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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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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.


Professor named Ernest Mario Distinguished Chair in Pharmaceutics

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.


A Mission to Bring Promising Alzheimer’s Drug to U.S. patients

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.

Conference on Pharmacogenomic Interplay in Biotransformation and Pharmacokinetics, Aug. 7-8

Conference on Pharmacogenomic Interplay in Biotransformation and Pharmacokinetics, Aug. 7-8

The College of Pharmacy Department of Biomedical Sciences in collaboration with the College’s Office of Professional Development is hosting the Pharmacogenomic Interplay in Biotransformation and Pharmacokinetics Conference on Aug. 7 and 8. The conference’s early registration deadline is July 1.


$18.8 Million for URI-Based Initiative

The Rhode Island IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (RI-INBRE), the URI-based initiative that has greatly expanded biomedical research statewide, has been awarded an additional $18.8 million for the program’s continued expansion over the next five years. Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology Zahir Shaikh has been the principal investigator and program director since the project’s inception in 2001.


C&EN cover story highlights Dr. Seeram’s work

Maple syrup, agave, and honey are well-known for their roles as sweeteners. As such, their primary constituents are simple sugars such as sucrose and fructose. But scientists exploring the composition of these sweeteners are finding them to be surprisingly complicated.

16th Annual URI Diversity Awards Winners

16th Annual URI Diversity Awards Winners

The University of Rhode Island Diversity Awards celebrate students, faculty, administrators and staff members who have demonstrated an emerging, sustained or lifetime commitment to community leadership, academic excellence and service in promoting diversity and multiculturalism. These individuals work in promoting human difference as assets. The Diversity Award is to acknowledge their contribution towards building and […]


Excellence in Research

The URI Council for Research recently recognized Associate Professor Kerry LaPlante with the 2014 Research Excellence Award in the Life Sciences, Physical Science, and Engineering. This award is a reflection of her outstanding scholarship, which makes important contributions to the intellectual community and enhances the research mission of the University. Professor LaPlante is nationally recognized for […]


At URI, it’s Easy Being Green

Senior environmental science major Bianca Peixoto has been passionate about sustainability and environmental protection for as long as she can remember. As the president of the campus group Student Action for Sustainability, Bianca believes that every step taken to reduce our impact on the planet is worthwhile, even the small ones. That’s why her group […]

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