2011 July eNotes


University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
July 2011
Dean's e-Notes
Welcome to the July SoPPS Dean's e-Notes

Our summer edition highlights the scholarly accomplishments of our faculty and staff. The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is continually recognized as a leader in research, scholarship and academic development. I would like to thank our outstanding group of faculty and staff whose strength, diversity and leadership showcase the best of our school on a daily basis.

This will be the last edition of eNotes you receive before our 125th Anniversary Celebration. Below you will find detailed information regarding all our events. I extend my personal invitation to you all to attend our celebration events. I hope many of you will be able to attend and help the school celebrate this important milestone!

Please stay in touch. Send us updates on your personal and professional accomplishments by email phm-alumni@buffalo.edu.

With warm regards,
Wayne K. Anderson, PhD, professor and dean
Wayne Anderson, Ph.D., professor and dean
Quasquecentennial logo
Join us for our 125th Anniversary "Quasquicentennial" Celebration, 9/14/11 - 9/18/11
The school is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our anniversary activities! Our many activities are outlined below with extensive information available on the Web. Registration is only available through this website.

We are expecting high attendance and seating will be limited for the Gala Dinner Dance and other events, so make your reservations early! RSVP date is Sept. 7. Hotel information also is available on the anniversary website. Deadline to secure hotel accommodations at the special anniversary reduced rate is Aug. 15.

For our special recognition reunion classes: 1951, 1956, 1961, 1986 and 2001, we will be hosting private functions the evenings of Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17 to recognize these milestones. We encourage representatives from these special recognition classes to join us for these activities.

Wednesday, Sept. 14
Continuing Education Program: "No Pressure: Simple Hypertension Management for an Ambulatory Setting"
Program Faculty: Mark Wrobel, PharmD, clinical assistant professor
Registration: 5 p.m. Program begins at 5:30, Buffalo Niagara Marriott

Thursday, Sept. 15: Levy Lecture
Gerhard Levy Distinguished Lectureship in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Speaker: Leslie Benet, PhD, professor of bioengineering and therapeutic sciences, University California, San Francisco
Topic: "The Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences: 'What Hath Levy Wrought?'" 12:30-1:50 p.m. 121 Cooke Hall, UB North Campus (see website for additional information)
Levy Lecture Reception and Banquet
6:30 p.m. Ramada Inn and Conference Center

Friday, Sept. 16: Open House and Reunion "Meet & Greet"
5:30-9 p.m., School Open House and Tours: Take tours of our educational and research spaces. Meet with faculty, staff, students, alumni and guests.
Reunion Activities: We invite the special recognition classes of 1951, 1956, 1961, 1986 and 2001, as well as other class years, to join us for private gatherings of these milestone reunions.
Keynote Speaker: Steven Sutton, PhD, associate professor, University of New England College of Pharmacy.
Topic: "Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals: A Global Problem Come Home"
Hors d'oeuvres, food stations and cash bar will be available.

Saturday, Sept. 17, Morning: South Campus Tours and John and Editha Kapoor Hall
9:30-10:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Kapoor Hall
10:30 a.m. to noon - South Campus Tours: Tours of Kapoor Hall, former SoPPS "Homes" Cary and Foster halls. Visit the Behling Center, UB's new intra-professional health care training center and tour the Health Sciences Library.
Cost: $10.00

Saturday, Sept. 17, Evening: Gala Dinner Dance, Buffalo Club (downtown Buffalo)
5-6:00 p.m.: Private Cocktail Party for Milestone Reunion Recognition Classes
6-7:30 p.m.: Cocktail Party for all attendees
Comments and presentations from keynote faculty and our deans' overview featuring former deans Dr. David Triggle and Dr. Michael Schwartz and our current Dean, Dr. Wayne Anderson
7:30-9 p.m.: Dinner
9 p.m. to midnight: Dancing and Other Programming
Cost is $85.00 per person and includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and dessert (parking is provided).

Sunday, Sept. 18: Casual Cultural Events
Social and cultural event opportunities available at the venues below, as well as at many other locations throughout Western New York.

We look forward to seeing you during our social and educational programs. Please contact Rebecca Brierley, director of external affairs, at phm-alumni@buffalo.edu or 716-645-3340 for further information on anniversary and reunion planning.

Leigh Yates and Ed Bednarczyk with Golf Scholarship recipients
Leigh Yates and Ed Bednarczyk with Golf Scholarship recipients
Eighth Annual Student Scholarship Golf Tournament
Great weather and great golf were the themes of the day at our Eighth Annual Student Scholarship Golf Tournament held on June 13 at the Lockport Town and Country Club. Ninety golfers participated in the tournament and helped us raise almost $22,000 for SoPPS student scholarships!

We are proud to announce the following student scholarship recipients who exemplify the best in academics, leadership and support of the community: Uzoamaka Antuegwa '12, Maria Di Guglielmo '13, Christine Trezza '13, Carl Woelfel '13, and Stefanie Weigand '14. Congratulations!

We would like to thank our tournament sponsors for their support and partnership!

Platinum Sponsors: McKesson/Health Mart Pharmacy and Rochester Drug Cooperative
Gold Sponsors: CVS Caremark and Rite Aid
Silver Sponsor: Niagara Hospice
Bronze Sponsors: Family Medical Pharmacy Inc., Fillmore & Fisher Pharmacies, Forster's Pharmacy, J. Rutowski Pharmacies Inc., Middleport Family Health and Omnicare

We thank all who participated and supported our eighth annual tournament!

Triggle retirement reception
Triggle Reception
Triggle Retirement Reception
A retirement reception was held for Dr. David Triggle, former university provost and former dean of the pharmacy school, on May 13 at Sean Patrick's Restaurant in Amherst. The event was attended by more than 40 people and included were Dr. Triggle's wife, Ann; his son, Andrew; and his grandson, David. Dr. Triggle was presented with a special award in recognition of his retirement, as well as a scrapbook filled with memorabilia and photos from his tenure at the school and UB.


Third Annual Preceptor Recognition Social
On June 22, the Third Annual Preceptor Recognition Social was held at Sonoma Grille. More than 50 people were in attendance and had the opportunity to recognize these 2011 Award Winners:
Inpatient Care Preceptor of the Year: Kevin Brandon (Kenmore Mercy Hospital)
J. Fred Bennes Outpatient Care Preceptor of the Year Award: Michelle Rainka (Dent Neurologic Institute)
Professional Practice Elective Preceptor of the Year: Denise Rotella (Independent Health)
Pharmacy Practice Faculty Preceptor of the Year: Nicholas Norgard (UB/Kaleida Health/Buffalo General Hospital)
IPPE Outstanding Contribution Award: Victor Patnella (Target Pharmacy)

Congratulations to all winners! A special "thank you" goes out to all our preceptors. Without your participation and leadership, we would not be able to provide our students with such high-caliber educational experiences.

2011 Fellows Research Day
l-r: Tsuji, Garonzik, Keyvanjah, Thudium, Parasrampuria and Forrest
2011 Fellows Research Day
At the Annual Fellows Research Day on June 17, faculty and other attendees had the opportunity to review and assess the fellows' research presentations and witness the presentation of their certificates of accomplishment. Fellows in attendance were: Karen Thudium, PharmD; Ridhi Parasrampuria, PhD; Kiana Keyvanjah, PharmD; Samira Garonzik, PharmD; Cory Fominaya, PharmD; Vanessa Stevens, PhD; Bai Xue, PhD and Hongmei Xu, PhD.

Congratulations to all our Research Fellows!

2011 Next-Generation Finalists
Congratulations to Steve Giroux '81, Lifetime Achievement Award Finalist, and Tina Fiebelkorn ' 79, Long-Term Care Pharmacist of the Year Award Finalist. The Next-Generation Pharmacist Program, a partnership between Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times, salutes pharmacy professional who are defining the future of pharmacy.

Finalists will attend the second annual awards ceremony being held in conjunction with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Pharmacy and Technology Conference.

Read more.

Sherman Wolman '53 has relocated to Cape May, N.J., where he and his wife, Fern, enjoy local family members and the area.

David Edwards '81 appointed as Hallman Director, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo, Ontario.



Joseph Balthasar: Girish, S., Martin, S. W., Peterson, M. C., Zhang, L. K., Zhao, H., Balthasar, J. P., Evers, R., Zhou, H., Klunk, L., Han, C., Berglund, E. G., Huang, S. M., & Joshi, A. (2011). AAPS Workshop Report: Strategies to Address Therapeutic Protein-Drug Interactions during Clinical Development. AAPS J.

Sathy Balu-Iyer:
Kosloski, M., Peng, A., Varma, P., Miclea, R. D., Mager, D. E., & Balu-Iyer, S. V. (2011). Immunogenicity and pharmacokinetic studies of recombinant Factor VIII containing lipid cochleates. Drug Delivery, 8 (2011), 246-253.

Gaitonde, P., & Balu-Iyer, S. V. (2011). In vitro Immunogenicity Risk-assessment of Therapeutic Proteins in Preclinical Setting. Methods in Molecular Biology, 716 (2011), 267-280.

Peng, A., Straubinger, R. M., & Balu-Iyer, S. V. (2011). Phosphatidylinositol containing lipidic particle reduces inhibitor development and catabolism of factor VIII in hemophilia A mice. AAPS Journal, 12 (2010), 473-481.

Pisal, D., & Balu-Iyer, S. V. (2011). Phospholipid binding improves plasma survival of Factor VIII. Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 104 (2010), 1073-1075.

Pisal, D. S., & Balu-Iyer, S. V. (2011). Phospholipid Binding Lowers Immunogenicity of Human Recombinant Factor VIII in von Willebrand Factor Knockout Mice. Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 105, 1115-1118.

Kosloski, M. P., Peng, A., Varma, P. R., Fathallah, A. M., Miclea, R. D., Mager, D. E., & Balu-Iyer, S. V. (2011). Immunogenicity and pharmacokinetic studies of recombinant factor VIII containing lipid cochleates. Drug Deliv, 18, 246-254.

Alice Ceacareanu: Zou, J., Jafr, G., Themistou, E., Yap, Y., Wintrob, Z. A.P., Alexandridis, P., Ceacareanu, A. C., & Cheng, C. (2011). pH-Sensitive Brush Polymer-Drug Conjugates by Ring-Opening Metathesis Copolymerization. Chemical Communications, 47, 4493-4495.

Fred Doloresco: Hoffman, J. M., Doloresco, F., Vermeulen, L. C., Shah, N. D., Matusiak, L., Hunkler, R. J., & Schumock, G. T. (2011). Projecting future drug expenditures--2011. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 67(11), 919-28.

Ho Leung Fung:
Krishnatry, A. S., Fung, S. M., Brazeau, D. A., David, S., & Fung, H. L. (2011). Nitroglycerin alters matrix remodeling proteins in THP-1 human macrophages and plasma metalloproteinase activity in rats. Nitric Oxide, 24, 66-76.

Page, N. A., & Fung, H. L. (2011). Pharmacology of Nitrovasodilators. In N. Bryan & J. Loscalzo (Eds.). Springer/Humana Press.

Irene Hong:
Gabay, M. P., Krueger, C., Banovic, J., Hong, I., Ipema, H., Lodolce, A. E., Mancuso, C., Moody, M., Stachnik, J., Soni, R., & Tanzi, M. (2011). Pharmacy Injectable Reference.

Hong, I., Gabay, M. P., & Lodolce, A. E. (2011). Safety concerns involving transdermal patches and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Hospital Pharmacy, 45(10), 771-778.

Hong, I., & Stachnik, J. (2011). Unlabeled uses of factor VIIa (recombinant) in pediatric patients. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 67(12), 1909-1919.

Hong, I., & Bishop, J. R. (2011). Anticholinergic use in children and adolescents after initiation of antipsychotic therapy. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 44(7-8), 1171-1180.

Grim, S. A., Hong, I., Freeman, J., Edwards, C., & Clark, N. M. (2011). Daptomycin for the treatment of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 63(2), 414-416.

William Jusko:
Nie, J., Bai, B., Sukumaran, S., Jusko, W. J., Dubois, D. C., & Almon, R. R. (2011). Differential Muscle Gene Expression as a Function of Disease Progression in Goto-Kakizaki Diabetic Rats. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 338, 10-17.

Fang, J., Dubois, D. C., He, Y., Almon, R. R., & Jusko, W. J. (2011). Dynamic modeling of methylprednisolone effects on body weight and glucose regulation in rats. J Pharmacokinet Pharmacodyn, 38, 293-316.

Sukumaran, S., Jusko, W. J., Dubois, D. C., & Almon, R. R. (2011). Mechanistic modeling of the effects of glucocorticoids and circadian rhythms on adipokine expression. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther., 337, 734-746.

Lon, H.-K., Liu, D., Zhang, Q., Dubois, D. C., Almon, R. R., & Jusko, W. J. (2011). Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic Disease Progression Model for Effect of Etanercept in Lewis Rats with Collagen-Induced Arthritis. Pharmaceutical Research, 28, 1622-1630.

Bai, J. P. F., Bell, R., Buckman, S., Burckart, G. J., Eichler, H.-G., Fang, K. C., Goodsaid, F. M., Jusko, W. J., Lesko, L. L., Meibohm, B., Patterson, S. D., Puig, O., Smerage, J. B., Snider, B. J., Wagner, J. A., Wang, J., Walton, M. K., & Weiner, R. (2011). Translational Biomarkers: From Preclinical to Clinical, A Report of 2009 AAPS/ACCP Biomarker Workshop. The AAPS Journal, 13, 274-283.

Wojciech Krzyzanski: Felmlee, M. A., Krzyzanski, W., Morse, B. L., & Morris, M. E. (2011). Use of a Local Sensitivity Analysis to Inform Study Design Based on a Mechanistic Toxicokinetic Model for γ-Hydroxybutyric Acid. AAPS J., 13(2), 240-54.

Donald Mager:
Kosloski, M., Peng, A., Varma, P., Miclea, R. D., Mager, D. E., & Balu-Iyer, S. V. (2011). Immunogenicity and pharmacokinetic studies of recombinant Factor VIII containing lipid cochleates. Drug Delivery, 8 (2011), 246-253.

Abraham, A. K., Maurer, T. S., Kalgutkar, A. S., Gao, X., Li, M., Healy, D. R., Petersen, D. N., Griffith, D. A., & Mager, D. E. (2011). Pharmacodynamic model of parathyroid hormone modulation by a negative allosteric modulator of the calcium-sensing receptor. AAPS J, 13, 265-273.

Kagan, L., Gershkovich, P., Wasan, K. M., & Mager, D. E. (2011). Physiologically based pharmacokinetic model of amphotericin B disposition in rats following administration of deoxycholate formulation (fungizone(R)): pooled analysis of published data. AAPS J, 13, 255-264.

Kosloski, M. P., Peng, A., Varma, P. R., Fathallah, A. M., Miclea, R. D., Mager, D. E., & Balu-Iyer, S. V. (2011). Immunogenicity and pharmacokinetic studies of recombinant factor VIII containing lipid cochleates. Drug Deliv, 18, 246-254.

Marathe, A., Van Wart, S., & Mager, D. E. (2011). Impact of dose selection on parameter estimation using a rapid binding approximation model of target-mediated drug disposition. J Pharmacokinet Pharmacodyn, 38, 223-235.

Marilyn Morris:
An, G., & Morris, M. E. (2011). 5,7-Dimethoxyflavone and multiple flavonoids in combination alter the ABCG2-mediated tissue distribution of mitoxantrone in mice. Pharm Res, 28(5), 1090-9.

Moon, Y. J., Brazeau, D. A., & Morris, M. E. (2011). Dietary Phenethyl Isothiocyanate Alters Gene Expression in Human Breast Cancer Cells. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Epub 2010 Sep 28.

Telang, U., & Morris, M. E. (2011). Effect of orally administered phenethyl isothiocyanate on hepatic gene expression in rats. Molecular Nutrition Food Research, 54(12), 1802-6.

Tsiklauri, L., An, G., Ruszaj, D. M., Alaniya, M., Kemertelidze, E., & Morris, M. E. (2011). Simultaneous determination of the flavonoids robinin and kaempferol in human breast cancer cells by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectroscopy. J Pharm Biomed Anal., 55(1), 109-11.

An, G., Gallegos, J., & Morris, M. E. (2011). The Bioflavonoid Kaempferol is an Abcg2 substrate and inhibits Abcg2-mediated Quercetin Efflux. Drug Metab Disp, 39(3), 426-32.

Felmlee, M. A., Krzyzanski, W., Morse, B. L., & Morris, M. E. (2011). Use of a Local Sensitivity Analysis to Inform Study Design Based on a Mechanistic Toxicokinetic Model for γ-Hydroxybutyric Acid. AAPS J., 13(2), 240-54.

Qing Ma, Alan Forrest, Robin DiFrancesco and Gene Morse published:
Ma, Q., Zingman, B. S., Luque, A. E., Gripshover, B. M., Venuto, C. S., DiFrancesco, R., Forrest, A., & Morse, E. D. (2011). Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Protease Inhibitors and Efavirenz in HIV-Infected Individuals with Active Substance-Related Disorders.

Nicholas Norgard and Gina Prescott published: Norgard, N. B., & Prescott, G. M. (2011). Future of personalized pharmacotherapy in chronic heart failure patients. Future Cardiology, 7(3), 357-379.

Jun Qu: Zimmer, S., M. McEvoy, S., Li, J., Qu, J., & Read, L. (2011). A Novel Member of the RNase D Exoribonuclease Family Functions in Mitochondrial Guide RNA Metabolism in Trypanosoma brucei. J Biol Chem., 286(12), 10329-40.

Murali Ramanathan:
Horakova, D., Zivadinov, R., Weinstock-Guttman, B., Havrdova, E., Tamano-Blanco, M., Tyblova, M., Hussein, S., Bergsland, N., Hussein, S., Krasensky, J., Vaneckova, M., Seidl, Z., Lelkova, P., & Ramanathan, M. (2011). HLA DRB1*1501 is only modestly associated with lesion burden at the first demyelinating event. Journal of Neuroimmunology.

Kim, T., Hwang, W., Zhang, A., Sen, S., & Ramanathan, M. (2011). Multi-agent modeling of the South Korean Avian influenza epidemic. BMC - Infectious Diseases, 10(236), 1-13.

Yeh, A., Waubant, E., Krupp, L., Ness, J., Chitnis, T., Kuntz, N., Ramanathan, M., Belman, A., Chabas, D., Gorman, M., Rodriguez, M., Rinker, J. R., & Weinstock-Guttman, B. (2011). Multiple sclerosis therapies in pediatric MS patients with refractory disease. Archives of Neurology, 68(4), 437-444.

Zivadinov, R., Marr, K., Cutter, G., Ramanathan, M., Benedict, R., Kennedy, C., Elfadil, M., Yeh, E. A., Reuther, J., Brooks, C., Hunt, K., Andrews, M., Carl, E., Dwyer, M., Hojnacki, D., & Weinstock-Guttman, B. (2011). Prevalence, sensitivity and specificity of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency in multiple sclerosis. Neurology.

Chanda, P., Zhang, A., & Ramanathan, M. (2011). Modeling of environmental and genetic interactions with AMBROSIA, an information theoretic model synthesis method. Heredity.

Jerome Schentag: Pelham, W. E., Waxmonsky, J. G., Schentag, J. J., Ballow, C. H., Panahon, C. J., Gnagy, E. M., Hoffman, M. T., Burrows-MacLean, L., Meichenbaum, D. L., Forehand, G. L., Fabiano, G. A., Tresco, K. E., Lopez-Williams, A., Coles, E. K., & Gonzalez, M. A. (2011). Efficacy of a methylphenidate transdermal system versus t.i.d. methylphenidate in a laboratory setting. Journal of Attention Disorders, 15, 28-35.

Robert Straubinger and Sathy Balu-Iyer published: Peng, A., Straubinger, R. M., & Balu-Iyer, S. V. (2011). Phosphatidylinositol containing lipidic particle reduces inhibitor development and catabolism of factor VIII in hemophilia A mice. AAPS Journal, 12 (2010), 473-481.

Kathleen Tornatore-Morse:
Naunani, N., Singh, N., Shanahan, T., Damodar, A., Parisoo, N., Ummadi, S., Qazi, Y., Murray, B., Tornatore-Morse, K. M., Ciccirella, J., Blessios, G., & Venuto, R. (2011). Cross Reactive Epitope Group antibodies in sensitized kidneys transplant recipients was associated with early acute Antibody Mediated Rejection. Transplant Immunology, 20, 113-117.

Nainani, N., Patel, T., Kumar, R., Weber-Shrikant, E., E., Gundroo, A., Murray, B., Tornatore-Morse, K. M., Blessions, G., & Venuto, R. C. (2011). Effect of steroid free, low concentration calcineurin maintenance immunosuppression regimen on renal allograft histopathology and function. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Aiming Yu:
Koh, K. H., ie, H. X., Yu, A., & Jeong, H. (2011). Altered cytochrome P450 expression in mice during pregnancy. Drug Metab Dispos., 39(2), 165-9.

Li, X., Pan, Y., Seigel, G. M., Hu, Z., Huang, M., & Yu, A. (2011). Breast cancer resistance protein BCRP/ABCG2 regulatory microRNAs (hsa-miR-328, -519c and -520h) and their differential expression in stem-like ABCG2+ cancer cells. Biochem Pharmacol., 81(6), 783-92.

Jiang, X., Gonzalez, F. J., & Yu, A. (2011). Drug-metabolizing enzyme, transporter and nuclear receptor genetically modified mouse models. Drug Metab Rev., 43(1), 27-40.

Shen, H., Jiang, X., Winter, J. C., & Yu, A. (2011). Psychedelic 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine: metabolism, pharmacokinetics, drug interactions, and pharmacological actions. Curr Drug Metab., 11(8), 659-66.

Wojciech Krzyzanski: "A computational rat resource (CoRR) for multiscale", Sponsored by CFD Research Corporation, Federal, Research, $42,762.00.

Robert Straubinger and Donald Mager: "Liposome formulations for intra-arterial chemotherapy of brain tumors", (09064905), Sponsored by Subcontract on NIH research grant to Columbia University, Private, Research, $651,321.00.

Kathleen Tornatore: "The Influence of Diabetes on Myfortic (Enteric Coated Mycophenolic Acid Sodium) Pharmacokinetics and Adverse Drug Effects in Stable African American and Caucasian Renal Transplant Recipients -", (CERL080AUS91T), Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation, Private, Clinical Trial, $207,959.00.

Nicole Albanese: New Drugs in the Treatment of Obesity. NYSCHP 2011 Annual Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Jennifer Hess: New York State Association of College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC) Annual Conference, Rochester, NY (June 2011). So You Want To Be A Director: Part 2? The Benefits of Mentoring Admission Practices (AP) Committee Update.

William Jusko:
Jusko, W. J., Moller, J. B., Gao, W., Hansen, T., Pedersen, O., Holst, J. J., Overgaard, R. V., Madsen, H., & Ingwersen, S. H. (2011, June). Assessment of L-Cell Function Based on GLP-1 Response in an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test. Poster presented at the 2011 PAGE Meeting, Athens, Greece.

Jusko, W. J., Sukumaran, S., Dubois, D. C., & Almon, R. R. (2011, April). Genome-wide analysis of circadian oscillations in gene expression in lung and its implications in lung homeostasis, repair and diseases. Poster presented at the EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY 2011, Washington, DC.

William Jusko and Robert Straubinger:
Jusko, W. J., Pawaskar, D., Straubinger, R. M., Fetterly, J., & Ma, W.W. (2011, April). Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetics and Interactions of Everolimus and Sorafenib in Mice. Poster presented at the American Association for Cancer Research, Orlando, FL.

Wojciech Krzyzanski: Advancements and Applications of Multiscale Systems Pharmacology Modeling. 2011 American Conference on Pharmacometrics, San Diego, CA.

Donald Mager:
Pharmacodynamic Modeling of Biomarkers in Drug Development. Paper presented at the AAPS NBC, San Francisco, CA.

Target-mediated Drug Disposition Models: Theory and Parameterization. Panel participant at the AAPS NBC, San Francisco, CA.

Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Monoclonal Antibodies. 4th APISSX, Tainan, Taiwan.

Introduction to Pharmacodynamic Principles. Presented at the ACDRS Workshop Session 2: Learning Trials: From Discovery to First in Humans, San Francisco, CA.

Theoretical Considerations of the Target-Mediated Disposition of Therapeutic mAbs. ASCPT Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.

Marilyn Morris: Lymphatic uptake of proteins after SC administration in rodents: In vivo fluorescence and PET as imaging tools. National Biotechnology Conference, San Francisco.

Gene Morse and Qing Ma presented: Morse, E. D., Nanzigu, S., Eriksen, J., Lanke, S., Makumbi, F., Mahindi, M., Beck, O., Ma, Q., Gustafsson, L., & Waako, P. Pharmacokinetics of NNRTI Efavirenz among HIV Infected Ugandans. 12th International Workshop on Clinical Pharmacology of HIV Therapy, Miami, Florida.

Gene Morse,Qing Ma, Kathleen Tooley and Robin DiFrancesco presented: Morse, E. D., Gavi, S., Mudzviti, T., Sayidine, F., Ma, Q., Tooley, K., DiFrancesco, R., Bessette, R. W., & Maponga, C. Establishing an International Network for Using Health Information Technology in HIV/TB Medication Management Research. AMIA Summit on Clinical Research Informatics, San Francisco, CA.

Jun Qu made these presentations at the 2011 American Society for Mass Spectrometry annual meeting:
Investigation of the effect of cocaine use and withdrawal in rat models using comprehensive and reproducible ion-current-based proteomic expression profiling.

Large-scale comparative proteomic analysis of isolated colon cancer cells from multiple patients using a comprehensive and reproducible ion-current-based method.

Molecular-level elucidation of the anti-carcinoma mechanisms of new agents via high-resolution, comparative analysis of the drug-responsive proteomic signatures.

Retina Proteome Profiling in a Rat Model of Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome Using a comprehensive, precise and reproducible Ion-current-Based Method.

An innovative dual-enzyme and dual-activation strategy for comprehensive and accurate characterization of protein arginine-methylation in Trypanosoma brucei.

Accelerated Method Development for Sensitive, Accurate and Reproducible Quantification of Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies in Various Tissues Using Orthogonal-array-optimization and Nano-LC/SRM-MS.

An ion-overfilling approach that significantly improves the sensitivity of Orbitrap and application in highly sensitive and accurate proteomic profiling.

Murali Ramanathan made these presentations at the 2011 at the AAN Annual Meeting:
Horakov, D., Weinstock-Guttman, B., Zivadinov, R., Havrdova, E., Hussein, S., Bergsland, N., Tamano-Blanco, M., Willis, L., Tyblova, M., Krasensky, J., Vaneckova, M., Seidl, Z., Lelkova, P., & Ramanathan, M. HLA DRB1*1501 positivity is associated with increased inflammatory activity and lesion burden at the first demyelinating event.

Chitnis, T., Chibnik, L., Keenan, B., Vargas-Lowy, D., Krupp, L., Ness, J., Yeh, E. A., Weinstock-Guttman, B., Ramanathan, M., Gorman, M., Rodrigues, M., Barcellos, L., Oksenburg, J., Waubant, E., & De Jager, P. Differences in genetic architecture between subjects with pediatric- and adult-onset multiple sclerosis.

McVige, J. W., Ramanathan, M., Weinstock-Guttman, B., Agarwal, N., Heim, R., Roorda, M., & Yeh, E. A. Increased familial autoimmune prevalence in pediatric multiple sclerosis and monophasic demyelinating disorders.

Weinstock-Guttman, B., Zivadinov, R., Carl, E., Drake, A., Masud, M. W., Teter, B., Mehta, B., & Ramanathan, M. Serum cholesterol profiles adversely affect clinical and MRI outcomes in multiple sclerosis.

Weinstock, A. L., Weinstock-Guttman, B., Supala-Berger, A., Sazgar, M., Elgie, M., & Ramanathan, M. Vagal nerve stimulation and the immune modulation in patients with refractory epilepsy.

Yeh, E. A., Ramanathan, M., & Weinstock-Guttman, B. Obesity as a risk factor in pediatic demyelinating disorders.

Kraus, E., Ramanathan, M., Weinstock-Guttman, B., & Yes, E. A. Optical coherence tomography as a visual outcome measure in children with demyelinating diseases.

Alfred Reiman: Preparation for NYS Part III Pharmacist Licensure Examination. Presented at the LECOM - Advanced Compounding Class.

Erin Slazak: MTM Pearls for Practice: Efficient and Effective Communication with Prescribers. 2011 APhA Annual Meeting.

Christine Stumm: New York State Association of College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC) 2011 Annual Conference. "The Benefits of Mentoring."

Aiming Yu presented: Genetically modified mouse models for drug metabolism research at the AAPS-NERDG and presented MicroRNA controlled regulation of drug metabolism and disposition at the Experimental Biology 2011.

Nicole Albanese: Individual Development Award, United University Professions.

Sathy Balu Iyer: Exceptional Scholar Teaching Innovation Award, University at Buffalo. Balu was also awarded the 2011 Inventor of the Year award, Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law Association.

Karl Fiebelkorn: W. Bruce Philip Certificate of Commendation, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity.

Irene Hong: LKS Outstanding Female Pharmacist, Lambda Kappa Sigma.

William Jusko: Chairperson, NIH Special Review Committee for Glue Grants. Bill was also awarded the American Conference on Pharmacometrics Leadership Award.

Donald Mager: Review Panel, NIH, Special Emphasis Panel (EMNR K 55).

Gina Prescott: 2011 Specialist Teaching Award, UB Department of Family Medicine, Erie County Medical Center.

William Prescott: 2011 UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Teacher of the Year.

Alfred Reiman: Alumni of the Year, UBSOPPS LKS, Alpha Theta Chapter.

Christine Stumm: Appointed Vice President of Communications for New York State Association for College Admission Counseling.

2011 Business Plan Team
l-r: Fiebelkorn, Daly, Diehl, Carroll
UB Students Again Place in Top Three NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Business Plan Competition
Congratulations to the 2011 UB Team, PharmD/MBA students: Christopher Daly, Christopher Diehl and Clare Carroll and Faculty Advisor: Karl Fiebelkorn, for being chosen as one of the top three national teams to compete in the Pruitt-Schutte Business Plan competition being held in conjunction with the 2011 National Community Pharmacists Association Annual Convention.

Teams from 35 schools of pharmacy submitted paper/electronic business plans based on either creating a new pharmacy or buying an existing business. The top three plans are then chosen by judges comprised of pharmacy business owners, and industry leaders from around the country. The live competition will consist of the following teams: Idaho State University, University of Oklahoma and UB School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Since entering this competition in 2005, this is the SEVENTH consecutive year the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has placed in the TOP 5 nationally.

We wish our team much success at the NCPA National meeting in October!

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