The University of Rhode Island Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
A new $1-million donation to the University of Rhode Island from Alex and Ani, LLC will support natural product research and the discovery of plant-based molecules to improve human well-being. In recognition of the generous gift, the University will name a research lab in the College of Pharmacy building the Alex and Ani Impact Lab.
Associate Professor Navindra Seeram and Senior Gardener Peter Morgan—along with the College’s acclaimed medicinal garden and greenhouse—were featured in the Sunday, November 14 issue of the Providence Journal, offering readers a garden tour and a primer on the healing properties of plants.
Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Jayne Pawasauskas has been helping her patients manage their pain for more than a decade. With 15 years of clinical practice, research, and network building under her belt, Pawasauskas was recently named chair-elect of the Pain and Palliative Care Practice and Research Network of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
At the URI Distinguished Achievement Award ceremony on Oct. 25, Paul Hastings ’84 received a 2014 Presidential Award for his professional achievements, leadership, and community service. Hastings is chairman and chief executive officer of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, a leader in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries for more than 20 years. Hastings has served as president and CEO […]
Rhode Island has one of the highest opioid overdose rates in the country, but the URI College of Pharmacy is playing a key role in helping to reverse that trend. Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Jeffrey Bratberg and Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Kelly Orr have led efforts to make an anti-overdose drug more accessible to Rhode Islanders.
Navindra Seeram, associate professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, knows that the brighter your food, the better your diet. He show know. Head of the Bioactive Botanical Research Laboratory, he also oversees the Heber Youngken Jr. Medicinal Garden at the College of Pharmacy.
University of Rhode Island Professors Jef Bratberg and Annie De Groot have been at the forefront of several public health emergencies during their careers, but they agree that in the United States, Ebola won’t be one of them.
Sarah Bilida, Julie Scott, and Miles Martin are among the students selected for the 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program working at URI this summer on a variety of biomedical research projects. All of the students’ research will culminate in poster presentations at the annual SURF Conference on Aug. 1 at the URI College of Pharmacy.
Professor of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Fatemeh Akhlaghi, who has gained a national reputation for her work on alcoholism, Type 2 diabetes, and measuring drug levels in organ transplant patients, has been named the Ernest Mario Distinguished Chair in Pharmaceutics. Professor Akhlaghi was named to the prestigious post this summer.
If Professor Nasser H. Zawia succeeds in his quest for an effective new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease—and the evidence so far suggests he will—it will be more than a medical triumph with the potential to benefit millions. It will be proof that there is still room in this age of profit-driven drug development for a researcher primarily motivated by empathy and a passion for science.
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