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Ph.D. Alumni

Ph.D. Alumni

David Mastropietro, Ph.D.
David Mastropietro, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2014

Sequence:

Drug Development

Advisor:

Dr. Hamid Omidian

Dissertation Title:

Design and Analysis of Novel Abuse Deterrent Formulation

Current position:

Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University

Diena Almasri, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Diena Almasri, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2015

Sequence:

Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Advisor:

Dr. Leanne Lai

Dissertation Title:

Modeling the Cost-Effectiveness of Statin Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis.  A Markov-Cycle Evaluation from National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases

Current position:

Assistant Professor, Director of Student Activities Unit, and Vice-President of Center for Alignment of Educational Outcomes with Labor Market, King AbdulAziz University, Saudi Arabia

Ahmad Noor, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Ahmad Noor, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2015

Sequence:

Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Advisor:

Dr. Nile Khanfar

Dissertation Title:

Investigating the Impact of Organizational Cynicism & Job Attitudes as Antecedents of Organizational Citizenship Behaviors:  An Empirical Study of Chain Community Pharmacists

Current position:

Chairperson, Clinical Pharmacy, GM of the Communication and Information Center (GIC), College of Pharmacy, at King AbdulAziz University, Saudi Arabia

Mansour Almetwazi, Pharm.D., Ph.D
Mansour Almetwazi, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2016

Sequence:

Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Advisor:

Dr. Catherine Harrington

Dissertation Title:

The Association Between Diabetes Mellitus, Use of Glucose Lowering Agents and Cancer Incidence Among Medicare Patients

Current position:

Director of Pharm.D./Bachelor Program, Training Unit Supervisor, College of Pharmacy at King Saud University Saudi Arabia

Abdullah Althemery, Ph.D.
Abdullah Althemery, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2016

Sequence:

Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Advisor:

Dr. Leanne Lai

Dissertation Title:

Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Antihyperlipidemic Pharmacotherapy in the United States:   Application of the Andersen Behavioral Model

Current position:

Assistant Professor, Prince Satam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Abdullah Alfaifi, Ph.D.
Abdullah Alfaifi, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2016

Sequence:

Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Advisor:

Dr. Leanne Lai

Dissertation Title:

Assessing the Burden of Illness Associated with Anxiety Disorder in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

Current position:

Assistant Professor, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Srinath Muppalaneni, Ph.D.
Srinath Muppalaneni, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2016

Sequence:

Drug Development

Advisor:

Dr. Hamid Omidian

Dissertation Title:

Design and Analysis of Improved Abuse Deterrent Compositions

Current position:

Product Steward, Manufacturing and Technical Services at Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC in Morgantown, WV

Akesha Edwards, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Akesha Edwards, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2017

Sequence:

Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Advisor:

Dr. Silvia Rabionet

Dissertation Title:

Investigating to Antiretroviral Therapy in Patients of Caribbean Descent Living with HIV/AIDS

Current position:

Assistant Professor, Findlay College of Pharmacy

Alhussain Aodah, Ph.D.
Alhussain Aoda, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2017

Sequence:

Drug Development

Advisor:

Dr. Mutasem Rawas-Qalaji

Dissertation Title:

Formulation and Evaluation of Fast Disintegrating Sublingual Atropine Tablets for the Potential Treatment of Acute Organophosphates Toxicity

Current position:

Assistant Professor, Prince Satam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Homood As Sobeai, Ph.D.
Homood Assobeai, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2017

Sequence:

Molecular Medicine and Pharmacogenomics

Advisor:

Dr. Jean Latimer

Dissertation Title:

Molecular Regulation of Nucleotide Excision Repair in Breast Cancer and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Current position:

Assistant Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Wael Mahdi, Ph.D.
Wael Mahdi, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2017

Sequence:

Drug Development

Advisor:

Dr. Young M. Kwon

Dissertation Title:

Triggered Delivery of a Thrombolytic Drug for Potential Stroke Therapy

Current position:

Assistant Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Muhammad Sultan, Ph.D.
Muhammad Sultan, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2017

Sequence:

Drug Development

Advisor:

Dr. Young M. Kwon

Dissertation Title:

Modulation of Insulin Release from Crystalline Basal Formulations Using Injectable Matrix

Current position:

Assistant Professor, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia

Dhanush Haspula, Ph.D.
Dhanush Haspula, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2017

Sequence:

Molecular Medicine Pharmacogenomics

Advisor:

Dr. Michelle A. Clark

Dissertation Title:

Pathophysiological Relevance of Astroglial Angiotensin and the Endocannabinoid Signaling Systems in SHRs

Current position:

Postdoctoral fellow, Medical College of Wisconsin

Ahmed Alanazi, Ph.D.
Ahmed Alanazi, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2017

Sequence:

Molecular Medicine Pharmacogenomics

Advisor:

Dr. Michelle A. Clark

Dissertation Title:

The Proliferative and Proinflammatory Roles of Angiotensin III in Wistar and SHR Cultured VSMCS

Current position:

Assistant Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Yogesh Joshi, Ph.D.
Yogesh Joshi, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2017

Sequence:

Drug Development

Advisor:

Dr. Hamid Omidian

Dissertation Title:

Improved Abuse Deterrent Compositions

Current position:

Research Scientist at Unipharma, LLC, Florida

Suhaib Muflih, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Suhaib Muflih, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2017

Sequence:

Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Advisor:

Dr. Barry Bleidt

Dissertation Title:

Measuring Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding the Use of Pharmacogenetic Testing among Patients and Prescribers: Diffusion of Innovation Theory

Current position:

Assistant Professor, Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jordan

Khalid Alhazzani, Ph.D.
Khalid Alhazzani, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2018

Sequence:

Molecular Medicine Pharmacogenomics

Advisor:

Dr. Appu Rathinavelu

Dissertation Title:

Preclinical Evaluation of F16 as Novel VEGFR-2 Inhibitor for Cancer Treatment

Current position:

Assistant Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Omar Ibrahim, Ph.D.
Omar Ibrahim, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2018

Sequence:

Molecular Medicine Pharmacogenomics

Advisor:

Dr. Jean Latimer

Dissertation Title:

Ancestral Dependence on Breast Stemness and Nucleotide Excision Repair in Breast Cancer Stem Cells in Novel Human Model Systems

 

Current position:

Post-doctoral/Research Associate at the Autonation Institute for Breast & Solid Tumor Cancer Research, Nova Southeastern University

Manasi Pimpley, Ph.D.
Manasi Pimpley, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2018

Sequence:

Molecular Medicine Pharmacogenomics

Advisor:

Dr. Jean Latimer

Dissertation Title:

Analysis of Molecular Changes in 2 Types of Non-Tumor Adjacent Breast Identified by Nucleotide Excision Repair in Early Stage Sporadic Breast Cancer

Current position:

Associate Scientist at Genewiz

Fatimah Sherbeny, Ph.D.
Fatima Sherbeny, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2018

Sequence:

Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Advisor:

Dr. Barry Bleidt

Dissertation Title:

National-Level Analysis of Inpatient ADEs and Patient-Related Risk Factors:  Using the ADE Action Plan's Targets

Current position:

Assistant Professor, Florida A&M University, College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Jordan Spaw, Ph.D.
Jordan Spaw, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2018

Sequence:

Molecular Medicine Pharmacogenomics

Advisor:

Dr. Ana Maria Castejon

Dissertation Title:

Role of Oxidative Stress in Autism: In silico, In vitro and Clinical Studies

Current position:

Project Management at Biorasi

Shmuel Negussie, Ph.D.
Shmuel Negussie, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2018

Sequence:

Molecular Medicine Pharmacogenomics

Advisor:

Dr. Michelle A. Clark

Dissertation Title:

Role of βArrestins in Ang II-Mediated Signaling in Rat Brainstem Astrocytes

Current position:

Postdoctoral Fellow, Weizmann Institute

Mohammed Alanazi, Ph.D.
Mohammed Alanazi, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2018

Sequence:

Molecular Medicine Pharmacogenomics

Advisor:

Dr. Ana Maria Castejon

Dissertation Title:

The Proliferative and the Protective Effect of Oxytocin against Apoptosis and Oxidative Stress in U87-MG Cells

Current position:

Assistant Professor,  Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy at King Saud University 

Ali Alaseem, Ph.D.
Ali Alaseem, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2018

Sequence:

Molecular Medicine Pharmacogenomics

Advisor:

Dr. Appu Rathinavelu

Dissertation Title:

MDM2 Overexpression Promotes Angiogenesis and Metastasis through Dysregulation of MMP-9 and TIMP-1

Current position:

Assistant Professor, Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University

Fernando Lopez, Ph.D.
Fernando Lopez, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2018

Sequence:

Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Advisor:

Dr. Jesus Sanchez

Dissertation Title:

An Exploratory Factor Analysis Model for Restrictiveness in Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans

Current position:

Consultant and Adjunct Faculty, Nova Southeastern University

Bushra Hijazi, Ph.D.
Bushra Hijazi, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2018

Sequence:

Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Advisor:

Dr. Ionna Popovici

Dissertation Title:

An Economic Evaluation of State Laws Regulating Non-Medical Use of Prescription Opioids in the US

Current position:

Assistant Professor, Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jordan

Ammena BinSaleh, Ph.D.
Ammena BinSaleh, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2018

Sequence:

Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Advisor:

Dr. Silvia Rabionet

Dissertation Title:

Impact of Antidepressants Use on Healthcare Utilization and Health-Related Quality of Life among Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes and Depression Symptoms

Current position:

Assistant Professor, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University

Omar Almohammed, Ph.D.
Omar Almohammed, Ph.D.

Year Graduated:

2018

Sequence:

Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Advisor:

Dr. Leanne Lai

Dissertation Title:

Comparative Effectiveness of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis and Treatment in Patients with Cancer

Current position:

Assistant Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

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