October 29, 2013 | Research News
UGA researchers use lithium to ease pain caused by anti-cancer drug
Taxol, generically called paclitaxel, is a widely used drug in chemotherapy treatments. Taxol is used to treat cancer in the lungs, ovaries and breast, but it can also cause severe neuropathic pain and sensory dysfunction. University of Georgia researchers found that lithium reduces the unwanted pain accompanying the use of Taxol.
October 17, 2013 | Research News
Statin, osteoporosis drug combo may help treat parasitic infections
Athens, Ga. - Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that a combination of two commonly prescribed drugs used to treat high cholesterol and osteoporosis may serve as the foundation of a new treatment for toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii. They published their findings recently in PLOS Pathogens.
October 17, 2013 | Research News
UGA researcher develops new medicine that attacks HIV before it integrates with human DNA
Athens, Ga. - Thirty-four million people are living with human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, worldwide and each year some 2.5 million more are infected, according to the World Health Organization.
September 30, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA pharmacy to host medical device regulations conference
The University of Georgia will host its first medical device regulations conference Nov. 6 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.
September 23, 2013 | Events on Campus
Ansel Symposium to address role of pharmacy in affordable care
The 10th Annual Howard C. Ansel Symposium at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy will address an "Introduction to Affordable Care" and "Patient Safety and Roles for Pharmacy" on Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The six-hour event will provide an overview of the Affordable Care Act and explore the opportunities and challenges the act may present to pharmacists and others in the healthcare field.
September 17, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA pharmacy to hold ‘Dawgtoberfest: Rx for Good Health’ Oct. 16
The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy is celebrating American Pharmacists Month with the 11th Annual Dawgtoberfest: Rx for Good Health on Oct. 16 from noon to 3 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Pharmacy South building.
September 4, 2013 | Honors & Awards
UGA’s Henry Young named Kroger Professor in Community Pharmacy
Henry N. Young, formerly of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has joined the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy as the Kroger Professor in Community Pharmacy.
August 20, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Bartlett named first UGA Athletic Association Professor in Pharmacy
Michael Bartlett, a professor of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, has been named the inaugural UGA Athletic Association Professor in Pharmacy effective Oct. 1.
August 14, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA College of Pharmacy welcomes 145 new students
The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy welcomed 145 new students with its annual White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 10. At that event, the class of 2017 received white lab coats to mark the beginning of their pharmacy careers.
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.