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Pharmacy professor's DNA study aims to identify carcinogen damage long before cancer develops

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Q&A: Dr. Nasser Zawia

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

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.

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‘Clean room’ class to teach proper drug manufacturing

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 […]

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Meet Your Mentor: Pharmacy majors excel in hands-on training

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

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

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 […]

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Pharmacy students part of URI sweep of state Innovation Voucher grants

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

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 […]

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Fall Color In-Depth: Maple Trees Offer New Answers to Diabetes, Alzheimer’s

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

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.

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