College of Pharmacy

UI Engineering professor Fatima Toor (right) and her student researchers Logan Nichols, left, and Wenqi Duan, center, discuss the results of a photo they took using an infrared camera. Toor is developing an inexpensive device to test for particular types

Solar cells show promise for cancer testing

UI engineer creates startup to explore manufacturing, marketing the product
Advanced Silicon Technology is a semifinalist in the SPIE Startup Challenge, a prestigious startup competition. University of Iowa professor Fatima Toor will travel to San Francisco Feb. 13 through 18 to present the company to contest officials.

UI recognized for excellence in pain education

NIH selects university to help improve pain education for health professional students
The UI is one of  11 Centers for Excellence in Pain Education selected by the National Institutes of Health Pain Consortium. The  centers will help improve pain education for undergraduate and graduate health professional students. 

Study identifies liver-generated hormone that regulates 'sweet tooth'

A new University of Iowa-led study, published in "Cell Metabolism," has identified a hormone that appears to be linked to sugar cravings and consumption. The research could improve diet and help diabetic and obese patients.

Hypertension With help from pharmacists, better blood pressure costs $22

A pharmacist-physician collaborative effort to control blood pressure among a diverse group of patients was considered cost-effective, with a $22 price tag to increase the hypertension control rate by 1 percent, according to new research from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.

Mind the GAP

UI awards $625,000 in funding to help faculty members turn inventions into businesses
A desalination device that also creates electricity and a screening system to detect symptoms of delirium are among the University of Iowa faculty inventions that were awarded a total of $625,000 in gap funding by the University of Iowa Research Foundation.

Honors Brownlee accomplishments recognized

Michael Brownlee, ’01 PharmD, was the recipient of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy’s Genesis Award. Brownlee is Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Clinical Associate Professor at the UI College of Pharmacy, as well as Associate Director and Chief Pharmacy Officer of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Honors Forbes named honorary alumnus

John Forbes, owner and operator of the Medicap Pharmacy in Urbandale, was presented with the UI College of Pharmacy’s Honorary Alumni Award. Forbes is a legislator in the Iowa House of Representatives where he serves on the Appropriations, Commerce, and Local Government committees, and Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee.