September 12, 2014 | General News
UGA pharmacy names assistant dean to develop its Savannah 2+2 campus
The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy recently named Ray Maddox as assistant dean to oversee the development of the college's new southeast Georgia campus in Savannah, as an expansion of the college's 2+2 program.
August 26, 2014 | General News
UGA College of Pharmacy welcomes 138 new students
The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy welcomed 138 new students with its annual White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 16. At the event, the class of 2018 received white lab coats to mark the beginning of their pharmacy careers.
July 17, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center to host lecture on cellular therapies
The University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center will host a lecture by Emory University's Ian Copland July 30 at noon in Room 175 of the Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences as part of the center's continuing support in building a stronger regenerative medicine community in Georgia.
July 7, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers use nanoparticles to enhance chemotherapy
University of Georgia researchers have developed a new formulation of cisplatin, a common chemotherapy drug, that significantly increases the drug's ability to target and destroy cancerous cells.
February 28, 2014 | Events on Campus
Emory’s Dennis Liotta to give annual Chu Lecture at UGA
The annual Chu Lecture at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy will feature "Nucleoside Analogs as RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase Inhibitors of Single Stranded RNA Viruses." Presented by Dennis Liotta, director of the Emory Institute of Drug Development, it will be held March 19 at 11 a.m. in the Pharmacy South auditorium.
February 25, 2014 | Research News
UGA researchers develop sustainable way to manufacture important drug precursors
Researchers at the University of Georgia have found a new way to manufacture an important molecule used in the pharmaceutical industry to create anticoagulants, a class of drug commonly prescribed to treat or prevent abnormal blood clots that can lead to heart attack, stroke and deep vein thrombosis.
January 6, 2014 | General News
UGA professor named Rite Aid Professor in Community Pharmacy
Beth Phillips, a clinical professor in the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, has been named the first Rite Aid Professor in Community Pharmacy. The college's newest professorship fosters excellence in community pharmacy practice in the clinical or tenure track. Phillips took on her new role Dec. 1.
December 5, 2013 | Research News
New targets identified to combat tissue fibrosis
Multiple types of cells are needed for patients to recover from surgery or to restore life to tissues that have lost circulation. University of Georgia researchers have identified how the cells involved in the final stage of repair, myofibroblasts, are switched on. This information can lead to drug development that could speed recovery.
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.