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Student winners of the Pepto Bowl

URI PharmD students winners of 2016 Pepto Bowl

PharmD students Matthew Lippertshauser and Ethan Melillo, members of the Class of 2017, were the first-place winners of the 2016 Student and Pharmacist Self-Care Championship held September 23 at the 12th Annual New England Pharmacists Convention at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Rachel Carley

Pharmacy student works on the discovery of a cholesterol drug that reduces liver inflammation

Third-year pharmacy student Rachel Carley, a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF), has worked on a discovery that could help patients with cholestasis, a condition that impairs the flow of bile from the liver. Carley will continue to work with URI Assistant Professor of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Nisanne Ghonem, testing whether fenofibrate reduces inflammation.

Jessica Goren

Studies by Pharmacy Professor offer hope to patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia

Patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia are not only tormented by their disease, but often receive ineffective treatment. Clozapine, the only effective treatment, is often a last resort because it has unique side effects and risks.

Gregory Kelly 2016 senior profile

Commencement 2016: PharmD Graduating Student Profile

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.

Kelsey Norman

Commencement 2016: PharmD Graduating Student Profile

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.

Jef Bratberg

NPR: Risk of Opioid Overdose Climbs in Middle Age

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.”


PharmD student develops method to improve post-surgical pain management

During a general medicine rotation last summer, Krystal Memmer worked with patients who had recently undergone total joint arthroplasty. “When I was going through my patients’ files I realized that there was a lot of opportunity for improvement of pain management after they had their surgeries. That’s how the research project developed.”

anita jackson

Anita Jackson honored with URI Diversity Award for Faculty Excellence

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.”

Neuroscience Institute Director

Providence Journal reports: Neuroscience startup at URI to focus on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

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.

Student at RI Face of Pharmacy event

Showing the Face of Pharmacy

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.

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