Dr. Ludmila Bakhireva awarded as UNM College of Pharmacy Regents' Lectureship
Dr. Bakhireva has been a member of our faculty for the past 4 years. Since joining our College she has been an exemplary faculty member and has excelled in all area of faculty responsibilities. In terms of teaching, Dr. Bakhireva has become significantly involved in both professional and graduate student instruction, and has served as a lecturer, course coordinator and seminar facilitator. She has also developed a statistical analysis course for our pharmacy residents. Since joining our faculty, her teaching performance has been repeatedly judged as excellent by both her peers and our students. In the scholarship arena, Ludmila also achieves excellence in terms of both grantsmanship and publications. She currently serves as a PI on 3 NIH awards, and also assists as a co-investigator on several additional federally funded projects. She also has a strong publication record with 12 manuscripts (lead author on 8 of these) since coming to UNM. She has also been an author on 22 different research abstracts presented at national or international meetings. Many of these works were co-authored by her graduate students and research assistants, attesting to her strong mentoring abilities as well. Dr. Bakhireva also is well known nationally as she maintains membership in 5 professional organizations, serves as a reviewer for 12 different journals, most impressively serves as chair for the national Education Committee for the Teratology Society. For UNM, she serves as a member of the Alcohol Research Center and for the Environmental Health Signature Program on both the Epidemiology/Exposure and Child Health Research sections. Given her significant accomplishments and involvement Dr. Bakhireva is an excellent selection for the Regents’ Lectureship Award.
Dr. Ludmila Bakhireva Receives Prestigious Teratology Society Award
On December 2, 2010 Dr. Bahireva was notified by the national Teratology Society that she had been selected to receive the prestigious 2011 F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award in recognition of the research and stewardship she has contributed to the field of birth defects research and the Teratology Society. As the recipient Dr. Bakhireva will provide a brief presentation and will be presented formally with this award at the Society's annual meeting in June, 2011. MORE
UNM College of Pharmacy Receives NIH Funding to participate in National Children's Study
The University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Pharmacy was funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to assist with the first step of the National Children’s Study. The National Children’s Study will follow 100,000 children from before birth to age 21, and the UNM College of Pharmacy will determine the feasibility and accuracy of measuring environmental chemicals in dried blood spots collected on a filter paper from newborn children. “After the dried blood spot analysis was first introduced in 1963 by Dr. Guthrie to test for phenylketonuria (PKU) in newborns, filter paper cards are routinely collected from more than 95% of newborns nationwide presenting a unique opportunity to learn about the child’s in utero environment. As a part of the National Children’s Study formative research, we will determine the feasibility of assessing environmental chemicals in just two drops of blood collected during the routine newborn screen”, said Dr. Ludmila Bakhireva, a principal investigator of the project and an assistant professor at the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences. Dr. Bakhireva will also serve as a co-Investigator on another National Children’s Study project (Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel Savage, Department of Neuroscience) designed to establish the protocol for collection and processing of placentas right after delivery.
Dr. Ludmila Bakhireva Named Committee Chair for Teratology Society
Dr. Ludmila Bakhireva, an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences Department, assumed the duties of the Teratology Society Education Committee Chair. The Mission of the Teratology Society is to promote research, communicate information, and provide education and training on the causes, mechanisms, treatment and prevention of birth defects. The Society Annual Meeting will take place on June 25-29, 2011 in San Diego, CA, and the focus of the Education Course will be on methods for identification of novel human teratogens. For more information visit: http://www.teratology.org/
Ludmila Bakhireva, assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy,
was awarded a grant from the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research
Foundation (ABMRF) for the project “Traditional and Novel Biomarkers in
Identification of Moderate Prenatal Alcohol Exposure.” Increasing
evidence indicates that the majority of children adversely affected by
fetal alcohol exposure do not present with birth defects. In the
absence of physical features, accurate information about maternal
drinking is required to confirm a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
Disorder (FASD) and to consider earlier interventions. Neither maternal
self-report nor traditional ethanol biomarkers are sensitive enough to
detect moderate drinking in pregnancy. Bakhireva’s project will validate
the use of direct ethanol metabolites in identification of moderate
alcohol consumption among pregnant women.
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