Pharmacology and Toxicology Department Highlights: July 2019

(July 5, 2019)


Contributions of Hepatic and Intestinal Metabolism to the Disposition of Niclosamide, a Repurposed Drug with Poor Bioavailability. Drug Metabolism and Disposition July 2019, 47 (7) 756-763.


Heidi Mansour, PHD, RPH

  • Poster presentation of "Topical Suramin Diminishes Radiation-induced Oral Mucositis" at the International Association for Dental Research in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. June 19-22, 2019. A collaboration research project with Dean Rick Schnellmann and Dr. Heidi Mansour with her PhD Pharmaceutics grad student, Maria Acosta, at The UA Colleges of Pharmacy & Medicine, Tucson, AZ and Professor Kirk Keithwood at the University of Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Depts of Oral Biology & Oral Oncology, Buffalo, New York. L. Authors include Zhang, F. Liu, A. Lau, M. Acosta, R. G. Schnellmann, H. M. Mansour, and K. Kirkwood.


Heidi Mansour, PHD, RPH

  • A previous Postdoc fellow from the  Mansour Research Group, Dr. Samantha Meenach, PhD, has just been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure at the University of Rhode Island where she holds faculty appointments in the College of Engineering and College of Pharmacy.
  • A previous Postdoc fellow from the  Mansour Research Group, Dr. Scott Silva, MD, PhD,  is now an Assistant Professor & Director in the Dept of Radiation Oncology at Univ of Louisville School of Medicine.

Yin Chen, PhD

  • Confirmed as a regular member of inflammation and innate immunity (III) study section of National Institute of Health (NIH)