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Alice C. Ceacareanu, PharmD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice in Oncology ; Program Director

Oncology Translational Research Laboratory

With a supportive yet challenging style and a passion for people empowerment, Dr. Ceacareanu leads her research group to elucidate the cancer-preventive pharmacodynamics of insulin sensitizers - pharmacotherapies such as metformin, statins and omega-3 fatty acids. The goal of the Oncology Translational Research Lab is to develop a biomarker-driven surveillance and intervention protocol for glucose and cholesterol management in individuals with type 2 diabetes who are at risk for developing cancer.

Dr. Ceacareanu graduated from University of Bucharest with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree in 1997 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Biology degree in 2001. She also graduated from UMF “Carol Davila” with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 2001. After her postdoctoral research training at the University of Tennessee (UT), Health Science Center (2001-2005), Dr. Ceacareanu graduated from UT with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2007. She completed her clinical training with a pharmacy residency in 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Since 2008, Dr. Ceacareanu is a tenure-track faculty at the University at Buffalo (UB) and a licensed clinical pharmacist practicing at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in Buffalo, New York.

Dr. George K. Nimako, PharmD, MS

Program Clinical Instructor; Clinical Instructor

Oncology Translational Research Laboratory

Dr. George K. Nimako is the Clinical Instructor for the Oncology Translational Research Group and an adjunct instructor in the department of pharmacy practice at State University of New York at Buffalo where he lectures in the oncology/hematology pharmacotherapy lecture series. His research interest focuses on the impact of comorbidities on cancer prognosis.

Dr. George Nimako received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Ghana and then moved to the United States to complete a Master of Science in biochemistry from Miami University. After nearly a 5 year stint in biomedical research, he decided to pursue a career in pharmaceutical care and earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2012.

Zachary A.P. Wintrob, MS

Program Coordinating Instructor; Research Instructor

Oncology Translational Research Laboratory

Zack Wintrob graduated from D’Youville College with a BSc degree (Biology) in 2009, being awarded the Excellence in Research Award. In 2013 he received a Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences where he was subsequently recruited as a research instructor in the Oncology Translational Research Lab where he currently specializes in pharmacokinetics modeling and statistical analysis. His responsibilities involve both classroom and experiential teaching under the hematology-oncology curriculum, as well as co-mentoring of the undergraduate students enrolled in the Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program.

Contributing Faculty

  • Dr. Kim Zammit, PharmD
    Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist
    Kaleida Health
  • Dr. Eugene Przespolewski, PharmD
    Oncology Pharmacy Specialist
    Erie County Medical Center
  • Dr. Anthony Jarkowski, PharmD
    Medical Scientist
    Global Medical Development
  • Dr. Helen Wang, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Communication
    State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Dr. Maurice Wright, MD
    Medical Director
    Harlem Hospital Center
  • Dr. Kunle Odunsi, MD
    Deputy Director & Chair, Department of Gynecologic Oncology
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute
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