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Monday, March 5, 2018

New weapons in the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria

Two MSRA cells surrounded by solid lipid nanoparticles that have delivered a deadly biocide.

Two MSRA cells surrounded by solid lipid nanoparticles designed to target MSRA specifically. The particles are used to deliver a deadly biocide as part of a new therapy developed by Waterloo Professor Emmanuel Ho and colleagues at the University of Manitoba that can kill antibiotic resistant pathogens. Scientists have developed a new therapy to combat deadly bacteria that is infecting hospital patients worldwide.

Scientists have developed a new therapy to combat deadly bacteria that is infecting hospital patients worldwide.

Monday, January 15, 2018

University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy celebrates turning 10

Dave Edwards and 3 students smiling with Bold Start and Bright Future signs.

On January 7 2008, the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy ran its first class. The School had 90 students, six faculty members, and only a handful of staff.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Instructor Elaine Lillie receives interprofessional partnership award from McMaster Medicine

Margo Mountjoy presenting Elaine Lillie with her award

McMaster’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine is a neighbour of the Waterloo School of Pharmacy: both are located at the Health Sciences Campus in downtown Kitchener. Over the years, the schools have taken advantage of their proximity to collaborate on projects and events.

In December, McMaster Medicine recognized Waterloo Pharmacy’s Elaine Lillie as an invaluable partner and honoured her with the Excellence in Collaboration Award for Interprofessional Education.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Prof Feng Chang examines methadone maintenance treatment in rural southwestern Ontario

As opioid overdoses continue to rise in Ontario, so too does the number of Ontarians seeking services to manage opioid withdrawal. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is one such service: this treatment involves long-term prescribing of methadone, an opioid that replaces the drug the patient was originally dependent on. This safely controlled dose of methadone is then tapered. The goal is that the patient will eventually no longer require the treatment.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pharmacy students collaborate to run health clinic in Peru

Sonya, Loran and Saptha sitting on rocks

For the third year in a row, Waterloo Pharmacy joined a Solidarity Experiences Abroad (SEA) excursion and sent pharmacy students on a healthcare mission in Peru.

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