SUCOP Research Projects

SUCOP-Funded Research or Equipment Grants, 2011 – 2012

Title: Synthesis of Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Diclofenac prodrug with tocopherol
PI: Dr. Michael Smith
Co-PI: Dr. Gopal Pillai

Title: Molecular Modeling and Chemical Derivitization of Procainamide
PI: Dr. Michael Smith
Co-PI: Dean Hieu Tran

Title: Development of Controlled Release Nanospheres for Drug Delivery Of γ-Tocopherol Prepared via One-Step Spray Drying
PI: Dr. Neil Patel
Co-PI: Dean Hieu Tran, Dr. Gopal Pillai

SUCOP-Funded Research or Equipment Grants, 2010 – 2011

Title: Operation Heart Health Screening
PI: Stacy Rowe, Pharm.D.

Title: Using Pharmacist Managed Spirometry to Improve Smoking Cessation Quite Rate
PI: Barbara Jolly, R.Ph. James Nash, Pharm.D.

Title: Maximizing Point of Care Testing (POTC) Opportunities at an Academic/Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Practice
PI: James Nash, Pharm.D.

Title: Breathing Easy? Menthol and Cigarette Smoke’s Effect on Bronchial Lung Epithelial Cell Death and Proliferation
PI: Emily Esposito, Ph.D.

Title: Transdermal Drug Delivery of Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain using Liposome Technology
PI: Uyen Le, Ph.D. Hieu T Tran, Pharm.D.

Title: Expression of a complement inhibitor in E. Coli
PI: Girish Kotwal, Ph.D.

Title: Generation of recombinant plasmids to study the role of signaling inhibitors in innate immunity
PI: Girish Kotwal, Ph.D.

Title: Functional characterization and purity determination of biopharmaceutical formulations
PI: Girish Kotwal, Ph.D.

Title: Formulation and evaluation of transdermal drug delivery system of niosomal diclofenac
PI: Gopal Pillai, Ph.D.

Title: Formulation of Niosome-encapsulated diclofenac and α-tocopherol
PI: Gopal Pillai, Ph.D.

Title: Metabolic Syndrome Monitoring Program: Providing Clinical Services to Patients on Antipsychotics that are Associated with Metabolic Syndrome in a Kentucky State Psychiatric Hospital
PI: Misty Stutz
Collaborator: Amber Riesselman, Pharm.D.

Title: Photoplethysmography in an Academic Pharmacy Setting
PI: Meghan Bodenberg, Pharm.D.
Collaborator: Collaborator: Cassandra Beyerle, Pharm.D.

External Grant or Contract Proposals Funded, 2009 – 2010

Title: Formulation and Designing Transdermal Delivery Systems for Therapeutic Compounds
PI: Abeer Al-Ghananeem, Ph.D.
Funding Source: US WorldMeds, LLC

Title: Preformulation aspects to ensure successful formulation
PI: Abeer Al-Ghananeem, Ph.D.
Funding Source: Industrial Contract

Title: Nutraceutical Nano Emulsion to Deliver Antioxidants for Neurodegenerative Diseases
PI: Yashwant V. Pathak, Ph.D.
Collaborators: Hieu T. Tran
Funding Source: Kentucky Commercialization Fund (KSTC)

SUCOP-Funded Research or Equipment Grants, 2009 – 2010

Title: Clinical Telepharmacy Feasibility study; providing clinical services to patients with chronic conditions in the rural areas of Kentucky; The role of the drug information service and pharmacist
PI: B.C. Childress, Pharm.D.
Collaborators: Miriam Ansong, Pharm.D. and Hieu T. Tran, Pharm.D.

Title: Establishment of the Cell Cultural Core facility and Cell Imaging System at School of Pharmacy, Sullivan University
PI: Wasana Sumanasekera, Ph.D.
Collaborators: Girish Kotwal, Ph.D. and Hieu T. Tran, Pharm.D.

Title: Heparin as a treatment of Breast Cancer
PI: Wasana Sumanasekera, Pharm.D.
Collaborators: Hieu T. Tran, Pharm.D.

Title: Preparation and Characterization of Transdermal Gels of Amitriptyline, Baclofen, Gabapentin, and Lidocain for Neuropathic Pain Management
PI: Uyen Le, Ph.D.
Collaborators: Hieu T. Tran, Pharm.D.

Title: Determine the role of oxidative protein damage in causing cigarette smoke (CS) induced functional changes in rat cardiac stem cells and to evaluate the importance of Vitamin C in Attenuating this oxidative damage
PI: Wasana Sumanasekera, Ph.D.
Collaborators: Hieu T. Tran, Pharm.D., Gregg Rokosh, Ph.D., and Shujing Dai, Ph.D.

SUCOP Faculty Scholarly Activity


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