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MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (08/27/2020) — Over the past few months, a number of drugs have been under investigation to treat COVID-19 without well-established safety or data to support these claims. However, some of these unproven therapies may have underlying genetic reasons for not being effective and resulting in fatal adverse effects as found with hydroxychloroquine.
The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy mourns the loss of Don Uden, PharmD, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems, who died on Saturday, March 21.
The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy has ranked third in this year’s U.S.News and World Report’s ranking of pharmacy schools.
Pamala Jacobson received the Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/ Leader Award from the University of Minnesota Women’s Center, Office for Equity and Diversity and was honored at their Celebrating Changemakers Awards event on October 11, 2018.
This session highlighted the social and cultural challenges associated with providing care to local Native American tribes in Minnesota, who face larger health disparities than other populations.
David Stenehjem works in the rapidly growing field of outcomes research, which guides his research on midostaurin in FLT3-mutated acute myeloid leukemia.
Samuel is a PhD Candidate in the Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology department. During his time in the program Samuel has pursued various avenues of research related to precision medicine in neuropharmacology with a focus on anti-seizure drugs.
Welocome to our newest member, Debra Skaar, PharmD, FCCM. She is an Associate Professor in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology. Read her hio here.
Jay's research focuses on the determination of known genetic variations within Very Important Pharmacogenes (VIPs) in the Hmong population which brings local, state-wide and regional relevance to the nationally supported NIH “Precision Medicine Initiative”.
The 2020 University of Minnesota Biennial Pharmacogenomics Conference is going virtual! The conference originally scheduled for June has moved to an online format and will take place Sept. 10-11.
Using live lectures from experts (with Q&A sessions), moderated small-group breakout discussions, a virtual exhibit hall and a virtual poster session, "Implementation of Pharmacogenomics into Clinical Care" will provide participants with both general knowledge and best practices to support clinical PGx. Register now through September 9, 2020.
Genomic Testing to Individualize Drug Therapy
The 2018 Pharmacogenomics Conference on June 22 was at capacity with over 310 registrants in attendance. Topics included: cancer somatic mutations and selection of targeted therapies, emerging PGx areas. Read about the event here.