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The University of Rhode Island Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

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College exceeds national marks in several categories

College exceeds national marks in several categories

URI’s Pharm.D. grads achieved a 99 percent pass rate on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination, according to a 2014 report by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. The 2013 pass rate was four points higher than the national average and placed URI’s College of Pharmacy in a tie for first in New England with the University of Connecticut’s pharmacy school.


BSPS major Emily Thomesen finds hope and joy among suffering in Uganda

University of Rhode Island BSPS major and senior swim team captain Emily Thomesen dedicated 10 weeks of her summer in 2014 to listening to the voices of young mothers in Uganda, a country torn by war between the government and rebels.

Alex and Ani Gift to URI

Alex and Ani donates $1 million to URI to support natural product research

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.


Providence Journal: URI Pharmacy exploring the healing power of plants

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.


Pharmacy Professor selected to lead network of palliative care professionals

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.


URI honors Pharmacy alumnus with DAA Presidential Award

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 […]

Pharmacy professors play key role in RI effort to prevent narcotic overdoses

Pharmacy professors play key role in RI effort to prevent narcotic overdoses

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.


QuadAngles, Fall 2014: Sage Advice from Dr. Navindra Seeram

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.


Professor Bratberg on the Ebola virus

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.


SURF Program opens up the world of biomedical research

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.

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