Student News

  • Jake Noble, P4, was the recipient of a 2022 UMN President’s Student Leadership and Service Award

  • Vrishali Sudesh Salian, a master’s student in the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutics, and fellow graduate students Lushan Wang and Sneha Rathi, collaborated on a program designed to improve academic culture and create community.

  • The following graduate students are recipients of 2022 University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships. This prestigious award is bestowed upon the University's most outstanding  PhD candidates for their accomplishments in highly significant and innovative research areas. 

    • Ibrahim Abdelgawad, Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology

      • Mentor:  Dr. Beshay Zordoky

    • Pooja Hegde,  Medicinal Chemistry

      • Mentor: Dr. Courtney Aldrich

    • Alexander Hurben, Medicinal Chemistry

      • Mentor: Dr. Natalia Tretyakova

    • Meena Murugappan, Social & Administrative Pharmacy

      • Mentors: Dr. Randy Seifert and Dr. Joel Farley

    • Fan Wang, Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology

      • Mentors: Dr. Melanie Nicol and Dr. Angela Birnbaum

  • The following students received American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) Pre-Doctoral Fellowships for the 2022-2023 academic year. These prestigious competitive fellowships are awarded to "high performing students who possess the skill and aptitude to become outstanding scientists and leaders in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, and the government/nonprofit sectors.”

    • AFPE Regional Award

      • Daniel Dauner, Social and Administrative Pharmacy

      • Mentor:  Dr. Joel Farley

    •  AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences

      • Caroline Buchholz,  Medicinal Chemistry

      • Mentor: Dr.William C. Pomerantz

    •  AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences

      • Nicole Bentz,  Medicinal Chemistry

      • Mentor: Dr. Carston Rick Wagner

    •  Dr. Paul B. Myrdal Memorial Fellowship

      • Gerrit Vreeman, Pharmaceutics

      • Mentor: Dr. Calvin Sun

  • The Summer Melendy Research Scholarships are competitive research awards for pharmacy students interested to pursue mentored research experiences. The associate dean of research and the Research Advisory Committee conferred six summer Melendy Scholarship recipients for 2022.

    • Lucy Evans, mentor Dr. Courtney Aldrich

    • Mingyi Zhang, mentor Dr. Stephanie Huang

    • Marissa Harle, mentor Dr. Amanda Klein

    • Laylia Yang, mentor Dr. Jeffery Bishop

    • Ayan Mohamed, mentor Dr. Chrystian Pereira

    • Patricia Moua, mentor Dr. Ling Li