Pharmaceutical Sciences students recognized for academic excellence

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By Kara Sweet

Published April 22, 2021

University at Buffalo Pharmaceutical Sciences students were recognized at the 2021 Celebration of Student Academic Excellence, held virtually on April 21.


Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate student Nhan Hanh Nguyen and undergraduate student Anne Nguyen received the UB Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creativity Award, which recognizes outstanding poster projects from each decanal area that achieve superiority in presentation, content, and scope.

Pharmaceutical Sciences students also presented research posters:

  • Raelea Derylak
    The Effect of Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors on SGLT2 Function
  • Brandon Guzman
    Peyton Smith
    The Biophysical Characterization of Enteric Coated Pi Nanoparticles for Improved Oral Delivery of Adalimumab
  • Hsuan Ping Chang
    FDA-Labeled Dosing of IFX Falls Short of Target Through Concentrations for Pediatric IBD: A Population PBPK Modeling Approach
  • Wensi Wu
    Interactions of COVID-19 Drug Candidates Dexamethasone and Baricitinib on Human Lymphocyte Proliferation
  • Nhan Hahn Nguyen
    Nanoparticle-Based Oral Prophylactic “Reverse” Vaccination Approach to Prevent Immunogenicity of Therapeutic Proteins

The founding principles of pharmaceutical sciences were pioneered here at the University at Buffalo and we have upheld this tradition of excellence and international distinction for over 50 years. The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is a noted leader in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics research.

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 and is the No. 1 ranked school of pharmacy in New York State and No. 14 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.

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