Pharmaceutical sciences research recognized at the 2019 American Conference on Pharmacometrics

American Conference on Pharmacometrics.

By Kara Sweet

Published November 5, 2019

The outstanding research of both faculty and students in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences was recognized at the 2019 American Conference on Pharmacometrics (ACoP), the annual scientific meeting of the International Society of Pharmacometrics (ISoP).

The theme of ACoP10 was “Modeling without Borders,” which highlights ISoP’s objectives of “globalization and collaboration” of pharmacometrics groups, methods, tools and its impact on global health.

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences William J. Jusko (BS ’65 & PhD ‘70), was recognized at the conference as the 2019 recipient of the Lewis B. Sheiner Lecturer Award from the International Society of Pharmacometrics. The Sheiner Award recognizes the outstanding lifetime achievements of a distinguished scientist or researcher who has continued the legacy of excellence in pharmacometric research and leadership established by Lewis B. Sheiner.  

ISoP Quantitative Systems Pharmacology Special Interest Group Student Award

Nick Lin, Graduate Research Assistant
Project Title: Mechanistic multi-scale models characterize drug synergism between BGJ398 and gemcitabine in pancreatic ductal Adenocarcinoma
Also on the study: Zhicheng Qian, Shichen Shen, William Jusko, Donald Mager, Wen Wee Ma, Jun Qu and Robert Straubinger

ISoP Clinical Pharmacometrics Special Interest Group Trainee Award

Ly Minh Nguyen, PhD candidate
Project Title: An Adaptive Bayesian Method for the Development of Individualized Anemia Management Protocols in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients
Also on the study: Calvin Meaney, Mandip Panesar and Wojciech Krzyzanski

ISoP Statistics and Pharmacometrics Special Interest Group Student Award

Sihang Liu, PhD candidate
Project Title: Resolving Conflicting Results Arising from a Pharmacometric and a Statistical Analysis of the Cognitive Effects of a Selective Estrogen Receptor Beta Agonist (LY500307) in Schizophrenic Patients
Also on the study: Ziheng Cheng, Ziyi Yang, Alan Breier, Michael Francis and Robert Bies

The purpose of the International Society of Pharmacometrics (ISOP) is to promote and advance the discipline of pharmacometrics and broaden its impact. It is comprised of individuals from around the globe from various backgrounds in pharmaceutics, engineering, statistics, and mathematics.

For over 130 years, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovation in clinical practice and research. The school is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and is the No. 1 ranked school of pharmacy in New York State and No. 22 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.