Faculty Highlight: Heidi Mansour

How will the expansion and renovation of the Skaggs building help your research or teaching abilities?
"More space and modernized facilities that have the latest cutting edge technologies and innovative structural designs will significantly help my cutting edge research program and enhance research training, recruitment, and teaching with an innovative education learning environment that comes with the expansion and renovation of the Skaggs building."

What courses do you teach?
"I teach in the Graduate Program and in the PharmD program including educating and training graduate students in the doctoral dissertation research and PharmD student researchers through independent study research activities.  At the suggestion of colleagues, I created a new graduate course three years ago at the UA (PHSC 610 SNEDD) that has been very well received by graduate students in PharmSci, Bioscience, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Chemistry/Biochemistry. In the PharmD program, I teach in pharmaceutics/advanced drug delivery/pharmacokinetics in the team-taught course PhPr 802/502 and in my own independent study research courses."

Are you working on any interesting projects, research, or initiatives? Please share.
Dr. Mansour and Dr. Hecker were awarded a two-year research grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) that will fund a project titled "Pre-Clinical Development of a Novel Nrf2-Activator Formulation for the Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis." Read the full article.

What is something most people wouldn't know about you?
"At my elementary school in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, we were the Westside Wildcats. In high school, we were the Sun Prairie Cardinals. So, it is fitting that I am here, as I have been a Wildcat and Cardinal since my childhood."

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