Li Awarded NIH R01 Grant to Fight Cancer

Wei Li, PhD, professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was recently awarded a $1.91 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will support Dr. Li’s lab and his collaborators (Dr. Muxiang Zhou at Emory University, and Drs. Duane Miller, Bernd Meibohm, David Hamilton at UTHSC) to develop small molecule compounds that selectively inhibit one of the…

Rogers Presents Swintosky Distinguished Lecture

On March 24, 2016, David Rogers, PharmD, PhD, professor of Clinical Pharmacy, was invited to the University of Kentucky (UK) to deliver the 2016 Swintosky Distinguished Lecture for their Rho Chi Research Day. His presentation was entitled “Improving Antifungal Pharmacotherapy and Lessons Learned Along the Way”. This endowed lectureship honors Emeritus Dean Joseph V. Swintosky who…

Pressly Wins APS Renal Section Pre-Doctoral Excellence in Renal Research Award

On April 4, 2016, Jeffrey Pressly accepted the American Physiological Society (APS) Renal Section Pre-Doctoral Excellence in Renal Research Award at the APS Renal Section Banquet. This award recognizes pre-doctoral students who are first author on an abstract presented at Experimental Biology 2016 involving renal-based research. Experimental Biology is an annual multidisciplinary, scientific meeting composed of…

Moye Receives AAA Star of Life Award

Bob Moye, PharmD (’90), was selected as one of 23 national recipients of the “Star of Life” award from the American Ambulance Association (AAA). The AAA’s National Stars of Life Program honors a community of the unsung ambulance/EMT heroes, often inconspicuous in their heroism and commitment to the public they serve. Moye received the award at…

Chisholm-Burns Named G. Van Greene Distinguished Lecturer

On March 24, 2016, Dean Marie Chisholm-Burns was named the G. Van Greene Distinguished Lecturer at Mercer University. Her lecture was entitled “Research in Practice: Pharmacists’ Value in Providing Patient Care.” The distinguished lectureship is named in honor of Dr. G. Van Greene, one of Mercer College of Pharmacy’s most loyal and staunch supporters. The lectureship…

Foster Honored with UNM Distinguished Alumni Award

On April 14, 2016 Stephan Foster, PharmD, professor of Clinical Pharmacy, received the University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Award. This award recognizes alumni who are 20 years or more from their graduation and have dedicated their career to advancing the pharmacy profession. Dr. Foster graduated from UNM in 1976 with a…