Research Provides Further Insight into Causes of Manganese-Induced Parkinsonism

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September 7, 2021
Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., associate professor in the Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Hamm Centennial Fellow in Pharmacy, and a team of researchers have released new findings defining the first homeostatic regulatory pathway for manganese in mammalian systems. Identifying these pathways opens up new possible options to prevent or treat manganese-induced parkinsonism and other disorders linked to elevated manganese exposure.

Nathan Pope Named New Assistant Dean

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July 2, 2021
Nathan Pope, Pharm.D., BCACP, FACA has been named The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy’s new assistant dean of experiential education and will succeed Jennifer Ridings-Myhra, M.Ed., R.Ph., who plans to work with Dr. Pope through July and August to assist in the transition. The start date for this new role is effective July 1, 2021.

Ridings-Myhra Earns TSHP Distinguished Service Award

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April 16, 2021
Assistant Dean for Experiential and Professional Affairs Jennifer L. Ridings-Myhra, M.Ed., R.Ph. is 2021's recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP). It is the highest honor TSHP can bestow on an individual.

TxCORE Research Wins PhRMA Foundation Award

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April 1, 2021
Three researchers from the College of Pharmacy won an award from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation. Leticia R. Moczygemba, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Carolyn M. Brown, Ph.D. and Michael Johnsrud, Ph.D., R.Ph. were awarded $5,000 from the PhRMA Foundation for their proposal to advance racial and ethnic representation in value assessments.

Cherish Taylor Wins Three Minute Thesis Competition

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November 13, 2020
Neuroscience graduate student Cherish Taylor took home the top prize in the Graduate School’s Three Minute Thesis competition. Taylor is a graduate student in the lab of Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. in the College of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Mukhopadhyay Wins Research Excellence Award

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September 10, 2020
Associate Professor Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. wins the 2020 Co-op Research Excellence Award for Best Paper. The awards are presented each year by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the University Co-operative Society.

2020 Preceptors of the Year

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August 14, 2020
P4 students in each of the college’s five experiential regions chose a local Preceptor of the Year for 2020 based on their rotations during the 2019-20 academic year. Past recipients of the Wm. Arlyn Kloesel Preceptor of the Year award declared Kristin Janzen, Pharm.D. this year’s winner.

Existing drug may help fight against the lethality of E. coli infection

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June 26, 2019
New research from the lab of Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology’s Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. may have discovered a way to repurpose an existing drug to fight the lethality of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections.

Manganese regulation research highlighted as a NIEHS Paper of the Month

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March 29, 2019
Assistant Professor Dr. Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay‘s manganese regulation research was recently featured by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) as one of its Papers of the Month. The findings may be useful for the treatment for parkinsonism caused by manganese poisoning.