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2014 Rainville Student Leadership Award

2014 Robert L. Carothers Servant Leadership Award Lanh Dang According to Lanh, “Active listening is the gateway to an open mind and even greater ideas.” This 5th year Pharmacy student from Lawrence, MA with an impressive course-load and 3.71 GPA, embodies a servant approach in so many parts of her personal and academic life. She […]

Pharmacy Students Take on Drug Interactions and More in Simulation Lab

Pharmacy Students Take on Drug Interactions and More in Simulation Lab

College of Pharmacy prepares students in virtual clinical setting Step into the CVS Caremark Interdisciplinary Health Delivery Laboratory at URI’s College of Pharmacy, and be prepared for the unexpected as teaching and learning tools virtually come to life. They breathe, they blink, and they have heartbeats. Some of them even bleed. Are they having trouble […]

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Have YOU Signed the Petitions?

We’re encouraging folks to sign two new petitions in support of H.R. 4190 that have just been opened by APhA members Sandra Leal and Steve Soman. As you may already be aware, Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), and Todd Young (R-IN) on March 11 introduced legislation that would enable patient access to, and […]

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Another Successful Year

Post-Graduate Training Residencies and Fellowships Our students continue to be highly successful candidates for post-graduate training in residencies and fellowships. Overall, 22% of the graduating class is pursuing post-graduate training.  This year 82% of URI pharmacy students who applied for PGY1 residencies matched with ASHP-accredited PGY1 programs compared to the national match rate of 64%.  […]

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Newsletter – Winter 2014 – Special Edition – Celebrating Research

This issue affords a special focus on the scientific exploration and scholarly work that our faculty and students are engaged in. While the College is known for the quality of its teaching in the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, the underpinning of that excellence is found in the research conducted by our scientists and clinicians.

Grant Program Boosting Biomedical Research

Grant Program Boosting Biomedical Research

For biomedical researcher Niall G. Howlett, getting $500,000 in startup funding to set up a laboratory seven years ago was critical to establishing roots to pursue research here in Rhode Island. And like other researchers at universities around the state, Howlett, a University of Rhode Island associate professor of cell and molecular biology, found that […]

URI’s Pharmacy Gardeners to Showcase Medicinal Plants

URI’s Pharmacy Gardeners to Showcase Medicinal Plants

URI’s Pharmacy Gardeners to Showcase Medicinal Plants 21st annual Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden show in Providence from Feb. 20 through Feb. 23   KINGSTON, R.I. – February 18, 2014 – Most people don’t know that the University of Rhode Island’s beautiful Heber W. Youngken Jr. Medicinal Plant Garden located in the College of […]

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Paul Hasting ’84, CEO of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to ring the Closing NASDAQ Bell Today

February 7, 2014 – OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [OMED], a clinical-stage company developing novel therapeutics that target cancer stem cells (CSCs), or tumor-initiating cells, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. In honor of the occasion, Paul J. Hastings, Chairman & CEO, will ring the Closing Bell. Paul is a 1984 Alum of the College of […]

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URI Professor Lands $1.3 Million for Nanoparticle Cancer Treatment

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $1.3 million to University of Rhode Island researcher Wei Lu to study the application of inorganic nanoparticles in the treatment of cancer.  

Pharmacy students improve patient awareness of HPV, cervical cancer

Pharmacy students improve patient awareness of HPV, cervical cancer

Pharmacy students improve patient awareness of HPV, cervical cancer Results of 2-year study at Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic found that the mostly Hispanic patients were less knowledgeable than the non-Hispanic patients about HPV, the causes of cervical cancer, and how to protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases.   KINGSTON, R.I. – Nov. 26, 2013 – Jeff Chau […]

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