Pharmacy professor, Dr. Eric Nybo, awarded nearly $800,000 in federal research grants to support cancer 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.
FSU Students presented research projects on antimicrobial use patterns in various outpatient settings, conducted with their faculty advisor, Dr. Michael Klepser.
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.
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.
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.