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The University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Windgap Medical have received a $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new device to quickly administer a recently developed antidote for cyanide poisoning.
Amy Pittenger, PharmD, MS, PhD, has been named Head of the Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems Department effective Jan. 21, 2020.
The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy has joined with a number of other Big Ten pharmacy schools to launch Live the #PharmLife. This campaign is designed to increase awareness about the diverse and rewarding careers Big Ten pharmacy graduates enjoy. You can learn more at livethepharmlife.org.
Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia in the U.S., with approximately 5.4 million currently affected and an estimated 16 million by 2050. Damage to the brain from Alzheimer’s disease occurs years before patients exhibit symptoms. Attempted therapies have been unsuccessful largely because there is no measurable indicator — or biomarker — for Alzheimer’s disease before it is already symptomatic and advanced.
Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Coles, along with Drs. Seaquist, Öz, Moheet, Mangia, and Eberly, on being elected to membership in the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA) Academy for Excellence in Team Science! This Academy is intended to acknowledge the valuable and significant contributions made by an exemplar interdisciplinary team conducting biomedical or health care research to address significant health challenges.
Congratulations to Irene Vuu: On August 13 Irene Vuu, PharmD, ECP graduate student and mentee of Jim Cloyd successfully defended her PhD dissertation entitled “Development of Parenteral Drugs for the Treatment of Seizure Emergencies.” Her presentation was well organized, clearly and articulately delivered, and included some exciting data.
Flu season is here and can last until May. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people should get the flu vaccine in October.
Ann Philbrick with the University of Minnesota talks about the flu vaccine and the health benefits of getting routine immunizations.
Q: What is the purpose of the flu vaccine?
Dr. Angela Birnbaum's interview with MedicalResearch.com
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?