Health Sciences Center, Room 292
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3375
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6120
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Faculty and research scientists at the UW School of Pharmacy conduct world-class basic and applied research in the pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy practice, health-care systems, drug-delivery systems, and treatment of disease.
Researchers from the Center for Cardiovascular Research and Alternative Medicine (C-CRAM) recently presented at the IDeA National Meeting, the American Diabetes Association National Meeting, and the American Heart Association Annual Meeting.
Members of C-CRAM also published over 40 high-impact journal publications in 2012 encompassing basic to clinical research. In addition to other news, Jun Ren, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA, has been elected to the editorial board of Diabetes and Sreejayan Nair, Ph.D., has assumed the position of Director for the Biomedical Ph.D.Program at UW.
Baskaran Thyagarajan, M.Pharm., Ph.D., and researchers from BaskiLab presented at the Front Range Neuroscience Group Annual Meeting at the Hilton Fort Collins in Fort Collins, Colorado, on November 28. Dr. Thyagarajan gave a presentation at the meeting during the "new Lab DATA BLITZ" titled, “TRP Channel Proteins: Truly Remarkable Proteins in Physiology and Disease.” The research team also presented three posters at the meeting.
Baskaran Thyagarajan, M.Pharm., Ph.D., presented an invited talk on "Capsaicin: A Novel Antidote against Botulinum Neurotoxin A" during the 17th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology & Venom Week 2012, 4th International Scientific Symposium on All Things Venomous in Hawaii in July. Dr. Thyagarajan was also invited to present his talk on Botulinum Neuro Toxin, Tool & Therapy: "Take A Shot To Shoot A Frown," at the 6th Annual Dartmouth Botulinum Research Symposium at the Botulinum Research Center at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Massachusetts in August.
Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing Assistant Professor Mary Anne Purtzer, Ph.D., RN, and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Administration Carol J. Hermansen-Kobulnicky, Ph.D., R.Ph., were awarded a $7500 UW Faculty Grant-in-Aid titled, "Integrating Cancer Patient Self-Monitoring into Practice: Are We Ready?" Together with Cara A. Harshberger, Pharm.D., BCOP, the research team will conduct the study at the Cancer Center of the Rockies, which is part of University of Colorado Health (formerly Poudre Valley Health System).
A manuscript by Mary Anne Purtzer, Ph.D., RN, and Carol J. Hermansen-Kobulnicky, Ph.D., R.Ph., titled, "Being a Part of Treatment": The Meaning of Self-Monitoring for Rural Cancer Patients, has been accepted for publication and is currently "in press" in Cancer Nursing: An International Journal for Cancer Care.
The April 12th Grand Rounds/Research Day was a great success. Keynote speakers Robert H. Eckel and John L. Ivy addressed many interested students, faculty, staff, and Laramie residents about Type II Diabetes, the topic of the event.
Students and faculty also had the opportunity to present posters outlining the results of their ongoing, cooperative research. The School of Pharmacy was well-represented during the event.