FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP

Publications

J. Roberts and Marcia Fosberg Distinguished Professor of Pharmacotherapy Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – bempedoic acid & bempedoic acid/ezetimibe (Nexletol & Nexlizet),” in Wolters Kluwer Health’s The Formulary Monograph Service (FMS) in June 2020. Wolters Kluwer Health is a drug and health information publisher, the FMS is a resource used in the formulary decision making process for hospitals and managed care systems on recently released and investigational drugs.

Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – amisulpride (Barhemsys),” in the FMS in June 2020.

Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – tazemetostat (Tazverik),” in the FMS in June 2020.

Danial Baker and Drug Information Center Resident Brittany Craft published, “Drug evaluation – ferric derisomaltose (Monoferric),” in the FMS in June 2020.

Danial Baker and Pharmacotherapy Clinical Professor Terri Levien published, “Drug evaluation – avapritinib (Ayvakit).” in the FMS in June 2020.

Danial Baker published, “Drug utilization evaluation – ferric derisomaltose (Monoferric).” in the FMS in June 2020.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Associates Jeevan GC and Jin Gao, Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate Professor Zhenjia Wang, Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor Senthil Natesan and two co-authors published, “Molecular dynamics simulations provide insight into the loading efficiency of proresolving lipid mediators resolvin D1 and D2 in cell membrane-derived nanovesicles,” in the Molecular Pharmaceutics Journal, a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Chemical Society, in May 2020. Read article

Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor Senthil Natesan and Pharmacotherapy Professor K. Michael Gibson with sixteen co-authors published, “Functional analysis of thirty-four suspected pathogenic missense variants in ALDH5A1 gene associated with succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency,” in the Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Journal, a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Academic Press, in May 2020.  Read article

United States Transuranium and Uranium Registries (USTUR) Associate in Research  Stacy McComish and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Professor and USTUR Director Sergei Tolmachev with 23 co-authors published, “EURADOS review of retrospective dosimetry techniques for internal exposures to ionising radiation and their applications,” in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Radiation and Environmental Biophysics in May 2020. Read article

Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Technologist Kenneth Porter and Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor Shobhan Gaddameedhi with one co-author published “The circadian clock protects against acute radiation-induced dermatitis,” in the Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology Journal, a peer-reviewed open-access resource. Read article

Shobhan Gaddameedhi and one co-author published, “Solar ultraviolet‐induced DNA damage response: Melanocytes story in transformation to environmental melanomagenesis” in the Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis journal, peer-reviewed open-access resource, in April 2020. Read article

Presentations

Allen I. White Distinguished Associate Professor Joshua Neumiller presented “Diabetes update: new treatment recommendations and approaches for 2020,” for the 2020 Virtual Northwest Pharmacy Convention (NWPC) held May 27-29, 2020.

Service

Josh Neumiller is serving on the Innovating Decisions and Empowering Action (IDEA 2.0) in Diabetes Management Steering Committee. IDEA Collaborative Organizations include the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and several others, with the goal of improving the understanding and use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to optimize patient management.

Josh Neumiller was quoted on his diabetic knowledge with regards to COVID-19 in a Spokesman Review article. Neumiller spoke of the emerging evidence showing how patients with well-managed diabetes tend to have less adverse impacts from the illness. Read article

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT   

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) students

Christopher T. Szlenk (pharmaceutical sciences, Natesan lab), Xinyue Dong (pharmaceutical sciences, Wang lab) with faculty co-authors Jeevan B. GC, Jin Gao, Zhenjia Wang, and Senthil Natesan published, “Molecular dynamics simulations provide insight into the loading efficiency of proresolving lipid mediators resolvin D1 and D2 in cell membrane-derived Nanovesicles,” in the Molecular Pharmaceutics Journal in May 2020. Read article

Trevor Kirby (pharmaceutical sciences, Gibson lab), Dana Walters (pharmaceutical sciences, Gibson lab), Justin Chen (Natesan lab) with faculty co-authors K. Michael Gibson and Senthil Natesan and 13 others published, “Functional analysis of thirty-four suspected pathogenic missense variants in ALDH5A1 gene associated with succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency,” in the Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Journal in May 2020.  Read article

Panshak Dakup (pharmaceutical sciences, Gaddameedhi lab) with faculty co-authors Kenneth Porter and Shobhan Gaddameedhi published “The circadian clock protects against acute radiation-induced dermatitis,” in the Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology Journal, a peer-reviewed open-access resource. Read article

Soumyadeep Sarkar (pharmaceutical sciences, Gaddameedhi lab) with faculty co-author Shobhan Gaddameedhi published “Solar ultraviolet‐induced DNA damage response: Melanocytes story in transformation to environmental melanomagenesis,” in the Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis journal in April 2020. Read article

Paul Panipinto (pharmaceutical sciences, Ahmed lab) has been awarded a Medical and Graduate Student Preceptorship award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation for the project, “The role of guanylate binding proteins in gout etiology,” in the amount of 1,000 paid to WSU for this project, and $3,000 paid directly to the student. As a recipient of the award he is also eligible to receive complimentary registration as well as reimbursement for up to $1,000 in travel expenses to attend ACR Convergence during the current award year.

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) students

Trang Pham with faculty co-author Josh Neumiller published, “Preventing potential drug interaction with a drug with unique directions,” in Diabetes in Control on May 12, 2020. Read article

Yongmin Ko received the APhA-ASP Senior Recognition for the graduating class of 2020.

Yaoyi (Peyton) Xiao received the Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information: Facts and Comparisons Award Excellence in Clinical Communication for the graduating class of 2020.

Kelsey Snyder and Irene Mendoza-Sanchez received the Merck Manual Award for Academic Excellence for the graduating class of 2020.

James Nguyen received the Mylan Pharmaceuticals Excellence in Pharmacy Award for the graduating class of 2020.

Johanna Mae B. Pantig received the Providence Health Care Foundation: Larry G. Bettesworth Providence Sacred Heart Health System Pharmacy Award for the graduating class of 2020.