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The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) will honor University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Professors Claire Kolar, PharmD, PhD, and Kristin K. Janke, PhD, with the Rufus A. Lyman Award in July.

Carston Wagner

Carston Wagner, PhD, has been named the recipient of a 2019-20 University of Minnesota Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education.

Daniel Harki, PhD

Daniel Harki, PhD, has been awarded the Northrop Professorship at the University of Minnesota. 

Ronald Siegel

Ron Siegel, ScD, has been named interim head of the Pharmaceutics Department, effective Feb. 17, 2020.

Valtoco nasal sprayer

Last month, VALTOCO — a nasal diazepam spray designed as a rescue therapy for patients with epilepsy who have seizure clusters — received FDA approval.

James Cloyd

James Cloyd III, PharmD, has been selected to receive the 2020 Tyler Prize for Stimulation of Research. The award recognizes an individual for encouraging research by peers, students, fellows, residents and others via publications or by directing research, serving as a preceptor, or mentoring in any discipline of the pharmaceutical sciences.

Philip Portoghese

Philip Portoghese, PhD, has been selected to receive the 2020 Research for Achievement Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The award recognizes and encourages outstanding meritorious achievement in any of the pharmaceutical sciences.

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities and Windgap Medical have received a $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new device to quickly administer a recently developed antidote for cyanide poisoning.

Amy Pittenger photo

Amy Pittenger, PharmD, MS, PhD, has been named Head of the Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems Department effective Jan. 21, 2020.

Live the #PharmLife logo

The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy has joined with a number of other Big Ten pharmacy schools to launch Live the #PharmLife. This campaign is designed to increase awareness about the diverse and rewarding careers Big Ten pharmacy graduates enjoy. You can learn more at livethepharmlife.org.

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