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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.

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