Monday, April 30, 2018

Thirty-nine members of the of the UI College of Pharmacy—PharmD students, PhD students, residents, fellows, and faculty—presented posters during the university's Health Sciences Research Week on April 16-19. The theme was The Connected Brain.

2018 Poster Session Winners from the college were:

College of Pharmacy Student Category  

Laxmi Shanthi Chede

Mentor: Dr. Maureen Donovan
Graduate Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics
Title: Optimization of New Bioadhesive Dosage Forms for Treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis


Laxmi Shanthi Chede

Behnoush Khorsand

Mentor: Dr. Aliasgar Salem
Graduate Program: Pharmaceutical Science and Experimental Therapeutics 
Title: A Composite Biodegradable Device Capable of Sequential and Local Release of Vitamin D, Insulin and Gene Therapy to Promote Bone Regeneration in Diabetics


Behnoush Khorsand


College of Pharmacy Staff and Postdoctoral Fellow Category

Elizabeth Bald, Pharmacy Resident

PI: Dr. Kate Pape, Pharmacy Practice and Science
Title: Comparison of intranasal midazolam and oral midazolam for anxiolysis in burn patients undergoing dressing changes 


Elizabeth Bald

Allison Bernard, Pharmacy Resident

PI: Dr. Jamie Smelser, Pharmacy Practice and Science
Title: Intravenous acetaminophen utilization in bariatric surgery 


Allison Bernard, Pharmacy Resident


UI College of Pharmacy participants won five of six awards in the Carver College of Medicine Cover Art Contest. In the Creative Cover Art category, winners were: 

  • First place: Behnoush Khorsand
  • Second place: Kareem Ebeid

In the Scientific Humor category, winners were:

  • First place: Behnoush Khorsand
  • Second place: Timothy Acri
  • Third place: Anh-Vu Do