Faculty News

Abstract accepted for Oral Plenary Session

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Mahua Choudhury, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, “Epigenetics and microRNA as a unifying mechanism in severe preeclampsia,” was selected Oct. 1, 2013, for an oral presentation in Oral Plenary Session I which will be on Feb. 6, 2014, in Grand Ballroom A-C at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, La. Choudhury’s abstract received high marks in the blinded peer review process and was considered by the 2014 Program Committee to be of high scientific quality as well as of interest and importance to the overall field of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. From a field of 1,741 abstracts submitted for review, hers was one of only 86 to be singled out for presentation in an Oral Session.

Faculty prepare for OSCEs

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The faculty had a workshop on Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCEs) in with Dr. Deborah Sturpe, associate professor and director of OSCEs at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, a well-known expert who has done extensive research on OSCEs.

nFadi Alkhateeb, Ph.D., associate professor and director of assessment won “Best use of critical thinking (CT) or evidence based teaching (EBT) in research by faculty,” in the Texas A&M Health Science Center 2013 CARE Fair Poster Competition on Oct. 18. Dr. Alkhateeb has been invited to serve as a member of the 14th Annual Texas A&M Assessment Conference Committee in Feb 16-18, 2014, in College Station, Texas.

nAndrea Luce, Pharm.D., is featured on NPR’s Houston Matters segment where she discusses how best to fend off antibiotic-resistant diseases. http://bit.ly/1cmEWgd

nHeather Miller, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy, discusses the importance of Vitamin D and Calcium with WebMD. http://bit.ly/169SWF9

Rabaa Al-Rousan, R.Ph., Ph.D., who joined the department of pharmaceutical science as assistant professor in October, was an NABP Item Writer for the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE) & Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA), NABP Headquarters, Chicago, Ill., October 2013.

nJayshree Mishra, Ph.D., research assistant, received the Gordon Research Travel Scholarship 2013 to present her work at the Gordon Research Conference on Mucosal Health and Diseases at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass.

Jayshree Mishra, Ph.D., research assistant, was an organizing committee member for the Pharmacovigilance-2013, 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacovigilance & Clinical Trials in San Antonio, Texas. She chaired the sessions on “Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics” and “Case reports in Clinical trials.”