Jason Sprowl, PhD, and Raymond Cha, PharmD, welcomed as new faculty

By Kara Sweet

Published August 31, 2018

BUFFALO, NY—The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is pleased to announce the hiring of two new faculty members: Jason Sprowl, PhD, and Raymond Cha, PharmD.

Sprowl

Jason Sprowl, PhD

Jason Sprowl, PhD, has been appointed Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Sprowl’s research focuses on the role of xenobiotic transporters in the disposition and adverse effect potential of drugs. His work is translational and is providing new insights into pharmacogenetic and other determinants of variability in drug toxicities.

His post-doctoral research fellowship took place in at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he assessed the role of solute carriers in the severity of toxicities and inter-patient variability associated with the use of anticancer drugs. He previously served as an Assistant Professor at D’Youville College’s School of Pharmacy.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Sprowl to the faculty, and his addition further enhances our strategic strengths in pharmacogenetics, pharmacokinetics and toxicodynamics,” says Donald Mager, PharmD, PhD, FCP, professor and vice-chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Cha

Raymond Cha, PharmD

Raymond Cha, PharmD, has been appointed Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice.

Cha’s research interests include antimicrobial PK/PD modeling and infectious diseases in special populations (HIV, BMT/transplant, TB).

Cha received his BS in 1997 and his PharmD in 2000 from the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. His training includes both a PGY1 residency and a fellowship in infectious diseases. He previously served as Clinical Assistant/ Associate Professor at Wayne State University since 2003.

“Dr. Cha’s training and his 15 years of experience in academia make him a well-rounded senior faculty member,” says William Prescott, interim chair and clinical associate professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice.