Dr. Raman Bahal, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics at UConn was selected for the Early Career Award in the 2021 Excellence in Research and Creativity Program. Read more at UConn Today Raman Bahal Selected for AAUP Excellence Award – UConn Today
Diane Burgess and Antonio Costa co-founded DIANT Pharma Inc in 2019 and recently licensed technology for the continuous manufacturing of nanoparticulate drug delivery systems. Read more at https://today.uconn.edu/2020/11/uconn-diant-pharma-licenses-continuous-manufacturing-nanoparticle-system/ .
The results of another CPPR project have been published in December issue of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. CPPR Faculty, Changquan Calvin Sun, of University of Minnesota and his group showed the change in order of tabletability of three drug powders by the addition of microcrystalline cellulose. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xphs.2020.09.005
Sameera Sansare (from Dr. Bodhi Chaudhuri’s Lab) was honored with the Edward Victor Gant Scholarship at UConn for her community involvement. Sameera is a mentor for 1000 Girls, the New York Academy of Sciences’ program to engage young women in STEM careers https://www.nyas.org/programs/global-stem-alliance/1000-girls-1000-futures/.
Dr. Lynne Taylor, Retter Professor of Pharmacy at Purdue University in the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, was honored by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists with the Dale Wurster Research Award. Awarded every other year, The Wurster Research Awards is for significant research contributions in pharmaceutics. Dr. Taylor is the second CPPR faculty to be selected for the Wurster Award. She joins Dr. Diane Burgess, the 2018 awardee.
Nearly 50 industrial scientists, faculty and students came together to share results, ideas, and proposals at the 25th anniversary meeting of the Kildsig Center for Pharmaceutical Processing Research. Final reports of 4 projects, updates on 7 ongoing projects and 5 proposals were presented. Participants moved in and out of virtual breakout rooms at the poster session. Read more about the CPPR at https://cppr.uconn.edu.
UConn students, Andre Beringhs and Tingting Li, both of whom are CPPR students have received awards for their research from the IPEC Foundation. This year’s awards continue the success of CPPR students in garnering IPEC Foundation annual awards. Congratulations, Andre and Tingting.
Dr. Arushi Manchand along with CPPR Faculty, Dr. Na Li and Dr. Robin Bogner published their findings on how elevated pH can slow the desupersaturation of a weak acid. To read more about the mechanism, click on https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.0c00539.
Dana Moseson, Ph.D. candidate in Lynne Taylor’s group at Purdue University, and University of Minnesota student, Hongbo Chen from CPPR Faculty Calvin Sun’s group, were awarded the 2020 Outstanding Student Researcher by the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education. Dana and Hongbo join graduated CPPR Student, Shreya Kulkarni (UConn), the 2019 winner and 2018 winner,
Nivedita Shetty (Purdue University) in receiving this prestigious award.
CPPR faculty member and Associate Director has been announced as Nami Therapeutics CEO. While still an associate professor at UConn and on the leadership team of CPPR, Dr. Lu adds this new role to her portfolio. You can read more on LinkedIn or Twitter.