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The Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal is given annually to someone who supports the college and its students through service to education, the profession, research and the community.
AACP is the national organization representing pharmacy education in the United States.
Assistant Professor Melanie Nicol studies how the drugs used to treat HIV work in tissues like the gut, genitals and the brain.
“We have a pretty good idea how the virus in the blood responds to drugs, but what is happening in the tissues is not as clear,” she said. “This lack of understanding may be part of the reason we have not yet been able to cure HIV.”
Several of our faculty are tackling the opioid addiction alongside and in partnership with the surrounding communities.
CoP survey found many MN jails don’t have the infrastructure or planning in place to support inmates with mental illnesses, particularly upon release.
Assistant Professor Swayam Prabha is researching a therapy that could have significantly reduced side effects and toxicity for both primary and recurrent ovarian cancer.
I recently helped a patient who has emphysema, with a poor prognosis. He needed inhalers to help him breathe daily.
The trouble is, despite many visits with the pharmacy team, he could not figure out how to use these inhalers. The next step was to put him on nebulized medications, or medications put into a machine so that they can be inhaled. However, he had recently changed insurance and was having difficulty navigating how to obtain the machine and medications.
Amy Tran, a dual PharmD, MPH student from the University of Minnesota, went to Uganda under the mentorship of assistant professor Melanie Nicol, PharmD, PhD. Nicol, who studies HIV in women, received a seed grant from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility (CGHSR).
I was seeing a teenage patient for her breathing medications and contraception options when she revealed to me how she had been struggling with suicidal thoughts and had tried drinking bleach. She shared that she had never told anyone about this before.
We talked for a while and I was able to get her into seeing a physician that day. I am so glad that she felt comfortable sharing such personal information with me and that we were able to get her the additional help she needed.
1st year student Jacob Schally says, “I’ve met some incredible pharmacists and I want to work hard so I can follow in their footsteps.”