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ranked 2 best pharmacy school U.S. news and world report

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.

Dr. Natalia Tretyakova Headshot
Dr. Natalia Tretykaova, along with her Medical School colleague, Dr. Ameeta Kelekar, has received an Office of Academic Clinical Affairs Faculty Research Development Grant for their project, "Exploiting Natural Metabolite Alpha Ketoglutarate for Cancer Therapy and Immunotherapy."
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Dr. David Ferguson was chosen to receive the 2019-2020 Fall Semester Teaching Award by the PharmD class of 2023. This marks the eighth year in a row that Dr. Ferguson has been selected to receive the teaching award. 

Carston Wagner

Carston Wagner, PhD, has been named the recipient of a 2019-20 University of Minnesota Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education.

Daniel Harki, PhD

Daniel Harki, PhD, has been awarded the Northrop Professorship at the University of Minnesota. 

Philip Portoghese

Philip Portoghese, PhD, has been selected to receive the 2020 Research for Achievement Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The award recognizes and encourages outstanding meritorious achievement in any of the pharmaceutical sciences.

Research Day

The College of Pharmacy’s annual Research Symposium will take place on February 25th, 2020 at Coffman Memorial Union. Research Day presents a great opportunity for students and investigators to showcase their research and network with students, researchers, faculty, and industry representatives. Click here to learn more and RSVP for Research Day 2020. 

Dr. Rory Remmel has been chosen by the University of Minnesota's Pharmacy Alumni Society to receive the 2019 Faculty Recognition Award. He was recognized at the Pharmacy Alumni Awards reception at the McNamara Alumni Center on December 3rd. 

Congratulations to Anand Divakaran (Pomerantz lab), Jenna Fernandez (Tretyakova lab), and Peng Ge (Doran lab) who were all selected to receive the 2019-2020 Bighley Graduate Fellowship! The fellowship was established in 2008 by Dr. Lyle D. Bighley and Sharon Bighley as a way to support graduate students working in the biomedical health sciences. It recognizes excellence in students conducting research in laboratories with an emphasis on collaborative and interdisciplinary work.  

Dr. Kathryn Nelson of the Walters lab was quoted in a current New York Times article, "What Are the Benefits of Turmeric?" As quoted from the article: