Category: Faculty news

Once a coronavirus vaccine exists, a VCU researcher’s mailable patch could deliver it to millions

Greg WeatherfordVCU School of Pharmacy Someday, hundreds of millions of vaccinations against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could show up in people’s mailboxes and be applied as simply as slapping on a Band-Aid. That’s the vision of Guizhi “Julian” Zhu, Ph.D., at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. Zhu, an assistant professor in the school’s Department of […]

Pharmacy named No. 1 school at VCU for inclusion and engagement

Greg WeatherfordDirector of Communications, VCU School of Pharmacy The School of Pharmacy has been named the most inclusive academic department at VCU — a notable distinction at a university that has long cited inclusion as a main priority.  The honor is the result of an exhaustive survey by VCU’s Division for Inclusive Excellence.  The Office […]

$6.8M grant supports research at VCU interdisciplinary center on opioids and other addictions

By Greg WeatherfordVCU School of Pharmacy Every day more than 130 people in the United States die from opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — enough people each year to fill an Olympic stadium. That’s why Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy have teamed up on a $6.8 million grant […]

“There’s going to be so much opportunity”: Kelly Goode on the future of community pharmacy

Community pharmacies today are much more than places to pick up medications. Pharmacists and other health-care workers increasingly are taking on additional roles and working to improve patient health.  In a recent article in Pharmacy, Jean-Venable “Kelly” Goode, Pharm.D., examines the evolution of community pharmacy in the United States. We spoke to her about what […]

School welcomes new faculty

VCU School of Pharmacy is proud to welcome its newest faculty members. From practitioners with long associations with the school to researchers choosing to move to VCU from other states, these recent arrivals continue our pursuit of excellence in health care, research and teaching. Apryl N. Anderson, Pharm.D.Title: Assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy […]

Price named Yanchick professor and director of geriatric pharmacotherapy

Elvin T. Price, Pharm.D./Ph.D., has been named Victor A. Yanchick professor and director of the Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Program at VCU School of Pharmacy. He takes over the roles from longtime professor Patricia Slattum, who retired earlier this year.  The Yanchick professorship is named for Victor A. Yanchick, dean of the School of Pharmacy from 1996 […]

VCU creates Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering and Sciences

By Greg Weatherford VCU School of Pharmacy (804) 828-6470 goweatherfor@vcu.edu By Kendra Gerlach VCU College of Engineering (804) 827-0631 kegerlach2@vcu.edu Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Virginia Commonwealth University has opened a Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering and Sciences. The new interdisciplinary center, one of few in the country and the only one of its kind in Virginia, is […]

Medicinal Chemistry ranked as top VCU department for inventions

  Greg Weatherford Director of Communications VCU School of Pharmacy The No. 1 department at VCU for invention disclosures in 2018 was the School of Pharmacy’s Department of Medicinal Chemistry, according to the latest annual report from VCU’s Innovation Gateway. With 12 faculty members, the Medicinal Chemistry Department reported 14 inventions last year. That figure […]

Pharmacy practice center awarded $1.3M for 5-year project to treat diabetes and hypertension

Greg Weatherford Director of Communications VCU School of Pharmacy goweatherfor@vcu.edu, (804) 828-6470 The VCU School of Pharmacy’s Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation, in collaboration with VCU Health, is launching a project to help people across Virginia prevent diabetes and heart disease. The planned project, supported by a projected $1.3 million over five years from the […]

In clearest view ever of cell membrane, VCU team finds unexpected structure and new areas for pharmaceutical research

Greg Weatherford VCU School of Pharmacy Director of Communications Working with a Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist, a team of researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University has used an innovative technique to gain the clearest view yet of a patch of cell membrane and its components, revealing unexpected structures and opening up new possibilities for pharmaceutical research. Cell […]