William Jusko, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, has received a five-year MIRA award totaling nearly $2.9 million for research entitled “Mechanistic Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics.” The Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) program of the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks “to increase the efficiency of NIH funding by providing investigators with greater stability and flexibility, thereby enhancing scientific productivity and the chances for important breakthroughs.”
Jun Qu, professor of pharmaceutical sciences, has been selected to receive a 2019 University at Buffalo Exceptional Scholar Award for Sustained Achievement. Qu has defined methodologies and advanced scientific knowledge that will change the way cancer, infection and heart disease are diagnosed and treated. His research focuses on protein and drug analysis using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC/MS) to discover new knowledge and develop novel research techniques that are applied throughout the field of clinical and pharmaceutical proteomics. His lab is one of the top labs in the world on label-free proteomics for large-scale analysis; he is also a world leader in the field of characterization of antibody therapeutics using LC/MS.
One hundred and thirty-one students took their first step toward becoming pharmacists at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual White Coat Ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 22.
The White Coat Ceremony symbolizes passage into the initial stages of the profession of pharmacy practice and represents a contract for excellence in providing compassionate patient care.
This event also highlights the importance of scientific scholarship and emphasizes the highest principles of moral, ethical and legal conduct. UB PharmD students taking part in this tradition are welcomed to begin study among the ranks of pharmacy professionals.
Kelsey Gregoire (PharmD '18), clinical care resident and clinical pharmacist at Buffalo General Medical Center, Intensive Care Unit, was the keynote speaker.
This year's reunion honors the classes of 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014. Join us for a weekend of events, including a continuing education program, tours of the Pharmacy Building, a downtown Buffalo mansion tour, and a Saturday evening cocktail reception.
At UB, we’ve made a promise to be bold, and we live that promise for the rest of our lives. From students traveling abroad and caring for those in need to professors helping students discover their passions to alumni leading the charge and making the world better.
Be bold, share your story and inspire others to stand up and say "I am Boldly Buffalo and I believe in UB's bright future!"
September 13-14, 2019
Celebrating the classes of 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014
More information at pharmacy.buffalo.edu/reunion2019
Sept 30 - Oct 6, 2019
Students, alumni, family and friends—don’t miss this weekend, jam-packed with fellowship and fun!
More information at buffalo.edu/ub-homecoming.html
January 19-21, 2020
Enjoy a fun-filled learning getaway, with classes, speakers, golf and sunshine with your UB family.
More information at buffalo.edu/alumni/events/winter-college.html
Thank you for reading our Summer 2019 edition of Buffalo Pharmacy eNotes. Please stay in touch! Send us updates on your own personal and professional accomplishments by filling out our alumni update form.
Look for our next edition of eNotes this fall.
James M. O’Donnell, PhD
Dean and Professor