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August 2016

Letter from the Dean 

Dear Friends,

I’m happy to share this summer’s edition of eInteractions with you. The summer is a great time to reflect on the last academic year, prepare for the arrival of new pharmacy students and graduate students, and switch into vacation mode when possible. I’m sure that the NAPLEX exam is at the forefront of the mind for graduates from the Class of 2016, while we are only a few weeks away from welcoming the Class of 2020 and kickoff of the football season. We are also excited to be welcoming 10 new graduate students into our graduate programs in pharmaceutical sciences and medicinal chemistry before the summer draws to a close. As the stories below will attest, it was another outstanding year for the faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the College. New grants, prestigious awards, and exciting beginnings are included among the stories. Watching my own family struggle with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease, I was particularly moved by the story of a Florida alumnus’ experience with a patient and his M Pharmacy pin. I hope that you enjoy it too. Enjoy the rest of the summer. 

Stay cool and Go Blue!

Top Stories
 
Dr. Amanda Garner Receives NIH Support for Her Research Program
 
Amanda Garner, PhD, has been awarded grants totaling $2.7 million from the National Institutes of Health for her research aimed at targeting translational control in human diseases.
 
Alumna Leah Makley Shares Experience Founding Biotherapeutics Startup, Developing Medical Treatment for Cataracts
 
Alumna Leah Makley, PhD, recently returned to the College of Pharmacy as the featured speaker at the Leroy B. Townsend Lectureship in Medicinal Chemistry.
Dr. Steven Schwendeman Named to Controlled Release Society College of Fellows
Fellowship is the most prestigious level of membership in CRS; only five new Fellowships may be awarded each year.
Touching Patient Lives in Unexpected Ways
“Sometimes you need to be reminded of who you really are."
Student News
Medicinal Chemistry Department Recognizes Outstanding Graduate Students
During the Eleventh Annual Leroy B. Townsend Symposium on May 19, 2016, four graduate students were acknowledged for their contributions to the Medicinal Chemistry Department.
Kristen L. McGlone Research Award Presented to Swan Lin and Hanna Welch
This monetary award is given annually to a graduating PharmD student who has shown excellence in research, as Kristen did. This year’s award was presented to two very deserving recipients, Swan Lin, PharmD’16, and Hanna Welch, PharmD’16.
Faculty News
David Sherman Discusses Research Efforts to Stay Ahead of Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Nearly all antibiotics in use today are derived natural molecules made by bacteria to kill their enemies.
More News
College Hosts ACCP Training Programs
The U-M College of Pharmacy recently hosted the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Mentored Research Investigator Training (MeRIT) and Focused Investigator Training (FIT) programs.
Alumni & Friends Hit the Course at the 15th Annual Golf Scramble
On Tuesday June 14, the Alumni Board of Governors hosted its 15th annual Alumni & Friends Golf Scramble. This year's event was held at The Polo Fields Washtenaw Golf Course.
Pharmacy Participates in Second Annual Health Professions Education Day
Educators from across the health science professions on all three campuses shared educational innovations and best practices during a poster session.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Sep
9
Alumni Board of Governors Meeting
September 9, 2016 - 12:30pm to 5:00pm
Michigan League - Koessler Room

 

Oct
5
White Coat Ceremony
October 5, 2016 - 4:00pm
Rackham Horace H School of Graduate Studies, Auditorium

 

Nov
6
Career Gateway
November 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Biomedical Sciences Research Building (BSRB) Atrium

 

Nov
4
Dean's Advisory Committee Meeting
November 4, 2016
Palmer Commons

 

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