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Dr. Tiwari’s Komen grant to find a cure for triple-negative breast cancer

Dr. Tiwari, assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, received a Komen grant for his research on drug-resistant triple-negative breast cancer, one of the most aggressive and difficult to treat cancers.

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Students participate in the Kent State Neuroscience Conference

A graduate student from the Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry, Daniyah A. Almarghalani, presented her poster, “The role of cofilin in neuroinflammation”.

Four graduate students from the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics also presented posters:

  • Chen Y, Tran H, Muskiewicz D, Hall FS. High ambient temperature increases 3,4-methylendioxymethamphatemine (MDMA0- and methcathinone-induced lethality. Sixth Annual Neuroscience Symposium at Kent State University, 2018.
  • Wisner A, Williams F, Hall FS. Methamphetamine-induced lethality despite the absence of hyperthermia in the ectothermic zebrafish (Danio rerio). Sixth Annual Neuroscience Symposium at Kent State University, 2018.
  • Muskiewicz DE, Frommann N, Patel B, Simmons A, Hall FS. Influences of experimental conditions and stress on the escalation of ethanol consumption in male and female mice. Sixth Annual Neuroscience Symposium at Kent State University, 2018.
  • Resendiz-Gutierrez F, Muskiewicz DE, Patel B, Chaker O, Hall FS. Performance of heterozygous dopamine transporter mice in a 5-choice serial reaction time test for studies of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Sixth Annual Neuroscience Symposium at Kent State University, 2018.

PGY2 Critical Care Residency celebrates 20 years

The PGY2 Critical Care residency is celebrating its 20th year. The resident provides patient care services to the most critically ill patients of the University of Toledo Medical Center, while both serving as the senior resident mentoring the 12 PGY1 residents and representing UTMC on the Graduate Medical Education Senior Resident Forum. The Critical Care resident performs over 2,000 interventions annually, almost 10 per day, improving patient care by providing evidence-based recommendations to improve outcomes, educate multi-disciplinary learners, and promote the most cost-effective therapy.

The PGY2 Critical Care resident conducts and presents research, serves on committees and participates in quality improvement and patient care projects, in addition to clinical work that includes on-call coverage at UTMC. Within the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the resident is responsible for didactic teaching in the PharmD program, precepting Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students, and advising students in the PharmD Seminar.

TFP-UT Community-based Health Outcomes Fellowship

The Toledo Family Pharmacy and the Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences (HOSS) program at The University of Toledo embarked on a collaborative partnership last year with a goal of developing the first community-based health outcomes fellowship. With changes in healthcare and the move toward outcomes-driven provision of care, there is currently a workforce deficit of health care practitioners who are trained in designing, implementing, and evaluating community-based programs that can help improve the outcomes of patients while saving costs.

After a nationwide search and a highly competitive pool of 21 applicants from around the country, the inaugural fellow was hired. Dr. Rebekah Panak is a licensed pharmacist and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She currently splits her time between the UTMC pharmacy and UT’s Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences division. As part of her fellowship, she will be completing a Master of Science in UT’s Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences. This program is recognized nationally and internationally for its work, and Dr. Panak will be the first fellow to graduate from this program. As part of her fellowship and thesis requirements, Dr. Panak will be working with Dr. Hussein El-Khatib (owner of the Toledo Family Pharmacy and alumnus of UT) and Dr. Sharrel Pinto (Division Head for Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences), to develop a community-based diabetes center that will provide patients in the community an opportunity to receive interprofessional care under one roof.

PCCA Compounding Bootcamp at UT

In October, the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) held its semiannual Compounding Bootcamp for pharmacy students at The University of Toledo. Compounding pharmacists and technicians from PCCA conduct the two-day weekend compounding lab experience. The bootcamp facilitates students’ understanding of the design and principles governing pharmacy compounded preparations, the skills necessary to extemporaneously compound pharmaceutical dosage forms, the mathematical concepts and operations necessary to safely design and dose effective pharmaceuticals, and the governing bodies, laws and regulatory agencies that shape pharmacy practice. PCCA is headquartered in Houston, Texas; UT is the only offsite location for PCCA’s Compounding Bootcamp program.

See a short slide show about this year’s bootcamp