Three Student Pharmacists Recognized With Awards At Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium

Three Duquesne University School of Pharmacy student pharmacists won awards at the 14th Annual Duquesne University Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium held last week on-campus and virtually.

Katelyn Grennel Katelyn Grenell, a member of the Class of 2023, won the Office of Research Award for Outstanding Research from the Office of the Provost for the presentation Analysis of Marine Cyanobacteria with Sigma 2 Binding and TNBC Cytotoxicity. In addition to a Pharm.D., Grenell is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, an additional degeree offered through the School of Pharmacy to student pharmacists interested in research. Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Kevin Tidgewell, Ph.D., along with Ph.D. students Andrea Hough and Sahar Mofidi and Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Jane Cavanaugh, Ph.D., advised Grenell.
Sylvia Lombardo

Sylvia Lombardo, a member of the Class of 2022 set to graduate in May, won the Clinical Pharmacy Award for the presentation Well Child Wednesdays: An Interprofessional Pilot-Program to Increase Pediatric Immunizations Post-Covid under the mentorship of Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Autumn Stewart-Lynch, Pharm.D. After graduating with a concentration in ambulatory care next month, Lompbardo plans to complete a PGY1 residency at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona, PA.

Duncan Dobbins

Duncan Dobbins, a member of the Class of 2023, won the Pharmaceutical Science Award for the presentation Engineering Extracellular Vesicles With an Enriched Mitochondrial Load. Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics, Devika S Manickam, Ph.D., and Ph.D. student Kandrap Dave advised Dobbins throughout the research. Dobbins participates in Duquesne University chapters of the Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO) and the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and founded and serves as President of the Duquesne University Chalk Mural Club. Original artwork highlighted the video of the award-winning presentation available on YouTube.

Congratulations Katelyn, Duncan and Sylvia!

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