Departmental News

Dr. Qi (Tony) Zhou receives NIH/NIAID R01 grant

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Dr. Qi (Tony) Zhou received a NIH/NIAID R01 grant for his project titled “Combating Deadly Gram-negative Lung Infections: An Inhalation and Systems Approach"

Monika Lavan earned the 2017 Herbert Lieberman Award

Monika Lavan being awarded the 2017 Herbert Lieberman Award

Monika Lavan being awarded the 2017 Herbert Lieberman Award from Interim Department Head Tonglei Li.

Dr. Byrn has published a new book

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Dr. Stephen Byrn with coauthors George Zografi and Xiaoming (Sean) Chen have published a new book entitled Solid State Properties of Pharmaceutical Materials. The publisher is John Wiley and Sons. He continues his teaching endeavors in Africa. Also Dr. Byrn has been appointed as the director of the Center of Drug Abuse Deterrence in NIPTE.

Alumni Focus - Dr. Dave Engers

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Dr.  David Engers (2006) lives in West Lafayette and is the General Manager for SSCI, a division of Albany Molecular Research, Inc. SSCI was co-founded by IPPH Professor Steve Byrn and his wife, Sally Byrn over a quarter-century ago to provide comprehensive cGMP solid state chemistry research and analytical services to the pharmaceutical industry. 

Alumni Focus

Dr. Chetan Pujara (1997) is Vice President, Small Molecule Development at Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.  In this role, he is responsible for formulation development, manufacturing process development & scale-up, analytical method development & validation, stability testing, microbiology, and packaging development departments.

Dr. Steve Nail - Alumni Focus

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Dr. Steven Nail is a 1975 graduate of IPPH and was honored as the 2013 Distinguished Pharmacy Alumni. He is the Principal Scientist at Baxter Biopharma Solutions, in Bloomington, IN where he most enjoys the great group of people that he works with, as well as the job content and their very well equipped laboratory. His main area of current research is in a field that he was introduced to early in his career, the science and technology of freeze drying which he finds to be both “scientifically interesting and practically important.”

Bravo Award presented to Jennifer Gray

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Jennifer Gray received a Bravo Award from the College of Pharmacy. The Bravo Award provides recognition and reward for substantial accomplishments that extend well beyond regular work responsibilities. Jen’s Bravo Award recognizes her outstanding contributions as our Communications Coordinator, particularly in planning for this year’s Peck Symposium and the LyoHUB consortium annual meeting.


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutics awarded to Dr. Naila Mugheirbi

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Dr. Naila Mugheirbi (Taylor group) has been selected to receive a postdoctoral fellowship in pharmaceutics from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation. This fellowship was awarded on the basis of a competitive proposal.



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