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March 2015 Refill e-newsletter

The March 2015 issue of Refill, the e-newsletter of The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, is now available online.

In this Women’s History Month issue:

  • Dr. Sharrel Pinto leads national medication adherence study
  • Bess G. Emch, the college’s first female dean, paved the way for women
  • Dr. McInerney’s type 1 diabetes research
  • Dr. Sawsan Abuhamdah’s Fulbright research
  • Tips for Women in Science, Dr. Amanda Bryant-Friedrich
  • A warm welcome: Audra Wilson
  • Special thanks to pharmacy donors
  • Grandmother’s tea: Dr. Early’s introduction to pharmacy
  • Equipment funds support research and learning
  • Cosmetic science symposium review (part II), Hillary Phillis
  • Calendar of events: Law CE, Preceptor Forum, Golf Outing

Cosmetic Science Symposium, Part II

Hillary Phillis, a cosmetic science and formulation design student who will graduate in May 2015, reports on her participation in a second cosmetic science symposium.

In October 2014, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and ACT Solutions Corp supported my attendance at the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists 2014 Sun Exposure Symposium in Edison, NJ. The one-day event included speakers from the industry, vendor tables and student posters. Seven individuals from the industry spoke throughout the day on Topics such as “Studying and Assessing Human Pigmentation,” “A Sunscreen for the World- A Universal Challenge in Sunscreen Development,” and “Broad Spectrum Sunscreens: Challenges and Opportunities” were elaborated by the seven presenters, and attendance was high at the symposium. Companies such as Croda, DSM, Clariant, Kobo, Ashland, and Extracts & Ingredients LTD were well represented.

I participated in the poster competition at the symposium with about 10 other students from universities and companies across the country. My poster detailed the research I conducted during my summer internship with ACT Solutions Corp. I provided a short description of my work and how it could easily be related to a sun care formulation. Three anonymous judges passed through the posters and I am proud and honored to have received first place in the poster competition at the NY SCC 2014 Sun Exposure Symposium. I cannot express my gratitude enough for this wonderful opportunity to enhance both my education and future career!


Presenting at a Cosmetic Science Symposium

phillisHillary Phillis, a cosmetic science and formulation design student who will graduate in May 2015, reports on her participation in a cosmetic science symposium. Part II will be featured in the March 2015 issue of Refill.

In September 2014, students in the Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design program traveled to the Future of Beauty Symposium hosted by the Michigan chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. The symposium was held in Grand Rapids, Mich., and Dean Early sponsored our lodging expenses. At the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, we had the opportunity to network over hors d’oeuvres with cosmetic science industry professionals from businesses such as BASF, Dow Corning, Centerchem, Thor, Laurichem, Amway, and ShinEtsu.

The day of the symposium was filled with guest speakers who spoke on topics such as “The Future of Beauty: Trends & Innovations to watch,” “Regulatory Aspects of Non-Traditional Preservatives,” “Future Trends in Cosmetic & Personal Care Ingredients,” and “The Future of Testing and Ethnic Skin Care.” Four students, including myself, participated in the student poster competition, which included multiple poster sessions throughout the day. We introduced our posters and discussed multiple aspects of our research with members of the society.

I was honored to receive first place at the SCC MI Chapter fall symposium poster competition. I gave a short speech to the society upon receipt of my certificate and award money. I feel fortunate to have been given the opportunity to participate in this event and gain experience in the industry.