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Breaking news: Two of the five 2010 Champlin Foundation Awards given to URI are coming to the College of Pharmacy. These Awards indicate the winners’ — Cho, Derreza, Larrat, MacDonnell, and Marcoux — innovation and dedication to student engagement The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy Kingston, RI 02881 401-874-2761 Dean, Ronald Jordan Dr. Joan Lausier Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs 401-874-5888 Dr. E. Paul Larrat Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Education Dr. Stephen Kogut Chair, Pharmacy Practice Dr. Clinton Chichester Chair, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Alumni Newsletter: Editors: John Grossomanides, Rita Marcoux, Richard Popovic, Michael Simeone, and Brenda Nazareth Layout: Ian Lester

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Great Colleges and Universities are Raised By Great Faculty! While we are all excited about what our new facility will do to advance our program with state-of-the-art teaching, research and outreach facilities, it is the blessing of years of dedicated faculty work that makes this University and our College excellent. Our facility, which you should see unfold from foundation to peak in a time lapse sequence (, will certainly attract great and energetic students and encourage more great faculty and staff to join our ranks. We are also grateful to the voters of RI and our donors for their support. Despite this, it is very clear from inside the academy that the reputation and success of any individual unit and the whole University stands on the shoulders of years of persistent faculty dedication to excellence. They raise us up and deserve most of the praise for who and what we have become. Your College of Pharmacy has succeeded for decades and generations due to its faculty and the tradition continues today with many young as well as seasoned members of our team. Here are only a few examples of awards and achievements, from the past few years, which recognize our excellence: Jeffrey Bratberg, Pharm.D., received the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) New Educator Award, 2009. Erica Estus, Pharm.D., Anne Hume, Pharm.D., & Norma Owens, Pharm.D., received the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Council of Faculties Innovations in Teaching Award, 2009. Serpil Kışlalıoğlu, Ph.D., was honored by the Turkish Society of Cosmetic Scientists for her lifetime achievements in cosmetic science at the 8th International Cosmetics Symposium (ICoS) held in Istanbul, Turkey, May 2009. Kerry Laplante, Pharm.D., received the Society of Infections Disease Pharmacists Young Investigator of the Year Award, 2010. Rita Marcoux, MBA, and Paul Larrat, Ph.D., received the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute's Rx Benefit Innovation Award, 2009. Keykavous Parang, Ph.D., was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists (ISCB) in February 2009 and received a new U.S. patent, “Bisubstrate Inhibitors of Protein Tyrosine Kinases as Therapeutic Agents” in September 2010. Navindra Seeram, Ph.D., was cited by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry for authoring two of the top ten most-accessed articles published during 2008, and also received the 2009 Young Scientist Award from the Agricul-

tural and Food Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Kristina Ward, Pharm.D., was recognized by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) for making significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy through the publication of, “Drug Information Practice and Research Network (PRN) Opinion Paper in Pharmacotherapy” the official journal of the ACCP. Cynthia Willey, Ph.D. served as a National Institute of Health (NIH) research mentor for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), 2009. David Worthen, Ph.D., delivered the keynote address at an international conference on hot melt extrusion (HME) sponsored by the BASF Group and ThermoFisher Scientific, Republic of Singapore, June 2010, and received a new U.S. patent, “Agmatine and Agmatine Analogs in the Treatment of Epilepsy, Seizure, and Electroconvulsive Disorders" in October 2010. Nassar Zawia, Ph.D., received the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Scientific and Technological Achievement Award (Level I) for “Highlighting the Use of Genomics in Understanding Mode of Action in Developmental Neurotoxicity”, 2009.

There are many other attributes beyond award recognition that identify our excellent faculty. Our research funding and ranking, numerous peer reviewed and other educational publications, presentations and programs, outreach, clinical practice and national and local organization and government service all would list many more names. Additionally, extraordinary and often unsung day-to-day teaching, advising, and mentoring efforts by many members of our faculty form the foundation for our success. I’m extremely proud of this College faculty and am honored to be in their and your service as Dean. I would be remiss if I did not mention that our staff, team members, and administrative leaders also deserve a column soon because, without their support, hard work, and dedication, the faculty would not be able to achieve all they do. Finally, we can not give enough value to our many donors and successful alumni — true assets to our College. There is much to be thankful for in this holiday season. Our accelerating and increasingly positive trajectory is due to so many factors but we are clearly elevated by our faculty. Thank you all. With so many challenges around the world, I wish you and yours a joyous and most charitable holiday season. May our world, your households, businesses, and communities experience a wonderful and even better New Year!

Dean Ronald P. Jordan ‘76

Honor Squad

The freshman scavenger hunt successfully located the Dean at the construction site of our new building

Congratulations to LT Molly MacDonnell, member of the “Honor Squad for the Public Health Service Officer Basic Course 38.”

NCPA Presidential Scholarship Audrey Gould, a P-4, was selected to receive the NCPA Presidential Scholarship Award. She received the award at the NCPA Convention this October in Philadelphia.

Kappa Psi Foundation 2010 Pfizer Scholarship winner The Kappa Psi Foundation Pfizer Scholarship is a yearly scholarship given to approximately one dozen Kappa Psi brothers. For the second time, Andrew Bundeff was selected as one of the winners. The scholarship was awarded after a lengthy application process which includes the minimum of a 3.0 GPA, completed application, official transcript, resume, and letters of recommendation from the Dean, Dr. Paul Larrat, the chapter's Grand Council Deputy, and one other brother of the applicant's choosing. In addition, applicants must answer three essay questions pertaining to chapter involvement, career goals and involvement, and service beyond Kappa Psi.

Northeast Society of Toxicology Poster Session The College was well represented at the regional Northeast Society of Toxicology meeting, with four posters being presented. Mr. Vijay More, a 4th year graduate student, won 2nd prize for his poster presentation: "Differential Hepatic and Intestinal Phase-II Biotransformation Enzyme/ Transporter Expression and Bisphenol-A Disposition in Mouse Models of Obesity and Diabetes."

Patient Counseling Competition for Pain Christine Barabas, (P-4) won the Patient Counseling Competition for Pain Award at the New England Pharmacist Convention. Twelve students were randomly selected to compete and did a “round robin” to narrow the competition to 3 finalists. They then went into individual counseling sessions where they received a case and had to counsel a patient.

The Kappa Psi Foundation was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit organization to provide educational leadership, financial assistance, and other charitable functions for Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity members. URI grad Dr. Norman Campbell was named the first President and URI grad John Grossomanides is the current President. Every year the Foundation receives thousands of dollars in donations, mostly from graduate brothers.

Dr. Dooley was named the CDOE Pharmacist of the Year by the RI Department of Health

Simulation Presentations Felicia Strom, a P-2 student from South Kingstown, RI, will be presenting her poster entitled, “Methadone Induced Torsades de Pointes: Drug Effects on the QT-Interval” at the upcoming International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), January 22nd- 26th, 2011, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Closer to home, Felicia was invited to present and discuss her simulationbased research at RISHP’s Seventh Annual Future of Pharmacy on November 6th, at the Crowne Plaza at the Crossings in Warwick, RI. Felicia’s project was supported by the INBRE/SURF program under the direction of Dr. Amanda DeAngelis-Chichester & Dr. Clinton Chichester.

Alumni Profile: Steve Maki, Cl ass of 1996 Class of ‘96 graduate Steve Maki is an independent pharmacist from Maine working as the proud owner of Spruce Mountain Pharmacy, a business realized from a rich career in retail pharmacy and a University of Rhode Island education. “Spruce Mountain was a dream that I had back at URI. I liked the idea of being my own pharmacist—being my own boss—and being able to provide quality care to the local community.” For Maki, Spruce Mountain is a vise-grip on his career as a pharmacist, giving him control over both the care he provides to his patients as well as the life he lives outside of the white coat. After high school, Maki attended the University of Maine Farmington in pursuit of a degree in secondary education. In Maine, he began working as a pharmacy technician at LaVerdiere’s, one store in a family-owned chain of pharmacies in New England. Recognizing his interest and aptitude behind the counter, Maki’s father suggested he give consideration to a career in pharmacy. Enticed by the greater job security offered by pharmacy and an experience-nurtured interest in the field, Maki continued taking classes at UMF after earning his degree with the intention of transferring to URI to study pharmacy. “URI was a fantastic fit for me—just being New England regional. When I toured the campus, it felt as though I were still in Maine,” says Maki. “To become a pharmacist is definitely one of the best choices I’ve made in my life.” It was at URI, in Dr. Taubman’s business administration class, where Maki first envisioned his dream. “While I was sitting in class, listening to Dr. Taubman’s lectures on business administration, the focus of pharmacy, running pharmacies, I started developing a bit of a business plan. I didn’t know formally what I was doing, but at that point in time, it was the skeleton of what would become Spruce Mountain Pharmacy.” For Maki, Spruce Mountain would come to fruition after fifteen years of experience in retail pharmacy. “As I was going through the first fifteen years of my career as a retail pharmacist, it was still gnawing at my mind; I was still pulling ideas together—telling myself, ‘If this were my pharmacy, this is how I would like to see it run.’” In the end, it would be a desire to make time for his family that would drive Maki to transform his dream into a reality. “Working for the chains, I was doing the twelve hour days, I was doing the nights, I was doing the weekends, the holidays, and it became evident to me that I wasn’t getting any younger and the kids weren’t getting any younger. I was starting to miss out on school activities. The kids are only young once. I wanted to be a part of that.” “It was time for me to put my family first. That’s one of the things I tell my staff, ‘Family first.’ ” Maki’s devotion to his family is evident to any customer of Spruce Mountain. Maki’s wife, Michelle, works as a financial advisor for Ameriprise and helps in the store as Spruce Mountain’s office manager. The support runs both ways, too. “For me to be able to do the hockey runs on the weekend so she can meet with clients, helps.” His two sons, Esa (11) and Bradley (8) also help out as much as they can. “Both of them are in the pharmacy every so often. You’ll see them restocking the soda coolers and cleaning, so they’re a part of the family business.” Reflecting upon his success, Maki says, “I don’t strive to be exceptional in my profession, but when I hear my customers say, ‘Thank you — I’m glad you’re my pharmacist,’ that means a lot to me.” Chad Lamoureux, Pharmacy Student, Class of 2015


On the Presence of a Pharmacy Leader…

Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity Pharmacy Endowment for Student Leaders

It is with great enthusiasm that we, Matthew P. Malachowski and Christopher R. Ensor, in concert with the Tom and Cathy Ryan Challenge Grant, found the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity Pharmacy Endowment for Student Leaders at The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. Our time at URI, each in its own way, has inspired us to maximize the value of our practices to our patients and respective institutions. Our experiences at URI were enriched through our work with ZBT and other student pharmacy and non-pharmacy organizations alike. Holding prolonged leadership roles within these organizations has shepherded great success, both personally and professionally, for each of us. We seek to motivate the analogous leaders oftheir-time to dream big, be humble, and remain steadfast in the pursuit of both their individual and collective successes.

“You aren’t paid for the hour; rather, you are paid for the value that you bring to the hour.”

As time passes and our goals are set ever-higher, we remain convinced that without our respective backgrounds built at URI, the actuarial bar of achievement would be diminished. A mutual friend of ours once boldly shared this personal maxim which resonates true-to-form today, “The more you do, the more you can do.” Not surprisingly, he was elected to the highest office within our fraternity. Put to this challenge, he accomplished glorious achievements personally and for our fraternity, with elegant efficiency, and remains a close friend, role model, and confidant in our personal and professional lives. Those simple yet profound words inspire the type of hard-work and dedication that is required of today’s team-based leaders, emphasizing the importance of the didactic evaluation “plays well with others”. We share this brief editorial to describe what is possible if the student leaders hold true to their personal beliefs, even in the face of adversity.

We thank the College of Pharmacy, The University of Rhode Island Foundation, and Tom and Cathy Ryan for their collective work and generosity in founding this endowment. Ultimately, we hope that our efforts encourage the future leaders of our profession and similar acts of giving amongst our contemporary alumni.

Cordially, Fraternally, and Sincerely, Christopher R. Ensor, PharmD, BCPS, Class of 2007 Clinical Specialist, Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Comprehensive Transplant Center

Matthew P. Malachowski, PharmD, BCPS, Class of 2006 Clinical Specialist, Renal, Hepatic, and Pancreatic Transplantation Clinical Assistant Professor, Auburn University, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital

Dr. Serpil Kislalioglu, Ph.D., was recognized at the 8th ICoS (International Cosmetics Symposium) in Istanbul, Turkey in May 2009 for her contributions in the Turkish and international cosmetics field. Early in her career, Dr. Kislalioglu was instrumental in the formation of the Turkish Cosmetic Safety Commission. Since then, she has gone on to have a distinguished career in teaching and research in the field of cosmetics.

This summer was Lambda Kappa Sigma's 41st Biennial Convention, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 28-30. Seven members of URI's Xi chapter attended: Meredith Howard (P2), Courtney Barnas (P1), Amanda Wojtusik (P3), Jenn Smola (P3), Nicole Gerosa (P3), Diane Gomes (P3), and Bridget Hosney (P3). Each biennium, LKS chapters submit a portfolio on which they are udged. Based on their submission, Xi chapter won 4 of the 7 available Chapter Achievement Awards in Chapter Publications, Leadership, Professionalism, and Scholarship. Xi chapter was also first runner up for the Efficiency Cup, which recognizes the most complete chapter, in what was a very close race. Of more than 40 collegiate chapters, it was quite a feat to have won the 4 awards and be runner up for the Cup.


Summer in Singapore. One of our newest faculty members, Dr. David Worthen, was invited to deliver a keynote address and lecture at an international, two-day conference on hot melt extrusion, held at Republic Polytechnic, Republic of Singapore, from June 9-12, 2010. Hot melt extrusion, one of the newest and most versatile techniques for formulating and delivering poorly-soluble and chemically unstable drugs, is the focus of significant industrial research and investment worldwide. The conference, sponsored by two international industrial conglomerates, BASF and Thermo Fisher, featured lectures, demonstrations and workshops designed to teach the theory, practice, and hands-on application of this important formulation and processing technique to pharmaceutical and product development scientists from industry, academia, and government. Over 300 attendees from Europe, Asia, and the Americas enjoyed the event, which the sponsors deemed a great success. Dr. Worthen continues close scientific and research collaboration with BASF and Thermo Fisher, and intends to develop a scientific and student exchange program with Republic Polytechnic. Dr. David Worthen, Ph.D., J.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Flu Clinic. Students on Advanced Community Practice rotation with Dr. Virginia (Ginger) Lemay, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy specializing in the area of community pharmacy practice, are getting hands-on experience in perfecting their clinical skills in the community pharmacy. Each week, students are able to assist with community-pharmacy based influenza immunization clinics. In addition, students are able to assist their community preceptors in administering vaccinations for the prevention of pneumonia, shingles, and hepatitis. Here, P-4 students Angelica Lupo and Stefanie Ferreira, assist Dr. Lemay at a flu clinic at Rite Aid #10227, in Pawtucket, RI. Students are able to process the vaccine-related prescriptions, bill the various insurance plans, screen the patients for health conditions and/or contraindications, draw up the vaccine, and prepare the proper injection supplies. Dr. Lemay, a certified pharmacist immunizer and diabetes educator, is also an experienced provider of medication therapy management (MTM) services. Prior to joining the College, Dr. Lemay held the position of Manager of Pharmaceutical Care for the Brooks Eckerd Pharmacy chain, and was recognized by the RI Pharmacists Association as the Innovative Pharmacist of the Year for her role in MTM program creation, design, and implementation. Dr. Lemay and her P4 students also conduct MTM comprehensive drug reviews and targeted medication interventions to improve health outcomes, reduce costs, and increase adherence for patients in the community. Dr. Ginger Lemay, PharmD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice.

Dr. Kerry LaPlante — Society of Infections Disease Pharmacists 2010 Young Investigator of the Year. The Society presented this award to Dr. LaPlante in recognition of her research accomplishments, including her substantial grant funding and extensive publication record and the quality and significance of her research. This past summer, Dr. LaPlante's work gained national headlines as her team reported the results of their study evaluating treatment alternatives for antibiotic-resistant infections. Dr. LaPlante, PharmD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice.


Both Sides of the Bedside Kayla Smith, Pharmacy Student, Class of 2011

As a pharmacy student and a future health care professional, I’ve always cared about helping people. In fact, I have been told to treat every patient as if they were one of my own grandparents. Ironically, during my first clinical rotation this summer, I happened to be at the hospital where my memere (grandmother) was admitted as a patient. My experience shuffling from pharmacy student back to granddaughter taught me a lot about our health care system, the people involved in it, and the power of patient advocates. Being at a teaching hospital, the medical residents often consulted me when medication-related questions arose about their patients. While rounding with the medical team in my first rotation, I was able to meet many patients, some frustrated with being in the hospital. I tried to empathize with them, knowing that our team was trying to help make them better. I was able to see how hard the young physicians worked to care for their patients, and how much they cared. Being on the health care side of the situation made me realize why it took so long to change a medication dose, to get a patient down for a simple CT scan, or to discharge a patient from the hospital. The effort put forth every day by the health care team was impressive, commendable, and selfless. When my memere was admitted, our family was very concerned about the amount of pain she was in and concerned about the cause. My memere, we knew, had metastatic breast cancer and we were worried about what this pain meant. The pain medication origi-

nally prescribed was not working at all. After almost 12 hours with 10/10 on the pain scale, I asked her doctor if we could try a different agent. However, he wanted to wait a little longer. After 18 agonizing hours, I asked a different doctor who agreed to prescribe her something different. Her relief was instant – our relief followed. The pain problem was solved for the time being. Being a pharmacy student, I knew how easily mistakes could happen in the health care system. Before I left for the evening, I checked with the nurse to be sure her original pain medication would be stopped. She assured me that it would. The next morning, I arrived to find my grandmother extremely drowsy. The night nurse wanted to stop giving the pain medication that was working, because he felt it was too much for her. Looking at her I agreed, but explained how the original medication did not seem to help her pain. They finally agreed to leave her on the stronger agent. If I wasn’t there to speak up, my grandmother would have been put back on the original medication that was not working. We found out later that night, she had been receiving both medications during the night shift despite my efforts to ensure this didn’t happen, and the excess sedation was in fact from the dual therapy. Without my insistence, she would have been continued on the medication that wasn’t helping her pain, because of a communication error that could have been prevented. It was a breakdown in the system. This is just one instance of system -related problems that happened. In the following few days, she had 3 CT scans, 1 x-ray, 2 endoscopies, 1 echocardiogram, and still no one had any answers as to what was causing the pain. There were some days when no one told the family why these tests were even being done. After learning she was having an esophageal

bleed, I had to intervene when a nurse was about to administer her scheduled anticoagulant. The order had not yet been written to discontinue it due to the bleeding. The doctors on her team had not yet been told the results of the endoscopy that ultimately found the bleed. This was not the last time I had to speak up with regards to her care. Upon discharge, there were a few interventions with missing prescriptions and correcting instructions. Acting only as her granddaughter, I always respected the boundaries of her protected health information. The system has so much room for error. It is not necessarily a people problem, it is a system problem. What has this experience taught me about our health care system and my future role as a pharmacist? It has increased my awareness of the needs of the patient and their families. To ask if they have any questions. To listen to their concerns. To communicate with them about their healthcare. It also taught me about the importance of patient advocates, whether is be a family member, the patient themselves, or a member of the health care staff. I encourage all pharmacy students and residents, as well as current health care professionals, to be aware of the needs and concerns of patients and their families, because someday you may find yourself on the other side of the bedside. I would like to acknowledge and thank Anne Hume, PharmD for her guidance and support during this experience. *The health information shared in this article has been approved by the patient and her family.

The College of Pharmacy provides students with exposure to a wide range of professional practice opportunities. A long-standing yet perhaps less-recognized opportunity is the pursuit of careers with the United States Public Health Service. The College has a proud history of graduates that have enlisted in the Commissioned Corps and dedicated their careers to promoting public wellness. One such graduate is Dr. William Lehault, PharmD, URI Class of 2009. Lieutenant Lehault entered the U.S. Public Health Service directly after graduation and is currently stationed in southern California where he provides pharmacy care services to individuals residing within a correctional facility. Lt. Lehault visited the College on October 18th, 2010 to provide P-3 students with information describing pharmacy positions within the US Public Health Service. He informed students that pharmacy careers with the Commissioned Corps are highly differentiated as characterized by various locations, care settings, and specialty areas. He also discussed the benefits and high degree of professional fulfillment that enlisted pharmacists enjoy. Students were greatly interested in this career possibility and numerous students approached Lt. Lehault after his presentation to learn more. Information regarding pharmacy careers with United States Public Health Service can be found at: profession/pharmacist


Gi f t R e c o g n i t i on — June 15, 2010 to November 30, 2010 The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy gratefully acknowledges the alumni, corporations, faculty, foundations, friends, students, and parents whose gifts have been received between June 15, 2010 and November 30, 2010. Your continuing support allows us to educate and train the pharmacists, clinicians, pharmaceutical scientists, and community leaders of tomorrow. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information below. In the event of an error or omission, please contact Rich Popovic, Assistant Dean of Development, at 401-874-9017 so that we may correct our records.

Gifts $50,000-$99,999 Donald H Edgar, Estate of

Gifts $10,000-$49,999 Belviso Family David P & Priscilla G Feeney & Oxnard Pharmacy John Jay & Maureen A Pelosi

Lifetime Benefactors CVS Caremark Corporation Mario Family Foundation Dr. Ernest Mario Omar Family Magnate Foundation Dr. Mostafa M Omar Thomas M & Cathy H Ryan

Gifts $1,000-$4,999 Marc P Bernarducci Frederick W & Beverly Ragosta Burgess Barry J & Lisa Conigliaro Cadden Chester A & Debra G Hibbard IlluminOss Medical Inc Julie M Jones Saul Kaplan & Susan Hamer Kaplan George H Kenson Roberta S King* Eleanor M Perfetto Pharmacists Mutual Companies Charles L Rossi Norman C Saute Sherry J Soloff Rita J Valentino Gordon S Willcox David R Worthen*

Gifts $5,000-$9,999

Richard & Lucille Yacino

Timothy E Baker & Baker's Pharmacy of Jamestown Scott A. Campbell & Ocean Pharmacy Charlestown Gregory R & Heidi Cianfarani Ronald P* & Karen W. Jordan John G Niedzwicki Melville A Badway & Reynolds Pharmacy Richard S Sabatelli & Lawson's Pharmacy Inc John A & Cheryl A Stoukides Verdure Sciences 8

Gifts $500-$999 Stephen J Allen Cecilia L Caldwell Christopher R Ensor Eric J Mack Matthew Malachowski Mary Ellen Rossi Brian & Susan Sawchuk Danny R Simard

Gifts $250-$499 Clare Boudreau Mario & Veronica Casinelli Tara L Costa-Wallace Samantha A Cotter Denise B & William M Hayes Joseph N Talbot Scholarship Fund Michele B Kaufman & Jo Ellen Fusco Philomena W Kong Deborah J Magiera Alice A Oravetz Eugene R & Donna P Soares Diane Sorrentino Elizabeth S Walsh Donald M Watson

Gifts below $250 Pamela R Alexander Elizabeth VanVeldhuisen Paula Archer Jeffrey J Ares Elizabeth D & Bradford F Asher Baratz Dental, LLC Gerald David Berman Robert P Berman Karen L Black Kathleen A Boland Caitlin K Botelho Mary P Broome Jeffrey A Melissa L Cabral Kristen J Candon David B & Rebecca Carosella Chih-Wu & Pei-Tei L Chang Edmond E Charrette Maria Spaziano Charrette Michael E Christe Alan F Clines Anthony A & Diane M Coniglio James F. Conroy Nancy L Davis Jeffery A Del Ricci Jr Ann Marie & Stephen Devine Thomas R Dion Jayne E Dodge Eugene Francis Dougherty Melanie Metzger Dougherty Theresa D Egan George E Ellis Richard W Emery, Jr. Philip T Fong Pauline Gagnon Foss Kenneth Friedman Joyce Anne Gawron

Lynn M Gerlach Denise K Gorenski* John G Greslick Barbara C Guentert Gerard J Hebert Roderick B Henderson Mary E Kelly Kurt Kleinmann Stephen J* & Nancy Kogut Karen E Kopoian Maureen L & Dominik A Kotlow Dina M Lerner Laura Leso Karen J Luther Ann M Macro Jeffrey W & Samantha L Mattiucci Marykristine Mazmanian Helen M Medeiros Mark H Medeiros Lesley T Mifsud Baratz Colby A Miller Richard L Moultrop Patricia R* & Neil Murray Joseph D Nasca Sruel M & Phyllis R Oelbaum Mark F Orszulak Charles J Ouellette Lawrence E Pierce Rogene Poffenberger Edward J Popkin Charles P Prefontaine Frank C Realejo Americo Richards Mark L Saible Mary McDonald Schmidt Cosimo A Serio Mark D Siletchnik June Tyler Spink* Vasant G Telang Adolph E Vezza Don M Williams Christopher A Woodruff

* Indicates a gift from a member of the College’s faculty or staff (including emeritus faculty)

Every gift to your College of Pharmacy accelerates the programs we offer, the research we do and the health care outreach services we deliver.

Your gifts to the “Fund For URI – College of Pharmacy” help deliver student scholarships, support student professional and learning activities such as study abroad for foreign language immersion learning or travel for further professional development at national organization meetings.

Our new building will enhance research in the pharmaceutical sciences in areas of toxicology, pharmacology, natural products, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmaco-economic and pharmacoepidemiology. Leading edge research is incorporated into our curriculum and teaching to keep our graduates at the forefront of scientific understanding related to health care therapy. Gifts can support the “Pharmacy Future Fund” which will go directly into creating the most energy efficient and advanced learning and research facility available to any College of Pharmacy in the North East. You can support graduate studies, faculty and specific program areas if you prefer. We hope that our alumni and friends remember how this college has influenced their life and success and that they recognize it is critical to give back to continue the legacy of excellence we have established at URI. Any and all gifts are appreciated. Please give now using the link provided below or contact me or Richard Popovic the Assistant Dean for Development if you would like more specific information or assistance forming a gift plan. Thank you for whatever you can do to help. The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy

Dean Ronald P. Jordan ‘76

Kingston, RI 02881 Dean Ronald Jordan Rich Popovic Assistant Dean of Development 401-874-9017

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URI Rx Alumni Newsletter Fall 2010  

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