Watkins Honored with 2018 ASPET Toxicology Career Award

January 11, 2018

Paul Watkins, M.D., is the recipient of the 2018 American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Division for Toxicology Career Award. Watkins is the Howard Q. Ferguson Distinguished Professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics and director of the Institute for Drug Safety Sciences at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, This award recognizes outstanding original research contributions to toxicology by an established investigator. Watkins was nominated by Alison Harrill, Ph.D., from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, who said that his “ability to see value in developing a variety of experimental … Continued

Mosedale Awarded Regulatory Science Award from Burroughs Wellcome Fund

July 20, 2017

Merrie Mosedale, Ph.D., has been selected as one of five recipients of the 2017 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Innovation in Regulatory Science Award. The award provides $500,000 over five years for research into new methodologies and innovative approaches in regulatory science. Mosedale’s research proposal is titled, “Development of an In Vitro Platform for the Evaluation of Genetic Susceptibility Factors Associated with Adverse Drug Response.” William Valdar, Ph.D., associate professor of genetics at the UNC School of Medicine, is a co-investigator on it. “The funding will allow me to pursue an exciting and truly novel area of research focused on incorporating genetics … Continued

Mosedale Receives Sternfels Prize for Proposal to Better Predict Liver-Injury Risk

March 9, 2017

Merrie Mosedale, Ph.D., a research assistant professor in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, has been awarded the $35,000 Sternfels Prize for Drug Safety Innovation for her proposal to find a molecular “fingerprint” to help identify people at risk for idiosyncratic, or unexplained, adverse drug reactions. Mosedale is a member of the UNC Institute for Drug Safety Sciences. The Sternfels Prize was created to encourage researchers to find ways to make using pharmaceuticals less risky. It is awarded to the most important and testable idea to reduce life-threatening drug-drug, drug-disease or pharmacogenomic interactions. Mosedale’s research focuses on drug-induced liver injury, … Continued