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Alumna Wins at International Symposium

July 16, 2024 by | Pharmacy Industry

Dr. Razan Orfali, PhD ’21, received the Best Poster Award at the Ion Channel Modulation Symposium (ICMS) for her poster “Dual Activation of TMEM16A and TRPV4 by Eact: A Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Cystic Fibrosis?”. You can view the poster here. Held annually in Cambridge, England, this international conference is attended by leading researchers in

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On the CUSP: June 2024

July 2, 2024 by | Research

Grants Dr. Ajay Sharma has received a grant from the National Eye Institute for his project, “Targeting the multicellular process of corneal regeneration and vascularization to enhance outcome of cornea transplantation”. He, alongside other investigators, will test the effect of topical application of a recombinant protein Mitsugumin 53 (MG53) on enhancing the success of corneal

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National Institute of Aging Awards Grant to Dr. Rachita Sumbria for Alzheimer's Disease Therapeutics

June 27, 2024 by | Research

Dr. Rachita Sumbria has been awarded an NIH R01 grant from the National Institute of Aging, receiving $1.71 million over the next 5 years for research on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) therapeutics. This project is founded on data from her lab’s earlier successes in modifying erythropoietin (EPO) to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) with promising results

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NIH Study Section Appoints Dr. Jennifer Totonchy

June 26, 2024 by | Research

Dr. Jennifer Totonchy has been invited to serve as a regular member of the HIV Coinfections and HIV Associated Cancers (HCAC) Study Section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her appointment will span a four-year term, where she will review applications related to HIV associated diseases, such as on pathogen coinfections with HIV, opportunistic

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Dr. Ajay Sharma Receives Grant from the National Eye Institute

June 26, 2024 by | Research

Dr. Ajay Sharma has received a grant from the National Eye Institute for his project, “Targeting the multicellular process of corneal regeneration and vascularization to enhance outcome of cornea transplantation”. He, alongside investigators from the University of Virginia and the Ohio State University, will test the effect of topical application of a recombinant protein Mitsugumin

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Dr. Kang Secures Gold Status for Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee at Harbor-UCLA

June 25, 2024 by | Pharmacy Industry

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center has been awarded Gold status by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), reserved for programs that demonstrate exemplary practices and have impactful community outcomes. Dr. Amy Kang, an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, secured this award as the co-chair of the committee at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

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