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The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is proud to announce its 2018 alumni awards recipients.

Four faculty in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences received new grants and awards to improve medication management for patients and to develop novel tools for treatment.

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Juliane Nguyen, PharmD, PhD, has received a Bruce Holm Memorial Catalyst Fund award for $33,000 in support of her project titled “EXO-Codes: A highly Efficient Platform for Loading Exosomes with Chemical and Biological Agents.”
Researchers in New York have investigated the mechanism of action of extracellular vesicles, also called exosomes, secreted by mesenchymal stem cells (MSC). Their research highlights that MSC-derived exosomes involved in cardiac regeneration act by an increase in angiogenesis, an anti-apoptotic effect on cardiomyocytes, cell proliferation, and a decrease of collagen production by cardiac fibroblasts.
Lehman College and the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have formed a new collaborative agreement that will provide students the opportunity to earn a doctor of pharmacy degree in a shorter amount of time.
Clinical Assistant Professors of Pharmacy Practice Robert Wahler, PharmD '00, and Scott Monte, PharmD '06, are co-investigators on a $35,000 grant awarded by the University at Buffalo Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development from the Innovative Micro-Programs Accelerating Collaboration in Themes (IMPACT).
David Jacobs, PharmD ’11, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice, recently received the Buffalo Translational Consortium (BTC) Mentored Career Development Award for his project entitled, “A pilot study to evaluate objective assessment tools to improve medication management in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.”
Dhaval K. Shah, PhD '10, has joined the Science Advisory Board at Applied BioMath, an industry-leader in applying mechanistic modeling, simulation, and analysis to drug research and development.