Umesh Desai, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, has been named director of VCU’s Institute for Structural Biology and Drug Discovery. He served as interim director for five years.
Krista Donohoe (Pharm.D.’10/P), Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, was keynote speaker for the Senior Center of Greater Richmond’s Healthy YOU program, “Seniors & Their Medicine,” Jan. 28 at Imperial Plaza. Patty Slattum (B.S.’85/P; Cert.’92/AHP; Ph.D.’93/P) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience students from Bremo Pharmacy and Imperial Plaza were on hand to discuss medication questions with attendees.
Tom Karnes, who will retire Feb. 28, has been appointed professor emeritus of pharmaceutics by VCU President Michael Rao.
Tom Reinders, associate dean for admissions and student services, has been named the U.S. Pharmacopeia representative to the United States Adopted Names Council, headquartered at the American Medical Association. The USAN Council is responsible for developing names for all marketed drugs nationwide. In June, he will complete 10 years as chairman of the USP’s Expert Committee on Nomenclature, Safety and Labeling.
Evan Sisson (B.S.’92/P; Pharm.D.’94/P; M.S.H.A./96/AHP), was interviewed by the Huffington Post and The Clinical Advisor about a new hypoglycemia patient management survey published by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Susanna Wu-Pong, director of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Programs, has been named to the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Board of Grants.