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UF clinical pharmacy faculty named IOM Anniversary Fellow in Pharmacy

Steven M. Smith, Pharm.D., M.P.H., a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy and medicine at the University of Florida, has been selected as the 2014-16 Institute of Medicine Anniversary Fellow in Pharmacy. Anniversary fellows in pharmacy, internal medicine and osteopathic medicine were announced Oct. 20 at the IOM…

Researchers uncover genetic dosage key for African-American patients

Researchers have discovered a way to make a blood thinner safer for about 40 percent of African-Americans taking the drug by linking a common gene variation to the dose. These findings, published June 4 EDT in The Lancet, are the latest results from ongoing collaborative work by 42…

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…

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.

New Professorship Honors Distinguished Service Professor

Paul Doering, M.S., a distinguished service professor in pharmacotherapy and translational research at the UF College of Pharmacy, may have retired this year — but his excellence in teaching lives on. In honor of Paul’s 35 years of service to the college and his unwavering dedication to mentoring and educating generations of pharmacy students, the college is creating the “Paul Doering Excellence in Teaching Professorship” to recognize a faculty member whose dedication to student learning is exemplary.