Ryan Fellowship Award Recipients for 2016-2017
Kobina Essandoh, Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology, (pictured 2nd from left) is one of four graduate students who have been awarded the Albert J. Ryan Fellowship, the top academic honor for graduate students pursing research in the College of Medicine’s doctoral programs. The University of Cincinnati is one of three schools to receive fellowship funding; the other two are Harvard Medical School and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College.
Kobina is a third year student, mentored by Guo-Chang Fan, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics.
Kranias Chairs NIH Study Section
Litsa Kranias, PhD, Hanna Professor, Distinguished University Research Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics and Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, has been appointed Chair of the Cardiac Contractility, Hypertrophy and Heart Failure (CCHF) study section of the National Institutes of Health. The appointment is until July 2017. Section chairs are chosen on the basis of their demonstrated leadership in the field, strong record of NIH funding and scholarly publications, broad scientific perspective, reputation for integrity and fairness, respect by the scientific review officers panel, willingness to support NIH review policies, and the ability to appropriately manage meetings, review presentations and summarize discussion. The CCHF Study Section reviews applications to the NIH that involve basic, applied and translational aspects of heart function, homeostasis and disease. Applications focus on contractile function and dysfunction, including studies of hereditary and acquired cardiac hypertrophy and failure, at levels ranging from molecular assemblies to the intact organ to translation of novel therapies to human.
Fellowship Award 2016-17
Shaimaa Ibrahim, Pharmacology Graduate student, has been awarded a fourth year of Fulbright funding administered by AMIDEAST. Shaimaa is conducting her thesis research in the lab of Dr. Jun-ming Zhang.
2nd Annual Career Panel Discussion: Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical-based Careers
On July 27, 2016, Room E351 MSB, the former Pharmacology PhD graduates who obtained their PhDs from the Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics were joined by an area Chief Scientific Officer from a small Pharma/Biotech company to discuss avenues and opportunities for graduates in the field of Pharmacology. The program opened the career panel event to other undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows at the College of Medicine.
Sponsored by the UC American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Pharmacology Graduate Student Awards - 2015 GSRF Poster Forum
The Office of Graduate Education hosted its 35th annual Graduate Student Research Forum on Friday, March 6, 2015. The forum brings together graduate students, postdoctoral students and faculty for a poster session, speaker and awards ceremony. This year’s event drew 55 student poster presenters, as well as 30 faculty and postdoctoral judges, to the CARE/Crawley Atrium for lively scientific discussions.
First-place award went to Rahul D’Mello, in the Medical Scientist Training Program Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, while second-place prizes were awarded to Marie Matrka in the graduate program of Cancer and Cell Biology and Carolyn Rydyznski in the Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology. Third- place honors were awarded to Alexander Ross in the Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics and Jennifer Schwanekamp in the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology.
Honorable mentions include: Mark Althoff and Nicholas Brown, both in the graduate program in Cancer Biology; Catherine Chaton, Swati Tiwari and Cameron McDaniel, all in the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology; George Gardner in the Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics; and Jared Klarquist in the Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology.
Richard Akeson Award for Excellence in Graduate Education
The 2015 GSRF forum was also a time to honor Terry Kirley, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics and recipient of the Richard Akeson Award for Excellence in Graduate Education.
The graduate teaching award was created in 1990 in an effort to recognize the contributions of the outstanding faculty in the College of Medicine’s graduate programs. Graduate students in the medical school nominate faculty who they view as excelling in the area of teaching in the classroom and/or in the lab.