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Mahmoud Al-Kofahi Joins ECP Faculty
Dr. Mahmoud Al-Kofahi has joined the ECP faculty as a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in pharmacometrics.
Dr. Al-Kofahi received his Ph.D. in Physiology in 2016 from the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Since then, he has been a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, working with Professor Richard Brundage. Dr. Al-Kofahi's research focus is in the areas of analysis and simulation of the pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics of biologics; circadian rhythms; and pharmacogenetic-based pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic models. Full bio
We are very excited to announce that Dr. R. Stephanie Huang, PhD, joined the the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology in the College of Pharmacy as a tenured associate professor in pharmacogenomics on August 31, 2017.
She is a board-certified clinical pharmacologist with extensive pharmacogenomic research in training in genetics, molecular and cell biology, clinical trials and high-throughput data analysis. Her laboratory’s main research focus is translational pharmacogenomics with a particular interest in the pharmacogenomics of anticancer agents. Read more
Elizabeth Hirsch Joins ECP Faculty
Dr. Elizabeth Hirsch joined ECP in July 2017. In her first year with our faculty, she has had a significant impact on research, teaching, and service in the department. Dr. Hirsch has two sponsored studies ongoing: "Activity of Ceftolozane/Tazobactam (C/T) and Ceftazidime/Avibactam (CZA) against Multidrug-Resistant Clinical Isolates" and "A Retrospective Multi-Center Study to Assess Patient Outcomes Following Treatment with Ceftolozane/Tazobactam," along with multiple other projects. Dr. Hirsch mentors undergraduate UROP awardee Jadyn Anderson and research-emphasis PD3 students Melanie Mahoney and Elizabeth Smith. Elizabeth was recently awarded a summer Melendy scholarship for her project, "Characterizing the Activity of Fosfomycin against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Identifying Contemporary Bacterial Resistance Mechanisms". Dr. Hirsch's Full Bio
Ling Li has been selected as the recipient of the 2015-2016 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies by the Center on Aging. This award comes with $40,000 funds to support aging-related research and activities.