NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS

Professor Shirley X.Y. Wu is among nine University of Toronto researchers to receive a Connaught Innovation Award in 2017.

Professor Wu received this funding for her project to develop “Intelligent nanoparticle theranostics for CNS diseases.”

Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Sensory Plasticity and Reconsolidation Rob Bonin is one of nine University of Toronto researchers to receive Connaught Innovation Awards in 2017.

Three researchers from the Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network (OPEN) – Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist Lisa McCarthy and Ontario College of Pharmacists Professor in Pharmacy Practice Lisa Dolovich from the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, and Ontario College of Pharmacists Professor in Pharmacy Innovation Nancy Waite from the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy – are the recipients of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research grant.

Matthew Chow, a recent graduate of the Faculty and former resident at the University Health Network, was recognized with the Management and Leadership Best Practice Award by the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists at the Professional Practice Conference earlier this month.

This winter, the Society of Critical Care Medicine awarded a Research Snapshot Silver Award to Professor K. Sandy Pang and graduate student Qi Joy Yang, along with collaborators Drs. Marcin Wasowicz and Angela Jerath at the University Health Network and Drs. Barbara Bojko and Janusz Pawliszyn at the University of Waterloo.

Assistant Professor Rob Bonin of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is part of a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary team that identified the cellular basis of opioid withdrawal and targeted this processes with an existing anti-gout drug to alleviate withdrawal in opioid-dependent rodents. The results of this study appeared in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine.

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Emeritus J. Graham Nairn on January 15, 2017.

A paper written by Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Edwin Chow of Professor K. Sandy Pang’s laboratory at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy was recently recognized as the best pharmacokinetics and drug transporter articles published in Drug Metabolism and Disposition for 2016.