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Bingfang Yan

URI Big Thinker: Professor Bingfang Yan

Bingfang Yan, professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, has made his reputation identifying adverse reactions among prescription medications. His studies often examine drugs that hit the marketplace as much-needed therapeutic breakthroughs and their interactions with medications typically prescribed along with them.

Susan Johnson

URI Big Thinker: COP Alumna Susan Johnson ’81, ’88

Susan Johnson, an alumna of the College of Pharmacy, made her mark on health care nationally when she pioneered hospital clinics for patients taking anti-coagulant drugs. Providing on-site, instant blood test results brought more precise dosing of these tricky-to-manage anti-clotting drugs and helped to reduce patient hospitalizations.

URI receives more than $600,000 in grants from The Champlin Foundations

URI receives more than $600,000 in grants from The Champlin Foundations

The Champlin Foundations, one of the oldest philanthropic organizations in Rhode Island, has awarded the University of Rhode Island five grants totaling $602,580. These funds support educational tools and technologies in communications, engineering, pharmacy and health sciences, significantly enhancing student engagement and bolstering a broad spectrum of programs at URI.

Ginger Lemay

Van Beuren Foundation renews grant for pharmacist home visits

The van Beuren Charitable Foundation has renewed funding for at-home pharmacist care implemented by the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy/Academic Health Collaborative in conjunction with Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties.

Bingfang Yan, University of Rhode Island professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, in his lab. (Photo by Mike Salerno)

Hepatitis C and HIV medications can be adversely interacted when used together, URI pharmacy professor reports

In the past few years, the normally reticent scientific community heralded as revolutionary new medications for Hepatitis C, saying the drugs would bring a major shift in the treatment of the chronic and potentially fatal viral infection that affects 150 million people worldwide.

Linda Thomas of Slocum and Samantha Clark of Coventry

Technology-tutoring program erodes generation gap

The generation gap is shrinking one mouse click at a time, and the University of Rhode Island is helping to close it. In fall 2015 faculty from the Colleges of Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Arts and Sciences launched the URI Engaging Generations: Cyber-Seniors Program, an offshoot of an initiative started by teenage sisters in Canada in 2009 that has expanded […]

Kerry LaPlante and Rebecca Reece: Making sure antibiotics still work

Kerry LaPlante and Rebecca Reece: Making sure antibiotics still work

Antibiotics are one of the most significant scientific developments of the 20th century. They have made infections that were once fatal routinely treatable, while also allowing for other medical advances, like cancer chemotherapy and organ transplants, because antibiotics can treat a serious infection if it occurs.

Antoinette Gagliard, a physical therapy major from Walpole, Mass., works with Pauline Tudino of Narragansett during the Senior Health and Wellness Program held at URI in October.

Both older adults, URI students learn from health screenings

An older man carefully walks a straight line marked on the carpet while students assess his gait. Down the hall, a woman rises from her wheelchair to demonstrate a new prosthesis. In a room nearby, students advise a woman on medication use.

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.

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