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July 15, 2022

School of Pharmacy faculty members are actively engaged in research that is advancing the field of pharmacy. From rodent behavior to researching vaccine hesitancy, our faculty are making a difference!

  • Our faculty at CUSOP published an article on utilizing an academic success tool for pharmacy students.
  • Dr. Aleda Chen, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, and Dr. Justin Cole, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, published articles addressing vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers and children.
  • Dr. Tim Veenstra, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Pharm.D. students from CUSOP are finding new benefits in tropical fruit.
  • Dr. Zach Jenkins, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, was part of a team that published an evaluation of how antimicrobial pharmacokinetics are taught to pharmacy students across the United States.
  • Drs. Elisha Injeti, Rocco Rotello, and Tim Veenstra, Associate Professors of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Cedarville’s School of Pharmacy, wanted to test how useful a public UV sanitizing station would be to the general public. 
  • Dr. Elisha Injeti, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and his research collaborators have published an article titled “A research update: Significance of cytokine storm and diaphragm in COVID-19″ in Current Research in Pharmacology and Drug Discovery journal (Volume 2, 2021). In this article, the authors reviewed the effects of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in triggering cytokine storm, and its resultant impact on skeletal muscle with a specific focus on the diaphragm as their research on skeletal muscle atrophy came to a stop last year due to COVID-19 lockdown.
  • Dr. McKenzie Grinalds, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, published a manuscript on the use of a tool to help pharmacists identify and address high-alert medications.
  • Drs. Melissa Beck, Denise Jean-Louis, and Samson Amos, Associate Professors of Pharmaceutical Sciences collaborated with a team of students to determine the impact of an herbal product with anti-tumorigenic capacity on rodent behavior.  This study will be presented in poster format at the American Association for Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP Annual Meeting in July.
  • The Center for Pharmacy Innovation regularly posts content on their disruptive healthcare blog focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and new trends in pharmacy practice.

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