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Pharmacists Practice at Glendale Medical East

Aaron Lengel, PharmD, BCACP, Michelle Seegert, PharmD, BC-ADM, BCACP, and Megan Kaun PharmD, RPh, BCACP, all UT alumni and faculty members in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, have a new role with the University of Toledo Medical Center. These board-certified pharmacists are part of the care team at Glendale Medical East, a UT Health Family Medicine facility. Their certifications indicate their training and skill to function at the highest level of patient care in this setting.


Annual Golf Outing to Support Scholarships

Come join us on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 for the Annual TAP Scholarship Golf Outing to be held at the Bedford Hills Golf Club. Registration starts at 10 am and shotgun starts at 11 am.

Proceeds from this event will benefit talented and promising pharmacy students at The University of Toledo.

Enjoy an 18 hole scramble filled with fun and various contests including longest drive and closest to the pin. Following golf, there will be a delicious dinner provided by Shorty’s Barbecue along with a prize raffle and auction!

Not a golfer? Come for dinner only or sponsor students to play for the day! There are many ways to be involved in this worthwhile event. Please also consider supporting the Toledo Academy of Pharmacy Fund with a donation that will be used for student scholarships.

We appreciate your commitment and support to The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Toledo Academy of Pharmacy.

Registration is open at WWW.TAPH.ORG


NIH Award for Breast Cancer Research

Dr. L.M. Viranga Tillekeratne

Dr. L. M. Viranga Tillekeratne, associate professor of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry, received his first R15 award as a primary investigator from the National Institutes of Health. The award, in the amount of $449,000, will support graduate and undergraduate learning.
NIH Grant Number: 1 R15 CA213185-01A1
Principal Investigator: Tillekeratne, Viranga
Project Title: Novel Small Molecule Ferroptotic Compounds to Target Mesenchymal Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Stem Cells
Award Issue Date: 12/25/2017 for $449,000


NIH Award for Cilia Research

Dr. Wissam AbouAlaiwi

Dr. Wissam AbouAlaiwi, an Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at The University of Toledo, received an R15 award as a primary investigator from the National Institutes of Health. The award, in the amount of $379,000, will support graduate and undergraduate learning in Dr. AbouAlaiwi’s lab, where he researches Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension, and Primary Cilia function in Cell Division and Cell Cycle Regulation.


New Investigator Award for Transdermal Research

Dr. Gabriella Baki

Dr. Gabriella Baki, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics and Director of the BSPS Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design program, received the $10,000 New Investigator Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). The project title is “Enhancing the Delivery of Ibuprofen through the Skin Using In Silico Modeling.”


Pharmacy Summer Camps Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the college’s summer camps. The Walgreens Pharmacy Practice Camp and the Shimadzu Pharmaceutical Science Camp, also supported by Amway, are open to high school students with an interest in pharmacy or research.

The Walgreens Pharmacy Practice Camp focuses on the profession of pharmacy, introducing students to the life of a pharmacy practitioner. Campers shadow pharmacists in various settings and participate in labs and presentations to familiarize them with the demands and rewards of pharmacy school. The camp has been sponsored by Walgreens for over a decade, and many of our alumni were first introduced to the profession through the camp experience.

The Shimadzu Pharmaceutical Science Camp, the college’s newest camp program, introduces students to the sciences that underlie pharmacy. Students are introduced to the college’s state-of-the-art research facilities through laboratory explorations, and they learn about the myriad career options available to pharmaceutical scientists. The camp is sponsored by Shimadzu, a leader in the production of scientific instruments, and supported by Amway.

For more information about the college’s Pharmacy Camps, please visit the Pharmacy Camp page on the college’s website.


Society of Cosmetic Chemists donates to Cosmetic Science program

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists, the national professional organization for the cosmetic and personal care industry,  donated 18 books and 7 SCC monographs to the UT Cosmetic Science Library. This gracious donation will enable our students to enhance their access to program-related reference materials. Students most certainly appreciate having these materials available to assist them in their studies and help them become more knowledgeable in the field of cosmetic science and personal care. We truly appreciate the SCC’s support.

Books:

  1. Skin Care and Aging. Edited by Zoe Diana Draelos. Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL. ISBN 978-1-932633-83-2
  2. Polymers: The Pathways to Versatile Technology. Edited by Anthony J. O’Lenick Jr. Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL. ISBN 978-1-932633-76-4
  3. Oils of Nature. Edited by Anthony J. O’Lenick, Jr., David C. Steinberg, Kenneth Klein, Carter LaVay. Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL. ISBN 978-1-932633-34-4
  4. Formulating Strategies in Cosmetic Science. Edited by Angela C. Kozlowski. Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL. ISBN 978-1-932633-52-8
  5. Insights into Cosmetic Microbiology. Edited by Donald S. Orth. Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL. ISBN 978-1-932633-62-7
  6. Cosmetically Active Ingredients: Recent Advances. Edited by Angela C. Kozlowski. Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL. ISBN 978-1-932633-87-0
  7. The Chemistry and Manufacture of Cosmetics: Volume II – Formulating. Edited by Mitchell L. Schlossman. Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL. ISBN 978-1-932633-48-1
  8. The Chemistry and Manufacture of Cosmetics: Volume I – Cosmetic Specialties and Ingredients. Edited by Mitchell L. Schlossman. Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL. ISBN 978-1-932633-48-1
  9. Naturals and Organics in Cosmetics: Trends and Technology. Edited by Anthony J. O’Lenick Jr. Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL. ISBN 978-1-932633-71-9
  10. Silicones for Personal Care, 2nd edition. Edited by Anthony J. O’Lenick Jr. Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL. ISBN 978-1-932633-71-9
  11. Surfactants: Strategic Personal Care Ingredients. Edited by Anthony J. O’Lenick Jr. Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL. ISBN 978-1-932633-96-2
  12. Hair Care Formulation for All Hair Types. Edited by Perry Romanowski. Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL. ISBN 978-1-932633-86-3
  13. Organic Chemistry for Cosmetic Chemists. Edited by Angela C. Kozlowski. Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL. ISBN 978-1-932633-32-0
  14. Sustainable Cosmetic Product Development. Edited by Angela C. Kozlowski. Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL. ISBN 978-1-932633-84-9
  15. Aging Skin: Current and Future Therapeutic Strategies. Edited by Linda D. Rhein and Joachim W. Fluhr. Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL. ISBN 978-1-932633-59-7
  16. The Chemistry and Manufacture of Cosmetics: Volume I – Science. Edited by Mitchell L. Schlossman. Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL. ISBN 978-1-932633-47-4
  17. Memoirs of a Cosmetically Disturbed Mind. Edited by Johann W. Weichers. Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL. ISBN 978-1-932633-42-0
  18. Science and Applications of Skin Delivery Systems. Edited by Johann W. Weichers. Allured Publishing Corp: Carol Stream, IL. ISBN 978-1-932633-37-5Monographs:
  1. Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Monograph – SURFACTANTS
  2. Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Monograph – SILICONES IN HAIR CARE
  3. Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Monograph – PERMANENT HAIR DYES
  4. Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Monograph – ANTIPERSPIRANTS AND DEODORANTS
  5. Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Monograph – NAIL LACQUER TECHNOLOGY
  6. Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Monograph – LIPSTICK TECHNOLOGY
  7. Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Monograph – COLORS USED IN THE COSMETICS INDUSTRY

Dr. AbouAlaiwi receives NIH Award

photo: Dean Early congratulates Dr. AbouAlaiwi

Dean Early congratulates Dr. AbouAlaiwi

Dr. Wissam AbouAlaiwi, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, received an R15 award as a primary investigator from the National Institutes of Health. The award, in the amount of $379,000, will support graduate and undergraduate learning in Dr. AbouAlaiwi’s lab, where he researches Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension, and Primary Cilia function in Cell Division and Cell Cycle Regulation.


In Memory of Dr. Robert J. Schlembach

Dear alumni and friends of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences,

On Saturday, December 16, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science lost a dear friend, and our community has lost a compassionate pharmacist. Dr. Robert J. Schlembach, affectionately known to us as “Doc,” passed away at the age of 93.

Doc’s journey at The University of Toledo began in the 1940s, when he was a pharmacy student. He went on to serve for 40 years as a faculty member and an interim dean of the College, officially retiring in 1999 at the age of 78.

Doc’s influence will live on in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences through scholarships and programs in his name, and through the ongoing achievements of those whose lives he touched. His commitment to pharmacy education was witnessed and felt by generations of pharmacy students at The University of Toledo and beyond.

From my first meeting with him in Wolfe Hall to the last College event that he attended, the annual scholarship dinner, Doc consistently showed his great concern for the profession and for students. Students who received his scholarships or benefited from the Dr. Robert & Mary Schlembach Leadership Fund (members of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Lambda Kappa Pharmaceutical Fraternity, College Ambassadors and Phi Lambda Sigma) will forever bear his brand.

Gifts in memory of Doc may be made online at https://tinyurl.com/docschlembach. Read more about Doc in The Blade.

Sincerely,

Johnnie L. Early II, PhD, RPh, Fellow NPhA
Dean and Professor
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Rho Chi Initiation, Fall 2017

Dr. Amit Tiwari, an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, was among the 22 new members initiated into the UT chapter of Rho Chi, the academic honor society for pharmacy. Rho Chi’s vision is to “advance pharmacy through intellectual leadership.”

More Rho Chi initiation photos