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Meeting of minds to discuss battle of the bulge

October 18, 2011

Jared Fogle, best known as “The Subway Guy,” after the brand of sandwiches that he says helped him lose 245 pounds in a year, met Oct. 18 with Dr. Kevin Sneed, dean of the USF College of Pharmacy,  to discuss combating obesity, a risk factor for cardiovascular and other chronic diseases. Jared Fogle (“The Subway Guy”), spokesperson for the AHA Heart Walk, with Kevin Sneed, PharmD, dean of the USF College of Pharmacy. Jared was in the Tampa Bay area to help promote the upcoming AHA Heart Walk, which will […]

USF a key player in emerging field of pharmacogenomics

October 5, 2011

The new College of Pharmacy brings together scientists blazing the trail to personalized medicine The USF College of Pharmacy will be a major player in bridging the gap between the science of pharmacogenomics and its clinical applications, said Kevin Sneed, PharmD, dean of the USF College of Pharmacy at the 1st Annual  International Conference on Translational & Clinical Pharmacogenomics. Pharmacogenomics is the study of how genetic variation among individuals may be used to predict how different people will respond to medicines – whether it’s a good response, a bad response, […]

NIH grant helps USF pharmacy researcher further define mechanisms of arrhythmias

September 22, 2011

The National Institutes of Health awarded researchers in the USF College of Pharmacy $1.65 million to further study the mechanisms that cause cardiac arrhythmias and the roles potassium channels play in the heart. Srinivas Tipparaju, MPharm, PhD, assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy, is the principal investigator on the 5-year study from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Co-investigators are Aruni Bhatnagar, PhD, and Oleg Barski, PhD, both from the University of Louisville. The grant, titled “Redox Regulation of Kv channels,” aims to advance the understanding of how […]

Making History

September 19, 2011

The new USF College of Pharmacy celebrates the entry of its inaugural class into the profession It was a day for making history. A celebration punctuated by bittersweet moments. “We’re making history and paving the way for future generations of USF pharmacy students,” said Hillary Silvestri, 21. “Only a small number of people can say they started out as part of an inaugural class. It’s great to be a part of that.” Silvestri was among 53 students who donned their first white coats Sept. 16 at the USF College of […]

Pharmacogenomics conference targets better drug treatment based on genetics

August 29, 2011

USF College of Pharmacy will host the international conference Sept. 22-24 Tampa, FL (August 23, 2011) — The first international conference hosted by the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy will focus on ways to improve health care by customizing drug prescribing and treatment based on an individual’s genetic makeup. The 1st Annual International Conference on Developmental, Translational and Clinical Pharmacogenomics will be held Sept. 22 to 24 at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Health Solutions at the USF Tampa campus, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue. Tampa, […]

Highlights from first day of classes at USF Health

August 23, 2011

As USF celebrated its first day of the fall semester, USF Health welcomed the first 53-strong charter class in its brand new College of Pharmacy. Earlier this month, the College of Medicine saw the largest class ever begin, with 19 additional students in the SELECT program. Ashley Connelly (left) from Tampa, and Jameica Dunscomb from the Bahamas are both entering students in the College of Nursing. USF Health First Day Highlights College of Pharmacy: Charter Class Charter class includes 53 students (68% female, 32% male, and 53% Caucasian, 46% minority […]

Pharmacy earns first accreditation step, classes start next month

July 13, 2011

Two significant milestones took place this month for the USF College of Pharmacy: it received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) that clears USF to start its pharmacy classes, and it earned membership to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Both steps signify the College’s steady progression in building its pharmacy program at USF and are right on schedule for the inaugural class to start coursework next month, said Kevin B. Sneed, PharmD, the founding dean for the USF College of Pharmacy. “The accreditation […]

First students selected for USF’s new Pharmacy program

April 4, 2011

Classes for the charter class of 50 start this fall Eager to blend the detailed science he liked in his chemistry courses and the patient interaction he wanted in a career, Mark LaBossiere had no problem deciding to apply to USF’s College of Pharmacy. Sure, he would be part of the charter class and take a chance on a program with no track record. But that intrigued him all the more: an opportunity to chart a new course for himself, as well as help define a new program. Little did […]

Gifts convey thanks for USF connection with Chinese universities

March 31, 2011

In an effort to form educational bridges with hospitals outside the United States, three USF Health faculty members spent a week in March touring several university hospitals in southern China. Kevin Sneed, PharmD, dean of the College of Pharmacy, Robert Deschenes, PhD, chair of the Department of Molecular Medicine, and Shufeng Zhou, MD, PhD, chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Science, traveled to Zhongshan, Shunde, Shaoguan, and Guangzhou and toured three major hospitals. “We were very impressed with the commitment to research and patient care we saw at all of […]

USF, UF hope to combat mosquito-borne diseases by joining Florida universities, private industry

February 8, 2011

Project’s long-term goal is to create new drugs for vector-borne diseases and get them to consumers faster, while tapping into economic opportunities If you think tropical diseases like malaria are no cause for concern in the United States, think again. In October a Jacksonville woman contracted malaria, despite not having traveled out of the country in a decade. Cases of dengue fever began appearing among tourists and residents in Key West in 2009 and continue to increase — the first reported dengue outbreaks since 1934. Health officials worry that more […]

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