Dr. Bartlett named to Atheletic Association Professorship
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Bartlett who has been named to Athletic Association Professorship. "The professorship supports the academic mission of the
University and recognizes Bartlett’s outstanding national reputation." Read the full story here.
Welcome Dr. Zheng
Welcome to our new faculty member Dr. George Zheng. Dr. Zheng's lab focuses on Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery, Organic Synthesis, Chemical Biology, Bioorganic Chemistry, Epigenetics, Histone Modification, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Enzymology, Biophysics, and Bioinformatics. For more information visit Dr. Zheng's page here.
Congratulations to Dr. Jason Zastre
Congratulations Dr. Jason Zastre for being awarded a new NIH R21 titled, "Adaptive Regulation of Vitamin B1 Transport."
Dr. Cory Momany College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Dr. Cory Momany who was named as the Teacher of the Year for 2013 at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. "Cory Momany strives to replicate the role of a thoughtful, challenging mentor in his classroom." Read the full story here.
Congratulations Dr. Raj Govindarajan
Congratulations to Dr. Raj Govindarajan for being awarded with a new NIH R03 award on a project titled "Elucidating mitochondrial pathomechanisms of ENT3 disordersin ENT3 KO mice". This is a three year grant with a total of $222,750. The co-investigators are Drs. Jim Franklin and Aaron Beedle.
Dr. Jim Bruckner named a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences.
PBS Ranks 4th in Research Dollars in FY 2012.
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Congratulations to the most recent graduates from PBS: Phillip Callihan, Chen Buyun, Kolisetty Narendrababu, Lu Xiao, Jason Mock.
New lectureship established in honor of Distinguished Professor David Chu
"Nucleosides: A Fertile Field for Drug Discovery" is the first lecture of the new annual Chu Lectureship Series hosted by the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. The presentation was made by Jack Secrist, president and CEO of Southern Research, on Wednesday, March 28, at 11 a.m. in Pharmacy South 201. more
New Bachelors of Science Program in PBS
The Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy will soon be offering a Bachelors of Science program in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The inaugural class of B.S. students will begin in Fall 2013. For more information click here.
Brian Cummings, Associate Professor
Appointed as the new Director of the UGA Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program.
Nine graduate students named UGA ARCS Scholars
The Atlanta chapter of the ARCS Foundation Inc. recently awarded $70,000 to nine UGA doctoral students in biomedical and health sciences, one of whom received a special $10,000 grant for global health research abroad. The presentations were made at an awards ceremony held in Atlanta.
The ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Students) Foundation was founded in Los Angeles in 1958, and is dedicated to helping meet the country’s needs for scientists and engineers by providing scholarships to academically outstanding university students. UGA recipients were selected through the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute. This year’s ARCS Scholars are: Phillip Callihan of Atlanta, Jason Mock of Dalton, Jenna Oberstaller of Spartanburg, S.C., Kathryn Porter of Stockbridge, Bonney Reed-Knight from Habersham County, Julie Rushmore of Alpharetta, Alecia Septer of Gahanna, Ohio, Timothy Shaw of Johns Creek (this year’s $10,000 ARCS Global Impact Grant recipient) and Katherine Verbist of Clarksville, Tenn.
Raj Govindarajan receives GCC Cancer Research Award
Congratulations to Dr. Raj for his recent Georgia Cancer Coalition Cancer Research Award. His proposal is entitled “Let-7 Regulation of Ribonucleotide Reductase and Chemoresistance in Pancreatic Cancer.” The award will be for $50,000 for a one-year period.
Faculty Highlights: Recent Funding Awards
Congratulations to our faculty who have recently received grants or other external funding
Dr. Anthony Capomacchia received $5,000 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for minority graduate student recruitment expenses. With this award, five minority graduate students will receive fellowships of $21,000 each, set up in a private account administered by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME). The five new Sloan Scholars are enrolled in five different graduate programs at UGA, including toxicology, cell biology, statistics, plant biology, and microbiology.
Dr. Mandi Murph was awarded The American Cancer Society for Research Scholar Grant for her project entitled, "Investigating lysophospholipid signaling and metabolism on melanoma survival." She also recently received $3,250 from the Chevron Chemical Co. to test proprietary compounds for the company.
Dr. Elieen Kennedy received more than $570,600 over the next three years from a National Cancer Institute Transition Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health to look at specific mechanisms related to breast cancer. For more information and full story by Shelia Roberson, click here. Kennedy also recently received $188,360 from the National Institutes of Health for her project entitled, "Probing the role of AKAPS in breast cancer using stapled peptide inhibitors."
Dr. Aaron Beedle was awarded $22,500 as part of an internal pilot project funded by Dr. Steve Dalton's NIGMS UGA Pluripotent Stem Cell Program Project. The project, entitled "Lineage-Specific Glycan Expression and Function in Muscular Dystrophies and Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation," is a collaboration between co-principal investigators Dr. Beedle and Drs. Richard Steet and Kazuhiro Aoki of the UGA Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.