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Jan
'16

Dr Byron Leaves Global Legacy after 28 Years of Service

End of an Era: Byron Leaves Global Legacy After 28 Years of Service

Peter R. Byron, VCU School of Pharmacy’s E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professor, has retired as of January, 1, 2016.

He leaves a global legacy through his instruction as well as the inspiration he provided both students and colleagues, saysJoanne Peart. Now an affiliate associate professor at the School of Pharmacy, she was a second-year  Ph.D. student at [read entire article here].

May
14

Congratulations to PCEU Graduates!

VCU's 2014 commencement was held on Saturday, May 10th at the Richmond Coliseum. Several Department of Pharmaceutics graduate students were proudly (and happily) in attendance. The Department of Pharmaceutics welcomed back the following students to campus:

Poonam Delvadia, completed her PhD degree (research focus) in Summer 2013 and traveled from Maryland to attend graduation. She is employed at the US Food & Drug Administration in Maryland.
Min Li, completed her PhD (research focus) in Fall 2013 and traveled from Maryland to attend graduation. She is employed by the US Food & Drug Administration in Maryland.
Jaleesa Mayo, completed her MS (research focus) in Spring 2014. She is employed by inVentiv Health in Richmond, VA.
Apurvasena Parikh, completed her PhD (research focus) in Summer 2013 and traveled from Illinois. She is employed at Abbvie in Chicago, IL. 
Li Wang, completed his PhD (research focus) in Summer 2013 and traveled from Seattle, WA to attend graduation. He is currently a post doctoral student at the University of Washington.

Dr Peter Byron with his mentee, Dr Li Min / L To R: Jaleesa Mayo, Drs Poonam Delvadia, Apurvasena Parikh & Li Wang

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January
'17

Pharmaceutics Hands-On PK/PD Modeling Workshop 2017 Announced

VCU Hands-On PK/PD Modeling Workshop 2017

Dr. Jurgen Venitz is pleased to announce the 2017 VCU Hands-On PK/PD Modeling Workshop which will take place from June 12 – June 17, 2017. This workshop is hosted by the VCU School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutics PK/PD research group
 
TARGET WORKSHOP AUDIENCE:
This workshop is designed for drug development scientists in pharmaceutical industry, regulatory agencies and academia who want to understand and master PK/PD (pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic) modeling techniques to assist in the clinical pharmacological evaluation of drug products. This interactive hands-on workshop has been given successfully on numerous occasions to diverse professional/scientific audiences at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and to more than 100 clinical pharmacology fellows, reviewers and team leaders at FDA (OCP), NIH and Walter Reed Army Research Institute (WRAIR); it is part of a graduate-level Advanced PK course at VCU for M.S. and Ph.D. students in the Pharmaceutical Sciences.
 
For more information and registration details, please refer to the attached PDF: PKPDModelingWorkshop2017.
Oct
'16

PCEU Recruiting Faculty

Tenure-track Faculty Positions

Pharmaceutics

Virginia Commonwealth University

The Department of Pharmaceutics at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) invites applications from qualified candidates for one or two 12-month, tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level.  The successful candidates will have a Doctoral degree (PhD/PharmD/MD) in Pharmaceutical Sciences or a related discipline, and will be expected to establish a nationally and internationally recognized research program by securing extramural funding and demonstrating an exceptional record of scholarship.  The successful candidates will also have a genuine interest for excellence in teaching, and will be expected to participate in teaching activities in the PharmD curriculum and in the graduate program in Pharmaceutics.  The qualified candidates will also have demonstrated experience or show commitment to work in and foster a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment as a faculty member at VCU. While applications from all areas in Pharmaceutics will be considered, those candidates whose research interests expand and complement existing expertise in the department, including clinical pharmacokinetics, drug disposition and transport, nanomedicine and materials science with a focus on novel drug delivery systems and design are strongly encouraged to apply. 

For full position description: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/56350

OCT
12

Congrats to Megha Mohan!

Congratulations to Megha and Kamal!  Megha, one of our recent graduates, has been in India visiting with her family. While in New Delhi, both her and Kamal's family decided to formalize their relationship according to their Indian customs, which entailed a small gathering to celebrate! We wish Megha and Kamal a very happy future together!  

Megha will be returning to the US shortly to join the FDA in St. Louis, MS where she will be taking an ORISE Fellowship.

Aug
'16

Dissertation Assistantships

Congratulations to Mandana Azimi, Hebit Liu, Neha Maharao and Sneha Dhapare for their Graduate School Dissertation Assistantships. Full story here.

June
'16

Compounding Lab Grand Opening

Compounding Lab

At the ribbon-cutting for Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy’s Center for Compounding Practice and Research, VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., spoke to the room of faculty, staff, students and state legislators about the university’s innovative approach to education. [read entire article here]

March
'15

Dr H. Thomas Karnes Retires after 30+ Years

Happy Retirement, Dr Karnes! 
After 31 years at VCU, Thomas Karnes, pharmaceutics professor and graduate program director, has retired from VCU School of Pharmacy as of February 28, 2015. Karnes, who earned his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Florida, was hired by the School of Pharmacy in 1984 [More...]

Dr Karnes Retirement Party

January
'16

Dr Peter Byron's Fond Farewell

Colleagues and friends:

It has been a great pleasure working in VCU School of Pharmacy for the last 27 years, a time in which we have seen substantial changes and significant advances in our programs. I am proud to have been a part of that progress and hope to continue my association with you for a few more years, albeit as "retired faculty". One of my privileges, as my wife and I continue to live in Richmond, is the frequent meetings with past graduates who re-introduce themselves to me and let me know how they're doing (today's was a 1992 MCV pharmacy grad in my YMCA "Body Sculpt" class - she had spotted me sweating profusely in a corner of the gym)! 

One of my old postdocs sent me the mug in the photo below, that pretty much describes the "new me" to be created tomorrow (January 1st, 2016). 

Happy New Year and a fond farewell to all of you.

Take care and stay healthy!

PB

Peter R. Byron, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Pharmaceutics
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

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Dec
15

Venitz to Chair FDA Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee

VCU School of Pharmacy professor Jürgen Venitz has been named chairman of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee. Venitz will helm the 14-member committee through September 2018.
“As chair of the new expert committee to advise FDA on matters related to pharmacy compounding and small scale manufacturing of pharmaceutical products, the agency has chosen well,” said Peter Byron, chairman of the School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutics. 
The Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee provides advice on scientific, technical and medical issues [more...]
May
'15

Dr Harold Smith - In Memorium

Harold Smith

Harold Linwood Smith
, a School of Pharmacy alumnus and associate professor emeritus, died April 17, 2015, at age 87. The Department of Pharmaceutics and its affiliates wish to recognize Dr Smith's gentle and generous living and teaching as witnessed in the sentiments below.  

Harold was a wonderful human being, full of life, enthusiasm and a passion for his drums and tennis. Always took marvelous care of his students and made sure that they felt welcome. Having had the opportunity to interact and work with him over a number of years linked to Bioclin and Phase I, I got to know this great southern gentleman and learnt a lot from him. I will remember him fondly, the same way I am sure a lot of people who have had the opportunity to cross his path. There is a Turkish saying that literally translates to "The deceased will continue to live in the people that have stayed behind, as long as they are alive and the person remains in their hearts and memories". I am sure this applies beautifully to Harold!  May he Rest in Peace.

Jack Barbut, former co-worker (CEO, BioClin)

 

Dr. Smith was indeed a kind man. As I recall, he's a large part of how I was accepted into the PharmD program at MCV: my application was incomplete because I was waiting for a letter of reference and, after he and I talked and he reviewed my file and expedited my acceptance into the program. He seemed thrilled when I joined the PhD program about a year later. Dr. Smith was a true southern gentleman - kind, gracious, and almost always smiling - and was always enthusiastic about the successes of the graduate students. Wish I'd seen him playing drums - that would have been a treat!

Marijke Adams, former Pharm.D./Ph.D. student

 

Harold was very supportive of the graduate students in the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics. I enjoyed his jovial nature and will dearly miss him. May his soul rest in peace! Condolences to all! Best wishes,

Chetan Lathia, former Ph.D. student

 

Very sad to hear this news. I mostly remember him from my PharmD days and not my PhD days.  He was a very jovial teacher that was always smiling and very kind and good natured.  May he rest in peace. Best,

Jocelyn Leu. Former Pharm.D./Ph.D. student

 

Thank you for sharing this sad news. I have very fond memories of Harold during my time at Bioclin. He was always approachable with a smile on his face. I echo all the sentiments others have written in their emails about him. Regards,

Ruma Adams, former co-worker (Biopharm Center/BioClin)

 

Lots of memories of Dr Smith - a warm, jovial, kind human being and especially for those who came from other countries, his southern drawl. 

Suresh Mallikaarjun, former Ph.D. student

 

Thanks for letting us know of the 'sad news' of Dr. Harold Smith's demise. Dr. Smith was truly a 'southern gentleman', as many have stated. I still remember the BioClin days. My wife Aparna was the bio-study coordinator for many studies. We did not have the car then. Dr. Smith used to come to our apartment at 4am in the morning and would give us a ride to the pharmacy school (where we used to conduct bio-studies then).  May his soul rest in peace.

Pradeep Sathe, former Ph.D. student

 

Thank you for passing along this news. I remember feeling overwhelmed and unsure of myself entering graduate school and Dr. Smith along with the entire faculty made sure we were welcomed and supported. He was a wonderful role model for many of us and as noted earlier, lives on in the students that he taught.  My condolences to the family and friends,

Devin Welty, former Ph.D. student

 

So sad to hear about the passing of such a nice and jovial person. I still remember him from my BioClin days with that warm smile of his. Please extend my heartfelt condolence to his family. May he rest in eternal peace. Best regards,

Maria Flores-Pruessmann, former co-worker (Bipharm Center/BioClin)

 

I met Harold during a mini- sabbatical at VCU in 1986. He was a very decent man. Cordially,

Peter Hinderling, former colleague

 

I am deeply saddened to hear about this loss. My first years at MCV were in the office adjacent to Dr. Smith's office with a connecting door between them and so I spent quite a bit of time with him. He was a wonderful human being and I am grieved by this loss. Regards,

Santosh Vetticaden, former Ph.D. student

 

Sad news indeed.

Frank E. Blondino, former Ph.D. student

 

We are very sorry to hear this.

Joe Grillo, former Pharm.D. student

 

My heartfelt Condolences to Dr. Smith's Family!

Kamlesh M. Thakker, former Ph.D. student  

August
'15

PCEU Summer 2015 Graduates

The Department of Pharmaceutics wishes to congratulate the following three students who have completed the requirements for a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences this summer! 

 

Meng Wang, PhDMeng

Xiaolei Pan, PhD
Xiaolei

Heta Shah, MSHeta

May
'15

18th Annual Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Awards Luncheon

Congratulations to all of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program awardees celebrated at the 18th Annual VCU School of Pharmacy Graduate Awards Luncheon which took place May 22 at the Omni Richmond Hotel. The Department of Pharmaceutics is especially pleased to see five of their graduate students awarded for their contributions over the academic year. Doug Boudinot, dean of the VCU Graduate School, spoke on "Opportunities." For photos from the event, follow this link.

PCEU2015GradAwards

Jan
'15

Pharmaceutics' Changing of the Guard

Peter Byron, E. Claiborne Robins Professor has stepped down as chairman of the VCU School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutics, effective Dec. 31, 2014. Associate professor Douglas Sweet, who joined the faculty in 2008, will serve as interim chairman. [Full article.]

May
'15

Visiting Researcher from 'Down Under'

During the coldest winter Richmond has seen in decades, the Department of Pharmaceutics welcomed a visiting student researcher from 'down under'. Khanh Huynh, a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Sydney in Australia, left the Australian summer behind to take advantage of a research opportunity offered by Drs Byron and Hindle in the Aerosol Research Group. Khanh is assisting Xiangyin Wei, a graduate student in Pharmaceutics, with her project on in vitro - in vivo correlations for predicting aerosol deposition patterns in the human respiratory tract from commercial inhalers. Khanh will present a research seminar and complete a short report on her research findings. 

When asked what she has enjoyed most during her first stay in America, Khanh replied, "I would say working with such amazing, caring and dedicated work colleagues. I am still in awe in how friendly Richmond is. I love it here!" Khanh credits a VCU student-organized event called "International Dinner" for making her feel "at home". She also enjoys the outdoor activities Virginia has to offer. She's spent some wonderful weekends traveling the area including a weekend of camping and climbing in the Blue Ride mountains. 

Photo below from L to R:
Khanh Huynh, Susan Boc, Mandana Azimi and Xiangyin Wei

Khanh Huyn

JAN
'15

Pharmaceutical Engineering Tenure Track Faculty Position (F38920)

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Pharmaceutics to be part of a new program in pharmaceutical engineering in collaboration with the University’s School of Engineering. Applicants for this 12-month appointment should possess a Ph.D. and a record of funded research and publication or equivalent experience (such as patents and entrepreneurial ventures in industry). A background in the pharmaceutical sciences is preferred as the position also involves service and teaching in the professional Pharmacy program as well as the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Engineering graduate programs. Preference will be given to candidates whose research focus is in areas such as novel drug delivery system design and product development, quality by design, process analytical technology, process optimization and pharmaceutical biotechnology. The successful candidate will find VCU an exciting environment for collaborative research. The School of Pharmacy is located on the Medical College of Virginia campus together with the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, with VCU’s School of Engineering a short distance away. Ongoing collaborative research exists between the Schools that is supplemented through the University’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) and Institute for Structural Biology and Drug Discovery. Professorial rank and salary for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s training and experience.

Interested persons should go to www.vcujobs.com, locate the above position number and upload a letter of interest, including a brief description of research and teaching interests (as one pdf document), curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

March
14

Bavna Saluja Shares Happy News!

It's always nice to hear from our alums - especially happy news of marriage - - Dr Bavna Saluja married Dustin Price. Bavna is a 2010 alumnus of the Department of Pharmaceutics (she studied Aerosol Drug Delivery under the direction of Dr Sakagami). She is currently a Chemist, Regulatory Science Policy and Development Staff, Office of Generic Drugs, Food & Drug Administration, Rockville, MD. Dustin is a Commissioned Corps Officer in the US Public Health Service (http://www.usphs.gov/), and he works under the Office of the Director for the Division of Nursing and Public Health (Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA) as a Senior Public Health Analyst. Bavna was introduced to Dustin through a common friend on Dec 1, 2010 at Rock Bottom Brewery, Bethesda, MD where they teamed up for a game of Trivia (they came in 2nd in the competition!). After a fe‌w years of dating they were engaged in 2013 and married in 2014! A formal Indian wedding is planned for the future. Congratulations to Bavna and Dustin! Couple pictured below at their favorite spot overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA.

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JAN
15

VCU Hands-On PK/PD Modeling Workshop 2015

Dr. Jurgen Venitz is pleased to announce the 2015 VCU Hands-On PK/PD Modeling Workshop which will take place from June 8 – June 11, 2015. This workshop is hosted by the VCU School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutics PK/PD research group
 
TARGET WORKSHOP AUDIENCE:
This workshop is designed for drug development scientists in pharmaceutical industry, regulatory agencies and academia who want to understand and master PK/PD (pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic) modeling techniques to assist in the clinical pharmacological evaluation of drug products. This interactive hands-on workshop has been given successfully on numerous occasions to diverse professional/scientific audiences at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and to more than 100 clinical pharmacology fellows, reviewers and team leaders at FDA (OCP), NIH and Walter Reed Army Research Institute (WRAIR); it is part of a graduate-level Advanced PK course at VCU for M.S. and Ph.D. students in the Pharmaceutical Sciences.
 
For more information and registration details, please refer to the attached PDF: VCU PK-PD Modeling Workshop.
Sept
14

Position Posted - Director of the Center for Compounding Practice


The Department of Pharmaceutics wishes to announce a position opening for the Director of the Center for Compounding Practice and Research. 

Academic/Administrative Unit: School of Pharmacy
Department: Pharmaceutics Date Posted: 6/25/2014
Rank:  Commensurate (non tenure-track) Hire Date:  11/1/2014
Title:  Director, Center for Compounding Practice and Research Position Number:  F38030
Deadline:  Open until Filled Type of Search:  National
Description:  Lead the Center dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of extemporaneously compounded medications and personalized medicine, through training in the Pharm.D. program, classroom and certificate training, continuing education programs and research. Contribute to high-impact teaching and scholarship.

Full position description available: VCU CCPR Position Description

Sept
14

PCEU Welcomes, Katharina Bormann, Visiting Research Scholar from Germany

In June, the Department of Pharmaceutics welcomed visiting pharmacist, Katharina Bormann. Katharina is a recent graduate of the University of Kiel in Germany. She has joined the Aerosol Research Group (ARG), under the direction of Dr Peter Byron. Katharina is involved in laboratory research as well as course work in Clinical Therapeutics. She will be interning in the Department until late December 2014.

KBormann

Sept
14

Tien Truong to Receive AACP's Express Scripts Scholars Program Scholarship

Congratulations to PharmD, PhD student, Tien Truong, who has been chosen to receive this year's AACP's Express Scripts Scholars Program scholarship. Tien is one of 4 recipients from over 100 applications nationwide. The goal of the Express Scripts Scholarship is to ease the financial challenges dual degree students face and by providing supplemental funding that may be used for tuition, fees, books or cost of attendance. Read more about the Scholarship on the AACP website here. Also, for further reading on Tien's award, read a School of Pharmacy news story here.
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Sept
14

PCEU Annual Report 2013-2014

The PCEU Annual Report 2013-2014 is now available. Please take the time to read about our accomplishments this past year. The primary mission of the Department of Pharmaceutics [PCEU] is to provide teaching of the highest quality in Pharmaceutics at Undergraduate, Professional and Graduate levels, and to perform creative and meaningful research in this field. These two functions are coupled with service to the Department, School, University, the national and international community, and the discipline.

June
14

PeRQ Funds Awarded to Drs Sweet & Dukat

Drs Malgorzata Dukat (Department of Medicinal Chemistry) and Douglas Sweet were recently awarded a $50,000 VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund (PeRQ Fund) for their research proposal 'hOCTs as promising targets for antidepressant action: Early structure-activity studies'. Congratulations on this collaborative research initiative! 

For more information on VCU PeRQ - http://www.research.vcu.edu/vpr/research_fund/

May
14

RDD Conference Celebrates 25th Year in 2014

Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD®) 2014, in celebration of its 25th anniversary, was held at the El Conquistador Resort, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, May 4-8, 2014. RDD, organized by Drs Peter Byron, Richard Dalby, Joanne Peart and Sian Byron, is recognized to be one of the premier international meetings in the area of pulmonary and nasal pharmaceutical products, metered dose inhalers, dry poweder iknhalers and aqueous spray products. Congratulations to the RDD Online team - - who are busily planning RDD Asia later in 2014.

RDD Logo

June
14

A Fond Farewell to Dean Yanchick

‌Thank you for your 18+ years of leadership, Dean Yanchick. VCU tribute story available here.

Dean Yanchick

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April
14

PCEU Graduate Student Receives VCU Leadership & Service Award

Each year, Virginia Commonwealth University honors students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and service to the community at the annual Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony. This year, Christine Farthing was selected to receive an award. Christine, a 4th year PhD student in the Department and member of Dr Sweet's Drug Transporters Research Lab is pictured below (far Right) attending the Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony that was held on April 17, 2014. 

Congratulations and thank YOU, Christine, for your leadership and service to Virginia Commonwealth University!

Chrstine Farthing Leadership Award 2014

April
14

Former USP Chief Executive Officer Visits SOP

On May 30, 2014 Dr Roger L. Williams, former chief executive officer for the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) was the keynote speaker for the VCU School of Pharmacy, Graduate Awards Banquet. Dr Williams retired from the USP in January 2014. He oversaw an unprecedented period of growth for USP and during his tenure USP transformed from being an important standard setting organization to a recognized leader in global health. For more information on USP, http://www.usp.org/

USP

April
14

PCEU Faculty Paper Selected for JPharmSci 'Editors' Picks'

Dr Michael Hindle, Research Associate Professor in Pharmaceutics and Corresponding Author, Dr P Worth Longest, Associate Professor, VCU Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering and Joint Professor in VCU's Department of Pharmaceutics, received very good news this month from the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (JPharmSci). The paper entitled “Development and Comparison of New High Efficiency Dry Powder Inhalers for Carrier-Free Formulations” [103, Issue 2, 465-477, 2014], which was recently published in JPharmSci®, was selected by the Editors to be featured on the journal’s website for the next 3 months under “Editors’ Picks”. Their paper was selected for this distinction because the Editors felt it contained “particularly original and significant” scientific findings. To view abstract and full article, click here.

JPharmSci

April
14

PCEU Science & Fashion Sense

Members of the Department of Pharmaceutics gathered for an after work outing earlier this month and found themselves in the center of Richmond Fashion Week! Taking advantage of an opportunity for a free photo shoot, the PCEU gang gladly assembled on the small couch. L to R:  Sian Byron, Keyetta Tate, Laura Georgiadis, Peter Byron, Romano Woodfolk, Emmanuel Cudjoe, Scott Crenshaw (back row), Tom Karnes and Bishoy Erian.

PCEUFashionShoot

April
14

Proteomics Group Introduced

VCU School of Pharmacy is fortunate to have a number of research groups, including the Department of Pharmaceutics' Proteomics Group, which was established in 2012 by assistant professor Adam Hawkridge. Please click link here to see a photo of the research group posted on the SOP Facebook Page. 

Feb
14

School of Pharmacy Summer Research Fellowships 2014 Announced

Interested in applying for a School of Pharmacy Summer Research Fellowship for the summer of 2014? Applications now being accepted. The intent of these research fellowships is to allow Pharm.D. students in their first or second year to embark on a two-month research project with graduate faculty sponsors and to gain insight and interest in graduate-level research by pharmaceutical scientists. Interested students will have to apply for these fellowships by March 31, 2014; the application form is attached. Completed application packages will have to be submitted to Dr. Venitz, Chair, Pharm.D./Ph.D. subcommittee. Application: PharmDPhDSummerFellowships2014

Feb
14

Dr Mike Hindle Receives Aerosol Inhaler Patent

Aerosol Research Group

Dr Michael Hindle, Associate Research Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics' Aerosol Research Group was recently highlighted in a Richmond Times Dispatch article featuring Richmond companies and  inventors who receive patents. Read article here

April
14

Proteomics Group Introduced

VCU School of Pharmacy is fortunate to have a number of research groups, including the Department of Pharmaceutics' Proteomics Group, which was established in 2012 by assistant professor Adam Hawkridge. Please click link here to see a photo of the research group posted on the SOP Facebook Page. 

Oct
13

Jurgen Venitz, MD, PhD, receives VCU's Distinguished Teaching Award

Jürgen Venitz of the Department of Pharmaceutics  was honored during VCU’s 31st Opening Faculty Address and Convocation for having distinguished himself and the university through his commitment to excellence, innovation and service. Venitz received the Distinguished Teaching Award. The event took place Aug. 21 at VCU’s Siegel Center. Read more.

Article from 2013 VCU Convocation booklet here.

Dec
13

School of Pharmacy Welcomes New Dean

Joseph T. DiPiro, Pharm. D., has been named dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy.

DiPiro is currently the executive dean of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Faculty, staff and students in the Department of Pharmaceutics look forward to welcoming Dr DiPiro when he arrives on July 1, 2014. Read entire VCU News story here.

April
14

Proteomics Group Introduced

VCU School of Pharmacy is fortunate to have a number of research groups, including the Department of Pharmaceutics' Proteomics Group, which was established in 2012 by assistant professor Adam Hawkridge. Please click link here to see a photo of the research group posted on the SOP Facebook Page.