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An International Relationship Years in the Making

Sharing of ideas fosters ingenuity, and leaders from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CU Pharmacy) did just that when they visited faculty at the University of Nottingham (UoN) University Park in London, England this spring.  


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date June 18, 2024
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Alumni    Students    Pharmacy    Pharmaceutical Sciences

Collaboration Leads to Breakthrough in Pharmacokinetics

In the fall of 2022, Sydney Broyles found herself at CU Pharmacy getting a Master’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences, on the Pharmacokinetic (PK) and Pharmacodynamic (PD) track. PK studies a drug’s course of action in the body, and processes of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion; PD examines a drug’s effects and mechanism(s) of action. PK and PD are crucial to understanding every stage of drug development.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date May 18, 2024
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Research    Faculty    Pharmaceutical Sciences    Research Pharmacy

Lampe Team Garners $6.2 Million in Grants to Support Antibiotic and Drug Toxicity Research

Enzymes are ubiquitous in nature and present in every cell of our body, running life’s molecular machinery and acting as the first line of defense against cancer causing chemicals and other toxicants. Associate Professor Jed Lampe, PhD, and his team of researchers at the CU Anschutz Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences are focused on gaining a better understanding of the role of these minuscule yet potent molecules and the chemical reactions that they catalyze. Their goal is to harness their knowledge of how enzymes function to enhance the safety and efficacy of medicines critical for human health and well-being.


Author JT James | Publish Date April 01, 2024
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Research    Faculty    Pharmacy    Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmacy Researchers Find the Right Groove in the Lab and on the Stage

Most biomedical researchers are more comfortable working toward scientific breakthroughs in their lab than working a crowd on a performance stage. But, James Roede, PhD, and his research colleagues are not your average lab rats. In fact, Dr. Roede, along with senior professional researchers John Marentette, PhD, and Cole Michel are part of Uncle Beef’s Band, an Americana rock group that is gaining a growing following in the Denver area.


Author Lori Westermann | Publish Date December 12, 2023
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Manisha Patel Installed as President of the American Epilepsy Society

Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor Manisha Patel, PhD, begins her term as president of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) at the conclusion of the Society’s annual meeting in Nashville, Dec. 2- 6. A medical and scientific society of 4,700 members, the AES is dedicated to advancing research and education for preventing, treating and curing epilepsy. Founded in 1946, AES is an inclusive global forum where professionals from academia, private practice, not-for-profit, government and industry can learn, share and grow to eradicate epilepsy and its consequences.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date December 05, 2022
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Research    COVID-19    Pharmacy Perspectives    Pharmaceutical Sciences

New Research Could Anticipate Covid’s Next Move

Throughout the pandemic, we have struggled to get ahead of COVID-19. Now, with research from the Mallela Research Lab at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, scientists can take steps to be proactive instead of reactive – and possibly predict how the virus will act next.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date January 10, 2022
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Research    Students    Pharmacy Perspectives    Pharmaceutical Sciences

P4’S Research Lands her National Fellowship and Faculty Admiration

For P4 Madison Ricco, pharmaceutical research has been a passion of hers as long as she can remember. As an undergrad, she led research projects at her institution. As a P1, she enrolled in the honors program for a research-intensive experience. And, as a P2, she enrolled in the Master of Science (MS) in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree; the first student to ever attempt both programs congruently.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date January 10, 2022
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Faculty    Pharmacy    Pharmaceutical Sciences

Patel Elected First Vice President of American Epilepsy Society

Manisha N. Patel, PhD, has been installed as First Vice President of the American Epilepsy Society (AES), a medical and scientific professional society with 4,500 members. Dr. Patel’s term started at the end of the society’s annual meeting, held in Chicago December 3-7, 2021. She will serve in the society’s presidential line and begin her term as president in 2023.


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date December 13, 2021
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Research    Faculty    Pharmaceutical Sciences

Skaggs Scholars Program Award Recipients Announced

It's been said that two heads are better than one. That adage is especially true when it comes to scientific research and harnessing some of the most brilliant minds in the field. That collaborative spirit of discovery is the inspiration behind the Skaggs Scholars Program established in 2011.


Author cupharmacy | Publish Date September 30, 2021
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Persistence Pays Off

According to Kristofer Fritz, PhD, associate professor in the School of Pharmacy’s Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, bench-side research requires a lot of trial and error. Also, according to Dr. Fritz, it takes a certain kind of fortitude and dedication for a PharmD student to undertake an intensive lab-based research project due to the already-demanding academic rigors of a pharmacy degree.


Author Lori Westermann | Publish Date May 14, 2021
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Faculty    Pharmaceutical Sciences

Manisha Patel Joins Epilepsy Society Board

Faculty member Manisha Patel, PhD, has joined the Board of Directors of the American Epilepsy Society (AES), a medical and scientific society with 4,000 members. Dr. Patel assumed her new position at the end of the society's annual meeting, December 1 -5, in Washington, D.C.


Author cupharmacy | Publish Date December 12, 2017
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School of Pharmacy In the News

KSUT

Colorado law empowers students in public and charter schools to be Naloxone first responders

news outletKSUT
Publish DateMay 02, 2024

Students are empowered to carry and administer Narcan regardless of whether a school district has a policy in place and without permission from schools. The new law also resolves some legal gray areas.
 
“The question was, are the schools immune?” said José Esquibel, director of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention. “Schools wanted to know, ‘Are we going to be liable for something that occurs on school campuses, and could a parent or someone else initiate a lawsuit against the school?’”

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American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

The Intricacies of Aging

news outletAmerican Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Publish DateMay 02, 2024

Dr. Sunny Linnebur, who practices at a primary care clinic serving patients over 75, is focused on drug safety and deprescribing. “What I want students to understand is when you give a medication to a 40-year-old it has one outcome, but for an 80-year-old it can have a completely different outcome,” she said. “There are adverse reactions that can lead to hospitalization. We have to be careful and thoughtful about medications in older adults.”

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CNN

Here’s what marijuana researchers have to say about 420 or ‘weed day’

news outletCNN
Publish DateMay 01, 2024

“I worry when people are in an enclosed space because new data is beginning to show that secondhand marijuana smoke may be just as dangerous as the primary smoke,” Robert Page, PharmD, said. “Like tobacco, cannabis affects the central nervous system, and there are side effects which tend to primarily be cardiovascular in nature.”

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Infectious Disease Special Edition

Don’t Let Hypersensitivity Fears Discourage Cefazolin Use in Joint Arthroplasty

news outletInfectious Disease Special Edition
Publish DateMay 01, 2024

Meghan N. Jeffres, PharmD, says that her new study demonstrates that cefazolin should be considered first-line regardless of penicillin allergy. “Prosthetic joint infections, in particular, are very bad, with a five-year mortality rate of 30 percent, and preventing them should be high on our list. Our study shows that cefazolin is significantly better than clindamycin and/or vancomycin in achieving that goal, without added HSR risk,” she said.

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