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  • Francois named Ambassador for Peace

    by Melinda Lantz | Nov 08, 2019

    Posted Nov. 8 - Manchester senior Chris Francois has been named an Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation, a nonprofit organization with consultative status at the UN’s Economic and Social Council. Ambassadors for Peace organize, support or participate in a wide variety of service and relief projects such as building schools, digging wells or renovating communities in conflict-torn areas. Chris received the award because of her work with Delice Dental Health Initiative, a nonprofit that improves access to quality dental care in rural and urban Haitian communities. Chris and her mother co-founded the nonprofit in 2015. 

     

  • Watson publishes book chapter

    by Melinda Lantz | Nov 07, 2019

    Posted Nov. 7 - A chapter titled “Resources for Teaching Project-Based Undergraduate Medicinal Chemistry Courses,” co-authored by Kyle Watson, assistant professor of chemistry, has been published in the book “Technology Integration in Chemistry Education and Research (TICER).” Watson is a 2010 Manchester graduate. 

     

  • Brown gets research grant from Indiana Academy of Science

    by Melinda Lantz | Nov 01, 2019

    Posted Nov. 1 - The Indiana Academy of Science has funded a proposal by Dennis Brown, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, to further research the potential of a compound in treating multiple sclerosis. The proposal is for “Optimization of dithiolethione ACDT as an anti-neuroinflammatory agent.” It is a $2,468, one-year grant.

    Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder that is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord. The immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) in the central nervous system.

     

  • Mayer presents at Concerned Philosophers for Peace Conference

    by Melinda Lantz | Oct 30, 2019

    Posted Oct. 30 - Seth Mayer, assistant professor of philosophy, presented research at the 32nd Annual Concerned Philosophers for Peace Conference, Oct. 18 and 19 at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The theme of the conference was “Politics, Polarity, and Peace.”

     

  • Arseneau named Midwest Outstanding Student of the Year

    by Melinda Lantz | Oct 23, 2019

    Posted Oct. 23 - Congratulations to Casey Arseneau for being named the 2020 Midwest District Outstanding Student of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). A junior, Casey received the Indiana award in 2019 and went on to compete with outstanding students from five other Midwestern states. She is also in the running for the 2020 SHAPE America Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship. 

     

  • Noureldin speaks at geriatrics conference

    by Melinda Lantz | Oct 18, 2019

    Posted Oct. 18 - Congratulations to Marwa Noureldin, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, who was invited to speak at the Indiana Geriatrics Society Annual Fall Conference Oct. 18 in Indianapolis.  Her presentation was titled “Examining Medication Management Roles and Experiences Among Older Adults and Family Caregivers.”

     

  • Ades testifies regarding pharmacy benefit managers

    by Melinda Lantz | Oct 18, 2019

    Posted Oct. 18 - Ryan Ades, assistant director of experiential education and assistant professor of pharmacy practice, testified Sept. 19 before the Indiana Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services regarding practice of pharmacy benefit managers. Ades testified with Veronica Vernon, co-chair of the Indiana Pharmacists Association Legislative and Regulatory Council.

     

  • Abdelmageed featured in Pharmacy Today

    by Melinda Lantz | Oct 18, 2019

    Posted Oct. 18 - Ahmed Abdelmageed, assistant dean of alumni and community engagement, is featured in the October 2019 Pharmacy Today.  The article is titled “Fostering Community and Culture—A Pharmacist’s Mission.”  You can read it here

     

  • Mills presents at Indiana pharmacists conference

    by Melinda Lantz | Oct 18, 2019

    Posted Oct. 18 - Alex Mills, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, presented a session on “Considerations for Primary Care in Persons Living with HIV” at the Indiana Pharmacists 2019 Fall CPE Conference and Expo Sept. 26 in Carmel, Ind. The expo offered an opportunity to meet with Indiana pharmacist decision-makers, including health system, community and non-traditional pharmacists.  The meeting theme was “Preparing for the Future of Pharmacy Practice.”  

     

  • Francois is semifinalist for Schwarzman Scholars

    by Melinda Lantz | Oct 16, 2019

    Posted Oct. 16 - Senior Chris Francois has been selected as a semifinalist for Schwarzman Scholars, which is designed to prepare young leaders to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world. Described as the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century, Schwarzman prepares future leaders in politics, business and science. Students in the program pursue a master’s degree in global affairs through a personalized academic plan.