Sassano Selected as Amgen Fellow

August 23, 2006

Maria “Flori” Sassano, a third-year graduate student in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products, has been selected as the School’s 2006-2007 Amgen Fellow. Sassano’s research focuses on improving the side effects of Paclitaxel, a drug commonly used in the treatment … Continued

Graduate Students Win AAPS Award

August 21, 2006

Maciej Zamek-Gliszczynski and Cory Kalvass, graduate students in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics, have received the 2006 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Drug Metabolism Award. PPDM recognizes individuals who have significantly contributed to the promotion and … Continued

Jian Liu Promoted to Associate Professor

August 8, 2006

Jian Liu, PhD, who joined the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products in 2000, has been promoted to associate professor with tenure. Liu’s research interests are centered in glycobiology, an area of science that holds tremendous significance for medicinal … Continued

Olson Named GSK Fellow

August 1, 2006

Emily Olson, a graduate student in the Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics, has been awarded the 2006-2007 GlaxoSmithKline Fellowship. “The Graduate Student Organization and the graduate education committee have made an excellent choice by selecting Emily for the 2006-2007 GSK fellowship,” said Dhiren Thakker, associate dean of … Continued

McLeod Joins School as Eshelman Professor

July 19, 2006

Howard McLeod, PharmD, formerly of Washington University in St. Louis, has been appointed the Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics at the UNC School of Pharmacy. He is also the director of the new … Continued

Farrington Elected to PPAG Board

July 17, 2006

Elizabeth Farrington, clincial assistant professor, has been elected to the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group’s Board of Directors. The Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group is an international, non-profit, volunteer organization of healthcare providers dedicated to improving the lives of children.The sole purpose of … Continued

Ghibellini Awarded Travel Grant

July 13, 2006

Giulia Ghibellini, a graduate student in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics, has been awarded a travel grant to attend the 14th North American International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics meeting. Ghibellini’s abstract, “In Vitro Characterization and Pharmacokinetic Modeling of Tc-99m Mebrofenin … Continued

Hansen Receives NIH Career Development Award

June 14, 2006

Richard Hansen, PhD, was named a Clinical Research Scholar under the UNC Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Program. This award is part of the National Institutes of Health Roadmap Initiative and will provide salary and research funding over five years … Continued

Chen Presents Poster at ISPOR Meeting

June 14, 2006

Shih-Yin (Sharon) Chen, a second-year doctoral student in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, presented her poster “Cost-utility Analysis of Tegaserod for the Treatement of Irritable Bowel Syndrome” at the 11th annual ISPOR meeting in May. Chen’s poster was recognized as “high impact” and … Continued