College of Pharmacy

Avedisian Hall, 7 Greenhouse Road Kingston, RI 02881

pharmcol@etal.uri.eduOffice: 401.874.2761 Fax: 401.874.2181

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Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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

Located in Suite 245 on Level 2 of Avedisian Hall

URI pharmacy researcher finds beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup

URI pharmacy researcher finds beneficial compounds in pure maple 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 […]

URI pharmacy researcher seeks participants

URI pharmacy researcher seeks participants

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 […]

URI pharmacy professor has patent pending for pain-free method of monitoring drug levels in transplant patients

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 […]

URI pharmacy student targeting breast cancer, AIDS in her research

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 […]

URI student unlocking secrets of Jamun berry to treat cancer

KINGSTON, R.I.–December 1, 2008 — A University of Rhode Island undergraduate majoring in chemistry hopes to unveil the secrets of the garden in her search for natural treatments for such killers as breast cancer. Caroline Killian worked this summer in a laboratory mashing up berries and doing extensive tests to find the degree of anti-cancer […]

Pharmacy professor is berry, berry excited about medicinal plant research at URI

Playing role in returning College of Pharmacy to prominence as plant natural products research center KINGSTON, R.I. – September 25, 2008 – He’s been here less than a year, but Navindra Seeram is already putting the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy back in the spotlight for its research on plants, including the health […]

URI’s College of Pharmacy bolsters natural products chemistry work

Discovering drugs from natural sources part of College’s 50-year history KINGSTON, R.I. – February 25, 2008 – After it opened its doors in 1957, the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy quickly became known for its medicinal plant research. Fifty years later, the College is strengthening its work in pharmacognosy, a branch of pharmacy […]

URI pharmacy professor hunting killer diseases with novel research

South Kingstown resident doing nationally recognized HIV, cancer studies KINGSTON, R.I. – January 23, 2008 – A University of Rhode Island pharmacy professor is developing compounds that could play a major role in the fight against certain cancers, discovering novel compounds to fight the virus that causes AIDS and finalizing development of a cream that […]

New study makes strong case for link between childhood lead exposure, Alzheimer’s disease

URI Pharmacy professor discovers enhanced Alzheimer’s plaques in monkey tissue KINGSTON, R.I. — January 9, 2008 – A University of Rhode Island pharmacy professor has found for the first time evidence of Alzheimer’s-like disease in monkeys that were exposed to lead as infants. Nasser Zawia, a URI professor of biomedical sciences at the College of […]

URI pharmacy professor researches lead exposure

URI pharmacy professor researches lead exposure, builds bridges between U.S. and Middle East in Yemen KINGSTON, R.I. – February 28, 2007 – Nasser Zawia’s year-long Fulbright fellowship in Yemen ended last year, but the associate professor of pharmacy continues work with the country’s scientists and officials on infant exposure to lead and other biomedical research. […]

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