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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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
The garden received the Rhode Island Chapter of ASLA highest award the 2013 President’s Award of Excellence. The award was given to Wagner/Hodgson Landscape Architecture of Burlington, VT. The jury commented that the project represented a “very thoughtful and responsive design”, with “excellent collaboration between landscape architect and artist”, and “exemplary execution of site detailing”.
Researchers striving to understand the origins of dementia are building the case against a possible culprit: lead exposure early in life. A study spanning 23 years has now revealed that monkeys who drank a lead-rich formula as infants later developed tangles of a key brain protein, called tau, linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Though neuroscientists say […]
URI’s APhA-ASP chapter has submitted their entry into the annual APhA-ASP video competition. This year’s theme was “Be the Change” which the team approached by creating a music video with which adapts Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror with original pharmacy related lyrics. The chapter assembled a team to produce the video with pharmacy students being […]
DR. FATEMEH AKHLAGHI, a University of Rhode Island professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, has received $1.65 million from the National Institutes of Health to study a new treatment for alcoholism in collaboration with Dr. Lorenzo Leggio of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
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