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Assistant Professor Keri Hager received the Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award at the Sept. 12-13 Minnesota Pharmacists Association annual meeting. The award recognizes a young pharmacist within the first 10 years of practice who has distinguished him or herself in the field of pharmacy. The award is sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual Companies.
A new formulation for a University of Minnesota-developed drug targeted at rare disorders is under development, with the potential to help a small number of Americans each year. The new drug formulation is designed to prevent serious complications that can occur when drug delivery is interrupted.
Professor Stephen Schondelmeyer received the Harold R. Popp Award at the Sept. 12-13 Minnesota Pharmacists Association (MPhA) annual meeting. Sponsored by the MPhA, the Popp Award was established in 1969 in honor of the late Senator Harold R. Popp to recognize one pharmacist annually for outstanding services to the profession of pharmacy. This is the highest honor bestowed by the association.
Courtney Aldrich, associate professor of medicinal chemistry, has been named editor-in-chief of the American Chemical Society's new, web-only journal ACS Infectious Diseases.
Marsha Millonig, a 1982 graduate of the College of Pharmacy, has been selected to receive the University of Minnesota Alumni Service Award. The award recognizes her service as a volunteer who has had a major impact on the University. She will receive the award at the Alumni Association's gala celebratory event during Homecoming Week on Oct. 16.
As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration calls for further research into improving prescription drug advertising on television, experts from Dartmouth College and the University of Minnesota are calling for the nation to take a second look at online pharmaceutical information and promotion.
Every day, thousands of patients suffering from blood cancers like leukemia search for a bone marrow donor match. Sadly, six out of 10 patients today do not find a donor who can save their life. A group of students in Duluth are working hard to change that.
Jeanette Roberts, PhD, has been selected by the University’s Board of Regents to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award. The award is the U’s highest non-degree honor. University President Dr. Eric Kaler will present the award to Roberts on May. 23.
Roberts was recognized for her outstanding achievements as a leader in academic pharmacy and medicinal chemistry.
Nearly 30 million people in the United States suffer from conditions classified as “rare diseases” – defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as conditions affecting fewer than 200,000 people.
While some bear names you’ve likely never heard of, other examples may surprise you. Huntington’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome and muscular dystrophy are all classified as rare diseases. In all, more than 6,000 medical disorders are considered rare.
New research from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and Masonic Cancer Center has found that consumption of the root of Piper methysticum, or kava, a plant native to the South Pacific Islands, may prevent the development of tobacco smoke-induced lung cancer.