News archive - June 2021

Thursday, June 17, 2021

“Smart” segmented ring device delivers medications to stop HIV transmission

Segmented ring in two parts and assembled

Left: the IVR in two parts. Right: the IVR assembled.

Researchers have designed a device that delivers two medications that help stop HIV transmission.

Although condom usage is the best strategy for preventing HIV transmission, the researchers are working to design a device that can be used by sex workers and in situations where women are not in a position to negotiate condom use.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Pharmacy professor, alumnus and student recognized with Ontario Pharmacists Association Awards

Prof. Nardine Nakhla, Nastaran Keshmiri and George Daskalakis  smiling

Left to right: Prof. Nardine Nakhla, Nastaran Keshmiri and George Daskalakis

In early June, the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) held their annual conference which included an award ceremony. Three winners were associated with Waterloo Pharmacy.

Bowl of Hygeia Award 2020: Nardine Nakhla

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Alumnus Daniel Pereira provides leadership for regional vaccination clinics

Daniel preparing a syringe

The Grand River Hospital (GRH) clinic was Waterloo Region’s first vaccine clinic. Alumnus Daniel Pereira (Rx2015, right) has been there since day one, overseeing the pharmacy team and their processes to ensure the clinic runs smoothly.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Waterloo researchers study coronavirus structure to help design drugs for current and future pandemics

Aravindhan and Subha at their computers working on research

Professors Aravindhan Ganesan (Pharmacy, left) and Subha Kalyaanamoorthy (Chemistry, right) use drug design methods to target the molecular machinery that supports COVID-19 replication.

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