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The University at Buffalo has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to test new strategies for improving the delivery of potent toxins to cancer cells. The study, “Catch and Release Immunotoxins: CAR-Bombs for Cancer,” is led by Joseph Balthasar, PhD, professor and associate dean for research in the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Four dual degree students from the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the School of Management won first place at the 2017 Pharmacist Society of the State of New York (PSSNY) Business Plan Competition. PharmD/MBA class of 2017 students Laura Bielecki, Stacy Fredrick, Cassandra Nicolia and Olivia Dioguardi were presented with a challenging case: a pharmacy owner in Saratoga Springs was looking to sell his pharmacy. The team was tasked with offering a purchase price and analyzing how they would improve the struggling pharmacy.
The Global Virus Network recently announced the induction of the University at Buffalo as one of its newest Centers of Excellence, making it one of the world’s premier virology research centers. Gene Morse, '80 & '83, SUNY Distinguished Professor and professor of pharmacy practice, is leading these efforts on behalf of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the university.
Wayne Anderson, professor and dean emeritus of the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the University at Buffalo Alumni Association Philip B. Wels Outstanding Service Award.
The PharmD Class of 2018 hosted the annual Half-way Gala in support of Friends of Night People on Feb. 7.
Scott Ferguson, BS '13, a PhD student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was elected co-chair of the Gordon Research Seminar on Extracellular Vesicles in 2018.
Maria Mintskovsky, '18, has been accepted into the Veteran's Administration Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR) Program at the Syracuse VA Medical Center.
Nadia Mansouri, PharmD '18, Khyatiben Rana, PharmD '18, and Erik Hefti, PharmD, MS, PhD '17, collaborated with Javier Blanco, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences, on an article in the Drug Metabolism Focus Group (DMFG) December 2016 newsletter titled "An Overview of Preemptive Pharmacogenetics."
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences took part in several mission trips in Jan. 2017 to assist underserved populations.
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Lisa Benincosa, PhD ’93, delivered the 2017 David Chu Lecture “Evolution of Translational PK/PD: A Pharma Perspective" on March 7 in Kapoor Hall. She is vice president and global head of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics and bioanalytical research and development for Roche Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development in Basel, Switzerland.
The David Chu Lectureship was established at UB in 2011 through the generosity of David and Jane Chu.
Lee C. Vermeulen, BS '90, is the recipient of the American Society for Health-Systems Pharmacists 2016 Donald E. Francke Medal. Established in 1971, the American Society for Health-Systems Pharmacists' (ASHP) Board of Directors’ Donald E. Francke Medal honors pharmacists who have made significant international contributions to advance pharmacy practice.
Our alumni play a valuable role in the recruitment, application and enrollment process by sharing their positive experiences and advice with prospective students.
Dean's Alumni Ambassadors interact with prospective students through activities including mentoring pre-pharmacy students, reviewing applications and interviewing, and representing UB SPPS at graduate fairs.
Ralph T. Behling, '40
Francis J. Enzinna, '51
Leonard D. Gold, '52
Ronald H. Ginsberg, '58
Tom W. Hallifax, Jr., '58
Maurice VanSice, '61
Dawn A. Acquaviva, '67
Ellen M. Ottoway, '88
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has named SUNY Distinguished Professor Marilyn E. Morris as chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Morris has been interim chair since early 2016 and will assume the position of chair as of March 1, 2017.
“We are lucky to have such a wonderful scientist and colleague, and a dedicated mentor to our students. I congratulate her on this advancement,” says James M. O’Donnell, dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation awarded $20,000 in funding to University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences investigators to study pharmacy practice model advances through the 2015-2016 New Investigator Research Grant Program. Terry Dunn, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice, is new investigator on the study. Joseph Paladino, clinical professor, pharmacy practice, and director, clinical outcomes and pharmacoeconomics, is senior investigator on the study.
Dhaval Shah has spent the past three years searching for the Holy Grail of medicine: a cure for cancer. He now leads cutting-edge research focused on protein therapeutics and the engineering of proteins for medical use.
Pamela Coniglio, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) activities coordinator, was honored with the William R. Greiner Award at the 2016 University at Buffalo Employees Campaign for the Community Celebration. Mary Kruszynski, residency program coordinator, pharmacy practice, was also recognized for sharing her story to help promote the campaign’s impact.