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Randall Seifert, PharmD, senior associate dean and professor at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, has been selected as the 2016 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal recipient. The award is given annually to someone who supports the college and its students through service to education, the profession, research and the community.
Dr. Lynda S. Welage has been named dean of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, effective July 31, 2017, and pending approval by the Board of Regents at its March meeting.
The University of Minnesota will join a team of academic institutions, private companies, governmental entities and non-profit organizations across the U.S. as a partner for the newly established National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL).
According to Aristotle, “The soul never thinks without a picture.” So perhaps the image-based research Dr. Derek Jennings does could be defined as a way to ‘discover what the soul is thinking’…
Glenn Engebretson, Class of 1943, passed away Jan. 5, 2017 of natural causes. He was 95.
Glenn and his twin brother Duane were longtime supporters of the college's drug discovery efforts.
Dr. Michelle Johnson-Jennings is a trained clinical psychologist, a health researcher and advocate for tribal communities and a member of the Choctaw Nation. Johnson-Jennings has been with the College of Pharmacy on the Duluth campus since 2011 and has been director of the Research for Indigenous Community Health (RICH) Center since 2013.
In October 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Carnexiv™ (carbamazepine) injection as a short-term replacement therapy for oral carbamazepine formulations in adults with certain seizure types when oral administration is temporarily not feasible. Carnexiv received orphan drug designation for this indication and will be the first available intravenous formulation of the antiepileptic drug (AED) carbamazepine.
After seeing her rural Minnesota community struggle with a growing heroin and opioid addiction problem, Assistant Professor Laura Palombi set out to do something about it.
Palombi – working alongside a grassroots, drug abuse-focused task force – sought to hold a forum that would bring together members of the Cloquet, Minn. community to find a solution.
Each October, American Pharmacists Month is celebrated and promotes pharmacists as medication experts, an integral member of the health care team, and directly involved in patient care.
Keeping painkilling drugs out of the brain would prevent drug addiction. Carolyn Fairbanks seeks that goal, as well as ways to stop pain impulses before they reach the brain.