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Publications

Pharmacotherapy Clinical Associate Professor Kimberly McKeirnan, Allen I. White Distinguished Associate Professor Joshua Neumiller and Research Associate Andrew Yabusaki published the poster, “Extending the learning tree:  4th year APPE students learning through teaching during their academic rotation,” exhibited July 14 at the 2019 American Association of Colleges Pharmacy (AACP 2019) Pharmacy Education meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

Kim McKeirnan, Pharmacotherapy Clinical Associate Professor Megan Willson, Pharmacotherapy Clinical Associate Professor Julie Akers, Pharmacotherapy Clinical Associate Professor Jennifer Robinson and Pharmacotherapy Clinical Associate Professor (Yakima) Christina Buchman published the poster, “Implementation of a suicide prevention training program,” exhibited July 15 at AACP 2019.

Kim McKeirnan, Pharmacotherapy Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for the Yakima Extension of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program Angela Stewart, Pharmacotherapy Clinical Assistant Professor (Yakima) Anne Kim and co-authors published the poster, “Study behaviors of high-performing students within an active learning classroom environment,” exhibited July 15 at AACP 2019.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Research Professor De Cheng, Pharmaceutical Sciences Clinical Associate Professor Shuwen Wang, Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor Jiyue Zhu and three co-authors published, “Engineering a humanized telomerase reverse transcriptase gene in mouse embryonic stem cells,” in the July, 2019 issue of Scientific Reports, a peer-reviewed journal by Nature Publishing Group. Read article

Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor John Clarke and six co-authors published, “A pharmacokinetic natural product-disease-drug interaction: a double hit of silymarin and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis on hepatic transporters in a rat model” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics in August 2019. View abstract

John Clarke and four co-authors published, “Sub-chronic microcystin-LR liver toxicity in preexisting diet-induced nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in rats,” in the peer-reviewed journal Toxins in July 2019. View abstract

Pharmaceutical Sciences Staff Scientist Anil K. Singh, Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor Salah-uddin Ahmed and four collaborators published, “Suppression of monosodium urate crystal-induced inflammation by inhibiting TGF-β-activated kinase 1-dependent signaling: role of the ubiquitin proteasome system,” in Cellular and Molecular Immunology, a peer-reviewed journal of basic and clinical immunology research, in September 2019. View abstract

Salah-uddin Ahmed and two collaborators published, “HLA‐C: an accomplice in rheumatic diseases,” in ACR Open Rheumatology, a peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Rheumatology, in September 2019. Read article

Presentations

Kim McKeirnan and co-presenters spoke at the NACDS Foundation Breakfast Connection and Bridging the Gap from Fellow to Faculty: Building Effective Research Programs for Pharmacy Education 2019 at AACP 2019 on July 13-17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.

John Clarke presented, “Increasing the precision of precision medicine by characterizing multifactorial pharmacokinetic interactions,” for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Rocky Mountain Discussion Group in Hillsboro Oregon on August 27, 2019.

Service

Pharmacotherapy Chair and R. Keith Campbell Distinguished Professor in Diabetes Care John R. White Jr. was extensively quoted in the Spokesman Review article, “Supplements are big business, but study shows little impact to heart health, longevity.” Read article

Awards

Washington was named one of the 20 teams chosen to participate in the first cohort of the multi-year Flip the Pharmacy Program. Flip the Pharmacy aims to transform community-based pharmacies away from point-in-time, prescription-level care processes and business models to longitudinal and patient-level care processes and business models through the use of hands on coaching. Practice Transformation Teams will act as implementation arms for locally-based community pharmacy practice transformation efforts. CPESN® USA has partnered with CPF to serve as the Coordinating Center for Flip the Pharmacy. Learn more

Megan Willson and Christina Buchman were awarded and showcased as the Laboratory Innovation and Teaching Excellence (LITE) Award Winners for Laboratory Instructors SIG Innovation at AACP 2019.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor Travis T. Denton was named an inaugural fellow for the Steve Gleason Institute for Neuroscience. Read more

Grants

Jiyue Zhu received $150,000 from National Institute of General Medical Science for the research project titled, “Repression of the hTERT gene during cell differentiation.”  This is an administrative supplement for equipment, for purchasing a flowcytometry cell sorter.

Events

The laboratory of Dr. Salah Ahmed invites you to join our team, “WSU Spokane Research,” for the Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 7. The Arthritis Foundation of the Inland Northwest has named Dr. Ahmed as their Medical Honoree for 2019. Join the WSU Jingle Bell Run team

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT     

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) students

Mahamudul Haque (pharmaceutical sciences, Ahmed Lab) with faculty co-authors Anil K. Singh and Salahuddin Ahmed and three others published, “Suppression of monosodium urate crystal-induced inflammation by inhibiting TGF-β-activated kinase 1-dependent signaling: role of the ubiquitin proteasome system,” in Cellular and Molecular Immunology in September 2019. View abstract

Ruby J. Siegel (pharmaceutical sciences, Ahmed Lab) with faculty co-author Salahuddin Ahmed and one collaborator published, “HLA‐C: An accomplice in rheumatic diseases,” in ACR Open Rheumatology in September 2019.  Read article