Faculty: Research, Scholarship, and Media Highlights

Recent faculty highlights:

Becky Briesacher, PhD, Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences, received an R21 award from the NIH-National Institute on Aging for her work entitled “Clarifying the relationship between Delirium and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias”.  Delirium is common in older hospitalized adults admitted to nursing homes to recover, and is associated with negative complications including potentially misdiagnosed Alzheimer’s disease, psychoactive prescribing and permanent placement.  This nationwide and longitudinal study will provide novel and robust exploration of the critical role that appropriate nursing home care plays in downstream consequence of delirium.

Tania Konry, PhD, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, received an R01 award from the NIH-National Institute of General Medical Sciences for her project entitled “An integrated acoustofluidic droplet-sorting platform for classification of lymphocyte activity and functional phenotyping at single cell level”.

Mansoor Amiji, PhD and Lara Milane, PhD, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, recently published a book entitled Nanomedicine for Inflammatory DiseasesThe book is a cutting edge resource for clinicians and scientists alike, working at the intersection of development and clinical therapeutics.  It’s a progressive hallmark in translational medicine as it unites clinicians treating inflammatory disease with scientists developing experimental nanomedicine therapeutics. 

Jonghan Kim, PhD, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, received two R01 awards from the NIH – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.  “Nanochelation Therapies for Iron Overload Disorders”  and “Using a small molecule iron transporter to understand and treat FPN1 deficiencies in mice”.

Benita Bamgbade, PharmD, PhD, Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences, received the APhA-APRS (American Pharmacist Association – Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science) best podium award for her presentation entitled, “The Impact of Culturally-Relevant Psychoeducational Intervention on Depression Health Care Seeking among African-American College Students.”

Barbara Waszczak, PhD, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, received an opioid relapse reduction grant from the Brain Research Foundation.  (Read more)

Anita Young, EdD, RPh Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education, received the 2017 Bowl of Hygeia Award for Massachusetts. The Bowl of Hygeia award program was originally developed by the A. H. Robins Company to recognize pharmacists across the nation for outstanding service to their communities.  Selected through their respective professional pharmacy organizations, each of these dedicated individuals has made uniquely personal contributions to a strong healthy community. 

Michael Gonyeau, PharmD (co-author): Adapting Leadership Styles to Reflect Generational Differences in the Academy. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

Michael J. Gonyeau, PharmD, Margarita DiVall, PharmD, Michael P. Conley, PharmD, and Jason Lancaster, PharmD: Integration of the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) into a Comprehensive Disease Management Course Series. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, AJPE.

Debra Reid, PharmD, Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences, received the 2018 Cynthia Pasquerello AADE Massachusetts Diabetes Educator of the Year Award at the 2018 All-State Meeting of the Massachusetts Coordinating Body of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Becky Briesacher, PhD:  quoted in US News,  https://money.usnews.com/money/retirement/medicare/articles/2018-06-25/prescription-drug-costs-retirees-should-expect-to-pay

John Devlin, PhD:  quoted in the Wall Street Journal, https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/no-benefit-seen-from-antipsychotics-routinely-used-in-delirious-hospital-patients-1540225969

Todd Brown, RPh, MHP, interviewed by WHDH Boston on the topic of prescription co-pays. https://whdh.com/news/hank-investigates-prescription-copays/



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Date: 11 27, 2018 | Category: Alumni Newsletter Fall 2018, Pharmaceutical Sciences News, School News |