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UC COSMETIC SCIENCE PROGRAM GROWS 887%, BECOMING LARGEST IN THE NATION

DEAN'S MESSAGE

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As the 4th oldest college of pharmacy in the nation, our college has a rich legacy of innovation and impact. UC President Dr. Neville Pinto reminded us of this legacy at our college’s hooding and recognition ceremony earlier this year: “Cincinnati is one of the birthplaces of the clinical pharmacy movement, where pharmacists left the basements of our nation’s hospitals to provide direct patient care, often going on rounds with physicians.” It is my hope that you will enjoy reading my new annual report, where you will read about our latest innovations and the impact of our faculty, students and alumni.

“DEAN MAC”
Neil MacKinnon, BSc (Pharm), MSc (Pharm), PhD
Dean and Professor I James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy

ACADEMIC INNOVATION

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The first cohort of second-year PharmD students in the pediatric certificate track: (left to right) Luna Shi, Lucy Gaynor, Morgan Walko, Lin Alhennawi, Ashley Roll

INNOVATIVE CURRICULAR REDESIGN:
FOUR-YEAR IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW PHARMD CURRICULUM, FIRST REDESIGN IN A DECADE

Our PharmD curriculum is designed to keep up with the rapidly evolving profession of pharmacy. Changes to the curriculum include new courses, such as clinical pharmacogenomics, modified basic science courses with a stronger foundation in immunology and pharmacogenomics, more time devoted to key practice issues, such as provider status, and an increase in the exposure to ability-based courses such as pharmacy practice skills development. The new curriculum also includes a new, exciting partnership with the College of Medicine whereby medical students and pharmacy students are learning and applying key principles in collaborative practice and team-based care in a required, didactic course format. There are also modifications to the experiential program, which include an introductory pharmacy practice experience that “immerses” the student in a practice site for two weeks. The new curriculum will be fully implemented in fall 2020.

ACADEMIC INNOVATION:
NEW CERTIFICATE IN PEDIATRICS

We have partnered with Cincinnati Children’s to offer doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students the opportunity to earn a certificate in pediatrics. “In our research, we found colleges that offer a pediatric track, however we did not come across any other schools/colleges of pharmacy that offer the certificate during doctoral training,” says Brad Hein, PharmD, the pharmacy college’s associate dean for professional education and assessment. Candidates can earn this certificate while continuing their normal plan of study at no additional cost or delay. PharmD students may choose between pediatrics and drug development. The college is also pursuing certificate opportunities in working with underserved populations, leadership and health care law.

EXPANDING OUR GLOBAL REACH

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Xiamen, China – home to Xiamen University, UC’s partner in our pioneering MSDD drug development program

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STUDENTS IN THE UC/XIAMEN MSDD PROGRAM POSE WITH PROFESSOR JEFF GUO

XIAMEN, CHINA: FIRST CLASS GRADUATES IN UC AND XIAMEN UNIVERSITY JOINT DRUG DEVELOPMENT MASTER’S PROGRAM

The first international cohort of students in UC’s Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences with Drug Development Specialization (MSDD) program graduated this spring. Their year on UC’s campus was the second year of their joint degree program with China’s Xiamen University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

This first of its kind program was based on the College of Pharmacy’s innovative MS with Emphasis in Drug Development to instruct professionals and researchers in the approval process for new drugs and medical devices. “The scientific, regulatory, and business aspects, all put together in one,” as Program Director Dr. Pankaj Desai sums it up. Desai partnered with Dr. Jianfei (Jeff) Guo, professor of pharmacoeconomics, and a team of 35 from the College of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s and regional industries.

The joint degree program with Xiamen University was established in 2017. “It’s probably one of the finest institutions right now in China,” says Desai.

STUDENTS STUDY ABROAD: AUSTRALIA

STUDENTS STUDY ABROAD: AUSTRALIA

SUMMER 2019 STUDY ABROAD: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Associate Professor and Experiential Director Michael Doherty, PharmD, accompanied 10 pharmacy students to Sydney, Australia, on the college’s first faculty-led study abroad trip. While there, students shadowed at two hospital pharmacies and several community pharmacies, and also visited pharmacy classes and students at the University of Sydney.

COSMETIC SCIENCE

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MS Cosmetic Science students Bria Phair (left) and Lisa Stevens (right)

PROGRAM PROFILE:
COSMETIC SCIENCE PROGRAM EXPANDS 887%

Since 2013, our Cosmetic Science program has grown 887%, reaching an enrollment of 142 in August 2019. In the new 4 + 1 program, jointly developed with the UC College of Arts and Sciences, a student can graduate with a BS in Chemistry or Biology and an MS in Cosmetic Science in 5 years. This program includes a co-op for the undergraduate students during their junior and senior years. Cosmetic Science is an interdisciplinary area grounded in multiple pure sciences. Entering the job market, graduates have an edge over those with degrees in pure sciences, as they are industry-ready on day one.

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ALUMNI PROFILE:
KELLY DOBOS (’12), COSMETICS TECHNICAL MANAGER, AMERICAS, SUN CHEMICAL

Sun Chemical’s Kelly Dobos, a Technical Manager for Cosmetics in the Americas region and current president of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, serves on the board of advisors for the college. Dobos has nearly 17 years of experience as a cosmetic chemist with expertise in skin care and makeup formulation. She holds a master’s degree of pharmaceutical science with a concentration in cosmetic science from UC (’12) and works with students in a mentorship role and teaches the colorant portion of the survey in cosmetic science class in the newly created BS-MS program.

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OUR FACULTY AND ALUMNI HELP CREATE ENDURING BRANDS:

  • Jergens Nourishing Honey - Lynnette Greber, Pharmacy 2018
  • Bioré Blue Agave - Eliza Wilder, A&S 2014, Pharmacy 2016
  • Skintimate Coconut Delight - Stacie Cobb, Pharmacy 2017

EXPONENTIAL IMPACT

EXPONENTIAL IMPACT

Scholarship recipients Prince Ampem of Toledo, Ohio and Grace Phan of Cincinnati, Ohio

GIFTS + SCHOLARSHIPS

UC college awards most scholarships ever as donations surge

CINCINNATI BUSINESS COURIER Barrett J. Brunsman, Aug 29, 2019

SCHOLARSHIPS, DONATIONS HIGHEST IN HISTORY FOR UC COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

Our new streamlined scholarship application process resulted in a record number of scholarship applicants and scholarships awarded. 80 students applied for scholarship assistance for 15 scholarships totaling $147,000 for the 2019-20 academic year.

Scholarships can be based on many factors: academics, diversity, service, need and/or leadership, with committees dedicated to each topic. Previously, there was not a systematic application process. “The new process provides a standardized, electronic application.” according to Kelly Epplen, PharmD, associate dean of admissions.

Scholarship amounts vary dependent on factors such as grade point average, and range from $1,000 per year to $5000 per year, which is the highest amount awarded.

First-year student Prince Ampem of Toledo, Ohio received $5,000 per academic year from the Koffenberger Scholarship, one of two scholarships available to first-year students. One Koffenberger scholarship is awarded to an incoming student each year. Recipients must be Ohio residents who demonstrate academic excellence and potential for future scholarship. “It will not only be of great help to lighten my financial burden, but will also motivate me to study harder and excel academically,” says Ampem.

The second scholarship available to first-year students is the Gayle Hoblitzell scholarship. First-year student Grace Phan of Cincinnati was awarded $1,500 from this fund and Phan says that “every bit counts, no matter the amount. Now with $1,500 I don’t have to worry about books or the accrued loan interest on that amount,” she says.

Impact GIFTS + SCHOLARSHIPS 10 11 CINCINNATI BUSINESS COURIER BARRETT J. BRUNSMAN, AUG 29, 2019 The increase is due to growth in the generosity of donors, says development director Brian Hurst. The college has seen a substantial increase in both the number of endowments and the total value. Since 2013 the value of the college’s endowments has increased from $10.7 million to $12.5 million in 2019.

“A nearly two million dollar increase in five years for a small college is very remarkable and says a lot about the importance our donors place on making a pharmacy education financially attainable for our students,” says Hurst.

TIMELINE

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

A Legacy of healthcare innovation and impact since 1819

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1ST ANTIHISTAMINE BENADRYL (George Rieveschl)

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1ST HEART-LUNG MACHINE (Samuel Kaplan, Leland Clark, James Helmsworth)

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1ST ORAL LIVE POLIO VACCINE (Albert Sabin)

A CULTURE OF INVENTION

Drug Products developed by UC Faculty / alumni

  • ASPERCREME - George Sperti
  • PREPARATION H - George Sperti
  • AUXILIARY RX LABELS - Dick Wuest
  • JERGENS BODY BUTTER - Lynnette Greber
  • CANNRESCUE - Nicole McCardy
  • BIORÉ CHARCOAL, BLUE AGAVE - Eliza Wilder
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PURELL ADVANCED AND PURELL FOAM (Kelly Dobos)

Program Innovations

  • 1ST BS/MS CO-OP PROGRAM IN COSMETIC SCIENCE
  • 1ST GRADUATE PROGRAM IN COSMETIC SCIENCE
  • ONE OF THE BIRTHPLACES OF CLINICAL PHARMACY
  • 1+1 MS PROGRAM IN DRUG DEVELOPMENT WITH XIAMEN UNIVERSITY
  • 1ST PHARMACY SCHOOL WEST OF PENNSYLVANIA

Research Impact

  • RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP WITH CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, RANKED #3 FOR NIH FUNDING AMONG PEDIATRIC HOSPITALS
  • A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE NEW SKIN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COLLABORATIVE: research.uc.edu/s2tc
  • 2018-19 WAS THE TOP YEAR IN THE HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE FOR RESEARCH FUNDING
  • THE COLLEGE ROSE 26 SPOTS IN THE AACP RESEARCH RANKINGS FROM 2018 TO 2019
  • GEORG WEBER NEW PATENT
  • A PARTNER IN THE CCTST: cctst.uc.edu/about
  • NEIL MACKINNON, PhD “DEAN MAC” Dean since 2013, Klout Score of 64 (measure of social media impact) is highest among U.S. Pharmacy deans Handle is @RxDeanMac

GRADUATES

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CLASS OF 2019 PHARMD

Emily Abner, Carly Adams, Sydney Allen, Saba Amiri, Kwadwo Asamoah, Kori Asante, Abigail Ballard, Brittany Bennett, Brandon Blake, Andrew Blank, Michael Blewett, Madison Bluemel, Jessica Brewer, Dezmond Brown, Thomas Brownfield, Richard Victor Brunner III, Alaina Camblin, Gino Cannell, Tyler Carroll, Alaina Chou, Nicholas Collins, Curtis Crabtree, Catherine Cyriac, Allisa Davis, Alec Diehl, Monique Donald, Alexis Dunlap, Zachary Fettman, Lytle Germann, Matthew Gibson, Joseph Giovanetti, Nicholas Gray, Brandon Herrmann, Brian Hostetler, Elizabeth Howell, Samuel Huheey, Taylor James, Anastassia Jenjebir, Anne Marie Kelsey, Alex Klaus, Maria Kling, Nathan Korczynski, Mark Krug, Ethan Kursim, Eric Lamping, Katherine Lentz, Jessie Lipstreuer, Kristen E Looney, Morgan Main, Kelsey Marciano, Kellie Marshall, Christopher Marsman, Mallory Masoni, Brent Mayfield, Megan McCarthy, Erica McDonald, Meghan McMahon Brook McQuitty, Xiao Mei, Tara R K B Menkhaus, Alex Meredith, Tommy Montgomery, Lyndsey Mudd, Madison Nelis, Phuong Nguyen, Paul Nguyen, Chinyere Nkwocha, Zachary Obert, Meghan O'Keefe, Omowaleola Omosebi, Emily Pardi, Mitesh Patel, Thanh Phan, Nhat Long Phan, Mandy Radulea, Lindsey Robison, Amanda Roll, Brooke Kasey Schiff, Joseph Schum, Nathan Sexton, Colin Sinclair, Samantha Stander, William Steele, Lauren Steele, Ann Marie Stoll, Michael Svec, Kaitlin Szczur, Bethany Tabeling, Anna Ulyshen, Tri Minh Van, Raphael Vayntraub, Jingyi Wang, Noemi Wood, Ashley Wright, Kevin Zalac

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

DECEMBER 2018: Yihong Deng

APRIL 2019: Priyanka Arora, Stephanie A.V. Morris

MASTER OF SCIENCE

AUGUST 2018: Taylor Mathis

APRIL 2019: Zahra Almarhoon, Mohammed Alsultan, Liyuan Ji

MASTER OF SCIENCE: Drug Development

APRIL 2019: Yiyu Chen, Elizabeth Froese, Yao Liu, Chenyu Zou, Stephanie Zeidan, Cheng Zhong

MASTER OF SCIENCE: Cosmetic Science

AUGUST 2018: Montalee Chavious, Eunice Cofie, Adam Delson, Lynnette Greber, Alexa Guest, Michael Mastell, Kia Montgomery, Taylor Sabol,Andrea Waggoner

DECEMBER 2018: Aderonke Dawotola, Meixian Li, Stepan Mkryan, Christopher Rosenthal, Todd Shea, Elisabeth Stevens, Erica Tuttle, Tanya Uddin

APRIL 2019: Mustafa Dawood, Carolina Denman, Erika Palomino, Shayma Shams

MASTER OF SCIENCE: Pharmacy Leadership

DECEMBER 2018: Peter Shea

APRIL 2019: Sarah Hines, Nicholas Michel

AUGUST 2019: Tabitha Dillinger, Rachel Guggemos

ALUMNI IMPACT

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RYAN MARABLE, PHARMD ‘13

Marable is a pharmacist with The Kroger Company, where he currently serves as Pharmacy Manager. A 2013 graduate, he has two years of clinical practice experience as a Patient Care Pharmacist leading the Diabetes & Hypertension Coaching Program for Kroger Pharmacy. Marable has committed his personal and professional life to the service of others and his major focus area is on underrepresented community populations through service leadership. He currently serves on the board of the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) as President-Elect, Interim President of the Cincinnati Pharmaceutical Association (CinPhA), and is a proud member of the local Cincinnati alumni chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The foundation of his career was built at UC, and he pays it forward by connecting alumni to engaging opportunities with the college and profession, and coaching students of pharmacy through strategic mentoring.

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IN MEMORIAM 1947-2018: ROBERT J. CLUXTON, JR., PHARMD ’70, ’72

ROBERT J. DESALVO AWARD

For nearly 50 years, the pharmacy profession has benefited from the dedication of Dr. Robert Cluxton. After earning his doctorate from UC in 1972, Bob started his career as a United States Public Health Service officer before working with the FDA and National Institutes of Health Clinical Center’s Department of Pharmacy. Since 1974, he served as faculty for UC, moving through the ranks to Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Family Medicine. His research on Health Outcomes, Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias led to dozens of grants, publications, and presentations contributing to the profession on national and international levels. Bob has supported the American Association University Professors, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and the State of Ohio’s Department of Human Services. Bob’s accolades include this year’s Alois Alzheimer Foundation Pursuit of Excellence Award and the Ohio Health Care Association Professional Achievement Award for Independent Practitioner of the Year in 2010.

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LEAH E. FULLER, PHARMD ’09

GRADUATE OF THE LAST DECADE (GOLD) AWARD

Dr. Leah Fuller offers an extraordinary example of servant leadership in her roles of Patient Care Manager with the Kroger Company and Residency Preceptor with an emphasis on community pharmacy. Her passion for education is displayed through her faculty position with UC, participation in the American Pharmacists Association Diabetes Faculty Training Program, and as a Certified Diabetes Educator. Leah is active with the American Diabetes Association’s Camp Korelitz and Tour de Cure, earning the title of Top Fundraiser for several years. She was honored in 2016 with the Gary Wilcox Champion to Stop Diabetes Award and was recently recognized by the American Health Counsel with the Best in Medicine Award. She is also involved as a volunteer with Crossroads Church, participating in local and international service projects.

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DANIEL J. HEIN ’87

ARTHUR C. GLASSER AWARD

Daniel Hein’s consistent generosity and enthusiasm create an enhanced experience for faculty and students. Upon graduating with his BS in Pharmacy from UC in 1987, Dan became a Pharmacy Manager with Walgreens, then worked as a District Pharmacy Supervisor from 1999-2015. He’s currently a Walgreens Area Healthcare Supervisor. Dan serves on the Dean’s Board of Advisors, assisting with the Continuing Education Committee, Curriculum Committee and Diversity Council. He continues to pay it forward by volunteering for admissions interviews and teaching as an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice. Dan has helped facilitate Walgreens’ annual support of diversity scholarships and has personally supported the White Coat Sponsorship Program, the Dean Joseph F. Kowalewski Pharmacy Practice Instructional Fund, the Wuest Pharmacy Practice Fund, and the Dr. Robert E. Lee Endowment Fund.

RESEARCH IN ACTION

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Professor Kevin Li, PhD, in his lab on the UC medical campus

The college has particular expertise in the areas of skin, hair and nail. This includes developmental biology, topical and transdermal delivery, prediction of skin barrier function, and safety and efficacy evaluation of cosmetic products. This research overlaps with the broader program carried out campus wide by the Skin Science & Technology Center at UCRI and also aligns with the teaching program in cosmetic science.

UC PHARMACY RESEARCHERS HAVE THE CHOPS AND A NIH R15 GRANT TO STUDY GUM TISSUE

“Basically, there’s no information on how permeable the tissue is or how drug formulations affect the tissue to effectively deliver the drug for local treatment,” says Kevin Li, PhD. Li is the principal investigator on a federal grant to both study gum tissue and work toward developing an in-home treatment for gum diseases. His study is titled: “Characterization of Gingival Drug Delivery to Improve Local Treatment.”

Li has more than 20 years of experience in drug delivery research including the mechanistic studies of tissue barriers, drug transport modeling and development of physical and chemical techniques to enhance drug delivery for the skin, eye, nail, inner ear and oral cavity. He has more than 100 publications in these research areas. His research has been funded by NIH, Food and Drug Administration and pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

Co-investigators are Gary Kelm, PhD, (Winkle College) and Jerome McMahon, DDS, (UC College of Medicine). Deepak Krishnan, DDS, (UC College of Medicine) will also assist in the project. Undergraduate and graduate students will be involved in the project under the direction of Li and coinvestigators.

AT-A-GLANCE

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HEED AWARD WINNER: Only college of pharmacy to win, presented by the largest and oldest diversity publication in higher education: INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

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ALL-TIME HIGH STUDENT BODY DIVERSITY

$1,169,353 RAISED

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ALL-TIME HIGH ENROLLMENT

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NEW GRADUATE PROGRAM IN PHARMACOGENOMICS AND PERSONALIZED HEALTHCARE

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Scholarship recipients Prince Ampem and Grace Phan pose with the Pharmacy Bearcat statue.

Boldly Bearcat Homecoming 2019

A PARTY 200 YEARS IN THE MAKING

Come back to campus for Homecoming Weekend during our Bicentennial year! Connect with old friends, make new memories, and cheer on the Bearcats to victory.

HOMECOMING WEEKEND

November 8-9

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