Faculty and students in the PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC) program are making headlines at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and beyond.

Recent Program News:

PSC Alumni Return to School of Pharmacy for Inaugural Grad Gathering PSC Alumni Return to School of Pharmacy for Inaugural Grad Gathering
Date Published: December 8, 2015
First-of-its-kind event brings alumni from the PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC) program together to reconnect with the School and discuss career experiences with current graduate students.
School of Pharmacy Sees Unparalleled Growth in Research Funding School of Pharmacy Sees Unparalleled Growth in Research Funding
Date Published: December 7, 2015
New grants and contracts from a multitude of non-profit and government organizations, as well as the private sector, help the School of Pharmacy achieve the highest funding increase among all professional and graduate schools at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
CERSI Symposium Highlights Use of Biomarkers in Drug Development CERSI Symposium Highlights Use of Biomarkers in Drug Development
Date Published: August 28, 2015
More than 500 researchers from academia, government, and industry gather to gain perspective on biomarker development and the application of biomarkers in preclinical and clinical research.
SOP Orientation Sets Expectations for New Students SOP Orientation Sets Expectations for New Students
Date Published: August 25, 2015
Incoming Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and graduate students participate in week of fun, informative activities to gain familiarity with the School and campus community.
UMB Conducts First-of-a-Kind Study on Bioequivalency of Anti-Epileptic Drug UMB Conducts First-of-a-Kind Study on Bioequivalency of Anti-Epileptic Drug
Date Published: August 14, 2015
Collaborative study helps validate effectiveness of FDA’s bioequivalence standard, showing no significant differences between major brand name and generic medication used to treat patients with epilepsy.

Recent Student Awards:

Lee Chen


Lee Chen received the 2015 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Graduate Student Research Award.
Tanvi Deshpande


Tanvi Deshpande received an AstraZeneca travel award to attend the AAPS annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., where she will also present a poster.
Louise Djapgne

Louise Djapgne received a travel award from the American Society for Microbiology to attend the Pseudomonas Conference for which she was also selected to give a presentation.
Brandy Garzel

Brandy Garzel received a travel award and delivered a talk titled "Mechanistic Insight into Metformin-Mediated Repression of the Bile Salt Export Pump (BSEP; ABCB11)" at the Gordon Research Conference on Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity.
Ramon Martinez


Ramon Martinez received a Meyerhoff Graduate Fellowship as part of the Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program for 2015-2016.