Alumni and Friends News

September 08, 2016
The University of Iowa plans to honor two friends of the college with the 2016 Honorary Alumni Awards on Sept. 29: Melissa Murer Corrigan and Bernard Sorofman. 
August 30, 2016
The UI College of Pharmacy has announced the 2016 recipients of the Genesis Award: Deanna McDanel, ’01 PharmD, and Francisco Velázquez, ’03 PhD. This award honors graduates of the past 15 years who have achieved early distinction in their field.
August 08, 2016
It may not feel like it outside, but the University of Iowa’s Homecoming celebrations are just around the corner. This year, the College of Pharmacy’s annual activities will be bigger and more significant than ever, and all alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are encouraged to join the fun!
July 25, 2016
Mary Ann Cull is an administrative services specialist in the College of Pharmacy, serving as the pharmacist reviewer for the PharmD learning ePortfolio reflections, which help students make the connection between their various learning experiences and how they meet the learning outcomes.
July 19, 2016
Emad Wafa and Ali Salem
On  July 19, Emad Wafa successfully defended his master's thesis to the Division of Pharmaceutics and Translational Therapeutics. His thesis title was “The Composition of Polyanhydrides Used in Particle-Based Cancer Vaccines Affects the Magnitude of the Antitumor Immune Response.” His advising professor was Aliasger Salem. 
July 18, 2016
Aliasger Salem
Aliasger Salem, Division Head of Pharmaceutics and Translational Therapeutics, Denison Kuruvilla, graduate research assistant, and Sheetal D'mello, graduate research assistant, were part of a team of researchers who recently received a patent for their work entitled, "New Biodegradable Polymers with Sulfenamide Bonds for Drug Delivery Applicatio
July 18, 2016
Mohammed Albarki Thesis defense
On July 6, Mohammed Albarki successfully defended his master's thesis to the Division of Pharmaceutics and Translational Therapeutics. Mohammed’s thesis title was, “In Vitro Assessment of the Transport of Poly D, L Lactic-Co-Glycolic Acid (PLGA) Nanoparticles across the Nasal Mucosa.” His advising professor is Maureen Donovan. 
July 12, 2016
Nicole Brogden is an assistant professor in the UI College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics (PSET). She primarily researches better ways to deliver medicine through older adults’ skin using microneedles (i.e., very small needles).
June 30, 2016
PGSRM Conference attendees
PTT Graduate Students attended the 48th Annual PGSRM Conference held June 16-18, 2016 at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, School of Pharmacy.  Pictured, left to right, are the attendees: Sumeet Singla, Namita Sawant, Ronilda D’Cunha, Mohammed Albarki, Laxmi Shanthi Chede, Terra Kruger, Kendra Bell, and Ammar Al Khafaji.
May 11, 2016
Eric Rodriguez and Dr. Duffel
On  April 21, PhD candidate Eric Rodriguez successfully defended his thesis to the Division of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry.