FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP

Publications

Pharmacotherapy Clinical Associate Professor Kimberly McKeirnan and two co-authors published, “The value and potential integration of pharmacy technician national certification into processes that help assure a competent workforce,” in the peer-reviewed journal Pharmacy in September 2019 as part of the Special Issue Pharmacy Workforce Support Personnel. Read article »

Kim McKeirnan and one co-author published, “Implementing immunizing pharmacy technicians in a federal healthcare facility,” in Pharmacy in October 2019  as part of the Special Issue Pharmacy-based Immunization Services. Read article »

Pharmacotherapy Clinical Assistant Professor Lauren Marcath and two co-authors published, “Challenges to assess substrate-dependent allelic effects in CYP450 enzymes and the potential clinical implications,” in the Pharmacogenomics Journal in October 2019. Read article »

Allen I. White Distinguished Associate Professor Joshua Neumiller and co-authors published, “Rationale and design of a multicenter Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and at-risk for CKD electronic health records-based registry: CURE-CKD,” in the BMC Nephrology online journal in November 2019. Read article »

Presentations

Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Research Professor Anil K. Singh (Ahmed lab) presented the poster, “Interleukin-6 promotes osteoclast-like phenotype in human rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts,” at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in Atlanta, Georgia on November 8-13, 2019. WSU co-authors include graduate student Mahamudul Haque and Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor Salah-uddin Ahmed.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Professor and U.S. Transuranium and Uranium Registries (USTUR) Director Sergei Y. Tolmachev gave the invited presentation, “From autopsies to synchrotrons to Mars – why the brain matters,” for the 65 Annual Radiation Research Society Meeting in San Diego, California on November 3, 2019.

J. Roberts and Marcia Fosberg Distinguished Professor in Pharmacotherapy Danial Baker presented, “Critical appraisal of systematic reviews,” for the Gulf Medical University College of Pharmacy in Ajman, United Arab Emirates on November 19, 2019.

Service

Pharmacotherapy Clinical Assistant Professor (Yakima) Christina Buchman and several Yakima student pharmacists helped a local Yakima pharmacy respond to a large Hepatitis A vaccination effort in response to a local outbreak in the community on November 7, 2019. Read more »

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT   

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) students

Mahamudul Haque (pharmaceutical sciences, Ahmed lab) presented the poster, “Regulation of Interleukin-1β (IL-1β)-induced COX-2 expression and IL-6 and MMP-1 production in human OA synovial fibroblasts by guanylate binding protein 5,” at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in Atlanta, Georgia on November 8-13, 2019. Faculty co-authors include Anil K. Singh and Salah-uddin Ahmed.

Mahamudul Haque received a $500 ASWSU travel award and $500 in support from the Erwin & Jennie Foisy Scholarship fund to present his work at the 2019 annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology.

Ruby J. Siegel (pharmaceutical sciences, Ahmed lab) presented the poster, “A novel role for extracellular sulfatase-2 in mediating IL-6-induced adhesion and migration molecules in human rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts,” at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in Atlanta, Georgia on November 8-13, 2019; with faculty co-author Salah-uddin Ahmed.

Ruby J. Siegel received a $500 Erwin and Jennie Foisy scholarship to present her work at the 2019 annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology.

Ana Vergara (pharmaceutical sciences, Lazarus lab) attended a board of directors meeting for the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanic and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) in Honolulu, Hawaii from October 28 – 29, 2019.

Ana Vergara with faculty co-author Pharmaceutical Sciences Chair and Boeing Distinguished Professor Philip Lazarus and two others, presented the poster, “Glycosylation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by UDP-glycosyltransferase 3A2 (UGT3A2) and in tobacco-target tissues,” at the SACNAS conference in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 31, 2019.

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) students

Several Yakima student pharmacists helped a local Yakima pharmacy respond to a large Hepititits A vaccination effort in response to a local outbreak in the community on November 7, 2019. Read more »

Brandy Seignemartin received the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) Student Pharmacist of the Year award at the WSPA 2019 Awards of Distinction Ceremony on November 9, 2019. View awards program »