Annual Pinning Ceremony
Fourth Year Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Rotations
UNM COP Class of 2013 Graduation Banquet
UNM College of Pharmacy Convocation Ceremony
UNM Spring Commencement
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2013 PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT COURSE FOR PHARMACIST CLINICIANS IS NOW CLOSED.
Dr. Joe Anderson, PharmD, Associate Professor
in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences has
been appointed to serve as a member of the American Society of
Health-Systems Pharmacists Council on Public Policy for 2013-14.
Dr. Ludmila Bakhireva, PhD, MD, Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, received a perfect score (impact score: 1.0) and the 1st percentile for her pending NIH R01 grant entitled "Early Indices of Atypical Neurodevelopment with Fetal Alcohol Exposure". This is a large 5-year collaborative project between UNM HSC and Mind Research Network (MRN) submitted through a Dual PI mechanism (Contact PI: Bakhireva, sub-award PI at MRN: Stephen). This study will employ novel screening approach to identify children with prenatal alcohol exposure at birth coupled with a novel use of non-invasive functional brain imaging measures combined with neurobehavioral assessments in 6- and 20-month-old children to identify functional brain damage associated with prenatal alcohol exposure.
Dr. Ajna Hamidovic, PharmD, MS, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, has successfully competed for an individual allocation from American Cancer Society (Institutional Research Grant #IRG-92-024). Dr. Hamidovic will receive mentorship from Dr. Andrea Allan, UNM SOM Professor in the Department of Neurosciences, as well as funding in the amount of $30,000 to complete her project “Effect of Intranasal Insulin on Smoking Abstinence”. The goal of her project is to show efficacy of intranasal insulin in reliving cognitive impairment and dampening stress response during nicotine withdrawal.
Dr. Mark Holdsworth, PharmD, Associate
Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative
Sciences has been re-appointed as the Executive Chair of the UNM Health
Sciences Center Human Research Review Committee (HRRC) thorough
June 30,2015 where he will continue to provide leadership related to the
safe and ethical conduct of human research at the UNMHSC.
Dr. Traci White, PharmD has been selected for the 2013 American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation Pain and Palliative Care Traineeship Program. Having already completed the didactic portion of the training, the experiential portion will take place at the University of Maryland this May as a 5-day on-site clinical submersion under the guidance of Dr. Mary Lynn McPherson, an esteemed and accomplished pharmacist specializing in pain and palliative care. Through this traineeship, the ASHP Foundation strives to facilitate and support the pharmacy profession in advancing pharmacy practice models that foster pharmacists’ leadership and accountability for patient outcomes.
Congratulations to the Fall 2012
Student Writing Competition Winners
The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists Foundation announces the three winners of the Fall 2012 Student Writing Competition. UNM COP’s Jennifer Ryba’s essay titled “Explain Why Pharmacy Compounding Has and Continues to Be a Medical Necessity” joined two other pharmacy students in the winner’s circle. Jennifer receives a $500 cash prize and will be published in the IACP’s publication, CustomRx Connection.
Jason McConville’s Groundbreaking Invention
Featured in ABQ The Magazine
Albuquerque, The Magazine has featured an expo on Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics Jason McConville, PhD., showcasing his work on pain relieving strips coined “LOBOCAINE.” The product instantly relieves burn related pain from food and has received national attention from NBC, ABC radio, and even Saturday Night Live. more
Dr. Ajna Hamidovic receives approval for
Investigational New Drug application
Dr. Ajna Hamidovic, Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, received an approval from the FDA for her Investigational New Drug (IND) application, evaluating safety and efficacy of intranasal insulin in smokers. Insulin, delivered directly to the Central Nervous System via the intranasal route, has a profound effect on cognitive function that is suboptimal during withdrawal from nicotine. Dr. Hamidovic and her research team are undertaking a transnational approach to repurpose insulin for nicotine dependence treatment.
Assistant Professor, Rucha Bond Wins AACP New Investigator Award more
Winners of the 2012-2013 APhA-ASP Patient
Congratulations to this year’s top competitors of the APhA-ASP Patient Counseling Competition! This year’s winner will be competing as a representative for our school in the National Competition at the APhA-ASP Annual Meeting in Los Angeles!
1st Place: Krystle Tapia
2nd Place: Marie Cabrera
3rd Place: Christine Kreitinger
UNM Student Pharmacists Headed to National Compounding Competition: Please join us in congratulating UNM student pharmacists, Christine Kreitinger, Ryan Taketomo, and Jenny Suen, this year's winning team of the UNM College of Pharmacy's Compounding Competition. The Compounding Competition is an event organized by the UNM Chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association and the UNM College of Pharmacy. The UNM team will represent UNM at the National Student Compounding Competition at the University of Florida March 22-24. We extends our sincere thanks to the following individuals who helped make the competition possible:
Announcing the Winners of the 2012 UNM COP American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Student Society of Health System Pharmacists Clinical Skills Competition more
An Old Drug Finds a New Use! UNM COP Faculty member Dr. Laurie Hudson & UNM Professor of Pathology, Dr. Angela Wardinger Ness win prestigous NCI Provacative Questions Grant to investigate how non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs protect against cancer. more
Read the UNM HSC featured article: Pharmacy Student Rotations 101
UNM College of Pharmacy PharmD Program ranked 6th in the top 100 Colleges for Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education's May 7 issue. more
Student Pharmacists and Graduate Students: Follow the HSC Financial Aid blog HERE!
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