April 30, 2013 | General News
Fagan named founding director for MCG Center for Pharmacy and Experimental Therapeutics
Susan C. Fagan, assistant dean for the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy campus at Georgia Regents University, has been named founding director of the Center for Pharmacy and Experimental Therapeutics at the Medical College of Georgia at GRU.
April 3, 2013 | General News
Multicultural Health Fair scheduled at Pendergrass Flea Market
The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy will host the 2013 Multicultural Health Fair April 13 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Pendergrass Flea Market. The event focuses on those in the community who may not have access to regular health care services.
March 12, 2013 | General News
UGA professor publishes pharmaceutical marketing book
Matthew Perri III, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, has co-authored the book "Pharmaceutical Marketing" with former graduate student Brent Rollins, who is now a faculty member in the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy.
February 27, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Pharmacy to host Utah scientist, entrepreneur
Glenn Prestwich, Presidential Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and special presidential assistant for faculty entrepreneurism at the University of Utah, will present a seminar March 6 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Pharmacy South building. His talk on "Harnessing Hyaluronic Acid: From Cell Therapy to Reducing Inflammation" is free and open to the public.
February 19, 2013 | Events on Campus
Minnesota’s Center for Drug Design director to give annual Chu Lecture at UGA
This year's Chu Lecture hosted by the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy will explore "Acyclonucleosides to Ziagen: A Journey." Presented by Robert Vince, director of the Center for Drug Design at the University of Minnesota, it will be held March 6 at 11 a.m. in Room 201 of the Pharmacy South building. A reception will begin at 10 a.m., and the public is invited to attend.
February 19, 2013 | Research News
New rabies vaccine could reduce cost, risk
Researchers at the University of Georgia used a common dog disease-canine parainfluenza-to build a new vaccine to protect humans and animals from the rabies virus. Developers hope the new treatment will reduce costs and increase accessibility to a vaccine for a disease that currently kills 55,000 people a year, according to the World Health Organization.
February 11, 2013 | Events on Campus
Open house scheduled for new pharmaceutical sciences program
The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy is hosting an open house for all students interested in its new degree program, the bachelor of science in the pharmaceutical sciences. The event will take place on Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. in room 101 of the Pharmacy South building. Applications are being accepted now for classes starting in fall 2013.
February 4, 2013 | General News
UGA pharmacy students selected for Navy’s Health Services Collegiate Program
While most University of Georgia students working toward their doctor of pharmacy degrees begin job-hunting toward the end of the program's third year, second-year students Sean Szad of Richmond Hill and Will Spence of Perry are no longer worried about finding a job.
February 1, 2013 | Research News
New drug targets found for treatment of prostate cancer
Prostate cancer cells need certain enzymes to grow tumors, and an often overlooked enzyme-Pak1-is key for their growth, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
January 17, 2013 | Research News
Fighting sleep: UGA discovery may lead to new treatments for deadly sleeping sickness
While its common name may make it sound almost whimsical, sleeping sickness, or African trypanosomiasis, is in reality a potentially fatal parasitic infection that has ravaged populations in sub-Saharan Africa for decades, and it continues to infect thousands of people every year.
January 14, 2013 | Research News
Patient expectations of acute bronchitis not consistent with the best evidence
New research from the University of Georgia exposes a large discrepancy in the length of time patients expect an acute cough illness, also called acute bronchitis, to last and the reality of the illness. This mismatch may be a factor in the over-prescription of antibiotics.
January 11, 2013 | Research News
UGA discovery promises to improve drugs used to fight cancer, other diseases
Even when at rest, the human body is a flurry of activity. Like a microscopic metropolis locked in a state of perpetual rush hour traffic, the trillions of cells that make us who we are work feverishly policing the streets, making repairs, building new structures and delivering important cargo throughout the bustling organic society.
January 8, 2013 | Research News
Parasitic worms may help treat diseases associated with obesity
On the list of undesirable medical conditions, a parasitic worm infection surely ranks fairly high. Although modern pharmaceuticals have made them less of a threat in some areas, these organisms are still a major cause of disease and disability throughout much of the developing world.
December 20, 2012 | Research News
UGA research offers new targets for stroke treatments
New research from the University of Georgia identifies the mechanisms responsible for regenerating blood vessels in the brain.
December 12, 2012 | Research News
UGA researchers find algal ancestor is key to how deadly pathogens proliferate
Long ago, when life on Earth was in its infancy, a group of small single-celled algae propelled themselves through the vast prehistoric ocean by beating whip like tails called flagella. It's a relatively unremarkable tale, except that now, more than 800 million years later, these organisms have evolved into parasites that threaten human health, and their algal past in the ocean may be the key to stopping them.