This week Waterloo Pharmacy honoured six top-achieving graduate students and one faculty member at the annual Graduate Student Awards Ceremony.
Our graduate students tackle complex problems across diverse fields like medicinal chemistry, neurology, and mobile health technologies. Janet McDougall, the donor of one of the awards, recognized this variety in her opening remarks at the event. Janet spoke to the ability of pharmacists and researchers to “change their communities and environments in positive ways.”
Paul Malik, Rx 2016, won the 2016 Glaxo-Smith-Kline National Undergraduate Student Research Award. His poster, “Using Population PBPK Modelling to Explore Variability in Trastuzumab Pharmacokinetics”, conveyed focused and complex research, and Paul rendered that information in an accessible and engaging way for the audience.
The award-winning research
PBPK stands for physiologically-based pharmacokinetics, an area of study that explores how variables about the human body affect how drugs reach certain concentrations in that body.
Last week, the first year class of pharmacy students travelled to the London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital (LHSC) for a day-long interprofessional education (IPE) event with Western University medicine and dentistry and Waterloo optometry learners.