School of Pharmacy


January 12, 2023

King Yabut Receives MLK Community Service Award

King Yabut

King Yabut, a PhD candidate in the Department of Pharmaceutics in his sixth year, has been named a recipient of…

November 8, 2022

Department of Pharmaceutics Welcomes Two New Faculty

Department of Pharmaceutics Welcomes Two New Faculty

The UW School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutics is excited to introduce and welcome two new faculty members: Dr. Samuel…

October 31, 2022

Extraordinary Support

Three exceptional UW School of Pharmacy graduate students – Keiann Simon, Alex Wiley and Adi Kumar – discuss their individual journeys at the #UWSOP and offer insight on what makes the School so special.

Three exceptional UW School of Pharmacy graduate students – Keiann Simon, Alex Wiley and Adi Kumar – discuss their individual journeys at the #UWSOP and offer insight on what makes the School so special.

October 28, 2022

Congratulations, Leticia Salvador Vieira, on receiving the 3rd prize for Best Podium Presentation at the GPEN Conference

Leticia Salvador Vieira

Congratulations, Leticia Salvador Vieira, on receiving the 3rd prize for Best Podium Presentation at the 13th biennial Globalization of Pharmaceutics…

June 3, 2022

Sara Shum Receives Gillette Award for Publication

Sara Shum

Sara Shum ‘21, a PhD graduate from UWSOP’s Department of Pharmaceutics, has been chosen as a recipient of the 2021…

May 11, 2022

UWSOP Professor Wins Award of Excellence in 2022

Yvonne Lin

The School of Pharmacy is proud to announce that Yvonne Lin ’02, Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics, will…

May 6, 2022

Pharmaceutics Student Wins Mary Gates Research Scholarship


UWSOP Department of Pharmaceutics student, Roshni Sabhaya, has been awarded a Mary Gates Research Scholarship to investigate the effects of…

April 13, 2022

Four UWSOP Faculty Each Receive $20k Innovation Award for 2022

Abhinav Nath, Yvonne Lin, Brian Werth, Qingxin Mu

The UWSOP Faculty Innovation Award provides financial support of up to $20,000 each for high-risk, innovative research projects. The reviewers…

March 17, 2022

“Kidney on a Chip” team Awarded Contract for New Study and Collaboration

Kidney-on-a-chip team

UWSOP Assistant Professor and Kidney Research Institute Investigator Cathy Yeung ‘05 and her team—composed of Ed Kelly, Benjamin “Beno” Freedman,…

March 8, 2022

Ed Kelly Joins NASA Panel

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the…

Students Provide Hopeful ‘FEEDBACK’

Students Provide Hopeful ‘FEEDBACK’

New initiative champions equity among marginalized students. Though the University of Washington (UW) prides itself on diversity, there’s still much…

January 12, 2022

Ken Thummel Receives 2022 ASPET Bernard B. Brodie Award

Kenneth Thummel

UWSOP Pharmaceutics professor Ken Thummel was recently named recipient of the 2022 Bernard B. Brodie Award in Drug Metabolism and Disposition from…

November 12, 2021

Nina Isoherranen named the Milo Gibaldi Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics

Nina Isoherranen

UWSOP’s Department of Pharmaceutics Chair, Nina Isoherranen, has been named the Milo Gibaldi Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics. Isoherranen is the…

April 21, 2021

Leticia Salvador Vieira Named Magnuson Scholar Award Recipient

Leticia Salvador Vieira

Congratulations to the Department of Pharmaceutics’ Leticia Salvador Vieira for being named the UW School of Pharmacy’s 2021-22 Magnuson Scholar…

January 15, 2021

Ed Kelly Receives the 2021 MLK Community Service Award

Ed Kelly

UWSOP Pharmaceutics Associate Professor Ed Kelly has been presented with the 2021 MLK Community Service Award, an annual honor celebrating individuals or groups who exemplify Martin Luther King, Jr.’s principles. A champion of diversity, equity and inclusion in sciences for his entire career, Ed has served as a mentor for entering UW freshman in the GenOM-ALVA program for the past 15 years and frequently hosts diverse students from the Stipends for Training Aspiring Researchers (STAR) summer program.

December 9, 2020

WE-REACH Executive Director Dr. Rodney JY Ho to be named NAI Fellow

Dr. Rodney JY Ho

The Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (WE-REACH) is honored to announce that WE-REACH Executive Director and UWSOP Professor…

November 18, 2020

Out Of The Lab And On The Air

Podcast power-couple (L to R): Chalia Stallings-Ala'ilima and Kendan Jones-Isaac.

Department of Pharmaceutics student Kendan Jones-Issac has found his voice. Third-year Department of Pharmaceutics graduate student Kendan Jones-Issac has participated…

November 16, 2020

UWSOP Alumna Deanna Kroetz Named Jere E. Goyan Presidential Chair At UCSF

Deanna Kroetz

UWSOP alumni legend Deanna Kroetz was recently named the inaugural Jere E. Goyan Presidential Chair for the Advancement of Pharmacy at…

November 2, 2020

Pharmaceutics Graduate Fellowship Support

Graduate students are at the heart of our leading innovations and most impactful work — from modeling pharmacokinetic changes during…

July 14, 2020

Sara Shum named winner of 2020 UWSOP Pharmaceutics’ Graduate Student Leadership Award

Sara Shum

Congratulations to Sara Shum, a #UWSOP Department of Pharmaceutics graduate student who was awarded the 2020 UWSOP Pharmaceutics’ Graduate Student…

Biomedical innovations win WE-REACH go-to-market awards


Seattle, WA (July 14, 2020)—The Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (WE-REACH) is pleased to announce its first awards…

January 31, 2020

UW’s new WE-REACH center to accelerate development of the ‘most exciting’ biomedical discoveries


With well over a billion dollars in research funding annually, the University of Washington is an engine of discovery and…

January 24, 2020

Xu and Kelly receive SOP Faculty Innovation Award

Libin Xu and Ed Kelly take a novel approach to investigate toxicity of common household cleaners Libin Xu and Ed…

January 17, 2020

Pharmaceutics student, Kendan Jones-Isaac honored at the UW Health Sciences Martin Luther King Tribute

Kendan Jones-Isaac Community Service Award

The award honors individuals or groups who exemplify Martin Luther King’s principles: a commitment to the needs of communities, particularly…

September 18, 2019

Promoted UWSOP faculty tackling tough problems facing population health with novel approaches

Recently promoted faculty are finding news ways to solve significant population health problems from Alzheimer’s and related dementias to kidney…

September 13, 2019

A Commitment to the End of HIV/AIDS

Shiu-Lok Hu’s work began decades ago in utter frustration with a powerful and unknown virus and continues today…with promising new…

Improving Care for Alaska Native People

Ken Thummel, Milo Gibaldi Endowed Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutics, with Katrina Claw who was honored for her service to the community at the 2019 Martin Luther King Tribute

One of the University of Washington’s significant population health projects began ten years ago with a collaboration led by Pharmaceutics…

September 10, 2019

The Future of Pharmacy

Celebrating 125 Years of Impact & Innovation Our mission is to develop exceptional pharmacy leaders and researchers, discover solutions to…

July 22, 2019

Nina Isoherranen named Chair of Pharmaceutics Department

On July 1, 2019, UW School of Pharmacy Professor and Dean Sean D. Sullivan appointed Professor Nina Isoherranen to the…

July 17, 2019

Ken Thummel returns to faculty after 13 years of success as Chair

After thirteen years leading the Department of Pharmaceutics to international success, Professor Kenneth Thummel will return to faculty full time…

July 1, 2019

Congratulations to our recent Pharmaceutics PhD alumni!

We are so proud of our Pharmaceutics PhD alumni who completed their dissertation research in academic year 2018-2019.   Ryan…

June 18, 2019

Lopez receives 2019 UWSOP Pharmaceutics’ Graduate Student Leadership Award

Pharmaceutics PhD Graduate Student Antonio Lopez

The UW School of Pharmacy Graduate Program Awards offer special recognition of our preeminent graduate students and faculty. We are…

June 17, 2019

Pharmacological Sciences Summer Diversity Program brings undergrad students to UWSOP

Sierra Napoleon, a junior from Louisiana Tech University, will take part in the 2019 UWSOP Pharmacological Sciences Summer Diversity Program

In summer 2019, we welcome two undergraduate student scientists taking part in the Pharmacological Sciences Summer Diversity Program. Sierra Napoleon,…

June 7, 2019

UWSOP at ISSX 2019 in Portland

Don’t miss out on these UWSOP alumni and faculty presenting at ISSX! This meeting will also mark the last meeting…

May 6, 2019

Rodney Ho recognized with AACP Volwiler Research Achievement Award

We are so proud to learn that Professor Rodney Ho has been named the recipient of the American Association of…

Licit and illicit drugs and maternal health

Visiting student Xin Chen (left),and Pharmaceutics PhD Lyrialle Han (center) look at cell samples with Qingcheng Mao.

Qingcheng Mao collaborates with colleagues across UWSOP to gain insight into how pregnancy affects drug disposition in expectant mothers and…

Kidney on a Chip has gone to outer space..and returned to Earth!


What did it take to send delicate kidney cells into space to be studied by astronauts wearing big, clunky gloves…

April 23, 2019

Henderson wins poster award at national AsPET Conference

Congratulations to PharmD and Pharmaceutics PhD student Lindsay Henderson who received the 2nd place graduate student poster presentation award for…

5/3 UPDATE: 5/3 11:48 PM PDT launch for Kidney on a Chip project to the International Space Station!

PHOTO DATE: July 06, 2018 LOCATION: Bldg. 2 Lobby SUBJECT: NIH Tissue Chip. PHOTOGRAPHER: Josh Valcarcel

Updated May 3, 11:29 am Pacific: NASA has pushed back the launch to Friday, May 3 at 11:48 PM Pacific…

January 23, 2019

Undaunted by setbacks, Jash Unadkat and his lab team search for new therapies to fight Alzheimer’s

Tot Nguyen and Jash Unadkat collaborate to find new therapies against Alzheimer’s—now with quantitative proteomics (not shown here).

It’s called an experiment for a reason. The secret in science—what world-class researchers know—is that you don’t let the failures…

January 22, 2019

Jash Unadkat named Outstanding Faculty Mentor

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Jash Unadkat

Congratulations to Jash Unadkat, the Milo Gibaldi Endowed Professor of Pharmaceutics, named Outstanding Faculty Mentor at this year’s Commencement. The…

January 16, 2019

Claw honored for service at Martin Luther King Tribute

We are thrilled that Pharmaceutics’ post doc Katrina Claw, PhD, will be honored with a service award at this year’s…

September 12, 2018

UW ranks 4th world wide for pharmacology and toxicology

The UW ranks 4th worldwide in Pharmacology and Toxicology, a subject that includes pharmacy, pharmacology, substance abuse, and toxicology, according…

September 10, 2018

UW/KRI Kidney-on-a-chip will travel to International Space Station

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer tweeted this photograph from the International Space Station on June 3, 2017

UW Pharmacy and UW Medicine team to study how weightlessness accelerates kidney damage In 2019, a rocket carrying a payload…

June 29, 2018

Unadkat, Shoner, and team make drug glow to watch it move in the body

The blue-green (liver) and pink (kidney, above, and bladder) denote different levels of radio-labeled rosuvastatin in two subjects.

UW Medicine’s radiology team last month created a novel imaging agent and, in an expansive team effort, performed a first-in-human…

June 13, 2018

In finding a different linking protein, Plotnik and Hu Lab open new possibilities for HIV therapies & treatments

David’s paper, “Extracellular Matrix Proteins Mediate HIV-1 gp120 interactions with α4β7,” found new insights to HIV and T cell interactions.

Pharmaceutics graduate student David Plotnik is first author on a paper published in the Journal of Virology with his mentor…

May 30, 2018

Organs-on-chips: Tiny technology helping bring safe new drugs to patients faster

Researchers from UW School of Pharmacy and UW Medicine collaborate to advance kidney care (from left to right: Dr. Phavan Bhatraju, Pulmonary Fellow; Ranita Patel, Pediatric Nephrology Fellow; Elijah Weber, newly-minted PhD, Pharmaceutics; Kirk Van Ness, Research Scientist, Pharmaceutics; Christina Kim, Undergraduate Researcher; and Ed Kelly, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics and Kidney Research Institute Investigator)

It doesn’t look like a kidney, but this ‘kidney-on-a-chip’ is a breakthrough for new drug testing. Alex Levine, CC BY-ND…

May 24, 2018

Shum and collaborators unveil new maternal and fetal health risks associated with shellfish toxin

Pharmaceutics graduate student Sara Shum with her award-winning ASPET poster

Pharmaceutics graduate student Sara Shum recently presented and won an award for the preliminary results from a study of the…

April 27, 2018

Wienkers is keynote speaker at June 2018 AAPS-RMDG meeting at UW

Keynote speaker Larry Wienkers is also a UWSOP Distinguished Alumni Award winner.

Abstracts are due Friday, May 18, 2018 The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists – Rocky Mountain Discussion Group (AAPS-RMDG) Annual…

April 9, 2018

Huang, ’17, named UWSOP Magnuson Scholar for 2018-2019

Weize Huang, PharmD, '17, and graduate student in Pharmaceutics

Congratulations to Weize Huang who was named UWSOP’s Magnuson Scholar for 2018-2019! Weize graduated with a Pharm.D. degree from UWSOP…

December 1, 2017

SPECIAL EVENT: A talk with NPR’S Richard Harris

Richard Harris, NPR Science Correspondent

Panel Discussion: “From Rigor to Rigor Mortis–Good Science, Bad Science, and Patient Care” Noon-1:20pm, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Health Sciences…

November 27, 2017

Mao and Unadkat presented AAPS Journal High Impact Article Award

At the annual meeting in November, UW School of Pharmacy professors Qingcheng Mao and Jashvant Unadkat were presented the American…

Alumna Kroetz named AAAS Fellow

Pharmaceutics alumna Deanna Kroetz, PhD, '90

We are so proud of our Pharmaceutics alumna, Deanna Kroetz, PhD, ’90, who was among the 396 new fellows of the…

October 4, 2017

Cyrus Khojasteh receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Scott Herzog and Gary Harris of PAA present the Distinguished Alumni Award to Cyrus Khojasteh

CYRUS KHOJASTEH, ’98, chose to study Medicinal Chemistry at UWSOP after serendipitously attending a lecture by then Professor, now Dean…

October 1, 2017

John Amory MD, MS, and grad student Faith Stevison find breakthrough treatment for male infertility

Dr. John Amory

Infertility can be a physically, emotionally, and financially painful experience for couples wanting to have biologically-related children. If a couple…

July 5, 2017

Sager, Bounthavong, Seguin, Weber, & Shen receive inaugural UWSOP Graduate Program Awards

To recognize extraordinary excellence among our graduate students and faculty, UW School of Pharmacy established three new award programs in…

June 2, 2017

Pharmaceutics lab team learns why HIV prevention drug is not as effective in some women

UW Pharmaceutics Klatt Lab's graduate student Ryan Cheu, Associate Professor Nichole Klatt, and post-doc Alex Zevin

Klatt lab team’s findings published in Science offer solutions to increase efficacy More than 1 million women are infected with…

May 30, 2017

Inaugural Plein Symposium advances geriatric pharmacy

2017 Plein Symposium audience members begin the day

“Celebrating Today, Planning Tomorrow” brought together a host of disciplines to discuss healthy aging Decades ago, geriatric pharmacy pioneers Joy…

May 24, 2017

Hu and Lee combine forces to design novel HIV vaccine

Pharmaceutics Professor Shiu-Lok Hu and Kelly Lee, Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

Pharmaceutics Professor Shiu-Lok Hu and Kelly Lee, Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, received funding for research to create a vaccine…

March 31, 2017

UW Team develops an HIV therapy dose that lasts two weeks in test model

Collaboration between UW School of Pharmacy and UW Medicine leads to promising breakthrough to ease daily regimen An interdisciplinary team…

January 4, 2017

Drug delivery device invented in UW Ho laboratory receives $36M

Venture funding to support clinical development of the company’s lead compounds Impel NeuroPharma, Inc., a Seattle-based clinical stage biotechnology company…

November 7, 2016

Navajo genetic scientist Katrina Claw bridges cultures to advance research and underrepresented scientists

Dr. Katrina Claw’s research builds on a six-year UW Northwest-Alaska Pharmacogenomics Research Network (NWA-PGRN) and University of Alaska Fairbanks Center for Alaska Native Health Research (CANHR) collaboration.

As a Navajo scientist trained in genomics, UWSOP post doctoral researcher Katrina Claw is on a two-fold mission to make…

October 31, 2016

Common genetic disorder linked to increased death rate from cancer drug

Pharmacy Professor Jeannine McCune

Researchers recommend ‘caution’ when using the chemotherapy busulfan in patients with Gilbert’s syndrome By Susan Keown, Staff Writer, Fred Hutch News…

October 26, 2016

Sid Nelson’s legacy lives on in science and collaboration

Busulfan is one of our oldest anticancer drugs. Today, it is often used to prepare a patient’s body for a…

August 16, 2016

UW team finds key piece to HIV drug-effectiveness puzzle

Pharmaceutics researchers detect bacteria that counteracts protective drug Increasingly, people at risk for HIV infection are turning to preventive drug…

July 1, 2016

UW and Teva partner to increase provider access to critical drug interaction data

Personalized medicine will make drug interactions more complex, said Isabelle Ragueneau-Majlessi, who oversees the UW School of Pharmacy drug-interactions database.

Clinical content from UW School of Pharmacy’s Drug Interaction Database to be integrated into Teva’s DDI+ platform to help improve…

April 15, 2016

UW Symposium on Past Present and Future of ADME Sciences Dedicated to Deans Sid Nelson and Tom Baillie

(L to R): Juan Cantu, Dean Sid Nelson, Rene Levy, and Dean Tom Baillie

“Thanks to the strong academic programs in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Washington, I…

January 21, 2016

Award season comes to UWSOP!

Don Downing is presented the Community Service award at the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr., Recognition Ceremony

It’s award season–not just for film, also for the UW School of Pharmacy! Many of our School’s faculty, students, post docs and…

December 22, 2015

The Art of Science: “Human Kidney Tubule Cells” by Jenna Voellinger

Jenna L. Voellinger with her art work in T-473

In addition to being a newly-minted Ph.D., Jenna L. Voellinger is also an exhibiting artist. Her image, “Human Kidney Tubule…

December 8, 2015

Pharmaceutics welcomes six new students with a passion for discovery

Pharmaceutics graduate students (L to R): Ryan Cheu, Olena Anoshchenko, Jessie Yu, Antonio Quinones-Lopez (not pictured here: Marc Vrana and John Amory).

  UWSOP’s Department of Pharmaceutics welcomed six new students this fall, here to join a great tradition of life-changing research….

November 19, 2015

Pharmaceutics’ Carol Collins part of drug risks in pregnancy mobile app team

A pregnant woman considers the medication she is about to take.

Carol Collins, Clinical Associate Professor in Pharmaceutics, will bring her expertise in drug safety information and the design of drug safety…

November 2, 2015

Intercollegiate team will study natural product-drug interactions

Green tea is one of the products in the drug-interaction center's initial study set.

Herbal remedies are a multi-billion dollar industry. Sales of natural product supplements have nearly tripled in the past twenty years…

August 30, 2015

Zhang named inaugural Ji-Ping Wang Endowed Fellow

Ji-Ping Fellow Faye Zhang with donor Si Luo

The inaugural Ji-Ping Wang Fellow is Faye Zhang in the Department of Pharmaceutics. Faye Zhang (pictured left) received her B.S….

July 30, 2015

UW-led team to develop innovative HIV treatment lasting at least 7 days

Pharmaceutics Professor Rodney Ho

New regimen would make it easier for patients and potentially clear residual virus   An interdisciplinary team led by Professors…

Ragueneau-Majlessi named UW CoMotion Presidential Innovation Fellow

UW School of Pharmacy Pharmaceutics Clinical Professor Isabelle Ragueneau-Majlessi has been named a UW CoMotion Presidential Innovation Fellow for 2015….

June 17, 2015

Scenes from Commencement 2015

Associate Dean Peggy Odegard presents Adrian Hughes with the Dean's Club Humanitarian Award

Friday was a day of recognition and celebration! Over 100 graduate and PharmD students received their degrees and began a…

April 13, 2015

Solving Bietti’s Crystalline Dystrophy is mission of Pharmaceutics Prof Kelly

Department of Pharmaceutics Associate Professor Ed Kelly and graduate student Cate Lockhart (UW PharmD, ’13) are undaunted by the challenge…

April 8, 2015

Pharmaceutics Ph.D. Student Alenka Jaklic Named Magnuson Scholar

Image of Pharmaceutics Ph.D. Graduate Student Alenka Jaklic

We are so proud of Pharmaceutics third year Ph.D. student, Alenka Jaklic, this year’s School of Pharmacy Magnuson Scholar! Alenka…

April 3, 2015

Three Pharmaceutics Graduate Students Selected for Prestigious ITHS TL1 Scholar Award

Congratulations go to Brian Chapron, Cate Lockhart and Savannah Kerr  and  who were selected as Institute of Translational Health Sciences…

March 27, 2015

New center to use novel method to screen chemicals’ toxicity

Image of pharmaceutics scientist preparing cell cultures for toxicity testing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will provide $6 million in seed funding for a Predictive Toxicology Center at the University…

February 23, 2015

Klatt Receives NIDA/NIH Award to Research Cannabis Impact on HIV

Image of Pharmaceutics Assistant Professor Nichole Klatt

Pharmaceutics Assistant Professor, Nichole Klatt is one of five scientists selected to receive the prestigious 2015 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS…

December 12, 2014

Why the Bad Taste? Dr. Joanne Wang’s Team Finds a Reason

TAKING A MEDICATION AS PRESCRIBED IS CRITICAL to a drug’s effectiveness. But for some people, taking medications literally turns their…

October 15, 2014

North American ISSX Meeting will award two of our faculty.

Not one, but two of our faculty were selected to receive the only awards given by The International Society for…

June 26, 2014

UW Pharmacy Huskies Lead the Pack

As a School of Pharmacy consistently in the Top 10 nationally, we’ve come to expect our students, faculty, and alumni…

June 23, 2014

Professor Thummel elected President of ASPET

The Chair of Pharmaceutics, Ken Thummel will take office July 1, 2014. The 4,800- member society was founded in 1908…

June 22, 2014

Vineet Kumar: Graduate Student, Unadkat Lab, winner of the 2013/14 Simcyp Fellowship

The response received to the first call was tremendous but only a select number of applications were forwarded to the…

June 21, 2014

UW researchers win grant to study effects of drugs during pregnancy

University of Washington faculty members from the School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine will study the effects of drugs…

Top 10 MOST Cited Articles by the AAPS Journal:

Ho-Leung Fung, Ph.D., is editor-in-chief of The AAPS Journal. At The AAPS Journal Editorial Advisory Board meeting at the 2013…

WELCOME New Students

New Students (from left to right) Faith Stevison, Gabriela Patilea, Jake Kraft, David Wagner and Savannah Kerr   Link to Pharmaceutics…

June 17, 2014

2013 Gibaldi Picnic

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June 15, 2014

Congratulations to the class of 2013!

Link to Pharmaceutics archived news

June 10, 2014

News digest: Recyclemania results, professor speaks on career journey, Honor: Rodney Ho

Professor Ho to receive award at National Biotechnology Conference later this month. Professor Rodney Ho will receive the Research Achievement…

June 8, 2014

Congrats to pharmaceutics grad students

Congrats to pharmaceutics grad students Jessica Tay and Jenna Voellinger for winning second and third place respectively for their poster…

June 1, 2014

Nasal Drug-Delivery System Noted as a Seattle Innovation

Magazine article highlights the work of a company that markets an invention made at our School. Impel Neurophama, a company…

May 26, 2014

Dr. Ed Kelly, a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutics received a Jaconetter L. Tietze Yong Scientist Award

for his project “Identification of MicroRNA Regulators of Hepatocyte Development“. The monies provided by the award will be of great…

May 25, 2014

2010 graduate, Dr. John Hoekman received the UW Graduate School’s 6th Chapter Award

2010 graduate, Dr. John Hoekman received the UW Graduate School’s 6th Chapter Awardfor his dissertation “The Impact of Enhanced Olfactory…

May 23, 2014

Dr. Shiu-Lok_Hu is awarded with Milo Gibaldi Endowed Professorship in Pharmaceutics.

The fund was created in 2008 in honor of the late School of Pharmacy Dean Milo Gibaldi. He was dean…

May 22, 2014

Nora Lee, a graduate student at the Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy is one of the recipients of this year’s Warren G. Magnuson scholarships.

The award will provide the scholar with financial support of up to $25,000 for her research needs. Ms Nora Lee…

May 20, 2014

PGRN received grant to study underserved populations

            Ken Thummel, chair and professor of pharmaceutics, and Wylie Burke, chair and professor of…

May 17, 2014

Li Liu, a PhD candidate in Dr. Jashvant D. Unadkat’s labrom Dept of Pharmaceutics, was awarded 1st place

Li Liu, a PhD candidate in Dr. Jashvant D. Unadkat’s lab from Dept of Pharmaceutics, was awarded 1st place in…

April 12, 2014

Congratulations to Alice Ke, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Pharmaceutics and ORISE fellow in the FDA Office of Clinical Pharmacology

Congratulations to Alice Ke, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Pharmaceutics and ORISE fellow in the FDA Office of Clinical…

April 3, 2014

Pharmaceutics graduate students Diana Shuster and Jenna Voellinger received (ITHS) training awards

Pharmaceutics graduate students Diana Shuster and Jenna Voellinger received Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) TL1 Multidisciplinary Predoctoral Clinical Research…

Nora Lee and postdoc Cara Nelson won the graduate student category of the poster competition

Pharmaceutics graduate student Nora Lee and postdoc Cara Nelson did an outstanding job at the recent American Society for Pharmacology…

December 9, 2013

Professor Emeritus Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Epilepsy Society (AES) has announced that Rene Levy, professor and chair emeritus of our Department of Pharmaceutics, will…

November 19, 2013

A Closer Look: Q&A with Jashvant Unadkat

In this Q&A, Professor of Pharmaceutics Unadkat discusses his new National Institute on Drug Abuse grant and its goals of…

October 21, 2013

IPSF Welcomes Another Exchange Student

Finnish pharmacy student Arto Heinonen poses in the front of this photo, which was taken during a social event with…

October 8, 2013

Grant to Study Drug Disposition in Pregnancy

A new, $4.7 million NIH grant will study how certain drugs are absorbed, distributed, metabolized and excreted in the body…

September 2, 2013

‘Columns’ Faculty Profile: Professor Shiu-Lok Hu

The September issue of ‘Columns,’ the UW alumni magazine, profiles faculty member Shiu-Lok Hu. He is part of an international…

July 18, 2013

Professor’s Startup Highlighted in UW Showcase

Professor of Pharmaceutics Rodney Ho’s new startup, Nova TheraNostics, has developed a brighter, longer lasting and safer MRI contrast agent….

May 8, 2013

Rodney Ho Receives National Research Honor

Professor of Pharmaceutics Rodney Ho received the Research Achievement in Biotechnology Award from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. UW…

April 19, 2013

Faculty Member, School Profiled in Magazine

Starting on Page 67 of this issue of ‘International Innovation,’ there are four pages discussing the work of Associate Professor…

January 29, 2013

Pharmaceutics professor wins Early Career Achievement Award

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics Isoherranen will receive the Drug Metabolism Division Early Career Achievement Award from the American Society for…

October 14, 2012

Unadkat Awarded for Scientific Contributions

Professor of Pharmaceutics Jashvant Unadkat has received the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Research Achievement Award in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and…

July 27, 2012

Studying Microchips that Imitate Human Organs

Faculty contribute to federal initiative researching how computer chips could test for drug safety UW researchers are part of an…

July 22, 2012

NIH Grant Helps Turn Research Into Medical Products

The UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences recently received its second five-year, $65 million grant from the National Institutes of…

June 25, 2012

Highlighting the Promise of Personalized Medicine

Erica Woodahl, PhD, ’04, is working to improve participation in pharmacogenetic research and to build respectful relationships between researchers and…

June 9, 2012

Four of our faculty members are featured on the journal’s “Top Ten Most Viewed Papers” list.

A paper published in “Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics” by pharmaceutics alumnus Songmao “Ben” Zheng and four of our faculty members…

May 24, 2012

New Partnership Forms to Support Drug Development

Program seeks to provide better understanding of drug transporters, personalized medicine. Professor of Pharmaceutics Jashvant Unadkat has started the UW…

December 14, 2011

Shen, Unadkat Named Fellows of AAAS

Nine UW researchers are among 539 new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Danny Shen, professor…

December 7, 2011

Hu Receives Major Boost in Search for HIV Vaccine

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded Shiu-Lok Hu, Gibaldi endowed professor of pharmaceutics, a $6.7 million grant to…

October 12, 2011

Ed Kelly Receives Tietze Young Scientist Award

Research Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics Ed Kelly has received the Jaconette L. Tietze Young Scientist Award from the UW Institute…

October 5, 2011

UW Graduate School Honors Pharmaceutics Alumnus

John Hoekman, Ph.D., Pharmaceutics, ’10, has received the UW Graduate School’s ‘6th Chapter Award’ for his dissertation. This award is…

October 4, 2011

UW Lecture Series Features Pharmaceutics Professor

Professor of Pharmaceutics Rodney Ho was among the six faculty members to speak in the UW Center for Commercialization lecture…

April 6, 2011

Pharmaceutics Student Receives University of Washington Magnuson Scholarship

Nora Lee is one of six students from the health sciences schools to be named a 2011 Magnuson Scholar, one…

April 1, 2011

Dr. Ho Featured in ‘Puget Sound Business Journal’

Pharmaceutics Professor Rodney Ho was recently named an Entrepreneurial Fellow by the UW Center for Commercialization. ThePuget Sound Business Journal…

March 31, 2011

Dr. Ho Named Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow

Professor of Pharmaceutics Rodney Ho was honored as one of the UW’s most entrepreneurial faculty researchers, under a new fellowship…

February 8, 2011

Grant Will Develop a Device Created at the School

Impel Neuropharma, a biotech started by John Hoekman, Ph.D., ’10, and Professor Rodney Ho, received a Life Sciences Discovery Fund…

January 26, 2011

Lifetime Achievement Award Goes to Rene Levy

Professor and Chair Emeritus of Pharmaceutics Rene Levy has received the 2011 Arthur A. Ward, Jr. Achievement in Epilepsy Award…

September 7, 2010

Major Grant Will Support Underserved Populations

Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutics Ken Thummel and colleagues recently learned they have received a $10 million NIH grant to…

July 20, 2010

Life Sciences Discovery Fund Issues Awards

Milo Gibaldi Endowed Professor of Pharmaceutics Rodney Ho has received an LSDF grant to develop a safer and more effective…

February 25, 2010

School to Host Biosimilars Conference

The Conference on Biosimilars will take place Friday and Saturday, March 19 and 20, on campus. Faculty members from the…

February 1, 2010

Pharmaceutics Professor Featured in UW Report

Milo Gibaldi Endowed Professor of Pharmaceutics Rodney Ho was highlighted in the 2009 UW Foundation Report to Contributors. Read more.  …

January 8, 2010

Levy Retires After Almost 40 Years

Dr. Rene Levy, professor of pharmaceutics and director of the Metabolism and Transport Drug Interaction Database (DIDB), retired at the…

June 25, 2009

Groundbreaking Technology Goes Commercial

Groundbreaking Technology Goes Commercial,  (June 25, 2009), Read article about Impel   Link to Pharmaceutics archived news

April 9, 2009

Pharmaceutics Professor Receives Prestigious Biotechnology Award

Pharmaceutics Professor Receives Prestigious Biotechnology Award, AACP Press Release (March 26, 2009), U Week Article(April 9, 2009)   Link to…

January 8, 2009

Dr. Ho Named Fellow of Preeminent Association

Dr. Ho Named Fellow of Preeminent Association (January 8, 2009)   Link to Pharmaceutics archived news

October 9, 2008

Search tool that makes drugs safer is poised for growth

Drug-Interaction Database Poised for Growth (October 9, 2008)   Link to Pharmaceutics archived news

October 2, 2008

Shen to head national pharmaceutical group

Shen to Head National Pharmaceutical Group (October 2, 2008)   Link to Pharmaceutics archived news

May 28, 2008

Pharmaceutics Ph.D. Student Wins Grand Prize in Innovation Competition

Pharmaceutics student John Hoekman, along with MBA students Michael Hite and Peter Olagunju, recently took first place in the UW…

December 3, 2007

UW School of Pharmacy Ph.D. Research Programs Rank #1

The University of Washington School of Pharmacy medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences research programs are the best in the nation…

October 1, 2007

Two Professors Named as Fellows, AAAS and ASCP

The University of Washington School of Pharmacy is proud to announce that two if its professors, Drs. Rene Levy and…

January 9, 2005

Faculty Members’ Research Gets National Distinction

A 2005 study by Qingcheng Mao and Jashvant Unadkat is one of the 10 most-cited articles in the American Association…

August 2, 2004

DMTPR Welcomes Seventh Industry Partner

The Drug Metabolism, Transport and Pharmacogenomic Research (DMTPR) program, launched in January of this year, is the result of a…

March 12, 2004

DMTPR Launched January 1, 2004

In the fall of 2002, corporate advisors and board members recommended that the School address the emerging gap between industrial…

August 12, 2003

New Associate Dean for Research and New Initiatives Named at the School of Pharmacy

The University of Washington School of Pharmacy has announced the appointment of Dr. Ken Thummel to Associate Dean for Research…

July 15, 2003

NIH Grant Awarded to the Department of Pharmaceutics for study on how pregnant women handle drugs

The UW Department of Pharmaceutics won an unprecedented grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will enable UW…

July 12, 2003

Drs. Ho and Gibaldi Team Up on Landmark Therapeutics Book

For the first time, a comprehensive study of biotechnology and biopharmaceuticals has been completed by two luminaries in pharmaceutical sciences,…