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Glenn Engebretson, Class of 1943, passed away Jan. 5, 2017 of natural causes. He was 95.
Glenn and his twin brother Duane were longtime supporters of the college's drug discovery efforts.
Dr. Michelle Johnson-Jennings is a trained clinical psychologist, a health researcher and advocate for tribal communities and a member of the Choctaw Nation. Johnson-Jennings has been with the College of Pharmacy on the Duluth campus since 2011 and has been director of the Research for Indigenous Community Health (RICH) Center since 2013.
In October 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Carnexiv™ (carbamazepine) injection as a short-term replacement therapy for oral carbamazepine formulations in adults with certain seizure types when oral administration is temporarily not feasible. Carnexiv received orphan drug designation for this indication and will be the first available intravenous formulation of the antiepileptic drug (AED) carbamazepine.
After seeing her rural Minnesota community struggle with a growing heroin and opioid addiction problem, Assistant Professor Laura Palombi set out to do something about it.
Palombi – working alongside a grassroots, drug abuse-focused task force – sought to hold a forum that would bring together members of the Cloquet, Minn. community to find a solution.
Keeping painkilling drugs out of the brain would prevent drug addiction. Carolyn Fairbanks seeks that goal, as well as ways to stop pain impulses before they reach the brain.
Congratulations to our faculty and alumni who received Minnesota Pharmacists Association 2016 awards at this past weekend's MPhA Annual Learning Networking Event.
Michelle Aytay, a 1996 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. U of M President Eric Kaler will confer the award at the Oct. 20 Alumni Awards Dinner.
Imagine if an individual’s DNA could be matched to the most effective medication to treat his or her case specifically. Using pharmacogenomics, researchers and providers are getting closer to achieving this goal.
Managing medications can be difficult. An aging population with a variety of health challenges brings the need for more at-home care options, especially for managing medications.