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Winter 2013

Extracts + Graduates The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Magazine for Alumni and Friends

I N S I D E Dr. Paul Erhardt is Distinguished From the Dean

University Professor

life-saving cardiovascular drug, earned him American Critical Care’s Presidential Award for Scientific and Technical Excellence. The story of esmolol’s discovery has been documented in the prestigious American Chemical Society series entitled Chronicles of Drug Discovery.

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2012 Reaccreditation Page 4

Academically Strong and Student-Centered Page 11

A University Rising Page 5


Beyond the Borders Page 8

In 2002, Dr. Erhardt was elected President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Division VII Chemistry and Human Health. In 2007, he was awarded the IUPAC Appreciation of Service Award for Outstanding r. Paul Erhardt is a professor of Contributions to the Advancement of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry Worldwide Chemistry. He has displayed and Director of the Center for Drug international leadership in Medicinal Design and Development (CD3). A faculty Chemistry, including presenting exciting member at The University of Toledo since new ideas and predicting future directions 1994, he graduated from Richfield High in the field. Dr. Erhardt was awarded a School in the Minneapolis area. Dr. Erhardt gold medal to recognize his innovation earned a B.A. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in in medicinal chemistry by the Indian Medicinal Chemistry from University of Society of Chemists and Biologists Minnesota before accepting a postdoctoral at the 2011 International Conference position involving bioanalytical chemistry and on Chemistry for Mankind. Active in drug metabolism at the University of Texas the Society for Biomolecular Sciences at Austin. Dr. Erhardt’s early career involved (SBS) and the American Association of bench-level research as a synthetic medicinal Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS), Dr. chemist within the pharmaceutical industry. Erhardt was a founding member of their Dr. Erhardt’s research career embodies highly respective Academic Outreach and Prodrug creative and original work with many notable subcommittees. Locally, his research group contributions. His discovery and chemical participates in the annual Susan G. Komen development of esmolol (Brevibloc®), a


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From the Dean Dear Alumni and Friends, Your College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is pleased to share with you a considerable amount of good news in this issue of Extracts and Graduates. The students, faculty and staff have been busy building new relationships and creating new educational and practice opportunities on both campuses. The result is a stronger and more efficient college that is able to offer our students and faculty the benefits of an integrated academic health center, which sets us apart from other colleges of pharmacy in our region. I invite you to come to campus and see for yourself how things have changed and yet how the essence of the UT student experience continues to create proud and prepared alumni. The college’s Pharmaceutical Science Board, the Dean’s Commission on Pharmacy Education, and the Alumni Association and College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Alumni Affiliate offer many opportunities to reconnect with The University of Toledo and give back to current and future students.

College meetings are held in the Martin Conference Center.

As always, I thank you for your involvement with the college and your commitment to The University of Toledo on behalf of our students, faculty and staff. Your contributions and ongoing support are essential to our success. Dr. Hoss in front of the Dr. Wayne and Dorothy Hoss Cold Room.

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Dean Early and Dr. Christine Hinko serve breakfast in the Giant Eagle Student Affairs Office during a “Danish with the Dean” event.

Scholarship recipients enjoy lunch with Mary Schlembach, Dr. Robert Schlembach, and Parviz Boodjeh in the Early Conference Room.

Distinguished University Professor Vol 20, No. 3, Winter 2013 Extracts & Graduates is published twice yearly for alumni and friends of The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Copyright 2013 All rights reserved.

Editor Charisse Montgomery, MA ‘10

Support Staff Donna Haar Cynthia Soncrant

Contributing Writers Jeff Barton, BBA ’98 Dr. Wayne Hoss Dr. William Messer Charisse Montgomery, MA ‘10

Special Thanks Dr. Amanda BryantFriedrich Dr. Sharrel Pinto Dr. Youssef Sari Development Office Office of Marketing & Communications Office of Publications UT Foundation Dean’s Cabinet

Photographers Dan Miller Dean Johnnie L. Early II Charisse Montgomery Cynthia Soncrant Donna Haar

Race for the Cure, an effort that has won awards for the largest non-profit team entry and for the highest fund-raiser in the same category. Dr. Erhardt has earned the Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award and research awards from the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and The University of Toledo. His present research focuses on medicinal chemistry pertaining to oncology, drug metabolism and soft drug technologies; ADMET-related SAR and synergy; and chiral auxiliary synthetic reagents amenable to practical, drug-related process chemistry. He has authored nearly 150 technical articles, scholarly works and issued patents, and his annual extramural research budget has repeatedly surpassed the $1 million level and presently funds a cadre of visiting scientists, postdocs, a technician, and graduate and undergraduate students. His CD3 operation also

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hosts a shadow program that is open to local high school students interested in exploring career options within the pharmaceutical sciences. He currently has a number of additional drug candidates in various stages of the drug development process in the Center for Drug Design and Development (CD3). Pictured on page one is the CD3 Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry team. With Dr. Erhardt (center) are L-R Brian Kress, a BSPS Medicinal Chemistry student who is a CD3 undergraduate researcher; Neha Malik, a senior-level Medicinal Chemistry Ph.D. student; Rachael Jetson, a senior-level Medicinal Chemistry Ph.D. student; and Dr. Chris Trabbic, a CD3 research associate and alumnus of the BSPS program. Not pictured is Mike Robinson, a senior-level MD/Medicinal Chemistry Ph.D. student.

Mortar & Pestle Society


he Mortar & Pestle Society was established to help The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences meet its educational mission and its role in the profession and the community at large. In these times of dwindling public resources, the annual gifts of the Mortar & Pestle Society members are critical to college programs and continued excellence. Member gifts provide essential funds for scholarships, faculty research support, and programs. Members are regularly informed about important developments at the college and may also assist the college with their counsel.

Each member of the Mortar & Pestle Society agrees to a contribution of $10,000 payable to the College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual Fund over 10 years or less. UT employees can make gifts of $1,000 per year payable over a maximum of ten years, and non-employees of UT can make their gifts of $2,000 per year over five years to the College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences.

will be unrestricted, allowing the college to respond quickly to changing needs; however, members can also designate their contributions for specific programs if they so desire. One hundred percent of a member’s gift will be used for the sole benefit of the College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences and will constitute a charitable contribution and be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Although most gifts are cash contributions, gifts of appreciable securities, stocks, bonds, or real estate are encouraged and can offer certain tax advantages to donors. Most gifts

To learn more about membership in the Mortar & Pestle Society, contact Jeff Barton, development director, at 419.530.5413 or at jeffrey.barton@


2012 Reaccreditation of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program services on both campuses. The OSA developed its own secure electronic student record system that can be accessed from either campus. OSA was also recognized for its efficiency and effectiveness in responding to student needs. The ACPE evaluation team received many positive comments from students concerning the OSA. The use of P3 (third-year) and P4 (fourth-year) PharmD students as teaching assistants for P1 and P2 laboratory and lecture courses was noted as a good model that should be communicated to the Academy for others to emulate. Students gain hands-on experience in the Kroger Professional Division Lab.


he accreditation steering committee was co-chaired by Executive Associate Dean Wayne Hoss and Associate Dean Christine Hinko. A total of approximately 100 individuals, including 40 students, participated in the self-study, mock site visit and actual site visit by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The result was continued accreditation for the maximum eightyear period to 2020. Six commendations arose from the accreditation process. The college was commended on its expansion to the Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center on the Health Science Campus, which has improved socialization of pharmacy students with other health professional students. Jordan Maddox, a P4 pharmacy student, remarked that

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“Since we moved to the Health Science Campus, students, faculty and staff members are working together in research, patient care settings, educational programs and even social events. I was surprised to find that medical students are just as eager to meet us as we are to meet them.� The dedication and commitment of the faculty were commended, and the site visit team noted that the faculty goes well beyond the call of duty and demonstrates an exceptional work ethic and support of the program. The Office of Student Affairs (OSA), led by associate dean Christine Hinko, was commended for its complete reorganization when the College expanded to the Health Sciences Campus, ensuring that students have the same high quality

The dean was commended for improving communication within the college and making all leadership decisions transparent as well as maintaining an open-door policy that was mentioned positively by both students and faculty. The dean was also commended for accomplishing several major milestone goals for the college despite major financial and personal health issues. The college was commended for the accomplishment of several major events over the past two years, most notably the merger of the two universities, the expansion to the Health Sciences Campus, and the implementation of a new PharmD curriculum.

A University Rising


he University of Toledo has initiated a new fund raising campaign with the theme A University Rising. The goal of this university-wide capital campaign is to support UT’s growth and to lead the way in academics and research in a manner that will gain UT further national and international prominence. The college’s role in the capital campaign is to raise funds for research and scholarships that enhance the education of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science students. Dr. Robert Schlembach, known to all as “Doc”, is a professor emeritus and was selected by Dean Johnnie Early to chair the college’s campaign. Doc selected Parvis Boodjeh, ’54, as his honorary co-chair. Doc’s perpetual involvement with the college over the past several decades gives him a unique perspective on the journey and destination of the college. He is committed to supporting students through scholarship funding and supporting the college’s research enterprise as a means of raising the college’s national and international profile. Doc’s sense of indebtedness to the college for the excellent education he received and for the lifelong relationships he has made influence his desire to give to the college. “Giving not only provides an investment in the bright future of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences,” said Dr. Schlembach, “It also continues to pave the way for an excellent professional education of which every University of Toledo alumnus can be proud.”

Dr. Schlembach ’49 and Parviz Boodjeh ’54 Parviz Boodjeh and his late wife, Mildred, along with Discount Drug Mart, have named eight laboratory spaces in The Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center. Boodjeh, a 2008 honorary degree recipient, founded Discount Drug Mart, a Cleveland-area retail pharmacy. In addition to laboratory space, the Boodjeh/ Discount Drug Mart gift provided $200,000 in student scholarships.

An exciting component of the current fund raising campaign is a group of scholarships called the Schlembach Scholarships. Donors who establish an endowed scholarship of $25,000 or more in the donor’s own name may have their scholarship designated as a Schlembach Scholarship, an umbrella of funds that support matriculating students. These scholarships will be acknowledged at convocation each year the scholarship is awarded. Alex Adams, PharmD ’08, is director of Pharmacy Programs for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. He adds, “As a fourth generation pharmacist, I’m proud to carry on the

tradition of advancing patient care through pharmacy. It is never too early to give back, and I am honored to play a role in ensuring that the next generation of student pharmacists can fast-track their careers as patient advocates and agents of change. For more information about contributing to the campaign, please contact the college’s development director, Jeff Barton, at 419.530.5413 or The university’s annual Phon-a-Thon, during which current students call alumni to raise funds for the university, will also offer opportunities to contribute.

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• Approximately 52% entered pharmacy practice immediately following graduation • 19% entered residency or fellowship training, and • 28% were considering geography and multiple offers as of May 2012

52% 19%

Graduate pharmacists who immediately entered practice

4% 4% 2%

• • • •


made the following choices:

90% entered community practice 4% institutional practice 2% in ambulatory care and 4% designated ‘other’ which may include industry, long term care, consulting, nuclear or other areas of practice

Choice of residency training The choice of residency training among PharmD graduates continues to be popular. Of the individuals entering residency training the following experiences were chosen: • • • •





61% entered an institutional based pharmacy practice residency 21% entered an ambulatory care or community based residency 11% entered a management based residency 7% unknown

Rank Teaching and Value

BSPS Program • 33.3% entered the workforce


South Dakota State



• 60% entered graduate programs



• 6% were undeclared at the time of interview






6 North Carolina-Chapel Hill*

33.3% 60%

7 Idaho State




Ohio State


Cincinnati and Houston*

*denotes a tie

The college earned its first ranking in U.S. News & World Report as one of the top pharmacy schools nationwide.


A 2011 study conducted by faculty members at Southwest Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy ranked The UT College of Pharmacy and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences eighth in the U.S. and first in Ohio for teaching and value. The results of the study are in the chart above.

Pledge Your Support The Future of Pharmacy Campaign, which concluded in 2010, provided tremendous support for students and research. The campaign was supported by numerous alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the college. The success of the campaign provided significant funding that supported the recent reaccreditation of the Doctor of Pharmacy as well as the ongoing growth of the college’s research enterprise. The support of our alumni is paramount to the success of our students. Through the generous giving of our alumni and supporters, more than 125 merit and need-based scholarships were awarded last year through our pharmacy endowments, reflecting more than $108,000 in scholarship support for our students.

Parviz & Mildred Boodjeh, Discount Drug Mart PharmD Pharmaceutics Teaching Lab

Please consider making a gift to the college or to a specific program or fund. Your support will impact the lives of current and future students at The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Use the form below to make your gift or make your gift online by visiting the UT Foundation’s secure website at Designate my gift to: New Lab Equipment & Technology Fund Endowed Lab Equipment & Technology Fund Pharmacy General Scholarship Fund (fund of your choice) In the amount of: $100





Payment Options: Enclosed is a check made payable to the UT Foundation

Dr. Mary Powers occupies one of the two Philip & Rebecca Miller Department Offices. Dr. Powers, associate professor of pharmacy practice, conducts research regarding community pharmacy practice, particularly workforce issues associated with community pharmacy practice. The second Philip & Rebecca Miller Department Office houses Dr. Ana Maria Oyarce, visiting assistant professor of pharmacology.

Charge my:




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Spouse’s Name

Matching Gift: Name of Company I have enclosed the matching gift form from my human resources department. I would like additional information on including The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in my estate plans.

Dr. Anthony & Carolyn Geraci Shared Tissue and Culture Lab

Return this form to: The University of Toledo Foundation, MS 319 2801 W. Bancroft St. Toledo, Ohio 43606 Contributions are tax-deductible as provided by law.


For more information regarding giving, contact Jeff Barton, director of development, at 419.530.5413, or via email at

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Beyond the Borders: Partnerships with Middle Eastern Institutions


n late 2012, Dean Early, along with Drs. Amanda BryantFriedrich, Sharrel Pinto and Youssef Sari, visited the Middle East to create and support some of the college’s educational and research partnerships. Their journey took them to Saudi Arabia’s King Faisal Specialists Hospital and Research Centre and to Jordan’s Al-Zaytoonah University.

Care and Outcomes Research Lab, spoke about the impact practicing pharmacists can have on improving patient care and outcomes. Dr. Youssef Sari, assistant professor of pharmacology, presented his re-

The college’s relationship with AlZaytoonah University in the capital city of Amman, Jordan extends back 10 years and includes the exchange of ideas and knowledge that have strengthened pharmacy practice in Jordan and enhanced research in the United States. Al-Zaytoonah University is a private university that features excellent pharmaceutical science programs. Its faculty members are largely trained abroad, in the United States, India and Europe.

search on the treatment of alcoholism and neurodegenerative diseases. During the conference, Dr. Sari was featured on the PharmaJo website and on Jordanian television. The partnership with Al-Zaytoonah attracts students who are interested in graduate studies in the basic sciences.

The college co-sponsored a pharmacy conference in Jordan with the faculty of Al-Zaytoonah University. In addition to Dr. Early giving the keynote address at the conference, Drs. Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, Sharrel Pinto and Youssef Sari presented, and three UT graduates from the graduate program in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry attended. Dr. Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, associate professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, presented her research on chemical toxicology and the etiology of cancer. Dr. Sharrel Pinto, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Research Director for the Pharmaceutical


UT faculty and alumni enhance Middle Eastern partnerships.

The college’s new Memorandum of Understanding with the King Faisal Specialists Hospital and Research Centre allows Doctor of Pharmacy students to complete rotations at the institution. King Faisal is home to the first and only ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency program outside the United States, creating an exciting new opportunity for graduates who wish to practice abroad. The state-of-theart hospital facilities and government support allow the institution to adopt a patient-centered medical home model and other practices that are merely in the discussion phases here in the United States. As many of the college’s graduate students come from the Middle East and other parts of the globe, expanding the college’s presence and recruitment efforts beyond the U.S. borders is essential to increasing enrollment in our

graduate programs. These partnerships allow the college to reconnect with alumni as well. Buthina Abdallah, a 2011 Medicinal Chemistry PhD graduate and assistant professor in the department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy at Jordan University of Science and Technology, attended the conference. She remarked, “It was my pleasure to meet my UT family in my home country.” The ongoing success of graduates like Abdallah extends UT’s impact across the globe. Students involved with the college’s Middle Eastern partnerships come to UT with financial support and excellent communication skills, having generally completed international baccalaureate programs. Because the faculty members at each of these partner institutions are largely American or British educated, the relationships and research collaborations are easily facilitated. The commitment to diversity at The University of Toledo and the opportunity for enriching education in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences make international partnerships meaningful for students and faculty.

ALUMNIC A P S U L E S George E. Bush, ’30, a Toledo community pharmacist, was recognized through the naming of a new playground and park in his honor. Robert Schlembach, ’49, is the chair of the college’s portion of UT’s current giving campaign, themed A University Rising. Dr. Joan Tarloff, BSP ’72, is professor and interim chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and creator of the Pharmacology-Toxicology program at that institution. Deborah Saine, MS, RPh, FASHP, BSP ’79, earned the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Alumni Affiliate’s Distinguished Alumna Award, which is the highest honor and distinction the affiliate bestows on an alumnus/a for outstanding career achievement in pharmacy or healthcare. Jay Kuhn, BSP ‘79, is the new Director of Pharmacy at Marymount Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic affiliated hospital, in Cleveland, Ohio. Ruth Nemire, PharmD ‘92, Ed.D., is Chief Academic Officer and chief of staff for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Nemire has previously held faculty and administrative positions at Nova Southeastern University, Touro College of Pharmacy-New York and Fairleigh Dickinson University. She received her B.S. in pharmacy at Ohio Northern University, her PharmD. at The University of Toledo and her doctorate in education at Nova Southeastern. In her new roles, Nemire will have broad responsibility for all areas of faculty development, leadership programming, institutional effectiveness and strategic planning. She will begin in her position in mid-January.

Dr. Xi-Ping Huang, PhD ’99, was a co-author on a paper recently published in Nature. The paper describes the crystal structure for the kappa opioid receptor. Huang completed postdoctoral fellowships at SUNY Stony Brook and Penn State University at Hershey before joining Dr. Bryan Roth’s laboratory at North Carolina. Sheila Kwarteng, BSPS ’04, completed a master of science in Bioscience/Regulatory Affairs at Johns Hopkins University and is now a quality assurance manager at Navidea Biopharmaceutical in Dublin, Ohio. Brian Coehrs, PharmD ‘05, is the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award is bestowed by the Pharmacy Alumni Affiliate to an alumnus/a who is 40 years of age or younger (BSPS, BS, BSP, PharmD, MS, or Ph.D.). Irina Davis, BSPS ‘05, is a pharmaceutical sales representative for Novo Nordisk in Cincinnati, Ohio. Alex Givens, PharmD ‘07, BCPS is Instructional Designer/Principal Educator for EPIC Inpatient & Stork at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. David R. Bright, PharmD ’08, received the American Pharmacists Association’s 2012 Distinguished New Practitioner Award. Bright was selected in recognition of the many accomplishments he has achieved early in his career, especially in the areas of disease state management and wellness, medication therapy management (MTM) and student mentorship. Bright, a faculty member at Ohio Northern University is also the Director of Pharmacy for ONU HealthWise, a disease state management program offered to employees of Ohio Northern University. His scholarly interests include both MTM and collaborative drug therapy management, often with emphasis

in the treatment of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Bright is also interested in the involvement of pharmacy technicians in the practice of pharmacy. Drs. Kenneth and Scarlett (Lynn) Hohmeier, PharmD ’10 and ’12, respectively, were two of the 10 young pharmacists selected to attend Ohio’s 2012 Young Pharmacy Leaders Conference at the Ohio Pharmacists Association in Columbus. Buthina Abdallah, PhD ’11, is an assistant professor in the department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy at Jordan University of Science and Technology. Ashraf Mohieldin, BSPS ‘11, a second-year Ph.D. student in the Medicinal and Biological Chemistry program, earned a $39,000 research award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for his project, entitled Cellular Function and Structure of Primary Cilia, which focuses on the role of primary cilia in PKD. Rita Abro, PharmD ’12, is a pharmacist for CVS/pharmacy. Justin Angles, PharmD ’12, practices with Kroger Pharmacy. Danny Anouti, BSPS ’12, is attending Midwestern University’s three-year PharmD program in Glendale‚ Arizona. Fernand Bedi, PharmD ’12, is pursuing a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry at UT. Bryan Bishop, PharmD ’12, is a PGY1 resident at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio. Paul Bogner, PharmD ’12, is a practicing pharmacist for Kroger Pharmacy. Justin Brown, PharmD ’12, is a pharmacist for CVS/pharmacy in Columbus, Ohio. Megan Burns, PharmD ’12, is completing a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne‚ Indiana.


Kellie Buschor, PharmD ’12, is completing a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The University of Toledo Medical Center. Blythe Butler, PharmD ’12, is practicing pharmacy at Rite Aid Pharmacy. Maria Canestraro, PharmD ’12, practices pharmacy with CVS/pharmacy in southern New Jersey. Megan Caswell, BSPS ’12, is pursuing a PharmD degree at Northeast Ohio University College of Pharmacy. Tammy Cawood, PharmD ’12, is a pharmacist for Foodtown Pharmacy in Monroe, Michigan. Jacquelyn Cearfoss, PhD ’12, is a regulatory Toxicologist for Lubrizol in Cleveland, Ohio.

Kara Krzan, PharmD ’12, is completing a PGY1 and PGY2/Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration Residency. Yeseul Lee, BSPS ’12, is employed in the healthcare and pharmaceutical department at 3M. Susan Lewis, PharmD ’12, is completing a PGY1 residency at The University of Toledo Medical Center. Kelsie Majercak, PharmD ’12, is a PGY1 resident at the VA for Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Kate Malone, PharmD ’12, is a pharmacist for Rite Aid in Canton, Ohio. Duane Mancini, BSPS ’12, works with North American Science Associates.

Kelsey Chapman, PharmD ’12, practices at Kroger Pharmacy.

Hilal Merhi, BSPS ’12, is completing a physician assistant graduate program.

Kelli Cole, PharmD ’12, is a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice resident at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit‚ Michigan.

Shawn Mills, PharmD ’12, is a pharmacist at Rite Aid.

Mullen Colin, PharmD ’12, is a pharmacist for Giant Eagle Pharmacy.

Ashley Mullins, PharmD ’12, is a PGY1 resident at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Ohio.

Nachiket Patel, BSPS ’12, is completing an M.S. in Industrial Pharmacy at The University of Toledo. Alicia Petrarca, PharmD ’12, is a pharmacist for Rite Aid in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Michelle Piel, PharmD ’12, is a PGY1 resident at W.W. Knight Family Practice Center, The Toledo Hospital. Kristin Prox, PharmD ’12, is completing a PGY1 residency at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, Ohio. Cory Reese, PharmD ’12, is a pharmacist at Target Pharmacy in Columbus, Ohio. Rachael Rocha, PharmD ’12, practices pharmacy for Rite Aid. Alex Salyer, BSPS ’12, is attending the University of Kansas Ph.D./MS program in Medicinal Chemistry. Lisa Samaroo, PharmD ’12, is completing a PGY1 residency at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Petar Saric, PharmD ’12, is attending medical school at the University of Cincinnati.

Luis Mullins, BSPS ’12, is in the Medicinal and Natural Products PhD program at the University of Iowa.

Matthew Schneider, PharmD ’12, is a compounding pharmacist at the Rite Aid Regional Compounding Pharmacy.

Andrea Myers, BSPS ’12, is in the Clinical Laboratory Science program at Mercy.

Nicole Sherlock, PharmD ’12, is a staff pharmacist for CVS/pharmacy in Yuma, Arizona.

Courtney Evans, BSPS ’12, is completing the Clinical Nurse Leader Master of Science in Nursing program at The University of Toledo.

Abdulhamid Nassor, PharmD ’12, is a pharmacist at Walgreens.

Saffiatu Silla, PharmD ’12, is a pharmacist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Elizabeth Fragapan, PharmD ’12, is a pharmacist for Discount Drug Mart in Dayton, Ohio.

Lisa Nguyen, PharmD ’12, is a pharmacist at Foer’s Pharmacy in Washington, D.C.

Samantha Gay, PharmD ’12, practices pharmacy at Meijer Pharmacy in Angola, Indiana.

Rindi Norris, BSPS ’12, is completing an internship at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office in Cleveland‚ Ohio and plans to pursue a career in the forensic science field.

Megan Conaway, PharmD ’12, is a Kroger pharmacist. Tamara Deaton, PharmD ’12, practices pharmacy at Rite Aid. David DeWeese, PharmD ’12, is a CVS pharmacist.

Peter Hakos, BSPS ’12, is in the physician assistant program at Lock Haven University. Danielle Henninger, PharmD ’12, practices at Meijer Pharmacy.


Carlotta Henriquez-Smith, PharmD ’12, is a Rite Aid pharmacist.

Mai Nguyen, PharmD ‘12 is practicing pharmacy at Walgreens in Las Vegas.

Emily Olsen, PharmD ’12, is a pharmacist for Rite Aid.

David Simko, PharmD ’12, is a Walgreens pharmacist. Andrea Smith-Brookhart, PharmD ’12, is completing the PGY1 Kroger Company Community Pharmacy Residency program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Nicole Snyder, BSPS ’12, is attending medical school. Marisa Sochacki, PharmD ’12, is a PGY1 resident at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Caitlin Steward, PharmD ’12, is completing a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Steven Tapaszi, BSPS ’12, is in the Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Ph.D. program at Purdue University.

the proposal through the approval process. The department hired its first faculty member for the program, Dr. Gabriella Baki, past participant in the exchange program with the University of Szeged, Hungary Faculty of Pharmacy.

Erin Thompson, PharmD ’12, is completing a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The University of Toledo Medical Center. Tu Tran, PharmD ’12, is a pharmacist for Heart Land Pharmacy. Andrew Wash, PharmD ’12, is a pharmacist for Fred Meyer Pharmacy and is completing the Oregon State University PGY1 Community Residency in Portland‚ Oregon. Krystalyn Weaver, PharmD ’12, is an Executive Resident for the American Pharmacists Association. Heather Wimer, PharmD ’12, is a Rite Aid pharmacist. Samantha Winkel, PharmD ’12, is a pharmacist for Walgreens in Wauseon, Ohio. Anna Yakumithis, PharmD ’12, is completing a PGY1 residency at The Toledo Hospital and Toledo Children’s Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.

Karen Papadakis

Dr. Martin Ohlinger instructs students in the QS/1 Classroom.


he college has developed three new academic programs that will enhance enrollment and provide additional educational opportunities that are unique to our region. COSMETIC SCIENCE The Department of Pharmacy Practice developed a new BSPS major, Cosmetic Science, which began in fall 2012 with two P1 students. The program is the brainchild of Dr. Ken Alexander, professor of Pharmacy Practice, who largely developed the curriculum and shepherded

BSPS/MS IN MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY Dr. Marcia McInerney, chair of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, developed a program in which students can obtain both a BS and MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree in five calendar years. The program allows BSPS students to choose a faculty member as an internship mentor during the undergraduate years and continue the MS thesis research with the same mentor. EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS PhD The Department of Pharmacology, chaired by Dr. William Messer, received formal approval for implementing a Ph.D. program in Experimental Therapeutics. The program will enroll students beginning in Fall 2013.


In Memoriam

Karen Papadakis, secretary in the Department of Pharmacology, after 41 years of service at The University of Toledo and 10 years in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Stan Baker, ’62, passed away on June 14, 2012 at the age of 73. Emily Suzanne Davis, MS ’06, passed away June 28, 2012 at age 31.


College of Pharmacy, MS 608 The University of Toledo 2801 W. Bancroft St. Toledo, Ohio 43606-3395

The Experimental Therapeutics PhD program will accept students in Fall 2013. investigation at increasing levels of complexity, ranging from individual molecules and proteins to cellular and tissue-based assays and to the whole organism. The purpose of the college’s new Ph.D. program is to train students at the doctoral level who can translate discoveries in the laboratory to therapies in a clinical setting. The program provides a bridge between the Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees, and matches the strengths of our educational and research environment. By its very nature, Experimental Therapeutics is a multidisciplinary field, drawing on a variety of scientific areas, including but not limited to pharmacology, toxicology, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, physiology, immunology, pharmaceutics, pathology, statistics and engineering. As such, our program is open to faculty from a xperimental Therapeutics is the integration of number of disciplines outside the Department of Pharmacology, basic and applied sciences focused on the thus enhancing the potential research experience of our study and development of new treatments for human disease. Research in Experimental Therapeutics students. Examples include developing collaborations between seeks to understand human diseases from the molecular Drs. Surya Nauli, Department of Pharmacology, and Bina Joe level to the whole organism in order to develop rational in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in the area of hypertension and between Drs. Youssef Sari, Department approaches for new pharmacological treatments. of Pharmacology, and Bryan Yamamoto in the Department of In addition, Experimental Therapeutics includes the Neurosciences in the area of drug and alcohol abuse. development of new therapies through systematic



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