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2011 Amanda Hope Skolnick Undergraduate Award

The Amanda Hope Skolnick Undergraduate Award is given annually to honor the memory of Amanda Skolnick, who worked as a Laboratory Assistant in the Department of Pharmacology while an undergraduate at ...

2012 Amanda Hope Skolnick Undergraduate Award

The Amanda Hope Skolnick Undergraduate Award is given annually to honor the memory of Amanda Skolnick, who worked as a Laboratory Assistant in the Department of Pharmacology while an undergraduate at ...

Andrew Johnson Defends Thesis

Andrew Johnson successfully passed his Ph.D. examination on Friday, February 17, 2012. His thesis title was "Protection against Angiotensin II-induced Endothelial Dysfunction and Hypertension via Smal...

Dr. Ann Bonham receives UI CCOM Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Ann Bonham ('86 Ph.D. Pharmacology), a former graduate student in the College of Pharmacy and a Pharmacology graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Michael J. Brody, will receive the University...

Benjamin Weidemann receives summer research AHA fellowship

Benjamin Weidemann, an undergraduate student in Justin Grobe's laboratory, received a 2012 summer research American Heart Association Fellowship for his project entitled, "Homeostasis of Glucose Level...

Beth Oberg Defends Thesis

Beth Oberg successfully passed her Ph.D. examination on Friday, November 16, 2012. Her thesis title was "Regulation of Protein Phosphatase 2A by Proteasomal Degradation". Members of her thesis committ...

Caitlin Runne Awarded Best Poster Award

Caitlin Runne, a Pharmacology graduate student in the laboratory of Assistant Professor Songhai Chen was awarded the best poster award at the 50th annual MIKI Medicinal Chemistry meeting held recently...

Songhai Chen receives travel award to attend 2014 AACR Annual Meeting

Songhai Chen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Pharmacology received a Vere D. Wenger Travel Award for his project entitled "WDR26 in advanced breast cancer: a novel regulator of the PI3Kb/AKT pathway." ...

Colin Burnett receives Outstanding Presentation in Pharmacological Research Award

Colin M.L. Burnett, MS (M1) medical student in the laboratory of Assistant Professor, Justin L. Grobe, PhD received the "Outstanding Presentation in Pharmacological Research" award for his presentatio...

Department seeks neuroscience faculty members

The Department of Pharmacology seeks highly qualified applicants for two tenure track faculty positions at the assistant, associate or full professor level in the area of neuroscience. Preferred areas...

Dr. Chen receives DOD Idea Development Award

Dr. Songhai Chen, an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, has received an Idea Development award entitled: "Targeting G-Protein Signaling for the Therapeutics ...

Dr. Songhai Chen receives HCCC Breast Cancer Award

Dr. Songhai Chen, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology received a two-year funding (2/1/2013 - 1/31/2015) from the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Cancer Pilot grant. This funding will suppor...

Dr. Sigmund receives renewal of RPOE designation

Congratulations to Dr. Curt Sigmund for his recent renewed designation as a Carver Research Program of Excellence (RPOE) for 2012-2016. This Trust-funded initiative is intended to recognize meritoriou...

Justin Grobe receives NIH award (R00 phase)

Dr. Justin L. Grobe, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, has received a Pathway to Independence Research Transition award (R00 phase) entitled: “Central Renin-Angiotensin System:...

Grobe/Santillan won Junior Faculty Category at CVC Symposium

Mark K. Santillan, MD won the Junior Faculty Category award during the UI Cardiovascular Research Center Symposium, for his presentation of work performed between the Santillan and Grobe labs on a nov...

Graduate student Stella-Rita Ibeawuchi receives second year position on training grant

Stella-Rita Ibeawuchi, a Ph.D. graduate student in Curt Sigmund’s laboratory, received another year on an Institutional Training Grant entitled, “Predoctoral Training in the Pharmacological Sciences.”

John Man Ma Defends Thesis

John Man Ma successfully passed his Ph.D. examination on Monday, November 25, 2013. His thesis title was "Genetic Determinants of Metabolic Syndrome in Lyon Hypertensive Rats". Members of his thesis c...

Kwitek and Rahmouni funded for second year from the FOEDRC

Drs. Anne Kwitek, Ph.D., and Kamal Rahmouni, Ph.D., Associate Professors of Pharmacology received another year of funding from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. Dr. Kwitek’s proj...

Graduate student Kyle Flippo receives a position on Pain training grant

Kyle Flippp, a Ph.D. graduate student in Stefan Strack's laboratory, received a two-year position on an Institutional Training Grant entitled, "Interdisciplinary Training Program in Pain Research."

Littlejohn and Muta receive travel awards to attend AHA HBPR Conference

Nicole Littlejohn, B.A., graduate student in Dr. Justin Grobe's laboratory, received a travel award for her project entitled "Adipose Angiotensin AT2 Receptors Inhibit Resting Metabolism."

Aaron Mickle receives NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship

Aaron Mickle, an Ph.D. graduate student in DP Mohapatra's laboratory, received a three-year individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health for his projec...

Viviane Muniz Defends Thesis

Viviane Muniz successfully passed her Ph.D. examination on Thursday, November 8, 2012. Her thesis title was "Role of Parf, a Novel Partner of ARF, in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma and in ARF Signal...

Kenjiro Muta graduate student in Rahmouni laboratory receives AHA predoctoral fellowship

Kenjiro Muta, a graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology, has been awarded a Predoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association’s Midwest Affiliate for his project titled “The role o...

New faculty join department

Qi Wu, Ph.D. joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor on Jan 9. His research interests are in the neurobiology of feeding behavior. Dr. Wu is the inaugural hire of the University of Iowa Obesity I...

Dr. Matthew Potthoff receives Carver MRIG

Dr. Matthew Potthoff, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, has been awarded a Carver Medical Research Initiative Grant.  The project, titled “Targeting FGF21 Production as a ...

Dr. Matthew Potthoff awarded Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation Grant

Dr. Matthew Potthoff, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, has been awarded an Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Grant. The project titled “A Novel Therapeutic Approach to ...

Dr. Matthew Potthoff awarded American Diabetes Association Junior Faculty Award

Dr. Matthew Potthoff, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, has been awarded an American Diabetes Association Junior Faculty Award for his project, titled ">Targeting the tran...

Two Pharmacology Faculty receive FOEDRC Awards

Drs. Dawn Quelle, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Pathology and Yuriy Usachev, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesia each received a Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabet...

Sara Reed receives NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship

Sara Reed, an M.D., Ph.D. graduate student in Dawn Quelle’s laboratory, received a three-year individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health for her proj...

Ricardo Peña Silva Defends Thesis

Ricardo Peña Silva successfully passed his Ph.D. examination on Thursday, May 31, 2012. His thesis title was "Cardiovascular Oxidative Stress: Recent Findings on ACE2 and MAO". Members of his thesis c...

Professor Rory Fisher Renews NIH R01 Grant

Dr. Rory Fisher, a professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, has renewed an R01 grant entitled: "Molecular Analysis and Role of RGS6 as a Novel Growth Suppressor" for 5 years...

Graduate students Caitlin Runne and Aaron Mickle receive second year positions on training grant

Caitlin Runne, a Ph.D. graduate student in Songhai Chen’s laboratory, received a two-year position on an Institutional Training Grant entitled, “Interdisciplinary Training Program in Pain Research.”

Sara Francis Receives Sandra H. Barkan Mentor Award

Sara Francis, a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Dawn Quelle, has received the Sandra H. Barkan Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor Award. This award, named for former Associate Dean of the G...

Josephine Schamp received most outstanding entry - Research Week 2013

Josephine Schamp, a graduate student in Dr. Jon Doorn's laboratory, and a trainee on the Pharmacological Sciences Training Grant, received most outstanding entry from the College of Pharmacy category ...

Shannon Harlan Awarded Best Poster Prize

Shannon Harlan, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Kamal Rahmouni, was awarded the best poster award at the University of Iowa Postdoctoral Association (UIPDA) Research Day. ...

UI research may help build a better drug 

Many drugs work by “fixing” a particular biological pathway that’s gone awry in a disease. But sometimes drugs affect other pathways too, producing undesirable side effects that can be severe enough t...

Andrew Slupe and Andrew Shepherd receive Outstanding Poster Awards - Research Week 2012

Andrew Slupe, a graduate student in Dr. Stefan Strack’s laboratory, won for his poster “Catastrophic convergence of multiple regulatory pathways following ischemic injury in neurons”.  The other autho...

Strack receives BSFP Award

Stefan Strack received a pilot grant from the “Biological Sciences Funding Program” (BSFP) to study the role of mitochondria in sensory and pain perception. Entitled “Mitochondrial dynamics in pain”, ...

Two new faculty join department

Justin Grobe, Ph.D. joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor on June 1. His research interests are to define the mechanisms a) by which the brain and systemic renin-angiotensin systems regulate en...

Dr. Qi Wu receives ADA Award

Dr. Qi Wu, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology receives a 3-year award from the American Diebetes Association for his project entitled "Functional Analysis of a GABAergic Circuitry in Control of Appet...