Pharmacy News

Student Lucianne West is the new APhA-ASP National President-Elect
Student Lucianne West is the new APhA-ASP National President-Elect
It is a very proud moment for Northeastern University and the School of Pharmacy as Lucianne West, a current P2 student in our PharmD program, assumes the position of National President-elect of American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA- ASP). This position involves service and leadership for approximately 34,000 student pharmacist members of ...more
Accolades to Graduate Students Sean Kocur and Nidhi Maniar
Accolades to Graduate Students Sean Kocur and Nidhi Maniar
Sean Kocur, a doctoral candidate in Pharmaceutical Science working under the mentorship of Professor John Gatley, was the recipient of the outstanding Research Award in Health Sciences Category at the 2014 RISE event on April 10, 2014. Sean's thesis research focuses on alcohol metabolism and its implication in addiction. Nidhi Maniar, an MS student in ...more
Shardool Jain wins the prestigious 2013 Graduate Student Award (BIOTEC Section)
Shardool Jain wins the prestigious 2013 Graduate Student Award (BIOTEC Section)
Shardool Jain, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, wins the prestigious 2013 Graduate Student Award (BIOTEC Section) sponsored by Eli Lilly at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists sponsored National Biotechnology Conference in San Diego, CA. Working in the laboratory of Distinguished Professor and Chair Mansoor Amiji, Shardool’s thesis research focuses on “Macrophage-Targeted ...more
Dr. Malav Trivedi Receives Post-doctoral Research Fellowship
Dr. Malav Trivedi Receives Post-doctoral Research Fellowship
Malav Trivedi, who recently completed his PhD in the laboratory of Prof. Richard Deth, has received a $95,000 postdoctoral research fellowship provided by the A2 Corporation, a New Zealand-based supplier of milk and dairy products. The fellowship will support further characterization of epigenetic and transcriptional changes in neuronal cells produced by food-derived opiate peptides, and ...more
Abhijit Kulkarni Receives the World Pharma Congress Student Fellowship
Abhijit Kulkarni Receives the World Pharma Congress Student Fellowship
Δ9-THC, the psychoactive ingredient of marijuana, exerts its pharmacological and psychotropic effects through the Cannabinoid 1(CB1) receptor – the most abundant G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) in the brain. This receptor has been recognized as a major target in treating disorders such as obesity, glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder, metabolic syndrome, inflammation and neuropathic pain. Orthosteric CB1 ...more
Nidhi Maniar wins poster presentation in Lowell, MA
Nidhi Maniar wins poster presentation in Lowell, MA
Nidhi, a student member of the Boston Chapter of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) won the graduate level competition at the Chapter’s Annual Student Poster Contest, held in Lowell on April 17th. She was awarded a cash prize as well as a free trip to compete in ISPE’s International Student Poster Competition in ...more
Bruno Mazzotta '64 Continuing to Blaze Trails
Bruno Mazzotta '64 Continuing to Blaze Trails
Bruno Mazzotta, ’64, has sought out and created new professional paths throughout his career and recently moved to great heights, quite literally. He recounts here how he went from St. Louis to Mt. Everest. It’s a remarkable story of purpose and endurance that is infused with adventure and poignant, yet hopeful, reflections on the human ...more
Class of 2014 Post Graduate Plans
As the number of career options for pharmacists continues to grow, many of our students pursue post-graduate training to obtain additional skills and specialization. Our students continue to experience tremendous success and we are happy to report that 40 students from the class of 2014 (from a class of 142) have been accepted to post ...more
Matthew Schmidt Receives Hodgkinson Award
Matthew Schmidt Receives Hodgkinson Award
Matthew Schmidt, a student in the PharmD program, has been awarded the Harold D. Hodgkinson Achievement Award. The Hodgkinson Award is a university-wide award and one of the highest honors that a senior at Northeastern University can receive. The award recognizes distinguished scholastic achievement with due consideration of character, personality, qualities of leadership, cooperative work ...more
Mansoor Amiji is 2014 Controlled Release Society College of Fellows Awardee
Mansoor Amiji is 2014 Controlled Release Society College of Fellows Awardee
Dr. Mansoor Amiji, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been selected as a a 2014 Controlled Release Society (CRS) College of Fellows awardee. This prestigious distinction recognizes his outstanding contributions to the field of biomaterials, advanced drug and gene delivery systems and nanotechnology applications, and to CRS. The award will ...more