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June 2022

Three BioMolecular Sciences students conducting research in a lab.

One of the strengths of our school is its commitment to research that improves human health and quality of life. 2022 has been no different in that regard, as our faculty, students and staff were successful in securing grants and publishing their work.

During the period of January – March, our school secured more than $3.4 million in research grant funding. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Mahmoud ElSohly, Mohamed Radwan and Suman Chandra of the National Center for Natural Products Research received $1,675,678 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse within the National Institutes of Health for the continued study of production, analysis and distribution of cannabis and related materials.
  • Gregg Roman, professor of pharmacology, received $750,000 from the National Science Foundation to study the genetic architecture of exploration in drosophila.
  • Pharmacy Administration faculty members Yi Yang, John Bentley, Sujith Ramachandran and Kaustuv Bhattacharya received $432,303 from the National Institutes of Health to study the safety and effectiveness of opioid tapering among older adults.

We also had some prolific writers. In the first quarter period alone, School of Pharmacy faculty, students and staff authored or co-authored 65 publications.

If you’d like to stay updated on our research efforts, keep an eye on our website to get the latest news.


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