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  • Inside a Genoa pharmacy included in the study. Study shows pharmacists can safely, effectively start treatment for patients with opioid use disorder - URI Pharmacy professor part of first-of-its-kind pilot study published in New England Journal of Medicine, showing patients can safely start care in community pharmacies without physician visit Researchers at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University found that pharmacists — not just physicians and clinicians at doctors’ offices […]
  • Pharmacy professor’s study aims to ease age-related disorders - Assistant Professor Jaime Ross’ look at role of role of epigenetics in age-related cognitive decline funded by grant from the National Institutes of Health Aging is a complex process affecting virtually all vital parts of an organism, characterized by an overall decrease in cellular functions that lead to increasing risk of disease and death. As […]
  • Edward Avedisian, URI College of Pharmacy benefactor, dies at age 85 - The University of Rhode Island is saddened to announce the passing of URI friend, benefactor and honorary degree recipient, Edward Avedisian. Dr. Avedisian was a longtime supporter of the College of Pharmacy, where he endowed a scholarship and academic chair, and provided naming support for the LEED-certified College of Pharmacy building. Each of these gifts […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy Clinical Associate Professor Anita Jacobson and Pharm.D. candidate Emily Lancor '24 distribute Narcan at a community site in Hope Valley. URI’s Community First Responder Program to help stop overdoses throughout New England, thanks to new federal grant - $1.3 million award will fund distribution of thousands of life-saving naloxone kits, community overdose reversal training The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy’s Community First Responder Program (CFRP) has distributed thousands of life-saving Naloxone kits over the last three years while educating members of the community to reverse opioid overdoses. The program has now […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy Professor Matthew Bertin collects algae on a research vessel. He studies algal blooms in salt and fresh water, identifying new toxins in the blooms. URI Pharmacy study identifying new toxins in algal blooms - Assistant Professor Matthew Bertin’s study funded by $400,000 federal grant focuses on freshwater lakes, rivers Bacterial algal blooms and the toxins they produce are a persistent problem in freshwater lakes and rivers, and have affected local populations by contaminating drinking water and placing a significant burden on local economies due to diminished recreational activity. The […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy Annual Report 2022 - The many significant accomplishments of the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the URI College of Pharmacy are chronicled in the 2022 Annual Report.
  • Pharm.D. students awarded scholarships at 65th annual Youngken Pharmacy Clinic - Nine URI College of Pharmacy students were awarded scholarships Thursday during the college’s 65th annual Heber W. Youngken Jr. Pharmacy Clinic. The conference, named for the inaugural dean of the URI College of Pharmacy, brought together practicing pharmacists and pharmacy educators for a continuing education summit hosted by the College of Pharmacy and URI Office […]
  • 65th Annual Youngken Clinic offers pharmaceutical discussion, continuing education credit - The conference on Nov. 3 features nationally renowned physician, author, journalist and TV host Dr. Bob Arnot The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy will present its Heber W. Youngken, Jr. Pharmacy Clinic on Nov. 3, offering pharmacists and pharmacy technicians valuable continuing education credits, and featuring nationally renowned physician, author, journalist and TV […]
  • Jessica Alber, standing, (URI photo by Michael Salerno) URI neuroscientist gets $10.3 million grant for retinal scanning research to detect early-stage Alzheimer’s - Jessica Alber, assistant professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at the George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rhode Island, is looking to change the way doctors diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, a change that could raise new possibilities for treatment.
  • Pharmacy Class of 2026 welcomed to profession during White Coat Ceremony - Check out a gallery of photos of new pharmacy students receiving their white coats, reciting the Oath of a Pharmacist More than 100 new University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy students officially entered into the field of pharmacy Oct. 14 as they donned their white coats for the first time. Pharmacy Dean Paul Larrat […]
  • Maple Syrup is a ‘Hero Ingredient’ Maple, Research - Creating “better-for-you foods” that not only taste great but also pack a nutritional punch has been a major focus of research in the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy’s Bioactive Botantical Lab for several years. And now, an expanded collaboration with Johnson & Wales University aims to further publicize the nutritional and culinary benefits derived from maple.
  • Maple Syrup is a ‘Hero Ingredient’ - URI College of Pharmacy researchers partner with JWU to leverage culinary nutrition, food science and chemistry to increase maple syrup consumption Creating “better-for-you foods” that not only taste great but also pack a nutritional punch has been a major focus of research in the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy’s Bioactive Botantical Lab for […]
  • MJ Kanaczet, director of Healthcare Work Development New Director of Healthcare Workforce Development at URI coordinates training for RI health professionals - The office that for years has provided accredited continuing education and professional development programs in the URI College of Pharmacy has expanded beyond pharmacists to offer training programs to health care professionals across the board.
  • Alexandra Vasta Expertise on display - Pharmacy students’ research projects prominent at 15th annual undergraduate R.I. Summer Research Symposium The state’s flagship research institution, the University of Rhode Island, offers several research opportunities for undergraduate students, a virtual alphabet soup of intellectual possibility: SURF, EPSCoR, RI-INBRE, MARC U*STAR, and more. These acronyms all spell opportunity for motivated undergraduate students to contribute […]
  • Clinical Professor Anita Jacobson and Pharm.D. candidate Emily Lancor '24 distribute Narcan at a community site in Hope Valley. A similar outreach effort in Cranston directly resulted in saving a life. Life saved after URI Community First Responder Program outreach - Local resident uses Narcan that Pharmacy students gave him to reverse an overdose just two days later A URI College of Pharmacy Community First Responders event made an immediate impact on the community recently, playing a direct role in saving a life on Aug. 15. Pharmacy students Elliana Spagnolo and Jacob Derby were staffing a […]
  • Gallery: STEAM summer camp students get lesson in pharmaceutical science - URI College of Pharmacy professors hosted the high school-aged students in Avedisian Hall Students from Global Science & Envirotech, Inc.’s STEAM summer camp stopped by the URI College of Pharmacy last week for a lesson on medicinal compounding, and a tour through the Youngken Medicinal Garden outside Avedisian Hall. Professors Jie Shen, Matthew Lacroix and […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy Summer Newsletter 2022 - The recent significant accomplishments by URI College of Pharmacy faculty, staff, students and alumni are chronicled in the College’s Summer Newsletter.
  • College of Pharmacy Clinical Professor Kristina Ward Pharmacy professor selected as AACP Academic Leadership Fellow - Kristina Ward one of just 35 ‘aspiring leaders’ selected from throughout the United States and Puerto Rico College of Pharmacy Clinical Professor Kristina Ward will represent the University of Rhode Island in a national pharmacy leadership program as an Academic Leadership Fellow in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The AACP program supports and […]
  • GALLERY: Hooding Ceremony honors Pharmacy Doctorate, Master’s degree recipients - URI College of Pharmacy Dean Paul Larrat and Director of Graduate Programs Angela Slitt congratulated graduating students receiving Masters of Science in Pharmaceutical Studies and Doctor of Philosophy and Pharmaceutical Sciences degrees during the college’s annual “Hooding Ceremony” May 20. The 2022 Masters graduates include: Michaela Anelundi Joyce Hou Terra Marie Jouaneh Justin Trickett Kara […]
  • Gallery: URI College of Pharmacy inducts second Hall of Fame class - The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy inducted four luminaries of the pharmaceutical profession into the College’s Hall of Fame during a ceremony May 13. Inductees include the inaugural dean of the College, Heber W. Youngken, Jr.; former Associate Dean Norma Owens, who retired from the College in 2021; former Assistant Dean Lois Vars; […]
  • Commencement 2022: Pharmacy graduate aims to share her knowledge, and her music - While still a high school student deciding on her collegiate future, Marisa Jacobs was sitting in the admissions office of a pharmacy college at a large East Coast university — one of two at the top of her list of potential schools — talking about her talents for math and science, her love of writing […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy to induct second Hall of Fame class - Four inductees will be honored during ceremony May 13. Register today The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy will induct four luminaries of the pharmaceutical profession into the College’s Hall of Fame during a ceremony next week. Inductees include the inaugural dean of the College, Heber W. Youngken, Jr.; former Associate Dean Norma Owens, […]
  • A URI Pharmacy student leads a patient consultation during an Interprofessional Education event at Brown University. Pharmacy students join Nursing, PT colleagues in Interprofessional Education event at Brown University - In its 15th year, program aims to teach integrated patient care URI students from the College of Pharmacy joined those from nursing, physical therapy and social work students in multidisciplinary teams, working together on a variety of patient-focused healthcare simulations during an interprofessional education collaboration at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University April 27. […]
  • Annual showcase highlights pharmacy student research projects; winners announced - With subjects as varied as the effects of ibuprophin, the use of nanotech in solar energy, and a study of shrimp aquaculture, along with many more, dozens of URI College of Pharmacy students showed off their research projects during the annual Student Research Showcase in the lobby of Avedisian Hall April 28. Faculty members reviewed […]
  • Graduating PharmD student Michael Burkett is pictured with Capt. Bill Leahult and Clinical Professor Jeffrey Bratberg. URI pharmacy student recognized nationally for public health service - Michael Burkett was awarded the Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award from the United States Public Health Service URI College of Pharmacy student Michael Burkett has earned national recognition for his commitment to public health and community advocacy from the United States Public Health Service. Captain Bill Lehault, himself a pharmacist from the Commissioned Core […]
  • URI Pharmaceutical Development Institute to host open house in state-of-the-art facility - Guests have a chance to experience pharmaceutical development in action. Space is limited; register today The University of Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Development Institute will hold a week-long open house in April, giving the campus community and the public a look at state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical education, development, manufacturing and testing. The open house will include hands-on tours […]
  • Scott Campbell Former pharmacy owner, compliance officer named URI’s 2022 Campbell Award winner - URI alumnus Scott Campbell will receive the award for Ethics and Excellence in Healthcare during Seminar By the Sea The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy has announced alumnus Scott Campbell will receive the Dr. Norman A. Campbell Award for Ethics and Excellence in Healthcare, honoring the “consummate professional” for his dedication to patients […]
  • Anthony Solomon In Memory of the Honorable Anthony J. Solomon - The Rhode Island Pharmacy community lost a dear friend, pharmacist, entrepreneur, public service leader and beloved family member earlier this week, Anthony J. Solomon.  We extend our condolences to the Solomon family, honor Anthony for his service in the Rhode Island community, and thank him for raising a strong lineage of pharmacists.  Last October, The […]
  • A student tries out the virtual reality system the College of Pharmacy uses to teach complex drug mechanisms. Unique Virtual Reality system gives URI pharmacy students new perspective on drug interactions, biological processes - VR is the latest advancement in the URI College of Pharmacy’s 3-D program Imagine shrinking down to the size of a single molecule and flying through the human body, getting the chance to watch the body’s biological processes at the molecular level. URI College of Pharmacy students are doing just that — virtually, of course […]
  • College of Pharmacy to host 37th annual Seminar By the Sea Northeast Regional Conference March 17-18 - Pharmacists from around the region will gather to discuss key issues, earn continuing education credit; register today Pharmacists from around the region will earn valuable continuing education credits while discussing some of the most pressing current pharmacy and healthcare issues during the 37th annual Seminar by the Sea Northeast Regional Conference presented by the University […]
  • First-year students Nisha Kakwani and Willy Njeru explain why they chose URI. Read below. College meets admission goals despite COVID, national challenges to pharmacy schools - “I believe the most important part of recruiting students is building a relationship.” Clinical Professor Erica Estus, who heads up the URI College of Pharmacy recruiting program, has faced major obstacles over the past two years establishing those relationships while the COVID-19 pandemic prevented prospective students from visiting Avedisian Hall. Coupled with a national downturn […]
  • URI pharmacy professor appointed president of RI Society of Health-System Pharmacists - Maggie Charpentier will lead local chapter’s advocacy for pharmacists, patient care, public health University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy Clinical Professor Maggie Charpentier has been appointed President of the Rhode Island Society of Health-System Pharmacists (RISHP), putting her in position to expand advocacy for pharmacists in the state with the ultimate goal of further […]
  • Professor Theodore Walls Tracking of personal digital health among Parkinson’s patients examined in Psychology, Pharmacy study - The use of self-tracking of bio-behavioral states along with prescription dosing information is increasingly popular in the care and study of many human diseases. Parkinson’s Disease is particularly amenable to such tracking, as patients live with the progressive disease for many years, increasing motivation to pursue quality of life changes through careful monitoring of symptoms […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy Annual Report 2021 - From the selfless service of College personnel to groundbreaking research projects, some of the many recent accomplishments of the URI College of Pharmacy are chronicled in the College’s 2021 Annual Report.
  • BSPS student wins first place in Undergraduate Research Showcase - BSPS student wins first place in Undergraduate Research Showcase Maggie Hill won for her project combating disease in shrimp A URI College of Pharmacy student’s study on a common disease affecting shrimp in aquaculture projects recently won first place at the Undergraduate Research Showcase on campus. Maggie Hill, a BSPS student in the College of […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy Professors Attract Millions in Research Funding - University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy researchers continue to grow and expand the research goals of the College through securing collaborations and funding with private and federal sponsors. Below is a list of College-led projects that were funded at the University between January and August 2021. Matthew Bertin Evaluating Abundance and Persistence of the […]
  • A Smashing Success: 2021 High School Day Returns In-Person to Avedisian Hall - More than 75 high school students descended on Avedisian Hall Nov. 12 to learn about the College of Pharmacy and the opportunities it offers during the College’s annual High School Day. High school students with an interest in a career in pharmacy and their families and teachers were welcomed to tour the building, and interact […]
  • URI pharmacy professors debated recreational cannabis legalization - This year, the Rhode Island State Senate approved legalization of recreational use of cannabis in the state, but the issue continues to be debated in the state House of Representatives. Should the General Assembly end the state prohibition and legalize adult use of cannabis as 19 other states — including nearby Massachusetts — have already […]
  • Pharm.D. students awarded scholarships at 64th annual Youngken Pharmacy Clinic - Eight URI College of Pharmacy students were awarded scholarships Thursday during the college’s 63rd annual Heber W. Youngken Jr. Pharmacy Clinic. The conference, named for the inaugural dean of the URI College of Pharmacy, brought together practicing pharmacists and pharmacy educators for a continuing education summit hosted by the College of Pharmacy and Academic Health […]
  • COVID-19 Panel Discussion: ‘It Takes a Village: Managing COVID as a Team’ - Register today for the latest expert panel discussion on the response to COVID-19 on Nov. 3, 6 p.m.
  • Grant helps URI’s Community First Responder Program combat opioid deaths throughout Rhode Island - Rhode Island Foundation provides $250,000 to College of Pharmacy program The URI College of Pharmacy’s Community First Responder Program (CFRP) will be able to buy thousands more Narcan opioid overdose prevention kits to distribute across Rhode Island, thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation. The CFRP provides free Narcan and educational training […]
  • URI pharmacy professor wins prestigious lifetime achievement award - Professor of Pharmacy Robert Dufresne has won the Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award A University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy professor and alumnus has won the Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award, a lifetime achievement award presented by the national College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists, which is among the most prestigious in the psychiatric […]
  • AHC hosts latest COVID-19 Panel Discussion: ‘The COVID Kids’ - The virtual panel discussion is scheduled for Oct. 20, 6 p.m.
  • Pharmacy Class of 2025 welcomed to profession during White Coat Ceremony - More than 120 new University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy students officially entered into the field of pharmacy Oct. 1 as they donned their white coats for the first time.
  • 64th Annual Youngken Clinic offers insightful discussion, CE credit - Hosted by the URI Office of Continuing Professional Development, pharmacy clinic offers credit for pharmacists, pharmacy techs The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy will present its Heber W. Youngken, Jr. Pharmacy Clinic on Nov. 4, offering pharmacists and pharmacy technicians one last chance to secure valuable continuing education credits before the end of […]
  • Photos: URI students officially become pharmacists in training - White Coat Ceremony welcomes class of 2021 to the profession
  • New $19.9M grant will expand hub for translational science, biomedical research in Rhode Island - Advance-CTR supports researchers from URI and other institutions, helping bring their work from the lab to the community
  • Professor Xinyuan Chen and Ph.D. student Yiwen Zhao work in Chen’s lab on a virus-like particle platform they hope will help lead to a universal flu vaccine. Pharmacy professor develops novel virus-like particle platform for vaccine delivery - Xinyuan Chen aims to produce universal flu vaccine, new coronavirus vaccine A University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy professor has developed a novel virus-like particle platform to safely and more effectively deliver vaccines to the body, a next step in the potential development of a universal flu vaccine and a new coronavirus vaccine. Dr. […]
  • Study to use algal blooms to reduce neuroinflammation progresses - Matt Bertin’s research into the use of chemicals from algal blooms published in national journal A URI College of Pharmacy professor’s study on the potential use of chemicals commonly found in algal blooms to reduce neuroinflammation has been published in a journal of one of the largest scientific organizations. Assistant Professor of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical […]
  • URI program trains CNAs to administer medication to patients - Students attain certification as medication technicians in state facilities Certified Nursing Assistants in Rhode Island Department of Health-approved long-term care facilities will soon be able to administer medications to patients, helping relieve the burden on nurses in often short-staffed facilities. The initiative is thanks to a partnership involving the University of Rhode Island College of […]
  • URI Pharmaceutical Development Institute partners with RI Bio on innovative workforce training program - Introduction to Biotechnology is one of several online and in-person courses the Institute offers for biopharmaceutical employees The University of Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Development Institute has teamed up with RI Bio, Back to Work RI, and Rhode Island’s Department of Labor and Training to introduce workers to careers in biotechnology. “Introduction to Biotechnology” is a […]
  • Gallery: URI College of Pharmacy 2021 Commencement - Dean Paul Larrat, joined by URI President David Dooley, Provost Donald DeHayes, and the faculty and staff of the College of Pharmacy, conferred degrees upon the graduating class of 2021 on May 23.
  • Marie Rodriguez Pharmacy graduate motivated by heartbreaking family experience, desire to care for others - Marie Rodriguez completed her PharmD studies while caring for ailing parents Like many who consider a career in a health care field, Marie Rodriguez always had an interest in caring for others. Unlike most, the graduating URI College of Pharmacy student has unfortunately gotten plenty of hands-on experience in her own home, which has only […]
  • James Cocozza Pharmacy student wins prestigious Rainville Student Leadership Award - A University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy student is among three undergraduate student leaders the university selected to receive a prestigious A. Robert Rainville Student Leadership Award. PharmD major James Cocozza credits being a Resident Assistant for more than five years and the president of the Housing and Residential Life Community Leadership Board for […]
  • Pharmacy students Yan Cen and Melissa Gianetti prepare COVID-19 vaccinations at Westerly Senior Center, where they volunteer drawing up and administering vaccines. URI Pharmacy students, professors vaccinate hundreds at Westerly Senior Center - URI College of Pharmacy faculty, staff and students have been making a difference on the front lines of the pandemic from the beginning, and that continues as the COVID-19 vaccination effort shifts from larger clinics to more targeted areas to reach populations that have not yet been vaccinated. Students Melissa Gianetti and Yan Cen have […]
  • Brendan Craveiro is among the inaugural graduates of the URI online therapeutic cannabis course. URI online therapeutic cannabis program to graduate inaugural class - First of its kind program educates students in multiple positions in one of nation’s fastest-growing industries The inaugural class of the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy’s groundbreaking online undergraduate certificate program in therapeutic cannabis studies, is set to graduate this spring, adding educated personnel to one of the fastest growing industries in the […]
  • College of Pharmacy professors attract millions in research funding - The following URI College of Pharmacy research awards represent the effort and hard work that researchers have endured during a challenging work environment. The COP Research Committee would like to recognize all COP investigators for leading the research community and showing their commitment to research progress at the University. This list is a compilation COP […]
  • URI doctoral students’ Brainy Adventure to help teach school students about brain science - We may not know it by name, but executive functioning is something we use every day. It helps us to remember information, gives us the flexibility to multitask, and helps us control our attention, behavior and thoughts.
  • URI College of Pharmacy leads northeast, among best in nation in postdoctoral residency placement rate - Nearly 80 percent of Class of 2021 applicants earned residencies for postgraduate year 1, well ahead of the 63 percent average The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy continues to be a national leader in pharmacy education, most recently placing first in the northeast and no. 8 nationally in postdoctoral residency placement rate for […]
  • Pharmacists, nurses tackle key healthcare issues during Seminar By the Sea - Health professionals from around the region met to discuss some of the most pressing healthcare issues of the day while earning continuing education credit during the 36th annual Seminar by the Sea Northeast Regional Conference presented by University of Rhode Island Office of Continuing Professional Development. Seminar By the Sea brings together pharmacists, nurses, students […]
  • URI researchers develop new test for coronavirus, launch clinical trial - Non-invasive saliva test increases access, is accurate, simple and cost-effective
  • A new COVID-19 test - Today, most COVID-19 conversation is about the when and where of the vaccine. But the country’s public health experts have been clear—now is not the time to take our foot off the gas when it comes to testing. Continued access to affordable, reliable testing is essential. That is why the new COVID-19 test, developed by a team of researchers at the University of Rhode Island, is so important. Because it is saliva-based, URI’s test is less invasive than many of the traditional nasal swab tests, and our researchers say it is sensitive, specific, and can deliver results at a lower cost.
  • URI College of Pharmacy launches Pharm.D. Exploration Center - Registration is required to access content, information collected will not be shared outside of The University of Rhode Island. Platform educates students on College offerings, career opportunities The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy has launched a PharmD Exploration Center to help educate potential students on the College and on the many of career […]
  • Dr. Vibhuti Arya Racial dialogue expert to lecture at URI on Structural Racism, Health Equity - Dr. Vibhuti Arya’s presentation scheduled for March 26, 2 p.m. The URI College of Pharmacy and Academic Health Collaborative will welcome St. John’s University Clinical Professor and racial dialogue expert Dr. Vibhuti Arya for a fascinating discussion on structural racism and health equity on March 26 at 2 p.m. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, […]
  • Noted ER physician, COVID-19 expert to deliver keynote address at College of Pharmacy’s Seminar By the Sea - Dr. Megan Ranney has been a national public health leader throughout pandemic Dr. Megan Ranney, emergency physician and professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has become a household name during the COVID-19 pandemic, appearing on national television repeatedly to advise the public on the pandemic. Now, she brings her talents and […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy Newsletter, Winter 2021 - From the selfless service of College personnel to groundbreaking research projects, some of the many recent accomplishments of the URI College of Pharmacy are chronicled in the Winter 2021 newsletter.
  • URI Pharmacy Professor Jeffrey Bratberg speaks during last year's in-person Seminar By the Sea. This year, the conference will be delivered virtually. 36th annual Seminar By the Sea to address major health care issues; continuing education credit available - URI College of Pharmacy hosts ‘Surviving the Tsunami of COVID-19: A Healthcare Provider’s Survival Kit’ virtually March 17-19 Health professionals from around the region will earn valuable continuing education credits while discussing some of the most pressing healthcare issues of the day during the 36th annual Seminar by the Sea Northeast Regional Conference presented by […]
  • Xuerong Wen Study Examines Dangers of Opioid Use During Pregnancy - Study to show impacts on mother, child of prescription opioid use Prescription opioid use among pregnant women has increased in recent years, putting both mother and unborn baby at risk. It is necessary to comprehensively evaluate the safety of opioids on both mother and infant, the subject of a funded study in the URI College […]
  • Dr. Kenneth Lawrence New URI pharmacy Scholarship to benefit underrepresented students - Robert and Birdie Lawrence Endowed Scholarship gives preference to African American students with financial need While improvements in diversity have been made in recent years, African American people are still severely underrepresented in the pharmacy profession across the country, accounting for less than 5 percent of all pharmacists, according to PharmacyTimes. A new scholarship established […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy trains pharmacists, technicians to deliver COVID-19 vaccine - With the production of the COVID-19 vaccine, the end of the pandemic is on the horizon. While there’s still a long way to go, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy faculty and staff members continue their efforts to hasten the end of the deadly pandemic, training pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to administer the vaccine. […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy develops new coronavirus test - Saliva-based test developed by Professor Angela Slitt and her team is fast, accurate and low-cost By Elisa Mason By now, most people have either seen or received the invasive COVID-19 test with the gigantic swab inserted into the nasal cavity. That long, thin swab collects a sample of the potentially infected cells in the area […]
  • Expert biopharmaceutical training solutions still available during COVID-19 pandemic - URI Pharmaceutical Development Institute offers suite of online, in-person courses, launching online Training Center The University of Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Development Institute is revolutionizing pharmaceutical training and workforce development opportunities in biopharmaceutical processing and manufacturing, helping meet the critical demand for skilled professionals. The PDI continues to provide solutions for training even in these challenging […]
  • Clinical Assistant Professor Todd Brothers ‘The community is relying on us. We can’t fail’ - URI pharmacy Professor Todd Brothers coordinates COVID-19 field hospital pharmacy, along with fellow professors, students Several University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy students and professors have stepped up to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at the Care New England Field Hospital in Cranston, including Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Todd Brothers who is coordinating pharmacy efforts […]
  • Virtual COVID panel discussion: Caring for the Caregivers - Fourth in series of URI discussions examines impact of COVID-19 on healthcare professionals
  • Path to a Vaccine - URI experts plot a vaccine’s progress from laboratory to pharmacy.
  • First Samuel Montalto Memorial Scholarship awarded to pharmacy student, National Guard reservist - The memory of a University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy graduate, who became a prominent optometrist in the community and a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, is being memorialized in a scholarship that is benefiting another pharmacy student serving the country in the military during a monumental health challenge. Dr. Samuel […]
  • Lecturer Saleh Allababidi leads a Zoom presentation on topicals and ointments. Prospective students virtually tour College of Pharmacy during High School Day - The annual event gives high school students the chance to learn what the College has to offer before they apply More than 50 high school students descended on Avedisian Hall — virtually, of course — Nov. 20 to learn about the College of Pharmacy and the opportunities it offers during the College’s annual High School […]
  • URI online therapeutic cannabis program prepares workforce in fast-growing industry - First-of-its-kind program aimed at multiple positions in cannabis industry At a rate of 22 percent a year, job growth in the therapeutic cannabis industry is exploding, and is anticipated to create more than 500,000 jobs by 2022. The rapidly expanding industry requires a skilled workforce with a specialized knowledge base, and the URI College of […]
  • Pharmacy student N'Deye Dabo directs a student to a vaccination table. Dabo organized flu vaccination clinics on Nov. 9 and Nov. 16. URI Pharmacy students vaccinate hundreds against the flu - Student N’Deye Dabo partnered with Health Services to organize the flu clinic Monday, and another on Nov. 16 Hundreds of URI students were vaccinated against the flu Monday, thanks to a clinic organized by a College of Pharmacy student, who is also studying vaccine hesitancy for the flu and a future COVID-19 vaccine. Another clinic […]
  • The annual Senior Day, a health and wellness program for older adults in the community organized by students in the Colleges of Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Nursing, was held virtually this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. URI Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing students conduct virtual health checks with community seniors - Annual Senior Day moves online due to ongoing pandemic An older adult named Daureen told of the difficulties she has with otherwise simple tasks like cooking because of the arthritis in her hands. She detailed the medicines she takes, expressed concerns about falling, scheduled follow-up physical therapy appointments, and even got a quick mental health […]
  • College hosts Youngken Pharmacy Clinic; URI Pharm.D. students awarded scholarships - Eight URI College of Pharmacy students were awarded scholarships Thursday during the college’s 63rd annual Heber W. Youngken Jr. Pharmacy Clinic. The conference, named for the inaugural dean of the URI College of Pharmacy, brought together practicing pharmacists and pharmacy educators for a continuing education summit hosted by the College of Pharmacy and Academic Health […]
  • Virtual 63rd annual Youngken Clinic offers ‘last chance’ CE for pharmacists, pharmacy techs - The educational event tackling pressing issues affecting the profession will be held virtually due to COVID-19 The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy will present its Heber W. Youngken, Jr. Pharmacy Clinic on Nov. 5, offering pharmacists and pharmacy technicians one last chance to secure valuable continuing education credits before the end of the […]
  • College of Pharmacy professors attract millions in research funding - The College of Pharmacy continues to expand and strengthen its research community and activities with external funding. This past year represents another successful campaign for COP researchers as they continue to build on their research endeavors. To recognize the successes of our faculty scholars and researchers and further encourage collaborations at the University and with […]
  • URI celebrates undergraduate degree program in interdisciplinary neuroscience, welcomes inaugural class - Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy to deliver keynote The University of Rhode Island celebrated the launch of its new undergraduate program in interdisciplinary neuroscience Oct. 14 with a virtual event to extend an official congratulations and welcome to its inaugural class. Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, noted mental health advocate, delivered the keynote speech. Joining […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy Annual Report 2020 - The many significant accomplishments by URI College of Pharmacy faculty, staff, students and alumni over the last year are chronicled in the College’s Annual Report.
  • COVID experience panel discussions: Lessons from URI and beyond - The URI Academic Health Collaborative and Interprofessional Education and Practice Initiative will host three online panel discussions to address the challenges health care workers face and the lessons being learned during the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
  • In Pictures: Hybrid Teaching in Avedisian Hall - All the teaching spaces in Avedisian Hall are set up with technology to allow remote students and faculty to fully participate in their classes. Classes have been set up to function using the room technology to allow for social distancing by reducing the number of people in the rooms and to accommodate students attending from home.
  • Mental Health and Wellness Resources Available During COVID-19 - While beginning a new semester can be stressful on its own, dealing with the complications the COVID-19 pandemic presents can exacerbate the stress many are feeling. If the stress and anxiety are impacting your mental health and wellness, there are resources available on campus for the entire URI community. In addition to the URI Counseling […]
  • Online Healthcare Management Master’s program available to Pharmacy alumni - Alumni from the URI health colleges, including Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences, have the opportunity to learn more about the business of health care, thanks to a new online program in the URI College of Business. The college is now offering a Master of Science degree in healthcare management. Taught in asynchronous seven-week modules, both […]
  • Student Spotlight: Aiming to ‘bridge the gap’ of health disparities in developing nations - N’Deye Dabo hopes to help improve medical care around the world While growing up in Senegal, URI College of Pharmacy student N’Deye Dabo saw firsthand the health disparities people face in the African country. The experience solidified her desire to enter the medical field, ultimately choosing pharmacy, with a goal of eventually working in international […]
  • URI PDI continues mission during pandemic, offering online training for pharmaceutical, biotech firms -   The University of Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Development Institute continues to provide critical workforce training for pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms during the coronavirus pandemic, offering a suite of online experiences for industry partners. The Institute, part of the URI College of Pharmacy, provides training for the existing biopharmaceutical workforce and prepares the next generation of […]
  • College remembers ‘indispensable’ colleague, mentor, friend, Mario Casinelli - Caring professional pharmacist; successful entrepreneur; wide ranging volunteer organization leader; regulatory and enforcement official and unique patient advocate and medication management counselor. Couple these roles with tireless community servant leadership, and one can begin to appreciate our colleague — Mario Casinelli, Jr. Mario is a 1953 Bachelor of Science graduate of the Rhode Island College […]
  • College mourns graduate, pharmacist, health care advocate Mario Casinelli - Mario Casinelli, 92, of Cranston, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at RI Hospital in Providence surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of Veronica (Athas) Casinelli. Born in Providence, Mario was a son of the late Mario Casinelli, Sr. and Marie “Bambina” (Carpetola) Casinelli. Besides his wife, Mario is survived by […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy ranked 8th in nation in total federal research funding - The College attracted more than $18 million in federal funds in fiscal 2019 The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy has improved on its top 10 ranking in total federal research funding, moving up to number 8 in the country in funding from federal agencies like the National Institutes of Health, securing more than […]
  • Pharmacy study to address medication access barriers - Project aims to identify barriers to cancer drug access A University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy researcher has received a research grant to address barriers patients face in accessing needed medications for cancer. The $74,556 grant is funded by the Pharmacy Quality Alliance and the National Pharmaceutical Council. Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Ami […]
  • Cannabis in health management: URI offers online CE session - The URI Office of Continuing Education for the Health Professions is offering many of its continuing professional development courses online in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The series of lunchtime classes continues Wednesday, June 17 with The Cannabidiol (CBD) Craze: A focus on Pain Management, Mental Health and the Role of the Pharmacist.
  • URI offers online CE miniseries for health professionals - The URI Office of Continuing Education for the Health Professions is offering many of its continuing professional development courses online in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The series of lunchtime classes continues Wednesday, June 3 with Immunotherapy Related Toxicities: A Primer for Pharmacists. Others will follow on select Wednesdays throughout June, with such topics as […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy offers certificate program in therapeutic cannabis studies - First-of-its-kind online program aimed at multiple positions in cannabis industry The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy plans to offer an online undergraduate certificate program in therapeutic cannabis studies, responding to the growing demand for skilled workers in one of the nation’s fastest growing industries. At a rate of 22% a year, job growth […]
  • Brett Feret Clinical Professor Brett Feret named Pharm.D. Faculty Member of the Year - Clinical Professor Brett Feret has been sleected chosen by the Pharm.D. Class of 2020 as the Faculty/Staff Member of the Year. The doctor of pharmacy students selected Dr. Ferret because of “his leadership, service, and commitment to the students.” In addition to teaching as a clinical professor, Dr. Ferret also serves as director of Experiential […]
  • VIDEO: Faculty Tribute to the College of Pharmacy Class of 2020 - While we may be apart, we are all together in spirit! Congratulations to the URI College of Pharmacy Class of 2020. Good luck and congratulations in advance for all the successes we know you will achieve. Oh the Places You Will Go!
  • PharmD, BSPS graduates cross virtual stage - More than 160 graduates crossed the virtual stage to receive their degrees during the URI College of Pharmacy commencement ceremony Sunday, May 17. While social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented students from physically walking across the stage to receive their degrees, the entire faculty and staff of tghe College is with each […]
  • Commencement 2020: Pharmacy graduate thinks big in research, pharmacy service - “I think this idea of thinking big is truly ingrained in every aspect of the pharmacy program.” Living up to the University of Rhode Island’s “Think Big. We Do” motto, Emily Murray, part of the newest class of graduates from the URI College of Pharmacy, has proven she is capable of thinking big herself by […]
  • Qiwen Chen, Victoria Johnson, Rachel Diatonio College announces end-of-year BSPS awards - While students are stuck sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have continued to attend classes virtually and been able to complete requirements toward their degree. The hard work of graduating seniors throughout the coronavirus crisis, and during more familiar times in the classroom before the outbreak, has not gone unnoticed. The College of […]
  • VIDEO: We may be separated, but we remain together - While the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping us physically apart, we in the College of Pharmacy are all together in spirit. Students, faculty and staff members have put in monumental efforts to continue the important work of the College despite the need to quarantine to prevent the spread. Professors have continued holding classes online, students have […]
  • URI offers online CE miniseries for health professionals - The URI Office of Continuing Education for the Health Professions is offering many of its continuing professional development courses online in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The series of lunchtime classes continues Wednesday, May 13 at noon with “It’s the Law: Overview of the 2020 Updates to Rhode Island Pharmacy Law.” Others will follow on […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy Newsletter Spring 2020 -
  • College mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus Leonard R. Worthen - Leonard Worthen, 94, of Wakefield, died April 9, 2020 after a brief illness. Born in Woburn, Massachusetts, Dec. 28, 1925, he was the son of the late Alice (Ransom) Worthen and Lawrence Preston Worthen and the brother of the late Gordon A. Worthen, all of Stoneham, Massachusetts. Worthen was a professor, researcher, department chair, and […]
  • College of Pharmacy announces Senior Awards - While students are stuck sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have continued to attend classes virtually and been able to complete requirements toward their degree. The hard work of graduating seniors throughout the coronavirus crisis, and during more familiar times in the classroom before the outbreak, has not gone unnoticed. The College of […]
  • New URI College of Pharmacy graduates receive emergency licenses, jump into the COVID-19 fight - The graduates will be joined by pharmacy dean, professors to battle pandemic More than 100 recent and soon-to-be graduates from the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy will soon find themselves in the COVID-19 fight, helping fill a critical shortage of pharmacists, thanks to emergency 90-day licenses the state Department of Health is issuing. […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy donates iPads, tech support for hospitals - IT staff formatting hundreds of devices for use by patients, volunteers The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy has donated dozens of iPads to local hospitals, helping quarantined patients connect with their loved ones and with the outside world while battling COVID-19 in isolation. In addition, IT staff members from around the university have […]
  • Lauren Eng Face of the Fight: Lauren Eng, PharmD ‘22 - College of Pharmacy staff, faculty members and students across all departments are dedicating themselves to helping during the COVID-19 health crisis we are all facing. Here, we highlight their work in their own words. Know someone helping out who should be recognized? Email their story to patrickluce@uri.edu. I am a P2 Pharmacy major from Queens, […]
  • Community First Responder program moves online due to coronavirus concerns - Each participant in the webinars receives naloxone nasal spray, fentanyl test strips By Allie Shinskey The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy‘s Community First Responder Program, which provides free Narcan training seminars to the local community, has moved online due to coronavirus concerns. Each person who completes a session will also receive a free […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy researchers attract millions in grants - It has been another year of impressive research productivity at the URI College of Pharmacy. In fiscal 2019, more than 30 College of Pharmacy researchers were credited with external research funding.   In an effort to spread the word about the successes of our faculty scholars, the College Research Committee compiles a description of research activities […]
  • URI Pharmaceutical Development Institute produces hand sanitizer to help fill coronavirus shortage - The College of Pharmacy institute’s sanitizer to supply campus, Department of Corrections facilities Aiming to fill local shortages and meet growing demand to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the University of Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Development Institute has begun producing its own line of hand sanitizer in its labs in the College of […]
  • VIDEO: URI public health pharmacist Jeffrey Bratberg answers coronavirus questions - As a public health pharmacist, URI College of Pharmacy Professor Dr. Jeffrey Bratberg has been on the forefront, providing accurate and up-to-date information to healthcare professionals regarding the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. During the 35th Annual Seminar by the Sea Continuing Education Conference on March 13, Bratberg, PharmD, FAPhA, addressed the audience during a Q&A […]
  • Dean Paul Larrat presents the Campbell Award to Leslie Pires. Care New England Pharmacy specialist, URI alum, named 2020 Campbell Award winner - The award, presented at URI Pharmacy’s Seminar by the Sea, honors ethics and excellence in health care The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy presented alumna and Care New England Director of Specialty Pharmacy Leslie Pires with the Dr. Norman A. Campbell Award for Ethics and Excellence in Healthcare, honoring her contributions to pharmacy […]
  • Biologist to share personal cancer journey during Seminar by the Sea - Registration is still available for the continuing professional development conference scheduled for March 11-13 A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming for patients. As a biologist, Sunshine Menezes was better prepared than most people to dig into the research on her cancer and make informed decisions about her care, but there were many lessons from this […]
  • Pharmacies should distribute naloxone along with opioids, URI College of Pharmacy study shows - Medication can quickly stop an opioid-related overdose, saving lives By Allie Shinskey Pharmacies across the region are being encouraged to distribute naloxone along with higher dose opioid prescriptions and medication combinations to help fight the opioid overdose crisis, according to a recent University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy study. Naloxone, a safe and effective […]
  • URI Colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing to offer opioid education, training to rural communities - Health professionals and students from the University of Rhode Island are gearing up to hit the road in an outreach campaign aimed to reach rural Rhode Islanders with education and training about opioid overdose and substance use disorder.
  • Seminar By the Sea tackles emerging healthcare trends; CE credits available URI Academic Health Collaborative - Health professionals from around the region will flock to Newport, R.I. in March to earn valuable continuing education credits while discussing some of the most pressing healthcare issues of the day. The University of Rhode Island Office of Continuing Professional Development presents the 35th annual Seminar by the Sea Northeast Regional Conference March 11-13 at […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy earns top New England rank in 5 quality metrics - The College is tops in the region for board pass rate, employment rate upon graduation, graduating student satisfaction rate, residency matches and federal research funding The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy continues to be a national leader in pharmaceutical science, research and education, recently earning a top regional ranking in several quality metrics […]
  • University of Rhode Island to offer undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary neuroscience - New program is the only one of its kind in Rhode Island
  • Type 2 Diabetes Webinar: Update and Insights on Treatment Options - The URI Office of Continuing Professional Development for the Health Professions will update health professionals from around Rhode Island and the region on new practice recommendations for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes during a special webinar on Jan. 9 at noon. Continuing Education credit is available.
  • URI, BayCare in Florida and Butler Hospital team up to test retinal scanning for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease - University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy professors are part of a clinical trial of retinal screening processes that could help clinicians detect Alzheimer’s disease possibly two or more decades before patients develop life-altering clinical symptoms.
  • URI Pharmaceutical Development Institute hosts Amgen employees for training in biopharmaceutical manufacturing - The College of Pharmacy-affiliated Institute is committed to enhancing and expanding the capacity and workforce development of pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms  The URI Pharmaceutical Development Institute continued its mission to enhance the economic development of the region’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and help expand the biopharmaceutical workforce this week, hosting Amgen Inc. employees for training […]
  • URI Pharmacy alum, preceptor joins TB12 Boston Marathon team - Combining his passion for personal health and helping others improve their physical performance, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy alumnus Chris Federico has joined New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady’s Boston Marathon team, which hopes to improve on the $125,000 it raised for the TB12 Foundation during the marathon last April.
  • URI College of Pharmacy Annual Report 2019 - From achieving a top 10 national ranking in federal research funding, inducting its inaugural Hall of Fame, engaging in groundbreaking research and taking home several national awards, among many other accolades, it’s been a monumental year for the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. Find out about all the college’s accomplishments in the 2019 […]
  • Savannah Carrier, a high school student from Burlington, Conn., learns proper injection techniques during the URI College of Pharmacy High School Day Friday. Gallery: College of Pharmacy hosts High School Day - Dozens of high school students descended on Avedisian Hall Friday to learn about the College of Pharmacy and the opportunities it offers during the College’s annual High School Day. High school students with an interest in a career in pharmacy and their families and teachers were welcome to tour the building, and speak to URI […]
  • Pharm.D. students awarded scholarships at Youngken Pharmacy Clinic - Eight URI College of Pharmacy students were awarded scholarships Thursday during the college’s 62nd annual Heber W. Youngken Jr. Pharmacy Clinic. The conference at the Radisson Hotel in Warwick, named for the inaugural dean of the URI College of Pharmacy, brought together practicing pharmacists and pharmacy educators for a continuing education summit hosted by the […]
  • URI Pharmacy students host APhA conference, College wins award - Regional chapter advances policy initiatives; ‘Operation Immunization’ honored Students from the URI College of Pharmacy hosted the northeast regional conference of the American Pharmacists Association in Providence recently, advancing the region’s proposed policy changes to the national organization, and picking up an award for the College’s Operation Immunization program. Third-year Pharm.D. student Angela Dansereau, along […]
  • Toxic algal blooms may be key to slowing neurodegenerative disease - Pharmacy Professor Matthew Bertin teams with pharmaceutical firm to discover anti-inflammatory molecules from aquatic microbiome Toxic algal blooms can be devastating to natural waterways, robbing them of oxygen, creating dead zones, and sickening people and animals. However, they may also be beneficial, potentially helping combat the progression of neurodegenerative disease, a URI College of Pharmacy […]
  • Pharmacy entrepreneur wins Distinguished Achievement Award - Susan Petrovas has helped ‘improve the quality of life of countless individuals’ The URI College of Pharmacy honored the career of an alumna who has made a tremendous impact on health care with one of the College’s highest honors during the Distinguished Achievement Awards ceremony on Oct. 5. Susan Petrovas ’92 is a pharmacist and […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy inducts first Hall of Fame class - Dean Paul Larrat leads ceremony to enshrine first four members The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy inducted the inaugural class of its Hall of Fame Friday, honoring former professors and staff members for the tremendous impact they have made not just at URI but on the pharmacy profession and health care as a […]
  • $1M grant fuels URI efforts to stem opioid crisis in rural areas - ‘Community First Responders program’ to educate public, provide naloxone and other resources to combat crisis Professors, students and health professionals from the University of Rhode Island aim to stem the ongoing opioid crisis in rural communities around the state, thanks to a $1 million grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. […]
  • Tom and Cathy Ryan make record gift of $35 million to University of Rhode Island for neuroscience, scholars program, and athletics - Thomas M. Ryan ’75 Hon. ’99, former chairman, president and CEO of CVS, and his wife, Cathy Ryan, have made a gift of $35 million to the University of Rhode Island, the largest private contribution in its history. This builds on the Ryans’ notable philanthropic history with URI and brings their cumulative giving total to […]
  • URI, JWU and FIX combine to unlock power of ‘The Smarter Sweetener’ -  Culinary, design students apply health benefits research uncovered in maple Students from around the region created tasty treats and demonstrated innovative uses of a local crop that shows promising health benefits as they demonstrated the culinary — and medicinal — versatility of maple. The Maple internship program at the Food Innovation Nexus (FIX) at Johnson […]
  • Dean Larrat honored among 25 leaders in the region - URI College of Pharmacy Dean Paul Larrat is being honored for his “career achievements and strong leadership in the region,” as he is named one of the original “25 Over Fifty-Five” by Providence Business News. The newspaper announced its inaugural class for the award on July 12, honoring executives in the fields of finance, medicine, […]
  • Prescription: Empathy - To hear Erica Estus talk about her career is to be reminded of that time in early childhood when you believed it was entirely possible to be a ballerina-firefighter-astronaut-mom.
  • URI awarded $20 million to further expand biomedical research capacity in R.I. - A University of Rhode Island-based initiative that has successfully expanded biomedical research capacity at nearly all of Rhode Island’s universities and colleges has been awarded another $20 million in federal funding to further expand the program over the next five years.
  • URI Pharmacy student Matthew Lefebvre works with other health care professionals during a simulated team event. SBIRT in action: URI Pharmacy student joins interprofessional education event - URI Nursing, Pharmacy students train with professionals on working in health care teams A middle-aged accountant walks into a primary care clinic. He says he has severe back pain and Percocet isn’t helping anymore.
  • Pharmacy Professor Virginia Lemay, seen here administering a flu shot last year, will head up a meningitis B vaccination clinic and information campaign. URI Pharmacy professor, students to battle Meningitis B - Grant to fund vaccination clinic, education campaign on potentially deadly illness The ­University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy will address a serious health concern on college campuses while preparing future pharmacists to help contain a bacterial outbreak, thanks to a grant to expand its “Operation Immunization” program to tackle Meningitis B. The program recently […]
  • June courses offer Pharmacy CE after hours - Pharmacists from around the region will gather in Warwick in June to discuss key pharmaceutical issues facing health care providers today and earn valuable Continuing Education credits, all at a convenient, after-hours time. The URI College of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Professional Development and Rhode Island Pharmacy Residents and Fellows will offer two mini courses […]
  • Gallery: Nearly 200 graduate from URI College of Pharmacy - Nearly 200 graduates crossed the stage to receive their degrees during the URI College of Pharmacy commencement ceremony in the Mackal Field House Sunday, May 19. Dean Paul Larrat and the entire College congratulates the College of Pharmacy Class of 2019! Check out a full gallery of the ceremony below:  
  • GALLERY: Hooding Ceremony honors Pharmacy Doctorate, Master’s degree recipients - URI College of Pharmacy Dean Paul Larrat urged graduates to make their mark on the history of human knowledge as he congratulated students receiving Masters of Science in Pharmaceutical Studies and Doctor of Philosophy and Pharmaceutical Sciences degrees during the college’s annual “Hooding Ceremony” May 17. The 2018 Master’s graduates include: Ghadah Alghaith Andrew Descoteaux […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy ranked 10th nationally in federal research funding - The College attracted more than $12 million in federal funds in fiscal 2018 The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy has moved into the top 10 in the country in total federal research grant funding from the National Institutes of Health after securing more than $12 million in federal research funds in fiscal 2018. […]
  • Commencement 2019: Pharmacy student is mental health advocate, community activist - Mental health is sometimes overlooked in favor of physical health, but sixth-year pharmacy major Nicole Schwab will correctly tell you that it is just as important. Even before entering the pharmacy program at the University of Rhode Island, Schwab knew she wanted to help people with things like addiction and mental health.Nicole Schwa
  • URI PharmD students Adam Turenne, Rebecca Menghi, Imke Scheepers, Cecilia Costello and Matthew Lefebvre recently competed in the AMCP national contest in San Diego. URI pharmacy students compete in national Pharmacy and Therapeutics Competition - A group of University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy students achieved a noteworthy milestone recently, competing in the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Foundation’s National Student Pharmacist Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Competition. In this challenging contest, students from the URI chapter of AMCP joined teams from colleges of pharmacy across the country to […]
  • URI Pharmacy student recognized nationally for public health service - Patrick Condon was awarded the Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award from the United States Public Health Service URI College of Pharmacy student Patrick Condon has earned national recognition for his commitment to public health and community advocacy from the United States Public Health Service. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Christopher Janik, himself a pharmacist, […]
  • BSPS grads, mentor honored at end-of-year reception - The URI College of Pharmacy celebrated its out-going seniors in the Pharmaceutical Sciences program and honored the professional mentors who have helped students transition into careers in the pharmacy industry during a reception at the Alumni Center Wednesday. Provost Donald DeHayes joined faculty members in thanking the mentors, congratulating the graduating students and handing out […]
  • Gallery: Pharmacy students present research at Annual Honors Conference - College of Pharmacy students joined others from the Academic Health Collaborative in presenting their research projects at the Annual Honors Conference in the Memorial Union Ballroom Wednesday.
  • URI Pharmacy students, faculty members promote profession, health initiatives at Statehouse - College representatives joined RI Pharmacist’s Association for Face of Pharmacy Day Dozens of URI Pharmacy students joined several faculty members and Dean Paul Larrat in bringing attention to the services pharmacists provide and lobbying for initiatives important to the industry during the 16th annual Face of Pharmacy Day at the Rhode Island Statehouse April 3. […]
  • URI Pharmacy grad student honored at AMCP annual meeting - Eric Borrelli was awarded best graduate student poster URI College of Pharmacy graduate student Eric Borrelli was honored this week by the Academy of Managed Care Academy Foundation for having the best graduate student poster at the academy’s annual conference in San Diego, Calif. Borrelli’s research poster assesses geographic differences of prescription rates and rates […]
  • GALLERY: Seminar By the Sea tackles big issues affecting health care - Continuing education credits were available for pharmacists and nurses Health professionals from across the health care industry were “Tuning Your Skills for Today’s Health Care Environment” while earning valuable continuing education credits at the 34th annual Seminar By the Sea Northeast Regional Conference, presented by the URI Office of Continuing Education for the Health Professions. […]
  • Hit the Streets - On a clear and cold Tuesday evening in February a small, slight figure walks a busy city street in Rhode Island’s capital city of Providence, approaching strangers most would go out of their way to avoid. Nicole Schwab who will graduate with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May is there to offer help to the homeless: […]
  • Israeli cannabis researcher to lecture at URI on plant’s medicinal potential URI College of Pharmacy - Hinanti Koltai’s March 27 lecture is open to community By Ross Balding With the medical use of marijuana becoming more common and public awareness of it increasing, more and more scientists are judiciously studying all potential medical uses of the plant. Hinanti Koltai is one such expert, and will be presenting a lecture about her […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy study to examine whether opioid prescription rates impact a community’s overall health Opioid crisis, URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - By Ross Balding Is there a link between high opioid prescription rates and mortality? Does an increase in opioid prescriptions worsen a community’s overall health expectancy? What role do health care providers play in the ever-worsening opioid crisis in the country? University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy Professors Ashley Buchanan and Jeffrey Bratberg aim […]
  • Colin Dimond works in the vaccination clinic at Louis Pasteur Polyclinique in Vietnam. Students get pharmacy, cultural lesson in Vietnam Students, URI College of Pharmacy - Two College of Pharmacy students spent January in a Vietnamese clinic Two College of Pharmacy students got a lesson in international injection techniques and health care in a developing nation, while vaccinating hundreds of children against common diseases during a J-Term trip to Vietnam. Students Colin Dimond and Michael Barnes spent three weeks in January […]
  • Health Sciences, Nursing and Pharmacy students bring services to the disabled in Jamaica URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Health Sciences, URI College of Nursing, URI College of Pharmacy - A group of students spent their winter break in tropical paradise, but instead of basking in the sun on white sand beaches, the students spent their time working with some of the most vulnerable populations in Jamaica.
  • Pharmacy students go global in Webex class with Canadian school Students, URI College of Pharmacy - University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy students get a truly global education, most recently learning the differences in drug scheduling and laws in different countries. Students in Clinical Professor Kelly Orr’s Self-Care class Webexed Tuesday with Nardine Nakhla, Clinical Lecturer from the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy. Nakhla lectured in the PHP/BPS 519 […]
  • Grant funds purchase of cutting-edge drug manufacturing equipment Grants, URI College of Pharmacy - $146,000 grant to buy instruments for new class on topicals development.
  • Ryan Institute Gets Approval for Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial Alhzeimer's disease, Ryan Institute, URI College of Pharmacy - College of Pharmacy’s Pharmaceutical Development Institute plays key role in trial.
  • Fruit flies help URI researchers seek natural Parkinson’s treatments Parkinson's disease, URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI Bioactive Botanical Research Laboratory - Bioactive Botanical Research Lab in the College of Pharmacy is leader in plant-based medicinal research
  • GALLERY: College of Pharmacy hosts High School Day in Avedisian Hall Avedisian Hall, High school Day, URI College of Pharmacy - Annual event gives prospective students a look at what they can expect at URI The URI College of Pharmacy hosted high school students from around the region Friday, Nov. 16 for its annual High School Day, showcasing the College to prospective students. Pharmacy students and faculty members led students through a tour of Avedisian Hall […]
  • Youngken Clinic Scholarship Winners URI Pharm.D students win scholarships at annual Youngken Clinic Heber W. Youngken, Scholarships, Students, URI College of Pharmacy - Eight URI College of Pharmacy students were awarded scholarships Thursday during the college’s 61st annual Heber W. Youngken Jr. Pharmacy Clinic. The conference at the Radisson Hotel in Warwick, named for the inaugural dean of the URI College of Pharmacy, brought together practicing pharmacists and pharmacy educators for a continuing education summit hosted by the […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy students win national competition ACCP, Students, URI College of Pharmacy - Team wins College’s first championship in ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge
  • URI researchers plan to triple northeast sales of maple products from $9.7 to $29.4 million Maple, Maple product, Research, URI College of Pharmacy - A new, federally funded initiative at the University of Rhode Island will promote the maple industry throughout the Northeast, stressing the sustainability and market value of this local crop and the potential health benefits of maple food products.
  • Pharmacy student is statewide leader among peers College Leadership, Students, URI College of Pharmacy - Fifth-year Pharm.D student Amanda Loomis was nominated to College Leadership R.I. When Amanda Loomis arrived on the URI campus a fresh-faced, first-year pharmacy student, she didn’t know what she wanted to specialize in, just that she didn’t want to focus on geriatrics. She was spending her time just “checking off the boxes,” as she said, […]
  • College of Pharmacy student Megan Gray takes the Oath of a Pharmacist during the college’s White Coat Ceremony Oct. 12. Gallary: Pharmacy Class of 2022 dons the white coats URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy -   More than 120 new University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy students officially entered into the field of pharmacy Friday as they donned their white coats for the first time. Pharmacy Dean Paul Larrat welcomed the students and their families in a packed Edwards Auditorium on Oct. 12, welcoming them to the profession. “A […]
  • Students across multiple health disciplines screen senior citizen volunteers community, Students, URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Health Sciences, URI College of Nursing, URI College of Pharmacy, Wellness - Students from all three colleges in the Academic Health Collaborative got some hands-on training while senior citizens from the community gained some valuable health information during the Senior Health and Wellness Program at Independence Square Tuesday.
  • College of Pharmacy Gets Big Boost in Research Funding Research, URI College of Pharmacy - In a year of impressive research productivity at the URI College of Pharmacy, perhaps one metric stands out most for me. Last year, 31 of our researchers were credited with federal research funding.  More than double that of the previous years.  Other faculty and staff benefited from state, foundation and corporate support.  Clearly, stakeholders beyond […]
  • URI Pharmacy students win annual Pepto Bowl URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - Team outlasts other colleges in competition to test students’ knowledge of self-care   What natural product can you use to prevent migraines? Other than death, what is the most common negative side effect of Loperamide (an antidiarrheal)? What product can remove ear wax, and is also a laxative? Pharmacists face such common — and, perhaps, […]
  • URI, Johnson & Wales to offer dual degree in pharmacy, physician assistant studies URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - Collaboration between public and private universities is the first in the nation The University of Rhode Island and Johnson & Wales University will offer a dual-degree in pharmacy and physician assistant studies beginning in fall 2018, the first such collaboration between public and private universities in the country. URI Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students can […]
  • URI Pharmacy professor wins $2 million 2018 Avenir award URI Academic Health Collaborative - Ashley Buchanan to research how social networks can strengthen HIV treatment, prevention among people who use drugs A University of Rhode Island professor’s study that aims to use the influence of social networks or communities among people who use drugs to boost HIV treatment and prevenetion has been selected for a prestigious national award. Assistant […]
  • Deyu Li named Avedisian Endowed Chair URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - The College of Pharmacy professor, known for DNA and cancer research, also received the NIH ONES Award Assistant Professor Deyu Li is known around the College of Pharmacy as a dedicated, engaging teacher who inspires students in the classroom and the lab. He is known as a talented researcher making significant breakthroughs in DNA science […]
  • College of Pharmacy ranked 11th in nation in federal research funding URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - The rank, a record for the college, places URI second among all pharmacy colleges in the East. The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy is now ranked 11th in the nation in total federal research grant funding after securing nearly $12 million in federal funds in fiscal 2017, the latest year for which numbers […]
  • URI drug study produces ‘promising therapy’ for alcohol use disorder Addiction, Clinical Study, URI College of Pharmacy - Alcohol Use Disorder is among the leading causes of preventable death in the United States, killing more than 88,000 people a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control, more than HIV/AIDS, gun violence and car crashes combined. Despite this, the current medications available to treat alcohol use disorder are not highly effective. A University […]
  • GALLERY: College of Pharmacy confers 165 degrees URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - Dean Paul Larrat urged graduates to always “act to maintain that trust” patients need to have for their pharmacists as they embark on their careers after 165 of them received their degrees Sunday, May 20, in the Mackal Field House. “There’s a psychological component to all medications,” Larrat told the group in his closing remarks […]
  • GALLERY: Hooding Ceremony honors Pharmacy Doctorate, Master’s degree recipients URI Academic Health Collaborative - URI College of Pharmacy Dean Paul Larrat urged graduates to “unfocus and think large” as he congratulated students receiving Masters of Science in Pharmaceutical Studies and Doctor of Philosophy and Pharmaceutical Sciences degrees during the college’s annual “Hooding Ceremony” May 18. “I urge you to unfocus occasionally; pull back and look at the big picture […]
  • BSPS grads honored at end-of-year ceremony URI Academic Health Collaborative - The College of Pharmacy celebrated its out-going seniors in the Pharmaceutical Sciences program and honored the professional mentors who have helped students transition into careers in the pharmacy industry during a reception at the Alumni Center Wednesday. College of Pharmacy Dean Paul Larrat and Provost Donald DeHayes joined fucalty members in thanking the mentors, congratulating […]
  • URI Pharmacy student earns national award for work in public health Students, URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy, US Public Health Service - Paige Ethier recognized for “excellence in public health pharmacy” by US Public Health Service URI College of Pharmacy student Paige Ethier has earned national recognition for her commitment to public health and her work with underserved populations from the United State Public Health Service. Lt. Jessica Newman presented the P4 student with the Excellence in […]
  • URI Pharmacy students, faculty members promote profession at Statehouse Faculty, Students, URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - The Face of Pharmacy Day educates leaders on pharmacists’ roles, issues important to the profession Dozens of URI Pharmacy students joined several faculty members and Dean Paul Larrat at the 14th annual Face of Pharmacy Day at the Rhode Island Statehouse April 4. Created by the Rhode Island Pharmacist’s Association, the Face of Pharmacy Day […]
  • URI grad dedicated to improving length, quality of life Graduate Students, URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - Whether it’s studying new medications to treat Alzheimer’s disease, helping develop vaccines that aim to prevent the debilitating disease, or educating the next generation of elder care professionals, few have done more to advance the medical care of older adults than Dr. John Stoukides. As director of Geriatrics at Roger Williams Medical Center, Roger Williams […]
  • College of Pharmacy to host Health Disparities Awareness Day Health Awareness, URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - By Allie Lewis Bringing attention to differences in access and availability of healthcare across socioeconomic groups, the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy will host a Health Disparities Awareness Day April 6. The event will highlight health disparities in Rhode Island, as well as the rest of the country. It will help provide a […]
  • PHOTOS: URI College of Pharmacy hosts annual Seminar By the Sea Faculty, Seminar by the Sea, Students, URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - With an emphasis on caring for and advocating for the patients they are tasked with serving, pharmacists from around the region gathered in Newport recently for the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy’s annual “Seminar By the Sea” conference. The conference — March 14-16 at Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina, 1 Goat Island, Newport […]
  • Mind Over Matters URI Academic Health Collaborative - Six weeks of yoga and meditation proved a potent prescription for students who participated in a recent College of Pharmacy study.
  • URI Brain Fair offers family-friendly exploration of brain science, health Brain Fair, Neuroscience, URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - Colleges of Pharmacy, Health Sciences take part in fair hosted by George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience The second University of Rhode Island Brain Fair offered the public a chance to discover firsthand the amazing capabilities of our brains and explore brain health and science through creative activities. The URI Brain Fair is sponsored […]
  • URI Brain Fair March 18 explores science, health, wonder of our brains Health, Neuroscience, URI Brain Fair - The University of Rhode Island’s George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience is sponsoring the URI Brain Fair as part of Brain Week Rhode Island. The free, family-friendly event is produced in collaboration with researchers, faculty and students from departments and colleges across the campus, including engineering, health sciences, pharmacy and music.
  • URI alum, CVS vice president named 2018 Campbell Award winner CVS, Healthcare, Norman A. Campbell, URI College of Pharmacy - The award, presented at URI Pharmacy’s Seminar By the Sea, honors ethics and excellence in healthcare The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy presented alumnus Tom Davis with the Dr. Norman A. Campbell Award for Ethics and Excellence in Healthcare, honoring his “profound dedication” to the pharmacy profession and society as a whole. Davis, […]
  • URI webinar series to promote health system transformation URI Academic Health Collaborative - To increase awareness of the issue and help spur the change, URI Nursing Professor Betty Rambur is spearheading a series of webinars to enhance health care professionals’ knowledge of health system science and promote understanding of health system transformation concepts. The 50- to 90-minute programs — funded by a $119,000 grant from the state Executive […]
  • URI Pharmacy’s Seminar by the Sea to tackle trending health topics URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - Conference in Newport offers continuing education credit for pharmacists With a theme of “advocating for our patients,” the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Professional Development is scheduled to present its 33rd annual Seminar by the Sea Northeast Regional Conference in March. The conference — March 14-16 at Gurney’s Newport Resort […]
  • 63 percent of survey respondents want URI to be tobacco-free URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - College of Pharmacy offers smokers tools to quit There is strong support among students, faculty and staff for a University of Rhode Island free of tobacco and electronic nicotine product use, according to a survey conducted last semester. Distributed and analyzed by URI’s Tobacco-Free Committee, the survey generated 2,274 responses, with 72 percent of those […]
  • DNA study aims to identify carcinogen damage long before cancer develops URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - URI Pharmacy Assistant Professor Deyu Li leads study funded by NIH A person unknowingly exposed to a carcinogen may live for years — even decades — before a cancer diagnosis is made, giving tumors time to grow and the disease time to develop, making treatment more difficult or even impossible. But what if people knew […]
  • URI faculty secure $470,000 in USDA funding for maple syrup research Maple, Research, URI College of Pharmacy - The United States Department of Agriculture has awarded two University of Rhode Island researchers $470,000 to advance their pioneering work exploring the anti-inflammatory properties of maple syrup phytochemicals. The study, titled “Beneficial effects of maple syrup phytochemicals against inflammation associated with metabolic syndrome,” aims to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effects of a polyphenol-enriched maple syrup extract […]
  • URI students across health disciplines get immersed in learning during trip to Indonesia URI Academic Health Collaborative - URI students from across all three colleges in the Academic Health Collaborative got a firsthand look at health care overseas, helped educate residents on preventive health measures and experienced some of the local culture during a J-Term trip to Indonesia.
  • Paula Grammas Executive Director of URI’s Ryan Institute receives prestigious honor from national science peers Faculty, Fellow, Neuroscience, URI College of Pharmacy - Paula Grammas named fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science Paula Grammas, executive director of the University of Rhode Island’s George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience and a College of Pharmacy professor, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of her pioneering research into […]
  • It’s not too late: Get your flu shot URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - As flu season peaks, the shot is the best way to defend against influenza Thanks in part to an early-winter cold snap that saw temperatures plummeting into the single digits and people huddling close indoors for warmth, the flu season is seeing an early peak that is likely to extend into April. And while there’s […]
  • Q&A: Dr. Nasser Zawia Alzheimer, Biomedical, Brain, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Q&A - The biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences expert at URI talks about “the critical window” during brain development, why minority populations are more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s, and the secret to staying motivated.
  • College of Pharmacy Annual Report 2017 URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - From dedicating a new building, to further modernizing teaching and clinical space, to securing millions to fund innovative research, it’s been a monumental year for the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. Find out about all the college’s accomplishments in 2017. Check out this year’s annual report here.
  • ‘Clean room’ class to teach proper drug manufacturing URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - State-of-the-art facility located in Avedisian Hall basement When a patient leaves a doctor’s office with prescription in hand, he simply heads to the pharmacy, picks up a bottle of pills, and swallows one down to begin treating what ails him. It’s a simple process with which most are familiar. But rarely does the patient consider […]
  • Meet Your Mentor: Pharmacy majors excel in hands-on training Mentor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, URI College of Pharmacy - Jennifer Bairam, a senior in the University of Rhode Island’s Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science program, had been eager to get real-world exposure to potential career paths in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Pharmacy student’s DNA research wins ‘Think Big’ award DNA, Students, Think Big, URI College of Pharmacy - Rachel Carley’s work could one day contribute to a cancer cure A URI College of Pharmacy student proved she can think big, impressing a panel of alumni judges with her DNA research to win the “Think Big Tank” challenge recently. Rachel Carley, a fourth-year PharmD student from South Kingstown, R.I., presented her work investigating how […]
  • URI Pharm-D students win scholarships at annual conference URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - Seven URI College of Pharmacy students were awarded scholarships Thursday during the college’s 60th annual Heber W. Youngken Jr. Pharmacy Clinic. The conference at the Radisson Hotel in Warwick brought together practicing pharmacists and pharmacy educators for a continuing education summit hosted by the College of Pharmacy Continuing Professional Development division. The scholarship awards were […]
  • Pharmacy students part of URI sweep of state Innovation Voucher grants Grants, Students, URI College of Pharmacy - Experts at the University of Rhode Island have been named partners in all three of the latest Innovation Vouchers awarded by the Rhode Island Commerce Corp., including a group of College of Pharmacy doctoral students.
  • URI College of Pharmacy home to country’s most advanced pulmonary simulator URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - Simulator trains Pharmacy students in real-life critical care A patient in the ICU is suffering from a protracted asthma attack that is not responding to standard treatment. What medication will help this patient breathe and raise his oxygen levels? How should this medication be administered to save the patient’s life? Pharmacists, who are increasingly involved […]
  • Fall Color In-Depth: Maple Trees Offer New Answers to Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Alzheimer, Diabetes, Maple, Maple Trees - In the 1992 film Medicine Man, biochemist Robert Campbell, played by actor Sean Connery, searches for new drugs in the Amazon’s vast rainforests. There Campbell finds a cure for cancer not in the rainforest’s rare flowers – which don’t have “juju,” or the power to heal – but in an indigenous ant species.
  • Private Support Advances Research on Medicinal Properties of Maple Trees Maple Trees, Medicine, Research - While the maple tree is known for delicious syrup, researchers at URI have discovered that maple trees provide much more than a way to make breakfast taste better. In its branches, leaves, and sap, maple species, including Rhode Island’s state tree, the red maple, may be the key to regulating blood glucose levels in humans. Thanks to $110,000 in funding from Verdure Sciences, this important research will continue.
  • URI Pharmacy professor honored by two national infectious disease groups URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - Kerry LaPlante named Fellow of IDSA, elected president of SIDP Two of the nation’s leading organizations in the fight against infectious disease have recognized a University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy professor for her expertise in disease treatment and prevention. Kerry LaPlante has been named a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America […]
  • VIDEO: Life of Paramaz Avedisian, whose name lives on at URI URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy - College of Pharmacy dedicated in memory of URI alumnus The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy renamed its building in the memory of Paramaz Avedisian, a 1954 URI graduate who was known as a true professional in pharmacy and a philanthropist who never hesitated to lend a helping hand. Avedisian’s impressive life career was […]
  • URI pharmacy building dedicated in honor of alumnus Paramaz Avedisian ’54 Avedisian Hall, URI College of Pharmacy - The dedication follows a generous gift to the University from one brother, paying tribute to the memory of another The University of Rhode Island community gathered today to honor the memory of College of Pharmacy alumnus Paramaz Avedisian ’54, whose lifetime represented a legacy of professionalism in pharmacy and philanthropy in the community. University officials […]
  • URI students officially become pharmacists in training Students, URI College of Pharmacy, White Coat Ceremony - ‘White Coat Ceremony’ welcomes class of 2021 to the profession
  • URI Pharmacy students battle the flu Avedisian Hall, URI Academic Health Collaborative, URI College of Pharmacy, URI Health - About 150 students, faculty, staff vaccinated in Avedisian Hall University of Rhode Island pharmacy students vaccinated about 150 students, faculty and staff members against the flu during a clinic in Avedisian Hall Tuesday. All members of the URI community — 19 years of age or older — were welcome to get a free flu shot […]
  • College of Pharmacy to host flu shot clinic Oct. 10 URI College of Pharmacy, URI Health - All students, faculty and staff members welcome to get a free flu shot URI College of Pharmacy students will help their fellow students, along with faculty and staff members, stay healthy this season while gaining some valuable practical experience. The students have scheduled a flu shot clinic in the lobby of Avedisian Hall on Oct. […]
  • College of Pharmacy clinic aims to help smokers quit URI Academic Health Collaborative - URI students, professors recruiting volunteers who want to kick the habit Despite the well-known health risks of smoking cigarettes, more than 36 million Americans continue to regularly light up, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That represents about 15 percent of the total population and includes about 13 percent of college-age adults. […]
  • URI professor receives grant to research cause of kidney transplant failures Research, URI College of Pharmacy, URI Health - 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 Addiction, Public Health, Students, URI College of Pharmacy - 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 Antibiotic, Lyme, Treatment - 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 Big Data, drug development, Graduate Students, URI College of Pharmacy - 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 community, Students, URI College of Pharmacy - 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.
  • 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 - 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.
  • Hepatitis C and HIV medications can be adversely interacted when used together, URI pharmacy professor reports - In the past few years, the normally reticent scientific community heralded as revolutionary new medications for Hepatitis C, saying the drugs would bring a major shift in the treatment of the chronic and potentially fatal viral infection that affects 150 million people worldwide.
  • Linda Thomas of Slocum and Samantha Clark of Coventry Technology-tutoring program erodes generation gap - The generation gap is shrinking one mouse click at a time, and the University of Rhode Island is helping to close it. In fall 2015 faculty from the Colleges of Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Arts and Sciences launched the URI Engaging Generations: Cyber-Seniors Program, an offshoot of an initiative started by teenage sisters in Canada in 2009 that has expanded […]
  • Kerry LaPlante and Rebecca Reece: Making sure antibiotics still work - Antibiotics are one of the most significant scientific developments of the 20th century. They have made infections that were once fatal routinely treatable, while also allowing for other medical advances, like cancer chemotherapy and organ transplants, because antibiotics can treat a serious infection if it occurs.
  • Antoinette Gagliard, a physical therapy major from Walpole, Mass., works with Pauline Tudino of Narragansett during the Senior Health and Wellness Program held at URI in October. Both older adults, URI students learn from health screenings - An older man carefully walks a straight line marked on the carpet while students assess his gait. Down the hall, a woman rises from her wheelchair to demonstrate a new prosthesis. In a room nearby, students advise a woman on medication use.
  • Student winners of the Pepto Bowl URI PharmD students winners of 2016 Pepto Bowl - PharmD students Matthew Lippertshauser and Ethan Melillo, members of the Class of 2017, were the first-place winners of the 2016 Student and Pharmacist Self-Care Championship held September 23 at the 12th Annual New England Pharmacists Convention at Foxwoods Resort Casino.
  • Rachel Carley Pharmacy student works on the discovery of a cholesterol drug that reduces liver inflammation - Third-year pharmacy student Rachel Carley, a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF), has worked on a discovery that could help patients with cholestasis, a condition that impairs the flow of bile from the liver. Carley will continue to work with URI Assistant Professor of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Nisanne Ghonem, testing whether fenofibrate reduces inflammation.
  • Jessica Goren Studies by Pharmacy Professor offer hope to patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia - Patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia are not only tormented by their disease, but often receive ineffective treatment. Clozapine, the only effective treatment, is often a last resort because it has unique side effects and risks.
  • Gregory Kelly 2016 senior profile Commencement 2016: PharmD Graduating Student Profile - As a student, Gregory Kelly did an internship at Johns Hopkins, raised money for Doctors without Borders, coordinated blood drives, and was active in the URI Student Alumni Association and Feinstein Enriching America Program. In June , the Pharma grad begins a pharmacy residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
  • Kelsey Norman Commencement 2016: PharmD Graduating Student Profile - Meet Kelsey Norman, president of the URI club field hockey team, academic coach in the New Student Programs Office, and recent PharmD grad as she heads off to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to begin a residency at a V.A. health care facility.
  • Jef Bratberg NPR: Risk of Opioid Overdose Climbs in Middle Age - University of Rhode Island Pharmacy professor Jeffrey Bratberg says the way people in this age group tend to take drugs is putting them at higher risk."They're taking longer-acting opioids. They're taking doses that, at certain thresholds, are associated with increased overdose death."
  • PharmD student develops method to improve post-surgical pain management - During a general medicine rotation last summer, Krystal Memmer worked with patients who had recently undergone total joint arthroplasty. "When I was going through my patients’ files I realized that there was a lot of opportunity for improvement of pain management after they had their surgeries. That’s how the research project developed.”
  • Anita Jackson 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.”
  • Neuroscience Institute Director Providence Journal reports: Neuroscience startup at URI to focus on Alzheimer's, Parkinson's - Scientists who once worked together for the global pharmaceutical company Pfizer are now collaborating with URI's George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience. The group, which is calling itself MindImmune, is working to build a company they hope will find treatment for diseases of the brain—Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neuro-degenerative disorders.
  • Student at RI Face of Pharmacy event Showing the Face of Pharmacy - College of Pharmacy faculty and students headed to the Rhode Island State House on April 5, for the 13th Annual Face of Pharmacy event, where they joined forces with members of organizations including Rhode Island Pharmacists Association and Rhode Island Society of Health-System Pharmacists to “put a face” on the issues and legislation that affect pharmacy.
  • test tubes URI launches Academic Health Collaborative to position University as health reform leader - The University of Rhode Island is putting in place a sweeping reorganization of its health programs to maximize cross-disciplinary teaching, research, and outreach and to place the University in a position of strength as health care undergoes rapid change in the United States. URI has established the Academic Health Collaborative to spur cooperation and innovation in the areas of research, inter-professional education, population health, health promotion and recognition and elimination of health disparities.
  • Students in Indonesia for J term Pharmacy, nursing, and PT students examine health care in Indonesia - Pharmacy, nursing, and physical therapy students traveled to Indonesia to participate in an interdisciplinary exploration of global health issues and the social determinants of health there during the University's January term.
  • Product of pomegranate juice, extract promotes pathway to brain health - Pomegranates and other “superfoods” are known to have positive effects on the brain—improving functions such as memory and cognition. Now Associate Professor Navindra Seeram and a team of researchers have discovered it may not be the superfoods—rather the way these foodstuffs interact with the body’s microflora during gut microbial metabolism that could lead to breakthroughs in protecting against Alzheimer’s.
  • Stephen Kogut Professor Kogut Using Big Data in Health Care Research - Big Data is essential in research and education at URI today. At the College of Pharmacy, Professor Stephen Kogut is using big data from private health insurers and the state’s Medicaid systems to analyze diseases in populations, cost, medication use and hospitalizations. For Rhode Island Medicaid, Kogut and his team analyzed more than 2 million pharmacy dispensing records to try ascertain medication patterns for those with depression to see who might be continuing treatment as recommended.
  • Making new connections: Pharmacy meets Political Science. - Political science isn’t the field that comes to mind when considering how to address vaccine hesitancy in adult minorities. For Professor Kerry LaPlante, however, the connection is clear. She is currently at work with URI Political Science Professor and Chair Brian Krueger and Associate Professor Marc Hutchison on a $606,173 research grant to develop science-based messaging to improve pneumococcal vaccination rates in black and Hispanic/Latino populations.
  • Father and son, Mario and Paul Casinelli Service, caring, and URI pharmacy bind father and son - Retired Army Gen. Paul Casinelli vividly remembers taking trips to his father’s drugstore in Cranston as a child. Like his father, Gen. Casinelli attended the University of Rhode Island and graduated in 1976 with a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy.
  • Navindra Seeram and student East meets West in Global Approach to Pharmacy Research - East and West have always converged in the Bioactive Botanical Research Lab of Pharmacy Professor Navindra Seeram. But a new gift with roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine has brought these culturally different approaches to treating disease and pain even closer.
  • Dr. Chen demonstrating the drug delivery patch Pharmacy researcher developing nicotine vaccine, novel drug delivery - Xinyuan Chen, assistant professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, is developing a nicotine vaccine and accompanying drug delivery system that he believes could lead to one of the most effective methods of combating cigarette smoking and other tobacco use. He joined the College of Pharmacy after seven years at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, bringing with him a $1.08 million career development grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse and a $432,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.
  • Congratulations, Dean Larrat - The University of Rhode Island has named respected professor, epidemiologist, and health policy and economics analyst E. Paul Larrat dean of its College of Pharmacy. Interim dean of the College since February 2013, Dean Larrat is also a professor of pharmacy practice and an alumnus of the University. He earned a doctorate in epidemiology from Brown University. He also earned a master’s degree in pharmacy administration, a master of business administration degree, and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, all from URI.
  • Neuroscience Institute Director Distinguished Alzheimer’s researcher named first director of URI's Ryan Institute for Neuroscience - The University of Rhode Island has selected Paula Grammas, former executive director of the Garrison Institute on Aging at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and an international leader in the study of Alzheimer’s disease, to be the inaugural director of The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience. She will also become the Thomas M. Ryan Professor of Neuroscience at URI.
  • Professor Rowley and team say class of cranberry carbohydrates could improve UTI treatment - Biomedical Science Professor David Rowley and his team in the College of Pharmacy have found that a class of complex carbohydrates could enhance treatment of urinary tract infections. Their findings appear in a recent issue of the Journal of Functional Foods, published by the International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods.
  • Students present 3D work at International Conference - Pharm.D. student Steven Mathews, along with grad students Matthew Blake and Stephen Norris, developed a poster presentation on 3D modeling and printing as teaching tools in the URI Pharmacy curriculum. They presented their work at the Gordon Research Conference on Visualization in Science and Education, which brought together visualization specialists from around the world.
  • COP ranked among top 10 in the nation for post-graduate residencies URI College of Pharmacy - URI pharmacy students interested in pursuing post-grad residences are very well prepared, thanks the URI Residency/Fellowship Preparation Program. In fact, last year the College ranked 10th nationally among 127 schools for matching 86 percent of its participating students with an appropriate post-graduate residency program. The national average is 63 percent.
  • Load New College of Pharmacy Mobile App for jobs and more - Load the new University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy Mobile App to monitor upcoming events, alumni resources, the latest pharmacist job opportunities throughout Rhode Island, and CE activities offered by the College of Pharmacy.
  • Recent gifts to College of Pharmacy will benefit student leaders, help support Pharmacy innovation - Three recent gifts to the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy, two from alumni and one donated anonymously, will benefit students and support the College’s Pharmacy Innovation Fund.
  • URI's Pharmacy Today Cover Story - Clinical Professor Jeffrey Bratberg is featured on the cover of the April issue of Pharmacy Today, and his work in promoting pharmacy-based naloxone access programs to prevent opioid overdoses is highlighted in the magazine.
  • Advance Healing. Naturally. URI College of Pharmacy - Senior Meagan Hamblin knows that Alex and Ani founder and CEO Carolyn Rafaelian isn’t just interested in conveying positive messages through her jewelry. Not after the Rhode Island entrepreneur donated $1 million last fall to URI to support natural products research, the discovery of plant-based molecules to improve human well-being and other campus initiatives.
  • URI pharmacy alumna takes life-saving action to help customer suffering allergic reaction - University of Rhode Island alumna Kristin Von Flatern hasn’t been on the job as a pharmacist at the Centerville, Mass. CVS/pharmacy a full year yet, but she’s already played a key role in saving a patient’s life.
  • Ruitang Deng, Ph.D. Professor URI scientists discover estrogen interaction preventing some pregnant women from expelling bile acids - A University of Rhode Island pharmacy professor has discovered an interaction involving the hormone estrogen that occurs in some pregnant women preventing them from expelling bile acid, leading to disease in their fetuses.
  • URI pharmacy student collaborates with Alex and Ani to design bracelets that bring water to poor communities worldwide - The next time you shop at Alex and Ani think of Paige Dellerman, a University of Rhode Island junior who designed a bracelet that is bringing clean glasses of water to poor communities worldwide.
  • URI chemistry professor and crime lab director named to federal group to assess forensic standards - The co-director of a federal center of excellence in explosives at the University of Rhode Island and the director of the Rhode Island State Crime Laboratory at URI have been named to a national subcommittee by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
  • Champlin Foundations awards URI three grants for technology to support teaching and research - The Champlin Foundations have awarded the University of Rhode Island three grants totaling $421,795 to purchase high-tech equipment to advance education and student learning. The three grants will fund new teaching and research tools for in-vitro testing of pharmaceuticals, advanced characterization of powders, and imaging of nanoscale materials and processes.
  • College exceeds national marks in several categories - URI’s Pharm.D. grads achieved a 99 percent pass rate on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination, according to a 2014 report by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. The 2013 pass rate was four points higher than the national average and placed URI’s College of Pharmacy in a tie for first in New England with the University of Connecticut’s pharmacy school.
  • BSPS major Emily Thomesen finds hope and joy among suffering in Uganda - University of Rhode Island BSPS major and senior swim team captain Emily Thomesen dedicated 10 weeks of her summer in 2014 to listening to the voices of young mothers in Uganda, a country torn by war between the government and rebels.
  • Alex and Ani Gift to URI Alex and Ani donates $1 million to URI to support natural product research - A new $1-million donation to the University of Rhode Island from Alex and Ani, LLC will support natural product research and the discovery of plant-based molecules to improve human well-being. In recognition of the generous gift, the University will name a research lab in the College of Pharmacy building the Alex and Ani Impact Lab.
  • Providence Journal: URI Pharmacy exploring the healing power of plants - Associate Professor Navindra Seeram and Senior Gardener Peter Morgan—along with the College’s acclaimed medicinal garden and greenhouse—were featured in the Sunday, November 14 issue of the Providence Journal, offering readers a garden tour and a primer on the healing properties of plants.
  • Jayne Pawasauskas 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.
  • URI honors Pharmacy alumnus with DAA Presidential Award - At the URI Distinguished Achievement Award ceremony on Oct. 25, Paul Hastings ’84 received a 2014 Presidential Award for his professional achievements, leadership, and community service. Hastings is chairman and chief executive officer of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, a leader in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries for more than 20 years. Hastings has served as president and CEO […]
  • Pharmacy professors play key role in RI effort to prevent narcotic overdoses - Rhode Island has one of the highest opioid overdose rates in the country, but the URI College of Pharmacy is playing a key role in helping to reverse that trend. Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Jeffrey Bratberg and Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Kelly Orr have led efforts to make an anti-overdose drug more accessible to Rhode Islanders.
  • QuadAngles, Fall 2014: Sage Advice from Dr. Navindra Seeram - Navindra Seeram, associate professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, knows that the brighter your food, the better your diet. He show know. Head of the Bioactive Botanical Research Laboratory, he also oversees the Heber Youngken Jr. Medicinal Garden at the College of Pharmacy.
  • Professor Bratberg on the Ebola virus - University of Rhode Island Professors Jef Bratberg and Annie De Groot have been at the forefront of several public health emergencies during their careers, but they agree that in the United States, Ebola won’t be one of them.
  • SURF Program opens up the world of biomedical research - Sarah Bilida, Julie Scott, and Miles Martin are among the students selected for the 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program working at URI this summer on a variety of biomedical research projects. All of the students' research will culminate in poster presentations at the annual SURF Conference on Aug. 1 at the URI College of 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.
  • A Mission to Bring Promising Alzheimer’s Drug to U.S. patients - If Professor Nasser H. Zawia succeeds in his quest for an effective new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease—and the evidence so far suggests he will—it will be more than a medical triumph with the potential to benefit millions. It will be proof that there is still room in this age of profit-driven drug development for a researcher primarily motivated by empathy and a passion for science.
  • Conference on Pharmacogenomic Interplay in Biotransformation and Pharmacokinetics, Aug. 7-8 - The College of Pharmacy Department of Biomedical Sciences in collaboration with the College's Office of Professional Development is hosting the Pharmacogenomic Interplay in Biotransformation and Pharmacokinetics Conference on Aug. 7 and 8. The conference's early registration deadline is July 1.
  • $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.
  • C&EN cover story highlights Dr. Seeram's work - Maple syrup, agave, and honey are well-known for their roles as sweeteners. As such, their primary constituents are simple sugars such as sucrose and fructose. But scientists exploring the composition of these sweeteners are finding them to be surprisingly complicated.
  • 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 […]
  • At URI, it’s Easy Being Green - Senior environmental science major Bianca Peixoto has been passionate about sustainability and environmental protection for as long as she can remember. As the president of the campus group Student Action for Sustainability, Bianca believes that every step taken to reduce our impact on the planet is worthwhile, even the small ones. That’s why her group […]
  • 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 […]
  • Pharmacy Students Take on Drug Interactions and More in Simulation Lab - College of Pharmacy prepares students in virtual clinical setting Step into the CVS Caremark Interdisciplinary Health Delivery Laboratory at URI’s College of Pharmacy, and be prepared for the unexpected as teaching and learning tools virtually come to life. They breathe, they blink, and they have heartbeats. Some of them even bleed. Are they having trouble […]
  • Have YOU Signed the Petitions? - We’re encouraging folks to sign two new petitions in support of H.R. 4190 that have just been opened by APhA members Sandra Leal and Steve Soman. As you may already be aware, Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), and Todd Young (R-IN) on March 11 introduced legislation that would enable patient access to, and […]
  • Another Successful Year - Post-Graduate Training Residencies and Fellowships Our students continue to be highly successful candidates for post-graduate training in residencies and fellowships. Overall, 22% of the graduating class is pursuing post-graduate training.  This year 82% of URI pharmacy students who applied for PGY1 residencies matched with ASHP-accredited PGY1 programs compared to the national match rate of 64%.  […]
  • Newsletter – Winter 2014 – Special Edition – Celebrating Research - This issue affords a special focus on the scientific exploration and scholarly work that our faculty and students are engaged in. While the College is known for the quality of its teaching in the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, the underpinning of that excellence is found in the research conducted by our scientists and clinicians.
  • Grant Program Boosting Biomedical Research - For biomedical researcher Niall G. Howlett, getting $500,000 in startup funding to set up a laboratory seven years ago was critical to establishing roots to pursue research here in Rhode Island. And like other researchers at universities around the state, Howlett, a University of Rhode Island associate professor of cell and molecular biology, found that […]
  • URI’s Pharmacy Gardeners to Showcase Medicinal Plants - URI’s Pharmacy Gardeners to Showcase Medicinal Plants 21st annual Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden show in Providence from Feb. 20 through Feb. 23   Most people don’t know that the University of Rhode Island’s beautiful Heber W. Youngken Jr. Medicinal Plant Garden located in the College of Pharmacy quad was brought to life with […]
  • Paul Hasting '84, CEO of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to ring the Closing NASDAQ Bell Today - February 7, 2014 – OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [OMED], a clinical-stage company developing novel therapeutics that target cancer stem cells (CSCs), or tumor-initiating cells, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. In honor of the occasion, Paul J. Hastings, Chairman & CEO, will ring the Closing Bell. Paul is a 1984 Alum of the College of […]
  • 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 Professor Lands $1.3 Million for Nanoparticle Cancer Treatment - The National Institutes of Health has awarded $1.3 million to University of Rhode Island researcher Wei Lu to study the application of inorganic nanoparticles in the treatment of cancer.  
  • Pharmacy students improve patient awareness of HPV, cervical cancer - Pharmacy students improve patient awareness of HPV, cervical cancer Results of 2-year study at Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic found that the mostly Hispanic patients were less knowledgeable than the non-Hispanic patients about HPV, the causes of cervical cancer, and how to protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases.   KINGSTON, R.I. – Nov. 26, 2013 – Jeff Chau […]
  • 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”.
  • Bolstering a Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Lead Exposure - Researchers striving to understand the origins of dementia are building the case against a possible culprit: lead exposure early in life. A study spanning 23 years has now revealed that monkeys who drank a lead-rich formula as infants later developed tangles of a key brain protein, called tau, linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Though neuroscientists say […]
  • Be the Change - URI’s APhA-ASP chapter has submitted their entry into the annual APhA-ASP video competition. This year’s theme was “Be the Change” which the team approached by creating a music video with which adapts Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror with original pharmacy related lyrics. The chapter assembled a team to produce the video with pharmacy students being […]
  • 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.
  • URI Pharmacy Students Improve Patient Awareness of HPV, Cervical Cancer - Students recently presented the results of their 2-year study at Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic at a health conference in Boston. Jeff Chau didn’t know much about HPV when he started volunteering at a free health clinic in Providence three years ago. Now the University of Rhode Island pharmacy student is so knowledgeable about the cancer-causing virus […]
  • Interprofessional Senior Health Screening Event - On Tuesday November 12th, 25 P3 pharmacy students from the Advanced Geriatric Pharmacotherapy elective had a chance to practice what they have been learning all semester. The students participated in an interprofessional student led health, wellness, and falls prevention screen for adults over 65. The event was hosted by the Department of Physical Therapy at […]
  • The University of Rhode Island is establishing the George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience - With the largest private donation in its history, The University of Rhode Island will establish a neuroscience research institute named for the parents of Thomas M. Ryan, a 1975 pharmacy graduate of the University and former chairman, president and CEO of CVS Caremark. Tom and his wife Cathy have donated $15 million to establish the George […]
  • URI Receives $15-million gift to Research Diseases of the Brain - The University of Rhode Island has received a $15-million gift to establish a research institute focused on understanding and treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The gift, from former CVS Caremark CEO Thomas M. Ryan and his wife, Cathy, aims to catalyze a statewide collaboration, linking with Brown University and local hospitals to […]
  • Unravel the Mysteries of the Brain - The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience is engaging scientists and students in solving some of the most pressing health care challenges we face today, thanks to the generosity of the largest private donation in URI history.  Thomas M. Ryan, a 1975 College of Pharmacy graduate and former chairman, president and CEO of CVS […]
  • 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 […]
  • Newsletter Relaunched: Fall 2013 Edition -
  • 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 […]
  • Residency/Fellowship Information Session Played to a Packed House - Residency/Fellowship Information Session Played to a Packed House   On Tuesday, October 29th the student chapter of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) at URI sponsored the annual Residency/Fellowship Information Session. The goal of the session is to provide information to pharmacy students of all years information about what residencies and fellowships are and […]
  • Independent Community Pharmacists Classroom Dedication - < Previous Article | Next Article > Independent Community Pharmacists Classroom Dedicated   On October 19, 2013 Room 240, the second floor 50 seat classroom, was renamed the Independent Community Pharmacists Classroom. This dedication was held in recognize the generous contributions made by an alumni group of independent community pharmacists. In attendance were the honorees; […]
  • Tracey Taveira 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 […]
  • 3rd Annual Flu Clinic Vaccinates over 100 students, faculty and staff! - On Tuesday October 8th Dr. Virginia Lemay coordinated our 3rd annual College of Pharmacy flu clinic utilizing her P4 students and PGY1 Community Resident, Tom Kalista’13 to vaccinate over 100 students, faculty and staff!                                  
  • Discover New Cures. - Discover New Cures. The world’s got a lot of illness and disease that needs curing, and at URI, leading scientists are breaking new ground toward the discoveries we’ve all been waiting for. Inside our Natural Products Lab, Pharmacognosy Professor David Rowley – one of the only a handful of marine microbial chemists in the world […]
  • Big Thinkers: David Rowley - Title: Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences Expertise: Microorganisms from unexplored environments; secondary metabolites produced by marine microbes; bacterial chemical communication; and antibiotic drug discovery One of the more frightening medical trends today is our growing resistance to antibiotics, which we take for everything from ear infections to life-threatening blood conditions. As people use antibiotics for more […]
  • 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!  
  • Veterans Administration seal Post-Doctoral Clinical Research Outcomes Fellowship Program in Antimicrobial Stewardship - Post-Doctoral Clinical Research Outcomes Fellowship Program in Antimicrobial Stewardship Rhode Island Infectious Diseases (RIID) Research Program   Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Providence, RI Funded Fellowship in conjunction with: The University of Rhode Island (URI) College of Pharmacy, Kingstown, RI Warren Albert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI   Office Address Veterans Affairs Medical Center […]
  • Veterans Administration seal Post-Doctoral In Vitro Pharmacodynamics Fellowship in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy - Post-Doctoral In Vitro Pharmacodynamics Fellowship in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Rhode Island Infectious Diseases (RIID) Research Program   Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Providence, RI The University of Rhode Island (URI) College of Pharmacy, Kingstown, RI Warren Albert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI   Office Address Veterans Affairs Medical Center (151) Research Building #7 830 […]
  • Jayne Pawasauskas 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 […]
  • Providence Journal- R.I. businesses can tap into URI’s Business Engagement Center for help - PROVIDENCE — When The Pizza Gourmet, a Warwick-based maker of wood-grilled pizza crusts, started planning how to keep up with growing sales, co-owner Jack Parente called the University of Rhode Island for some help.Parente, a URI graduate, wanted to know if anyone at the university could design a more efficient grill to cook the crusts […]
  • 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 Pharmacy student, 92-year-old South Bay Retirement Living resident share room, so much more during 8-day stay - During the University of Rhode Island’s spring break, pharmacy student Emily Anastasia went to a completely different world, but she traveled just a little more than a mile from campus to get there. As part of her last clinical pharmacy rotation in her sixth and final year of the doctor of pharmacy program at URI, […]
  • Discover the Healing Power of the Sea - In science, amazing discoveries can begin in familiar places—in the ocean, in the plants around us, just about anywhere in the natural world. And at URI, that’s exactly where a group of scientists and their students are looking for newer and more effective medicines to treat infection and a variety of human diseases.Pharmacognosy Professor David […]
  • URI Dedicates CVS Caremark Teaching/Learning Wing at the College of Pharmacy - University of Rhode Island officials, pharmacy faculty and pharmacy students joined CVS Caremark Corp. leaders yesterday at 11 a.m. for a ribbon-cutting to formally celebrate and dedicate new facilities at the College of Pharmacy supported by the Woonsocket-based corporation.
  • A Student Gets Involved on the Other Side of Teaching - Sydney Springer’s Experience with the Self Care PSA Project I was drawn to URI for their vast research in medicinal plants. As I got further into the program, my new passion became educating. I have always had an interest in dietary supplements, but my view on how they relate to pharmacy has changed over time.
  • Introducing Dr. Bingfan Yan the New Chair of the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences - Dr. Bingfan Yan was appointed to serve a three year term as the Chair of the Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (BPS) Department commencing October 1, 2013. Dr. Yan is a long-time researcher at the College of Pharmacy, where he has focused on the understanding of how genetic and environmental factors coordinate regulation of the expression […]
  • Independent Community Pharmacists Classroom Dedicated - On October 19, 2013 Room 240, the second floor 50 seat classroom, was renamed the Independent Community Pharmacists Classroom. This dedication was held in recognize the generous contributions made by an alumni group of independent community pharmacists.
  • Feedback from Class of 2013 - The College is engaged in active assessment of all of its academic programs. We continuously collect and analyze data so that we can demonstrate that our programs are meeting expectations of both internal and external stakeholders.
  • URI celebrates opening of new pharmacy courtyard, Youngken Medicinal Plant Garden - The University of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts celebrated the grand opening of the new Pharmacy Courtyard and Heber W. Youngken Jr. Medicinal Plant Garden, a beautiful public and scientific space built just steps from the college’s new $75 million home.
  • 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 […]
  • Katherine Orr 2013 Good Neighbor Pharmacy - Kelly Orr:   Top 10 finalist for the 2013 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan          
  • Jayne Pawasauskas Elected Secretary/ Treasurer - Jayne Pawasauskas:   Elected Secretary/ Treasurer of the Pain/Palliative Care PRN of ACCP (takes office fall 2013)              
  • 25th Anniversary of the Pharmacy Outreach Program - 25th Anniversary of the Pharmacy Outreach Program: Rita Marcoux, Nancy Tortalani, Noemi Ramos-Desimone
  • 25th Anniversary of the Pharmacy Outreach Program - 25th Anniversary of the Pharmacy Outreach Program               Rita Marcoux                                   Nancy Tortalani                        Noemi Ramos-Desimone  
  • Anita Jackson Elected Chair of the Health Disparities and Cultural Competence -  Anita Jackson: Elected Chair-Elect of the Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG of AACP            
  • AACP 2013 Award for Excellence - Norma Owens, Celia MacDonnell, Marilyn Barbour, Eunsun Noh: Received AACP 2013 Award for Excellence in Assessment            
  • Aisling Caffrey, Ph.D. Assistant Professor AACP New Investigator Award - Aisling Caffrey:  Received the AACP 2012-2013 New Investigator Award          
  • Pharmacy researcher finds most popular weight-loss drug strongly alters other drug therapies - Pharmacy researcher finds most popular weight-loss drug strongly alters other drug therapies KINGSTON, R.I.— December 10, 2012 – A University of Rhode Island researcher has discovered that the weight-loss drug orlistat, known by the brand names Xenical and Alli, inhibits a key enzyme that may lead to “severe toxicity of internal organs such as the […]
  • Popular Weight Loss Drug May Cause Permanent Liver and Kidney Damage - A study released today sends out a strongly worded warning about risks of kidney, liver, and other organ damage from the most popular weight drugs on the market. According to a University of Rhode Island study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), orlistat, which goes by the prescription brand name Xenical and the […]
  • URI’s YouTube Site - 3D biomedical science videos receives 1 million hits KINGSTON, R.I. – Dec. 10, 2012 – It can be difficult to understand how drugs like Iressa and Prozac work in the body just from reading a textbook. That’s why students at the University of Rhode Island have been creating 3D models and animations to explain complex […]
  • National Rufus A. Lyman Award - Celia MacDonnell, Saumitra Rege, Kara Misto, Richard Dolase, Paul George:  Received the national Rufus A. Lyman Award for the best published paper in AJPE (American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education) in 2012 from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.            
  • Robert Dufresne, Professor First year as Directors of New Pharmacy Residency Programs - Rob Dufresne and Ginger Lemay:  First year as Directors of New Pharmacy Residency Programs (Rob, PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency ; Ginger, PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency)          
  • Erica Estus Elected Chair of AACP - Erica Estus:  Elected Chair of AACP Geriatrics SIG.            
  • Michael L. Simeone Rhode Island Pharmacists Association Award - Mike Simeone:  Recipient of the 2012 NASPA Bowl of Hygeia Awarded from Rhode Island Pharmacists Association.          
  • Big Thinkers- Abraham Kovoor - Title: Assistant Professor, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences Expertise: Biochemistry of Brain Molecules; Improved Drug Therapies We’re just too fat. Obesity in the United States is common and the health problems it causes are enormous. It’s something that doctors, psychologists, teachers, parents, scientists, and so many others have long struggled to understand: What regulates our body […]
  • Join the fight against cancer - Grilling season is in full swing, and the age-old question hangs in the air:  Would you like a side of carcinogenic heterocyclic amines with your porterhouse?  That black stuff you love so much on your grilled meat is nearly as bad as eating soot from your fireplace and can actually be hazardous to your health. […]
  • First VA Pharmacist Antimicrobial Stewardship Fellowship - Studies have shown that up to 50% of antibiotic use in hospitals is unnecessary or inappropriate.  This improper use of antibiotics poses a critical threat to our ability to effectively treat infections.  Unfortunately, antibiotic misuse—i.e. when antibiotics are given when they are not needed, are continued when they are no longer necessary, or are given […]
  • Pharmacy, health care leader delivers sobering news about cost, effectiveness of U.S. health care - URI College of Pharmacy symposium delivers compelling messages KINGSTON, R.I. – September 17, 2012 – The United States currently spends $2.5 trillion on health care annually, the most of any country in the world, but America’s infant mortality rate is 28th in the world. Only 30 percent of sick Americans receive same-day care, and medical […]
  • URI pharmacy symposium to feature inventor of popular pain, anticonvulsant medication - Sept. 14 program is free, open to public KINGSTON, R.I. – August 22, 2012 – The inventor of a popular anticonvulsant and pain medication will be among six speakers at a symposium being offered Friday, Sept. 14 by the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy. Richard B. Silverman, the John Evans Professor of Chemistry […]
  • $14 Million Health Care Innovation Award - URI awarded $14 million Innovation grant to improve care and lower costs for cognitively challenged adults with chronic diseases KINGSTON, R.I. — July 23, 2012 — As the Americans with Disabilities Act marks its 22nd anniversary this week and lawmakers nationwide evaluate plans to implement some or all of the Affordable Care Act, the University […]
  • URI researchers ask, ‘Is your health at steak?’ - URI researchers ask, ‘Is your health at steak?’ KINGSTON, R.I. – Nothing goes better with your Fourth of July fireworks than a backyard barbecue. But if you’re not careful, your grilled meats could be a health hazard. According to two URI scientists, the charring on your steaks and burgers are heterocyclic amines or, if you’ve […]
  • Kerry Laplante Research Fellowship by ACCP - Kerry LaPlante: Recognition of Research Fellowship by ACCP            
  • Nobel laureate to keynote international pharmaceutical conference at URI - More than 30 renowned researchers from around the world to speak KINGSTON, R.I. – June 7, 2012 – The University of Rhode Island will hold a global pharmaceutical sciences conference featuring Nobel Prize winner Thomas Steitz from Sept. 28 through 30 at its Kingston Campus. Steitz, the Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and […]
  • Zombie outbreak is target of mock URI pharmacy clinic - Students in public health class to administer fake anti-virals to test emergency response KINGSTON, R.I. – April 24, 2012 – Don’t be alarmed if you see a person dressed in a biohazard suit Thursday afternoon outside the University of Rhode Island’s Memorial Union. That individual will just be watching for zombies and making sure they […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy & The Matty Fund -  The Matty Fund team up to help parents of children with epilepsy KINGSTON, R.I. – April 16, 2012 — The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy and The Matty Fund are teaming up to help parents of children with epilepsy who want information about pharmaceuticals used to treat the disease. URI Clinical Associate Professor […]
  • URI researcher sees ‘marine nutraceuticals’ as growth industry for Rhode Island - URI researcher sees ‘marine nutraceuticals’ as growth industry for Rhode Island Chong Lee studies health benefits of marine organisms KINGSTON, R.I. – March 13, 2012 – The marine nutraceutical industry is booming in Europe and Asia, and it has taken off in recent years in Canada as well. While the industry is still in its […]
  • Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy Award - Steve Kogut and Brian Quilliam:  Received the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy Award of Excellence for their 2012 publication        
  • Discovering the Configuration of Cancer - Dr Bongsup Cho offers an insight into his current research into environmentally-induced cancer, which will expose how aromatic amines mutate DNA and interfere with its repair mechanisms. Could you briefly describe your current research project? Formation of aromatic amine-DNA adducts is believed to initiate cancer. We are concerned with elucidating the mechanisms by which amine-DNA […]
  • Discovering the configuration of cancer (PDF) - URI’s 3D animation work featured in the January 2012 issue of International Innovation magazine.
  • URI pharmacy professor discovers new gene that regulates body weight - 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 […]
  • University of Rhode Island residency programs help pharmacists focus on specialties - University of Rhode Island residency programs help pharmacists focus on specialties KINGSTON — December 13, 2011 — The learning never stops at the University of Rhode Island, not even after graduation. URI’s College of Pharmacy sees to that with its sponsorship of several post-graduate residencies, including its newest one, the pharmacy/oncology residency at Rhode Island […]
  • Entire pharmacy class of 2011 passes licensing exam - College achieves 100 percent passage rate for first time KINGSTON — December 5, 2011 — The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy set an ambitious goal for itself a few years ago – to make sure every graduating student passes his or her licensing exam following commencement. Last year’s graduating class achieved that goal […]
  • John Grossomanides elected to the international association's highest office of supreme president - John Grossomanides’84 of the AHEPA Rose of New England Chapter 110 has been elected to the international association’s highest office of supreme president. Members of AHEPA (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) attending the recent national AHEPA convention in Miami Beach, Fla., voted to elect Grossomanides unopposed. Grossomanides is a 27-year member of AHEPA This is […]
  • Reaching Out - Reaching out to Romania This June, Maggie Charpentier, Clinical Associate Professor in Pharmacy Practice, traveled to Romania to provide an invited presentation on pain management and medications used in Palliative Care, along with a University of Rhode Island contingent from the College of Nursing, and a group from Simmons College. Faculty from The University of […]
  • APhA-ASP logo APhA-ASP Student Leadership Award - Angela Olenik receives the APhA-ASP Student Leadership Award The award will be presented to Ms. Olenik, at the APhA-ASP Awards Ceremony during the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in March. The award recognizes four students across the nation who demonstrate leadership within APhA-ASP while maintaining academic excellence. Ms. Olenik was nominated by Dr. Brett Feret, […]
  • Holiday Cheer - Holiday Cheer For the third year in a row, Kappa Psi brothers new and old have come together to spread some holiday cheer while doing something wonderful for the community in our Caroling for Cans event. Walking around South County neighborhoods going door to door to sing out of tune versions of such classics as […]
  • Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research - College Event Promotes Career Opportunities in Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research On October 25, 2011 the URI College of Pharmacy’s student chapter of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) held an alumni networking event to provide students with the opportunity to interact with graduates of the College’s program in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, and to […]
  • Exploring a Career Path - This past summer I participated in the New York Stem Cell Undergraduate research program (NY Stem) at Stony Brook University.  As a part of the program each student was assigned a different lab to work in, and I was thrilled when I found out that I would be working in Dr. Emily Chen’s laboratory in […]
  • Dr. Bryan C. McCarthy, Jr. ’10 Thinks Big - You will soon be reading and referencing The Journal of Health-System Pharmacy Residents.  Founded by Bryan C. McCarthy, Jr., Pharm.D., class of 2010, the goal of the journal is to enhance the pharmacy student awareness of the value of residency training.  This peer-reviewed scholarly journal will celebrate the contributions pharmacy residents make in practice as […]
  • URI pharmacy students enter national contest to promote medication adherence - KINGSTON, R.I. — October 12, 2011 – The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy is taking part in a national competition titled Script Your Future Medication Adherence Advocacy Challenge for the month of October. Students will be competing to find the best methods for advocating medication adherence to the public, especially those with chronic […]
  • Big Thinkers- Navindra Seeram - Title: Assistant Professor of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Expertise: Medicinal plant research Inside URI’s Bioactive Botanical Research Lab, Pharmacy Professor Navindra Seeram has some big ideas about fighting cancer. Ideas so big that he’s regularly sought after by science and news publications around the globe for his expertise in the healing properties of medicinal plants. […]
  • Tracey Taveira CDOE pharmacist educator of the year - On Friday September 24th, 2013, Tracey Taveira received the CDOE (Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educators) pharmacist educator of the year award at the Annual CDOE Symposium. Following the award was a speech about all of Tracey’s accomplishments as a pharmacist diabetes educator.              
  • URI College of Pharmacy receives grant to help reduce hospital readmissions - Technology-enabled pharmacists to make house calls KINGSTON, R.I., July 21, 2011 – The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy is pairing home visits from pharmacists with the latest technology, providing instant access to a patient’s medical history and medications, all in an effort to reduce hospital re-admissions. The Center for Technology and Aging has […]
  • Pharmacy professor receives award for innovative educational endeavors - KINGSTON, R.I. – June 24, 2011 – Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Erica Estus was recently awarded the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Leadership in Education Award for her work with pharmacy students and older adults. Estus – who received the award at the society’s conference in Las Vegas in May – titled her project […]
  • Class of 2011 – Senior Awards - Class of 2011 – Senior Awards   TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA Student Award Recognizes outstanding achievement in the study of pharmacy at URI. Recipient: Ronald  Tutalo   Mylan Excellence in Pharmacy Award Program Recognizes high academic achievement and professional motivation of  a Pharm.D. student.  Intent to enter practice upon graduation. Recipient: Michelle Krawczynski   Kappa Psi […]
  • Under Construction: A Peek Inside the New Pharmacy Building - Under Construction: A Peek Inside the New Pharmacy Building Since the start of the new building construction project, everyone has been able to view the construction work from the outside through our web cameras, and we have received lots of great feedback on them. Now with much of the work taking place on the inside, […]
  • 2011 Distinguished Achievement Awards - 2011 Distinguished Achievement Awards The following College of Pharmacy alumni have been nominated and selected to receive the Dean’s Award as part of the University’s prestigious 2011 Distinguished Achievement Awards program to be held the weekend of October 22.  This outstanding award is given annually to alumni who have exceptional professional achievements in addition to […]
  • Ewa Dzwierzynski Ewa Dzwierzynski ‘96 Honored - Ewa Dzwierzynski ‘96 Honored Ewa Dzwierzynski, Director of Pharmacy at Memorial Hospital was selected to be one of the Providence Business New’s 2011 “40 under Forty” award winners. Honorees are young RI professionals who are chosen based on their career success and community involvement. http://www.pbn.com/PBN-names-2011-40-Under-Forty-winners,59325         Newsletter Article – Summer 2011 Edition
  • Reflections on the B.S.P.S. Program - Reflections on the B.S.P.S. Program Jillian Chase graduated this May as our first ever B.S.P.S. major. The following are her reflections on our newest program. “With graduation just behind me I am both excited and anxious to enter the workforce, as most seniors are. I truly feel that the B.S.P.S. program has provided me a […]
  • Norm Campbell ’57 Receives Prestigious National Award - Norm Campbell ’57 Receives Prestigious National Award March 26, 2011, Dr. Norman Campell received the Joseph L. Fink III Founders Award, the American Society for Pharmacy Law’s highest recognition, at the ASPL Annual Meeting in Seattle. The wording on the plaque reads, “Recognizing sustained, outstanding service and contributions to the professions of pharmacy and law […]
  • Discovery@URI Award Winners - Please join the URI Graduate School in congratulating the recent Discovery@URI Award winners.  The Discovery@URI event, held on 13 April 2011, showcased the breadth and wealth of research, scholarship and innovative endeavors being undertaken at URI.  Out of roughly 100 stellar students and groups who presented their fascinating work at this event, our award recipients […]
  • URI partners with Pittsburgh conservatory to enhance pharmaceutical research, education - URI College of Pharmacy now has a green side KINGSTON, R.I. – April 12, 2011 – The University of Rhode Island has entered a partnership with Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pa., one of the world’s most energy-efficient and sustainable conservatories. The five-year partnership will help to provide information on a proposed energy-efficient […]
  • Contributions Recognized - Contributions Recognized at Seminar by the Sea At the Seminar by the Sea Regional meeting in March, the College honored preceptors David Whalley and Joanne Burgess for being chosen as the years outstanding preceptors. Randy Vogenberg was recognized with the Dr. Norman A. Campbell Award For Ethics & Excellence in Healthcare.   Newsletter Article – […]
  • American Society of Consultant Pharmacists - American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Dr. Erica Estus ‘96 Awarded by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Dr. Estus was presented with the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Leadership in Education Award at their National Meeting in May. Her endeavor “Students and Older Adults Learning from One Another: Intergenerational Activities Between URI College of Pharmacy […]
  • Medication Disposal - Medication Disposal with Save the Bay   In support of Earth Week, the National Community Pharmacists Association’s URI chapter participated in a medication disposal with Save the Bay on April 16, 2011. Save the Bay Headquarters in Providence, Easton’s Beach in Newport, and Misquamicut Beach in Westerly were three locations throughout the state where patients […]
  • Honored - Honored Kenny Correia ’09 Each year Serve Rhode Island honors volunteers throughout the State who are committed to service, and give freely of their time, talents and treasures.  This year Rhode Island Free Clinic nominated Sarah Nottage and Dr. Kenny Correia, for their commitment to RIFC.           Newsletter Article – Spring […]
  • Marilyn Barbour, Pharm.D., FCCP PHP Department Chair and Professor Department of Pharmacy Practice New Chair - Dr. Marilyn Barbour selected as the Pharmacy Practice new Chair A former native of California, Professor Barbour received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California at San Francisco and her residency training at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She joined the College of Pharmacy faculty at the University of Rhode Island in 1983 […]
  • 2011 AACP Walmart Scholar - 2011 AACP Walmart Scholar Amanda Wojtusik ’12 selected as a 2011 AACP Walmart Scholar! The goal of this scholarship program is to strengthen the recipient’s skills and commitment to a career in academic pharmacy through participation in programming and activities at the 2011 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars. The program provides $1,000 travel scholarships to […]
  • URI Partners with Phipps Conservatory - pharmaceutical research and education URI Partners with Phipps Conservatory to Enhance pharmaceutical research and education The University of Rhode Island has entered a partnership with Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA., one of the world’s most energy-efficient and sustainable conservatories. The five-year partnership will help to provide information on a proposed energy-efficient conservatory […]
  • Alumni Profile - Alumni Profile Marc Bernarducci Class of 1991 and 1995 Marc Bernarducci, BS Pharmacy, MBA, PharmD, is a Class of ’91 and Class of ‘95 graduate, and donor to the University of Rhode Island (URI) College of Pharmacy. His career has taken him from retail pharmacy to his first job with the now defunct Center for […]
  • Kappa Psi: Beta Epsilon’s Centennial Celebration - Kappa Psi: Beta Epsilon’s Centennial Celebration On April 30th the Beta Epsilon chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity celebrated its 100th anniversary. The banquet was held at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence, and saw a tremendous turnout of Beta Epsilon Alumni, National Officers, visitors from other chapters, and current brothers. The ceremony was a celebration […]
  • 13th Annual Diversity Awards - Annual Diversity Awards Paul Hastings ’84 Honored at URI’s 13th Annual Diversity Awards As president and chief executive officer of California-based OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Paul Hastings has helped improve the lives of people around the world through his work in the biotechnology industry. As the first member of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community to […]
  • Gift Recognition : July 1, 2010 and May 7, 2011.  - Gift Recognition July 1, 2010 to May 7, 2011 The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy gratefully acknowledges the alumni, corporations, faculty, foundations, friends, students and parents whose gifts have been received by the College between July 1, 2010 and May 7, 2011. Your continuing support allows us to educate and train the pharmacists, […]
  • New Printer to Make 3D Models - New printer to make 3D models at URI College of Pharmacy Can render solid, touchable versions of drug, virus molecules, architectural models, and artificial limbs…. February 28, 2011 – Professor Bongsup Cho sat at his desk discussing a new 3-dimensional printer that will soon be a part of the University of Rhode Island’s College of […]
  • Pharmacy graduate to be featured at Diversity Awards - Paul Hastings first member of gay community to be honored KINGSTON, R.I. March 31, 2011 – As president and chief executive officer of California-based OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Paul Hastings has helped improve the lives of people around the world through his work in the biotechnology industry. As the first member of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and […]
  • Navindra Seeram URI scientist discovers 54 beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup - Five have never been seen in nature before KINGSTON, R.I. – March 30, 2011 – University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram has discovered 34 new beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup and confirmed that 20 compounds discovered last year in preliminary research play a key role in human health. Today at the 241st American […]
  • Norm Campbell ’57 Receives the Prestigious Joseph L. Fink III Founders Award - March 26, 2011, Dr. Norman Campell received the Joseph L. Fink III Founders Award, the American Society for Pharmacy Law’s highest recognition, at the ASPL Annual Meeting in Seattle. The wording on the plaque reads, “Recognizing sustained, outstanding service and contributions to the professions of pharmacy and law and to the American Society for Pharmacy […]
  • 3-D printer to offer hands-on experience for students, create models of molecules - The University of Rhode Island will be introducing a new 3-D printer for the next academic year, which will provide a hands-on approach in learning about chemicals and drugs, and how they affect the human body. Professor of biomedical sciences Bongsup Cho said the printer will most likely be housed in the new pharmacy building […]
  • New printer to make 3D models at URI College of Pharmacy - Can render solid, touchable versions of drug, virus molecules, architectural models, and artificial limbs…. KINGSTON, R.I. – February 28, 2011 – Professor Bongsup Cho sat at his desk discussing a new 3-dimensional printer that will soon be a part of the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy. As he explained how the printer will […]
  • URI cancer researcher now aiming sights on Lyme disease - KINGSTON, R.I. – February 1, 2011 – As part of her research into breast cancer, University of Rhode Island scientist Roberta King has for years been studying the role of an enzyme in regulating estrogen activity. King is specifically interested a type of enzyme, called sulfotransferases, which contribute to balancing and regulating numerous biologically active […]
  • URI cheers completion of steelwork on new home for pharmacy - Topping out ceremony celebrates milestone for $75 million project KINGSTON, R.I. – November 10, 2010 – Another major piece of the University of Rhode Island’s health and life sciences district came closer to reality today as the last steel beam was lifted into place atop the $75 million home of the College of Pharmacy. State […]
  • URI pharmacy students to host regional meeting - 250 plus student to attend in Providence KINGSTON, R.I. – November 4, 2010 – Students in the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy will host this year’s midyear regional meeting for the Academy of Student Pharmacists, a division of the American Pharmacists Association. From Friday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 7, 13 colleges of […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy wants you to turn in unused, expired drugs - National Drug Enforcement Agency Take Back Day set for Sept. 25 KINGSTON, R.I. – September 20, 2010 – They are prescribed for back injuries, torn knee ligaments, oral surgery and for dulling the pain following numerous types of surgeries. But long after the pain subsides, remnants of the treatments remain in people’s medicine cabinets. They […]
  • URI student learns critical lessons in wake of plane crash in Alaska - Played role in responding to accident that killed Sen. Stevens KINGSTON, R.I. – September 20, 2010 – In an ironic twist of events, Anastasia Manchette, a University of Rhode Island pharmacy student, was unusually prepared for the plane crash that claimed the lives of former Senator Ted Stevens and four others this past summer in […]
  • Diabetes patients on Lipitor needed for URI study - 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, […]
  • Renowned Pakistani scientist to visit URI Sept. 20-24 - To give public lecture Thursday, Sept. 23 KINGSTON, R.I. – September 8, 2010 –The director of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Science in Pakistan will visit the University of Rhode Island from Sept. 20 through Sept. 24 for a series of seminars, visits with URI faculty and a public lecture. University of Karachi […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy Ranked 18th in National Institutes of Health funding - 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 […]
  • Pharmacy Outreach Program provides education - support to those overwhelmed by medication issues Kingston, R.I. – July 20, 2010 – When money is tight, some people cut their pills in half to make their prescriptions last longer. In some other situations, people misinterpret instructions and wind up misusing their medications. Across the nation, the inability of patients to properly follow their […]
  • URI biomedical scientist concerned about effects of oil spill on human health - 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 […]
  • Dean's Message - Dean’s Message We are Accelerating! A building project gains pace, a new President is inaugurated, presides over his first commencement then heads off to do business in Africa. He is also going to close a deal of collaboration for the College and University in Delhi, India. A cornerstone of the College leadership sets the date […]
  • In Pictures - In Pictures   SENIOR Prom: April 29, 2010 URI College of Pharmacy/South Bay ManorStudents from ASCP have been busy once again planning the second annual SENIOR Prom. Compared to last year, there were more URI College of Pharmacy students and residents from South Bay Manor that attended. Residents from South Bay Manor and students from […]
  • Alumni Profile: Louise DiChiara Pastore, Class of 1983 - Alumni Profile Louise DiChiara Pastore, Class of 1983 Louise DiChiara Pastore is a College of Pharmacy alumnus who used her degree in pharmacy as a stepping-stone to a new career.  Graduating in 1983, a time when women were beginning to become more prominent in professional pharmacy, Pastore worked as a pharmacist for three years before […]
  • Alumni Profile: Michael Sipala Class of ’74 - Alumni Profile Michael Sipala Class of ’74 Michael Sipala is Executive Director of Administrative and Ancillary Services for CharterCARE Health Partners*, a devoted husband and father, and a proud University of Rhode Island alumnus and donor.  A Class of ’74 graduate of the College of Pharmacy, Sipala left URI to develop an extensive career in […]
  • "MacGyver Pharmacy” in Haiti - “MacGyver Pharmacy” in Haiti Ewa M. Dzwierzynski ‘96 Shortly after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, I enthusiastically answered an urgent call for volunteer pharmacists through the American College of Clinical Pharmacists.  Being a consummate volunteer, I was thrilled to use my professional skills to help with the earthquake relief effort in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After a […]
  • RX Impact - RX Impact On March 10th, a group of University of Rhode Island pharmacy students and professors traveled to the nation’s capital in order to advocate for better pharmacy care.  Pharmacy students Ben Carroll, Megan Elias, and Ashley Pincins, led by Associate Dean Paul Larrat and Elaina Goldstein, met with US Senators and Congressmen to discuss […]
  • Class of 2010- Pharm .D. - Pharm.D. Class of 2010 Information on post graduation plans as of May 3, 2010   Elaine Alexander, NJ Medical Affairs Fellowship Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, NJ Colleen Allard, MA Hospital Pharmacist TBD, NY/TN Cheryl Auger, RI Community Pharmacist CVS/Caremark Pharmacy, RI Christopher Barker, NJ Community Pharmacist Walgreens, NJ Benjamin Barner, NY Community Pharmacist Walmart Pharmacy, RI […]
  • Associate pharmacy dean named Congressional Fellow - To provide expertise on health care effectiveness, costs KINGSTON, R.I. – May 20, 2010 – The associate dean of the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy has been named a Congressional Fellow for his expertise on managing health care costs, optimizing pharmaceutical effectiveness and epidemiology. E. Paul Larrat, also a URI professor of pharmacoepidemiology, […]
  • URI pharmacy graduate ready for next major step - Harleysville, Pa. resident to embark on prestigious fellowship KINGSTON, R.I. – May 19, 2010 – University of Rhode Island pharmacy student Karen Thudium has learned numerous lessons during her advanced clinical rotations and research placements in Providence, Bay Pines, Fla., Allentown, Pa. and St. Louis. But one stands out. “I learned that pharmacy students from […]
  • Study: Anything but real maple syrup is for saps - 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. […]
  • 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 […]
  • Katherine Orr Awarded National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation’s Award - Kelly Orr:  Awarded National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Liaison of the Year (fall 2013)          
  • 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 students capture Pepto Bowl - KINGSTON, R.I. – November 16, 2009- Answer: “University of Rhode Island pharmacy students.” The Question: “Who are the winners of this year’s annual Pepto Bowl?” Three of URI’s own pharmacy students took home the handsome sterling silver bowl in this year’s “Jeopardy-style” National Association of State Pharmacists Associations and the Nonprescription Medicines Academy Pharmacist Self […]
  • URI Indian Student Association to host Diwali celebration, Nov. 7 - KINGSTON, R.I. –November 2, 2009—The Indian Student Association at the University of Rhode Island will celebrate Diwali 2009: “We made the darkest night the festival of lights” on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Rainville Ballroom, Memorial Union, 50 Lower College Road, Kingston. The popular event generally draws about 250 people. […]
  • URI research couple’s method targets cancerous tumors - URI research couple’s method targets cancerous tumors KINGSTON, R.I. -– October 27, 2009 — Two University of Rhode Island associate professors, biophysicists Yana Reshetnyak and Oleg Andreev, have discovered a technology that can detect cancerous tumors and deliver treatment to them without the harming the healthy cells surrounding them, thereby significantly reducing side effects. The […]
  • URI's Making A Difference campaign hits $100 million mark, 15 months ahead of schedule - With more than a year remaining in the campaign, officials plan to “stay the course” KINGSTON, R.I. — October 17, 2009 – University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley announced tonight that the University’s Making a Difference capital campaign has achieved its $100 million goal, a full 15 months ahead of schedule. The campaign […]
  • URI to celebrate annual achievement awards – Major capital campaign update to be announced - NEWS ADVISORY October 16, 2009 WHO: URI President David M. Dooley and about 400 URI alumni, family, and friends. WHAT: There will also be a special announcement about URI’s Making a Difference Capital Campaign during URI’s celebration of the fourth annual Distinguished Achievement Awards. The awards recognize the accomplishments of four alumni: Patricia Miller Anton […]
  • URI Pharmacy students immunize people at nearby point of vaccination day - KINGSTON R.I. – October 14, 2009 – If the University of Rhode Island ever wanted to provide students training to become among the state’s first pharmacy immunizers with an experience in a demanding and sometimes confusing environment, it could not have picked a better time than now. Thanks to a collaboration involving URI’s College of […]
  • URI continues Darwin anniversary lecture series with discussion of ‘beneficial microbial partners’ Oct. 19 - LECTURE CANCELED KINGSTON, R.I. – October 13, 2009 – As part of the University of Rhode Island’s continuing celebration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his On the Origin of Species, University of Wisconsin Professor Margaret McFall-Ngai will present a lecture on Oct. 19 entitled […]
  • URI announces Distinguished Achievement Awards recipients, Oct. 17 - KINGSTON, R.I. – October 6, 2009 — A retired president and chief of an airport food and beverage company that revolutionized the industry, a founder and retired executive of a pharmaceuticals company who has invented drugs that have helped millions, the vice chairman of PMC-Sierra, Inc. whose leadership created the blueprint for numerous semiconductor success […]
  • URI to launch $75 million pharmacy building project Oct. 5 - NEWS ADVISORY WHO: Donald L. Carcieri, governor of Rhode Island, Dr. David M. Dooley, president of the University of Rhode Island, Ronald P. Jordan, dean of URI’s College of Pharmacy and Thomas M. Ryan, chairman, president and chief executive officer of CVS/Caremark, as well as federal and state officials, representatives of the pharmaceutical industry, URI […]
  • URI launches construction of $75 million pharmacy building - To be key part of University’s new health, life science district KINGSTON, R.I. – October 5, 2009 – When Fogarty Hall opened as the new home of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island in 1964, it was designed to accommodate 150 students. This semester, the 700 students and 45 faculty members […]
  • CVS Caremark Donates $2 million to URI College of Pharmacy - Gifts support new building campaign, research KINGSTON, R.I. – September 1, 2009 – CVS Caremark Corp. has made a $2 million pledge to the University of Rhode Island in support of its College of Pharmacy. The donation, the largest single corporate gift in the 52-year-history of the College of Pharmacy, is part of the $100 […]
  • URI co-sponsoring international drug safety, effectiveness conference in Providence - 800 from academia, government, industry to participate KINGSTON, August 3, 2009 – Due in large part to the involvement of the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy, the International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk will hold its next session in Providence, Aug. 16 through 19. Previously held in such cities as Bordeaux, Amsterdam, […]
  • URI sets research grant record - $85.5 million in awards helps boost economy KINGSTON, R.I. – August 3, 2009 – The University of Rhode Island was awarded more than $85.5 million in research grants and contracts during fiscal year 2009, the most it has ever received and almost $20 million more than it was awarded the previous year. The University also […]
  • URI offers new 4-year pharmaceutical science program - Undergraduate degree to prepare students for research, industry careers KINGSTON, R.I. – July 8, 2009 – A high school student wants to pursue a career as a researcher in the pharmaceutical industry, but she doesn’t want to become a pharmacist. Another student is thinking about working in pharmaceutical sales or in the management side of […]
  • Ron Jordan named dean of URI’s College of Pharmacy - East Greenwich resident served as interim dean since 2007 KINGSTON, R.I. – July 1, 2009 – Ron Jordan, formerly president of the largest professional pharmacy association in the world and who established himself as a founder and builder of numerous health care firms, has been named dean of the University of Rhode Island’s College of […]
  • Campus involvement gives pharmacy student confidence - URI Pharmacy student does it all. KINGSTON- March 25, 2009 – The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy, was a natural fit for Rebecca Davis, but she never thought her involvement here would lead to her being named the 2008 URI Homecoming Queen. Rebecca Davis, better known to her peers as Becky, has worked […]
  • URI double major makes getting an education a global experience - Huntington Station, N.Y. resident earned degrees May 17 from URI KINGSTON, R.I. – May 20, 2009 – University of Rhode Island pharmacy graduate and French major Mei Ka Fong has seen the world during her time at URI. Fong is a resident of Huntington Station, N.Y. but was born in Macau, a region of southern […]
  • URI receives $18 million grant to strengthen biomedical research capacity in Rhode Island - Total funding for program since 2001 tops $42 million KINGSTON, R.I. – May 20, 2009 – The University of Rhode Island has been awarded a five-year, $18 million grant by a branch of the National Institutes of Health to strengthen biomedical research capacity in Rhode Island. One of the largest grants in the University’s history, […]
  • Graduating pharmacy major believes URI taught him ‘to be the best of the best’ - KINGSTON, R.I. – May 15, 2009 – University of Rhode Island graduating pharmacy major Chris Sibicky experienced many facets of the University during his six-year tenure in Kingston. “It is a big school but it is also a small school. Anywhere you need to go on campus is a 15 minute walk at the most, […]
  • URI Pharmacy student is king of involvement - KINGSTON, R.I. – May 8, 2009 — It is common knowledge that the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy offers a difficult and competitive program, but fourth-year student Andrew Cadorette has taken his learning well beyond the classroom and laboratory walls. The Biddeford, Maine resident became a leader within his college as a member […]
  • Westerly resident wins URI’s 2009 Campbell Award - KINGSTON, R.I. – May 7, 2009 The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy presented the Dr. Norman A. Campbell Award for Ethics and Excellence in Healthcare to alumnus John Grossomanides. The award was presented at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy’s Seminar by the Sea, earlier this spring. A 1984 graduate of […]
  • Narragansett resident honored by URI College of Pharmacy - KINGSTON, R.I. – May 6, 2009 – The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy recently named Narragansett resident and URI alumna Linda Carver the Introductory Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year. The Preceptor of the Year award is given annually to honor outstanding preceptors, who serve as mentors to pharmacy students while overseeing their clinical […]
  • Public health announcements earn URI pharmacy students national acclaim - KINGSTON, R.I. – May 6, 2009 – Two teams of University of Rhode Island pharmacy students finished among the top 15 colleges in a national video public service announcement contest sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. There were 67 entries, many aided by substantial production budgets, in the contest called, “It’s […]
  • Wakefield resident honored as “Preceptor of the Year” - KINGSTON, R.I. – May 5, 2009 – Clinical Assistant Professor Erica Estus was named the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy Advanced Pharmacy Practice Preceptor of the Year for her work with doctor of pharmacy students in advanced level experiential programs. The Preceptor of the Year award is given annually to honor outstanding preceptors, […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy professors win national teaching competition - KINGSTON, R.I. – May 4, 2009 – Three University of Rhode Island pharmacy professors are celebrating the University’s first victory in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Innovations in Teaching Competition. Clinical Assistant Professor Erica Estus of Wakefield, and Professors Anne Hume of Portsmouth and Norma Owens of Providence received the award for their […]
  • Mario Family Foundation Makes $500,000 Gift to URI - Multi-year pledge will support construction of new College of Pharmacy building and specifically fund 3-D Visualization Auditorium KINGSTON, RI – April 8, 2009 – The University of Rhode Island Foundation today announced that the University has received a gift commitment for $500,000 from the Mario Family Foundation, based in Princeton, New Jersey. The gift is […]
  • Rite Aid CEO discusses health care reform, the economy, technology in visit to URI - Kingston, RI – March 31, 2009 – The chief executive officer of Rite Aid Pharmacy told University of Rhode Island pharmacy students during a recent visit that the personal touch is still the key to successful patient-pharmacist interactions. Rite Aid chief Mary Sammons also spoke with URI College of Pharmacy students about health care reform, […]
  • 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 College of Pharmacy, Dept. of Corrections collaboration results in $12 million savings for taxpayers - Joint effort wins national award for innovation in pharmacy management KINGSTON, R.I. – March 27, 2009 – A seven-year old program involving the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy and the Rhode Island Department of Corrections has saved the correctional system $12 million in prescription medicine costs. The initiative, which has been in place […]
  • Third World Medicine - Roosters, Plantains and Pharmacy: Delivering Healthcare in Honduras Ted Doyle Shoulder to Shoulder Winter Medical Brigade February 13-22, 2009 Guachipilincito, Intibucá Honduras Not many sixth-year students can say that they have already run a pharmacy. Then again, they probably haven’t worked in one without screened windows, running water or electricity. This was a temporary pharmacy, […]
  • Champlin Foundations boost hands-on study at URI - Funding for bone density scanner among five grants received by University KINGSTON, R.I. – February 3, 2009 – Osteoporosis is a major health threat for 44 million Americans – or 55 percent of the people 50 years or older, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Thanks to funding from the Champlin Foundations, University of Rhode […]
  • 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 pharmacy, nursing students join Brown medical students to improve care of asthma patients - KINGSTON, R.I.— December 3, 2008 –- If you hadn’t noticed the white lab coats and the identification badges, you might have thought you were at a giant game show. Hosts were equipped with microphones, and they spun a large wheel to determine which group would answer questions from a variety of case studies. When brave […]
  • 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 […]
  • Johnston Resident Honored by URI College of Pharmacy - KINGSTON, R.I – June 10, 2008 – The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy has honored alumnus Robert Tortolani with the Introductory Pharmacy Practice “Preceptor of the Year” award. Preceptors oversee pharmacy students’ clinical experiences and serve as mentors. The students nominate candidates for the awards. Tortolani graduated from URI with a bachelor’s degree […]
  • URI students save the lives of ‘patients’ that can never die - Patient simulators provide pharmacy, nursing students with realistic treatment scenarios KINGSTON, R.I. – May 7, 2007 – Surrounded by computer screens, an intravenous line, trays of medical equipment and nine of his peers, a pharmacy student works vigorously to administer a drug that will save the life of the “man” who lies on the gurney […]
  • 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 […]
  • Children exposed to lead 'at risk of alzheimer's' - Children exposed to lead in old paint, Victorian water pipes and unsafe toys could be at risk of Alzheimer’s later in life, scientists have said. A study shows that even small amounts of the dangerous metal in the first few years can cause changes in the brain associated with the devastating disease. Although lead has […]
  • Childhood Lead Exposure Linked To Alzheimer's Disease, Study Suggests - Nasser Zawia, a URI professor of biomedical sciences at the College of Pharmacy led the three-year study, which involved four institutions.“This is the first evidence of promotion of Alzheimer’s disease-like pathology in a primate by an environmental agent,” Zawia said. “It is relevant because monkeys have identical genes to humans.”
  • 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 […]
  • Lead Link to Alzheimer's Disease? - Lead poisoning in infancy may make Alzheimer’s disease more likely decades later, a new study shows. Lead poisoning is a well-known danger, especially for young children. Months or years of lead poisoning can stunt children’s growth and damage their brain, kidneys, hearing, and mental development. Early lead poisoning may also tinker with genes in a […]
  • Will Lead Exposure In Youth Lead To Alzheimer's In Old Age? - Early exposure to environmental toxins can lead to diseases much later in life. This week, Wu et al. report that primates exposed to lead as infants showed Alzheimer’s disease (AD)-like pathology years later. From birth to 400 d of age, monkeys were exposed to lead levels that produced no obvious sign of toxicity. Although by […]
  • URI appoints interim dean for College of Pharmacy - KINGSTON, R.I. – September 24, 2007 – The University of Rhode Island has appointed Ronald P. Jordan, an international pharmaceutical leader, as interim dean of its College of Pharmacy and Raymond Wright, a respected environmental engineering professor, as interim dean of its College of Engineering. Jordan, chair of the College of Pharmacy’s Leadership Council and […]
  • URI launches new program in pharmaceutical engineering - Unique program developed with help of $75,000 gift from FOUGERA KINGSTON, R.I. – July 12, 2007 – Students interested in pursuing careers in the biopharmaceutical industry have a unique new educational option at the University of Rhode Island – one of the nation’s first undergraduate programs in pharmaceutical engineering. “URI is one of the few […]
  • URI alumnus awarded pharmacy’s highest honor - KINGSTON, R.I. — June 6, 2007 — University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy alumnus Ernest Mario was awarded the Remington Honor Medal earlier this year. The award, administered by the American Pharmacists Association is the profession’s highest honor. Named for eminent community pharmacist, manufacturer and educator Joseph P. Remington, the award was established in […]
  • URI student takes unconventional route to pharmacy career - Pittsford, Vt., resident to graduate May 20 KINGSTON, R.I. – May 10, 2007 — After commencement at the University of Rhode Island, many pharmacy graduates will go on to work for corporations like Walgreens, CVS, and Brooks. The soft-spoken Kate Maxfield, however, will be entering Navy training at the Officer Indoctrination School in Newport. Maxfield, […]
  • URI nursing, pharmacy students learn from each other about treatment, care of patients with diabetes - A patient with diabetes seeks an alternative to insulin injections. KINGSTON, R.I. – May 4, 2007 -So a new inhaler that provides a painless alternative is the answer, right? It isn’t if the patient has severe arthritis and trouble with dexterity. It might not be an alternative for a patient with memory or concentration issues […]
  • URI pharmacy students to gain disaster response experience through exercise simulating flu pandemic - KINGSTON, R.I. – May 4, 2007 – University of Rhode Island pharmacy students will participate in a tabletop exercise that will deal with an influenza pandemic Tuesday, May 8 from 11:20 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fogarty Hall, 41 Lower College Road, Room 28. The students, who are enrolled in Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy […]
  • Brown University professor named Advanced Preceptor of the Year by URI - KINGSTON, R.I. – April 12, 2007 – – The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy has honored alumnus George Kenna with the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Preceptor of the Year award. Preceptors oversee pharmacy students’ clinical experiences and serve as their mentors. This award is given to a preceptor in recognition of excellent teaching during […]
  • URI Health Services pharmacist named Preceptor of the Year - KINGSTON, R.I. – April 10, 2007 – The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy has honored alumnus Sean O’Donnell with the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Preceptor of the Year award. Preceptors oversee pharmacy students’ clinical experiences and serve as their mentors. O’Donnell, a resident of Wakefield, graduated from the URI College of Pharmacy in 1987 […]
  • 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. […]
  • URI pharmacy grad honors mentor, helps students with $100,000 pledge - KINGSTON, R.I. – February 13, 2007 — A 1984 graduate of the University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy has made a 10-year, $100,000 pledge to bolster an existing pharmacy scholarship fund named after one of his favorite professors. Paul Hastings, president and chief executive officer of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Redwood City, Calif., made the pledge […]
  • Two URI pharmacy professors part of team established to prevent pneumonia outbreaks at Warwick school - KINGSTON, R.I. – February 1, 2007 –Two University of Rhode Island clinical assistant professors of pharmacy advised patients and distributed antibiotics in January at a Warwick elementary school clinic set up by the state’s health department. The state Department of Health called on Jeffrey Bratberg and Brett Feret, to be part of a team set […]
  • Tom and Cathy Ryan make $2.5 million donation to URI College of Pharmacy - Tom Ryan to chair $100 million ‘Making a Difference’campaign KINGSTON, R.I. – January 18, 2007 – Tom Ryan, chairman, president and chief executive officer of CVS Corp., and his wife Cathy have pledged $2.5 million to the University of Rhode Island’s Making a Difference campaign, it was announced today. “This is a wonderful gift from […]
  • URI student travels to the tundra to complete a non-traditional pharmacy rotation - KINGSTON, R.I. – January 4, 2007 – One University of Rhode Island pharmacy student traveled to Alaska last summer for her pharmacy rotations in an effort to experience a minimalist lifestyle. Heather Mae Grant, a sixth-year pharmacy major from West Kingston, said she always wanted to travel to Alaska because she enjoys the outdoors. When […]
  • Rhode Island casts overwhelming yes vote for new College of Pharmacy Building - KINGSTON, R.I. — November 9, 2006 — Thirty-eight of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns approved the higher education bond issue that will provide $65 million for a new College of Pharmacy building at the University of Rhode Island. Election-day approval of the $72.8 million Question 4 bond referendum will also provide $7.8 million to […]
  • Question 4 endorsed by key business and community organizations - Question 4 — a bond referendum that will provide $65 million for a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility for the College of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island and $7.79 million for building renovations and site improvements at Rhode Island College—has earned endorsements from key Rhode Island business and community leaders.
  • URI pharmacy student is grandfather, full-time EMT - KINGSTON, R.I. — October 31, 2006 — “You’re my boy Blue, you’re my boy.” This quote, from the movie Old School, refers to an 89-year-old fraternity member, but is also used by the members of the University of Rhode Island pharmacy fraternity Kappa Psi to refer to one of their own. They are talking about […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy, Dept. of Corrections team up to save nearly $5 million in drug costs at state prisons - KINGSTON, R.I. – October 26, 2006 – The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy plays a pivotal role in reducing the state Department of Corrections pharmacy costs, saving nearly $5 million during the last four years. The College’s Health Care Utilization Management Center works with the department’s medical staff to manage the medications for […]
  • Pharmacy professor discovers drug interaction that inhibits Tamiflu - URI study indicates patients on anti-clotting drug who get flu won’t be helped by Tamiflu KINGSTON, R.I. – October 25, 2006 – International and federal health officials are counting on the anti-viral drug Tamiflu to be a critical weapon in the event of an influenza pandemic. But a recently completed study at the University of […]
  • Pharmacy professor uses animated movie to teach about diuretics - KINGSTON, R.I. – July 11, 2006 – Roberta S. King was frustrated three years ago when she tried to explain to her University of Rhode Island pharmacy students how diuretic drugs work at a cellular level in the body. “You can talk about how the drugs work and you can use still diagrams, but those […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy dedicates Brooks Eckerd classroom - Support from pharmacy chain exceeds $100,000 KINGSTON, R.I. — July 20, 2006 — The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy has dedicated a classroom with the latest animation technology to Brooks Eckerd Pharmacy. The pharmacy chain has supported several College projects, its total support exceeding $100,000. During springtime ceremonies with company officials, the College […]
  • URI's College of Pharmacy honors outstanding alumni - Preceptors, company president receive kudos for contributions KINGSTON, R.I. — May 31, 2006 — The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy has honored two alumni who mentor students during their clinical rotations and another alumnus for his national leadership in the profession. The College presented the Dr. Norman A. Campbell Award for Ethics and […]
  • URI pharmacy student wins national Goldwater scholarship for work in HIV prevention research - Warren resident creates anti- HIV compounds KINGSTON, R.I.—May 19, 2006—University of Rhode Island pharmacy student Michael Hanley was recently named a 2006 Barry M. Goldwater scholarship winner for his work in HIV transmission prevention research. The annual awards are given to undergraduate sophomores and juniors who are interested in pursuing science and math related careers. […]
  • URI honors late pharmacy alumnus who saved a life - KINGSTON, R.I. — May 8, 2006 — The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy has named its physical assessment workshop in memory of an alumnus who saved the life a woman in the midst of a stroke. During recent ceremonies at the College that launched this spring’s assessment workshop, Pharmacy Dean Donald E. Letendre […]
  • URI pharmacy students to gain disaster response experience through mock clinic - Scenario is Category 5 hurricane in Rhode Island KINGSTON, R.I. — May 3, 2006 — As a member of the Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team deployed to Louisiana to assist in the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, Jeffrey Bratberg knows what works and what doesn’t. Now the assistant professor of pharmacy at the University of […]
  • URI pharmacy students win top national honors for Medicare Part D education efforts - Group bests UConn for premier spot KINGSTON, R.I. — April 27, 2006 — The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy captured first-place in a national competition that ranked the reach and effectiveness of student-driven Medicare Part D education efforts. Twenty-two URI pharmacy students were honored during ceremonies at the recent American Pharmacists Association’s annual […]
  • New Thinking on Neurodevelopment - The notion that some substances in the environment can damage the nervous system has an ancient history. The neurotoxicity of lead was recognized more than 2,000 years ago by the Greek physician Dioscerides, who wrote, “Lead makes the mind give way.” In the intervening millennia many other substances have been added to the list of […]
  • Outreach program at College of Pharmacy helping thousands each month - Now more than ever, Rhode Islanders relying on URI for prescription information KINGSTON, R.I. — January 23, 2006 — When Rhode Islanders need help deciphering the complexities of Medicare Part D, understanding drug imports from Canada or evaluating the latest TV drug commercials, they look to the Pharmacy Outreach Program of the University of Rhode […]
  • URI, ABC 6 launch ‘Ask the Pharmacist’ segment - Another way that University’s College of Pharmacy helps Southeastern New Englanders KINGSTON, R.I. — January 23, 2006 — The University of Rhode Island and Providence television station ABC 6 have launched a new segment called “Ask the Pharmacist” to provide viewers in Southeastern New England with accurate and timely answers to their medication questions. Featuring […]
  • URI Pharmacy students help seniors understand Medicare Part D - KINGSTON, R.I. — December 13, 2005 — The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy celebrated American Pharmacists Month by organizing an outreach program for patients who qualify for the Medicare Part D prescription benefit. The Student Leadership Council of the College of Pharmacy organized the informational event on Oct. 28 at Walgreens Pharmacy in […]
  • CVS chief, executive team tour URI College of Pharmacy - KINGSTON, R.I. – October 26, 2005 – After providing an overview of CVS/pharmacy and answering questions from nearly 200 University of Rhode Island pharmacy students clad in white lab coats, company chief Thomas M. Ryan offered some parting advice. “Be active in the company that hires you and be active in the community where you […]
  • URI pharmacy professor recalls horror, hope of New Orleans after serving on disaster team - Re-Deployed Sept. 28 for second tour, now assisting Rita victims KINGSTON, R.I. — October 12, 2005 — As the vehicle plowed through 3 feet of water, Jeffrey Bratberg saw a body on an interstate highway. At night he slept in an abandoned bar and used toilet paper as a pillow. His showers consisted of wiping […]
  • URI to transform Kingston Campus north district into health, life sciences hub - KINGSTON, R.I. — September 14, 2005 — University of Rhode Island officials gave an overview to members of the state’s leading media outlets last week of their plans to transform the north district of the Kingston Campus into a hub for health science, research and technology. During the second annual Back to School Media luncheon […]
  • URI to host conference, birthday bash in honor of ‘drugs from the sea’ pioneer - Kingston resident Yuzuru Shimizu to be feted KINGSTON, R.I. — July 6, 2005 — How do you celebrate the 70th birthday of a University of Rhode Island professor who is renowned for his research on obtaining drugs from the sea? You simply invite his colleagues, friends and former students from around the world to a […]
  • University awarded $750,000 NSF alliance grant - URI to boost the ranks of minority science, engineering professors KINGSTON, R.I. — July 1, 2005 — Growing up in South Carolina, Brian Brock was always intrigued by science. It’s a family legacy since his mother taught high school science. Today Brock is pursuing a master’s degree in pharmacology and toxicology at the University of […]
  • URI pharmacy students teach local children about dangerous substances - A prescription for a healthy future KINGSTON, R.I. — May 24, 2005 — South Kingstown elementary school children learned some important lessons about poisons and cigarettes thanks to University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy students. The URI students visited classes at the South Road School this spring as part the College’s annual outreach program […]
  • URI College of Pharmacy joins forces with West Warwick firm to make medical records available in emergencies - An elderly woman in Woonsocket suffers a heart attack and is rushed to the hospital. KINGSTON, R.I. — May 2, 2005 –The area hospital has some of her records because she has been treated there before, but she has been seeing specialists in Providence and Boston. How can medical professionals retrieve information about her prescribed […]
  • URI announces 2005 student leadership awards - KINGSTON, R.I. — April 22, 2005 — Last week, the University of Rhode Island celebrated the achievements of several students who have taken on leadership roles in the community while also maintaining their solid academic records. A leading student athlete, the head lifeguard at URI’s Tootell Aquatic Center, and the College of Pharmacy Student Leadership […]
  • Perinatal Soup—Early Pathogen or Toxin Exposures Leave Brain Vulnerable - 14 February 2005. Scientists have little trouble accepting the idea that ontogeny is a process rich in interplay between genetic and environmental factors, or that environmental insults ranging from malnutrition to toxins during the embryonic and early postnatal periods can harm development. But what about the argument that environmental insults suffered early in life could […]
  • URI students demonstrate powerful animation tools for study of complex biomedical processes - $100,000 Champlin Foundations grant provides latest animation technology KINGSTON, R.I. — October 27, 2004 — Powerful computer technology made possible the creation of such animated film hits as Shrek and Finding Nemo. Now, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Champlin Foundations, the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy has similar computer animation technology […]