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In this issue Outstanding Faculty 1 Wolfe Building Dedication 2 Residency Programs 3 Upcoming Events 4


Outstanding Teacher Award DR. KIMBERLY SCHMUDE This year, one of the University’s Outstanding Teacher awards was presented to a pharmacy faculty member, Dr. Kim Schmude. Dr. Schmude, a clinical associate lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, is a dedicated pharmacy practitioner who continues to have a positive impact on the health of our community through her work. Her influence on College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences students is made apparent by the multiple nominations she received for this University honor. Dr. Schmude’s nominators lauded her willingness to help students, her approachability, and her concern for student success; students aspire to emulate her good humor, professionalism and passion for patient care. The students’ admiration for Dr. Schmude was visible at the Ohio Pharmacists Association OTC competition, where student competitors wore “What Would Schmude Do?” t-shirts. Recipients of The University of Toledo’s Outstanding Teacher Award receive a cash award of $1500. Outstanding Teachers are selected by a committee of UT instructors and a student representative, who review nominations confidentially. Up to six full-time faculty members are selected annually.

Dr. Christine Hinko, who is the college’s associate dean of Student Affairs and professor of pharmacology, was honored with the University’s Outstanding Adviser Award for 2011. Dr. Hinko considers advising essential to the University’s mission as a diverse, student-centered public metropolitan research university. Her nomination demonstrates that advising is indeed among the most important aspects of her work at UT, and her commitment to the success of our students is greatly appreciated.

Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center Dedication


The University of Toledo dedicated the Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center on Friday, June 24.

Buthina Abdallah, a graduate student in medicinal a n d biological chemistry who is mentored by Dr. Amanda BryantFriedrich, was featured in newsletter of the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Toxicology. The society, which granted her travel funds to a recent meeting, also published her meeting report. Read more

The ceremony was held at the site of the center, located between the Block Science and Health Education buildings. Home to the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center is a $25 million LEED -certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) facility that includes laboratories, lecture halls and offices. The dedication will honor the Wolfes for their $2.5 million donation in support of diabetes research at the University through the Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research, a collaboration between the College of Medicine and Life Sciences and the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. UT’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research is the only comprehensive diabetes research center in the state. The death rate in

Ohio related to diabetes and its complications is twice as high as the national average and four times higher for African Americans, and Hispanic and Native-American women. The latest research available from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a 10.1 percent incidence of diabetes among adults in Lucas County, which translates into over $35 million in Medicaid expenditures. The cost to Ohio employers in lost productivity is even higher. Diabetes has a major impact on the local economy; more than one million Ohioans have diabetes, and 33,000 of them live in Toledo. A major objective of the Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research is to establish a strong investigative base led by Dr. Sonia Najjar, director of the center and professor of physiology and pharmacology in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences, and Dr. Marcia McInerney, professor and chair of medicinal and biological chemistry in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Read more

FACULTY NOTES Drs. Fred Williams and Surya Nauli, associate professors of pharmacology, were recently published in Frontiers in Pharmacology. Their research, in which some BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Honors students participated, highlights the use of zebrafish as a model system for studying the effects of drugs that impact the cardiovascular system. The article is entitled, “ A comparative study of embedded and anesthetized zebrafish in vivo on myocardiac calcium oscillation and heart muscle contraction .” Co-

authors are Brian Muntean, Christine Horvat, James Behler, Wissam AbouAlaiwi, and Andromeda Nauli.

UT Residency Programs Meet Their Match

This year’s Pharmacy Residency Match Day was a great success for the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, once again promising the addition of new talent to the residency program. UT’s pharmacy residency program consists of three separate types of 12-month residencies, each accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency provides extensive training opportunities and helps residents develop the skills they need to practice independently and excel in patient care and teaching. Residents train in different settings: acute care, ambulatory care, drug information and administration. They also gain teaching experience in didactic, laboratory, small group instruction and experiential teaching in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. This summer, the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program welcomes three new residents, Dr. Matt Hoover, a UT graduate, Dr. Jamie Drees from Ohio Northern University, and Dr. David Jacobs from the University of Buffalo. The Community Pharmacy Residency program is committed to developing clinicians who provide advanced practice services in a

variety of clinical settings. Residents are equipped to serve diverse patient populations, collaborate with other healthcare providers, teach and mentor pharmacy students, and take an active role in advancing the practice of community pharmacy. Initiatives for Community Pharmacy residents are focused on medication therapy management, collaborative drug therapy, immunization, and health screenings. Dr. Michelle Mangan, who earned her PharmD from Ohio Northern University, is the newest resident in this program. Critical Care residents practice at The University of Toledo Medical Center and study in surgical, medical, cardiac, cardiothoracic, neuro/neurosurgical, trauma intensive care, transplant, infectious disease, clinical microbiology, infection control and epidemiology, and emergency medicine areas. Residents actively participate in multidisciplinary rounds, providing drug therapy management and drug information to members of the health care team, patients and patients’ family members. The new Critical Care resident is Dr. Shelley Klochan, who earned her PharmD degree from Butler University and completed a PGY1 residency at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis.

In addition to the new class of residents coming to UT, more than 13% of this year’s graduating PharmD class will enter Pharmacy Practice and Ambulatory Care residency programs. Many of these residents will remain local in institutions like The Toledo Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital, William Beaumont Hospital, and W.W. Knight. Other will venture across the state to Akron General Hospital, MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, and Louis Stokes VA Hospital in Cleveland. Still more graduates will complete their residencies in well-known facilities across the country, including Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in South Carolina, the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System in Gainesville, and New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Upcoming Events Art on the Mall July 31, 2011, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM The yearly event turns Centennial Mall, the center of The University of Toledo’s Main Campus, into a shimmering kaleidoscope of art and browsing art lovers.

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Professional Advancement Conferences Friday, August 18-19 Students entering the professional division in both the BSPS and PharmD programs will attend professionalism conferences to prepare them for their new roles as researchers and practitioners. The BSPS conference will be held in Collier Building room 1000A from 10am to 2PM, while the PharmD conference will be held in Collier Building room 1050 from 9am to 3pm. All new professional division students will attend an orientation and workshop and from 8am-5pm on Thursday, August 18.

Professional Advancement Ceremony Friday, August 19, 2011 in Nitschke Auditorium on Main Campus The Professional Advancement Ceremony welcomes incoming P1 BSPS and PharmD students into the professional division. Students receive white coats or portfolios according to their majors.

Homecoming 2011 October 7-9, 2011 The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Alumni Affiliate will host event and honor outstanding alumni. The parade on Saturday and the CE on Sunday offer excellent opportunities to gather with classmates.

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July 2011 Refill  

The monthly e-newsletter of The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

July 2011 Refill  

The monthly e-newsletter of The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences