Thu, 06/13/2024

Catch the wave: How AI can power drug discovery

Mike Wolfe recalls that when he first heard Research Rising announced in 2021, he had yet to formulate ideas about using “big data”—a combination of artificial intelligence technology and its related computational field, machine learning—to develop drug molecules. His expertise is in medicinal chemistry, not advanced computing, but as he began to learn about big data’s applications being used in private industry, a plan soon came together.
Fri, 05/31/2024

School of Pharmacy hosts 21st Mossberg/Mid-Kansas Management Rx Scholarship Golf Classic

The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy will hold its 21st Annual Howard & Ginger Mossberg/Mid-Kansas Management Rx Scholarship Golf Classic on Friday, Sept. 6, 2024 at Falcon Lakes Golf Club in Basehor, Kansas. School of Pharmacy alumni, faculty, staff and friends are invited to register, and sponsorships are available to support KU Pharmacy scholarships.
Wed, 05/08/2024

KU Pharmacy joins KU Med and Wichita State in new Wichita Biomedical Campus

A partnership between the University of Kansas and Wichita State University, the facility will combine the Wichita campuses of KU School of Medicine and KU School of Pharmacy, along with Wichita State’s College of Health Professions and Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic and WSU Tech’s health care program.
Fri, 04/19/2024

KU School of Pharmacy moves into U.S. News top 20

The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has returned to the top 20 in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of “Best Pharmacy Schools.”
Fri, 04/12/2024

Caswell honored as KU Pharmacy Distinguished Service Award recipient

Brian Caswell, a 1987 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and a Baxter Springs pharmacist and pharmacy owner, was recognized April 12 as the school’s 2024 Distinguished Service Award recipient.
Fri, 03/29/2024

Mendenhalls give back for grad students

his wife, Yvonne, have established an undergraduate research fellowship for students participating in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department’s summer undergraduate research program at KU. Their gift of $50,000 for each of five years, will fund $10,000 fellowships for students to participate in a 10-week research project with experienced research faculty. The...

Thu, 02/29/2024

Wolfe's Alzheimer's study has surprising findings

The research team came to the surprising conclusion that the stalled process of amyloid production — not the amyloid itself — can trigger loss of critical connections between nerve cells.
Thu, 02/08/2024

KU School of Pharmacy lowers non-resident tuition

School of Pharmacy has lowered its non-resident tuition nearly $50,000, over the course of its four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program. The tuition reduction applies to first-year pharmacy students admitted during the current academic year and beyond. Over the course of the four-year Pharm.D. program, tuition for non-resident students is...

Wed, 01/17/2024

Pharmacy Summer Camp registration now open

students can now register for KU School of Pharmacy’s 2024 summer camp. Summer camp offers a hands-on experience to explore the pharmacy profession. In addition to day camps on the Lawrence campus June 10, 12 and 14, a two-day, two-night camp is offered June 23-25. ...

Wed, 01/10/2024

School of Pharmacy honors graduate Daniel Flynn

Daniel L. Flynn, a 1977 and 1981 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, is the recipient of the school’s Distinguished Graduate Award for 2024.
Thu, 11/09/2023

Toxicology grad thankful for KU’s impact on career

Doug Cox’s career took him to the mountain top and around the world. With gratitude, the 1986 Pharmacology & Toxicology Ph.D. graduate has left a generous IRA gift to the School of Pharmacy.
Wed, 11/08/2023

Salina students selected for KU Pharmacy scholarships

Kansas School of Pharmacy students Quinton Burger and Morgan Dolton, both of Salina, are the inaugural recipients of the Gary L. Grunewald School of Pharmacy Scholarships. The Grunewald Scholarship is a one-year, full-tuition scholarship endowed by the late professor of medicinal chemistry at the School of Pharmacy. A faculty member...

Wed, 10/18/2023

2023 homecoming tailgate Oct. 28

of Kansas School of Pharmacy is hosting its "2023 Homecoming Tailgate on The Hill" at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, prior to the 11 a.m. football kickoff between the Kansas Jayhawks and Oklahoma Sooners. Alumni, faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the free event. Dean Ronald Ragan invites...

Fri, 09/08/2023

KU Pharmacy welcomes new class into profession

of Kansas School of Pharmacy hosted white coat ceremonies in September for its class of 2027. Faculty on the Wichita Campus helped their students don white coats on Sept. 5, while Lawrence Campus students met Sept. 7 at the Lied Center of Kansas for their rite of passage. The white...

Fri, 06/16/2023

School of Pharmacy hosts 20th Walgreens/Mossberg Rx Scholarship Golf Classic

of Kansas School of Pharmacy will hold its 20th Annual Walgreens/Howard & Ginger Mossberg Rx Scholarship Golf Classic on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023 at Falcon Lakes Golf Club in Basehor, Kansas. School of Pharmacy alumni, faculty, staff and friends are invited to register. Event sponsorships are also available for businesses...

Thu, 06/15/2023

Pharmacy researcher develops intervention for metabolic diseases (diabetes, stroke and heart disease)

KU associate professor of pharmacology & toxicology and investigator at the Life Span Institute, has researched the human ApoE gene for years. A major focus of her work centers on how the ApoE2 variant — one of three major isoforms of ApoE gene — might protect people from Alzheimer’s...

Thu, 05/18/2023

Godwin recognized for KU Pharmacy distinguished service

of Kansas School of Pharmacy has recognized professor emeritus Harold Godwin as its 2023 Distinguished Service Award recipient. Godwin, a Ness City native, served the University of Kansas for 47 years in faculty and administrative roles in the School of Pharmacy and what is now the University of Kansas Health...

Thu, 05/18/2023

Haslam Special Topics in Formulation Lecture Series opens May 24-26

John Haslam Special Topics in Formulation Lecture Series will feature Greg Amidon, a longtime researcher and drug developer in the pharmaceutical industry. The series will take place May 24-26 at the Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories auditorium in the University of Kansas West District. ...

Thu, 01/26/2023

Nguyen and Villa receive KU Racial Equity Research Award

assistant clinical professors Kristin Villa and Cambrey Nguyen have received a KU Racial Equity Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Award. Promoting health equity through culturally competent pharmacy care, dismantling anti-Black linguistic racism, documenting the unique contributions of diverse composers and celebrating living Indigenous cultures while repairing relationships with Native communities...

Wed, 01/11/2023

Scholarship fund honors former Medicinal Chemistry professor

Dr. Grunewald passed away Feb. 20, 2023. His obituary is available online. ...

Thu, 12/08/2022

Brownlee receives Godwin Leadership Award

chief pharmacy officer and associate hospital director for ancillary services at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), has been named the recipient of the 2022 Harold N. Godwin Leadership Legacy Award. Brownlee, who completed a master’s in Health System Pharmacy Administration from the KU School of Pharmacy, received...

Wed, 12/07/2022

Pharmacy team takes 3rd in clinical skills competition

of Pharmacy students Emily Schaefer and Leah Nelson won 3rd place in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists National Clinical Skills Competition at the ASHP Midyear meeting in Las Vegas Dec. 4. Schaefer is a fourth-year student from the Lawrence campus and Nelson is a third-year student at the Wichita...

Wed, 12/07/2022

Former students and colleagues honor longtime KU Pharmacy professor

the influence of a mentor. ...

Fri, 11/18/2022

Pharmacology & Toxicology Open House Dec. 1

in a research career or an advanced degree in biomedical science are invited to attend the Pharmacology & Toxicology open house and lunch in the KU School of Pharmacy beginning at noon on Dec. 1 in Room 5052 of Malott Hall. ...

Thu, 11/10/2022

COVID proved pharmacists are vital. There aren’t enough students to meet the demand

at your local pharmacy may be getting longer soon — and that’s assuming the one you are visiting can even find a pharmacist to work. The line may be lengthening and store closures may be increasing because there just aren’t enough pharmacists graduating from schools of pharmacy and entering the...

Wed, 10/26/2022

$5.7 million NIH grant will fund final stretch of successful 15-year initiative

A University of Kansas research center developing technologies to better understand and diagnose disease has received a $5.7 million federal grant to sustain the collaborative, multidisciplinary research environment it has helped foster at KU since 2012 through its core laboratories and faculty programs.
Tue, 10/18/2022

Pharmacy researcher earns $2.3 million NIH award to study opioid addiction

A University of Kansas researcher is taking a novel approach to the prolific problem of opioid addiction in America. With a $2.3 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Zijun Wang will research the implications of the DNA break-and-repair process in opioid use disorder.
Mon, 10/17/2022

Apurba Dutta named School of Pharmacy associate dean

Apurba Dutta has been named associate dean of academic affairs for the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Dutta has been a faculty member in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the school since 2000 and began his career at KU in 1999 as assistant director of the Drug Discovery Program at the Higuchi Biosciences Center.
Sun, 10/16/2022

Nov. 15 basketball watch party registration deadline extended

School of Pharmacy is hosting Jayhawk basketball watch parties this season at sites across the state and nationally. Please join Dean Ronald Ragan, fellow alums and KU Pharmacy supporters at a watch party near you, as we socialize and cheer on our national champion Jayhawks. ...

Fri, 09/09/2022

Kleins committed to the healthcare pipeline

“The world needs pharmacists, and the world needs nurses,” said Kurtis Klein. “It’s a tough road to get that education, especially with today’s costs, and if we can help in a small way, then we are extraordinarily happy to do that.” Kurtis and Sally Klein are supporting healthcare and its future providers through endowed scholarship funds to both the School of Pharmacy and the School of Nursing. Additionally, they established a $50,000 unrestricted fund to recruit the best and brightest students to the School of Pharmacy. “We believe in KU, and we wanted to do what we could to support continuing to deliver high quality healthcare professionals to the state of Kansas, as well as society at large.”

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