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Champlin Foundations awards URI three grants for technology to support teaching and research

Champlin Foundations awards URI three grants for technology to support teaching and research

The Champlin Foundations have awarded the University of Rhode Island three grants totaling $421,795 to purchase high-tech equipment to advance education and student learning. The three grants will fund new teaching and research tools for in-vitro testing of pharmaceuticals, advanced characterization of powders, and imaging of nanoscale materials and processes.

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Alex and Ani Gift to URI

Alex and Ani donates $1 million to URI to support natural product research

A new $1-million donation to the University of Rhode Island from Alex and Ani, LLC will support natural product research and the discovery of plant-based molecules to improve human well-being. In recognition of the generous gift, the University will name a research lab in the College of Pharmacy building the Alex and Ani Impact Lab.

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SURF Program opens up the world of biomedical research

Sarah Bilida, Julie Scott, and Miles Martin are among the students selected for the 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program working at URI this summer on a variety of biomedical research projects. All of the students’ research will culminate in poster presentations at the annual SURF Conference on Aug. 1 at the URI College of Pharmacy.

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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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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.

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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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C&EN cover story highlights 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.

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Kerry Laplante

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 […]

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Newsletter – Winter 2014 – Special Edition – Celebrating Research

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.

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