The University of Rhode Island Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
As a student, Gregory Kelly did an internship at Johns Hopkins, raised money for Doctors without Borders, coordinated blood drives, and was active in the URI Student Alumni Association and Feinstein Enriching America Program. In June , the Pharma grad begins a pharmacy residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Meet Kelsey Norman, president of the URI club field hockey team, academic coach in the New Student Programs Office, and recent PharmD grad as she heads off to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to begin a residency at a V.A. health care facility.
University of Rhode Island Pharmacy professor Jeffrey Bratberg says the way people in this age group tend to take drugs is putting them at higher risk.”They’re taking longer-acting opioids. They’re taking doses that, at certain thresholds, are associated with increased overdose death.”
On April 19, Jackson was honored at the 18th Annual University Diversity Awards for Faculty Excellence “in recognition of her commitment to enhancing the quality of life for students, faculty and staff with disabilities and for other students from diverse perspectives and backgrounds.”
Scientists who once worked together for the global pharmaceutical company Pfizer are now collaborating with URI’s George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience. The group, which is calling itself MindImmune, is working to build a company they hope will find treatment for diseases of the brain—Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neuro-degenerative disorders.
College of Pharmacy faculty and students headed to the Rhode Island State House on April 5, for the 13th Annual Face of Pharmacy event, where they joined forces with members of organizations including Rhode Island Pharmacists Association and Rhode Island Society of Health-System Pharmacists to “put a face” on the issues and legislation that affect pharmacy.
The University of Rhode Island is putting in place a sweeping reorganization of its health programs to maximize cross-disciplinary teaching, research, and outreach and to place the University in a position of strength as health care undergoes rapid change in the United States. URI has established the Academic Health Collaborative to spur cooperation and innovation in the areas of research, inter-professional education, population health, health promotion and recognition and elimination of health disparities.
Pharmacy, nursing, and physical therapy students traveled to Indonesia to participate in an interdisciplinary exploration of global health issues and the social determinants of health there during the University’s January term.
Pomegranates and other “superfoods” are known to have positive effects on the brain—improving functions such as memory and cognition. Now Associate Professor Navindra Seeram and a team of researchers have discovered it may not be the superfoods—rather the way these foodstuffs interact with the body’s microflora during gut microbial metabolism that could lead to breakthroughs in protecting against Alzheimer’s.
Big Data is essential in research and education at URI today. At the College of Pharmacy, Professor Stephen Kogut is using big data from private health insurers and the state’s Medicaid systems to analyze diseases in populations, cost, medication use and hospitalizations. For Rhode Island Medicaid, Kogut and his team analyzed more than 2 million pharmacy dispensing records to try ascertain medication patterns for those with depression to see who might be continuing treatment as recommended.
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