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For people who have medical issues like cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and brain and spinal cord injuries, spasticity and involuntary muscle contractions are common. An existing muscle relaxant called baclofen helps to reduce these spasms if taken routinely—but sometimes therapy is abruptly interrupted, which can result in serious adverse effects.

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He was recognized for his outstanding advising and exemplary work with graduate students in the Integrated Biological Sciences graduate program.

Brittney Mikell

There is so much to discover in the field of pharmacy, which is why third-year student Brittney Mikell chose to pursue a career in the profession. She has always had a passion for helping others and studying the unknown.

Lauren Palombi

Federal grants are helping the U collaborate with rural partners to focus on strengthening community resources to prevent addiction and create healthy environments for those working toward recovery.

Ramaiah Award

The award recognizes his outstanding work on awareness and policy advocacy for rare diseases for the Asian Indian community.

Jon Schommer

Jon C. Schommer, MS, PhD, RPH, associate department head and professor, Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems, will receive the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Research Achievement Award in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. The award recognizes and encourages outstanding, meritorious achievement in any of the pharmaceutical sciences.

Mahon and Van Ochten

The Public Health Advocacy Student Alliance (PHASA) is an interprofessional student group at the University of Minnesota that aims to inform and empower health professional students about public policy legislation that affects their patients and their careers. The group includes students from pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing, and medicine, as well as a few undergraduate students.

Marsha Millonig

This distinguished award recognizes her service to education, the profession, research and the community.

opioids

Benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Halcion, are prescribed sedatives to help with anxiety, insomnia and other conditions. Both benzodiazepines and opioids are considered potentially harmful and addictive drugs in older adults because they increase the risk of morbidity and mortality in older adults.

Robert Turesky

His research focuses on hazardous chemicals found in food, tobacco smoke, and medicinal herbs which metabolize in our bodies and cause genetic damage that can lead to cancer.

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