The faculty were recognized for their contributions to the University of Florida, their profession and society.
The University of Florida College of Pharmacy received a record $28.3 million in research awards in 2019.
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences awarded a five-year, $800,500 grant to establish the “Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program at the University of Florida.”
Robert Huigens, Ph.D., an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry, has re-engineered the structure of vincamine, a plant-derived compound and administered it to mice, successfully reducing their morphine-seeking behaviors. The American Chemical Society featured the study on the May cover of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
Kava’s reputation in preventing cancer just received a boost from the American Association for Cancer Prevention. The May cover of the organization’s flagship journal, Cancer Prevention Research, featured a clinical study on kava led by Chengguo “Chris” Xing, Ph.D., a professor of medicinal chemistry and the Frank A. Duckworth Eminent Scholar Chair at the UF College of Pharmacy.
University of Florida College of Pharmacy researchers studying the safety of two classes of drugs touted as potential therapeutics for COVID-19 report mixed results. Their analysis of 13.3 million reports from the Food and Drug Administration’s Adverse Event Reporting System showed antimalarial drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine were not associated with…
Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, Pharm.D., M.S., an associate professor in the UF College of Pharmacy, served as lead author of the study that examined how high blood pressure is managed.
Alumni and graduate students who worked under Luesch’s mentorship came from across the world to present at the Gordon Research Conference on Marine Natural Products.
UF researchers found the number of new opioid users per month dropped 16 percent immediately after Florida House Bill 21 was implemented.
The UF College of Pharmacy’s 2020 Annual Research Showcase featured a record number of poster presentations, as the popularity of the event builds year after year. The 105 poster and nine oral presentations explored diverse topics, including how not to grow marijuana and the relationship between asthma medications and type…