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Recent Grants, Awards, and Honors

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Anita Jackson honored with URI Diversity Award for Faculty Excellence

On April 19, Jackson was honored at the 18th Annual University Diversity Awards for Faculty Excellence “in recognition of her commitment to enhancing the quality of life for students, faculty and staff with disabilities and for other students from diverse perspectives and backgrounds.”

Pharmacy Professor selected to lead network of palliative care professionals

Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Jayne Pawasauskas has been helping her patients manage their pain for more than a decade. With 15 years of clinical practice, research, and network building under her belt, Pawasauskas was recently named chair-elect of the Pain and Palliative Care Practice and Research Network of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

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.

$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.

16th Annual URI Diversity Awards Winners

16th Annual URI Diversity Awards Winners

The University of Rhode Island Diversity Awards celebrate students, faculty, administrators and staff members who have demonstrated an emerging, sustained or lifetime commitment to community leadership, academic excellence and service in promoting diversity and multiculturalism. These individuals work in promoting human difference as assets. The Diversity Award is to acknowledge their contribution towards building and […]

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 […]

2014 Rainville Student Leadership Award

2014 Robert L. Carothers Servant Leadership Award Lanh Dang According to Lanh, “Active listening is the gateway to an open mind and even greater ideas.” This 5th year Pharmacy student from Lawrence, MA with an impressive course-load and 3.71 GPA, embodies a servant approach in so many parts of her personal and academic life. She […]

URI professor lands $1.3 million for nanoparticle cancer treatment

URI professor lands $1.3 million for nanoparticle cancer treatment

< Previous Article | Next Article > Wei Lu Awarded $1.3 Million for Nanoparticle Cancer Treatment “I am very grateful for this support, without which I could not have gotten this major federal funding.” – Wei Lu   The National Institutes of Health has awarded $1.3 million to University of Rhode Island researcher Wei Lu […]

URI College of Pharmacy Medicinal and Wellness Garden wins another design award

URI College of Pharmacy Medicinal and Wellness Garden wins another design award

The garden received the Rhode Island Chapter of ASLA highest award the 2013 President’s Award of Excellence. The award was given to Wagner/Hodgson Landscape Architecture of Burlington, VT. The jury commented that the project represented a “very thoughtful and responsive design”, with “excellent collaboration between landscape architect and artist”, and “exemplary execution of site detailing”.

URI Professor Wins Grant to Study Possible Alcoholism Treatment

DR. FATEMEH AKHLAGHI, a University of Rhode Island professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, has received $1.65 million from the National Institutes of Health to study a new treatment for alcoholism in collaboration with Dr. Lorenzo Leggio of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

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