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The Model Minority – History, Myths, and Lived Experiences

May 5, 2021

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and bring awareness to the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans in pharmacy and healthcare  In 1966, Asian Americans were labeled the “model minority”: law-abiding, economically successful, and assimilating. This … Continued

Jonghwa Lee

April 20, 2021

Jonghwa (Kyle) is a postdoctoral research associate in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics in the laboratory of Dr. Klarissa Jackson at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Kyle obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He then obtained his MSc in pharmacology and PhD in biochemistry/molecular biology from Dalhousie University, Canada. His current research focuses on characterizing the metabolism of venetoclax, a selective BCL-2 inhibitor used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He is also interested in identifying endogenous biomarkers that can be used to quantify CYP3A activity and predict individual venetoclax metabolism/toxicity.