Pharmacy Students, Faculty Participate in Health Sciences Research Week

April 18, 2013

April 16 and 17, 2013, the College of Pharmacy, along with the Carver College of Medicine, and the College of Public Health participated in the 2013 Health Sciences Research Week: Molecules and Mental Illness.

Among the 41 posters presented from the College of Pharmacy, Josephine Schamp, with mentor Jonathan Doorn, and Mohammad Alqudah, with mentor Mahfoud Assem, were winners in the graduate, medical, and pharmacy student division. In the postdoctoral fellows, residents, faculty and staff poster sessions, residents Megan Mormann, with mentor James Hoehns, and Donna Faber, with mentor Tami Argo, were winners.

College of Pharmacy Poster Session Presenters, 2013 Health Sciences Research Week

  • Brigitte Vanle, with Virginia Florang and Jonathan Doorn, “3,4-Dihydroxyphenylacetaldehyde as an Endogenous Neurotoxin and Dopamine Metabolite: Implicates for Parkinsons Disease.”
  • Xiaofeng Wang with Daryl J. Murry, “A Population Pharmacokinetic Model with Time-Dependent Clearance of Vatalanib in Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndrome.”
  • Amaraporn Wongrakpanich with Andrea A. Dodd, Vijaya B. Joshi, Kristan Sorenson, Peter S. Thorne, and Aliasger K. Salem, “An evaluation of the toxicity and inflammatory response to chitosan/pDNA polyplexes delivered to the lung.”
  • Kawther Ahmed with Sean Geary and Aliasger K. Salem, “Assembly and Characterization of a Cell-particle Hybrid System as a Potential Cancer Vaccine.”
  • Ioana Craciun with Amanda M. Fenner, “Characterization of Novel Neutrophil Serine Protease Inhibitors as Potential Leads to Modulate Inflammatory Lung Diseases.”
  • Rakesh Awasthi with Laura L. Boles Ponto, Stephen Stamatis and Maureen D. Donovan, “Comparing THC Pharmacokinetics in Occasional and Chronic Marijuana Users.”
  • Nattawut Leelakanok with Amaraporn Wongrakpanich, Aliasger K. Salem, and Nicole K. Brogden, “Development of a thermoreversible, co-formulated gel of diclofenac with naltrexone microparticles for seven-day delivery through microneedle–treated skin.”
  • Sheetal Dmello with Aliasger Salem, “Development of Novel Biodegradable and Biocompatible Poly(diaminosulfide) Microparticles as Chemotherapeutic Drug Carriers.”
  • Ana C. Ferreira with Maureen D. Donovan, “Expression and Activity of an L-Type Amino Acid Transporter in Bovine Nasal Mucosa.”
  • Manar Al-Ghabeish with Maureen Donovan, Todd Scheetz, and Mahfoud Assem, “Expression of Drug Transporters in the Nasal Mucosa of Animal Models.”
  • Fabian A. Grimm with Hans-Joachim Lehmler, Larry W. Robertson, and Michael W. Duffel; “High Affinity Interactions Between Human Transthyretin and Polychlorinated Biphenyl Sulfates - Implications for Thyroid Disruption and the Inhibition of Transthyretin Amyloidosis.”
  • Edwin Squirewell with Xiaoyan Qin and Michael Duffel; “Interactions of Endoxifen and Other Metabolites of Tamoxifen with Human Hydroxysteriod Sulfotransferase 2AI (hSULT2A1).”
  • Eric A. Rodriguez with Hans-Joachim Lehmler, Larry Robertson, and Michael W. Duffel; “Investigating the binding of sulfated metabolites of polychlorinated biphenyls to the major drugbinding sites on human serum albumin.”
  • Mohammad Alqudah with Zita A. Sibenaller, Timothy C. Ryken, and Mahfoud Assem; “NOTCH3 is a Prognostic Factor and Critical Element in Gliomagenesis.”
  • Hoa Q. Nguyen with Stephen D. Stamatis and Lee E. Kirsch; “Physiologically-Based Risk Assessment for Drug Degradation Products.”
  • Yan Zhang with Bernard Sorofman and Jon-Michael Rosmann; “Policy analysis of drug donation regulations in America.”
  • Denison John Kuruvilla with Peter Veng-Pedersen and John A. Widness; “Red cell survival in very low birth weight pre-term infants.”
  • Colin A. Higgins with Ernesto J. Fuentes and David L. Roman; “Structural Studies of RGS Inhibitors.”
  • Tyrell R. Towle with Chaitanya A. Kulkarni, and Robert J. Kerns; “Synthesis and Unique Activity of Novel N-1 Fluoroquinolone Derivatives Against Bacterial Type II Topoisomerases.”
  • Josephine Schamp with Jonathan Doorn; “The Production of Reactive Oxygen Species by 3, 4-dihydroxyphenylacetaldehyde during Conditions of Oxidative Stress in Parkinson’s Disease.”
  • Mo’tasem M. Alsmadi with Stephen D. Stamatis, Lawrence L. Fleckenstein, and Lee E. Kirsch; “Toward a whole body physiologically based pharmacokinetic (WBPBPK) model of Ivermectin (IVM) in patients with severely disseminated strongyloidiaisis after subcutaneous dosing.”
  • Bhanu Bejgum with Maureen Donovan; “Uptake of Quantum Dots across Nasal Mucosa.”
  • Matthew J. Farley with Janet Fairley and Nicole K. Brogden; “Optimization of impedance spectroscopy for measuring micropore formation after microneedle treatment in an elderly population.”
  • Cathleen Waddle with Al Shepley, Oscar Garza, Christine Catney, Krista Wilkinson, and Amy Jackson; “Assessing Barriers to Pneumococcal Vaccination in a Community Pharmacy.”
  • Courtney Gent with Ryan Hobbs, Lori Foxen, and Phillip A. Horwitz; “Bivalirudin Use During Interventional Cardiac Procedures: Evaluation and Aliqout Implementation.”
  • Amber M. Purdy with Matthew C. Osterhaus, Jay D. Currie, Bernard A. Sorofman, Angela M. Spannagel, and Stevie Veach; “Establishing a Communication System Among Medical Professionals in a Rural Community.”
  • Emma Kraayenbrink with Heather Rickertsen, Jessica Smith, Elizabeth Chang, Stevie Veach, and Jay Currie; “Evaluation of Blood Pressure Control in a Community Health Center Interdisciplinary Hypertension Clinic.”
  • Elysha Elson with David Thomsen and Megan Alderton; “Evaluation of Cytomegalovirus Prophylaxis Protocol in Renal Transplant Recipients.”
  • Jessica Whalen with Jamie Smelser, Nancy Rosenthal, and Mary Ross; “Evaluation of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) Recognition and Management Following Implementation of Best Practice Alerts (BPAs).”
  • Zina Gukaeva with Sarah Johnson with Erika Ernst; “Evaluation of Nafcillin and Cefazolin for Bloodstream Infections.”
  • Elizabeth W. Amelon with Sarah B. Tierney and Jonathan M. Klein; “Evaluation of Pharmacotherapy Management of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Neonates Weighing Less Than 1,500 Grams in a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.”
  • Tong Xu with Lee Kral; “Evaluation of Postoperative Opioid Requirement in Opioid-Naïve, Opioid-Tolerant and Opioid ‘Resensitized’ Patients Undergoing Lumbar Spine Surgery.”
  • Kevin Schleich with Lisa Mascardo, Brenda Carmody, Kim Spading, Deanna McDanel, and Dave Weetman; “Implementation of a Prescription Discharge Process at a Comprehensive Academic Medical Center.”
  • Kevin Roeder with Michelle Fravel, Deanna McDanel, and Ryan Jacobsen; “Is Warfarin Over-Anticoagulation Associated With Acute Kidney Injury And Progression Of Chronic Kidney Disease?”
  • Susan Fajardo with Deanna McDanel, Jamie Smelser, Kathleen Horner, and Amanda Hagan; “Medication Use Evaluation of the Safety of Dabigatran Etexilate at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.”
  • Megan Mormann with James Hoehns; “Pharmacist Integration in Pre-Visit Planning in the Medical Home.”
  • Jordan Ruestman with Doug Morgan and Cam Davis; “Phentolamine for Treatment of Hypertension After Coarctation of the Aorta Repair in Pediatric Patients.”
  • Shardae Young with Susan S. Vos, Matthew Cantrell, and Robert Shaw; “What Makes An Excellent Preceptor? Predictors From Student Evaluations.”
  • Linnea Polgreen with John Brooks and Elizabeth Cook; “How does length of institutional stay for AMI patients affect health and healthcare costs.”
  • Donna Faber with Tami Argo and Bruce Alexander; “Glycemic and Metabolic Consequences of Second Generation Antipsychotics used with Antidepressants in Veterans with Diabetes.”
  • Merrideth Gilley with Nancee Waterbury, Bruce Alexander, and Robert Shaw; “Preserving Statin Use: Tolerability of Alternatively-Dosed Statins.”