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State approves nation’s first Ph.D. program in pharmaceutical engineering

Greg Weatherford VCU School of Pharmacy (804) 828-6470 Virginia Commonwealth University will be home to the nation’s first Ph.D. program in pharmaceutical engineering. The doctoral program, a collaboration between VCU’s School of Pharmacy and College of Engineering, will focus on research and training students in areas of drug product development such as continuous manufacturing and […]

Zhu designs drug delivery systems to test nanovaccines for brain and skin cancer

By Blake Belden Having a research laboratory on a medical campus, Guizhi Zhu, Ph.D., will often cross paths with cancer patients, and it’s during those instances that he is most driven to continue his work. “I sometimes feel helpless because I can’t do much for them in that moment other than saying some kind words,” he […]

VCU team explores epigenetics as cause of adverse drug reactions in elderly

Greg Weatherford Director of Communications VCU School of Pharmacy A VCU School of Pharmacy research team is studying how aging affects the ways drugs interact with the body. The results may help doctors better manage medications in older patients.  The aim is to better understand why older people seem to metabolize drugs more slowly, with […]

VCU creates Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering and Sciences

By Greg Weatherford VCU School of Pharmacy (804) 828-6470 goweatherfor@vcu.edu By Kendra Gerlach VCU College of Engineering (804) 827-0631 kegerlach2@vcu.edu Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Virginia Commonwealth University has opened a Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering and Sciences. The new interdisciplinary center, one of few in the country and the only one of its kind in Virginia, is […]

Medicinal Chemistry ranked as top VCU department for inventions

  Greg Weatherford Director of Communications VCU School of Pharmacy The No. 1 department at VCU for invention disclosures in 2018 was the School of Pharmacy’s Department of Medicinal Chemistry, according to the latest annual report from VCU’s Innovation Gateway. With 12 faculty members, the Medicinal Chemistry Department reported 14 inventions last year. That figure […]

In clearest view ever of cell membrane, VCU team finds unexpected structure and new areas for pharmaceutical research

Greg Weatherford VCU School of Pharmacy Director of Communications Working with a Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist, a team of researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University has used an innovative technique to gain the clearest view yet of a patch of cell membrane and its components, revealing unexpected structures and opening up new possibilities for pharmaceutical research. Cell […]

Pharmacists as part of medical team make patients healthier and reduce costs, study says

By Christian Ruiz Auxiliary Label Staff Pharmacists working in collaboration with other health-care providers can improve the quality and cost of care for patients, according to a recent study. A recent article in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy makes the case that pharmacists working as part of the primary-care team can be crucial life […]

Auxiliary Label: Antibiotic stewardship research in a community outpatient setting

By Victoria Hammond Auxiliary Label Staff Antibiotic resistance — when bacteria are untreatable by current antibiotics — is a growing public health concern. To reduce antibiotic resistance, prescribers use antibiotics only when necessary. In hospital settings, experts called antibiotic stewards monitor trends in resistance, prescribing, costs and adverse effects. Prescribing trends are compared to current […]

Auxiliary Label: Working to build better opioids

By Christian Ruiz Auxiliary Label Staff Opioids are a class of highly addictive pain-relieving drugs derived from the opium in poppy plants. These drugs are at the center of today’s opioid-overdose crisis, in which at least 115 people per day in the United States die after opioid overdoses. If you have ever had your wisdom […]

VCU Pharmacy’s CPPI announces partnership with journal Pharmacy Practice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Greg Weatherford goweatherfor@vcu.edu | (804) 828-6470 (o) (804) 937-4722 (m) The VCU School of Pharmacy’s Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation is proud to announce an editorial partnership with Pharmacy Practice, a quarterly full-text peer-reviewed online journal. Pharmacy Practice was founded as an independent journal by a group of prominent pharmacy-practice researchers from around the world about 10 […]

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