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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.

 

Dr. Yoon Yeo receives a NIH/NIBIB R01 Administrative Supplement for Participation in the Concept to Clinic: Commercializing Innovation (C3i) Program

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Dr. Yoon Yeo has received a NIH/NIBIB R01 Administrative Supplement for Participation in the Concept to Clinic: Commercializing Innovation (C3i) Program to support her effort to translate the albumin-coated nanocrystal systems (Abxtals) to commercial products.

 

Dr. Topp and LyoHUB launched a 10-year lyophilization technology roadmap

Dr. Elizabeth Topp stepped down as IPPH Department Head on July 1st after eight years in the role, returning to the faculty. Dr. Topp and LyoHUB launched a 10-year technology roadmap for lyophilization in September of 2017, completing a two-year process.

 

Bristol-Myers Squibb grant awarded to Dr. Lynne Taylor

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Dr. Lynne Taylor received a grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, to support her project entitled, “Mechanistic Understanding of Drug Release from Amorphous Solid Dispersions to Improve Drug Loadings”.  

 

2018 Arden Conference to be co-chaired by Dr. Rodolfo Pinal

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Dr. Rodolfo Pinal will serve on the organizing committee and co-chair the next Arden Conference to be held in April 2018 in Maryland.

 

Digital Human for Drug Development (DHD2) project work continues

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Dr. Kinam Park is a member of an interdisciplinary team of Purdue engineers, pharmacists, and veterinarians working to establish a predictive framework for rapidly screening and identifying effective and safe drug candidates and their delivery systems for treating cancers and other diseases.

Dr. Gregory Knipp appointed to the Faculty Advisory Committee for the Purdue Translational Pharmacology Facility

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Dr. Gregory Knipp has been appointed to the Faculty Advisory Committee for the Purdue Translational Pharmacology Facility in Bindley Bioscience Center. Dr. Knipp is a co-founder and has served as the director of the PTP over several years and has helped grow the center’s pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic preclinical testing in the rodent and porcine models for collaborative publicly and privately funded projects.

 

 

Jun Xu receives several awards

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Jun Xu (Yeo group) received a 2017-18 PRF grant for his proposal entitled “Evaluation of PK/PD behavior of paclitaxel-loaded leukocyte mimetic nanoparticles”. Also in 2017, he received a travel grant from the Purdue Graduate Student Government and the Graduate School to attend the November 2017 AAPS meeting. He was also awarded an AAPS Graduate Student Research Award in Biotechnology and received the 2017 American Chinese Pharmaceutical Association (ACPA) Research award at the 2017 AAPS meeting. 

 

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