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Graduate Student Anand Divakaran

Congratulations to graduate student Anand Divakaran of the Pomerantz Laboratory for receiving a 2020-21 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship! The fellowship's aim is to give the University's most accomplished Ph.D. candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to an outstanding research project.

Carston Wagner

Congratulations to Dr. Carston (Rick) Wagner who was awarded a National Institutes of Health R01 grant for his project "Targeting Primary Tumor and Cancer Stem Cells with Chemically Self-Assembled Nanoring Based Immunotherapy." In addition, his application for this grant received a highly-coveted 1% score from the NIH. The grant will cover $2.8 million for research for 5 years. 

Headshots of Dr. Philip Portoghese (left) and Dr. Carrie Haskell-Luevano (right).

Congratulations to Dr. Carrie Haskell-Luevano and Dr. Philip Portoghese who were awarded a National Institutes of Health R01 Grant for their project "Chemical Biology of Peptide Regulation of Opioid Receptor Function." The grant will cover $3.5 million for research for 5 years. 

portrait of Don Uden

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.  

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."
Dr. David Ferguson Headshot

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.