Amgen Supports Fellowships
Amgen has awarded three grants totaling $145,000 to the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences for fellowships in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics research.
William J. Jusko, chair of the department, praised Amgen for its support of important studies conducted by the UB team of faculty and students. He gave special thanks to Andrew Chow ('84,'85), Amgen senior director, pharmacokinetics and pharmacometrics, who helped facilitate the awards.
The funds will be used for fellowships in three areas--hematology, bone diseases, and inflammation--that are of joint interest to the school's faculty and students and Amgen's drug-development efforts. More
Faculty, Students Recognized at Celebration of Excellence
The following faculty honors were announced at the University at Buffalo's Celebration of Academic Excellence on April 19:
Marilyn Morris, professor, pharmaceutical sciences, and associate dean, graduate and postgraduate education, the Graduate School, received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.
professor and chair of pharmaceutical sciences, was named a UB Distinguished Professor.
Also at the event, the following students were invited to present research posters: Nathan Page, Christine Lee, Stephen Webster, Jenna Voelinger, Thu Dung Nguyen, Hoi Kei Lon and Chia-Ching Wu.
Morse and Bednarczyk Take on New Roles
In response to unprecedented growth in both the school's research and academic programs, Dean Anderson has announced these administrative changes:
Gene Morse, professor of pharmacy practice and research professor of medicine, will take on focused duties within the school's research arena and has been appointed as associate dean for clinical and translational research.
Edward Bednarczyk, clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice and research assistant professor, nuclear medicine, will fill the position of chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice (vacated by Morse upon his new appointment). All members of the school look forward to working with both Morse and Bednarczyk in their new roles.