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August 1, 2017

August 2017 news from faculty and staff of the College of Pharmacy Duluth.

Nam Chul, assistant professor, received a $180,000 award from the Muscular Dystrophy Association for his project, “Role of a Ubiquitin Ligase, UBE4B, in Mutant VCP-mediated Diseases.”

The following were presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) annual meeting held July 15-19, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn.:

  • Grant W. Anderson, associate professor, Haim Einat (Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafo), and Carl Anderson, pharmacy student: Poster “Development of an Inducible, Autophagy Deficient Mouse Model of Neurologic Disease.”
  • Kerry K. Fierke, associate professor, Kristin Janke, and Todd Sorensen: Leadership Development Special Interest Group: "Meaningful and Manageable Strategies for Assessing Student Leadership Development Across the Pharm.D. Curriculum.”
  • Fierke, Gardner A. Lepp, education program specialist 2, and Forrest Batz (University of Hawaii at Hilo): Poster “An Introductory Approach to Integrating Leadership and Professionalism Into Pharmacy Curriculum.”
  • Keri D. Hager, associate professor, Fierke, and Lepp: Special Session “A Tool for Preceptors: Help Your APPE Students Identify and Achieve Individualized Learning Goals.”
  • Hager: Special Session “Integrating the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process Into the Pharm.D. Curriculum.”
  • Caitlin Frail, Kylee Funk, Hager, Amy L. Pittenger, and Jean Y. Moon: Poster “Student-Driven Practice Management Activities to Enhance Community Pharmacy and Ambulatory Care APPE.”
  • Hager, Anita Sharma (HealthEast), Kristin K. Janke: Poster “Designing a First Year Ambulatory Practice Experience to Emphasize the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process.”
  • Hager, Heather Blue, assistant professor, Lei Zhang (University of Minnesota CTSI), and Laura C. Palombi, assistant professor: Poster “OPIOIDS: Cultivating Interprofessional Collaboration to Find Solutions to Public Health Problems.”
  • Kristin K. Janke, Robert Bechtol, Lepp, Stephanie F. James (Regis University), and Peter Clapp (Regis University): Poster “Developing Consensus on Quality Indicators for Team-Based Learning Application Activities in Pharmacy Education.”
  • Oscar W. Garza, L’Aurelle A. Johnson, Olihe N. Okoro, assistant professor, and Chrystian R. Pereira: School Poster “Empowering Student Pharmacist Innovation and Improving Self Awareness through a Curricular and Co-Curricular Health Equity Leadership Framework.”
  • Okoro and Njoki Kamau, assistant professor, Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies: Poster “Patient Satisfaction With Care Among Low-Income African American Women.”

Okoro received a $75,000 Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnership (CHAAMPS) award for her project, "Leveraging the family influence of women in a community-based health intervention."

Palombi, co-investigator, received a $35,682 subaward from St. Louis County DHS for the project, “St. Louis County Proposal for the Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis.”

Paul Ranelli, professor, developed an exhibit in partnership with RESOURCE, Hennepin County Library, St. Luke's Hospital, and Genoa. All are invited to the opening reception of "To Really See: Exploring the Medication Taking Experience Through Art" on Thursday, August 10, 5:30-8 pm, Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central. The exhibit runs through September 27.

Ranelli has agreed to serve as the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences associate department head, effective immediately.

S. Eum, M. E. Schneiderhan, associate professor, J. T. Brown, assistant professor, A. M. Lee, and J. R. Bishop had their article, “Pharmacogenetic evaluation to assess breakthrough psychosis with aripiprazole long-acting injection: A case report,” published in BMC Psychiatry 2017 Jul 3;17(1):238. doi: 10.1186/s12888-017-1396-x.

K. L. Nelson, D. D. Stenehjem, assistant professor, M. Driscoll, and G. W. Gilcrease had their article, “Fatal statin-induced rhabdomyolysis by possible interaction with palbociclib,” published in Frontiers in Oncology 2017 Jul 17;7:3420.

T. H. Au, K. Wang, Stenehjem, and I. Garrido-Laguna had their article, “Personalized and precision medicine: Integrating genomics into treatment decisions in gastrointestinal malignancies,” published in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology 2017 Jun 1;8(3):387–404.

Tim Stratton, professor, BluePalombi, and Schneiderhan conducted a two-hour session on "Ethical Dimensions of the Opioid Abuse Crisis" at the Joseph A. Oddis Ethics Colloquium 2017, part of the ASHP 2017 Summer Meetings & Exhibition in Minneapolis on June 4. 

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