In this issue What’s in a name? Clinically Skilled Compounding Education Upcoming Events
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SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
What’s in a name? With the reorganization of The University of Toledo, several new schools and some new colleges have been created. Along with the larger reorgani-
In December, two antique displays were dedicated in the new pharmacy facility: The David H. and Jill G. Scheibel Historic Apothecary and the Michael Warren Tools of the Trade Display (1850-1950). SEE PHOTOS
zation process, the College of Pharmacy has undergone a name change to reflect the breadth of its research and degree offerings. The college’s name is now the College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. The new name acknowledges a series of disciplines that have been a part of the college for decades, including medicinal and biological chemistry, pharmaceutics, and pharmacology. Undergraduate and graduate programs in these disciplines have long been included in the college’s mission and are now included in the college’s name as well. Under the university’s restructuring plan, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will take part in larger interdisciplinary schools, a sign of the growing interprofessionalism within the university.
Read more about the UT Restructuring Plan
SPRING 2011 EXTRACTS & GRADUATES The upcoming issue of Extracts & Graduates, the college’s biannual printed alumni newsletter, will feature the college’s new facility on the Health Science Campus and the donors and friends who helped to make the vision a reality.
Dr. Marcia F. McInerney DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR Dr. Marcia F. McInerney has been selected as a Distinguished University Professor based on her exemplary teaching, research, scholarship, and professional service. Dr. McInerney is professor and chair of the Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She earned degrees from the University of Connecticut, Case-Western Reserve University and the University of Michigan (U of M). She completed her postdoctoral study at the Yale University School of Medicine with Dr. Charles A. Janeway Jr. prior to accepting a position with UT in 1991. Dr. McInerney was appointed as the Mary K. Iacocca Senior Research Fellow (1998-1999) at the Joslin Diabetes Center, affiliated with the Harvard University School of Medicine. In 2008, Dr. McInerney completed a sabbatical leave at the University of Michigan School of Medicine where she holds an adjunct appointment as professor of metabolism, endocrinology, and diabetes in the Division of Internal Medicine. She also holds adjunct appointments in biochemistry, cancer biology, pathology and biological sciences at UT. Dr. McInerney received a CAREER Development award from the American Diabetes Association and was awarded the Central Ohio Diabetes Association (CODA) Childrenâ€™s Research Award.
Dr. McInerney has earned research awards from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation, the Ohio Board of Regents, and the National Institutes of Health; her cu rr e nt research is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture. Dr. McInerney has received more than $3 million in funding for her research in immunopathological mechanisms in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. She is a grant review panel member for the NIDDK section of the NIH. As a Distinguished University Professor, Dr. McInerney will receive an annual grant of $5,000 for five years, funded by the UT Foundation. Her husband, Bill, is a professor of special education in the Judith Herb College of Education at UT. They have two daughters, one of whom is a pediatrician with a specialty in endocrinology working with diabetic children.
STUDENT FEATURES Clinically Skilled The UT team won the statewide Clinical Skills Competition hosted by the Ohio Society of Healthsystem Pharmacists. The competition challenges students to show their skills by analyzing actual patient cases, identifying treatment goals and formulating a plan that includes pharmaceutical care. Ashley Parrott and Kelsey Duplaga, both P4 students, went on to represent UT well in the national competition at the ASHP Midyear Meeting in Anaheim, CA.
L-R: Dr. Chad Tuckerman with Ashley Parrot, Kelsey Duplaga and Dr. Martin Ohlinger.
APPLAUSE Rho Chi Honor Society Aaron Lengel, PharmD 2005, a clinical associate professor in the department of pharmacy practice, was recently inducted into the Beta Eta Chapter of Rho Chi Society. Rho Chi, the academic honor society in pharmacy, was established in 1922. READ MORE
PCCA boot camp at UT now accommodates sixty UT students per year, in addition to the several UT students who attend the training in Houston and London, Ontario each year.
Compounding Education BY CURTIS BLACK In Fall of 1996, Dr. Curtis Black, ’72, was assigned to teach PHPR30703080, a two-semester course sequence for P1 students that was focused on pharmaceutics. While there was an accompanying lab that emphasized compounding technology, the lab exercises at the time did not reflect contemporary compounding practices or take advantage of newer devices and technologies. Furthermore, the lab was not focused on compounding as a unique way for pharmacists to meet patient needs. Recognizing these challenges before he taught the course for the first time, Dr. Black attended the 1996 AACP Annual Meeting and met with William Latendre, who was then the VP for professional relations at the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA). Dr. Latendre invited Dr. Black and the course co-instructor, Marilyn Black, to attend the PCCA Compounding Experience in Houston so that they could experience the training received by pharmacists pursuing specialty practice in compounding pharmacy. As a result of taking part in this outstanding program, Dr. Black and Marilyn Black were able to recommend it for UT pharmacy students. The University
of Toledo has been a member institution of PCCA since 1997, and Dr. Latendre made annual visits to the campus to lecture pharmacy students on contemporary compounding until 2004. In 2006, demand by UT pharmacy students was so strong for the student compounding programs in Houston, TX and London, Ontario that the PCCA’s director for educational programs suggested that the college offer "remote" training on the UT campus for its students. This program, led by PCCA personnel, is commonly referred to as "compounding boot camp" because of its intensive two-day training sessions.
The PCCA compounding boot camp experience forms the basis for a professional elective course in the Pharmacy Practice department. In addition to completing the 16-17 hours of formal instruction provided by the PCCA personnel, students write a 600word reflection paper and a completed a case study writeup. To date, 592 pharmacy students have attended the PCCA compounding boot camp. In addition, five UT students have completed PCCA coursework in pharmaceutical calculations, advanced compounding practice, and veterinary compounding. The latter experience is completed through faculty from Creighton University College of Pharmacy. The PCCA experience continues to be the most popular professional elective in the professional curriculum, and students find it both challenging and rewarding.
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Imagination Station Alumni Affiliate Event Saturday, February 5, 2011 from 6-9pm Your College of Law, College of Medicine & College of Pharmacy Alumni Affiliates invite you and your family to enjoy, for FREE, three hours of private time at Imagination Station in downtown Toledo (formerly known as COSI). Register
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College of Pharmacy Alumni Ice Skating Party Sunday, February 6, 2011 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm Your College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine Alumni Affiliates invite you and your family to enjoy TWO AND A HALF HOURS of private ice time at Sylvania Tam O'Shanter Sports Center. Free ice skating, skate rental and fresh, hot Vito's Pizza and pop on Sunday, February 6. This event is FREE, but registration is required. Register online.
College of Pharmacy Alumni at Toledo Walleyes hockey game Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm Your College of Medicine & College of Pharmacy Alumni Affiliates invite you and your family to enjoy a Toledo Walleye hockey game and an Italian buffet dinner at the Huntington Center for only $25/person. The buffet runs from 5:30 7pm in the Aquarium Room and the game starts at 7 pm. Head Coach Nick Vitucci will stop by to say a few words. Register online.
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