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COP Newsletter Spring 2017
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URI professor receives grant to research cause of kidney transplant failures

KINGSTON, R.I., September 14, 2017 — Nisannne Ghonem, assistant professor at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy, is a recipient of the 2017 Mentored Research Awards from Advance-CTR, a federally funded statewide effort to support clinical research that can be translated into approaches and policies to improve the health of Rhode Islanders.

URI pharmacy student spends summer on front lines of addiction crisis

As the opioid addiction epidemic continues to make headlines and take thousands of lives across the nation, a University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy student has been doing what she can to help combat this public health threat in her hometown of Laconia, N.H.

Anita Jacobson, clinical associate professor at URI’s College of Pharmacy, is pictured with pharmacist Christina Procaccianti at her business, Green Line Apothecary in South Kingstown

URI-led program first in nation to provide treatment from pharmacists that could prevent Lyme disease

In the first program of its kind in the nation, local pharmacies are offering eligible consumers on-site antibiotic treatment to reduce the chance of developing Lyme disease.

Pharmacy Students

URI graduate students launch pharmaceutical company

Three Ph.D. students at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy have started a company that harnesses big data in a novel approach to drug development.

Iman Aberra

Iman Aberra puts her shyness behind her as she embarks on career

When Iman Aberra first visited URI as a high school student from New Jersey, she fell in love with the campus and the welcoming atmosphere at the College of Pharmacy. Those first impressions proved prescient, as Aberra found in URI a community that afforded her ample opportunities to grow academically and personally.

Jennifer Bairam

Students, alumni embrace URI’s mentorship program for pharmaceutical sciences’ students

Jennifer Bairam, a junior in the University of Rhode Island’s Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) program, had been eager to get real-world exposure to potential career paths in the pharmaceutical industry.

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.

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