News and Events

New to the spring 2020 Grand Challenge Curriculum, Dr. Kartha will be teaching a Freshman Seminar on "Rare Diseases: What it Takes to Be a Medical Orphan." The Grand Challenge Curriculum launched in Fall 2015 in support of the University of Minnesota strategic plan. Grand Challenge Freshman Seminars engage first-year students in complex issues facing the world and introduce the importance of interdisciplinary approaches. Sign up

Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Coles, along with Drs. Seaquist, Öz, Moheet, Mangia, and Eberly, on being elected to membership in the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA) Academy for Excellence in Team Science! This Academy is intended to acknowledge the valuable and significant contributions made by an exemplar interdisciplinary team conducting biomedical or health care research to address significant health challenges.

On Friday, August 9, 2019 the faculty, staff and students of CODR celebrated summer and their recent achievements at the home of CODR Director, Dr. Jim Cloyd.

Honors and Awards

Congratulations to Abhi Sathe: Abhi Sathe, ECP graduate student was awarded the Olsteins Graduate Fellowship for the 2019-2020 school year.

Congratulations to Irene Vuu: On August 13 Irene Vuu, PharmD, ECP graduate student and mentee of Jim Cloyd successfully defended her PhD dissertation entitled “Development of Parenteral Drugs for the Treatment of Seizure Emergencies.” Her presentation was well organized, clearly and articulately delivered, and included some exciting data. The examination committee was impressed with her ability to think on her feet and to answer questions that required synthesis of information to come to an answer.

Congratulations to Patty Maglalang: The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) has awarded Patty Maglalang, PharmD student a travel stipend to support her attendance at the ACCP annual meeting in October where she will present a poster entitled "The Evolution of Rescue Therapy for the Treatment of Seizure Emergencies."

Rare disease advocates joined Governor Tim Walz on June 18, 2019 for a ceremonial signing of the bipartisan Rare Disease Advisory Council bill. The bill will create the Chloe Barnes Rare Disease Advisory Council at the University of Minnesota to coordinate the study and treatment of rare diseases.

Abhishek Sathe

Congratulations to Abhishek Sathe on winning the award for best Parkinson Disease abstract at the 32nd Annual Symposium on Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment of Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders! Your abstract on A Comprehensive Evaluation Of Udca Pharmacokinetics, Biological Target Engagements and Mechanism(s) of Action in People with Parkinson's Disease (PWPs) was very well received among 58 other abstracts by the PSG Symposia Committee. Once again, congratulations on your award!

FDA Law Blog

Okay, okay . . . .  It’s now a month after Rare Disease Day (on which Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.’s own Frank J.

CODR is featured as one of the five rare disease education programs on Rare Disease Report.