College Research Ranks 10th Among All Colleges of Pharmacy
July 25, 2014
Each year, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) compiles a list ranking NIH/Federal Funding awards, which compares Colleges of Pharmacy across the country.
Using Artificial Intelligence to Impact Medication Adherence
July 9, 2014
Dr. Farris and her team have been the recipient of MCubed and MICHR funding for this research. Pictured front row: Peter Batra, Karen Farris, Satinder Singh. Pictured back row: Sean Newman, John Piette, Larry An.
Dr. Karen Farris, Charles R. Walgreen III Professor of Pharmacy Administration, received funding in April 2014 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for an innovative text messaging research project.
Sherman Lab Collaboration Takes Major Stride Forward in Understanding Microorganism Biosynthesis
July 9, 2014
David Sherman and Douglas Hansen with display of cyro-electron microscope derived structure of module 5 of the pikromycin multifunctional polyketide synthase, subject of the Nature articles.
In the June 26, 2014 issue of Nature, Dr. David Sherman, and collaborators have taken a major stride forward in understanding how the biochemical ‘machinery’ in microbes containing the step-by-step blueprints for natural product synthesis is operating.
Dissolution Conference Announced
July 9, 2014
Last September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) awarded $4.8 million in project funding to the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy encompassing every department at the College. This success affirmed our faculty’s scientific standing and our interest in having our research translated into drug product efficacy, safety, and quality.
U-M, MSU Team Awarded NIH Funding to Develop Potential Therapeutics for Scleroderma
July 9, 2014
Pictured with Dr. Larsen are Drs. Kim Hutchings and Walajapet Rajaswaran, VMCC synthetic organic chemists who are working on the scleroderma project.
Modern drug discovery and development requires a substantial team effort, and Dr. Scott Larsen exemplifies this with his recent three-year, $2M award from the NIH.
Woodard Lab Discovery
December 27, 2013
In its December 2013 issue, The Scientist magazine named a product derived from a discovery in the research laboratory of Ronald W. Woodard, PhD, as one of the Top 10 Innovations for 2013.
In its December 2013 issue, The Scientist magazine named a product derived from a discovery in the research laboratory of Ronald W. Woodard, PhD, as one of the Top 10 Innovations for 2013. The selection was made by a six-person panel of scientific and business leaders recruited by The Scientist magazine.
Moving the BCS Into the 21st Century
October 16, 2013
Dr. Gordon Amidon speaking with members of his research group at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. Photo by Gregory Fox.
Gordon Amidon, PhD, is renowned for the role his research played in undergirding the Biopharmaceutics Classification System (BCS). But the road to success covered a lot of miles.
Collaboration Rules Modern Research Enterprise
October 16, 2013
Dr. Schwendeman’s credentials as a collaborator played an important part in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to make him a key player in the $4.8 million funding package awarded to the College this fall.
Steve Schwendeman, PhD, remembers when his father, also an academic, was coming up through the ranks. “Back then, it was important to show how independent you were so there was a disincentive for some scientists to seek out potential collaborators,” says the Ara G. Paul Professor and Chair of Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
2013 FDA Funded Projects at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
October 16, 2013
Faculty involved, pictured from left to right: Gregory Amidon, Vicki Ellingrod, Steven Schwendeman, Duxin Sun, Barry Bleske, Anna Schwendeman, Gordon Amidon.
The FDA funded a handful of projects for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in 2013.

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