News archive - January 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Rx2013 student Chelsea Barr receives award from AFPC Pharmacists-in-Training Program

We are pleased to announce that Rx2013 student Chelsea Barr is one of five pharmacy students from schools across Canada chosen to receive this award from the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada. The recipients will be engaged in facets of the ‘Pharmacists-in-Training’ initiative which involves development of a national on-line educational program for pharmacy students in health informatics.

Congratulations Chelsea!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Kelly Grindrod writes on the over-prescribing of antibiotics to treat infections

The Toronto Star recently published an Op-Ed piece by Kelly Grindrod, Assistant Professor:

Patients can help avoid looming ‘antibiotic apocalypse’

Patients, politicians, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and pharmaceutical manufacturers all need to stop perpetuating the myth that antibiotics can and should treat all infections.

Friday, January 25, 2013

PharmD Program Approved

We are pleased to announce that the School of Pharmacy has received approval from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer an entry-to-practice PharmD program .

Monday, January 21, 2013

Kelly Grindrod discusses cold and flu remedies on CBC Radio

Kelly Grindrod, was recently interviewed on CBC Radio's Fresh Air program discussing cold and flu remedies.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Two graduate students receive Young Investigator Awards for drug discovery in relation to Alzheimer's Disease

Tarek Mohamed, a PhD candidate in the laboratory of Dr Praveen Nekkar, and Wesseem Osman, an MSc candidate in the same laboratory, have both received Young Investigator Scholarships from the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF). The awards will be presented to Tarek and Wes at the 7th Annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Conference in San Francisco in February.

Well done Tarek, Wes, and of course Praveen!

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