology, was installed as the University of Connecticut’s first Boehringer Ingelheim Endowed Chair in Mechanistic Toxicology today. The endowed chair was established through a $1.25 million gift to the School of Pharmacy from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. in 2006. It is the first such […]

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  175. Pharmacy school to lead new center

    A federal center to be established at the University may help determine which treatments your doctor recommends and which prescription drugs your health plan covers.

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  176. Echinacea Could Cut Chances of Catching Common Cold By More Than Half

    STORRS, Conn. – Echinacea, the most popular herbal supplement in the United States, cuts the chances of catching the common cold by 58 percent and reduces the duration of the common cold by 1.4 days, according to a new University of Connecticut study to be published in the July issue of the prominent British medical […]

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  177. Pharmacy School Honors Palmer

    The School of Pharmacy has announced a fundraising campaign to establish an endowed faculty position in honor of Henry A. Palmer, Ph.D., clinical professor emeritus and director of continuing education. The position will be used to recruit a nationally renowned scholar and researcher to the Department of Pharmacy Practice, explains Robert L. McCarthy, Ph.D., dean […]

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  178. Medical school’s urban service track builds pipeline for inner cities

    UConn’s schools of nursing, pharmacy, medicine, and dental medicine are collaborating on an urban service track to develop and encourage qualified health care professionals to care for the state’s underserved populations in its urban centers.

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  179. Professor focusing on human liver receives toxicology award

    José Manautou always had an inclination for science, particularly biology and chemistry.

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  180. Clot-busting drug helps reduce heart attack deaths, say researchers

    A study conducted by researchers at UConn and Hartford Hospital found that a little-used treatment option for heart attack patients reduces the risk of death by 61 percent.

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  181. Pharmacy Students Match Senior Citizens with Proper Drug Plans

    A group of students in UConn’s School of Pharmacy has been helping many of the Connecticut Department of Social Services’ 48,000 ConnPACE clients find the appropriate Medicare Part D plans to pay for their medications.

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  182. Plans to Relocate Medicinal Garden Underway

    A UConn Advance article from 1956 about the opening of a new School of Pharmacy building on the Storrs campus includes just a brief mention of a “drug garden” planned for the grounds.

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  183. Pheeby, the frog, moves into Pharmacy/Biology

    The new Pharmacy/Biology Building has a new permanent tenant for its glass-enclosed lobby: Pheeby, a 70-pound frog.

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  184. Boehringer Ingelheim contributes $1.25 million to Pharmacy

    The School of Pharmacy has received a $1.25 million gift from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. to establish an endowed chair in mechanistic drug toxicology, the first such chair in the nation.

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  185. Photo of Michael WhiteHailed as wonder drugs, statins do not reduce cancer risk after all

    STORRS, Conn.- The most commonly prescribed class of medications in the United States does not reduce cancer risk after all, despite numerous studies suggesting the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins pack the added punch of cancer prevention, according to a new University of Connecticut study to be published in the Jan. 4 issue of the […]

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  186. Photo of Michael PikalPikal installed as first Pfizer Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology

    Michael Pikal, a professor of pharmaceutical sciences, was installed as the first Pfizer Distinguished Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology on Oct. 14.

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  187. Pharmacy/Biology Building dedication set for Oct. 21

    Standing in the brightly lit laboratory he shares with Sandra Goss in the new Pharmacy/Biology Building, graduate student Bakul Bhatnagar runs through the reasons the building is an improvement on the 52-year-old Hewitt Pharmacy Building.

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  188. Boehringer Ingelheim Pledges $250,000 To UConn's School Of Pharmacy

    Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. has committed $250,000 to support the School of Pharmacy and name the Dosage Forms Laboratory Suite in the new Pharmacy/Biology Building currently under construction.

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  189. Pfizer Endows Distinguished Chair in Pharmacy

    STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut’s School of Pharmacy received a $2 Million gift today from Pfizer Global Research and Development, a division of Pfizer Inc., to endow the school’s first distinguished chair. It is the largest single gift ever received by the school and is the first such endowment Pfizer has made in […]

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  190. Pharmacy Students' Findings Stir Concern About Weight-Loss Supplement

    For the past four years, Michael White has required his pharmacy students to investigate an herbal supplement. He never imagined the stir it would cause when he chose Metabolife 356, the nation’s number one selling weight-loss supplement, for last year’s research project.

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  191. Photo of Robert McCarthyMcCarthy Named As Pharmacy Dean

    Robert McCarthy, head of the pharmacy practice department, has been named dean of the School of Pharmacy. McCarthy, who joined the faculty in August 2001, had been serving as interim dean for the past 15 months, while a permanent replacement was sought.

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  192. Family's Gift To Help Educate Future Community Pharmacists

    For three generations, the Roth family has been dedicated to community pharmacy. Now a generous gift from the family to the University of Connecticut will help ensure that future students in the School of Pharmacy have the tools to carry on this tradition.

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  193. Pharmacy Strengthens Ties With Students Early On

    They’ve dined with deans and fraternized with fellow pharmacy majors. Some have even joined professional organizations. And they are still just freshmen.

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  194. Photo of Michael WhitePharmacy Professor's Stellar Career Owes Start to McDonald's

    Managing a McDonald’s may be an unusual launching pad for a medical professional who treats patients in the cardiovascular unit of a major hospital. But for UConn’s Michael White, the Golden Arches helped nudge him toward a brilliant career in health care.

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