College of Pharmacy

7 Greenhouse Road Kingston, RI 02881

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The University of Rhode Island Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Bingfang Yan, D.V.M., Ph.D., Department Chair

Located in Suite 245 on Level 2 of the Pharmacy building


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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.

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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.

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$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.

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URI Professor Lands $1.3 Million for Nanoparticle Cancer Treatment

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.  

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Discover the Healing Power of the Sea

In science, amazing discoveries can begin in familiar places—in the ocean, in the plants around us, just about anywhere in the natural world. And at URI, that’s exactly where a group of scientists and their students are looking for newer and more effective medicines to treat infection and a variety of human diseases.Pharmacognosy Professor David […]

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Introducing Dr. Bingfan Yan the New Chair of the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Bingfan Yan was appointed to serve a three year term as the Chair of the Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (BPS) Department commencing October 1, 2013. Dr. Yan is a long-time researcher at the College of Pharmacy, where he has focused on the understanding of how genetic and environmental factors coordinate regulation of the expression […]

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Pharmacy researcher finds most popular weight-loss drug strongly alters other drug therapies

Pharmacy researcher finds most popular weight-loss drug strongly alters other drug therapies KINGSTON, R.I.— December 10, 2012 – A University of Rhode Island researcher has discovered that the weight-loss drug orlistat, known by the brand names Xenical and Alli, inhibits a key enzyme that may lead to “severe toxicity of internal organs such as the […]

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URI’s YouTube Site

3D biomedical science videos receives 1 million hits KINGSTON, R.I. – Dec. 10, 2012 – It can be difficult to understand how drugs like Iressa and Prozac work in the body just from reading a textbook. That’s why students at the University of Rhode Island have been creating 3D models and animations to explain complex […]

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URI researcher sees ‘marine nutraceuticals’ as growth industry for Rhode Island

URI researcher sees ‘marine nutraceuticals’ as growth industry for Rhode Island Chong Lee studies health benefits of marine organisms KINGSTON, R.I. – March 13, 2012 – The marine nutraceutical industry is booming in Europe and Asia, and it has taken off in recent years in Canada as well. While the industry is still in its […]

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Discovering the Configuration of Cancer

Dr Bongsup Cho offers an insight into his current research into environmentally-induced cancer, which will expose how aromatic amines mutate DNA and interfere with its repair mechanisms. Could you briefly describe your current research project? Formation of aromatic amine-DNA adducts is believed to initiate cancer. We are concerned with elucidating the mechanisms by which amine-DNA […]

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