Global Partnerships and Programs

Faculty at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy have established partnerships with other educators, researchers, and organizations around the world.

China

Jia Bei Wang, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
In a project titled "Development of I-THP as New Medication for Drug Addiction," Wang and her colleagues in China will perform pre-clinical and small-scale safety and efficacy studies of the compound I-tetrahydropalmatine (I-THP), a molecule originally discovered in the extract of Chinese herbs, as a treatment for cocaine addiction.

Germany

Alexander MacKerell, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Working with Walter Thiel from the Max-Planck-Institut fur Kohlenforschung in Germany, MacKerell and his colleagues are implementing a new mathematical model for chemicals into Thiel's ChemShell program.

Multinational

Robert Beardsley, RPh, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
Beardsley collaborated with Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, FAPhA, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, to plan the 2014 Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) pharmacist conference in Baltimore.

Alexander MacKerell, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
MacKerell is involved in collaborations with researchers around the world in the development of a computational chemistry program known as CHARMM. These researchers are involved in the ongoing development and maintenance of this program.

C. Daniel Mullins, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
Mullins is an active member of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). He has conducted a series of trainings for this organization in different countries around the world to help participants understand the importance of health economics.

Julie Zito, BSPharm, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
Zito's collaborations with international specialists in mental health services have produced pharmacoepidemiologic studies to compare psychotropic medication patterns in youth from the US, Britain, Denmark, Germany, and Netherlands:

Sweden

Alexander MacKerell, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
To better understand the structural properties of carbohydrates, MacKerell and his colleagues have been collaborating with Göran Widmalm at Stockholm University in Sweden. Widmalm's team has been completing the experimental studies that MacKerell's team uses to compare with their computational studies.

Thailand

Edward Moreton, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Moreton is coordinator of the US-Thai Consortium for Development of Pharmacy Education in Thailand at the School of Pharmacy, which fosters a formal link between schools of pharmacy in the United States and schools of pharmacy in Thailand to enhance the academic, research, and clinical programs of Thailand's schools of pharmacy.

Uganda

C. Daniel Mullins, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
In 2012, Mullins worked with colleagues at Makerere University in Uganda to publish a paper about the cost-effectiveness of tuberculosis therapies available in Uganda.