NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

Assistant Professor Elise Paradis of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto and collaborator Gary Sutkin of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center recently published “Beyond a good story: from Hawthorne Effect to reactivity in health professions education research” in Medical Education.

A group of community pharmacists from Toronto led by Assistant Professor John Papastergiou of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy was recently recognized for their efforts to study how implementing personalized medicine in community practice can impact medication management.

This fall, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability and Transparency for the Pharmaceutical Sector co-hosted Combating Corruption in Health Care and Pharmaceuticals with Carleton University, the Munk School of Global Affairs, and the University of Sainte Anne.