Mutasem Rawas-Qalaji, B.Pharm., Ph.D.
The debate over the expense associated with the EpiPen® may be coming to a halt, thanks to pharmaceutical researcher and Associate Professor at NSU’s College of Pharmacy Mutasem Rawas-Qalaji, B.Pharm. (Hon.), Ph.D. Popular Science featured Rawas-Qalaji’s new oral method for patients to receive epinephrine. Generally, the benefits of the drug aren’t seen when ingested, which is why most patients carry around the pen; however, Rawas-Qalaji developed a tablet that will allow the drug to work quickly and effectively. The sublingual epinephrine tablet represents potentially game-changing technology and the next steps were recently outlined on CNBC’s website. More>>>
Richard Deth, Ph.D.
A new study published in the online journal, Public Library of Science One (PLOS One) found that Vitamin B12 levels in the brain are significantly decreased in the elderly and are much lower in individuals with autism or schizophrenia, as compared to their peers at similar ages. For example, children with autism under the age of 10 were found to have three times lower brain B12 levels, which is similar to levels for generally healthy adults in their 50s, indicating a premature decrease. More>>>
Malav Trivedi, Ph.D.
Malav Trivedi, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology in the College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, recently published several research articles. Trivedi’s research depicts the role of major antioxidant metabolite glutathione in regulation of gene expression via the marks on DNA known as epigenetic status. He investigated the influence of nutrition and dietary peptides on mediating these epigenetic changes. More>>>
Jean Latimer, Ph.D.
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) researchers recently discovered that, contrary to prior belief, tissues of different mammalian organs have very different abilities to repair damage to their DNA. These new findings indicate that the heart has the greatest capacity to repair its DNA, followed by the intestines, kidneys, spleen, testes, and lungs. The brain, however, exhibited no ability to repair damage to its DNA. More>>>
Ana Maria Castejon, Ph.D.
NSU and the dietary supplement company Immunotec are conducting a research study to determine the effects of a supplement to improve behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorder. The study will investigate the effects of a cysteine-rich whey protein isolate in children diagnosed with autism. The primary function of this research is to establish whether taking a 90-day diet of cysteine-rich whey proteins (which comes in a powder form), will have a positive effect on autistic behaviors. Improvements in affected behaviors may result in an enhanced quality of life for both children and their families. More>>>
Hossein Omidian, Ph.D.
Hossein Omidian, Ph.D., is a professor at NSU’s College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He and his research team are developing technologies (patent-pending) to formulate opioid dosage forms with abuse-deterrent features. These technologies will help prevent drug tampering and abuse, which can increase the speed of drug absorption via smoking, inhaling through the nasal passage, and injection, all of which can cause serious illness or death. More>>>
Anastasios Lymperopoulos, B.Pharm., M.Sc., Ph.D., F.A.H.A., F.E.S.C.,
Lymperopoulos, B.Pharm., M.Sc., Ph.D., F.A.H.A., F.E.S.C., associate professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, NSU’s College of Pharmacy, was elected in December 2015 as a Fellow of the prestigious European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
He will be officially bestowed with this recognition during the Annual European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress, which takes place later this year in Rome, Italy. Lymperopoulos received this recognition for his research work and contributions to the field of heart failure and of cardiovascular disease, in general. More>>>
Elizabeth Sherman, Pharm.D., AAHIVP
Elizabeth Sherman, PharmD, AAHIVP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the NSU College of Pharmacy, served as one of four pharmacists in the nation selected to author the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Guidelines on Pharmacist Involvement in HIV Care. The ASHP clinical practice guidelines provide guidance for pharmacists and health care professionals involved in the care of patients with HIV infection. Pharmacists have long been recognized as essential members of the HIV patient care team and their involvement in managing HIV infection is linked to improved patient outcomes. The guidelines, which emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary teams and collaboration between health care professionals in optimizing patient care, were jointly endorsed by both ASHP and the American Academy of HIV Medicine.
Abuse-Resistant Medications, Reducing alcohol absorption into systemic circulation, Gastric retention oral drug delivery. More ...
Cancer research conducted by Dr. Appu Rathinavelu at the college of Pharmacy Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is focused on developing new therapeutic methods for early detection of cancer and discovering new drugs that are useful for less toxic treatment of cancers. More ...
DNA repair, stem cells, breast tissue engineering, breast cancer etiology, leukemia recurrence, genomic instability, mutation, precocial breast development, environmental causes of cancer, chemotherapy drugs that impact Nucleotide Excision Repair, somatic mutation in autism. More ...
Brain angiotensin system and its physiological actions, brain angiotensin receptors and binding sites, angiotensin metabolizing enzymes, radioligand binding assays, receptor autoradiography, radioiodination of ligands for receptor and enzyme characterization. More ...
Nanoparticles, Orally Disintegrating Tablets (ODT), Drug Release, Dissolution, Absorption, Bioavailability, Non-invasive and patient-friendly drug delivery approach. More ...