News and Events


Student Business Plan Competition Team

The U of M student team came in as second runner-up at the12th annual Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition

Agam Sheth

Alumni Linnea Forsell (BS 1978) and Agam Sheth (PhD 2004) were honored by the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Sept. 24 for their outstanding volunteer service and leadership to the University of Minnesota and the College of Pharmacy.

Duane Engebretson

Duane Engebretson, Class of 1943, passed away Aug. 23, 2015 of natural causes at his home in Sun City West, Arizona. He was 94.

Duane and his twin brother Glenn have been longtime supporters of the college's drug discovery efforts.

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Professor Jayanth Panyam has been named Head of the Pharmaceutics Department, effective Aug. 17, 2015.

jeannine conway

Associate Professor Jeannine Conway has been named Assistant Dean of the Professional Education Division and Director of Teaching, Learning, & Assessment, effective Aug. 17.

Photo Michael Swanoski

Associate Professors Michael Swanoski and Sarah Westberg have been named Co-Associate Deans of Clinical Affairs.

Ling Li

Ling Li has been selected as the recipient of the 2015-2016 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies by the Center on Aging. This award comes with $40,000 funds to support aging-related research and activities.

Li's research focuses on the genetic and pathophysiological connections between atherosclerosis, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.

healthcare team

Pharmacists are performing more patient care activities in a variety of healthcare settings and spending less time in the traditional dispensing role, according to the Pharmacy Workforce Center’s 2014 National Pharmacist Workforce Survey.

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The University of Minnesota announced today it has been selected by the National Institutes of Health as one of three Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) sites nationally to establish a university-wide strategic framework promoting commercialization and technology transfer in the life sciences and biomedical technology.

james cloyd

James Cloyd has been selected to receive the Sumner J. Yaffe Lifetime Achievement Award in Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics by the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group.

Established in 2002 in honor of the late Dr. Sumner Yaffe, the award is given annually in recognition of significant and sustained contributions toward the improvement of children's health through the field of pediatric pharmacology and therapeutics.