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The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy held its 12th annual Research Day on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the Drake Union to celebrate innovative research in the college.

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy presented The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) with the Friend of the College Award at a ceremony on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Michael Caligiuri, MD, director of the OSUCCC and chief executive officer of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute accepted the award on the OSUCCC – James’ behalf.

Joshua Ong didn’t want to go to The Ohio State University – he had his heart set on Cornell. But opportunities on the Columbus campus and a little help from the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner helped change his mind.

Primary care physicians (PCPs) often don’t have adequate time to manage the complex medication needs of patients with chronic conditions. PCPs working in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) who care for low-income, at-risk patients face “particularly large barriers,” according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). This lack of time can contribute to low patient adherence to medication regimens.

Alex Sparreboom

Alex Sparreboom, PhD believes the best labs are ones with diverse experiences and interests. Thus, at Ohio State he welcomes many researchers in efforts to find common ground. “We wanted to create an open, collaborative lab structure, so it is run with three people—me, Sharyn Baker and Navjot Pabla,’ he said.  “All three of us have diverse backgrounds and insights. By integrating viewpoints for different people, we can make progress much more rapidly.


In response to the tremendous growth and increased rigor of its Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is in the process of expanding and improving its student Pharmacy Practice Lab (PPL). The school is reaching out to friends and alumni for the $2 million project, slated for completion in June 2018.

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that it will be honoring Michael Magee, MS, RPh, FASHP at the 2016 Clifton J. Latiolais Award Ceremony at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas this December. Magee was nominated by his peers and chosen for this honor by past award recipients; his award will be officially presented at the annual Latiolais Luncheon at ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting.

Peixuan Guo
One of the major challenges in treating disease at the cellular level is constructing vessels with defined shape and size to load and protect medicine for release in the human body. But Ohio State’s College of Pharmacy researcher and nanotechnology innovator Peixuan Guo, PhD is finding ways to reshape RNA so that it may transport any number of therapies, a discovery that may have implications for treatment of numerous cancers and other diseases. His findings can be found in two recent editions of Advanced Materials.

Peixuan Guo, PhD, Sylvan G. Frank Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Systems at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, has been awarded a $2.79 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to identify and optimize RNA nanoparticles for cancer targeting and treatment. Guo hopes to someday promote RNA nanoparticles as a new generation of drugs for the treatment of cancers. 


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