Texas A&M College of Pharmacy joins forces with Lichtenstein Foundation to stop diabetes in its tracks
The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy is collaborating with the Morris L. Lichtenstein Jr. Medical Research Foundation and Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi to combat diabetes. Mahua Choudhury, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy, will spearhead the project, which seeks to predict the early onset of diabetes and could make a noticeable difference in preventive treatment protocols for the disease.
The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy dean was elected to serve as chair-elect for International Commission for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. In this role, he serves with site evaluation teams to improve and certify programs at colleges of pharmacy around the world and will represent the International Commission as chair beginning in February 2016.
Texas A&M pharmacy students, in collaboration with other health professionals, combat preventable diseases by providing free health screenings at Project SHINE (Service & Help through Interprofessional Networking Experience), targeting low-income, border communities in South Texas. The students received a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield in the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative to provide free flu shots for the community.
Researcher at Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy aims to create nanocarriers that directly target cancerous cells while bypassing healthy ones. The design of his nanocarrier can specifically target the cancer-specific enzyme, efficiently enter the cancerous cells and then release the drug inside. The researcher was recognized in a global award for his novel research.
The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy will offer an elective to students in substance abuse Advance Pharmacy Practice Experiential (APPE) rotations at the South Texas Substance Abuse Recovery Services (STSARS) in Corpus Christi as an option for professional student pharmacists who are interested in treating addictions.