Research at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy is among the highest quality in the nation. Our faculty includes a group of world-renowned, respected experts in biomedical, clinical, and applied pharmaceutical sciences, exemplifying highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, and cutting-edge research in the following three areas:
Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, on diverse topics such as drug discovery and development through assay, synthesis, modeling, natural product isolation and related mechanisms. Specializations include molecular toxicology, novel drug delivery, epigenetics, and clinical pharmacology. Target areas include cancer, chemoprevention, HIV, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, infectious and orphan diseases.
Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, on medication adherence and quality improvement measurement, pharmacovigilance and post-marketing surveillance studies, emerging epidemiologic methods, health system innovation and pharmacy practice-related evaluations, decision and cost-effectiveness analyses, comparative effectiveness and drug utilization research.
Pharmacy Practice, on diverse areas including the scholarship of teaching, innovative interdisciplinary practice models, collaborative care and medication therapy management, innovations in pharmacist-directed chronic disease management, and bench-to-bedside antimicrobial research.
The College of Pharmacy offers highly-specialized, cutting-edge graduate M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in pharmaceutical sciences. We are passionate about research and mentoring and committed to training the next generation of scientists, practitioners, and academics in biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice.
The Office of Research and Graduate Education provides faculty support for the development of independent and collaborative as well as promoting and advancing the achievements of the college’s research on a local, national and global level.
Metabolism management could be key KINGSTON, R.I. – January 4, 2012 – Abraham Kovoor was studying a brain protein, called RGS9-2, that he had previously related to the involuntary, random and repetitive body movements that are side effects of drugs used to treat Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia. While studying these side effects, which are called [...]
Plus you can earn an easy $40. KINGSTON, R.I. – September 10, 2010 – If you have diabetes and are taking Lipitor™ you might want to join a University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy study that could help you and others with the disease. Fatemeh Akhlaghi, URI associate professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, [...]
Ranked 18th in National Institutes of Health funding KINGSTON, R.I. – August 30, 2010 – The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy ranked 18th in the country for the amount of National Institutes of Health research funding it attracted in 2009, according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. URI’s $6.3 million in [...]
KINGSTON, R.I. – June 21, 2010—University of Rhode Island Pharmacy Professor Bongsup Cho knows there are cancer-causing chemicals in diesel fumes and cigarette smoke. The biomedical scientist also knows that some of the same chemicals are found in the gooey tar balls that are being produced as a result of the oil spill in the [...]
For maple syrup producers and lovers, this could be the best of times and the worst of times. March is typically the peak time for tapping sugar maple trees for the sap that gets distilled into the sweet, amber elixir aficionados consider far superior to the cheap, fake stuff made from high fructose corn syrup. [...]
KINGSTON, R.I. – March 22, 2010 – Before you dig in to your next stack of French toast or waffles, you might want to pour on pure maple syrup. That’s because University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram, who specializes in medicinal plant research, has found more than 20 compounds in maple syrup from Canada [...]
Lipitor metabolism study in patients with diabetes KINGSTON, R.I. – December 1, 2009 – A researcher in the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy is seeking subjects for a study focusing on the metabolism and side effects of Lipitor™ on patients with diabetes. Fatemeh Akhlaghi, URI associate professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, has [...]
Use of saliva would reduce need for blood tests KINGSTON, R.I. – March 27, 2009 –The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is reviewing a University of Rhode Island pharmacy professor’s proposal to use saliva as a non-invasive way to monitor concentrations of anti-rejection drugs in patients that undergo transplants. Associate Professor of Pharmacy Fatemeh Akhlaghi [...]
KINGSTON, R.I. –January 9, 2009—For Jessica Lehmann, a fourth-year pharmacy student and member of the University of Rhode Island track and field team, her fight against killers like cancer is personal. That’s because her mother is a breast cancer survivor. The Park Ridge, N.J. resident took that personal interest and worked last summer as a [...]