2005 Annual Report
Message from the Dean
Community: The college celebrated 25
Alumni, Colleagues and Friends, years at the Texas Medical Center campus with The
Honorable Leroy Hermes, chair of the UH System
It is with pleasure and honor that I invite you to join
me in reviewing the many successes realized by the
University of Houston College of Pharmacy – and by
each of you – from September 2004 to December and clinical research between the two institutions.
2005. As you read the accomplishments of our faculty, UHS and TMH will share not only physical resources,
staff and students in this Annual Report, I believe that but the real fuel of innovative drug discovery,
you will share in my pride and enthusiasm at what application and delivery: the talents of faculty, graduate
the future holds for our college. students, postdoctoral fellows and interns/residents.
Over the past two years, the university and How appropriate that the Methodist agreement and
college have begun laying the foundation for what
undoubtedly will be a new era of academic and year in which the College of Pharmacy celebrated
research excellence. its 25th year as a member of the Texas Medical
In 2004, the college and the U.S. Food & Drug
to the world’s most prestigious medical complex,
Administration (FDA) revised and expanded our
so too will our future.
existing partnership to facilitate an exchange of
Building on discussions begun in 2005, the college
continues to explore collaborations with academic
immediately realized, as UH hosted one of three institutions around the globe. We are very excited
annual conferences of the U.S. Department of Health about the potential opportunities for developing new
Protections (OHRP) in April 2005. in such nations as Belize and Jamaica. In addition,
several foreign institutions sought the college’s advice
In February 2005, the University of Houston System
on enhancing their academic programs, which is a
great testament to the college’s growing international
nationally renowned leader in research and health
reputation for quality education and research.
health science and medical education as well as Over the past 15 months, we have had 10 new
Sunny E. Ohia, Ph.D.
Dean faculty join our college in such diverse disciplines
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Table of Contents
4 Leadership Team & Strategic Plan
14 Department of Clinical Sciences
19 Department of Pharmacological
Research: Professor Dame Julia Teaching: UH President Jay Gogue, Dean Service:
& Pharmaceutical Sciences
on regenerative medicine research. The Dennis Golden were among attendees at the Northeast Medical Center Hospital’s Tom L.
College of Pharmacy’s 2005 Commencement. Broad at the 2005 Humble Health Fair. 24 Practice Programs &
PPS Department and the UH Chapter of
28 Academic & Student Affairs
as medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics and pharmacy
administration. Noteworthy among our new colleagues 36 Development & Donor Roll Call
While the many awards provide anecdotal evidence of the
42 Pharmacy Alumni Association
Moores Professorship awarded to the incoming chair of
and research opportunities for faculty and students, 46 Financial Report
the Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical
the ultimate proof came with the full accreditation of
47 College Contacts
our Doctor of Pharmacy program by the Accreditation
Council for Pharmacy Education through June 2011. About the cover: Associate Professor Russell Lewis,
continue to expand educational opportunities at the college.
Pharm.D., displays a culture of the yeast Candida albicans streaked
on agar. The UH College of Pharmacy is a leader in antibacterial/
continue to impress me with their generosity in ensuring antifungal pharmacology research and approaches to improve drug
continued success in securing research funds from activity against resistant microorganisms.
that our faculty, staff and students have the resources
the esteemed National Institutes of Health (NIH). The
necessary to achieve our core mission of research, About the back cover: A graduate student working in
UH College of Pharmacy in 2005 moved up six places
a research laboratory enters experiment data into a logbook.
friends, faculty and staff contributed more than $393,884
among all the Texas pharmacy colleges in terms of NIH
Editor: Chip Lambert
of our students and programs is one of the main reasons
holding Ph.D. degrees. We are honored by the NIH’s Designer/Art Director: Angie Shortt
we are the college of choice for the best and brightest
researchers, educators and future pharmacy professionals.
of our programs, faculty, research staff and students.
Lindsay Lewis, Janis Parsley,
Once again, our students performed phenomenally in 2005. Renee Prescott, Tom Shea
students for a job well done.
For the second consecutive year, UH pharmacy students Except where noted, the information contained in this publication covers
Calendar Year 2005. Although every effort has been made to verify the
Respectfully, contents of this report, the publication team sincerely regrets any errors or
Association Patient Counseling and the Texas Pharmacy omissions contained herein. Corrections may be sent to email@example.com
for inclusion in a future issue of the college’s Interactions newsletter.
Association Innovative Pharmacy Project competitions.
Sunny E. Ohia, Ph.D. institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply. Produced by the UH College of Pharmacy, 05/06.
Dean, College of Pharmacy Not printed at state expense.
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Sunny E. Ohia, Ph.D.
, M.A. Charles Henry Raymond Hammond, Pharm.D. Andrea Smesny, Pharm.D. , Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Administration College Business Administrator Associate Dean for Practice Programs, Assistant Dean for Academic Executive Vice Dean for Research
TxPHARM Program Director, CE Program & Student Affairs
Remi Ademola, B.S. Chip Lambert, B.S. , Ph.D. Louis Williams, Ph.D. , Ph.D. Russell Lewis, Pharm.D. Barbara Lewis, M.A. , Ph.D.
Director of Director of Development Director of Communications Director of Assessment Chair, Department of Pharmacological Interim Chair, Department of Director of Counseling & Advising Director, Institute for Drug
Information Technology & Minority Affairs & Pharmaceutical Sciences Clinical Sciences & Administration Education & Research
David Wallace, Pharm.D. Julianna Szilagyi, Ph.D. Kelly Standifer, Ph.D. Lynn Simpson, Pharm.D. Paige Pitman, M.B.A. Bhagavan Jandhyala, Ph.D.
Associate Director Associate Director Vice Chair Vice Chair Director of Admissions & Recruitment Director, Heart & Kidney Institute
College Vision College Mission
The College of Pharmacy intends to • To provide comprehensive graduate,
research, education and clinical services through scholarly collaboration. distinguish itself as an outstanding college post-graduate, residency and fellowship
within a great university and to be recognized programs that prepare individuals to
The college will be a regional leader in educating pharmacy students for the
in Texas and nationally for student excellence. assume leadership positions in basic and
career changes ongoing within the profession. New technological methods
Consistent with this vision, here is its mission: clinical research and practice.
• To create, disseminate and preserve
• To provide a comprehensive pharmacy knowledge by conducting basic and
The college will be recognized as a program which embraces diversity with a education to a diverse student population that applied research and scholarly activities.
student body, faculty and staff representative of the cultural diversity of our society. prepares them to improve patient outcomes. • To disseminate information about medication
use and misuse to the community.
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II. Build Role & Relationship with the Texas Medical Center
2005 Initiatives & Status
• Two new clinical pharmacists/faculty positions at The Methodist Hospital
• 44 new adjunct appointments
Goals and Objectives. The college’s Strategic Planning Committee members include • 31 collaborative papers
the college deans, department chairs and chairs of the Staff Council, Student Pharmacy • Seven collaborative grants
Council and Faculty Council. The committee met three times in 2005 to monitor and • Quarterly Research Seminar Program
update progress on all areas of the plan. The Dean’s Advisory Council also had the
III. Expand Research
by faculty members at their annual retreat, the revised Plan was redistributed to all
faculty and staff members.
I. Enhance Education Excellence
A. Professional Education IV. Ensure Faculty Recruitment, Development & Retention
• First time pass rate on NAPLEX & MPJE continues to exceed • John & Rebecca Moores Professorship awarded to new department chair
• 10 new elective courses offered (examples: Medical Spanish and Public Health) • One faculty member promoted to full professor
• Expansion of Student Portfolio Components • Two faculty members promoted to associate professor
B. Technology Resource Center
• Implementation of new Curriculum Management Database Tool V. Advance Graduate & Postgraduate Programs
hospitals located within the Texas Medical Center
• 100% of pharmacy graduates have job offers before graduation and
C. Practice Site Development 100% of PPS graduates are employed within two months of graduation
• Five preceptor training programs
• 10% Increase in number of available experiential sites VI. Grow & Diversify Resources
• Continued expansion of unique experiential sites • Continue to strengthen international contact with institutions in Belize,
Jamaica and Costa Rica
D. Professional Development of Students • Seven new endowed student scholarships
VII. Support Staff Recruitment, Development & Retention
• Transition to early experiential rotation complete
• Additional academic prepharmacy advisor added to staff
• Student/faculty mentoring program continues
• College Business Administrator honored with highest staff award at UH
• White Coat Ceremony continues
• Added executive secretary position to PPS department
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Dean’s Advisory Council
Mission & Purpose
The mission of the Dean’s Advisory Council is to provide suggestions
and guidance on issues affecting the College of Pharmacy, including
the admissions process, changes in the profession, fundraising, alumni
relations and educational program development.
With a multidisciplinary perspective, DAC members provide expertise
pharmaceutical industry, law, compounding, biotechnology, alternative
medicine and the computer/information technology industry.
Dean’s Advisory Council
Lourdes Cuellar George Enenmoh † Paul Lott
The council meets twice a year, and each member serves up to two Chair, Dean’s Advisory Council President & CEO, Ascon Oil Nigeria Ltd. President, LLW Consulting
Senior Executive Director of Medical
Support Services & Director of Pharmacy, Michelle Ferguson John Lovoi
The Institution for Rehabilitation and Manager of Professional & College President & CEO, Lovoi & Sons Pharmacy
Research Relations,TX & OK,
Debasis Bagchi Ben Fry Regional Business Manager
Vice President, Research & Development Owner, Fry’s Pharmacy
InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc.
† DAC Member Remembered Bill Handal Keith Moseley
Teri Bair Senior Vice President of Eastern Executive Team Leader, Target Pharmacy
Counsel, Dacso Law Firm Operations, Walgreens
the UH College of Pharmacy Dean’s Advisory Council Bruce Biundo Charles Hannibal Director, Pharmaceutical Contracting
Consultant, PCCA Operations Manager Cardinal Health
(DAC) from fall 2003 to October 2005, when he was
Ken Breda Robert Scholz
Senior Executive Director for Medical Joe Ickes Senior Vice President of Administration
Support Services, President (2004) Harris County Hospital District
A 1976 graduate of the University of Lagos with a Pharmacy Alumni Association
Mark Carter Brian Singleton
degree in mechanical engineering, Enenmoh was founder, president Lead Pharmacist, Linzay Kelly Vice President, AmerisourceBergen
and CEO of petroleum supply and distribution company ASCON Immunology Clinical Specialist
Byron Cooley Johnson & Johnson Julie Spier
Oil Nigeria Limited. Enenmoh is survived by his wife, Grace, and Pharmacy Merchandiser Regional Pharmacy Manager
The Kroger Company Susan Lerma Randalls Pharmacy
Pat Downing Joyce Tipton
A respected colleague, businessman and employer, Enenmoh will CEO, Prithvipal “Paul” Likhari Administrative Director of Pharmacy
be remembered and missed for his steadfast dedication to the UH Philip Duterme
President & CEO, Himalaya USA John Loomis Jim Ward
College of Pharmacy and his numerous contributions to the DAC. Medical Science Manager District Manager, Walgreens
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Henry Earns Highest UH Staff Award
March of Dimes efforts. Henry’s
Henry, college business administrator, is dedication to UH extends beyond
the college. From 1998 through 2000,
done. Such traits were among the reasons
he was named the 2005 recipient of the
Charles F. McElhinney Distinguished Service
Award, UH’s highest staff award.
Henry became a UH staff member in 1979
as an accounting specialist for the Division
coordinator for the College of Optometry.
In 1985, he assumed his current position.
For 14 years, he served as the college’s
chair for the State Employee Charitable
Campaign and has chaired the college’s
Dean’s Office Staff
he served two consecutive terms as Staff
Council president and last fall returned
to that post. He serves on numerous
changes through participation than it is
In 2006, Henry will celebrate his 26th
anniversary as a UH staff member. He
doesn’t plan on slowing down any time
and the College of Pharmacy.
Steve Boss, B.S. Gerida N. Brown, B.A. Julie Doan , B.S.
Web Developer 1 Assessment Coordinator Financial Assistant Program Coordinator IT User Services Specialist
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
College Business Administrator
Lindsay Lewis, M.A. President, UH Staff Council
Director of Communications
(departed in August 2005) 2005 McElhinney Award
Roshan Gazdar Loretta Ghriri Mary Reed, A.A.
Dept. Business Administrator Secretary 2
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Deborah Brougher, CRA
Research Report Research Administrator
, Ph.D. , Ph.D. Bhagavan Jandhyala, Ph.D.
Executive Vice Dean for Research Dir., Inst. for Drug Edu. & Res. Dir., Heart & Kidney Institute
College Benefits From New NIH Funding,
During 2005, the UH College of Pharmacy continued
faculty as John and Rebecca Moores Professor and
diverse research initiatives, attracting strong faculty PPS Department Chair also gave a boost to the
researchers and facilitating the exchange of information college’s NIH funding through Lau’s ongoing grant
among investigators. for nearly $1 million.
Heart & Kidney Institute
Director: Bhagavan Jandhyala
Overall, the college’s total research funding increased The college’s research programs also made headlines
to $3.6 million in Fiscal Year 2005. National Institutes with two major accomplishments in 2005: the signing
Principal Location: UH College of Pharmacy TMC Building
Core mission: To promote basic and applied cardiovascular research that
will lead to identifying mechanisms regulating cardiovascular function in health dramatically over the past two years. In fact, the Medical Center (TMC) institution and serving as
and disease states, including such disorders as obesity, insulin resistance and
hypertension. host of a national conference on medical product
Active grant sources: institutions in total NIH funding. development and protecting the rights of human
subjects in medical trials.
Personnel: Seven faculty, six postdoctoral fellows, four Ph.D. students and three Among the new NIH awards announced during
Pharm.D./Ph.D. students. Calendar Year 2005 were: In February 2005, the University of Houston System
Institute for Drug Education & Research (UHS) and The Methodist Hospital (TMH), one of
agreement with the comprehensive goal of expanding
Principal Location: UH College of Pharmacy TMC Building
health science and medical education while providing
Core mission: To serve as a vehicle to educate Ph.D. students and postdoctoral
for anticancer agents and drugs for other indications; and provide consultation
between the two institutions.
services to the pharmaceutical industry, hospitals and research institutions.
Active grant sources:
Education Coordinating Board, Introgen Therapeutics and the college.
Accomplishments: IDER has six patents granted or pending since 1995, for the sharing of health professionals, graduate
including three that have resulted in a commercial pharmaceutical product.
students, postdoctoral fellows and interns/residents.
Personnel: Three faculty, four Ph.D. students and one Pharm.D./Ph.D. student.
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In February 2005, the UH College of Pharmacy hosted a delegation from the University The UH College of Pharmacy hosted one of three national confer
laboratories in such areas as natural products pharmacology and coral reef biology. Pictured (OHRP) in April 2005. Pictured are Michelle Chenault, Ph.D.,
director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA; Charles
Department of Biology and Biochemistry; Aaron Lewis, UB Dean of Science and Technology;
and David Lepay, M.D., Ph.D., FDA senior advisor for clinical science.
In August 2005, the college was honored to serve as
for the college to establish closer academic ties with host of one of three annual conferences of the U.S. promotes the training of UH academicians and students
in the various departments within the FDA, while fostering
the development of new drugs and medical devices as
faculty positions that will provide excellent training sites well as the formulation of biomedical policies.
In 2005, the college also sponsored a research symposium
product development system, which covers the process
The college has many established relationships among
institutions and individuals throughout the TMC, largely due as a member of the TMC. The program included
discovery becomes a reliable device for patient use.
to the nature of student rotations and need for preceptors. presentations and discussions on how the college, the
collaborations between the two institutions in such areas as
attendees – including principal investigators, institutional clinical research and student experiential training. Through
institutionalizes such endeavors and puts them under
a dozen poster presentations, symposium participants
counselors, and pharmaceutical research and medical also received a snapshot of some of the latest research by
personnel – from 13 states. Additional topics covered college faculty members and their TMC partners.
With several current research projects nearing clinical at the conference included FDA monitoring and
Finally, the college continued its tradition of inviting
sanctions, new issues arising with the developing
leading researchers and scientists to the college to share
pathway for pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry faculty
to initiate human trials, if warranted, in collaboration the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
fellow investigators and students. Among the college’s
with TMH physicians.
between the college and the Food & Drug Administration
agreement by hiring Steven Pass as a joint appointment since the two institutions created a formal partnership
to the Department of Clinical Sciences & Administration
(CSA) faculty and in TMH’s intensive care unit in 2005. academic opportunities. Although still in its infancy, the
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Funded Research Programs (Received in calendar year 2005)
$4 Million Principal Investigator Agency Research Title Award
Diana Chow Gillson & Longenbaugh Foundation Unrestricted research gift $ 45,000.00
$2 Million on SPE A & B Release and Antibacterial Activity $ 20,969.00
Kevin Garey American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Type III Proteins and Antimicrobial Therapy to Predict Mortality in Patients with
P. Aeruginosa Bacteremia $ 10,000.00
Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Type III Secretion Proteins and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa $ 15,000.00
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 UH GEAR Limiting Bioavailability of Dietary Carcinogens with Flavinoids $ 25,500.00
United States Pharmacopeia (USP)
Fellowship Program Analysis and Disposition Studies of Red Clover Isofavanoes $ 20,000.00
NIH State Total
Tahir Hussain NIH Renal Angiotensin II Receptor Function in Obesity $ 219,960.00
Adrenergic Receptor 4th Cytoplasmic Domain $ 62,000.00
The function of the committee is to increase research and Prophylactic Liposomal Amphotericin B or Their Combination in a Murine
Model of Invasive Pulmonary Aspergilllosis $ 45,165.00
scholarly activities within the college, and to assist faculty
in the Treatment and Prevention of Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis $ 97,913.00
with any problems that impede their ability to perform
research or scholarly activities. Additional responsibilities of
Sunny E. Ohia InterHealth Nutraceuticals Incorporated Effect of Hydroxycitric Acid (Super Citrimax) on Hypothalamic Neuropeptide
the committee include ensuring that faculty grant applications
are reviewed by at least two faculty members before they Smooth Muscles $ 50,000.00
are submitted to the granting agency to provide constructive
Concentration of Proximal Tubule Epithelial Cells $ 62,000.00
Hormonal Regulation $ 25,500.00
Screening of Dosing Regimens $ 37,500.00
Ming Hu, Ph.D., Chair, PPS representative
Emergence of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Resistance in a Murine Pneumonia Model $ 80,662.50
Kevin Garey, Pharm.D., CSA representative
Antimicrobial Agents $ 15,300.00
Brian Knoll, Ph.D., PPS representative
NIH Advanced Isotope Aided NMR for CB2 Structural Study $ 433,452.00
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Biochemist-Professor Strives for
New Scientific Knowledge, Methods
The spotlight holds no appeal for UH Professor
Carlos Pedemonte, unless that spotlight
method directly resulting from his research.
have is recognition from my peers, which
anybody can truly solve a problem without
Pedemonte’s most recent research activity
has centered on the function of one protein
cellular membranes and essential in the life
of all organisms. As the protein transports
sodium and potassium across the cell
membrane, it produces electrical current,
which – if not properly regulated – can
create varying degrees of dysfunction in
Potential applications of Pedemonte’s
increasing health issues as hypertension,
diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
International ATPase Conference
59th Annual Meeting and Sympos
of the Society of General Physiol
Pedemonte earned his undergrad
degree and doctorate in his nativ
assistant positions at the Univers
Pennsylvania. He joined the colleg
its sole biochemist in 1992, when
appointed as an assistant professo
up to associate professor six year
in 2005, was promoted to full pro
determine what is useful, instead
novel techniques or methods that are very
different than the techniques used during
my education. Even though I’m a biochemist
among all these pharmacologists and
pharmaceutical researchers, I’ve always felt
that I’m contributing to the department and
Research into Cultural Misconceptions
Key to Effective HIV/AIDS Strategy
As pharmaceutical and pharmacological
scientists search for an elusive vaccine or
In addition to his UH appointment, Essien is
other researchers are delving into cultural
an adjunct assistant professor of behavioral
misconceptions and attitudes within the
sciences at The University of Texas Health
communities themselves in the hope of
Science Center (UTHSC) at Houston School
developing successful behavioral prevention
of Public Health. Essien earned his doctorate
and master’s degrees in public health from
E. James Essien, M.D., Dr.P.H., associate professor UTHSC and his medical degree from the
of clinical sciences, has spent the majority of University of Calabar in Nigeria. Before
joining UH in 2003, Essien directed the
Ekere James Essien, M.D., Dr.P.H.
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prevention and education issues – particularly
as they relate to minority communities.
local and global in scope. Under separate
grants of $1.5 million and $890,000 from the
NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health,
Nigeria and the U.S., including Houston.
for the minority population in Houston
also is currently limited. There are gaps in
University’s College of Pharmacy.
Essien is a fellow in the United Kingdom’s
Royal Society of Health and Royal Institute
of Public Health as well as Baylor College
of Medicine’s Center for AIDS Research.
He also is a member of the NIH’s Behavioral
and Social Science Approaches to Preventing
Commission on Occupational Health,
American Public Health Association and the
An editorial board member of Counseling,
Psychotherapy and Health, Essien serves as
a manuscript reviewer for such publications
as AIDS Care, Journal of the National Medical
Association, AIDS and Public Policy Journal, and
AIDS and Behavior.
Globe Trotting Faculty UH College of Pharmacy faculty traveled around the world to present their research at other universities and conferences.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada penhagen, Denmark
Copen mark Stockholm, Sweden
Yuen-Sum “Vincent” Lau, Ph.D. h.D. in Ph.
Vincent Tam, Ph.D. Russell E. Lewis, Pharm.D. m D.
“Involvement of neuro-apoptos in the
osis t e arative diff
“Comparative performance of different mt me
methods to “Antifungal Susceptibility to gu e empiric
fungal guide empiric
substantia nigra pars compacta of th
c f the simulate drug exposure variability in a p pulation”
rug variabilit pop erapy”
therapy” and “Testing for combination
herapy” d Testing co bination
progressive neurodegenerative mouse MPTP/ and ntifung t ” B Biod Antifungal
antifungal therapy,” AB Bi iodisk
probenecid model of Parkinson’s d
n’s disease” Test
Testing Course, Nov
rse, November 2005
8th International Confe
al Conference on the f pharm
the use of population pharmacokinetic modeling and
Transmission and onte
Mont Ca lo so ation” (p pr sentations),15th
Mo te Carlo simulat ” (poster present
odegenerative urope ean gres M logy
Europe Congress of Clinical Microbiolog and
University of British Columbia
ersity Co ectious ase Apri 2 20
Infectious Diseases, April 2–5, 2005
Au 6-9, 2005
Russell E. Lewis, Pharm.D.
“Managing Drug Interactions in the Patient
with Aspergillosis,” 2nd Annual Advances
Against Aspergillosis Symposium
Oxford, U.K. ng Kong
Richard A. Bond, Ph.D.
Vincent Tam, Ph.D.
London England The u e
“The use of pharmacodynamic modeling
f Sen Editor post on
Assumption of Se r E Mustafa F. Lokhandwala, Ph.D.
British Journal of Phar cology, British
f Pha an
n ant microbial development” (seminar)
in antim ”
“Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Therapy
School of Chinese Medicine, Baptist
iety, p -18,
Pharmacological Society, Sept. 16-1 2005 in Diabetes,” Seventh Annual Diabetes University, Dec. 19, 2005
Conference, The SMi Group, Oct. 6-8, 2005
Brian J. Knoll, Ph.D. London England
Editorial Board Meeting of Britis Journa Russel E. Lewis, Pharm.D.
of Pharmacology, British Pharmaco ogical Drosophila el fo
“Drosophila as a high-throughput mode f for Kuwait
Society, Sept. 16-18, 2005 f
studying fungal pathogenesis,” Texas-UKK Sunny E. Ohia, Ph.D.
iosci es Re
Biosciences Research Collaborative, Exxternal Evaluation for the M.S. Program
S o Tropical Health and
London School of Trop n Ph
in Pharmacology, Kuwait University,
Hygiene, Dec mber 2005 culty Med
Faculty of Medicine, Oct. 14-20, 2005
Amste am The Netherlands
Richa A. Bond, Ph.D. Rajkot, India
“A a and
“Asthma and heart failure, different diseases; Mustafa F. Lo okhandw
Lok dwala, Ph.D.
but simillar drugs, receptors and outcomes?” n e tional
Member, Internation Advisory Boardard
3rd European Conference on GPCRs in nal ference
9th Nationa Conference on Bi e
Drug Discovery, April 2005
D c Discover
Heterocyclic Drug Discov Program r m
Jan. 5-8, 2005
Cape Town, South Africa Sultanate of Oman
Ekere James Essien, M.D., Dr.P.H. Sunny E. Ohia, Ph.D.
“The impact of a situationally focused individual “Neurotransmitter release from ocular
level HIV/AIDS risk reduction intervention for the tissues: Relevance to glaucoma and retinal
Nigerian uniformed services” (presentation), The 7th ge e at ve ”
degenerative diseases” (lecture), Sultan
International Conference on the Biopsychosocial Qaboos University College of M Medicine
Aspects of HIV Infection, April 5, 2 05 Oct. 22, 2005
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Department of Clinical Sciences & Administration
CSA Gets Boost From New Research Milestone,
Expansion of Clinical Faculty and Partnerships
The Department of Clinical Sciences and Administra with the Lone Star Health clinics through a federal
tion (CSA) experienced a whirlwind of accomplish grant that focuses on underserved populations.
ments in 2005, highlighted by the expansion of clinical Appointed in 2005, Clincial Assistant Professor Jessica
sites, appointment of new clinical faculty and setting a White, Pharm.D., offers a diabetes clinic, a medication
new record for clinical research awards. consultation clinic dealing with polypharmacy issues
and an anticoagulation clinic. A family planning clinic
is expected to be added in 2006.
Healthcare and University of Houston System. This Two other clinical sites have opened up with the
Russell Lewis, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
agreement creates new opportunities for sharing hiring of Rosa Yeh, Pharm.D., a newly appointed
Interim Chair and Associate Professor
resources, developing joint educational programs
Russell E. Lewis, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, was named interim chair of
the Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration on May 16, agreement was further reason to celebrate the
2005, and was promoted to associate professor with tenure on college’s 25th anniversary of membership in the
Sept. 1, 2005. Previously, he was an assistant professor in the depart
Texas Medical Center, which has provided invaluable Hospital. Her specialties include recognizing and
ment since 1999. He also serves as an adjunct assistant professor in
clinical expertise and experiential opportunities for managing adverse drug reactions and interactions,
the Division of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee
Health at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. countless faculty and students. and counseling patients and their care providers on
After receiving his Pharm.D. in 1996 from the University of Kansas current and new antiretroviral regimens and other
The department hired Steven Pass, Pharm.D., BCPS,
ington University Medical Center in St. Louis, MO, and an Infectious The CSA department’s expertise in health outcomes
Diseases Research Fellowship at the University of Iowa College of care pharmacotherapy with residency training and and labeling issues was enhanced with the addition
Pharmacy. A member of the Infectious Diseases research group at national credentials, Pass will provide clinical service in of Assistant Professor Hua Chen, M.D., Ph.D., whose
the college, Lewis studies opportunistic fungal infections in cancer The Methodist Hospital’s surgical intensive care unit
patients and antifungal pharmacology. His teaching responsibilities
and serve the college as a clinical associate professor. outcomes of CNS/antidepressive medications; and
include Advanced Therapeutics, Advanced Pharmacology and Phar
Professor Rajender Aparasu, Ph.D., whose area
In 2005, the department also expanded clinical
rotations at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. of concentration is in the inappropriate use of
services in the ambulatory care arena by partnering
medications in the elderly.
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Rajender Aparasu, Ph.D. Kimberly Birtcher, Pharm.D. Heidi Bragg, B.S. Eric Busby, Pharm.D. Hua Chen, M.D., Ph.D. Elizabeth Coyle, Pharm.D. E. James Essien, M.D., Dr.P.H. Kevin Garey, Pharm.D. Laura N. Gerard, Pharm.D. Ray Hammond, Pharm.D. David Hayes, Pharm.D.
Professor Clinical Assistant Professor Clinical Assistant Professor Clinical Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Clinical Assistant Professor Associate Professor Assistant Professor Clinical Assistant Professor Clinical Associate Professor Clinical Assistant Professor
The department also reached a new milestone in grant Graduate Studies
funding in 2005, with more than $1 million in federal
Associate Professor E. James Essien, M.D., Dr.P.H., and product labeling. In 2005, CSA graduate students made a total of 25 presentations at state, national and
continues to lead the way with more than $600,000
in research funding from the National Institutes of
• Amrutkar PP, Rege M, Kumar N, Kachroo S, Garey KW. • Bhosle M, Sansgiry S. “Consumer Perceptions Regarding Generic
assessing culturally appropriate education and prevention “Comparison of Risk Factors for Blood Stream Candidemia and Drug Substitution of Narrow Therapeutic Index Drugs,” American
Bacteremia in Hospitalized Patients,” 10th Annual ISPOR, Washington, Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fla., March 2005.
D.C., May 2005.
Several other faculty investigators – including Kevin • Pawaskar M, Sansgiry S. “Over-the-Counter Medication Purchase
• Kumar N, Dao T, Gentry L, Garey KW. “Factors and Outcomes of Behavior in Blind Consumers,” American Pharmacists Association
Surgical Site Infections in Diabetics Undergoing Cardiac Surgery,” 10th Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fla., March 2005.
themselves in such areas as epidemiology, antibiotic Annual ISPOR, Washington, D.C., May 2005.
resistance and antifungal pharmacology, with a total • Sikri S, Sansgiry S. “Understanding the Adoption Behavior and Usage
• Amrutkar PP, Kumar N, Kachroo S, Rao B, Reiter M, Dao of Personal Digital Assistants Among Community Pharmacists,” American
of more than $400,000 in research funds from T, Gentry LO, Garey KW. “Timing of Prophylactic Vancomycin in Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fla., March 2005.
pharmaceutical companies and professional organizations. Cardiac Surgery in Relation to Postoperative Infections,” 45th ICAAC
in Washington, D.C., December 2005. • Sansgiry S, Chanda S. “Equity in Information Sources for Hispanic
CSA faculty also represented the college admirably in Consumers with Respect to OTC Drug Purchases,” 6th Annual Health
• Kachroo S, Zabeneh F, Gentry LO, Garey KW. “Risk Factors and Services and Outcomes Research Conference, University of Houston,
Outcomes Involved in Surgical Site Infections Due to Resistant Gram
including Russell Lewis’ pharmacology lecture at NIH’s Positive Bacteria in Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgery,” 45th
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Sujit ICAAC in Washington, D.C., December 2005. • Ngo C, Sansgiry S. “Safety of OTC Drug in HIV Positive Patients,”
6th Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference,
Sansgiry’s lecture at the Food & Drug Administration • Sansgiry S, Kawatkar A. “Brief Summary Formats of DTCA to University of Houston, November 2005.
Improve Consumer Comprehension,” 10th Annual ISPOR Meeting,
Washington, D.C., May 2005 (Received the Best Poster Award out • Sansgiry S, Sail K. “Does Satisfaction with Health Care Services
of 581 posters). Differ by Type of Health Plan Enrollment?” 6th Annual Health Services
on alternative pharmacodynamic modeling for drug and Outcomes Research Conference, University of Houston,
development. • Kumar N, Dao T, Gentry LO, Garey KW. “Risk Factors and November 2005.
Outcomes of Gram-Negative Surgical Site Infections in Patients
Undergoing Cardiac Surgery,” 45th ICAAC in Washington, D.C.,
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Barbara Lewis, M.A. Russell E. Lewis, Pharm.D. , M.D., M.P.H. Isaac Montoya, Ph.D. Nancy Ordonez, Pharm.D. Steven Pass, Pharm.D. Paige Pitman, M.B.A. Sujit S. Sansgiry, Ph.D. Jeffrey T. Sherer, Pharm.D. Lynn Simpson, Pharm.D. , Pharm.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor Associate Professor Research Associate Clinical Professor Clinical Assistant Professor Clinical Associate Professor Clinical Assistant Professor Assoc. Prof., Grad. Stud. Dir. Clinical Assistant Professor Clinical Assist. Prof., Residencies Dir. Assistant Professor
New Faculty Appointments Professional Activities & Recognitions
Rajender Aparasu, Professor. Kimberly Birtcher was appointed to the Emerging Science of Lipid Randall Prince
India; M.S., University of Jadavpur, Calcuta, India; Ph.D., University of years of service.
Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, La.
E. James Essien was appointed to the editorial board of Counseling, Sujit Sansgiry won the Best Poster Award out of nearly 600 entries
Hua Chen, Assistant Professor. Ph.D., University of Georgia; M.S., Hunan Psychotherapy and Health and as a manuscript reviewer for AIDS and at the 10th Annual International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and
Medical University (China); M.D., Hunan Medical University (China). Public Policy Journal, AIDS and Behavior, and BMC Public Health. Outcomes Research (ISPOR) meeting in 2005.
Steven Pass, BCPS, FCCM, Clinical Associate Professor. B.S., Pharm.D., Russell Lewis was elected fellow in the American College of Clinical Sujit Sansgiry
Pharmacy Editorial Board of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.
Practice Residency, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.; Critical
Care Residency, University Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. Sujit Sansgiry won third place Best Poster Award at the 6th Annual
William C. “Bill” McCormick retired in July 2005 after 18 years of
Jessica White, Clinical Assistant Professor. Pharm.D., The University of service. professor.
Hospital, Austin, Texas. Isaac Montoya received the Omicron Sigma Award. He was awarded Vincent Tam gave grand rounds lecture at FDA/CDER on PK/PD
the ASCLS 2005 Distinguished Author Award for the paper titled modeling.
Rosa Yeh, Assistant Professor. B.S., Clemson University, Clemson,
S.C.; B.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.; Pharm.D., July 2005. David Wallace was elected president of Houston Area Pharmacy
University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.; Pharmacy Association.
Practice Residency, UC San Francisco; Critical Care Specialty Residency, Steven Pass was elected fellow in the Society of Critical Care
University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, Chicago, Ill.; Research Medicine.
The Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration’s faculty had nearly 70 publications in 2005, including 30 collaborative publications with Texas Medical Center institution
Busby E. Texas Pharmacy, Eissen EJ. Lewis RE, Wiederhold NP, Klepser ME. In vitro Pharmacodynamics
Spring 2005. BioMed Central Public Health, Jan. 7, 2005.
Fusarium and Scedosporium spp. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.
Coyle EA. Suda KJ, KW Garey, Danziger LH. Treatment Failures Secondary to
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. Elseview 2005. Drug Interactions with Divalent Cations and Fluoroquinolone. Pharm
World Sci Stanzani M, Orciuolo E, Lewis RE, Kontoyiannis, Martins SLR, St. John
International Journal for Equity in Health Gerard L, Garey KW, Blood.
BioMed Central, March 2005.
Infections. Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
Eissen EJ. Lewis RE, Prince RA, Kontoyiannis DP.
Addiction Research and Theory, 13 Gerard L.
Choices. Texas Pharmacy, Spring 2005.
Journal of Clinical Microbiology.
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Clinical Assistant Professor
Professor (retired in July 2005)
Randall A. Prince, Pharm.D.
David Wallace, Pharm.D. Jessica White, Pharm.D. May Woo, B.S. Rosa F.Yeh, Pharm.D. , M.A. Shirley Mitchell Norvia Remo Charlotte Simpson Brian Thomas Ramona Thomas, B.B.A.
Clinical Assistant Professor Clinical Assistant Professor Clinical Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Clinical Associate Professor Dept. Business Administrator Financial Assistant 2 IT User Services Specialist Program Coordinator
Lewis RE, Chamilos G, Albert NP, Kontoyiannis Hariprasad SM, Blinder KJ, Shah GK, Apte RS, Rosenblatt B, Simpson L.
DP. Prince R. Penetration Texas Pharmacy Journal, Spring 2005.
cultures of Aspergilli. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 2005. Arch Ophthalmol, Tam VH, Coyle EA.
Optimization of meropenem minimum concentration/MIC ratio to
Wiederhold NP, Lewis RE, Raad II, Coyle EA, Prince RA. suppress in vitro resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Antimicrob
Comparison of linezolid vs. vancomycin in a simulated model of Sansgiry S, Jayawant S, Hayes JD, Rice GK. Patient Satisfaction with Agents Chemother.
Journal of Antimicrobial Pharmacy Services in an Ambulatory Practice Setting. Texas Society of
Chemotherapy, 2005. Health-System Pharmacists Journal Tam VH,
J Antimicrob Chemother. 2005; 56(5): 983.
Lewis RE, May GS, Wiederhold NP, Albert ND, Halder G, Sansgiry S, Bhosle M, Pope N. Consumer Perception regarding
Generic Drugs and Drug Substitution Practices: An Exploratory Study, Chen J, Wang S, Jia X, Bajimaya S, Lin H, Tam VH, Hu M. Disposition
Journal of Pharmaceutical Marketing & Management 2005; 17 (1).
Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2005. disposition. Drug Metab Dispos.
Sansgiry S, Lemke T. Test Anxiety associated with a
Lewis RE, Chamilos G, Healy M, Perego C, Safdar Comprehensive Exam. Journal of Pharmacy Teaching, Tam VH,
A, Walsh TJ, Raad II, Kontoyiannis DP. Zygomycosis in the era of Lewis RE. Pharmacodynamics of polymyxin B against Pseudomonas
Sansgiry S, Ngo C. Accuracy in Estimating patient Compliance with aeruginosa. Antimicrob Agents Chemother.
control observational study of 27 recent cases. Journal of Infectious Prescribed Drug Therapy Using Retrospective Claims Data. Texas
Society of Health-System Pharmacists Journal Kwa ALH, Loh C, Low JGH, Kurup A, Tam VH. Nebulized colistin in
Diseases, 2005. the treatment of pneumonia due to multidrug resistant Acinetobacter
Lewis RE Sansgiry S, Surupa Chanda. Impact of the Human Genome Project: baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Clin Infect Dis. 2005; 41(5):
DP, Prince RA. Detection of gliotoxin in experimental and human Pharmacist’s Expectations with their Job Responsibilities.
aspergillosis. Infection and Immunity Trends
Tam VH, Willey JS, Palmer JL, Bruera E,
Lewis RE, Kontoyiannis DP. Micafungin (MICA) in Combination Sansgiry S, Monali Bhosle, and Arjun Datta. Predictors of Test Prince RA. Subcutaneous administration of cefepime. J Pain Symptom
Anxiety in Doctor of Pharmacy Students: An Empirical Study. Pharmacy Manage.
Approach for Detection of Synergy. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Education: An International Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2005; 5(2):
Tam VH, Louie A, Deziel MR, Liu W, Leary R, Drusano GL. Bacterial
population responses to drug selective pressure: examination of
Montoya ID. Effect of Peers on Employment and Implications for Sansgiry S, garenoxacin against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. J Infect Dis. 2005; 191(3):
Drug Treatment. American Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 2005, 31(4); Information Obscured on OTC Medication Labels by External Tags.
Drug Information Journal
Tam VH, Coyle EA.
Montoya ID Sansgiry S, Sujata Jawayant. Patient Satisfaction with the Components
of Health Care Services.
Recipients. American Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse 31(3), 2005. Sansgiry S, Tam VH,
Montoya ID. The Annals of discern the pharmacodynamics of meropenem. J Antimicrob Chemother.
Services Among the Urban Poor. International Journal of Self Help & Self Pharmacotherapy
Care, 2005, Tam VH.
Montoya ID. Health Disparities and Public Policy. Clinical Laboratory Sansgiry S. Geriatric education in U.S. Schools of of meropenem. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, March 2005.
Science, 2005, 18(2). Consultant Pharmacists
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CSA Graduate Student Seeks Answers
Through Health Outcomes Research
Although it’s been said that learning is a For her thesis project, Sail is investigating the
journey that never ends, endings are exactly relationship between consumers’ opportunity
what interest pharmacy administration to choose among health plans and their
complete the UH College of Pharmacy to draw attention from insurance companies
master’s program in summer 2006, Sail is
pursuing an education – and career – in actively assisting Sansgiry on various clinical
health outcomes research. outcomes research projects, analyzing data and
Kavita Sail, B.S.
M.S. Pharmacy Administration Student
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Sail transferred to UH in 2004, based partly
Professor and CSA Director of Graduate
Studies Sujit Sansgiry, Ph.D. Sail said she also
was drawn to Houston for the opportunity
to exercise a thesis option under the master’s
Ph.D. in pharmacy administration, but I also
on a thesis, which wasn’t offered at the other
degree in pharmacy from the University of
collaborating on academic papers.
In addition to her graduate studies and various
research projects, Sail serves as a teaching
assistant in the college’s Contemporary
Pharmacy Practice Lab.
supportive, and everyone is always helpful
students, Sail said that ultimately she intends
medications or other forms of treating patients.
Department of Pharmacological & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Awards, New Funding Demonstrate
PPS Teaching, Research Excellence
With a commitment to research and teaching research professor, three adjunct professors, an
excellence, the Department of Pharmacological and adjunct assistant professor and a lecturer from the
Pharmaceutical Sciences (PPS) continues to achieve
success in securing new grant funding, recruiting chemistry. In 2006, the department will conduct a
highly respected faculty members and sharpening the national search for three additional faculty members
to complement the existing group.
In the area of research, faculty members and graduate Professional and academic accolades were abundant
in 2005, with PPS faculty members being appointed
research in collaboration with their peers and fellow to prestigious journal review boards and examination Yuen-Sum “Vincent” Lau, Ph.D.
scientists within the department, at various Texas boards as well as being elected or invited to join John & Rebecca Moores Professor and Chair
Medical Center institutions and research centers/
universities around the world.
ment of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and John and
writers and reviewers for a variety of esteemed Rebecca Moores Professor. Previously, he was a professor and chair
the department’s faculty and students, total research national and international medical publications. In
City’s School of Pharmacy. Lau completed his undergraduate and
funding awarded in 2005 climbed to more than $2.1 2005, faculty and students collectively published
graduate education at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, receiv
million. More than 75 percent – about $1.6 million 40 original research articles as well as presented ing his B.S. in Biology in 1973 and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology in 1978.
– of the PPS research awards were from the National more than 60 abstracts and posters at national and His research for many years has focused on the development of
Institutes of Health and its various specialized (see list of published
centers. works on page 21).
the characteristics of a chronic, gradually developing neurodegen
project to remodel and upgrade labs and facilities on
community, several new gifted and experienced Currently, he is studying the impact of exercise on the treatment
researchers/professors joined the college in 2005. which was completed in summer 2005. Funding
involved in neuronal degeneration. Understanding these mechanisms
In addition to a new department chair and John & may aid in understanding the development of other neurodegenera
Rebecca Moores Professor, the department hired President for Administration and Finance. tive diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. This research is funded by
an associate professor, an assistant professor, a
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Mohammad Asghar, Ph.D. Karim Alkadhi, Ph.D. Richard Bond, Ph.D. Diana S-L. Chow, Ph.D. Riad Efendi, Ph.D. Douglas Eikenburg, Ph.D. Vishnu D. Gupta, Ph.D. Ming Hu, Ph.D. Tahir Hussain, Ph.D. Bhagavan S. Jandhyala, Ph.D. Brian J. Knoll, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor Associate Professor Associate Professor Associate Professor Research Assistant Professor Associate Professor Professor Professor Assistant Professor Professor Emeritus Associate Professor
Graduate Studies New Faculty Appointments
An essential part of educating and training future pharmaceutical and pharmacological scientists is providing David S. Baskin, Research Professor of Pharmacology. B.S., Swarthmore
College, Swarthmore, Pa.; M.D., Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York,
in collaboration with faculty researchers as well as challenging them to support their analytical work and conclusions.
Prasad Kulkarni, Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology. M.S., Ph.D., State
During 2005, 34 students were enrolled in either the pharmacology or pharmaceutics program, including four students
in the combined Pharm.D./Ph.D. program. Yuen-Sum “Vincent” Lau, John & Rebecca Moores Professor and Chair
of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Graduate student highlights for the year included: of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.
• Karem Alzoubi was awarded the Graduate Student Achievement • Aditi Marwaha was awarded a Travel Award to attend the Aditi Marwaha, Lecturer in Pharmacology. B.Pharm., Maharaja Sayajirao
Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, Calif.
(Karim Alkadhi, advisor); (Mustafa F. Lokhandwala, advisor); Sarfaraz K. Niazi, Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutics. M.S., Washington
• Hibah O. Awwad was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa national • Wanyun Sheng won the Lemke Award for Best Poster
leadership society (Brian Knoll, advisor); Presentation at the 32nd Annual MALTO Medicinal Chemistry- Naj Sharif, Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology.
Pharmacognosy Meeting-in-Miniature (Sean Xie, advisor);
• Pranav Gupta was nominated for Controlled Release Society’s
David M. Sherry, Associate Professor of Pharmacology (Joint
Innovative Aspects of Oral Drug Delivery and Absorption • Trinh Tran
Graduate/Post-doc Award (Diana Chow, advisor); (Karim Alkadhi, advisor); and
• Amer Hakam received the Graduate Student Poster Award at • Stephen Wang Vincent Tam, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics (Joint Appointment).
Pharmacopeia (Ming Hu, advisor).
abstract at the Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, Calif. College of Pharmacy, Albany, N.Y.
(Tahir Hussain, advisor);
Junmei Wang, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry. B.S.,
Since December 2004, 10 students have earned graduate degrees: Vikas Arora and Sonal Vasantkumar Shah (M.S.,
Pharmacology); Abdulaziz M. Aleisa, Karem Alzoubi, Hibah Omar Awwad, Aarti A. Gokhale,Varsha Iyer, Aditi Marwaha
and Hatice Zehra Ozsoy (Ph.D., Pharmacology); and Xiaohui Li and Monica C. Chuong (Ph.D., Pharmaceutics). These
New Staff Appointment
graduates are now working in respected positions within academia, government and industry.
Veronica Ellison, Executive Secretary.
Graduate students are actively involved in the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and the
Pharmacy Graduate Student Association (PGSA).
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, Ph.D. , Ph.D. , Ph.D. Sunny E. Ohia, Ph.D. Carlos H. Pedemonte, Ph.D. Samina Salim, Ph.D. Lindsay A. Schwarz, Ph.D. Kelly Standifer, Ph.D. Julianna E. Szilagyi, Ph.D. Louis Williams, Ph.D. , Ph.D., M.B.A.
John & Rebecca Moores Professor Professor Emeritus Professor Professor Professor Research Assistant Professor Visiting Assistant Professor Assoc. Prof., Grad. Stud. Dir. Associate Professor Associate Professor Associate Professor
Professional Activities & Recognitions
Richard Bond was appointed senior editor of the British Journal of Brian Knoll was elected vice chair of the UH Graduate and Lindsay Schwarz was invited to write questions for the foreign
Pharmacology. equivalency examination by the National Boards of Pharmacy in
Recently Richard Bond’s two patents were published in Europe and The research article published by Brian Knoll’s group in the British
pending in the U.S. Journal of Pharmacology Kelly Standifer was recognized with the UH College of Pharmacy
favorable review in that issue’s Editorial Commentary. Service Excellence Award and was elected president of Sigma Xi, UH
An FDA approval was issued for clinical trial at Baylor College of Medicine Chapter.
based on Richard Bond’s Yuen-Sum “Vincent” Lau was appointed John & Rebecca Moores
agonist in treatment of heart failure and asthma. Professor in Pharmacy by the University of Houston. Julianna Szilagyi received special recognition for teaching from the
Rho Chi Honor Society.
Douglas Eikenburg stepped down as chair of the department July 1, Thomas L. Lemke won the 2005 Rho Chi National Faculty Advisor
2005, after 10 years of service. More than 90 faculty, research staff and Award, based on his nomination by the UH Beta Omicron Chapter. One of the research articles published by Xiang-Qun “Sean” Xie’s
how the department has strengthened and grown under his watch at a Mustafa F. Lokhandwala was elected Fellow, American Society downloaded article in 2005.
special recognition dinner hosted by the college. of Nephrology and served as editor of Clinical and Experimental
Ming Hu accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Chemo/
Dietary Prevention Study Section at the National Institutes of Health Carlos Pedemonte
Alkadhi KA, Alzoubi KH, Aleisa AM. Plasticity of synaptic transmission Alzoubi KH, Aleisa, AM, Alkadhi KA. Bond RA,
in autonomic ganglia. Progress in Neurobiol potentiation in CA1, but not dentate gyrus of the hippocampus in Eikenberg DC,
J Minneman KP, Ruffolo RR, Strosberg AD. Adrenoceptors, IUPHAR
Alkadhi KA, Alzoubi KH, Aleisa AM, Tanner FL, Nimer AS. Psychosocial Mol Neurosci Receptor database. (doi: 10.1786/304416402524), 2005.
term potentiation in sympathetic ganglia. Neurobiol. Dis. Banday AA, Siddiqui AH, Menezes MM, Hussain T. Insulin enhances AT1 Bond RA.
2005. receptor function in OK cells. Am J Physiol, responses, analogous to the existing program to detect adverse drug
responses. Med. Hypoth.
Alzoubi KH, Gerges NZ, Alkadhi KA. Levothyroxin replacement Banday AA, Marwaha A, Lokhandwala MF. Tempol reduces oxidative
stress, improves insulin sensitivity, decreases renal dopamine D1 Chen J, Lin H, Hu M. Absorption and Metabolism of Genistein and Its
CA1 of hippocampus: electrophysiological and molecular studies. Exp Cancer Chemother
Neurology Diabetes, Pharmacol.
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Staria Anderson, B.S. , B.S. Tristan Mathis Latisha Prater
Dept. Business Administrator Executive Secretary Secretary 2
Published Articles continued...
Chen J, Wang S, Jia X, Bajimaya S, Lin H, Hu M. Disposition of Gupta VD. Chemical Stability of Perphenazine in oral Liquid Dosage Opere CA, WeiDong Z, Huang J, Adewale A, Kruglet M, Ohia SE. Dual
Flavonoids via Recycling: Comparison of Intestinal versus Hepatic Forms.Int. J. Pharm. Compd.
Metabolism. Drug Metab. Disp., Bovine Retinae: Role of Arachidonic Acid Metabolites. Neurochemical
Hussain T. Research,
Xie XQ. NMR characterization of paclitaxel /poly
Int. J. of Pharmaceutics, 305: Hypertension Standifer KM. Orphanin FQ/nociceptin
Knoll BJ. Differential Pharmacol.
Chen JZ, Han XW, Xie XQ. Preferred Conformations of Endogenous 2
Cannabinoid Ligand Anandamide. Life Sciences 262 and Ser 355,356. Brit. J. Pharmacol. Pedemonte CH, Efendiev R,
ATPase by dopamine in proximal tubule epithelial cells. Semin. Nephrol.
Xie XQ. 3D QSAR Studies Jeong EJ, Chen J, Lin H, Hu M.
of Arylpyrazole Antagonists for CB1 and CB2 Cannabinoid Receptors. Dependent Metabolism of Raloxifene in Gut and Liver: Role of
A Combined NMR and CoMFA Approach. J. Med. Chem. 2005. UGT1A10. Drug Metab. Disp., Trivedi M, Lokhandwala MF. Rosiglitazone restores renal
Desai AN, Standifer KM, Eikenburg DC. Jeong E, Jia X, Hu M. Disposition of Formononetin via Enteric hyperphosphorylation in obese rats. Amer J. Physiol: Renal Physiol. 289:
Recycling: Metabolism and Excretion in Mouse Intestinal Perfusion and
J Pharmacol Exp Molecular Pharmaceutics,
Ther Welch WJ, Mendonca M, Blau J, Karber A, Dennehy K, Patel K, Lau YS,
Jeong EJ, Liu X, Jia X, Chen J. Hu M. Coupling of Conjugating Enzymes Jose P, Wilcox CS. Antihypertensive response to prolonged tempol in
Efendiev R, Chen Z, Katz AI, Pedemonte CH, the spontaneously hypertensive rat. Kidney International
Drug Metab. Rev., 2005.
endocytosis. J. Biol. Chem. Lau YS. Progressive neurodegeneration in the chronic MPTP/ Xie XQ, Chen JZ. NMR Structural Comparison of the Cytoplasmic
Parkinson’s Disease (Eds. M.
Lau,YS. Structural, metabolic and Journal of Biol. Chem.
endocrine analysis of the diabetes (db/db) hypogonadal Syndrome:
Relationship to hypophyseal hypercytolipidemia. Cell & Tissue Research Lau YS,
cagemates through close contact. Neuroscience Research in Medicinal Chemistry (editor: D.A. Williams and T. L. Lemke),
Gerges NZ, Alzoubi KH, Alkadhi KA. Role of phosphorylated CaMKII 2005.
and calcineurin in the differential effect of hypothyroidism on LTP of
CA1 and dentate gyrus. Hippocampus Ohia SE, Opere CA, LeDay AM. Pharmacological Consequences of Xie XQ.
Oxidative Stress in Ocular Tissues. Mutation Research, Genomics and Rational Drug Design in Membrane Proteins (volume
Gupta VD, Sood A. Chemical Stability of Isoniazid in an oral Liquid editor, K. Lundstrom; production editor, Joseph Stubenrauch) Marcel
Dosage Form. Int. J. Pharm. Compd., Ohia SE,
Gupta VD. Chemical Stability of Hydralazine hydrochloride after Methods and Findings in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology Zheng HA, Zhao J, Chen T, Jones DJ, Ma M, Opella S, Xie XQ.
reconstitution in 0.9% sodium chloride injection and 5% dextrose 2005.
injection for infusion. Int. J. Pharm. Compd. Transmembrane Domains of G Protein coupled CB2 Receptor.
J. of Peptide Res.
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‘Super Woman’ Balances
Education, Family and Hobbies
The research laboratory in which she
to thrive in the combined Pharm.D./Ph.D.
program while raising a family.
As if the joys and responsibilities of being a
student, a researcher, a wife and a mother of
to write poetry in Arabic and play piano, guitar
and sports with her family.
the best in everything I do: the best mother,
the best wife and the best student – all at the
Fardoun enrolled in the pharmacy program in
2000, but moved into the combined Pharm.D./
Ph.D. program a year later. Since completing
the Pharm.D. program in August 2005, Fardoun
has passed the state and national pharmacy
exams and she expects to complete her Ph.D.
in June 2006.
diseases and cardiology.
tension and diabetes. Fardoun and her
fellow researchers have discovered that
these health issues are associated with
increased oxidative stress.
dopamine receptor signaling, meaning how
oxidative stress (or free radicals) causes
if the use of antioxidant (tempol) will
restore renal dopamine function in an
Following graduation, Fardoun said she
plans to use the clinical and research
residency and a career in cardiovascular Riham Fardoun, Pharm.D.
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Practice Programs & Continuing Education Programs
Team Effort Ensures Quality of Rotations
Key to the success of the college’s experiential Institutes of Health, and several Indian Health Service
rotation program is the collaboration with clinical
pharmacy faculty members from the Department of institutions is a credit to the entire college and will
Clinical Sciences and Administration and volunteer help ensure future students have access to the same
faculty preceptors. opportunities.
With the pharmacy program’s emphasis on exposure In the fourth year of the curriculum, students also
minimum of 170 hours in an introductory rotation in Seminar involving literature searches on therapeutic
the summer following their second year. The fourth
year curriculum, however, is dominated by student analyzing clinical data from the literature.
rotations. At this advanced stage of their education,
Using presentation software, students present this
rotations with a minimum of 250 hours per rotation.
discussion in which they must justify their conclusions
and recommendations concerning the best treatment
Continuing Education Program.
guidance and training students in these intensive for a particular disease. The students’ presentations
experiential rotations are college’s volunteer are critiqued by faculty and their classmates for
faculty, which includes 860 preceptors. More than
200 of these volunteer faculty members are active
preceptors of record for the current Internship
year (and 68 of whom also have adjunct faculty efforts, preceptors and other pharmacists are
appointments in the CSA department). welcome to attend the Clinical Seminar.
While most students choose to complete their Experiential rotations continue to be an essential
rotations in the Houston area, an increasing number part of educating and training future pharmacists, and
of students request sites outside the Houston the Practice Programs staff and the entire College of
area. In 2005, some students completed or began Pharmacy are grateful for the service provided by its
rotations in federal government facilities, such as professional preceptors.
the Food and Drug Administration, the National
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2005 Preceptors of the Year
Kim Bass, Pharm.D.
Health Systems Preceptor of the Year
2005 Volunteer Preceptors Tina Dunn, R.Ph.
Roche Preceptor of the Year
Patti Peymann, Pharm.D. Kevin Garey, Pharm.D.
Clinical Preceptor of the Year Faculty Preceptor of the Year
The College of Pharmacy thanks the following participating preceptors for
their time, guidance and mentoring during the 2005 experiential rotation cycle:
Dan Diggins Lorinda Hsu Joe Millo Gita Patel Marshall Steglich
Sonia Dixon Jon Huffman Artie Mitchell Meha Patel Ellen Strapp
Jane Adams Sharon Bronson Ken Hughes Brigitte Mofor Neelesh Patel
Steve Adams Barry Browne J. Pat Downing Jeffrey Hulstein Adriana Montemayor Sejal Patel Upadhaya Taseen Tambra
Echefula Agbara Julie Huynh Robert Moore H. Jeanne Patterson Leslie Tanner
Jon Albrecht Andrew Bui Larry Egle Audrey Moran Charles T. Taylor
Byron Burson Amir Emamifar Bamron Jonathan Janis Petronella
Michelle Allen Fred Emmite Bobby E. Jones Connie G. Muenster Patricia Peymann Eileen Tharp
Teresa Allison C.Lance Campbell Rita English Monica Kaul Joe Murillo Joyce Thomas
Maria Alvarez Robert Eschbach Sonja Phan Larry Thomas
Carolyn Canow Jennifer Essary Bruce Neale Stevenson Thomas
Leo Artalejo III Willie Capers Patrice Martin Estrada Annie Koshi Gregory Nebeolisa Alan Thornton
Mary Au Timothy Ames Lori Evans Grace Kuo Carol Neely Bryan Poon Flora Jean Tisdale
Janet Carmenates Sujata Everett Leena Kurian Carrie Neundorfer Darcy Porte Cheuvront Jason Trahan
Gulnar Banglawala Arnetta Carrington Michael Fadeyi Trina La Kelly Newcom Maureen Powers
John Cash Carolyn Fauser Greg Laine Bichtran Thi Nguyen David Putney Ngoc Dao Trinh
Lisa Castagna Conseulo Fernandez Curt Quap Brian Tuschl
Nareg Basmadjian Doan T. Nguyen Castillo Eloy Leal Cindy Nguyen Katherine Ung
Kim Bass Adrian Cervantes Jane Foster Eddie Lee Hien Nguyen Jill Reid
Anderia Bates Kathy Chang Sonya Foster Jill N. Lester Kimberly Nguyen J. Luther Richard
Maryam Bayat Irma Chapa Man Minh Nguyen Edgar Rios
Oanh Kim Nguyen Raquel Rivera
Kathy Freeman Grace Lim Phuong Nguyen Kim D. Roberson
Kathleen Belford Kenneth Chong Loriann Furman Paul Lott Thomas M. Nguyen
Lindy Bell Triplett Diane Garcia Maggie Lu Thuy Nguyen
Jean Cleary Laura Gardner William Huu Nguyen Cathryn Salinas
Cheryl D. Belman Sam Colletti Shawn Gautreaux Stephanie Luong Rachel Samuel Maria Ware
Juanice Colwell Laura Gerard Ann Phi Luu Ken Say Amy Watts
Carol Bible Sheila Gillette Melissa Manson Nobis Nwadinobi Ken Schwartz Jill Wieligman
Timothy Birtcher Aida Coralic Bruce Marshall Neesha Oberai Joyce Scott Shantell E. Williams
Bruce Biundo Denise Crow Brian Gulbis Yavonne Martinez Kim Sergeant Sonya Wilmer
Celso Cuellar Hien Ha Santhi Masilamani Michael Oholendt Heta Shah Allison Wilson
Anh Cung Christie Hall Priscilla Masvosva Kathleen Ortiz Gene Woo
Leamon Blanton Gail Curphey Teresa Harris Larry McClaugherty Jennifer Osburn Amanda Sherred Sherman Yeang
Linda Blanton Brenda Darling Charles McClure Lezley Pacheco Wendy Smith
Cabrini Davis Tricia Heitman Keith Metcalf Dehuti Pandya
Ed Bornet Sharon Davis Allan Meyer
Farideh Bostan Sherry DeAnda C. Tashay Holmes Lisa Miller Matthew Parris Joseph Staller
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Ray Hammond, Pharm.D. Nancy Ordonez, Pharm.D. May Woo, B.S. Linda Willis
Associate Dean Institutional Experential Coord. Ambulatory Experential Coord. Financial Assistant 2 Program Coordinator
Experiential Advisory Continuing Education Office Finds Training Niche
Committee Continuing education for the college’s student
is to provide a program of continuing pharmacy preceptors is available through several avenues,
The Experiential Advisory Committee (EAC) is responsible education to assist preceptors, alumni and the
for ensuring that the quality of experiential instruction is professional community in maintaining and enhancing
maintained and in compliance with Accreditation Council for developed by the Joint Committee on Internship
Pharmacy Education as well as serving as a liaison with the their patients. Programs (a collaborative committee composed of
community of practitioners. experiential program leaders from all of the colleges
and schools of pharmacy in Texas).
on educational programs that are intended to help
In one of the more unique CE programs, the college’s
Raymond Hammond, Pharm.D., EAC Chair
that will allow them to enter new areas of practice.
Kimberly Birtcher, Pharm.D., Faculty Preceptor Representative
This encourages pharmacist participation in the state
Yvonne Martinez, Pharm.D., Institutional Practitioner
program has received national attention.
Nancy Ordonez, Pharm.D., Institutional-Based Experiential Coordinator
Lynn Simpson, Pharm.D., CSA Department Representative In addition to the programs provided directly by the
May Woo, B.S., Ambulatory-Based Experiential Coordinator college, it also cosponsors interdisciplinary continuing
that meets the Texas State Board of Pharmacy education with the Baylor College of Medicine,
training requirement for pharmacists involved in The University of Texas Health Science Center at
compounding sterile products. The course, as well as Houston, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Class of 2005 Unique Rotations
Food & Drug Administration – 1 student
is offered on an almost monthly basis. The college
Indian Health Service – 11 students
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center – 20 students opportunities for new or improved program content
National Cancer Institute – 1 student as well as other projects – such as online registration
affordable, accessible and accountable mechanism
National Institutes of Health – 2 students – to enhance the accessibility of continuing education
Texas Pharmacy Association – 2 students offerings from the college and its cosponsors.
Texas State Board of Pharmacy – 2 students
a community college.
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Rotations Immerse Students
in Real-world Situations
have completed more than 1,900 hours of professional traini
rotations in a variety of settings by the time they enter professi
year UH Pharm.D. student.
the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and far – such as the India
they’re on their own – not only with patients, but with other health care
Academic & Student Affairs
Andrea Smesny, Pharm.D. Barbara Lewis, M.A. Paige Pitman, M.B.A. Elizabeth Gonzales Belinda Martinez
Assistant Dean Dir., Counseling & Advising Dir., Admissions & Recruitment Secretary 2 Secretary 2
The leadership position for Student Services was reviewed Student Support, Program Enhancement
and revised in 2005 to enhance the administrative operation
Remain Top Priorities
Dean for Academic and Student Affairs (formerly Assistant Academic and Student Affairs and its various partners Student Affairs
within the college and the university pursued several In 2005, the college successfully launched its new
being and successful matriculation of the professional student policy, procedure and technology initiatives in 2005 to online application for the 2006 admissions cycle.
from the time of admission through graduation as well as maintain and enhance the academic and professional Applicants to the professional program now have
for the effective administration of academic activities in the development of pharmacy students. the opportunity to submit their application online
professional program. via the college Web site.
Student Affairs Committee implemented in 2005 were: the status of their application online at any point
The function and responsibilities of the Student Affairs during the admissions process to determine if all
Committee include determining recipients for student supporting information has been received. Following
awards; providing information about available College student laptop computers and personal digital assistants
scholarships and selecting recipients; serving as a Grievance (PDAs) through the Pharmacy Library; application process will be evaluated and enhance
Committee for the professional students; and overseeing ments made as needed.
and reviewing the Honor Code. • An increase to a 100 percent pass rate on the
With the nearly doubling of the applicant pool and
Committee Members examination given to students in the fourth year; doubling of the number of UH prepharmacy students
Barbara Lewis, M.A., Chair
Eric Busby, Pharm.D., CSA Representative • The development of 10 new elective courses, such as dedicated to prepharmacy students was hired in fall
May Woo, B.S., CSA Representative Medical Spanish for Pharmacists, Public Health, Dia 2005. To ensure that the most promising and proven
Aditi Marwaha, Ph.D., PPS Representative betes Therapeutics, Critical Care Therapeutics and students are accepted into the program, the college
Lindsay Schwarz, Ph.D., PPS Representative also instituted a new UH prepharmacy GPA policy.
Tam Ngo, Pharm.D., Alumni Representative the clinical and community pharmacy landscape; and
Autumn Shuler, Student Representative The college also was successful in creating an early
Jacob Lester, Student Representative • The creation of a Curriculum Management Database admissions pipeline for transferring students from
to assist the curriculum committee and faculty mem
bers in determining redundancy, antiquation, curricular students enrolling in the college in fall 2006.
methods within the professional curriculum.
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Hazel Hixon, B.S.
Special Events Coordinator Applicant Pool Trends PCAT Composite Average
Shauna Owens, M.S. 80
Academic Advisor Financial Aid & Academic Advisor 800
Each year, incoming students are introduced to the 0
200 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Applicant Pool Entering Class
organized by a committee of more than 50 students.
One of the most highly anticipated points of the 0
2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Orientation Program is the White Coat Ceremony, Pre-Pharmacy GPA
Total No. of Applicants No. of Enrolled
Pharmacy patch and lab coat and recite the Pharmacy
Student Pledge of Professionalism. Students also are
introduced to college faculty and staff members 600
during the White Coat Ceremony. 3.1
Other highlights of orientation include introductions to: 2.9
• College organizations;
2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
• Active learner’s concept;
Applicant Pool Entering Class
• Cultural diversity; 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Applicant Pool Males Applicant Pool Females
• Student portfolio development. Entering Class Males Entering Class Females
2005 Entering Class Ethnicity
spouses and friends is available during the program.
In 2005, Academic & Student Affairs staff members Hispanic Asian/Pacific
– to be held in early 2006 – as another opportunity
2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
exposure to potential career paths.
Applicant Pool Entering Class
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Participation in the Race for the Cure breast cancer charity event UH members of the ASP and the Student
in October 2005 was one of the service projects completed by UH Thomas and Christopher Woodruff show off National Community Pharmacists Association
members of the Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP), the student Counseling Competition. She’s pictured with their worldly style at the 2005 International Day, teamed to raise nearly $2,500 for the America’s
organization of the American Pharmacists Association. alumna Michelle Edwards (PharmD ‘04), who an annual celebration of the college’s cultural
won the same award in 2004. richness through food, fashion and performances.
Student Organizations Student News
Professional Organizations For the second consecutive year, a UH pharmacy Alex Varkey completed his
Academy of Student Pharmacists Counseling Competition at the American Pharmacists Pharmacists and member on the APhA Board of
Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International Trustees in 2005. In recognition of his leadership
student Dana Hausmann followed in the footsteps and service to the organization, which included
RXAggies of 2004 graduate Michelle Edwards, Pharm.D., by
Student National Community Pharmacists Association capturing the top prize and securing UH’s place as
Society of Industrial Pharmacy Students
Student National Pharmaceutical Association
Julianna Fernandez and Todd Connor was named
Krista Duncan also brought consecutive titles to
Pharmacy Association’s Innovative Pharmacy Project
Fraternities Holland Nguyen won two of
through fourth place standings by UH pharmacy
Kappa Psi & Education (R&E) Foundation in 2005.
students in the 2004 competition.
Phi Delta Chi
Jacqueline “Jackie” Urbano
Eden Camarines and
was among 29 students out of more than 400
Honor Societies Kathryn Nguyen
applicants nationally to win a scholarship from the
Phi Lambda Sigma
National Association of Chain Drug Stores.
Rho Chi System Pharmacists (TSHP) Annual Meeting in
Andy Laegler received Jenny Cade and Becky Fulin
Service an honorable mention award in the Disease State were selected as interns for the R&E Foundation’s
H.O.M.E.S. Management competition at the same event. Summer Internship Program sponsored by the TSHP.
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UH members of the Academy of Student Thuy Nguyen, left, and Jien Cheng, right, were
Pharmacists performed a variety of screenings the blood pressure of an Operation Diabetes among the many students and faculty members from right in front row, provided osteoporosis screenings at the Magnolia
at the Operation Diabetes Health Fair outside a Health Fair attendee.
for Hurricane Katrina evacuees. At center is
Walgreens pharmacy technician Kelly Larrimore.
Community Service Integral Part of Professional Development
Community Wellness Event (CWE) volunteer on Sundays to assess and address the health Hurricanes Katrina & Rita
As part of the curriculum, every student in the college needs of Houston’s homeless. Under the supervision of UH pharmacy faculty members, students and alumni
participates in at least one Community Wellness Event licensed physicians and pharmacists, the students evaluate also answered the call to assist Gulf Coast residents
the homeless individual’s condition, develop a treatment evacuated to Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane
plan, and provide appropriate care – including drug Katrina. College faculty, alumni and students helped staff
health fair held in Humble every year that brings in over therapies – or referrals to other social service agencies.
a thousand area residents. Services typically provided The college’s partners in the H.O.M.E.S. Clinic include being housed at the George R. Brown Convention Center
at the CWEs include immunizations, blood pressure and the Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church and Community in downtown Houston. The college also admitted,
cholesterol screenings, diabetic foot exams and medication of the Streets Outreach Mission, Baylor College of mentored and counseled four students from Xavier
Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at University and assisted in locating and placing several
performed in 2005, although this total doesn’t include sim Houston and The University of Texas Health Science
ilar events sponsored by pharmacy student organizations Center at Houston School of Public Health.
as part of their own community service requirements.
H.O.M.E.S. Clinic Since 2004, UH pharmacy students and preceptors have many pharmacy students, faculty and staff evacuated their
This commitment to care is no more evident than at
the Houston Outreach Medicine, Education and Social
pharmacy students, the missions are coordinated through With additional counseling and tutoring opportunities
institutional free clinic run by students under the direction the Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International organi provided to students, the college was able to reschedule
zation and Christ United Methodist Church in Houston. classes and exams before the end of the semester.
Houston. In operation since January 2000, the H.O.M.E.S. The students and their preceptors complement a multi
Clinic is staffed by students from UH College of Pharmacy disciplinary team to provide health care to underserved
and several Texas Medical Center institutions who communities in the region.
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Residencies Serve as Transition
Into Clinical Practice
While most pharmacy graduates exchange their cap and gown for
Denise Martinez, Pharm.D., and
Nwabugwu Ochuwa, Pharm.D.
rewarding to see where they started, see their thought processes
Rice supervises two UH Pharm.D. graduates – Denise Martinez
and Nwabugwu Ochuwa – in a pharmacy practice residency
Seybold. The program allows them to practice in such diverse
sites as an outpatient infusion center, a secondary prevention
lipid clinic and a diabetes medication management clinic.
Through the course of her rotations, Ochuwa said she realized a
residency experience would give her an edge over her competition
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Student Gives New Meaning to Leadership
the UH Pharmacy Alumni Association’s
says she chose UH because the pharmacy Board of Directors.
Jacob also volunteers her time at the
Children’s Museum of Houston and
collects clothing and other donations
for medical missions.
Jacob entered the UH pharmacy program
after graduating from The University of
Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree
and her Pharm.D. studies, Jacob actively
participates in various student organizations
and functions at UH. She has served as
president of the UH chapters of the
Jacob also has served on the National
Awards Standing Committee.
Other posts she has held include UH
Texas Pharmacy Association student
of 2006, coordinator for new student
students, and student representative on
Student Award for 2006.
In recognition of her academic
accomplishments and dedication to
community service, Jacob has received
the McKesson Leadership Award, the
George & Cecilia Webber Endowed
Scholarship and a TPA Foundation
Scholarship. She also has been selected
to receive the college’s Outstanding
On course to graduate in May 2006,
managed care/ambulatory care residency
stage with her Pharm.D. degree in hand.
Jeena Jacob, B.S.
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Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology Master of Science in Doctor of Pharmacy
Abdulaziz M. Aleisa
Pharmacy Administration Monica Khan
“Neuroprotective effect of nicotine in stress- “Role of ß2-adrenergic receptor endocytosis in Sumesh Kachroo Rosalyn O. Adigun Kristie Gayle Kolacny Shiney Philipose
induced memory impairment.” receptor dephosphorylation and degradation.” “Risk factors and outcomes involved in surgical Suehaib S. Alam Ami A. Kothari Christy Lynn Pittman
Advisor: Brian Knoll site infections due to resistant gram positive Elnaz Anjom Cheryl Nicole Pulanco
bacteria in orthopedic surgical.” Savera Arain Denise Renee Kudva Jamalyn Rascher
Hibah Omar Awwad Aditi Marwaha Mina Azari Josepha Magnolia Castillo
“The role of the dileucine motif in ß2-adrenergic “Renal Dopamine receptor function in Nazanin Bazyar Brice Ann Labruzzo Rebaldo
hyperglycemia-associated oxidative stress.” Nandan Kumar Ushma Bhatt Ronald S. Lai Melissa Rae Reiter
Advisor: Brian Knoll “Risk factors and outcomes associated with Karen A. Blanco Susan Mo Chee Lam Julie Renee Rhoads
bacterial surgical site infections in cardiac Brett Conley Riddle
Hatice Zehra Ozsoy surgery patients.” Niven Noelle Boswell Thurston Bradley Rountree
“Role of GRKs in modulating down-regulation of “Cellular mechanisms by which orphanin FQ Keely Nicole Boudreaux Phuonglinh Ngoc Le
the alpha-adrenergic receptor.” regulates mu opioid receptor signaling.” Seth Howard Brown Siobhan Elizabeth Lewis Adan Saldivar
Advisor: Kelly M. Standifer Insun Lee An T. Bui Anju S. Sam
“Comparison of Patients’ Perceptions to Jennifer Lynn Christensen Loan P. Mai Karen Renee Severson
Pharmacists’ perceptions of Pharmacy Marc Edward Cloutier Joseph A. Mancuso Rajiv J. Shah
Counseling.” Jennifer Erica Davis Kelli Suzanne Martin Reena Mahesh Shah
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutics Marisol de los Santos Denise Marie Martinez Sarah Singh
Rebecca Hewett Deal Lisa M. Mathew Jennifer Lee Snowden
Monica C. Chuong Xiaohui Li Caroline Ngo F. Annie DeReese Jennifer L. Menn Hee Won Suh
“Pharmaceutical stability of Nitro-Dur “Preclinical Pharmacokinetics of CZ48, Lactone- “Evaluating Over-the-Counter Drug Use/Misuse Nimisha K. Desai Nwabugwu Ndujiuba Susie Nguyen Thang
transdermal patches and emollient creams in Stabilized Camptothecin (CPT), in Rats and Its in HIV Infected Patients.” Minhtuong Thi Doan Anh Mai Tran Nguyen
space.” Potential Routes of Administration for Therapy.” Advisor: Sujit S. Sansgiry Maryam Fath Huu Dinh Nguyen Nguyen Thanh Tran
Robert Flores Ivy Dung Nguyen Thuy Minh Tran
Lisa Merced Frietze Jacqueline Diana Urbano
“Braille Label Implementation for Non- Molly Ellen Graham
Prescription Drugs:The Blind Study.” Curtis Ryan Hand Sherine B. Oommen
Advisor: Sujit S. Sansgiry Jeffrey Blue Harrison Russell Jason Orr
Master of Science in Pharmacology Dana Kay Hausmann Anita Inayatali Patel
Milind Rege JoAnna Hinojosa LaRonda Walter
“Nadolol diminishes bronchoconstriction in a “Enhanced Angiotensin II receptor function on “Empiric Anti-fungal Therapy for Non- Krupa Babubhai Patel
murine model of asthma.” sodium pump activity in proximal tubules of neutropenic Hospitalized Patients With Blood Ussah Andrew Ing Prashuvi Jitu Patel Carol Wong
Advisor: Richard A. Bond obese Zucker rats.” Stream Candidemia.” Emmanuel O. Isidro Sean Paul Yarbrough
Advisor: Tahir Hussain Advisor: Sujit S. Sansgiry Avni N. Karogal Sima Patel Rosemary A.Yovonoo
Mulugeta Anteneh Kebede Hong Thanh Pham Sarah B. Zafar
“Understanding the adoption behavior and TxPharm (Nontraditional Doctor of Pharmacy Program)
usage of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)
among Pharmacists.” Masoomeh Ehsani Robert Alan Nunan
Advisor: Sujit S. Sansgiry Sadeghi
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May 2005 Commencement was an exciting day for
graduates. Pictured (left) are Anita Chirayil Philip
and Anita Patel; (center) TxPharm graduates Loyce
Sadeghi; and (right) 1955 pharmacy graduate
golden anniversary of Hashop’s graduation.
Honors 2005 Graduation Awards
Summa Cum Magna Cum Cum Laude Rho Chi Phi Lambda McNeil Mortar and Pestle Robert Clayton
Rosalyn O. Adigun Award Pharmaceutical Care Award
Laude Laude Sigma Keely Boudreaux
Suehaib S. Alam Suehaib S. Alam Rosalyn O. Adigun
Kelli Suzanne Martin Avni N. Karogal Seth Howard Brown Jennifer Lynn Christensen Mina Azari
Nimisha K. Desai Nimisha K. Desai Mylan Pharmaceutical HOMES Clinic Award
Ronald S. Lai Keely Nicole Boudreaux Excellence in Pharmacy Award
Krupa Babubhai Patel Ussah Andrew Ing Sujata Jayawant Marisol de los Santos
Avni N. Karogal Denise Renee Kudva Rosalyn Adigun
Anju S. Sam Molly Ellen Graham Perrigo Company Award
Nguyen Thanh Tran Kristie Gayle Kolacny Nandan Kumar Jeffery Blue Harrison
Denise Renee Kudva Ronald S. Lai Facts and Comparisons Award of Excellence in
Sean Paul Yarbrough Dana Kay Hausmann of Excellence in Clinical Non-prescription Drugs
Susan Mo Chee Lam Susan Mo Chee Lam Brice Ann Labruzzo
Phuonglinh Ngoc Le Communication Kelli Martin
Denise Marie Martinez
Phuonglinh Ngoc Le Anh Mai Tran Nguyen
Adan Saldivar Insun Lee Natural Medicines
Nwabugwu Ndujiuba GlaxoSmithKline Beecham Comprehensive Database
Reena Mahesh Shah Kelli Suzanne Martin Karen Renee Severson
Caroline Ngo Patient Care Award Recognition Award
Sarah Singh Jacqueline Urbano Karen Blanco
Jacqueline Diana Urbano Krupa Babubhai Patel
UH Health Systems Pharmacy UH Special Recognition for
Carol Wong Anju S. Sam Internship Award Excellence in Clinical Skills
Sarah B. Zafar Reena Mahesh Shah Ushma Bhatt Susan Lam
Nguyen Thanh Tran The U.S. Public Health Service
Sean Paul Yarbrough Excellence in Public Health ASHP Student Leadership
Sarah B. Zafar Pharmacy Practice Award Award
Molly Graham Eden Camarines
James McCarty Community RX Cougar Leadership Award
Pharmacy Internship Award Denise Martinez
ASP Service Recognition
Clinical Sciences and Award
Administration Pharmacy Law Denise Martinez
Jeff Harrison PLS Student
Roche Pharmacy Rebecca Deal
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time supporters of student scholarships at
Development the UH College of Pharmacy. Walgreens
(B.S. ‘95), left, and Debbie Platts present a
Ways to Support the UH College of Pharmacy
Endowments Annual Giving Programs
university, only a portion of the college’s budget comes Chair & Professorship Endowments President’s Club
from state money. The college counts on private support Endowing a chair for $500,000 helps the college recruit The President’s Club is a distinctive donor association at
outstanding faculty with a title that can be named after the the University of Houston designed to honor excellence in
from individuals, corporations and foundations to allow
donor. The interest off the endowment helps offset their giving. The President’s Club recognizes individual supporters
of the university and its colleges, departments and special
computer technology and scholarships. efforts until other research funding can be established. programs who have contributed a minimum of $2,000 during
the previous calendar year. Gifts designated to operating,
Presidential Endowed Scholarships endowment, capital projects and improvements are included.
Categories of Giving Cougar Executives
students and awarded for four years, provided students The Cougar Executives Organization (CEO) is comprised of
continue to meet the rigid criteria. These scholarships are alumni and friends who are business owners and executives
funded at the $30,000 level, and may be paid over three years.
The 1927 Society is composed of a distinguished group of
UH. CEO involves members as volunteers to help raise annual
individuals who have included the University of Houston The college’s Presidential Endowed Scholarships include: operating dollars and strengthen UH’s corporate partnerships.
in their estate plans through planned giving. These gifts can Bexar County Pharmacy Association
Celso & Matiana Cuellar
Members are invited to activities on campus and have the
include such contributions as bequests, pooled income funds,
Anant Ram Gupta
gift annuities, charitable trusts, outside trusts, IRAs and life
Diana Jo Passarelli-Hurtado
insurance policies. Randhir Singh & Gurcharan Kaur Likhari Pharmacy alumni who are Cougar Executive members include:
Lance Campbell Lydia Guerra Clement O. Nduka
Pharmacy alumni who are 1927 Society members include: Sunny Chin Kenneth R. Korthauer Wilbur Nichols
Charles R. Atkinson Nancy R. Simpson David DeVido Paul Lott Nilkanth Patel
Tom Edward Horner Joseph H. Snyder
One of the most important things a college can offer is Fred S. Emmite John J. Lovoi, Jr. E. Michael Pemberton
Linzay L. Kelly Shara L. Zatopek scholarships. A critical area of need for the college, scholarships Ruben P. Fonseca Paula Lovoi Ronald Louis Rumsey
Janis Parsley remain one of the most gratifying giving opportunities and can John Pung Gee Joseph M. Maxwell, Jr.
be named after the donor. It currently costs a minimum of
Mading Society $10,000 to fully endow a scholarship for one student. Annual Scholarships
The UH College of Pharmacy recognizes individual donors who Some individuals and corporations give annual scholarships that
have made lifetime gifts or bequests of $10,000 or more to the The college’s new endowed scholarships in 2005 include (see their are named for their family, association, foundation or corporation.
stories on pages 38-39): With a minimum gift of $1,000, an annual scholarship can be
UH College of Pharmacy, and corporations or foundations who
Lydia Guerra Nilkanth & Yamini Patel
have made lifetime gifts of $25,000 or more to the college (see Paul & Angela Lott Bill & Lynn Simpson
awarded to a deserving student selected by the college’s schol
more about the Mading Society and its latest inductees on page 40). Marc & Lena Malacoff arship committee. Donors are invited to the annual Scholarship
50 Luncheon held each fall to meet their scholarship recipients
(see the list of annual scholarship donors on page 41).
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Donor Roll Call on a bicycle to raise funds for student scholarships.
$6,000 in donations from faculty, staff, alumni and
September 1, 2004 - December 31, 2005 friends. An additional $4,000 is needed to endow
The UH Annual Fund strengthens the college through funding for operations, scholarships and special program
Pharmacy; otherwise, gifts are made to the University of Houston and do not directly support college efforts.
$10,000-$50,000 Edmund Robert Horton Kenneth R. & Patty Korthauer Francisco J. Rodriguez
AmeriSourceBergen Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters Robert J. De Lachica, Sr. James Richard Schwartz Doris C. Ebo
Linzay L. & Cheryl A. Kelly Maxwell Pharmacy, Inc. Bob W. & Sally Shipman Roger Eichhorn
Connie G. Muenster Jeanne Ann Stasny Josephat Escobedo
Halliburton John J. & Paula Lovoi Robert S. & Mary Nash Lori Estlund
Mom’s Pharmacy N H Foundation William J. & Catherine F. Neill Exxon Mobil Corporation
National Association of Chain Drug Wilbur Wade Nichols Harvey Norman Ferguson, Jr.
Safeway, Inc. Stores Education Foundation Carlos H. Pedemonte $100-$249
Walgreens Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation Gary Kevin Rice Prasad E. Abraham Paul Grant Forsyth
Sharla R. Wertheimer Robert Lee Scholz Acosta/Muniz Rio Grande Pharmacy Ramiro Ricardo Garcia
Texas Pharmacy Foundation Gustavo F. Aguirre & Peggy Parrot Raquel Adames Garcia
$5,000-$9,999 Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company The Fadel Educational Foundation Inc. Melissa Ann Allen Annette S. Garza
C & G Pharmacy Julianna E. Szilagyi & David R. Caprette Jim D. & Jeannie Ward Francisco G. Arredondo Diana Linda Garza
Texas Federation of Drug Stores May J. Woo Kimberlee D. Garza
Paul & Angela A. Lott The Kroger Company Thomas E. & Teri Lynn Bair Paul Gautier
Marc & Lena Malacoff TSHP Research & Education Foundation $250-$499 Kathy Barrios Priya D. George
Bill & Lynn Simpson Michael Neil Bias Richard James & Patricia J. Gerth
Praful R. & Jaishree P. Patel William Joseph Coffey, II Tim & Kimberly Birtcher Lauren L. Giddens
World Reach For CardinalHealth Phyllis Tarver Graham
Ronald B. Dowell Linda F. Blanton
$1,000-$4,999 $500-$999 Eric Espineli Ken Breda
Albertsons Stores Charitable William Perry Flowers Alice P. Brunson Donald G. & Joan E. Grilley
Foundation, Inc. Karin D. Holdampf Cynthia S. Burger
Susan Nelson Hart Julie M. Bynum
Andrew & Bonnie H. Hunter Hal H. & Jacqueline Hammer Caldcleugh Ronald K. Haynes
CardinalHealth Centricity, L.L.C. Lance Campbell Manuel M. Caudillo, Jr. Jeffrey A. Hilliard
Celso Cuellar, Jr. Richard & Cheryl White Johnigan Thelma Mae Lee Chan Ching Alex Ho
Lourdes M. Cuellar Kainer Co., Inc. Clouser Pharmacy
Fred Emmite W. Benjamin Fry Trang H. Le Trace A. & Jennifer Johnson Craft
Johnnie Fadal, Jr. Global Impact for Cardinal Health Carol Crampton John W. Johnson
Dana S. Fitzsimmons Raymond W. & Sandra L. Hammond Luparello’s Corner Pharmacy Harold F. Cunningham, Jr. Monica S. Kaul
Ruben Pablo Fonseca Nicholas J. & Mauree Martino Salvatore J. D’Angelo Wolfgang & Diane Lynne Kayser
John Pung & May Kan Gee Houston Area Pharmacy Association Keith Wayne & Melissa Mattea John Allen Dennison, Jr. Marion T. Knight, Jr.
Infusion Solutions, Inc. Laurel R. Nixon Don Denton Gerald Bernard & Karen Kaye Koi
Galen Leroy & Linda Lee Johnson Nancy D. Ordonez Donald C. & Jerrie Earthman Dana Laborde
Heart of Texas Pharmacists Association Douglas C. & Dianne Jones Janis Parsley Charles R. East Freda A. Lacaze
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New Scholarship Endowment Donors
Lydia Guerra. Paul & Angela Lott Marc & Lena Malacoff
Although Lydia Guerra’s Paul and Angela Lott have Lena Bluestein Malacoff and
career has taken her away been a strong pharmacy Marc Malacoff are special
from the Houston area, her duo from the beginning, both friends of the UH College of
commitment to the UH graduating from UH in 1984 Pharmacy and members of
College of Pharmacy remains with bachelor’s degrees in the college’s Mading Society.
strong. After graduation, Guerra (B.S. ‘80) worked as a Wal-Mart pharmacist for 14 pharmacy and receiving the college’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1998 for their
years and at an independent pharmacy for another year. In 1999, she opened the equal dedicated service to the college. The Lotts work together at LLW Consulting A 1978 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Lena
has been extremely active in professional associations for more than 30 years.
operation, she found her niche in the pediatric-orientated community pharmacy new scholarship endowment, they also were responsible for establishing a named She has served in multiple capacities in the Texas Pharmacy Association and
setting. She owns three pharmacies in South Texas – Mom’s Pharmacy in Weslaco scholarship for the Class of 1984 and the Frank Bove Endowed Scholarship in Houston Area Pharmacy Association, and has been a mentor over the years to
and Family Care Pharmacy in Donna and Rio Grande City – with each location 2001. Paul and Angela are members of the college’s Mading Society. many UH pharmacy students, both formally and informally. Currently, she is an
connected to a pediatrics clinic. With an eye toward entering the world of academia, instructor in the UH College of Pharmacy Contemporary Pharmacy Practice Lab.
Guerra is pursuing a Pharm.D. through the University of Florida. Guerra is a longtime F. Paul Lott, CGP, FASCP, received the TPA Robert L. Hays Outstanding Consultant
member of the Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA) and APhA, and is now a member of Pharmacist Award and is a fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharma- Marc is Manager of Security Administration in IT and Enterprise Infrastructure
the college’s Mading Society. Guerra also is proud of the fact that her children will be cists. He also serves on the UH College of Pharmacy Dean’s Advisory Council. at Halliburton, where he has worked for more than 25 years. They have been
following in her footsteps. Daughter Elena is a UH pharmacy student, while her other A native Houstonian, Angela Andries Lott previously worked in health systems married 14 years. As further evidence of the couple’s dedication to the college,
daughter,Veronica, is pursuing a pharmacy degree at The University of Texas at Austin. pharmacy. Angela was very active as a student and served as president of the they practically adopted one pharmacy student and invited him to live in their
Son Johnny also is planning to become a pharmacist. UH chapter of APhA. home for a time when he was down on his luck.
Donor Roll Call
$100-$249 continued... Ronald & Paige Pitman Dawn C. Woods Amy Young Brown Catherine Jannise Elrod
Martha A. Leff Sean & Maureen M. Powers Patricia Johnston Wight Jason T. Brown Rita A. English
Susan G. Lerma Prescriptions, Incorporated Naibin & Anna Yungchun Wu Jimmy Lynn & Nancy Gayle Brown Loy John Farmer
Russell E. Lewis Nien H. Quach April Renee Yarbrough Ronald Paul Brown Richard William & Julianna M. Fernandez
Larry Alan & Isabel M. Litzmann Dee Paul Rebouche Lois E.Yawman First Presbyterian Church in Pearland
Christopher P. Longspaugh Paul Henry Roach Michelle Bui Robert Flores
Benjamin E. & Terry M. Loy Up to $100 Archie & Anita Butler
Stephen Charles Martin Rumsey Pharmacy Incorporated Thanh Cao Ira B. Fontenot
Linda A. Schmalstieg Mary Jean Adams Sharon McLean Carlson Fred’s Drug Store
Sonja Lynne Adams Thomas W. Carradine Jef Furtado
Kevin M. Mecha Anh B. Singhania Tom Adams Marijo Cathey Robert Thompson Gampe, Jr.
Medical Center Pharmacy Wai Chuen & Irene Siu Maria E. Aguero James A. Cato Jennifer Gardner
John B. Menard, Jr. Andrea L. Smesny Suehaib S. Alam Glenda Goff
Irwin & Fay T. Miller John Cleveland Smith Glen Edward Albracht David Cleveland Don T. & Carmen W. Goodhue
Darold Lyn Moellenberndt Kelly M. Standifer & David Sherry Christopher N. Alexander Harriet Cole Molly Ellen Graham
Farahnaz Mohebpour & Joe Eugene Weldon A. Spies Arti Baig Melissa N. Grantham
Anila Stephen John E. & April L. Ballentine Elizabeth A. Coyle Wayne C. Gremillion
Michael D. Monzingo George Edward Teel Robert H. & Betty Barr Rhonda R. Danage
William Harvey Morgan Bobby Mathew Thomas Stephanie Lane Beall Phuc H. Dang Lisetta A. Hagens
Bruce L. Thorne Melvin Thomas Beddoe Brian K. & Janet A. Davis Larry G. & Elizabeth S. Hagler
Jerry Nedler Carol E. Tidwell Ivan Jesus & Sherry L. DeAnda Leon Julio & Rebeca Levy Halfon
Homer Lee & Kathy James Bishop John Milton & Agnes L. DeFranco Brian Ray Harding
Thuy D. Nguyen Richard Agustin Bond Louis & Evelene Hashop
Sonal H. Patel Sandra Jean Borgardt Ronald W. Dowden
H. Allan & Rue N. Pavia WalMart Stores Inc. Roxanne Braswell Dupree Terrell & Company Inc. Clinton & Carolyn Heine
Donald R. & Barbara A. Walton Daniel & Gayle Brazeau Martha Chamberlain Durham
Thomas Anthony Welch & Mary E. Lovoi Norman & Susan Breitenberg Michelle L. Edwards Allan E. Hesters
Adrian J. & Carole M. Piperi Michael F. & Charmine R. Wells Barry Brent & Debbie Hodges
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Nilkanth & Yamini Patel Bill & Lynn Simpson Sharla Wertheimer.
Not only have Nilkanth and Lynn and Bill Simpson have The late Henry Wertheimer
Yamini Patel distinguished faithfully supported the led a successful and storied
themselves as successful College of Pharmacy for career in pharmacy, business
entrepreneurs, but generous nearly a decade. Lynn was and teaching, matched only
and committed philanthropists by a lifelong commitment
locally and internationally. The Patels have owned and operated two pharmacies Pharm.D. graduates in 1996. She also has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from to public service, his community and his family. A practicing pharmacist for 53
– Berry Pharmacy and Citizen’s Professional Pharmacy – in northeast Houston for the college and has supported her alma mater ever since. While a student, Lynn years,Wertheimer served as a pharmacy preceptor, employed countless students
nearly 25 years. In 2006, the Patels will open a third pharmacy in Humble,Texas. placed in the top 10 of the national patient counseling competition. As a clinical
assistant professor, she has been instrumental in keeping UH students ranked in and owned the independent Schaffer Pharmacy in Rosenberg,Texas, until 1989.
organization dedicated to providing emergency care and long-term solutions in the this important national competition. Wertheimer returned to Houston to work as a relief pharmacist in various practice
areas of health, education, the environment, community development, tribal uplift settings and as a teacher for more than 10 years in the college’s community phar-
and disaster relief. BAPS Care has provided millions of dollars in relief to areas Bill Simpson has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and macy practice laboratory. In addition to his extensive service to the college and
affected by such recent disasters as the 2004 tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.The has owned his own company, Interface Consultants, for more than 35 years. His profession,Wertheimer served the City of Rosenberg as mayor from 1986-1988
Patels also are prominent members of the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir temple, the company provides software and hardware engineering services across the nation. and was active in the city’s chamber of commerce, city council and even screening
Lynn and Bill have been married almost 30 years and enjoy traveling in their U.S. Military Academy applications for a U.S. Congressman. He also served as
Nilkanth serves as the primary fundraiser for the temple in Stafford,Texas. The “home on wheels - RV” for three months each summer. They are particularly fond board president of the Lamar Consolidated School District in Fort Bend County and
couple said the scholarship endowment was created to provide a pharmacy education of East Coast beaches. Because Bill and Lynn offer their home for many student was a longtime member of the Rotary Club. The Wertheimer Scholarship Endow-
organization functions, Bill has become a familiar face to many pharmacy students. ment was created by Henry Wertheimer’s wife, Sharla, and the Wertheimer family.
They are members of the college’s Mading Society. The Patels’ daughter,Yogini Patel, Lynn and Bill are members of the college’s Mading Society. Sharla is pictured with her granddaughter, Holli, and son, Miles. Sharla is a member
of the college’s Mading Society.
Richard D. & Petronila Lozano Stanley L. Nelson Scott & Paula K. Sabrsula
Tom Edward Horner Trang Mai Joe Ng Sujit S. Sansgiry Tracey Alisa Waddelow
Christopher Ray & Lauren Solie Howard Reanie Kaye Marchand Dorothy A. Wagenhauser
Sadia K. Ijaz Bruce & Nena C. Marshall Ken & Agnes M. Nicoll Evelyn Janelle Shelton Carolyn L. Wahl
Eugene Willard & Marilyn B. Iserman Aaron Charles McBride, Jr. Pamela L. Noonan Terry E. & Elaine J. Simmons Lei Kelly Wang
James T. & Mary Lou McCarty Michele L. Northrup Thomas A. & Marjorie Singletary
Paula Marie Johnson Larry Gene & Kathy H. McClaugherty Edward D. Nussbaum Allison Pimlott Weiser
Kathleen M. McClelland Dana Eaton Ogilvie Jeffrey Walton & Debra Spearman George Terry West
James & Birdie Mae Kelley Shirley P. McKee Michael John & Donna O’Neill Jerry Raymond Stone Angie A. Westergren
Cammie D. Kennedy Leonora F. McKenna John Joseph & Ann W. Stranahan
Janice Annette Kowalis LeRoy E. & Suzanne T. Oswalt Patricia K. White
Michelle L. Lacy The Medicine Shoppe Eyitemi Sarah Otubu Stephen E. Sussman
Ronald S. Lai Louis A. Medina Paula M. Palamountain Carol Talbot Kenneth Luten Wilson
Sharon L. Laird John Stephen Menard E. Michael Pemberton Richard A. & Teresa Taylor Sophie L. Wimberley
Karyn M. Langford Willie D. & Helena Thomas William Robert Winters
Peter An Le Fitz Albert & Kaye C. Millington Julie N. Phan Peter Thuo Elizabeth L. Tolliver Wright
Daniel M. & Elna E. P. Leal Gregory Pierson Bonnie Irene Triolo Randall & Judith F. Wright
Howard Lee Benjamin R. Monette Marvin & Leah Pipher Pat Triolo
Lisa Ann Lee Joe Edd & Bettye Morgan William H. Plummer, Jr. Brian A. Tuschl Christine Lee Yep
Richard Lee & Carol Lenz Henry J. Morris Carol J. Potts Herman Lee Young
Chinetria L. Muhammad Randy Robin United Way of Somerset County Rosalie M. Zenner
Leslie A. & Malinda Ray Liles Pamela S. Murphy Eric Rodgers
Lin Ling Michael & Delores Mustachia Bill G. & Rose Dean Rogers
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Paul and Angela Lott (left) and
Associate Professor Julie Szilagyi and
David Caprette (right) were inducted
into the Mading Society in 2005.
Sunny E. Ohia, was named Alumnus of the Year.
Recognized for his success in the profession and
service to professional organizations, Fry serves
as Treasurer and Board Member of the Texas
Mading Society Mading Society Members State Board of Pharmacy. Fry also is a member
of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the College
The Mading Society was established by the College of Mary Alam of Pharmacy.
Pharmacy in 1997 to recognize individual donors who AmerisourceBergen Paul & Angela Lott*
have made lifetime gifts or bequests of $10,000 or more Ruben Antu, Haering Estate John & Paula Lovoi
to the college. In 1998, membership privileges were Marc & Lena Malacoff**
extended to corporations and foundations that contribute Sal & Sophie Marcello
Bexar County Pharmacy Association Keith & Melissa Mattea
$25,000 or more in cumulative gifts to the college.
Bill & Sally Bradley Irwin & Fay Miller
The society was named in memory of Cora and Webb NACDS Education Foundation
Upon the death of Mr. Mading in 1953, the college was Kaizar Colombowala Janis Parsley
Celso Cuellar, Jr. Carol Crampton, left, was honored as the
bequeathed $20,000 to establish an endowment for
Pharmacia & Upjohn years as a judge in the local patient counseling
Pat & Jan Downing Harold & Doris Pieratt competition as well as participating in numerous
over $100,000. college activities. Stephanie Zepeda received the
J.D. Doyle John Puryear Outstanding Young Alumna Award in 2005 for
In 2005, longtime supporters and alumni of the college Randalls Food & Pharmacy her service to patients within Texas correctional
facilities. Zepeda also conducts a lecture on
Paul and Angela Lott established their own scholarship Dana Fitzsimmons Bill & Lynn Simpson**
endowment and were inducted into the Mading Society Ben Fry preceptor.
(see their new scholarship endowment feature on page 38). Wayne & Dolores Gentsch David Caprette & Julianna Szilagyi*
The Walgreens Company
Also inducted into the Mading Society in 2005 were UH Lydia Guerra** TSHP Research & Education
pharmacy associate professor Julie Szilagyi and David Foundation
Caprette. Among other areas, they support Mortar and Bill & Jalana Handal UH Pharmacy Alumni Association
Tom E. Horner Sharla Wertheimer**
Kathleen Hurtado Wyeth Ayerst
handcrafted ballpoint pens. Barbara A. Irons
Dana Doyle Johnson
Kmart Corporation *2005 Inductees Award and Student Achievement Award,
The Kroger Corporation **2006 Inductees respectively.
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ScholarshipS (Awarded in January 2004 - August 2005)
Scholarship Endowments Annual Scholarships
Maktoob Alam Vishnu Das & Kanta K. Gupta Brice Labruzzo Martha Jane Jones Memorial Albertsons Randall’s
Dawn Harper Sandra Marquez Dana Hausmann Raji Abraham
Denise Martinez Leah Cho Ola Adjuwon
Robert L. Bobblitt Suzanne May Handal Nwabugwu Ndujiuba Nimesha Desai Lance Campbell Erin Aycox
Leah Erin Carney Jeff Harrison Christine Nguyen Ronald Lai Marc Cloutier Angela Bailey
Le Nguyen Holland Nguyen Allison Long Shannon Churchill
Kmart Jennifer Potter Perin F. Lokhandwala Angela Luong
Robert O. Brown Christopher Collard Marisol de los Santos Karem Alzoubi Kathy Chang
Jennifer Snowden Betina Thomas Susan Lam Manh Nguyen
Kroger Pharmacy Jacqueline Urbano Pharmacy General Miguel Salazar
Joseph P. Buckley Heewon Suh Zahra Hussaini Michael Willett
Angel Amaro Chun Lena Wang Anju Sam CVS
Jennifer Christensen Leadership Passport Melissa Winn Hoan, Tran Reinhaus
Betina Thomas Rosalyn Adigun Lili Yang Molly Graham Shane Lechler 2007
Jacqueline Urbano Ann Plath Dana Hausmann Avni Shah 2005
Lili Yang April Zimmerman Presidential Christy Hebert Mittal Shah 2006
Lehrmann JoAnna Hinojosa
Ameena Colombowala Charisse Birdwell Randall’s Endowments Secundum Artum
Memorial Tommy Hoang Gulf Coast Society of HSP
Leah Cho Anna Kalani Bexar County Pharmacy Savera Arain Sarah Zafar
John & Paula Lovoi Association Kathryn Nguyen
Dean’s Pharmacy Scholarship Mandeline Cooper Tarrant County Pharmacy TFDS
Eden Camarines Amy Simon Association Celso & Matiana Cuellar HEB Sarah Singh
James Constable Wai Ng Jennifer Espinosa Erin Aycox
Lisa Frietze Mading TSHP
Mulugeta Kebede Suehaib Alam Sandra Webb Anant Ram Gupta by Vishnu Houston Area Pharmacy Avni Shah
Mittal Shah D. Gupta Association Carol Wong
Mittal Shah Samer Kabbara Rosalyn Adigun
Anna Kalani George & Cecilia Webber TSHP Phyllis B. Ginsburg
Denise Kudva Brice Labruzzo Diana Jo Passarelli-Hurtado Madam Huang Julianna Fernandez
DeVido Phuong Linh Le Denise Martinez Liza George Sandra Poon
Samer Kabbara Nwabugwu Ndujiuba TSHP Research & Education
Kathryn Nguyen Marisol de los Santos Randhir Singh & Gurcharan Independent Community Foundation Endowed
Eckerd’s Kaur Likhari Pharmacy Scholarship Molly Graham
Tracie Kaurich Roy Wiese, Jr. Walgreens
Christal Young Connie Gibson Muenster Kelli Martin
Noel Ferguson Dean’s Endowments Sherry Mathew
Krupta Patel Michael & Donna O’Neill Louis Williams Award Walmart
Claire Mach Toni Harrell Class of 1984 NACDS Morgan Rogers
Kristy Sam Irene Kizito Karen Severson Ayumi Endo
Harold Pieratt Shantera Rayford Henry Wertheimer
Dana S. Fitzsimmons Melissa Winn Nick & Mauree Martino Tam Ngo Seth Brown
Julianna Fernandez Rebecca Deal
Pharmacy UH Foundation Young Alumni Scholarship
Wayne & Dolores Gentsch Angel Amaro Thomas Sansing
Michael Willett Alejandro Barboza Endowments Susan Lam
Yoginder Nath & Swaran Lata James Constable Doyle Charles & Mona Trahan
Goel by Kanta Gupta Andrea Cox Leah Cho April Needham
Yousif Rojeab Ashley Freeman
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Pharmacy Alumni Association
Pharmacy Alumni President Sets Sights on
Fostering Student-Alumni Bonds
Fred Emmite’s career has covered a lot of ground,
from community pharmacist to business owner such as natural products and pharmacogenomics,
to natural health researcher – all of which might while pursing a Ph.D. in nutrition through a
not have been possible without the education
he received at the UH College of Pharmacy. In College of Natural Health.
2005, Emmite (B.S. ‘77) added another title to
his extensive list of academic and professional
in the treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
pursuits – president of the UH Pharmacy Alumni
Association, a position he is determined to use in
Fred Emmite, B.S.
President, Pharmacy Alumni Association
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fellow alumni and students.
college not only prepared him for a successful
The sale of his business allowed Emmite to delve
for the treatment of disease fall into the category of
‘Orphan Drugs,’ in which economic considerations
(B.S. 1961), for revving up interest and participation
example, the organization has seen attendance at
its monthly board meetings consistently exceed 90
percent of its membership base.
Knowing that success cannot be sustained without
going for both the organization and the college.
presence of the college in the Texas Medical
maintaining vehicles for students, alumni and
Dean Sunny E. Ohia visits with alumni Alton
student Roy Hendley and his wife, Katie; and
Associate Professor Louis Williams enjoy the
HAO Life Members
2005 Homecoming festivities. Tom Adams
Gustavo F. Aguirre Alexander Loh
John J. Lovoi, Sr.
Raul Martinez, Jr.
Kenneth E. Burrows, Jr. C. G. Mata, Jr.
Networking Socials, Student Involvement Lance Campbell Larry McClaugherty
Marco Carranza Paul J. Meismer
Top Pharmacy Alumni Association’s Year James Earl Casey Shanna F. Meismer
A. Dale Chisum Donald R. Migl
The UH Pharmacy Alumni Association had a banner year Homecoming football game in November 2005. During Celso Cuellar, Jr. Debbie S. Moore
Kenneth Cunningham George Richard Morse
in engaging alumni with students and in the college. The the event, the Pharmacy Alumni Association hosted
Wendell D. Daniels Jane Mott
a tailgate party for 60 pharmacy alumni, faculty, staff Sylvia Irma Davila Michael Nader
which brought 65 alumni from the 1960s as well as new and students. The Pharmacy Alumni Association also Scott T. Devine
David Leroy Dubose J. Arly Nelson
graduates to the UH Hilton Hotel. Wilbur Wade Nichols
Fred S. Emmite Alvin H. Prause
In June, the organization hosted a special summer social Rita A. English Pat Pryor
for alumni and faculty. A special incentive to entice new Mary Gutierrez Espinoza
Johnnie Fadal, Jr. William T. Schellinger
Julie C. Forcum Camille M. Simon
year dues in the Houston Alumni Organization (HAO). W. Benjamin Fry Thomas A. Singletary
The organization also awarded 2005 pharmacy graduate Alumni Passages Ramiro Ricardo Garcia
Glenna L. Gerhart
Fred E. Spence, Jr.
Marilyn M. Spence
Robert O’Donnell Brown, Jr. (BS ‘77) died June 20, 2005, at John P. Stephenson
a recognition given since 1998 to a graduating senior for the age of 60. Lydia Lopez Guerra George Taylor
his or her community involvement. Leonard C. Bryan (BS ‘51) died January 22, 2005, at the age
Sophie L. Wimberley
Donald Eugene Heard
Lionel Blas Castro (BS ‘55) died February 13, 2005, at the Patricia A. Heard B. Floyd Wolff
increased our membership and created good will for our age of 79. Carolyn E. Hilscher Mei Ching Wong
Charles L. Hopson, II Gene Y. Woo
James Murray (BS ‘54) died February 10, 2005, at the age Tom Edward Horner May J. Woo
past president of the Pharmacy Alumni Association. of 77. Edna G. Houston Jennifer L. Wueller
Crawford Heath O’Briant (BS ‘69) died October 7, 2005,
To bring alumni and students together, they sponsored at the age of 80. Dana D. Johnson
a Mentor Social at the University Center Bowling Lanes James Edward Kainer
Benjamin W. Schmidtzinsky, Jr. (BS ‘66) died February 6,
in September 2005. Another event in conjunction with 2005, at the age of 72.
Kenneth R. Korthauer
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Golf Tournament The tournament’s low gross winners included
founder Larry McClaugherty (B.S. ‘72).
Low net winners from Walgreens (pictured
right) were Roy Armstrong (B.S.‘84) and Haden
Holloway (B.S. ‘67).Teammates not pictured are
Joe Hance and Sean Marley.
Created by associate professor Louis Williams and former Contributors Teams/Players
Axxis Drilling Mary Jo Gonzalez Mathais Adrogue
faculty member Larry McClaugherty in 1979, the UH Joan M. Bailes Ron Hall Rosenberg
College of Pharmacy Annual Golf Tournament raises Bamrom Harold Jonathon Roy T. Hendley Yolanda Sauceda
Bruce Biundo Dena Johnson Amanda Saur Larry Alexander Andy Laegeler
money for pharmacy student scholarships and offers Gary Brewer Andrew Laegeler Jeffrey Sherer Roy Armstrong Butch Lands
opportunities for students to meet and socialize with Christi Byrne Jennifer Lechler Carrie A. Shuman Jim Ater Scott Lason
Roxanne Byrne Shane Lechler Amy Simon Steve Badeaux Shane Lechler
alumni and industry representatives. Michael Callahan Jacob Lester Johnny Benitez Hector Lerma
Cardinal Health Jan Lester Lance Campbell Jacob Lesster
Irma Carvajal LLW Consulting, Inc Marco Carranza Ray Luce
Diana Catarino Julie Spier James Casey Sean Marley
with registration beginning in the spring. Since its inception, Imelda G. Cervantes Lena Malacoff Cynthia Stautzenberger Thomas Chen Carol Martin
the golf tournament has provided more than $150,000 in Terri Cox Larry McClaugherty Brady Cole James Martin
Fred Emmite Karen Waizel Liz Coyle Larry McClaugherty
scholarship funds to students either directly or through Felix Erfe, Jr. McKesson Pharmaceutical Dave Curlee
the Pharmacy Scholarship Endowment. To be considered Michael Erfe Bryan Davis Russell Minor
Mary Jane Florez Cindy Petrash Methodist Church Glen Davis John Mohr
for scholarships or awards, students are required to Essie Edet Manh Nguyen
participate in the success of the event through such Ramean Ghassemi Porter Everts Sunny E. Ohia
activities as collecting tournament prizes and selling Golf Endowed Scholarships Fred Emmite Bryan Prescott
Jeff Fleming Daniel Ramsey
Tom Flynn Craig Roundtree
The 26th Annual Pharmacy Golf Tournament in June 2005 Golf Tournament Scholarships Jim Rutan
Roxanne Byrne Jennifer Lechler Karen Walzel Joseph Scheutze
drew more than 80 faculty members, alumni and friends of Andrew Laegeler Jacob Lester Melchor Garza
Severino Garza Kyle Schneider
the college. In fall 2005, UH College of Pharmacy students Bruce Gingrich
received nearly $20,000 in golf scholarships and awards. Golf Tournament Awards Raymond Hammond Ben Schoene
Charisse Birdwell Hang Nguyen Robyn Shields Joe Hance
Jeremy Clowe Albert Pearson Carrie Shuman John Hargrove
Amy Simon Danny Harris
2005 SPONSORS: April Heitmeier Brandi Polder Lindsay Stautzenberger John Harris
Samreen Hussain Andrea Ramirez Charles Brien Stewart Jeff Harrison Mitch Tully
Dena Johnson David Hayes Thomas Wade
Gold - $2,500 Red & White - $500 Irene Kizito Omar Serna Melissa Winn Corey Hebert Michael Wallace
Walgreens Randalls Dhara Shah Haden Holloway Bryan Weaver
Denisse Martinez Neha Shah Fred Wedegartner
Silver - $1,000 Alex Houston
Danny Hughes Alan Weiss
Axxis Drilling/P.C. Axxis, LLC Raffle Gift Donations Ben Johnson Louis Williams
Continental Airlines Troy Jordan Jay Zaben
Halliburton To register online for the Golf Tournament, visit www.uh.edu/pharmacy/golf. Charles Kneip
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Longtime Tournament Co-Chair
Praises Event’s Support of Students
– even though she never played a round
Pharmacy Golf Tournament, the event on in her 19 years of involvement.
alumni, faculty and friends of the college.
up for the luncheon and handle other
Julie Spier (B.S. ‘86) will step aside as a
(one of the event founders) is a person
in 2006 to devote more time to a new
milestone in her family.
graduating high school around the time of
the 2006 event, then heading off to college
in pursuit of a career in law enforcement
Tournament was so that I could give
support your community through service
greatest part has been getting money
Spier said she has many fond memories
of the event and her fellow organizers
pharmacist recruitment. }
with a heart of gold that bleeds Cougar
red. He is passionate about doing what
A Randalls employee since graduating
from UH, Spier is now the grocery
chain’s regional pharmacy manager. She
care manager for the company’s Texas
division in addition to her regular duties
of providing operational support to the
19 stores under her supervision and
experience can teach, UH gave us an
incredible foundation on which to start
this foundation that allows the college
Julie Spier, B.S.
2005 Co-Chair, Golf Tournament
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About the College Gifts
The University of Houston College of Pharmacy was established
with the approval of the UH Board of Regents in 1946. A committee
Fiscal Year 2004-2005
university to establish the college and support its operations.
provided $6,013,077 or 60.4 percent of the
The college opened in 1947 with an enrollment of 144. It was college’s total budget of $9,956,509.
accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education in
1950, and 41 students received a bachelor of science in pharmacy Local Funds
$2,549,548 State Funds
The college was housed at several locations on the UH campus
before occupying its current headquarters in the Science & Research
Building 2 in 1977. The building features faculty/student research
The college expanded in 1980 with the construction of a satellite
students have the opportunity to train with physicians, medical
students and members of the clinical faculty as well as access the
TMC Library. The TMC campus houses faculty/student research Research
& Kidney Institute, Institute for Drug Education & Research and Fiscal Year 2005-2006 13.2%
laboratories, including the Contemporary Pharmacy Practice provided $6,593,087 or 57.6 percent of the
Laboratory and the Sterile Products Laboratory. college’s total budget of $11,440,626.
degree (Pharm.D.); a Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology or State Funds
Pharmaceutics (Ph.D.) degree; a combined Pharm.D./Ph.D. degree; Local Funds
a Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration (M.S.) degree; and, $2,909,824
beginning in 2006, a combined Pharm.D./M.S. degree. 25.4%
The college is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy
Education and holds membership in the American Association of
Colleges of Pharmacy.
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UH College of Pharmacy Deans
Who to Contact at the College
University of Houston Campus Building
Acadmic & Student Affairs Department of Clinical Sciences Pharm.D. Admissions/Recruitment
Andrea Smesny, Assistant Dean for & Administration Paige Pitman
Year Occupied: 1977 Academic & Student Affairs Russell Lewis, Interim Chair Director of Admissions & Recruitment
Total Size: 40,000 square feet (approximate)
Features: Lecture hall, three multipurpose classrooms, pharmacy library, computer lab www.uh.edu/pharmacy/admissions/
Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (PPS), faculty research labs Alumni/College Events Department of Pharmacological Pharm.D. Counseling & Advising
Program Coordinator & Pharmaceutical Sciences Barbara Lewis
Chair Director of Counseling & Advising
Alumni & Donor Relations,
Development/Fundraising/ www.uh.edu/pps Prepharmacy Academic Advising
Planned Giving Shauna Owens, Academic Advisor
Graduate Programs & Admissions
Associate Dean for Administration (M.S. & Ph.D. Pharmacology &
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Combined Research
Communications & Marketing Kelly Standifer Executive Vice Dean for Research
Chip Lambert, Director of Communications Director of Graduate Studies (PPS)
Community Wellness Events Graduate Programs & Admissions Lynn Simpson
Heidi Bragg (M.S. Pharmacy Administration, Director of Residency Programs
Pharmacy Skills Program Coordinator Combined Pharm.D./M.S.)
Director of Graduate Studies (CSA) Rotations/Placement Conference
Continuing Education (fourth year)
Raymond Hammond Ray Hammond
Associate Dean for Practice Programs Information Technology/Computing Associate Dean for Practice Programs
Texas Medical Center Building www.uh.edu/pharmacy/continuing.html Director of Information Technology
Year Occupied: 1981
Sunny E. Ohia, Dean Internships/Placement Conference University of Houston
Total Size: 49,000 square feet (approximate) 102 E Cullen Building
Features: Lecture hall, two student labs, three multipurpose classrooms and a student Andrea Smesny, Assistant Dean for
activity room; and houses the Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration (CSA) www.uh.edu/pharmacy Academic & Student Affairs (information only)
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University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Science and Research Building 2
University of Houston College of Pharmacy