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Gel loaded with cancer-fighting cells keeps tumors in check after surgery in mice

April 26, 2021

The proof-of-concept experiments demonstrate that these gels could help battle cancer at a critical moment: when a tumor has been removed but malignant cells continue to lurk after surgery, ready to grow back.

Health tool significantly reduces medication over-prescription, improving patient safety

April 9, 2021

A new study from a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found that the e-prescribing tool CancelRx more than doubled the proportion of successfully discontinued medications, from 34 percent to 93 percent, at UW Health, a major health system in Wisconsin.

UW–Madison pioneers master’s program in therapeutic use of psychoactive drugs

March 23, 2021

The fully online program will equip graduates to be future leaders in the field of therapeutic development and deployment of psychedelics, entheogens, cannabinoids and other psychoactive substances.

Study led by UW doctor finds analyzing DNA in urine could help detect cancer

February 19, 2021

Currently, cancers are detected using more invasive methods. Urinalysis has long been used to manage many diseases and disorders, but not cancer.

Measuring the pancreas’s protein landscape assists diabetes and cancer research

February 18, 2021

New research aims to measure the pancreas’s entire suite of proteins. Ultimately, that data will advance research on pancreatic diseases like pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, or diabetes.

New effective and safe antifungal isolated from sea squirt microbiome

November 19, 2020

The new molecule was discovered in the microbiome of a sea squirt from the Florida Keys as part of an effort to identify novel antimicrobials from understudied ecosystems.

New Faculty Focus: Quanyin Hu

October 29, 2020

"I particularly like the layout of the medical campus — UW put all the hospitals, School of Medicine and Public Health, School of Nursing, and the School of Pharmacy together. This is a brilliant idea, because medical research needs extensive collaboration."

Growth continues for veterinary clinic supporting homeless and low-income pet owners

February 28, 2020

The clinic has relocated to a larger facility and added surgical and dentistry procedures to their roster of veterinary medical services and an x-ray unit and in-house laboratory testing. A grant will allow the hiring of additional staff, support low- to no-cost veterinary care for Dane County pets, and facilitate additional training and education of School of Veterinary Medicine students.

This beetle got a boost when it partnered up with antifungal bacteria

February 27, 2020

In new research, scientists in the UW–Madison School of Pharmacy reveal the genetic history of this beetle-bacteria partnership. This kind of genetic detective work can help researchers decide where and how to look for new drugs.

PharmD students launch Pegasus Health Apps to improve cancer care

February 6, 2020

The company has created a mobile app that would allow patients and their specialty pharmacies to track their oral chemotherapy treatment cycles and side effects, ensuring optimal management of their care.

Pharmacy students lead training to educate and empower Alzheimer’s caregivers

January 23, 2020

PharmD students in the Phi Lambda Sigma student organization are helping caregivers with in-person training that not only walks through some techniques for safe medication adherence and administration, but also where to find community resources for additional support and how to preserve their own wellbeing.

New pharmaceutical degree to meet needs of regional employers

January 22, 2020

The Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Applied Drug Development degree prepares students for in-demand jobs across the region spanning from Minneapolis through Madison to Chicago.

Videos, music on tablets boost moods of dementia patients and caregivers

September 3, 2019

A pilot study analyzed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy finds that dementia patients given access to tablets loaded with apps for photos and music, and common apps such as YouTube, experience more positive moods.

Wisconsin Medicaid expansion lowered antidiabetic drug costs 70%

July 1, 2019

A new UW–Madison study shows that Wisconsin Medicaid’s 2014 coverage expansion had a tremendous impact on making antidiabetic drugs more affordable for one of the state’s populations that needs them most: childless adults with low income.

A pharmacist-driven intervention to help veterans breathe easier

February 20, 2019

The service led by a UW–Madison pharmacy professor helps veterans who need it most, when they’ve recently been discharged from the hospital or emergency room with an exacerbation, he says.

Program focuses on preparing pharmacy students in rural areas

February 5, 2019

“The rural focus is beneficial because there are more job openings in rural areas, and many students want to take their skills back to their hometowns,” says Professor Mara Kieser.

Microbes hitched to insects provide a rich source of new antibiotics

February 1, 2019

A UW–Madison research team found that insect-borne microbes often outperformed soil bacteria in stopping some of the most common and dangerous antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

New Faculty Focus: Jason Peters

October 30, 2018

Pharmacy researcher faces the gravity of upcoming antibiotic resistance crisis — we will soon be out of weapons to fight resistant bacterial pathogens — and focuses on identifying new weaknesses in these pathogens that can be exploited by drugs.

New business-focused pharmacy concentration meets a growing need for healthcare leaders

October 16, 2018

School of Pharmacy PharmD students can now take a new Pharmacy Operations and Technology Management concentration that will provide health care business fundamentals and build critical leadership skills.