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Dr. Luesch receives golden medal honors at Thailand conference

Dr. Luesch receives golden medal honors at Thailand conference

Published: Feb 8th, 2017

Hendrik Luesch, Ph.D., a professor and chair of medicinal chemistry and the Debbie and Sylvia DeSantis Chair in Natural Products Drug Discovery and Development, received the Golden Medal Award for his presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Herbal and Traditional Medicine.

Dr. Xing’s kava research featured in Nutrition Frontiers newsletter

Dr. Xing’s kava research featured in Nutrition Frontiers newsletter

Published: Feb 7th, 2017

Research on the kava plant led by Chengguo “Chris” Xing, Ph.D., a professor of medicinal chemistry and the Frank A. Duckworth Eminent Scholar, was featured in the winter 2017 issue of Nutrition Frontiers newsletter published by the National Cancer Institute.

College of Pharmacy researchers develop novel ring distortion strategy to fight diseases

Published: Feb 1st, 2017

A novel strategy developed by UF Health researchers has yielded several promising compounds to fight inflammation and diseases such as colorectal cancer.

Medicinal chemist Dr. Rob Huigens named 2016-17 College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year

Published: Jan 25th, 2017

The honor is the highest recognition of teaching excellence given within the College of Pharmacy.

UF Pharmacy faculty featured in PBS NewsHour story on kratom

Published: Jan 19th, 2017

Christopher McCurdy, Ph.D., a professor of medicinal chemistry, is featured in a PBS NewsHour report on kratom. (Video begins at 6:40)

College of Pharmacy researchers secure grant to study antipsychotic medication use in children

College of Pharmacy researchers secure grant to study antipsychotic medication use in children

Published: Dec 22nd, 2016

A grant from the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration will allow researchers in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy to study the safety and effectiveness of long-term antipsychotic medication use in children.

Dr. Derendorf invited to serve on a NASA Expert Review Panel

Dr. Derendorf invited to serve on a NASA Expert Review Panel

Published: Dec 13th, 2016

The panel will review a plan that details a research pathway designed to identify and develop a safe and effective medication formulary for future long-duration exploration spaceflight missions.

UF Health receives grant for pilot Summer Health Professions Education Program

Published: Dec 13th, 2016

The six health colleges associated with University of Florida Health, including the College of Pharmacy, have received a $415,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help develop a pilot project for the 2017 Summer Health Professions Education Program.

Gainesville chapter of FSHP wins national ASHP Outstanding Professional Development Project Award

Gainesville chapter of FSHP wins national ASHP Outstanding Professional Development Project Award

Published: Nov 21st, 2016

An idea to improve medication reconciliation services at UF Health Shands Hospital earned the Gainesville student chapter of FSHP a national award.

Dr. Thomas Schmittgen elected AAPS Fellow

Dr. Thomas Schmittgen elected AAPS Fellow

Published: Nov 18th, 2016

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists has elected Thomas Schmittgen, Ph.D., a professor of pharmaceutics, as one of its 2016 Fellows.