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Wolfe Selected to Chair NIH Study Section

Michael Wolfe, the Mathias P. Mertes Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, will serve as chair of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Drug Discovery for the Nervous System (DDNS) Study Section at the institute’s Center for Scientific Review.

Heidrick travels the state to deliver COVID vaccine

LAWRENCE — Just weeks after COVID-19 shut down the university and much of the country, Dean Ronald Ragan began planning for the day a vaccine would arrive.

KU Pharmacy students again rank among best in licensure exams

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy posted the second-highest pass rate in the nation on the 2020 Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE).

Researchers boost the potency of an HIV-1 antibody, tracing new potential pathways for vaccine development

LAWRENCE — Much like coronavirus, circulating HIV-1 viruses mutate into diverse variants that pose challenges for scientists developing vaccines to protect people from HIV/AIDS.

Looking back at 49 years of teaching and research at KU

by Robert Hanzlik

Anonymous donation funds Ph.D. fellowship

LAWRENCE — An anonymous donation of $300,000 to the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology was inspired by the donor’s niece and her experience as a doctoral student.

Pharmacy alum pledges $100,00 to Gene Hotchkiss Pharmacy Scholarship Fund

LAWRENCE — A University of Kansas School of Pharmacy alumnus has pledged $100,000 to honor a longtime school administrator.

Audus named Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Editor-in-Chief

LAWRENCE — Ken Audus, University of Kansas professor of pharmaceutical chemistry and former School of Pharmacy dean, has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Weinhold named Department of Pharmacy Practice Chair

LAWRENCE — Frank Weinhold is the new chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. He began his position June 1.

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