NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS

PharmD grad Faraz Razzagh has been named the 2018 Student of Distinction Award winner by the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA). The award was presented on Friday, June 8, 2018, as part of the...

Two years ago, Chia Hui Chung graduated with a PharmD degree from U of T’s Faculty of Pharmacy. Today, she’s in Vancouver working as a medical science liaison for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world’s leading global healthcare companies. She says a key step to landing this first role was participating in the Faculty of Pharmacy’s Industrial Pharmacy Residency Program (...

Mina Tadrous is a research associate with the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network and assistant professor at U of T Pharmacy. He led a recent study published in CMAJ Open that found more people in Ontario are relying on the government’s catastrophic drug plan, called the Trillium Drug Plan, and that the province is seeing big increases in spending.

1. Describe your work.

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a new technology for a “liquid biopsy” to identify which patients might not respond to standard therapy for prostate cancer before it is delivered.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men and the fifth leading cause of death from cancer in men worldwide, according to 2012 numbers. While several viable treatment options for prostate cancer exist, many men affected with prostate cancer will not respond...

Seven U of T scholars whose work has transformed everyday lives of people in Canada and around the world have a new accolade to add to their resumés – they’re winners of the inaugural University of Toronto President’s Impact Awards.

...

By: Stéphane Angers and Raymond Reilly

With the recent closing of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the anticipated start of the Paralympic Winter Games fresh in our minds, we are inspired by the power of striving for excellence in the human endeavour. Audiences around the world have been transfixed, watching this happen before their eyes. It is clear that such excellence can only be achieved through the intense competition between the athletes on display.  ...

It is with mixed emotions that we share the news that alumna, Dean Heather Boon [BScPhm(1991) and PhD (1996)] will be stepping down from her role as Dean of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy effective June 30, 2018 to take on the new role of Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life at the University of Toronto....

Thanks to our Pharmacy Annual Fund donors, students like Élise De Francesco are able to expand their horizons by doing International Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience rotations (APPE) during their fourth year of study. Élise traveled to Ghana where she had the opportunity to work with an international team of healthcare practitioners. She remarks, “It was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will never forget. I was able to incorporate my pharmacy skills that...