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Reginald Frye Joins First CTSI Master Certification Program

  Reginald Frye, Ph.D. Reginald Frye, Pharm.D., Ph.D., a professor and chair of pharmacotherapy and translational research is among 14 University of Florida researchers chosen by the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute Academy of Research Excellence to participate in its inaugural program.

UF delivers promise of personalized medicine to heart patients

Personalized medicine — a concept in which an understanding of a patient’s genetic makeup is used to enhance treatment — has arrived at UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center. Under a new standard of care, UF doctors will help ward off heart attacks or strokes after heart procedures…

Teacher of the Year Thomas Smith, Directs Online MS program

Spring term at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy has brought a full round of support from its students and faculty for W. Thomas Smith, Pharm.D., J.D., a clinical associate professor in pharmaceutical outcomes and policy. Voted Teacher of the Year, Smith now takes the helm as director of…

Teaching Pharmacy Gators Near & Far

Jacob Henson, an Army veteran who served in Iraq, received his pharmacy degree on May 7 after completing coursework using distance learning technology from the UF College of Pharmacy’s campus in St. Petersburg, Fla. Henson is the first person in his family in more than seven generations to graduate as…

Pellegrino Medal Recognizes Contribution to Health Care Ethics

David Brushwood, R.Ph., J.D., a professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, joined the ranks of world-renowned clinical ethicists on April 13, when he was recognized at the 11th annual Healthcare Ethics and Law Institute (HEAL) conference. Sponsored by…

A Delegate for Patient Care

UF Pharmacy dean leads college recognition at national meeting University of Florida dean of the College of Pharmacy is becoming a delegate for patient care in the largest U.S. association of pharmacists. The American Pharmacists Association, at its annual meeting in March, selected William H. Riffee, Ph.D. as…

UF Hosts National Student Compounding Competition

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy hosted the second annual Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition in March, welcoming national leaders in compounding pharmacy and students competing from 14 U.S. pharmacy colleges. The weekend competition, sponsored by Medisca Group of Companies, was organized in three phases. Each university team of three…

APhA-APRS Research Achievement Award

The American Pharmacists Association on March 9, honored Carole L. Kimberlin, Ph.D., FAPhA, a professor of pharmaceutical Outcomes and policy at the University of Florida, as the 2012 recipient of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) Research Achievement Award. Kimberlin was chosen for her significant contributions to…

The Art of Giving

Alicia Lew spent her 20th birthday giving someone else a gift. On Feb. 14, Lew, a pre-med biology sophomore, presented Julie Johnson, Pharm. D, a check for $11,150 to be used toward Johnson’s research on cardiovascular pharmacogenomics.

Graduate and Post-doctoral Pharmacy Students Compete at the 25th Annual Research Showcase

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy on Feb.16, held its 25th Annual Research Showcase and Awards Recognition day. Keynote Speaker Maria Miralles, Ph.D., a senior pharmaceutical management advisor for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provided insight into the Global Heath research objectives and funding opportunities for investigators through the USAID. A UF alumna, Miralles received her doctorate in pharmaceutical science in 1992 from the college’s department of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy. Oral competition winners each receive a $600 cash award, and finalists each receive a $300 cash award. In addition, all awardees receive a commemorative plaque.