Portrait of PharmSci PhD candidate Eliza McColl

New research focuses on essential but often-ignored organ in pregnancy 

Lack of knowledge about the placenta is one of the major gaps in studying the health of women and pregnant people. PharmSci PhD candidate Eliza McColl and the Piquette-Miller lab is helping to address this by studying how the placenta functions, examining transport proteins that regulate how nutrients, drugs and other molecules cross the placenta to the fetus.

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Portrait of fourth year PharmD studnet Kiana Zohrabi with Ernie Avilla and Jonathon Nahn

Discovery Pharmacy student rotation helps set up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Recent PharmD alum Kiana Zohrabi shares her experience on rotation at the newly launched Discovery Pharmacy incubator space.

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Portrait of graduate student Quinn Pauli

Supporting women in STEM means making systemic changes that are inclusive to everyone  

PharmSci PhD candidate and Bonin Lab member Quinn Pauli reflects on her academic journey as a women in STEM, and celebrates the female mentors that have helped her along the way.

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Creative solution to data analysis accelerates research output in Allen Lab

PharmSci PhD candidate Jack Bufton wanted to find a way to cut down the process of analyzing data from his experiments. He knew there had to be a solution using code, but didn't have the development skills to build it.

Through an independent research program at U of T, Jack teamed up with fourth year Computer Sciences student Aman Sisodia to create a custom, low-cost solution to his research problem. Using automation, the duo found a way to translate hours of manual analysis into real-time results. 

From left: Victoria Ezekwemba (2T3 Representative), Kay-Ann Ormsby (2T5 Class Representative), Events Director (Iman Abdulhadi), Theodora Udounwa (2T4 Class Representative), Zaijah Thomas (President), Obinna Okafor-Justin (Finance Director), Oluwadamilola (Dami) Sogbesan (Marketing Director), Ayub Hashi (Secretary), Betelehem Gulilat (Content Director), Mariam Ali (Vice President) Not pictured: Hamza Farah (Events Director)

New student-led group aims to improve Black pharmacy students’ experiences

A new student-led group aims to improve the experience of Black students and foster a sense of belonging and inclusion at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. The Black Pharmacy Students’ Association (BPSA), which launched in January 2022 with 11 members from diverse backgrounds, hopes that their efforts will increase the rates of Black pharmacy professionals and even improve care for Black patients.

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Portrait of Pharm Chem Alumni Luke Spooner

U of T alumnus supports the development of a biosimilars initiative for Northwest Territories

Pharmaceutical Chemistry alumnus Luke Spooner credits U of T education and mentorship for developing key skills for drug policy work.

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Members of PharmaPride student group alongside Dean Lisa Dolovich and Jaris Swidrovich in front of inclusion pride flag

Pride flag display in atrium will help foster inclusive spaces, says Dean Dolovich 

On December 9, representatives from the PharmaPride student group, Dean Dolovich, and other members of the Faculty’s leadership attended a small event to celebrate the display of the progress Pride flag in the atrium of the Leslie L. Dan Faculty of Pharmacy building.

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NCODA Team receiving award

New Oncology Student Group Awarded Chapter of the Year

U of T Pharmacy students establish first international chapter of oncology dispensing association and win Chapter of the Year award.

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Portrait of PharmD for Pharmacist Student Junaid Faruque

Rotation in ICU gave new perspective for how pharmacists are on pandemic’s front lines

PharmD for Pharmacists student Junaid Faruque gained experience in wide range of pharmacy practice, including taking care of critically ill COVID-19 patients.

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Scientists are bringing new cancer nanomedicines closer to patient care

Scientists at the Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology are helping researchers at Princess Margaret Cancer Research Centre move a 'swiss-army-knife' nanotheranostic to first-in-human clinical trials. 

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