College of Pharmacy

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3D Facility for Biomedical Sciences:
Animation, Visualization, and Printing

Located on Level 2 of the Pharmacy building

What if you could hold a virus or an antibody in your own hands?

Or actually watch as a cancer drug kinks a DNA, thus blocking its repair?

You can.

At URI, we have created a one-of-a-kind program where students can animate, view, and print three-dimensional models to help them visualize and understand complex concepts and processes. Through this program, our faculty and students have discovered the incredible power of 3D printing and animation as effective teaching tools.


Students present 3D work at International Conference

Pharm.D. student Steven Mathews, along with grad students Matthew Blake and Stephen Norris, developed a poster presentation on 3D modeling and printing as teaching tools in the URI Pharmacy curriculum. They presented their work at the Gordon Research Conference on Visualization in Science and Education, which brought together visualization specialists from around the world.

Providence Journal- R.I. businesses can tap into URI’s Business Engagement Center for help

PROVIDENCE — When The Pizza Gourmet, a Warwick-based maker of wood-grilled pizza crusts, started planning how to keep up with growing sales, co-owner Jack Parente called the University of Rhode Island for some help.Parente, a URI graduate, wanted to know if anyone at the university could design a more efficient grill to cook the crusts […]

URI’s YouTube Site

3D biomedical science videos receives 1 million hits KINGSTON, R.I. – Dec. 10, 2012 – It can be difficult to understand how drugs like Iressa and Prozac work in the body just from reading a textbook. That’s why students at the University of Rhode Island have been creating 3D models and animations to explain complex […]

Discovering the configuration of cancer (PDF)

URI’s 3D animation work featured in the January 2012 issue of International Innovation magazine.

New Printer to Make 3D Models

New printer to make 3D models at URI College of Pharmacy Can render solid, touchable versions of drug, virus molecules, architectural models, and artificial limbs…. February 28, 2011 – Professor Bongsup Cho sat at his desk discussing a new 3-dimensional printer that will soon be a part of the University of Rhode Island’s College of […]

3-D printer to offer hands-on experience for students, create models of molecules

The University of Rhode Island will be introducing a new 3-D printer for the next academic year, which will provide a hands-on approach in learning about chemicals and drugs, and how they affect the human body. Professor of biomedical sciences Bongsup Cho said the printer will most likely be housed in the new pharmacy building […]

New printer to make 3D models at URI College of Pharmacy

Can render solid, touchable versions of drug, virus molecules, architectural models, and artificial limbs…. KINGSTON, R.I. – February 28, 2011 – Professor Bongsup Cho sat at his desk discussing a new 3-dimensional printer that will soon be a part of the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy. As he explained how the printer will […]

Mario Family Foundation Makes $500,000 Gift to URI

Multi-year pledge will support construction of new College of Pharmacy building and specifically fund 3-D Visualization Auditorium KINGSTON, RI – April 8, 2009 – The University of Rhode Island Foundation today announced that the University has received a gift commitment for $500,000 from the Mario Family Foundation, based in Princeton, New Jersey. The gift is […]

Pharmacy professor uses animated movie to teach about diuretics

KINGSTON, R.I. – July 11, 2006 – Roberta S. King was frustrated three years ago when she tried to explain to her University of Rhode Island pharmacy students how diuretic drugs work at a cellular level in the body. “You can talk about how the drugs work and you can use still diagrams, but those […]

URI students demonstrate powerful animation tools for study of complex biomedical processes

$100,000 Champlin Foundations grant provides latest animation technology KINGSTON, R.I. — October 27, 2004 — Powerful computer technology made possible the creation of such animated film hits as Shrek and Finding Nemo. Now, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Champlin Foundations, the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy has similar computer animation technology […]

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