SimMan 3G (also known as "Simon" to the pharmacy students) provides students with a safe learning environment in helping students get comfortable with some real life situations they may be faced with in their professional career.
Simon is a life-size robot that can talk, cry, sweat, bleed, convulse, breathe, and do any number of other things that humans do when our bodies are malfunctioning.
Faculty Members Establish Collaborative Diabetes Clinic
Grant Funding: The impact of a pharmacist-run diabetes self-management program on patient self-management activation and healthy behavior in an underserved patient population. Funded by the 2010 ACCP Ambulatory Care PRN Grant.
Within the last year, three pharmacist faculty members (Drs. Ernsthausen, Dauterman and Perry) at The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy have collaborated with the Wood County Health Department (WCHD) in Bowling Green, Ohio to establish a pharmacist-physician diabetes collaborative practice clinic as a part of the Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative (PSPC). The PSPC program was developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of PSPC is to integrate evidence-based clinical pharmacy services into the care and management of high-risk, high-cost, complex patients.
Dr. Arindam Basu, Involved in Various Research Projects
Analysis and evaluation of compounded topical product stability – The project involves the stability studies of eight APIs in six compounded topical preparations stored in room temperature and also under refrigeration for sixty days. Amount $5,000; Status- Funded; Funding Agency- Medisca Pharmaceutique Inc., Canada (October, 2009).
Basu Sarkar, Arindam; Speidel, Jonathon and Bhatt, Gopal. “Stability Studies on Compounded Topical Steroid Preparations”. Journal of American Pharmacists Association, March/April, 2011.
Basu Sarkar, Arindam; Speidel, Jonathon and Bhatt, Gopal. “Stability Studies on Compounded Topical Local Anesthetic Preparations”. Journal of American Pharmacists Association, March/April, 2011.
Analysis and evaluation of compounded topical product stability-Part II – The project involves the stability studies of twenty three APIs in thirty seven compounded topical preparations stored in room temperature and also under refrigeration for ninety days. Amount $65,000; Status- Funded; Funding Agency- Medisca Inc., USA (July, 2010).
Appointed adjudicator of the dissertation titled “Development of Fast Dissolving Tablet for Neurological Disorders” submitted in partial fulfillment of the award of Degree of Doctor of Philosophy by Ms. Uma A. Patel, under the Guidance of Dr. Bijaya Ghosh (major advisor), Vinayaka Missions University, Salem, Tamilnadu, India, July 2010.
First Wood County Hospital Brown Bag Event
Fifth-year pharmacy students from The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy assisted with the first Wood County Hospital Brown Bag event. Wood county residents were invited to attend a brief presentation by Todd Leopold, RPh, of Wood County Hospital, and to bring their home medications for review by a pharmacist or pharmacy student. Dr. Debra Parker, Dr. Brad Shinn and Assistant Dean John Stanovich also assisted with the event.
According to Todd Leopold, "The program was a huge success; we had 30 satisfied customers. The students represented the pharmacy program at The University of Findlay very well; their professionalism and intellect was very impressive. They also showed great compassion and generosity to the patients. I have received many compliments about the program, and I have been asked several times - "When are we doing the Brown Bag Day again?" I would like this to be an anual event with The University of Findlay. Everyone did a great job! I look forward to working with The University of Findlay more in the future."
Other Points of Pride
Dr. Pat Malone and John Stanovich are currently working on the fifth edition of Drug Information - A Guide for Pharmacists
Dr. Pat Malone is an editor for Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice. A previous edition of this book was the only pharmacy book until that time that won the American Medical Writers Association Award given to nonphysician publications.
"Our pharmacy students conducted a very successful health screening day at the Findlay Mall" - The University of Findlay Faculty
"Congratulations to Dr. BasuSarkar who has recently became a member of NIH grant review group and completed one grant review" - The University of Findlay Faculty
"A number of UF Faculty Members will be giving presentations on Medication Therapy of Diabetes and Topical Pain Management at the Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference in Washington, D.C." -The University of Findlay Faculty
Earlier this spring, students and faculty members from the College of Pharmacy participated in Medication Collection Day, a joint effort of the City of Findlay Health Department, Water Pollution Control and the Findlay City Police Department, as well as the Hancock County Community Partnership.