News and Events


Josh Shirley, a graduate student in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, is the winner of the Outstanding TA Award for 20162017 as presented by the College of Pharmacy's Office of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. 

Staff member Ann Howarth was awarded a Meritorious Service Award for excellent work in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry in 2016. The award ceremony took place during the 15th Annual College of Pharmacy Employee Day held on June 1st at the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth. Ann Howarth is the Executive Office and Administrative Specialist for laboratories in the Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building for Medicinal Chemistry.

After a five-year phased retirement, Professor Yusuf Abul-Hajj is set to retire June 30. A faculty member since 1968, Dr. Abul-Hajj has served in many leadership positions, including head of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry for 21 years. Under his leadership, Medicinal Chemistry became one of the top ranked departments in the country and prepared numerous future medicinal chemists.

Dr. Gunda Georg, Medicinal Chemistry Department Head, was featured in a Counsel & Heal article written on June 9, 2017, "A Man Needs a Pill: The Race To Find A Male Contraceptive".

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Dr. Yusuf Abul-Hajj was selected to receive a Citation of Merit from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Citations of Merit are awarded to those individuals who have an outstanding record of contribution to pharmacy and society through research, teaching, or involvement in professional and community organization.  Only an honorary degree constitutes a higher University honor than a Citation.

Dr. Robert Turesky was featured in the article "Evidence grows linking grilled meat and cancer, but you can lower the risk" in the Washington Post.

Read the article here.

Dr. Rory Remmel awarded a Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship from the Office of the Vice President for Research to fund a UHPLC with UV and fluorescent detectors.

Dr. Natalia Tretyakova received a Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship from the Office of the Vice President for Research to fund a DNA/RNA synthesizer.

Dr. Elizabeth Ambrose has been selected as professor of the year by the Twin Cities class of 2018.