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An electronic newsletter from the College of Pharmacy

February 2016
Alumni Reception at APhA Meeting - March 5, 2016
Christopher Shaffer, Pharm.D., Associate Dean for Student Affairs, invites you to join him at a reception during the 2016 American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting co-hosted by Creighton University, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Nebraska Pharmacists Association. At the reception, we will have a slideshow, school updates, hot and cold appetizers and a cash bar. All alumni, students, faculty and guests who pre-register by Thursday, Mar. 3 will receive a complimentary drink ticket.

State of Nebraska Reception hosted by Creighton, UNMC and NPA

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Room: Key Ballroom 1-2
Location: Baltimore Hilton (401 W Pratt St, Baltimore, Maryland)

Study suggests pathway to HIV-1 cure
An international team of scientists -- among them UNMC College of Pharmacy Dean Courtney Fletcher, Pharm.D. -- published a study in the journal Nature, which shows findings that suggest a pathway to a possible cure for HIV-1 infection. The print edition of the journal hit newsstands Thursday, February 11.  Read more.
Distinguished Scientist: Ram Mahato, Ph.D.
This profile is part of a series highlighting the researchers who were honored at a ceremony for UNMC's 2015 Scientist Laureate, Research Leadership, Distinguished Scientist and New Investigator Award recipients.  Read more.

Treatment for inflammatory bowel disease goes nano
The 1.4 million predominantly young adults in the United States affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) need help. The disease, chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, is painful, debilitating and comes with an increased risk of colon cancer.  Read more.

Research Leadership: Luis Marky, Ph.D.
Dr. Luis Marky, along with twenty researchers, was honored at a ceremony for UNMC's 2015 Scientists Laureate, Research Leadership, Distinguished Scientist and New Investigator Award recipients in February.  Read more.
Welcome Jennifer Hickman
Jennifer A. Hickman, Pharm.D. is a new Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice.

Read more.

Legislative Day 2016
Students from the College of Pharmacy attended Legislative Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 10.  The students offered health care screenings to senators and staff.
SHARING board members attend conference
UNMC students and SHARING Student Board members attended an annual conference of the Society of Student Run Free Clinics (SSRFC) in Phoenix in January.

The conference brought together health science students who play an active role in their free clinics.

Austin Dudzinski and Stephanie Nitz, both fourth-year pharmacy students, gave an oral presentation titled, "Online Depression Training Module for Health Professional Students Participating in a Student-Run Free Clinic."  Read more.
Progress continues
Compounding lab, February 2016

Nebraska Pharmacy Technician Certification

Did you know...effective Jan 1, 2017 all pharmacy technicians in Nebraska must be certified by a state or national certifying body (LB37).  The College of Pharmacy is launching a Nebraska Pharmacy Technician Certification program.  Read more.

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