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Recent Grants, Awards, and Honors


The Society of Toxicology awards Laura Armstrong the prestigious  Colgate‐Palmolive Award for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods

The Society of Toxicology awards Laura Armstrong the prestigious Colgate‐Palmolive Award for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods

Laura Armstrong awarded Society of Toxicology Colgate‐Palmolive Award   Laura Armstrong has been selected to receive the prestigious Society of Toxicology Colgate‐Palmolive Award for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods. The purpose of the Colgate‐Palmolive Award for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods is to enhance graduate student research training using in vitro methods or alternative techniques to reduce, replace […]

Pharmacy Alumni Dr. Dea T. Belazi ’01, Dr. Diana I. Brixner ’82 & Dr. Al-Sultan ’03 honored at the 2013 Distinguish Achievement Awards

Recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Awards Deans Award, through their longevity and commitment to their chosen field demonstrate a significant contribution to their industry, as well as noteworthy engagement with the University. Engagement is measured by a variety of factors such as: attendance at URI events, participation in URI committees, active membership in the URI Alumni […]

The American Pharmacists Association has named Dr. Normal Campbell ’57 as its Honorary President

Norman A. Campbell launched his career as an educator in 1959 as a teaching assistant in pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin and ever since has been influencing people in and out of the classroom. The University of Rhode Island professor emeritus of pharmacy and 1957 graduate of the Rhode Island College of Pharmacy and Allied […]

Dr. Tracey Taveira Appointed to the Professional Practice Committee for the American Diabetes Association

Tracey Taveira was selected to serve as a member of the Professional Practice Committee for the American Diabetes Association. ADA is confident that Dr. Taveira’s expertise and experiences will be invaluable to the work of this important committee in advancing the mission of the American Diabetes Association. As a Professional Practice Committee member, Dr. Taveira […]

Medicinal Garden Wins an American Society of Landscape Architects Award

Our Youngken Medicinal Garden won its first award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)!  The award was presented by the VT chapter (Vermont Architects) and now the nomination moves on to the national level.  Peter Morgan was also cited for superb maintenance of the garden!  

Dr. Jayne Pawasauskas honored with the Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award

Dr. Pawasauskas was presented with the Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award at the New England Pharmacists Convention at Foxwoods MGM Grand on September 19, 2013.  This award recognizes a pharmacist who has demonstrated excellence in community-based prescription drug abuse prevention. The award is intended to recognize outstanding efforts within the pharmacy community to raise awareness of this serious public health […]

Dr. Anita Jackson Received the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Association (NASPA) Excellence in Innovation Award

Dr. Jackson was presented with the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Association (NASPA) Excellence in Innovation Award at the New England Pharmacists Convention at Foxwoods MGM Grand on September 19, 2013.  This award recognizes and honors a qualified pharmacist who has demonstrated significant innovation in his or her respective practice, method, or service directly or indirectly resulting in […]

APhA-ASP Chapter Professionalism Award

APhA-ASP Chapter Professionalism Award On March 4, 2013 at the Annual APhA Meeting in Los Angeles, CA Casey Brown (URI Chapter President) received the Chapter Professionalism award on behalf of the URI College of Pharmacy APhA-ASP from the national president of the organization. Following the ceremony Dr. Campbell along with members from our chapter displayed […]

URI College of Pharmacy professor honored for research publication

Newport resident brings together health care students for team-based learning KINGSTON, R.I. – April 2, 2013 – Ask Celia MacDonnell what her reaction was when she found out she had been honored for the best pharmaceutical publication in 2012, and her answer may surprise you. “I had no idea what the award even was,” she […]

Kerry Laplante

URI pharmacy professor awarded $703,000 grant from Pfizer to boost R.I. pneumonia vaccination rates

URI pharmacy professor awarded $703,000 grant from Pfizer to boost R.I. pneumonia vaccination rates KINGSTON, R.I. – March 25, 2013 — The Pfizer Medical Education Group has awarded a University of Rhode Island pharmacy professor a $703,000, 2.5-year grant to boost the pneumonia vaccination rate among Rhode Islanders older than 65 and those with compromised […]

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