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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 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 on 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 […]


2014 Rainville Student Leadership Award

2014 Robert L. Carothers Servant Leadership Award Lanh Dang According to Lanh, “Active listening is the gateway to an open mind and even greater ideas.” This 5th year Pharmacy student from Lawrence, MA with an impressive course-load and 3.71 GPA, embodies a servant approach in so many parts of her personal and academic life. She […]

Pharmacy Students Take on Drug Interactions and More in Simulation Lab

Pharmacy Students Take on Drug Interactions and More in Simulation Lab

College of Pharmacy prepares students in virtual clinical setting Step into the CVS Caremark Interdisciplinary Health Delivery Laboratory at URI’s College of Pharmacy, and be prepared for the unexpected as teaching and learning tools virtually come to life. They breathe, they blink, and they have heartbeats. Some of them even bleed. Are they having trouble […]

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