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Pharmacy professor, Dr. Eric Nybo, awarded nearly $800,000 in federal research grants to support cancer research

nybo research

The research is funded by 2 new federal grants, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), and will utilize biosynthesis to create novel compounds that may be used as anti-cancer and anti-infective agents. The research will be conducted in the Hagerman School of Pharmacy, and will provide support for 7 undergraduate and professional students to work on the projects.

Dr. Nybo recently described his grant, funded by the National Cancer Institute, to Christine Kanerva during an interview for TV 9&10 News.

The NCI award was also recognized by US Congressman John Moolenaar in a statement posted on July 31, 2020.



Ferris Pharmacy Students and Faculty Present Research at 2019 ACCP Annual  Meeting in NYC


FSU Students presented research projects on antimicrobial use patterns in various outpatient settings, conducted with their faculty advisor, Dr. Michael Klepser.


Ferris Student Wins National Leadership Recognition

Connor Anderson


On January 28th, 2020 the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced its list of Academy Awards recipients.  Connor Anderson, a P3 student in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Ferris State University and member of the APhA’s Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP), was awarded the APhA Student Leadership Award.  This national honor “recognizes outstanding academic achievement and leadership ability in APhA-ASP at the local, regional, and national levels of students who are currently in their next to the last year of pharmacy school.” Mr. Anderson will receive his award during a special ceremony at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition to be held in National Harbor, MD on March 20-23, 2020.  In addition, Mr. Anderson has been selected to serve on APhA-ASP’s National Awards Standing Committee. 

Ferris State Pharmacy Faculty and Students Present at 2019 AACP Annual Meeting 

AACP 2019

The FSU College of Pharmacy was well represented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), held in Chicago on July 13-17, 2019.


Minji Sohn - Publishes on substance use research

Minji Sohn

Dr. Sohn’s substance use research was recently published in JAMA Network Open (June 25, 2019). The study found that legally mandating naloxone co-prescriptions for patients at high risk for opioid overdose is associated with large increases in naloxone dispensing in retail pharmacies.

A story about Dr. Sohn’s work was featured on Northern Michigan’s 9&10 News on August 2, 2019. 


"More than we know" - Ferris State Torch

the more you know

After three years of hard work, Ferris pre-pharmacy junior Nikota Redmond has been accepted into Ferris’ pharmacy school.

Redmond became passionate about becoming a pharmacist when he saw his dad unable to walk after cracking three vertebrae. The road to recovery and seeing how his dad’s medication helped heal him motivated Redmond to join the pharmacy field.

To read more, please click on the link above. 


Drs Ding and Shiltz New Publication

Cover of the Annals of Pharmacotherapy

Dr. Qian Ding and Dr. Dane Shiltz co-authored A Multicenter Retrospective Analysis of Factors Associated with Apixaban-Related Bleeding in Hospitalized Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease on Hemodialysis in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 

Susan DeVuyst-Miller's Opioid Book Featured on MLive

Dr. Miller's book, Prescription Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education was featured in an article on MLive. She described the book as an educational tool for healthcare professionals, providing important information about opioids, overdoses, and naloxone - the opioid overdose reversal agent.

Dr. Lindsey Westerhof Earns 1st Place in 2017 ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium

Congratulations to Dr. Lindsey Westerhof for achieving first place in the 2017 ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium Ambulatory Care PRN Awards! Her research poster entitled "Current knowledge, attitudes, and barriers to implementation of expedited partner therapy (EPT): A survey of West Michigan community pharmacists" was a part of the Doctoral Project course. 

Jeff Rowe Receives Honorary Doctorate

Jeff Rowe

Pharmacy alumnus Jeff Rowe received an Honorary Doctorate of Health Services during Spring 2017 Commencement. Jeff and his wife, Annette, a graduate of Ferris' College of Health Professions, provided leadership support for the renovation of the Hagerman Pharmacy Building and annual scholarships for students.

Jennifer Lamberts Receives New Investigator Award

Dr. Jennifer Lamberts

Congratulations to Dr. Jenny Lamberts for the receipt of the 2017 AACP New Investigator Award! Dr. Lamberts is one of 16 recipients of the AACP's award. She will receive $10,000 to support her research on Parkinson's disease.