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Research on Brain Chemicals May Lead to Treatment of Alcoholism

Alcohol-related problems cost society in economic terms approximately $185 billion a year, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The catastrophic costs in human terms cannot be determined. Addiction to alcohol results in human tragedy not only to the individual but also for families who love and support those caught in this…

Master Educator Fellowship Program Helps Faculty Become More Effective Teachers

They couldn’t write notes. It was a problem Ann Snyder, Pharm.D., noticed in almost all her students. The notes Snyder is talking about aren’t the kind students take in a lecture hall. Rather, many health sciences students — not just hers — struggled writing what is known as a “soap note,” the type of note…

Pharmacist Responsibility for Screening of Opioid Use in Non-Tolerant Patients

W. Thomas “Tommy” Smith, Pharm.D., J.D., a clinical assistant professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy has received a one-year award totaling more than $56,600 from Cephalon, Inc. The award supports research conducted by Smith and co-investigator, Professor David Brushwood, R.Ph., J.D., titled Pharmacist Responsibility for Screening of Opioid Use in Non-Tolerant Patients. The study aims…

A Network of Equal Partnerships to Solve Inequality of Risks

The global burden of prostate cancer in men of African descent is the focus of a landmark collaborative conference organized by Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D., a professor in pharmaceutical outcomes and policy, and University of Florida Health Science Center researchers. Leaders from the College of Medicine, the College of Pharmacy, Prostate Net and the 100 Black…