NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS

For the third year in a row, the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Student Union (PCSU) won the Outstanding Academic Union Award. At this year’s annual Unity Ball, hosted by the University of Toronto’s Students’ Union (UTSU) on March 18th, campus clubs were recognized and celebrated for their contributions to campus life. The Outstanding Academic Union Award is presented to the academic students’ union that has...

March marked Pharmacist Awareness Month (PAM) and U of T’s Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI) spearheaded many events to engage both students and the community to promote the role of the pharmacist. In collaboration with the Undergraduate Pharmacy Society (UPS), CAPSI celebrated the start of PAM with "Wake up to PAMcakes!" which included Dean Heather Boon joining for a first ever ribbon cutting ceremony.

There are more than 2 million Canadians currently living with diabetes, costing the healthcare system 13.1 billion dollars a year. It is the leading cause of adult onset blindness, kidney disease, and nontraumatic lower limb amputations, and diabetes patients are two to four times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes.

The Optimizing Patient Care program, a five-year research and educational program developed by researchers and educationalists at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy with the support of the Ontario College of Pharmacists, released the tenth and final online learning module in this program today.

“A Practical Approach to Patient Assessment” provides pharmacists with the tools and knowledge to help enhance...

Assistant Professor Keith Pardee of the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is a principal investigator on one of three research teams to receive funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the International Development Research Centre to help address unanswered questions about the Zika virus.

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.