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EPSRC grant to revolutionise detection and treatment of life-threatening illnesses

A multi-institutional research team that includes Professors Andreas Schätzlein and Ijeoma Uchegbu (UCL School of Pharmacy) has received £5.7 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for an innovative new five-year project, Raman Nanotheranostics (RaNT) - developing the targeted diagnostics and therapeutics of the future by combining light and functionalised nanoparticles.

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BOPA and PRUK award their 2017 research grant

Terry Ng, Senior Teaching Fellow in Pharmacy Practice was recently awarded the BOPA-PRUK Research Award. The BOPA-PRUK Research Award is a personal research grant of up to £5000 designed to help UK-based pharmacy professionals start their career in pharmacy research.

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Compounds identified by UCL team to target degenerative diseases

Professor Stephen Neidle (Emeritus Professor, UCL School of Pharmacy) and Dr Gary Parkinson at the School have been involved in an important study on the diseases myotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia, in collaboration with the team led by Professor Adrian Isaacs (UCL Institute of Neurology) and a group at Georgia State University, Atlanta USA, led by Professors David Boykin and David Wilson.

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Professor Ian Bates receives the RPS Charter Award

Professor Ian Bates, Professor of Pharmacy Education at UCL and Professor of Integrated Care Education, Whittington Health NHS Trust, a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, has been given the Charter Award by the Society, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the profession.

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UCL Arena Fellow Awards Celebration

UCL Arena Higher Education Academy Senior Fellow and Associate Fellow Awards to SOP’s Staff and Students.

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Anniversary – 175 years of Pharmacy Education

UCL School of Pharmacy celebrated 175 years of Pharmacy Education with an alumni event on 21st September in the form of an evening of joyful reminiscence.

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Acid reflux drug linked to more than doubled risk of stomach cancer

The long term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux, is linked to a more than doubling in the risk of developing stomach cancer, finds research by UCL and The University of Hong Kong.

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A Professor dedicated to helping the medicine go down!

UCL School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce not only the addition of a new female professor, but the first ever position of Chair in Paediatric Pharmaceutics. This is in recognition of Catherine Tuleu’s outstanding contribution and dedication to research in paediatric drug delivery.

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Damien Hirst – the art patron and pharmacy

The British Society for the History of Pharmacy are hosting a lecture on Monday 9th October at the UCL School of Pharmacy. It’s free to attend and non-members are welcome.

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New edition of Aulton's Pharmaceutics now available

Prof Kevin Taylor has co-edited the recently published new edition of Aulton’s Pharmaceutics, the preeminent pharmaceutics undergraduate textbook for MPharm students.

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Frank Fish Memorial Lecture 2017

This year's Frank Fish Memorial Lecture will take place on 11th October 2017 and will be given by Dr Linda Anderson, BPharm, PhD, FRPharmS, FSP.

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Chair of British Pharmacopoeia Commission

Professor Kevin Taylor has been reappointed as the Chair of the British Pharmacopoeia Commission for 4 years from 1st October 2017.

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Pharmacy Centre Launched

A new partnership between UCLH and UCL could transform patient care around the world by making medicines safer and easier to take.

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Pharmacy Research UK awards a record £200k in research fellowship funding

Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) has recently announced their largest ever annual funding award of nearly £200k to support Pharmacy Research. These PRUK personal awards are designed to support those new to research as well as pharmacists leading their first projects, fulfilling one of PRUK’s charitable objectives of developing the pharmacy research leaders of the future.  One of the recipients is a current student, Helen Chang.

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What makes the medicine go down?

Dr Catherine Tuleu is pleased to announce the early release of her paper ‘Can a flavoured spray (Pill Glide) help children swallow their medicines? a pilot study’ in Pediatrics in eFirst pages on November 1st 2016. Its focus is on a swallowing spray can help children experiencing swallowing difficulties to take their tablets and capsules.

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Seminar from School's New Research Clusters for "Age-related medicines development and use" & "Medicines use and optimisation"

Professor Nick Tyler (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering), Co-Chair of UCL Environment Research Domain and Chair of UCL Grand Challenges of Human Wellbeing Working Group, talked about the considerations into medicine management during the design of a living space in his lecture on 26th October 2016 at the UCL School of Pharmacy.

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Frank Fish Memorial Lecture 2016

Traditional medicine is part of the primary health care in many countries of the world – and a large market in Europe, in the form of complementary medicine.

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Higher pregnancy rate in women without appendix and tonsil

A research paper entitled “Association between prior appendectomy and/or tonsillectomy in women and subsequent pregnancy rate: a cohort study” has received wide publicity including in the BBC news.

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Small Molecule Dragons' Den

The Translational Research Office, UCL Business and the Drug Discovery Cluster at UCL are holding a Small Molecule Dragons’ Den event on 7th July 2016.

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Nadia Bukhari made Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

 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.

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Visit of HRH Princess Chulabhorn to the UCL School of Pharmacy

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.

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Monash, UCL, UNC advance PharmAlliance partnership

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.

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UCL School of Pharmacy joins the Fight the Fakes campaign

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.

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