Byrne Wins Competition for Future Life-Science LeadersJames Byrne, a grad student in MOPH, was named the winner of the $5,000 grand prize in Catalent Institutes’ Global Academic Competition for Life Science Leaders of Tomorrow
Grad Student Lauffenburger Receives PEO Scholar AwardThe Philanthropic Educational Organization awarded $15,000 to Julie Lauffenberger, a graduate student in DPOP working with Gang Fang, PhD.
Impact Award: Dan Hertz Predicts Paclitaxel-Induced NeuropathyAs a grad student in DPET, Hertz won an Impact Award for identifying a genetic marker in cancer patients taking paclitaxel that could make them more susceptible to a side effect of neuropathy. He is now a research assistant professor at the University of Michigan.
Impact Award: Desai Identifies Transition to Nursing Homes As a Key Source of Medication ErrorsRishi Desai, a grad student in DPOP, examined medication errors reported by NC nursing homes and found that 11 percent involved the transition into nursing home care. These errors were more likely to cause harm to the patient compared to errors occurring later.
Impact Award: Jasmine Talameh Links Beta-Blocker Effectiveness to GenotypeJasmine Talameh, PharmD, a graduate student in DPET, identified a genotype that could potentially be used to select patients with heart failure who would benefit from beta-blocker treatment