Professor Reina Bendayan was recently elected as a member of the executive committee of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). AAPS is a professional member-based organization of approximately 9,000.

Reina will serve as a Member-at-Large and her term of office will take effect at the 2017 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, November 12–15, 2017, in San Diego. The meeting anticipates an attendance of over 6,500 pharmaceutical scientists from around the...

Assistant Professor Keith Pardee has received a 5-year Foundation grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for his work on “Low Cost and Distributed Health Care Applications Based on Cell-free Systems”.

Professor Jillian Kohler of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, Tim Mackey of the University of California, Maureen Lewis of the School of Foreign Service, and Taryn Vian of Boston University School of Public Health, recently published “Combating corruption in global health” in Science Translational Medicine. This initiative is supported by the Faculty’s World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability...

Assistant Professor Sara Guilcher is the co-lead on a multi-year grant from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to support the project, “Optimizing Support and Service Delivery for Problem Gambling Among People Living with Complex Needs.”

This project lead is Dr. Flora Matheson, a scientist with the Centre for Urban Health Solutions of St. Michael’s Hospital. The duo’s grant will support up to $749,000 in project costs over the course of three years.

A simple, inexpensive diagnostic tool for early detection of hepatitis C – supported by funding from the Ontario government – could soon be helping people in some of the most remote corners of the Earth.

The research, supported with a $1.6-million grant, is one of 62 projects at the University of Toronto that has received support from the province, said Reza Moridi, Ontario's minister of research, innovation and science, who visited U of T on Friday and saw...

Keith Pardee was featured in the Wall Street Journal talking about the Zika Crispr diagnostic. Read the full story:

Six students from the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy received awards for their poster abstracts at the Graduate Research in Progress Symposium (GRIP) held at Hart House on June 19th, 2017.

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Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy student Tiana Tilli is the recent recipient of the 2017 Student of Distinction Award from The Ontario Pharmacists Association. Tiana was recognized with the award at the OPA Gala on June 17th.

This award is presented to a graduating pharmacy student from one of Ontario’s two schools of pharmacy who has exhibited strong leadership qualities and a commitment to advancing...