- Dr. Jule Anderson (Lenci), ‘10, and Dr. Anthony Grand, ‘18, helped develop and participated in a COVID-19 school forum for Hibbing School District.
- Dr. Kyle Baron, ‘05 (PharmD) and ‘10 (PhD), was named the 2021 ISoP Innovation Award winner for his contributions to help advance the field of pharmacometrics.
- Dr. Laura Brown, ‘12, who is the owner of Minnesota Vixen Women’s Football Team was featured in several news stories during the team’s championship run.
- Dr. Patty Magalang, ‘21, was awarded a 2021 AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences to support her graduate education at the University of North Carolina.
- Dr. Rowan Mahon, ‘20, was featured in the Star Tribune article, “University of Minnesota students create nonprofit to donate unused medications to those who can’t afford them.”
- Dr. Anjoli Punjabi, PharmD ‘17 and UMN Leadership Residency, ‘19, was awarded the 2021 Women’s Health Leadership TRUST Award. The criteria for this award is: “a woman who is viewed by her team, peers, superiors and business partners as an exceptional leader (e.g. she is imaginative, creative, resourceful, encouraging and results-oriented).”
- Dr. Damian Shanks-Vazquez, ‘21, shared his personal storyas part of the college’s recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
The following alumni updates were included in our Summer 2021 issue of The Record but links were inadvertently not made live in the email so we are sharing this news again.
- Dr. Brittany Karns, ‘13, was featured in the New York Times article, “The virus is surging in Alaska’s interior, straining a Fairbanks hospital.”
- Dr. Ally Kingsbury, ‘19, was featured in the UMD story, “U of M Pharmacy Students Administering COVID-19 Vaccines.” The story also features third-year pharmacy student Larissa Ostfeld, ‘22.
- Dr. Bill Larson, ‘83, shared his personal and work story as a HIV medication adherence pharmacist. The story was shared as part of the college’s recognition of Pride Month.
- Dr. Adam Pavek, ‘07, is one of three community leaders from rural Minnesota who have been selected as the inaugural cohort for Project REACH (Rural Experts Advancing Community Health), a joint initiative of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Program through the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
- Dr. Mary Sauer, ‘12, shared the story of her work in medication therapy management in a family medicine clinic as part of the health system’s gender care program. The story was shared as part of the college’s recognition of Pride Month.
- Dr. Julie Skoglund, ‘15, was featured in the Duluth News Tribune story, “Bois Forte travels state to bring vaccine to band members.”
Kuo-Hsiung Lee’s, ‘68, passed away October 24, 2021. Dr. Lee was an alumnus of the college’s medicinal chemistry graduate program who made tremendous, international contributions in the field of medicinal chemistry. As a world-renowned natural product chemist, his body of work includes the discovery of several thousand compounds that, in turn, helped with the drug design for future pharmaceutical agents used in the treatment of such things as cancer, infections and other diseases. His extraordinary career will have an impact for generations to come.
Albert Rysavy, ‘53, passed away June 13, 2021. Dr. Rysavy began working retail pharmacy after graduation and then moved to hospital pharmacy. He later became the consultant pharmacist for the State of Minnesota and did a number of public speaking engagements for pharmacy groups.
Harold “Hal” Sadoff, ‘65, passed away on November 26, 2021.
Robert Warren, ‘49, passed away June 13, 2021. Dr. Warren practiced pharmacy for 50 years and owned Warren Drug in St. Louis Park, Minn., for 17 of those years.