NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS

Recently, four faculty members from the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy were recognized with awards by the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists – National Branch.

Assistant Professor Rob Bonin at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is the recent recipient of the 2017 Early Career Investigator Pain Research Grant.

The $50,000 grant was awarded to Dr. Bonin by the Canadian Pain Society (CPS) and Pfizer at a gala in Halifax on May 25th.

Dr. Bonin will be using the grant to provide new insights into the mechanisms underlying acute and chronic pain. His research will explore reverse sensitization as an approach to assist in erasing...

University of Toronto student Steven Choi was the recent recipient of the GSK/CSPS National Undergraduate Student Research Poster Award at the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences Conference held May 10-12, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec.

Steven was a student in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Undergraduate Summer Research Program. He worked with Dr. Reina Bendayan and trained in her laboratory in the summer of 2016. Steven received the Faculty Summer Student Undergraduate Poster...

Shawn Glinter, the CEO of Nashville-based Pendant Biosciences, was born in Winnipeg and played hockey in college.

But it took a leading University of Toronto researcher – and last year’s launch of life sciences incubator JLABS @ Toronto – to rekindle his interest in Canada.

Though Pendant originally licensed its polymer-based drug delivery technology from Vanderbilt University, the path to commercializing it soon led Glinter and his team to Christine Allen, a...

Lecturer and Experiential Coordinator Certina Ho recently received an award from the Provost’s Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF) for “A Multimedia Resource for Health Professional Students on Providing Safe and Quality Patient Care”. This award grants Certina access to an educational technology specialist to assist her with the project.

The Ontario Pharmacy Students Integrative Summit (OPSIS) took place from March 24th to 26th in Niagara Falls. The 6th annual conference, which promotes intraprofessional collaboration and leadership, welcomed over 85 pharmacy students from across the province.  

Recently, four faculty members from the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy were recognized with awards by the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists – Ontario Branch.

Assistant Professor Sara Guilcher is the recent recipient of a two-year grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for her work on spinal cord injury (SCI).

Most individuals with SCI experience significant secondary health complications, and multiple chronic conditions. People with SCI typically take multiple medications (e.g. polypharmacy) to manage these complications and conditions. As a result, treatment plans often include a combination of prescription and over-the-counter...