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Introducing the Dragons

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Start: Jul 7, 2016 1:00:00 PM
End: Jul 7, 2016 5:00:00 PM

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We are delighted to confirm the names of the Dragons for our Dragons’ Den Event on 7th July 1pm - 5pm.

Nadia Bukhari made Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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Nadia Bukhari2

Fellowship is an honour which recognises those individuals who have attained distinction in their pharmacy career. As Fellowships are based on nominations from Members, they signify the esteem in which the individual is held by his or her peers.

Small Molecule Dragons' Den

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Start: Jul 7, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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The Translational Research Office, UCL Business and the Drug Discovery Cluster at UCL are holding a Small Molecule Dragons’ Den

UCL School of Pharmacy Annual Alumni Reunion 2016

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Probiotic lactobacillis bacteria

On Tuesday 9 February, alumni and friends of the UCL School of Pharmacy gathered to celebrate the School’s recent successes.

JustMilk's Drug Delivery Breast Feeding Aid wins Pitch@Palace!

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Milk

A UCL School of Pharmacy collaboration on a novel infant drug and nutrient breast feeding aid won 1st Place in Pitch@Palace 5.0

Dementia Workshop

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Start: Mar 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

3D Neurons

Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer's Society led initiative which aims to increase dementia awareness and change the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about dementia.

Visit of HRH Princess Chulabhorn to the UCL School of Pharmacy

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During a visit of Professor Dr Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol from Thailand to the UCL School of Pharmacy, research achievement and graduate training needs in the area of natural product science and biodiversity research were discussed.

The Age of Anxiety - Public Engagement Event

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Start: Mar 3, 2016 1:00:00 PM
End: Mar 3, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Puzzlemind

What causes anxiety? How does it affect our minds, bodies and relationships? Can we prevent anxiety? How do anxiety treatments work?

Monash, UCL, UNC advance PharmAlliance partnership

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PharmAlliance, the research, education and practice partnership between three of the world’s most highly-regarded schools of pharmacy – Monash University, University College London and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - has announced its first round of grant funding. Established in March last year, the Alliance enables the partners to pursue new educational, practice and research collaborations to address major international issues in the fields of drug discovery and development, nanomedicine and nanotechnology development, and clinical pharmacology.

2016 UCL School of Pharmacy Annual Lecture

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Brain xray with neurons

Professor John Hardy, along with discussants Dr Simon Ridley and Professor Gill Morgan, gave this year's annual UCL School of Pharmacy lecture to a standing room only audience at the Royal Society.

UCL School of Pharmacy joins the Fight the Fakes campaign

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Pills

UCL has become the first educational institution to partner with Fight the Fakes. The UCL Fight the Fakes Committee is thrilled to announce that UCL School of Pharmacy has officially joined the Fight the Fakes campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of counterfeit medicines. 

Neuroscience Fun Day at Swiss Cottage Library

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Start: Jan 28, 2016 2:00:00 PM
End: Jan 28, 2017 12:00:00 PM

3D Neurons
A six week exhibition exploring the fascinating world of neurons at Swiss Cottage Central Library organised by local artists.

New edition of pharmacy practice text book

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Odd tablet

A revised edition of an undergraduate text book in the area of Pharmacy Practice has been published to reflect the many developments in pharmacy and health policy.

Nearly one in five oral penicillin doses given to children in NHS hospitals may be too high or too low

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Magnified flu virus

Researchers say that many children may be getting an inappropriate dose of antibiotics as doctors use guidelines that just use age, not height and weight, when choosing the level of drugs.

Top Downloaded Pharmacology Open Access Article From UCL School of Pharmacy

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Star anise

Work from the School of Pharmacy is the top downloaded pharmacology open access article on Science Direct published since January 2014.

Ijeoma Uchegbu Appointed UCL’s Pro-Vice Provost for Africa and The Middle East

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Prof Ijeoma Uchegbu

UCL School of Pharmacy Professor has been appointed UCL Pro-Vice Provost for Africa and The Middle East. Professor Uchegbu will work with the Vice Provost International on the delivery of the recently launched Global Engagement Strategy.

UCL-FIP Collaborating Centre produces three new global reports

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Brain cogs

At the 75th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany (29 September - 3 October 2015), the UCL-FIP Collaborating Centre, on behalf of FIP Education Initiatives, released three new global reports describing global pharmacy education and workforce trends.

Ethnopharmacology - a collaborative new book

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Echinacea purpurea plant

A new book released in October 2015 provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art and critical appraisal of research in locally and traditionally used medicinal plants.

Two new books on Medication Safety

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Two new books on Medication Safety have been published – one aimed at researchers and healthcare professionals, and the other at the general public.

Alumna Wins Public Health Pharmacist of the Year

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Flu virus

Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope was awarded the Public Health Pharmacist of the year at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britian's 2015 Awards ceremony on 13th September 2015.  Diane graduated with a PhD from the UCL School of Pharmacy in 2009 and is currently the Pharmacist Lead for Antimicrobial Resistance at Public Health England.

Frank Fish Memorial Lecture

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Start: Oct 9, 2015 3:20:00 PM

Prof Tommy Cheng

On Thursday, 15 October 2015 the fourth Frank Fish Memorial Lecture entitled 'Potential and challenge of traditional Chinese medicine to meet unmet clinical needs' will be given by Professor Tommy (Yung-Chi) Cheng from Yale University. We are delighted that one of the world's leading experts in pharmacology focusing on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) will give this year's lecture.

Review: Summer Awards Ceremonies

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Award Ribbon

Student Choice Teaching Awards - Outstanding Researcher Development category

Professor Frank Kozielski was awarded the Student Choice Teaching Award for the Outstanding Researcher Development category.

Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham forges links with STEM school in Lewisham

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Student with Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham

Following on from Dr Raimi-Abraham’s work with the Nuffield Foundation, she was recently invited to Sydenham School for the grand opening of their new state of the art building where she participated in a series of talks to inspire young women to opt for STEM subjects.

BBC Two ‘Trust Me I’m A Doctor’ highlights quality problems of unregulated food supplements

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Gingko

On 15 July 2015 work at the UCL School of Pharmacy was featured in the BBC Two television series Trust Me, I’m a Doctor. The research group tested more than 70 commonly used food supplements. While herbal medical products registered under the Traditional Herbal Registration (THR) scheme all contained the constituents as claimed, but many of the food supplements were found not to contain any relevant bioactive natural products. In other words, they do not contain what they claim to contain.

Professor Ian Wong joins the UCL School of Pharmacy as Chair in Pharmacy Practice

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Brain Cogs

We are delighted to announce that Professor Ian Wong has taken up the position of Chair in Pharmacy Practice today, 1st July 2015. Until very recently, he was the Head of Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy at University of Hong Kong. Professor Wong was previously appointed between the School of Pharmacy, University of London, and UCL Institute of Child Health to establish the first paediatric pharmacy research centre in the world. The Centre has been recognised as a leading research centre in medicines for children.

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