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McRae leads School of Pharmacy’s research and graduate studies efforts

Mary Peace McRae, Pharm.D., Ph.D., began her role as the school’s associate dean for research and graduate studies, effective March 18. In this role, McRae will lead efforts to shape and operationalize the school’s vision for our research and graduate programs. McRae — who most recently served as the Assistant Dean of Research at the […]

Chemical developed by Youzhong Guo launches as tool for cholesterol research and future drug discovery

A chemical designed by Youzhong Guo, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, has been launched on the market. The chemical, called CHEAPS, maintains both the biochemical properties of cholesterol and the balance of hydrophobic – water-repellant – and hydrophilic – water-attracting – properties necessary for protein and cholesterol interaction research. Guo […]

Expanding pharmacists’ role for patients with hypertension could prevent 15 million heart attacks and save $1.1 trillion over 30 years, VCU-led study finds

The study details how pharmacists’ ability to treat patients with hypertension could have a positive impact on both Americans’ quality of life and the U.S. health care system.

School of Pharmacy Research Day 2023

Research Day is for the entire VCU Pharmacy community and includes a trainee poster session (Pharm.D. and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows), a showcase of SOP research and a keynote speaker. When Friday, October 27, 20238:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where Larrick Student Center900 Turpin St.Richmond, Virginia 23219 Agenda Time Agenda Item 8:00 a.m. – […]

Department of Medicinal Chemistry featured in new SLAS Discover article

The VCU Department of Medicinal Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy has a long history of groundbreaking research that has been led by a series of distinguished scientists and department chairs, including Richard Glennon, Lemont Kier, Donald Abraham and Umesh Desai. Together, they and many other talented faculty members created a drug discovery ecosystem that […]

Graduate scholarship and research honored

School of Pharmacy’s 2023 Graduate Awards The School of Pharmacy’s annual Graduate Awards presentation took place at a celebratory luncheon at the Omni Hotel in downtown Richmond before a packed room of honorees, faculty, donors and alums. A keynote speech by alum Kamlesh Thakker traced his path from India to the School of Pharmacy and onward to tremendous success […]

School of Pharmacy grad students celebrated for research and communications skills

Ph.D. candidates Sara Abudahab and Akua Donkor excel in research and explanations. By Leah SmallFor VCU School of Pharmacy Sara Abudahab and Akua Donkor, Ph.D. candidates in the VCU School of Pharmacy, are researching topics that outsiders might find intimidatingly complicated — epigenetics and healthy aging and the mechanisms behind tumor formation in plants, respectively.  Nonetheless, […]

Circular mRNA may improve treatments

SoP researchers are changing the shape of the fight against COVID, cancer and more. Although they’ve been effective at preventing the virus, the VCU School of Pharmacy’s Guizhi “Julian” Zhu, Ph.D., notes that mRNA molecules used in those vaccines still have room for improvement: Their linear shape makes them more susceptible to being broken down […]

Health care fellowship leads to congressional report and hearing

A position as a congressional fellow through a program from VCU School of Pharmacy, ACCP and ASHP led to a leadership role in researching and writing a congressional report on the intersection of health care and climate change. With the U.S. health care system responsible for an estimated 10% of national greenhouse gas emissions, the […]

To fight cancer recurrence, VCU experts go right to the source

By Lewis Brissman If you think of cancer as a grizzly bear, an attack isn’t the only danger you face. An equal worry is the hibernation. Dr. Umesh Desai is – metaphorically, of course – targeting the beast in both states In the VCU School of Pharmacy, Desai is chairman of the Department of Medicinal […]

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