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Welcome New Grad Students '17

New graduate students joining the Department of Pharmaceutics this year are (front row, from left) Varsha Nair (M.S. student); and Vinit Gholap, Serena Bonasera and Sulaiman Alhudaithi (Ph.D. students). They are surrounded by current PCEU students, as well as Omar Hassan (first row, right), Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science; and Emmanuel Cudjoe (third row, second from left), also DPOS.


USP <800> Standards CE Course Announced

The School of Pharmacy’s Center for Compounding Practice and Research will offer a new continuing education program, “USP <800> Compliant Handling of Hazardous Drugs,” 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 24 at the center in the Smith Building on the MCV Campus. CCPR Director Barbara Exum, Pharm.D. (B.S. ’82/P, Pharm.D. ’86/P) says faculty will include industry experts who practice, consult and survey in the area of hazardous drugs. Learn more or register for this course, which will provide up to 8 hours of CE credit.


PCEU Welcomes Dr Qingguo Xu

QXuThe Department of Pharmaceutics is excited to welcome Qingguo Xu, assistant professor, pharmaceutical engineering, Department of Pharmaceutics, effective August 1, 2017. Dr Xu was formerly a research associate at the Center for Nanomedicine, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. More on Dr Xu on his faculty website


$2.4 Million Renewal of a National Institutes of Health Grant

A $2.4 million R01 grant renewal awarded to Department of Pharmaceutics - VCU School of Engineering Research Team...[Full Story Here]


Dr Sweet Appointed E. Claiborne Robins Chairman

Douglas Sweet, chairman of the VCU School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutics,  has been appointed to the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professorship.

The late SOP alumnus E. Claiborne Robins (B.S. ’33) and his wife, Lora, endowed the professorship in 1987 [read entire article here].