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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…

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…

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…

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.

UF Professor Emeritus Receives Hungarian Recognition of Merit & Science

Nicholas Bodor, Ph.D., D.Sc., Graduate Research Professor Emeritus (active) at the UF College of Pharmacy, in 2011, received high honors from his native country, Hungary in recognition of his global scientific accomplishments. In August, the Hungarian government recognized Bodor at its official ceremony in Budapest. Bodor received the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, a prestigious state award of civil merit. He received the cross at an official ceremony in the Hungarian parliament on the eve of the August 20th national celebration of Hungary's canonized first king, St. Stephen. Bodor also received the complemental pin, the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit and an ornate diploma summarizing his accomplishments. Previously, in 2004, he received the Gold Cross of Merit of the Hungarian Republic.

Distinguished Service Professor and Student Favorite Retires

Paul Doering, a distinguished service professor in pharmacotherapy and translational research at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, has retired after 35 years of outstanding service to the college. Doering plans to continue his work with students and pharmacists through lectures and seminars. Rumor has it that he is working with the Department of Pharmacy Services at UF&Shands on a special project to help pharmacy students make the transition from the classroom to the clinic less difficult.

New findings on UF marine compound shows versatility, from anti-tumor agent to bone regeneration

A promising medicinal compound discovered in a marine organism by University of Florida pharmacy researchers is showing its versatility against multiple diseases. Having already demonstrated its power as an anti-tumor agent, largazole, produced by a cyanobacterium inhabiting coral reefs, has shown a new potential benefit for treating serious fractures, osteoporosis and other bone diseases, according to a study reported this week in the journal ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters online.