Pharmacist WINTER 2010: VOLUME 34, NUMBER 1
A Timeless Celebration 150 Years of Pharmacy One Unforgettable Evening
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GIVE SOMEONE A CHANCE?
KNOWLEDGE GROWS. According to Dr. Norman Farnsworth, of the 300,000 plants on Earth, only a handful has been studied. Farnsworth is an international pharmacognosy expert who researches medicines derived from natural sources. Soon the Norman R. Farnsworth professorship he endowed with Tom’s of Maine founder Tom Chappell will bring another renowned pharmacognosy scientist on board. Together they will discover new knowledge in these plants’ untapped potential. It’s a shining example of how brilliant futures are made at UIC. Learn how you can support the Brilliant Futures Campaign at brilliantfutures.uic.edu or 312-413-2992. ©2009 University of Illinois Foundation
WINTER 2010: VOLUME 34, NUMBER 1 A PUBLICATION FOR UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO COLLEGE OF PHARMACY ALUMNI AND FRIENDS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A Night to Remember College of Pharmacy’s Sesquicentennial Gala in review
In Every Issue 05 Dean’s Message 06 News Flash 08 Discoveries in Research 18 Rising Stars 18 In the Spotlite 20 Class Notes 23 Over the Counter 24 In the Loop
In This Issue 07 Electronic Pharmacy
Bioterrorism agents potentially countered by antibiotics developed at UIC
Honoring a Legacy COP’ s first-ever Legacy Award recipients
Donor Honor Roll
May protect war veterans from medication errors
WIU Pact Ensures placement at UIC COP
Blazing Tradition Dean Jerry Lights the Flame
Researchers seek a new way to identify contents of botanical supplements
The White Coats are Coming!
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Interview a prospective student! The College is looking for alumni to assist in interviewing prospective students for both the Chicago and Rockford campuses during the week of March 22. Interviews are 30 minutes long, followed by a 10-minute period to complete an assessment. Training will be provided. For details, contact Deb Agard, (312) 996-3397.
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Volunteer with COP! Interested in donating your time to the College of Pharmacy? Join your fellow alumni and make an impact in the lives of current students at the following events: • White Coats: Take part in the time-honored tradition on Aug. 18 (Rockford) and 19 (Chicago). • Reunion Class Agents for classes of 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2005! With our help, contact your classmates and encourage them to attend this year’s celebration! To volunteer for any of these opportunities, or to find out about how else you can donate your time to the College, contact Deb Fox, (312) 996-0160.
FROM THE DEAN Sorry State of Affairs: The Privatization of America’s Public Universities For those of you reading this who are not residing in Illinois, the University has made the front page of the Chicago Tribune again. This time it is because we are currently experiencing a serious cash flow problem due to the fact that the State of Illinois has not transferred promised funds to the University. As is the case for all public universities, the U of I receive a State appropriation. Private universities do not receive these State monies and, therefore, generally have higher tuition costs for students. Private universities are sometimes called “tuition-dependant” because, often, student tuition represents the major revenue source. If you have had a child accepted at both Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, you know this full well upon examining the differences in costs. In essence, the State of Illinois subsidizes higher education for the citizens of the State in order to provide for (at least in theory) affordable college costs for its citizens. In other words, the general population places value on a college education - as it should - enough so that their tax dollars offset the cost of education. However, because of the extremely tenuous financial position of the State of Illinois, they have not transferred cash to the University, similar to delaying payments to pharmacies and hospitals around the State. Last time I checked, the total amount was $500 million, about one-half of our total appropriation. It doesn’t take a college education to realize that without cash, the University cannot pay its employees or its bills. Therefore, the University under a directive from the President called for a 6 percent cash rescission, a hiring freeze and a furlough program for faculty (read: pay cut of 4-10 percent). That’s what made the Trib. Let’s take a closer look at the contribution of public funds to the College of Pharmacy. The pie chart to the right shows the total revenue to the College by source for fiscal year 2009. The slices of the pie require some explanation: Self-supporting revenue, the largest slice, comes from the businesses of the College such as the seven ambulatory care pharmacies that we manage and our contracts to provide State Medicaid with formulary support and the Prior Authorization Program (there are smaller entrepreneurial revenue streams in the portion, too). These revenues, though not targeted directly for education, pay for crucial clinical faculty that work in these units. Research revenue in the form of grants (mainly from the National Institutes of Health) represents the second largest revenue stream and funds those support personnel and portions of some faculty engaged in the research mission of the College. Student tuition represents about 11 percent of our revenue and State funds from the General Revenue Fund or GRF (i.e., your tax dollars) is only 5.5 percent of our total revenue. Several points are clear from this analysis. First, one can see the importance of our research and clinical missions to the fiscal health of the College. Second, direct State funding from GRF is a relatively small portion of our overall revenue. But it is a crucial portion because the combined monies from the State and student tuition are almost entirely devoted to funding faculty lines. Third, the tuition from our students (and their parents) is becoming increasingly important and represents a larger revenue stream than direct State support. Stated another way, we are becoming more tuition dependant or more similar to a private university. We are becoming “tuition-driven.” We are not alone. This shift has been occurring throughout public higher education in America. State appropriations to public universities continue to decline. For instance, I believe when I was a student in the early- to mid-1970s, State funding represented nearly 50 percent of the College revenue. Further, State support of the College of Pharmacy has declined more than 33 percent just in the past decade. How do universities react to this decline? Just like us, they increase tuition to offset the loss. They move the responsibility away from the public at large directly to the families that have children going to college. In a way, then, this is a larger public policy issue that I’m not sure has been fully vetted by Americans, nor are they fully aware of this shift. They simply know that it’s becoming more and more expensive to send their kids to college – but this is the main reason why their pocketbooks are flea-ridden. Originally, Americans felt the societal need to invest their tax dollars in providing affordable access to higher education. In my (albeit biased) view, this investment was largely responsible for the economic and global success that this country has enjoyed during the past 100 years. It is time for us all to consider this larger question now: Is higher education so important to us that we are willing to invest in it to provide broad access to the general populace? Or will public education just be for those who have the means to pay?
COP Revenues by Fund Source: FY 2009
5.5% – State GRF 10.9% – Tuition (State) 27.7% – Research 1.7% – Gift 54.2% – Self-supporting
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>newsflash Visitors from Thailand
Drug Combo Improves Lung Disease Survival by Sam Hostettler
Sufferers of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have a greater chance of
Thitima Pengsuparp, PhD ’95, associate professor, and Rataya Luechapudiporn, PhD, assistant professor, both faculty of pharmaceutical sciences from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, visited the college on Aug. 13. Coordinated by Alan Lau, PharmD, professor, department of pharmacy practice and director of international clinical pharmacy education, Luechapudiporn and Pengsuparp met with many faculty members from throughout the college including the departments of pharmacy administration, pharmacy practice and biopharmaceutical sciences as well as the Office of Academic Affairs. Luechapudiporn and Pengsuparp were specifically interested in the college’s curriculum, pharmacotherapy and experiential education to gain insight to apply to Chulalongkorn University’s new pharmacy curriculum.
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survival when treated with a combination of drugs that includes tiotropium, according to research at UIC. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease makes breathing hard and worsens over time. COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and other symptoms. Smoking is the primary cause of the disease, according to the National Institutes of Health. More than 12 million people are currently diagnosed with COPD, and an additional 12 million likely have the disease and don’t know it, according to NIH. It is the fourthleading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of disability. There is no cure, but treatments and lifestyle changes can help COPD sufferers feel better, stay more active and slow the progress of the disease. Treatments include medicines, vaccines, pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy and surgery. In the new study, Todd Lee, PharmD, PhD, associate professor, department of pharmacy practice, and his research team compared more than 42,000 cases of COPD patients in the Veterans Health Administration 2-1/2 years prior to tiotropium’s 2004 entry into the marketplace and 2-1/2 years after. The study concluded that patients who were treated with tiotropium plus an inhaled corticosteroid and a long-acting beta-agonist lived longer and had fewer COPD-related hospital stays. Tiotropium is an inhaled powder that opens up the airways in the lungs. Inhaled corticosteroids reduce inflammation in the lungs, while beta-agonists cause the airways
to open more fully. Most studies on tiotropium have been clinical trials. Those studies showed that the drug improves lung function, symptoms and quality of life, Lee says. But while evidence on the efficacy of the drug accumulates through prospective trials, Lee says it is important to examine outcomes in look-back studies because the patient populations may be vastly different. Patients in Lee’s study were at least 45 years old and diagnosed with COPD over a 12-month period. They must have received COPD medications from the VA and switched to a regimen that included tiotropium or inhaled corticosteroids plus long-acting beta-agonists. Deaths were reduced by 40 percent in patients using the regimen of tiotropium plus inhaled corticosteroids plus long-acting beta-agonists compared to those treated with inhaled corticosteroids plus long-acting betaagonists without tiotropium, Lee says. The study is published in the August 2009 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. It was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Co-authors on the paper are Caitlyn Wilke, pharmacy practice fellow at UIC; Dr. Min Joo, clinical instructor of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at UIC; Kevin Stroupe, research associate professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Dr. Jerry Krishnan, associate professor of medicine and health studies at the University of Chicago Medical Center; Glen Schumock, associate professor and director of the Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research at UIC; and Simon Pickard, associate professor of pharmacy practice at UIC.
ELECTRONIC PHARMACY MAY PROTECT WAR VETERANS FROM MEDICATION ERRORS > by Sam Hostettler
Thousands of men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan sustained life-threatening injuries but were fortunate enough to return home alive.
In a cruel twist of fate, some may have suffered accidental harm or even death from incorrect use of potent prescription medications for their pain and injuries. A robotic device that dispenses the proper dose of oral prescription medications to soldiers suffering from traumatic brain injuries, post traumatic stress disorder and other conditions requiring risky medications is under study by researchers at UIC’s Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research and Milwaukee’s Columbia College of Nursing. “The military has an increasing number of patients with combat-related injuries that may not allow them to strictly adhere to their medication regimens,” says Daniel Touchette, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, who serves as coprincipal investigator on the project along with Jill Winters, professor and dean of Columbia College of Nursing. The study involves the use of an electronic medication management assistant, or EMMA delivery unit, designed to remotely deliver, manage and monitor a patient’s drug therapy and adherence in the outpatient setting under the guidance of a physician, nurse case manager and pharmacist. EMMA is trademarked and manufactured by INRange Systems, Inc. It is the only one of its kind cleared for remote medication management by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Touchette says. The hope is that the system “will help ensure that these errors are minimized,” he says. More than 1.5 million preventable medication errors occur each year,
according to the 2006 Institute of Medicine report, “Preventing Medication Errors.” The study will be undertaken initially at the Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital in California and the James A. Haley Veterans Affairs Hospital and Polytrauma Facility in Tampa, Fla. The program may expand to include additional Department of Defense or VA sites. Dr. Mary Anne Papp of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee directed the development of EMMA for INRange Systems. “For many patients in the military and veteran’s health care systems— particularly those who are in transitional care between the Department of the Defense, the Veterans Administration and home setting—taking medication properly, monitoring health care status and assessing health care providers becomes increasingly difficult,” she says. “We believe patients who use the EMMA units, along with its documented adherence and medication reconciliation abilities, will have fewer drug-related problems, fewer medication-related hospital admissions and emergency room visits, fewer duplicate narcotic prescriptions, and a decreased number of narcotic tablets/ equivalent doses, when compared to patients receiving medication reconciliation alone.” The $1.35 million study is a congressionally funded grant administered by the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, part of the U.S. Army Medical Research & Material Command at Fort Detrick, Md. Other researchers include Vicki Groo, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at UIC, and Young-Ku Choi, biostatistician in the UIC Institute for Health Research and Policy.
> Pact Assures WIU Students Placement In UIC College Of Pharmacy by Sam Hostettler
UIC and Western Illinois University have entered into an agreement guaranteeing admission of WIU students into the UIC College of Pharmacy, one of the top pharmacy programs in the United States. The agreement allows up to five WIU students each year to transfer to either the Chicago campus or the new Rockford Health Science campus to obtain a doctorate of pharmacy. “We are extremely pleased to partner with Western Illinois University with the purpose of training exceptional pharmacists for the state,” says Jerry Bauman, dean of the UIC College of Pharmacy. “It is a great example of how public universities can cooperate in educational programs, and I hope it may serve as a template for others.” UIC entered into a similar agreement with Northern Illinois University earlier this year. According to WIU Provost Jack Thomas, select students earning a bachelor’s degree from WIU within five years who have compiled a 3.5 or higher grade point average are eligible to transfer into UIC’s pharmacy curriculum. This is the first transfer agreement between the two schools, says Ron Williams, assistant vice president for academic affairs at WIU. “We are pleased to enter into this partnership with the UIC College of Pharmacy,” Williams says. “The new program gives students even more chances to succeed and provides even greater access to the premier academic programs offered by both institutions.”
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Understanding M. Tuberculosis Qingbo Li, assistant professor, and Prahlad Rao, graduate student, both of the Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, highlighted the need to understand the biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis as one of the primary challenges of current tuberculosis research. In their study, published in the journal Molecules, the researchers note the difficulties in studying dormant M. tuberculosis by conventional proteomic techniques due to very few proteins being found to be differently expressed. The study highlights how the analysis of protein turnovers may help this dilemma due to its capability to detect more subtle changes in protein synthesis, degradation and secretion activities. The incorporation of turnover studies would provide a more in-depth view of the proteome and prove helpful in drug discovery as well as gaining a better understanding of the dynamic nature of the proteome of mycobacteria.
Measuring Cancer Patient Quality of Life A team of researchers led by A. Simon Pickard, assistant director, Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research, explored how to translate responses from the European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire, a widely used quality of life measure in oncology, into utility scores to expand its use in medical decision-making. In the study, published in the September Value in Health journal, two approaches were used to analyze data from 1,432 cancer patients. The multi-attribute approach used psychometric analysis and expert input to select a subset of scale items for modeling. The second approach focused on global health and quality of life items based on a conceptional model. Researchers found that multi-attribute models produced a greater number of unique predicted values while globel models exhibited more desierable statistical properties and a wider range of values. The recommended models enable users to predict cancer patients’ utilities from existing and future Quality of Life Questionnaire data sets. 8 | UIC Pharmacist | Winter 2010 | www.uic.edu/pharmacy
Bonanza! Go Flames!
> Blazing Tradition Sparky D. Dragon’s got nothing on Jerry Bauman. As the Flames prepared to tip off against the Illinois State Redbirds on the evening of Nov. 23, Dean Jerry Bauman, BS ’76, PharmD, showed the world—or at least the UIC Pavilion—that he can set fires just as well as any fire-breathing mascot. That night Dean Bauman became the 181st torchbearer recognized in the time-honored Lighting of the Flame ceremony hosted by the University of Illinois Alumni Association. The pomp and circumstance began behind the scenes with Dean Bauman penning his signature in the torchbearer tome, the bequeathment of the Lighting of the Flame certificate and official paperweight, and even a practice ignition. Out on the court, Dean Bauman completed the tradition by striding the red carpet to center and tipping a lit torch to the ceremonial cauldron. “After serving on the faculty at UIC for more than 30 years—and as an alum—I am really proud to receive this honor. Luckily, I lit the flame without some sort of pyrotechnic mishap,” said Dean Bauman. Established in 1999, the Lighting of the Flame commemorates the bond between alumni and alma mater and takes place immediately preceding Flames men’s basketball home games.
Dean Bauman shows off the occasion’s mementos.
Photo: Kathryn Marchetti
LMWHs in Renal Impairment and Obesity A study led by Edith Nutescu, clinical professor, department of pharmacy practice, sought to develop practical recommendations for the use of low-molecular-weight heparins to prevent and treat venous thromboembolism and acute coronary syndromes in patients with impaired renal function or obesity. Previous studies were identified by a comprehensive list of search terms. Relevant studies were analyzed and found that there were differences in the degree of accumulation of various LMWHs in patients with moderate-to-severe renal impairment. The analysis also highlighted a need for laboratory monitoring of the anticoagulation effect of LMWHs in patients with morbid obesity. Nutescu’s team concluded in their findings, published in the June 2009 Annals of Pharmacotherapy, that additional data is needed for specific dosing guidance for obese and renally impaired patients due to the two populations often being excluded from larger clinical trials.
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> Discoveries in Research
> UIC Developing New Way to Identify Contents of Botanicals UIC has received a two-year, $1.2 million federal grant to develop a new method to identify the contents of botanical dietary supplements and how they work. The research, under the leadership of Guido Pauli, associate professor of pharmacognosy, will use nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry to more quickly and accurately identify the correct plant materials used for production and provide more reliable assays to ensure botanical quality and safety. The new methodology will initially test 10 of the top 20 most widely used botanicals. Among them are soy, red clover, garlic, ginkgo, Echinacea, St. John’s Wort, ginseng, green tea and black cohosh. The approach, Pauli says, will be innovative to botanical reference standards and will transform the current system of identifying natural health products. “Our new approach to quality control will allow us to measure several parameters of herbal quality simultaneously,” Pauli says.
“This not only supports the more holistic approach of using botanical supplements, but can also become a protective measure for the consumer looking for products that are safe to use.”
By Sam Hostettler
Nearly one in 10 people use botanicals, and 40 percent of Americans -- and 12 percent of children under 18 -- use complementary and alternative medicine, according to the 2008 National Health Statistics Report. U.S. adults spent nearly $34 billion out of pocket on complementary and alternative medicine products, classes and materials, and on visits to complementary and alternative medicine practitioners in 2007, the report says. The grant is funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, one of the National Institutes of Health. Pauli’s co-workers at UIC include Shao-Nong Chen, Birgit Jaki and Marc Wang, research assistant professors; David Lankin, research associate professor; and Tanja Gödecke, post-doctoral fellow.
> UIC to Develop Antibiotics Against Potential Bioterrorism Agents Researchers at UIC have received a $4 million federal grant to develop new antibiotics to treat anthrax, tularemia and plague. Anthrax, tularemia and plague are caused by naturally occurring bacteria classified as “category-A” agents that could be used in bioterrorism and biowarfare. These microorganisms pose a risk to national security because they can be easily transmitted and disseminated, result in high mortality, have potential major public health impact and could cause panic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These infections can be treated with current antibiotics, but none is ideal, says Michael Johnson, professor and director of the UIC Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and lead researcher on the two-year grant. Only one antibiotic, doxycycline, can be used to treat more than one of the three diseases, he says. Worse, it may be possible for terrorists to develop multi-drug resistant strains for all three diseases, Johnson says.
“Our goal is to develop an advanced series of broad-spectrum antibacterial ‘lead’ compounds that are safe, efficacious and that can be taken orally,” Johnson says. Anthrax infection can occur by absorption through the skin, by inhalation or through the gastrointestinal tract. If left untreated, the disease can be fatal. Tularemia, or rabbit fever, has a low fatality rate if treated, but can be incapacitating. It can be contracted through contact, inhalation, ingestion of contaminated water or by insect bites. Plague is caused by a bacterium found in rodents and their fleas in many areas of the world. The typical sign of the most common form of human plague is a swollen and tender lymph gland, accompanied by pain. About 14 percent of plague cases in the United States. are fatal, according to the CDC. Funding for the research is through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It is the largest grant UIC has received through the Act and is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
By Sam Hostettler
one of the National Institutes of Health. Johnson’s collaborators include Dr. James Cook, chief of infectious diseases in the UIC College of Medicine; Andrew Mesecar, professor in the UIC Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology; and David Case, professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Rutgers University.
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UIC COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER By Erin Tolle Link Photography by Roberta Dupuis-Devlin and Al DiFranco
In September of 1859, a group of prominent Chicago druggists gathered with one common goal: To formalize the education and practice of their beloved trade. Those meetings bore the Chicago College of Pharmacy, or as we know it today, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. Today it is one of the oldest pharmacy schools in the nation with a premier reputation for excellence in education and research. From its inception, the City of Chicago has had a close relationship with pharmacy. In the early days, Chicago was nothing more than camps scattered along the Chicago River and the banks of Lake Michigan. The meeting at which it was decided to incorporate those camps into a town called Chicago took place in a pharmacy. The early Chicago druggists acted as leaders in the new city and helped shape their beloved town into a bustling metropolis. UIC College of Pharmacy changed greatly over the years. In its first 20 years, the young college struggled to find its footing with the challenges of the Civil War followed closely by the Great Chicago Fire. The College graduated only two students in its first decade of existence. It has been housed at more than six locations within the city, finally finding a permanent home on the West Side of Chicago in the Illinois Medical District.Today, UIC College of Pharmacy graduates nearly 200 professional and graduate students who go on to be leaders in their chosen professions. Nearly every major pharmaceutical organization has been led by a UIC College of Pharmacy graduate. Faculty are world-renowned experts in all facets of the field as well as education. The college consistently places in the top five pharmacy schools for National Institutes of Health research funding. On Sept. 26, 2009, nearly 150 years to the day after the college was founded, more than 650 students, faculty, staff alumni and friends traveled from 24 states and two nations with one common goal—to celebrate the college’s legacy at the Timeless Gala. Some guests arrived by plane, others by train and even some by trolley to a destination as iconic as the city it resides in: Chicago’s Field Museum. Attendees mingled, dined and danced under the watchful eyes of Sue all the while enjoying music provided by The City Lights Orchestra. Chicago television and radio personality Bruce Wolf served as master of ceremony, alternating humor with wordss of praise for all who contributed to the college’s memorable 150 years.. As part of the formal program, Dean Jerry Bauman, BS ‘76, introduced a film commemorating the College, which was carefully produced by dedicated alumni volunteers. A copy of the film was included in a book that highlights the on of college’s timeless history given to all attendees. In recognition ean outstanding individuals throughout the college’s history, Dean e’s Bauman announced the inaugural recipients of the college’s 4). Legacy Awards (for a full listing of winners, see page 14). Continued on page 13... 10 | UIC Pharmacist | Winter 2010 | www.uic.edu/pharmacy
Scott Siegert, PharmD ’06 and Sherry (Maher) Siegert, PharmD ’09
Tim Boyd, BS ’79 and Mary Moody, BS ’79, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice
Class of 2011 members: Tommy Chiampas, Ashley McMullen, Pat Fleming, Kim Kauzlarich, Jennifer Sampe, Nick Burge, Dana Bogolin, Mike Batir, Dan Wojenski, Sonia Shah and Brad Cannon, PharmD ’94
Jim Dorociak, BS ’81, PharmD ’83, and Christine Dorociak
Jerry Krupa, BS ’76
Dean Jerry Bauman, BS ’76, and Rene (Lajer) Krupa, BS ’76
Lana and Scott Meyers, BS ’76
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Dennis West, BS ’67, and Lee (Larson) West, BS ’68
Arlynn and Henri Manasse, BS ’68
Milton Weiner, BS ’55 and wife Eleanor, BS ’59’ Carl Rish, BS ’55
Class of 2011 members: Zoe Clandy, Liz Gray, Amy St. George, Colleen Murray (Class of 2012) and Jen Thompson.
Evelyn Bluhm, PharmD ’99, Anne Marie Bluhm and Donna Carol, president of Dominican University
Class of 1979 members: (back row) Mike Suwalski, Lois (Warzecha) Honan, Jackie (Clem) Green, Mary Moody, Anna Nowobilski-Vasilios, Alan Mader, (front row) Tim Boyd, Caryn Dellamorte Bing
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David Ross, PharmD ’88, and Richard Lewis, PharmD ’88
Helen and John Campbell, BS ’48
Class of 2012 members: Neil Schultz (Class of 2013), Laurie Kania, Becky Zaworski, Alex Kantorovich
Jerry Bauman, BS ’76
Dave Bartels, vice dean, Rockford Regional Program
Jeannie and Ted Gladson, BS ’59
Over the course of the evening, old friends embraced and new friends were made. Glasses were raised as the college’s accomplishments were honored. For all in attendance, it was a night of celebrating the college’s rich past while excitedly looking to the future. And, for all, it was a night to remember.
Sheila Allen, PharmD ’03
Tom Temple, BS ’75 and Cathy Temple
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HONORING A LEGACY Photography by Roberta Dupuis-Devlin
Norman Farnsworth, PhD One of the University of Illinois most recognized faculty members, Dr. Farnsworth is an international expert in Pharmacognosy and has dedicated his career to investigating plant sources for numerous treatments. In 2008, Dr. Farnsworth partnered with Tom Chappell of Tom’s of Maine to establish the college’s first-ever endowed professorship. Judy Bolton, professor and department head, department of medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy, accepted this award for Dr. Farnsworth.
William Baker Day, PhG An 1872 graduate of the Chicago College of Pharmacy, now known as UIC College of Pharmacy, the former dean helped convince the University of Illinois trustees to relocate the college to the West Side of Chicago with the other U of I health disciplines.
The College of Pharmacy Legacy Award recognizes alumni, faculty and friends who have made a lasting impact on not only the college but the pharmacy profession as a whole. The following individuals represent the firstever recipients of the college’s Legacy Awards. Robert Dickman, BS A 1951 graduate of the college, Mr. Dickman generously supported the development of facilities and equipment at the college with the establishment of the Robert M. Dickman Endowment for Pharmacy Fund. This fund was crucial in initiating the college’s Rockford Regional Program.
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Robert Atkins, MD, and Connie Atkins A retired surgeon in Champaign and a 1945 alumnus of the College of Medicine, Dr. Atkins and his wife Connie established the Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden as a memorial to Dr. Atkins late wife Dorothy, a 1945 graduate of the college.
Albert Ebert, PhG A beloved and internationally recognized pharmacist, Mr. Ebert solicited aid after the college burned to the ground in 1871 during the Great Chicago Fire. His worldwide reputation led to gifts of money and supplies from around the world that allowed the college to reopen quickly.
Ludwig Bauer, PhD A 1951 graduate of the college, Mr. Dickman generously supported the development of facilities and equipment at the college with the establishment of the Robert M. Dickman Endowment for Pharmacy Fund. This fund was crucial in initiating the college’s Rockford Regional Program. Fred Hershenson, BS ’62, PhD ’68, accepted this award, presented by Lee Gardella,BS ’59, PhD ’62, for Dr. Bauer.
Jack Stites, BS A 1952 graduate, Mr. Stites served as the owner and operator of Stites Medicine Shoppe Pharmacies in Macomb, Ill. for 45 years. His legacy continues with the creation of the Margaret Stites Memorial Scholarship, an award for students who demonstrate an interest in drug abuse prevention.
Jane Hsiao, PhD, MBA Upon receiving her PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry from UIC in 1973, Dr. Hsiao’s career highlights include significant entrepreneurial and scientific achievements. She has greatly impacted student lives with the creation of a fund which utilizes UIC faculty to establish a pharmacy education program in Taiwan.
Fred Siegel, PhD A two-time graduate of the college, Dr. Siegel served as a faculty member for nearly 35 years. Dr. Siegel represents the highest caliber of pharmacy education and is one of the most beloved professors in the college’s history. In addition to his service to students, he aided numerous industries as a product development consultant. Bruce Grider, BS ’74, accepted this award, presented by Ed Meyer, BS ’74.
Henri Manasse, PhD Dr. Manasse, a 1968 graduate, served as dean for 12 years. Under his leadership the college experienced significant growth in research and clinical education including the adoption of the entry-level PHarmD curriculum. He eventually would be come the executive vice president of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Hans Vahlteich, PhC, PhG, PhD A two-time graduate of the college, Dr. Vahlteich spent most of his career at Best Foods, Inc. where he patented work that led to the development and acceptance of margarine and mayonnaise. The college’s first ever endowed chair was named in Dr. Vahlteich’s honor by a generous gift from Beverly DeLaney, Dr. Vahlteich’s daughter. Beverly DeLaney accepted this award on behalf of her father.
Dan Nona, PhD A three-time graduate of the college, Dr. Nona was appointed as a faculty member in 1967. After many years at the college, he accepted a position as the executive director of the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. Dr. Nona’s 25-year service to ACPE witnessed significant leadership and vision, which was noted by him receiving the APhA Remington Honor Medal.
The College of Pharmacy would like to thank the following volunteers and staff for the success of this event: Sesquicentennial Committee Co-Chairs: John DeNardo, BS ’71, MS ’74 • Thomas Temple, BS ’75 Members: Kathy (Schnobrich) Blahunka, BS ’83, PharmD ‘87 • Paul Blahunka, BS ’81, PharmD ’91 • Evelyn Bluhm, PharmD ’99 • Dennis Bryan, BS ’74 • Orysia (Kossak) Cardoso, BS ’68 • Edward Cohen, BS ’75 • Carl Geberbauer, BS ’74 • Connie (Lipinski) Kasprzak, BS ’68, PharmD ’87 • John Kirklys, PharmD ’90 • Ron Koch, BS ’70, PhD ’76 • Scott Meyers, BS ’76 • Ned Milenkovich, PharmD ’97 • Marcia Palmer, PharmD ’00 • Mark Pilkington, BS ’84, MS ’88 • Carl Skrabacz, BS ’65 • Dennis West, BS ’67 • Lee (Larson) West, BS ’68 150th Gala Event Staff: Jan Engle, PharmD ’85, Executive Associate Dean • Deb Fox, Office of Advancement • Nancy Henkel, Consultant • Erin Tolle Link, Office of Advancement • Chris Shoemaker, Office of Advancement • Ben Stickan, Office of Advancement • Mary Walker, Office of Advancement • Jill Wilson, Office of Academic Affairs Volunteers: University of Illinois Alumni Association • Student Alumni League UIC Pharmacist | Winter 2010 | www.uic.edu/pharmacy | 15
Honor Roll of Donors The College of Pharmacy graciously recognizes the generosity of alumni, faculty, friends, corporations, foundations, staff and other groups who made gifts to the college between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2009. Please note that individuals who received multiple degrees from the College of Pharmacy are listed only once by their first degree obtained. If you have any questions regarding the Honor Roll or giving to the college, please contact the Pharmacy Office of Advancement by phone at (312) 966-7785.
__________________ Mortar & Pestle Society ($5,000 or more) Dr. Jane H. Hsiao2 Norman R. Farnsworth PhD & Mrs. Priscilla A. Farnsworth1 Mr. Steve P. & Mrs. Elizabeth Kruk Karagiannis1,2 Dr. John M. Davis Dr. Paul C. & Dr. Kathleen S. Blahunka Mr. Mason Drew Haupt ______________ Chancellor’s Circle ($2,500 to $4,999) Dr. Mark J. Bachleda & Dr. Joy E. Zarlenga Dr. David W. & Mrs. Carol J. Bartels Dr. Edward S. Cohen1,3 Dr. James V. & Mrs. Christine Dorociak1,3 Ms. Valerie Nyberg Dr. Pamala J. & Dr. Dean G. Pontikes Dr. Nicholas G. Popovich Mr. David C. Smith Prof. Zaijie Jim Wang __________ Dean’s Circle ($1,000 to $2,499) Dr. Jerry L. Bauman Dr. William T. Beck Mr. Daniel W. Bednarz & Mr. Terrence D. McMahon Dr. E. M. Bluhm1,3 Mr. James D. & Mrs. Virginia M. Bono1 Mr. Todd Eric Chermak Mr. Noel Patrick Cusick1 Dr. S. Albert Edwards1 Ms. Nina Rose Foushi Mr. Dennis & Mrs. Merlyn Fruin1 Mr. James M. Hancock Dr. Fred M. & Mrs. Joyce W. Hershenson1 Ms. Carol J. Ireland Mr. Lawrence L. & Mrs. Martha Ann Jones Dr. Ronald L. Koch Dr. William R. Larsen Dr. Ole J. Lorenzetti Dr. Henri R. Manasse Jr.1,2 Dr. James T. O’Donnell Mr. Charles R. Renegar Mr. Herbert M. Retzky Dr. Raymond P. Silkaitis Mr. Carl F. Skrabacz Mr. Richard D. & Mrs. Mary G. Wartick1 Roger S. Young MD & Sharon L. Ball ____ 1932 Mr. David Golden ____ 1934 Mrs. Lucille V. Todd ____ 1939 Mr. Frank R. Kozlicki Mr. Joseph E. Riedl Sr. Mrs. Eleanor L. Zimmerman ____ 1943 Mr. Hans A. Kuhnle Mr. Edward R. Lewis Jr. Mr. Oscar W. Neiditch ____ 1944 Dr. Robert A. Atkins ____ 1948 Mr. John M. and Mrs. Helen J. Campbell Mr. Marvin B. and Mrs. Jean Graber Mr. Carl M. Rish Mr. Donald J. Lussman
____ 1949 Mr. Ivan D. Johnson Dr. Allan M. Raff ____ 1950 Mr. Herbert E. Braun Mrs. Stella D. Dodge Mr. Goodwin W. Duncan Mr. Robert A. Pankau Mr. Florian Schwarz ____ 1951 Mr. Myron & Mrs. Rita A. Newman Mr. John T. & Mrs. Loretta Gulick1 Mr. Robert F. & Mrs. Janice T. Kastholm Mr. Walter H. McBride Jr. & Mrs. Viola M. McBride Mrs. Anita Link Shaefer ____ 1952 Mr. Robert L. Deck Mr. Matthew J. Fivash Mr. Robert M. Heyman3 Mrs. Joan K. Fackler Mr. Riley M. Lambert Mr. Ki C. Lee ____ 1953 Ms. Irma K. Fitzgerald Nick Karabatsos PhD Mr. Robert B. Levin Mr. Aaron Wishnoff Miss Janice M. Johnson ____ 1954 Mr. John Davis Breen Mr. Henry A. Gould & Ms. Margaret Kalish ____ 1955 Mr. Donald R. Gronewold Mr. Donald E. Lonhart Mr. Stanley H. Margolis Dr. Frederick P. Siegel ____ 1956 Mrs. Joan H. Winters ____ 1957 Mr. David Blumenfeld Mr. Thomas A. Braun Mr. James J. & Mrs. Maryann C. Constertina Mr. Ernest E. Lequatte ____ 1958 Mr. John J. & Mrs. Mary M. Grocholl Mr. Jerome M. Welenc Dr. Gerald Unks ____ 1959 Mr. Joseph R. & Mrs. Rita V. Caruso Mr. Sanford C. Dishman Bruce D. Fick MD Dr. Libero A. & Mrs. Eileen M. Gardella Mr. Ted Gladson1 Mr. Sylvester C. & Mrs. Phyllis L. Lulinski Mr. George S. Marcotte Mr. Richard K. & Mrs. Judith A. Parker Mr. Daniel N. & Mrs. Jeanette C. Serowiecki Dr. Ben Shwachman Mrs. Eleanor A. Weiner Dr. Thomas L. Welsh Mrs. Carolann M. Burns Mr. Barry H. Engquist Lorenz M. Hofmann PhD Mr. Joseph A. Kritzman Mr. Clyde C. Rush
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____ 1960 Mr. Raymond A. Schumacher Mr. Robert A. Skow Sr. ____ 1961 Mr. Alan F. Edrinn Mr. Dale N. & Dr. Mary E. Foster Mr. Arnold H. & Mrs. Ileene Horwitz Mr. William Quinn Mr. Charles B. Rothschild ____ 1962 Herbert C. Berry MD Mr. Steven Feinerman Dr. Robert P. & Mrs. Robertha L. Grelak Mr. Harry G. & Mrs. Paulette Condos Kappos Mr. Elliott L. Bernstein Mr. Stuart M. Grauer ____ 1963 Mr. James E. Coltman Mr. Robert E. Kamm CAPT R. Duane Tackitt Dr. Thomas E. Dickerhofe Mr. Richard H. Kuhlman Dr. O. LeRoy Salerni Mr. Dale E. & Mrs. Gail M. Simek Dr. Beverly A. Talluto Mr. Gilbert W. & Mrs. Harriet S. Adelstein Mrs. Nanci S. Anfinsen ____ 1964 Joel U. Mann MD Dr. Ronald E. & Mrs. Gloria J. Mizer1 Mr. William Robinson Jr. Dr. Michael H. Stolar ____ 1965 Dr. Ronald H. Abrahams Mr. John E. Archer Dr. Robert W. Piepho Mr. Richard S. Schwartz Dr. James P. Shoffner Mr. Daniel P. & Mrs. Carol R. Warfield Mrs. Joan D. Bielskus Mrs. Linda F. & Mr. Reginald A. Bogusch Mr. Donald G. Larson Mr. Cecil P. Platt Mrs. Sharon Anne Rajmaira Mr. Gerald L. Waszkowski Ms. Barbara A. Webber Ms. Carol P. Wells Mr. James C. & Mrs. Phyllis J. White ____ 1966 Dr. Jeffrey S. & Mrs. Gail E. Rudolph Mr. Alec R. Olund ____ 1967 Dr. Eugene M. Frank Mrs. Nancy K. Hayden Mr. John E. Neumann1 Mr. Lawrence C. Bejnarowicz3 Dr. Arthur J. Helfat Jerome A. Nasenbeny MD Dr. Jack W. Strandhoy Mr. Sidney I. Goldberg Mr. George E. Grimm Mrs. Marsha L. Newman ____ 1968 Mr. Jose D. Flores Jr. Dr. Constance M. Kasprzak Mrs. Lee E. West Mr. Lawrence R. Borggren
____ 1969 Mrs. Birute J. & Mr. Edward M. Apke Mr. James A. & Mrs. Nancy A. Elsner Mr. Bruce J. Hamburger Mr. William A. & Mrs. Joyce Poska Mr. Abdul & Mrs. Rita Qaiyum Mr. Alan N. Taylor Mr. Robert J. Kizior Mr. Richard D. & Mrs. Shari R. Morrison Mr. James R. & Mrs. Elizabeth A. Munger ____ 1970 Dr. Cynthia A. Almy Mr. Patrick J. Carroll Mr. Joseph W. Gloudeman Jr. Mr. Michael A. & Mrs. Carol Ann Harris Mr. John E. & Mrs. Linda L. Landa Mr. Phillip Dio & Mrs. Lynne Elizabeth Schliem1 Mr. Steven C. Schumann Mr. Lee S. Simon Mr. Avery L. Spunt3 Mr. Michael B. Williams Mr. Frank J. & Dr. Gail J. Bernstein Mr. Michael C. Bolsoni Mr. Norman H. & Mrs. Joyce O. Leeds Mr. Lysle R. Pietsch Mr. Kelly K. H. & Mrs. Winnie L. Wan ____ 1971 Mr. Kenneth F. Bober Mr. Craig E. Chapman R.Ph. Mr. John J. & Mrs. Karen E. DeNardo1 Ms. Judith T. Holzwart Mrs. Chun-Mei L. Hong Mr. Stephen G. & Dr. Irena J. Juska Mr. Brian A. Kors Mr. Thomas J. Purtell Dr. Gary W. Freed Mr. Robert A. Gathercoal Mr. Ronald Symusiak ____ 1972 Mr. Jorge F. Blanco Mr. Martin E. Kochevar Mr. Eugene S. & Mrs. Diana B. Markocki Mr. Michael T. Moritz Mr. Irwin J. Morris Mr. David J. & Mrs. Lynne B. Ash Mr. Elliot B. & Mrs. Susan Solomon Mr. Donald Stilwell Dr. Elizabeth R. Kaczmarek ____ 1973 Dr. Paul H. Kwok Dr. Jane M. Meinhold1 Mr. Glenn A. Rogers Mr. Ron Rubenacker Mr. Lawrence E. Sampson R. Francis Schlemmer Jr. PhD Mr. Melvin D. Snyder Mr. William S. Borys Ms. Marie J. Durbak Mr. William P. Hein Ms. JoAnn M. Hittie1 ____ 1974 Mr. Carl W. & Mrs. Barbara K. Geberbauer Mr. Dennis & Mrs. Anna Popil Bryan3 Mr. Terry L. Glatzhofer Jay L. Goldstein MD Mr. Mark N. Gravdal Mr. Bruce R. & Mrs. Linda M. Grider Mr. Calvin C. Helmick Mrs. Suzanne Manakas Dr. Thomas Towers Mr. John A. & Mrs. Dianne L. Turner Mrs. Susan M. Van Sickle Dr. Alan W. Weinstein Mrs. Christine A. Feuerstein Dr. Stephen B. Marcum Mr. James J. Meek Mr. Edward R. Meyer ____ 1975 Mr. Rauf Y. & Mrs. Karen H. Dalal Mrs. Anne D. Kramer Ms. Cynthia L. Schmitt Mr. Thomas R. Temple2 Mr. Gilbert J. Cusson Mr. Irwin & Mrs. Cheryl F. Peterson Mr. Roger L. Taylor Mr. Burton K. Wiekert Mr. Michael D. Wiener3
____ 1976 Ms. Kudirat O. Alokolaro Ms. Ramona V. Branchaw Mr. Michael R. & Mrs. Tula Burzic Mr. Steven P. & Mrs. Robin B. Clawson Mr. Anthony L. & Dr. Shirley Ann Felder Mr. Alan & Mrs. Jane M. Gazdziak Mr. David W. Hicks Dr. Eileen M. Jaracz Ms. Leola Jones Dr. Leonard W. Kosiba Mr. Alan M. & Dr. Barbara Limburg Mancini Mr. John F. Martinov Mr. Scott A. & Mrs. Lana R. Meyers3 Mr. Martin H. & Mrs. Cynthia G. Okner Mrs. Kathleen A. Olsen Mr. Michael E. Sliwoski Dr. Linda R. Bressler Mrs. Helga H. Drinka Mr. James L. Long Mrs. Barbara A. Tanouye ____ 1977 Dr. James B. & Dr. Judith Jacobi Mowry Mr. David E. Walters Mr. Roy M. Adamski & Ms. Diane E. Brown-Adamski Mrs. Heidi K. Chan Mr. Martin M. Gartner Dr. Ann M. Kuchta Ms. Jean McKay Mr. Richard E. Meese1 Dr. William F. Minkwitz III Mr. Mark D. Mulconrey Mrs. Veronica M. Pradelski Mrs. Rhonda Lee & Mr. Dennis E. Rickey Mrs. Judith A. Salaba Dr. Dalia J. Trakis Ms. Violeta M. Valadka Mrs. Jo Ann M. & Mr. James M. Vilutis Ms. Leora J. Williams Dr. Colleen R. & Mr. Alan D. Wozniak Mr. Steven F. Zielinski Mrs. B. Jane Balaban Mr. Thomas R. Clark Mrs. Janice M. Estep Mr. Anthony J. Flannery Mr. John S. Klimek Mr. Martin E. Lasak Mrs. Jennifer P. Malen Mr. Thomas Westerkamp ____ 1978 Mr. Michael D. & Mrs. Jackie L. Novario Mr. Carl R. & Dr. Susan E. Stroyan-Bennett Mr. Jay A. & Dr. Lisa S. Kim Dr. Jeffrey C. & Mrs. Donna R. Koszczuk Mr. Michael A. Nachowicz Dr. Theresa R. Prosser Dr. Christopher J. Voegeli Mr. Robert Day Mr. Joseph E. Friedman Mrs. Carol J. McKinney Dr. Lorna Deletrece Pryor Dr. Joan M. Stachnik Mr. Duane E. Stout Mr. Andrew J. Trojanowski Dr. Herbert J. Wetherbe Mrs. Marsha S. Wong ____ 1979 Ms. Glenna J. Hargreaves Mrs. Lois A. Honan T. Randall Kinsella MD Dr. Anna M. Nowobilski- Vasilios Mr. Allen D. Oden Mr. Michael W. Suwalski Mr. Daniel Edmund & Mrs. Beth O’Hara Sweeney Mr. Edward A. & Dr. Diana K. Page-Wolgemuth Ms. Caryn Marie Dellamorte Bing Mr. Michael A. & Mrs. Sharon M. Detro Mrs. Deborah Gonzales Howell Dr. Alan R. Mader Ms. Mary L. Moody Mrs. Mary L. Rozewizki Mr. Jeffrey L. Sugarman Mrs. Kelley M. Untersee
____ 1980 Mr. Edward B. Donnelly Dr. Lina B. Bertuzis Dr. Richard M. & Mrs. Rose S. Brucks Mr. Kenneth G. Deeke Mr. Osvaldo Feliciano John S. Fox DDS Dr. Julie A. Golembiewski Mr. Albert Haynes III Ms. Janet L. Kurz Mrs. Olga T. Popil & Mr. George M. Bozio Mr. Daniel J. & Mrs. Carla M. Salemi Mr. Rick Sitt Mr. Karl W. & Mrs. Julie M. Strohmeier Mr. Matthew F. & Mrs. Christine A. Wnek Dr. Dennis & Mrs. Jan R. Costis Mrs. Joyce A. Dittmann Mr. Hilary Huffman Ms. Lori R. Langlois Mr. David W. Miller Ms. Frances V. Wenzel ____ 1981 Mr. Paul J. Zega Mr. Robert J. Anselmo Dr. Shamsul K. & Mrs. Farhana R. Bakar Mr. Brian Blaum Mr. James J. & Mrs. Kristine C. Cichowski Mrs. Mary E. Coglianese Mr. Jack O. Durley Jr. Mr. Brock J. Holst Mrs. Deborah P. & Mr. Roger J. Jensen Mr. John J. Knapp Mrs. Sheryl L. Levin Dr. Susan V. & Dr. Michael S. Maddux2 Mr. Kenneth J. & Mrs. Madelyn N. Marciniak Jamie M. Miller R.Ph DC Mr. Thomas J. Targosz Ms. Karen E. Trenkler Mrs. Carol A. Benning Mr. David L. & Mrs. Donna Gibble Mrs. Victoria F. Huang Mr. Steven L. McNutt Mrs. Valerie L. Ridgway Dr. Jean Rumsfield Sandercock ____ 1982 Mr. James H. Gazdziak Mrs. Deborah Adams Lilly Mr. Ernest J. & Mrs. Ramona L. Ried1 Mr. Matthew G. & Dr. Pamela A. Simon Mr. John P. Thornton Mr. Jeffrey D. Lundgren Dr. Ellen H. Simenovsky ____ 1983 Dr. Robert J. & Mrs. Mary Ellen S. Anders Dr. Gary E. Baker Mr. Richard C. Barr Mr. Gregory P. Chiu & Mrs. Margit E. Vizethum-Chiu Mr. William E. & Mrs. Denise A. Fitzsimmons2 Mrs. Kelly A. Golding Mr. Whan Kim Mr. Patrick J. & Mrs. Patricia M. O’Donnell Ms. Dora M. Vela Dr. Jeffrey S. Wojtowicz Mr. Daniel J. Yousif Mr. Guadalupe Castaneda Jr. Dr. Deborah Harper- Brown3 Dr. Laura L. Hill Dr. Elizabeth C. Krause Mrs. Christine C. Osborne Mrs. Victoria L. Ridgway ____ 1984 Michael T. Flavin PhD2 Dr. Lagenia Bailey Mrs. Lyda M. Budrys Mr. Leroy Green Dr. Daniel W. Krichbaum Mrs. Eva M. Lazzara Mr. Alan A. Lukazewski Mr. Mark A. Pilkington Dr. Mark A. Vittorini Ms. Tami F. Marron Dr. Joseph K. Yoon ____ 1985 Mrs. Robin L. Block Dr. Gregory Grabavoy Mrs. Teresa T. Han Dr. Mary Kay & Mr. Kenneth E. Johnson Mrs. Margaret A. Klante Mr. Louis A. & Dr. Sheila K. Scarim Mr. Paul M. Adriani Dr. William F. Buss Dr. Joseph P. Kalvaitis
____ 1986 Mr. Luke D. Vander Bleek Mr. Ronald W. Bartz Dr. Peggy S. Bickham Mrs. Andrea S. Cruz Mr. Rodolfo C. & Mrs. Amy C. Patriarca Ms. Donna M. Koegel Mrs. Maureen A. Parilla Mr. Leonard J. Skoniecke Jr. ____ 1987 Dr. Robert A. Blum Dr. Michael G. Koehler Dr. William A. Reay ____ 1988 Dr. Debra S. Golden Dr. Marieke D. Schoen Dr. John Garofalo Dr. Paul O. Gubbins Dr. Alan E. & Dr. Que N. Mohring ____ 1989 Dr. Matthew A. Ahuett Dr. Mickie S. Brunner Ms. Margaret M. Delaney Ms. Leticia Delgado-Herrera & Mr. James A. Pink Dr. Pamela J. Eckenrode Dr. Ernesto J. & Dr. Nancy B. Rivera Dr. Erin M. Beebe Dr. Irene Cheng Dr. Ronald J. Essington Dr. Roshan A. Kassamali Dr. Nancy A. Koester Dr. Melissa A. Madigan ____ 1990 Mr. Gregory L. Blaum Dr. James W. Driver Dr. John A. Kirklys3 Dr. Maryanne R. Ottolino Dr. Ann Marie Fudala ____ 1991 Dr. Laura J. Acevedo Dr. Ruth M. Bass Dr. Eddie O. Gordon Dr. Michelle J. & Dr. Walid Habbal Dr. Katherine N. Senycia Dr. Sara C. Turk Dr. Joannie Wang Dr. Ann E. Fit Dr. Sanda Hou Dr. Michael J. Pacini Dr. Olivia A. Slavish & Mr. Michael J. Deli ____ 1992 Dr. Anthony A. Provenzano3 Dr. Ching Kelly Yip Dr. Tetiana Pilecky-Jastrembsky Dr. Vito Bottalico Dr. Joanne L. Glatz ____ 1993 Dr. Candy Tsourounis Dr. Rakesh Beri Dr. Jorge A. Berrios Dr. Luis S. Gonzalez III Dr. Bruce L. Hotchkiss Dr. Ellen J. Nickel Dr. Kevin J. Kuchel Dr. Melissa D. Speicher Dr. Michael W. Steffens ____ 1994 Dr. Bradley C. Cannon Dr. Carol A. Craig Dr. Edith A. Nutescu Dr. Greeta Ann Cherayil & Mr. Thomas Lloyd Hofbauer Dr. Kristen L. Goliak Dr. Tahira I. Haseebullah Dr. Tetiana A. Hryhorczuk Dr. Helen Sarris Dr. Michael D. Sharer Dr. Eileen M. Lewalski Dr. Karen S. Lowell Mrs. Sheila Elaine Maxwell Dr. Beth A. Hendrickson Schimel ____ 1995 Dr. Michael D. Appell Dr. Melissa A. Harbin Dr. Shi-Lun Li & Dr. Tsu-Hua Chen Dr. Roxie J. Miles Dr. George C. Szabo Dr. Patrick & Dr. Germaine A. Yang Dr. Carol L. Bonsignore Dr. Lori B. Fitzgerald Dr. Andrea S. Friend Dr. Eli J. Korner
____ 1996 Dr. Christopher W. & Dr. Leanne J. Leibman Dr. Jeffrey A. Campbell Dr. Howard L. Constant Dr. Robert J. Didomenico Jr. & Dr. Megan M. Didomenico Dr. Bruce I. Gaynes Dr. David P. La Coste Dr. Guadalupe Paulino Dr. Margaret H. & Mr. Henry J. Tomecki ____ 1997 Dr. Nenad M. & Dr. Danica L. Milenkovich3 Mr. William M. Bavirsha Dr. Christine A. Clark Dr. Floyd D. Horgen Dr. Mekre Senbetta Dr. Mark E. Weiss Dr. Barbara T. Yim Dr. Thomas G. Christensen Dr. Zorina R. Miller ____ 1998 Dr. Robert H. Buyniski Dr. Scott Thomas & Mrs. Rebecca D. Forrest Dr. Amy E. Lodolce Dr. Hina R. Patel Dr. Allen Shek Dr. Sophie L. Wimberley3 Sister Margaret Wright PhD ____ 1999 Dr. Laura A. Borowski Dr. Sarah E. Grady3 Dr. Matthew J. Scobey Dr. Gregory R. Dill Dr. Beth A. Duplaga Dr. Angelica A. Munoz Dr. Beata Wrobel ____ 2000 Dr. Mehul R. Dalal Dr. Vanessa A. Jacobsen3 Dr. Katherine S. Lee-Mosio Dr. Jay Mandra Dr. Rebecca S. Broderick Dr. Dana Cheveleva-Dickinson Dr. Bhavik J. Pandya Dr. Donna H. Savulich ____ 2001 Dr. Marilou Daza Dr. Hyun-Young Jeong Dr. John G. McGilvray Dr. Siu L. Ngai & Mr. Eric J. Chow ____ 2002 Dr. Germaine E. Aprill & Mr. Richard Tajak Dr. Cristin T. Brennan-Bergman Dr. Margaret A. & Mr. Robert Felczak Dr. Zahra Khudeira Dr. Ann M. Rakoczy Dr. Renee C. Xamplas ____ 2003 Dr. Michelle L. Hart Dr. Sheila M. Allen Dr. Rasa Januskeviciene ____ 2004 Dr. Kathy E. Komperda Dr. Noreen P. Kelly Dr. Nicole C. Woods ____ 2005 Dr. Karen R. Pawlak ____ 2006 Dr. Pravina B. & Mr. Bharat L. Patel Dr. Fiona S. Tong Dr. Andrea M. Mendyk Dr. Fred C. & Mrs. Ewa Prillaman ____ 2007 Dr. Kaushik A. Bhatia ____ 2008 Dr. Andrew Fine Dr. Nancy Jane Paek
______ Friends Mr. Toby G. Clark Dr. John B. Coleman Prof. Richard A. Gemeinhart Mr. Julian Graubart Ms. Bernadette M. Greski Ms. Cherise A. Greski-Lesniewicz Dr. Djaja D. Soejarto Ms. Roberta B. Zabel Prof. Larisa M. Cavallari Mr. David D. Cella Mr. Wayne M. Davies Prof. Scott G. Franzblau Mr. Robert E. Gaensslen Seungpyo Hong Dr. Robert H. & Mrs. Sharon Roth Hoy Dr. Norman L. Katz Prof. Alan P. Kozikowski Ms. Courtney D. Krueger Mrs. Lori LaRose Dr. Thomas J. & Mrs. Elaine J. Layden Mr. Robert E. Listecki Dr. Patrick L. & Mrs. Jill S. McCollam Ms. Alexandra Moore Prof. Susan L. Pendland Dr. Bradley G. Phillips Dr. John D. Seeger Mr. Richard M. & Prof. Nancy L. Shapiro Dr. R. Michael Tanner Ms. Sandra Vladisavljevich Ms. Jean Wojciechowski Ms. Karen Wren Dr. Karen E. Bertch Prof. Juliana Chan Dr. Ruth Emptage Dr. Michael P. Gabay Mr. Qingbo Li Mr. Lubin V. Masibay Dr. Robert B. Parker Dr. Thuy Pham Ms. Patricia A. Pinta Ms. Virginia D. Wells Mr. Brett Wilson Dr. Candice M. Wong ________ Footnotes 1 Denotes membership in the President’s Council, the highest donor recognition society at the University of Illinois 2 Denotes a member of the National Advisory Board 3 Denotes current member of the Pharmacy Alumni Board of Directors _______________________
The College gratefully acknowledges the following corporations and organizations for their generous support and ongoing commitment to pharmacy education and research. Abbott Laboratories Abbott Laboratories Fund Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Access Communications, LLC Acenta Discovery Inc. Advanced Health Media AgeOptions DBA Suburban Area Agency on Aging Alaska Green Gold Albertson’s Albertson’s a SUPERVALU Company Albertson’s Stores Charitable Foundation, Inc Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation American Cancer Society American College of Clinical Pharmacy American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education American Lung Association American Society of Pharmacognosy Amgen Foundation Amgen, Inc. Amylin Pharmacueticals, Inc. Anovation, Inc. Aspire Higher Consultants, LLC Astellas USA Foundation Avon Foundation Ben Shwachman, MD, PC Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. CampusWorks Inc. Cardinal Health Foundation Charleston Clinical & Health Services, Inc. DBA Medical Plaza Pharmacy Chicago Botanic Garden ChromaDex, Inc. CNA Foundation Country Insurance & Financial Services Cumbre, Inc. CVS Charitable Trust, Inc. Deitch Pharmacy, Inc.
Delta Kappa Sigma Alumni Chapter of Rho Pi Phi Pharmacy Fraternity Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Exelon Family Drug Mart Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund FreeLife International, Inc. GCET-Korea GE Foundation Gladson Properties GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Global Impact Global Impact/Cardinal Health Foundation Hallertauer HHV m.b.H. Higgins Property Management LLC Higher Education Commission Hills Family Drug Center, Inc. Hind T. Hatoum & Company Hospira Employee Giving Campaign Hospira, Inc. I-GO Immtech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. International Truck and Engine Corporation IPhA Foundation J. M. Smith Foundation Jaydee Elder Care Corporation DBA Harvest Guest Home Jennie May Boljesik Trust Jewel-Osco John S. Fox, DDS, Ltd. Knutsen Consulting, LLC Lakeshore Academy Of Artistic Gymnastics, Inc. Lexi-Comp, Inc. M & R Prescriptions Merchant du Vin Merck & Co., Inc. Merck & Company, Inc. Michigan State University MSU Alumni Association Microsoft Microsoft Giving Campaign Mulconrey’s Apothecary NACDS Foundation National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression National Philanthropic Trust NatProPharm Services, Ltd. Northwest Communications Inc. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. Novartis US Foundation Novo Nordisk Inc. Ortho-McNeil Janssen Pharm, Inc. Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. Parenteral Drug Association Pfizer Foundation Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company Pharmaconsultant, Inc. Pharmat, Inc. Pharmavite, LLC Pharmerit North America, LLC Phi Delta Chi Alumni Association Polish American Pharmacists Association Foundation Potts Memorial Foundation PsychoGenics, Inc. Repligen Corporation Robert J. Ireland Scholarship Foundation Rxperts Roquette America, Inc. Sanofi-Aventis U.S., Inc. Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, Inc. Schering-Plough Foundation, Inc. Schwab Charitable Fund SGC Pharma Inc. Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates Inc. Soros Fund Charitable Foundation Suburban Area Agency on Aging SunGard Higher Education Managed Services Supervalu Foundation Supervalu Inc. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. The American Foundation for Aging Research, Inc. The Chicago Community Foundation The Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation, Inc. Triangle Community Foundation, Inc. Trius Therapeutics, Inc. UCB, Inc UIC College of Pharmacy Class of 2008 Uncommon Ground, Inc. United States Binational Science Foundation United Way University of Illinois Alumni Association Vine Pharmacy, Inc. Volume Enterprises, Inc. DBA Cartridge World Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Walgreen Company Wholesome Sweeteners, Inc. Zipcar, Inc.
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>risingstars In 2009, the American Society of HealthSystem Pharmacists student chapter at the College was recognized as an official Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy by ASHP. Photo: Back row (left to right): Joe Nguyen, Neal Lyons, Hari Patel, Scott Anderson, Sarah Matias, Nick Burges, Tommy Chiampas, Mark Vallero Front row (left to right): Sonal Goyal, Shree Patel, Leia Roeges, Amanda Seddon, Erica Richey, Michelle Bryson, Regina Arellano.
Misuk Bae, Ph.D. student in biopharmaceutical sciences, is the recipient of a 2009 Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Award. This award honors students who have made an outstanding contribution to the University through campus and community service. Bae was recognized for establishing a Controlled Release Society-Illinois (CRS-IL) student chapter in 2007, of which she served as president from 2007-09 and as organizing committee chair for the group’s symposium “A Recent Advances in Parenteral Drug Delivery.”
Fourth-year professional students Tatyana Lawrecki and Jessica Jacobson were among the top ten finalists at the 2009 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Clinical Skills Competition. During the contest, students demonstrate their skills by assessing patient information and current therapy, identifying and prioritizing drug therapy problems, identifying treatment goals and recommending a pharmacist’s care plan.
Third-year professional student and College of Pharmacy Student Council President Carolyn Sharpe placed in the top three of the patient counseling competition at the Illinois Pharmacists Association annual meeting.
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UIC Herbal Drug Researcher Named U.S. Pharmacopeia Fellow by Sam Hostettler Tanja Göedecke, a postdoctoral research associate in medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy, is one of six scientists in the country selected to receive a U.S. Pharmacopeia fellowship. Established in 1820, U.S. Pharmacopeia is an independent, not-for-profit organization composed of members representing academia, industry and government. It provides authoritative standards and information for medicines, food ingredients and dietary supplements. During her year-long fellowship— in which she will receive a $25,000 grant— Göedecke will work to develop a process using nuclear magnetic resonance to identify the plant Angelica sinensis and control the quality of preparations made from it in one step. Currently, several methods are used to identify the plant, but all require numerous stages, Göedecke says. There are more than 30 different species of Angelica, Göedecke says, and it is important to distinguish between them. “Each of the various species has different properties, and if not used properly, they can be detrimental to a person’s health.” Angelica sinensis, a dried root commonly referred to as dang gui, is widely used in Chinese traditional medicine to treat gynecological ailments, fatigue, mild anemia and high blood pressure. It is also used as an aphrodisiac. Angelica sinensis has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and sedative effects. Herbal dietary supplements play an important role in the U.S. marketplace, and new technology for quality control becomes an important field of pharmaceutical research, says Guido Pauli, associate professor of pharmacognosy. Göedecke’s project is a “perfect fit with the goals and mission of the U.S. Pharmacopeia,” he says.
THE WHITE COATS ARE COMING! Photography by Barry Donald
On Aug. 26, UIC’s next class of future pharmacists and pharmaceutical industry researchers were welcomed to the profession at the College of Pharmacy White Coat ceremony before an audience of proud friends and family. The incoming students were selected from a pool of 1,362 applicants. This year’s 163-member P1 class is comprised of 106 women and 57 men, their ages raging from 20 to 44. Four come to UIC from out of state. This is the College’s 150th class since it opened its doors in 1859. Students recite the Pledge of Professionalism.
The Class of 2013 shows off their shiny new coats.
Ten alumni volunteers coat their future fellow pharmacists.
Alumni Coat Presenters: Dennis Bryan, BS ’74 Jim Dorociak, BS ’81, PharmD ’83 Wanda Froehlich, PharmD ’83 Steve Karagiannis, BS ’76 Ron Koch, BS ’70, PhD ’76 Mary Moody, BS ’79 Sharon Park, PharmD ’04
Dean Bauman offers words of wisdom.
Nick Popovich, BS ’68, MS ’71, PhD ’73 Delicia Rucker, PharmD ’99
> Interested in coating a future pharmacist? Take part in this time-honored tradition on Aug. 18 (Rockford) and Aug. 19 (Chicago). For more information on this opportunity, or to learn how else you can donate your time to the College, contact Deb Fox, (312) email@example.com.
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O. LeRoy Salerni, PHD, of Bradenton, Fla.,recently authored The Youngest Son, Memoirs from the Motherland, published by The PepperTree Press. The work is the result of a 6 1/2-month sabbatical Salerni spent in Italy at the University of Pisa. After graduating from UIC, Salerni worked as senior organic chemist at Midwest Research Institute in Kansas City, Mo. He then spent 36 years as professor of medicinal chemistry at the Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Indianapolis, Ind. He resides with his wife, Marti.
Nowobilski-Vasilios named Alumnus of the Year Anna Nowobilski-Vasilios, BS, of Chicago, was named 2009 UIC College of Pharmacy Alumnus of the Year. The award recognizes a graduate who exhibits leadership and has made significant contributionsto the pharmacy profession. Principal at Anovation, Inc., Nowobilski-Vasilios is also director-at-large for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Section of Home, Ambulator and Chronic Care Practitioners and is a longtime member of the National Home Infusion Association. President of the Polish American Pharmacists Association, she also serves as adjunct faculty at Midwestern University.
Anna Nowobilski-Vasilios, BS ’79, accepts the College of Pharmacy’s Alumnus of the Year award from Nick Popovich, BS ’68, MS ’71, PHD ’73, head of pharmacy administration at the College, during the pre-Gala welcome reception in September. Photo by Barry Donald
Bruce Kimble, BS, PHARMD ’94, and his wife, Suzanne Smith, of Punta Gorda, Fla., recently traveled to Amelia Island to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.
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Since graduating in 2004, Khushboo Narechania, MS, BS ’03 UIUC, of Las Vegas Nev., has been working for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and is now a Forensic Scientist II. Her work primarily focuses on the testing and analysis of compounds for the presence of controlled substances for criminal cases. Unusual casework keeps her work interesting as she often sees new trends in the use of cutting agents as well as unique cases involving trace microscopy to determine the presence of illegal substances. Two challenging and fulfilling aspects of her job involve public speaking during courtroom testimony and the troubleshooting of electronic instrumentation to ensure proper and accurate readings. In Khushboo Narechania addition to her daily duties, she has embraced teaching opportunities in both high school and university settings.
Matt Pike, PHARMD, and his wife Erica, of Champaign, Ill., welcomed their daughter, Juliana, on June 26.
1931 Garry Becker, PHC, of Chicago, Dec. 21. He was 101. Becker worked as a pharmacist until he retired at age 85. He and his wife, Jean, were married for 76 years.
1952 Jack Stites, BS, of Macomb, Oct. 25. Born in Macomb, Stites attended Western Illinois University in that town, where he played on the baseball team. He was drafted into the Navy and served from 1944 to 1946. Upon
his return, Stites enrolled at UIC. He owned and operated Jack Stites Pharmacy in Macomb for 47 years and also owned Stites Medical Equipment Services for 15 years. The pharmacy was later sold to Hy-Vee, where Stites served as a pharmacist on a part-time basis. In September, Stites was presented with one of the College of Pharmacy’s first Legacy Achievement Awards (see pg. 14). He was a member of the Macomb American Legion and the Macomb V. F. W., Macomb Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Stites was inducted into the WIU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005 and received the Bowl of Hygeia National Pharmacy Award in 1973. Stites served for 10 years on the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy and become one of the most influential pharmacists in the state. He was known for his work with drug-abuse prevention efforts among young people. Memorials
Vin Kalathiveetil, ’01 UIUC, PHARMD, of New York, N.Y., and his wife, Jessy, are expecting their first child this summer. The couple resides in the New York area.
may be made to the Margaret Stites Memorial Scholarship at UIC, established by Stites in honor of his wife, to be used for students with a demonstrated interest in drug-abuse prevention.
1953 Lorraine Gribbens, BS, of Asheville, N.C., Dec. 30. A native of Chicago’s South Side, Gribbens worked as a proofreader and factory worker before joining UIC as a lab assistant. After earning her BS, she was hired by the dean of the College as a research assistant. In 1958, Gribbens traveled to Borneo to pursue missionary work and accepted a position as a hospital pharmacist. After 18 years, she followed her vocation to Fiji, then to Haiti before retiring to Asheville.
1962 Walter F. Stanaszek, BS, MS ’66, PHD ’70, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Sept. 2. Born in Chicago, Stanaszek completed a research fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian Medical Center after leaving UIC. He then worked as a retail pharmacist in Danville. In 1970, Stanaszek joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma and helped to establish the clinical program for their College of Pharmacy. He taught at that institution for 25 years.
Maggie Bogun, PHARMD, of Lockport, and husband, Tom Ludwig, welcomed their son Parker Alan on Dec. 19.
Stanaszek served on the editorial board of four pharmacy publications, including U.S. Pharmacist, for whom he was a columnist for 13 years. A recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Lyman Award, Stanaszek was selected four times by students and alumni as Outstanding Faculty Member at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. He served on the board of directors of the Oklahoma City chapter of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association and volunteered at the Same Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.
1966 Kenneth Floyd King, BS, PHD ’71, of Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 18. King was valedictorian of his class at UIC in 1966. He started his own firm, Ken King Consulting, after spending 30 years working in drug development and regulatory affairs at Searle, Watson, Boots, Pharmacia/Upjohn, Park-Davis and, most recently, at Pfizer
Maggie Bogun and Parker Alan Ludwig
Research and Development as senior vice president, worldwide development. King served on the board of directors for Ann Arbor Academy and was a member of Measure for Measure, a men’s choral honor society. Condolences and remembrances may be shared at kennethking.legacy.com.
1976 John T. Lloyd, BS, of Downers Grove, Oct. 24. A graduate of downers Grove South High School, Lloyd was employed at Central DuPage Hospital as a pharmacist for 34 years. He and his wife, Joann Laheta, were married 33 years.
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Norman R. Farnsworth is a UIC Distinguished Professor, senior University Scholar and research professor of pharmacognosy in the College of Pharmacy. A faculty member since 1970, Farnsworth served as head of the department of pharmacognosy and pharmacology from 1970-82. In l982, he was named director of the Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. Currently he is director of the UIC/NIH Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research. His research has been well funded from NIH, NSF, WHO, USDA, industry and private foundations, leading to more than 500 scientific publications and reviews. In 2005, he was awarded the Research Achievement Award from the American Society of Pharmacognosy. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and holds three honorary doctorates and three honorary professorships in the United States and abroad. Join the College of Pharmacy in honoring Dr. Farnsworth for his 50 years of contributions to the field of natural products and to celebrate his 80th birthday. For details, see page 22.
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