Faculty in the News
Georgetown launches a new course in regulatory science.
Biochemist Tom Sherman teaches personal nutrition. Tom Sherman helped reorganize the curriculum for medical school as well as for graduate education. PHAR605
Some Men Lack the Receptor for Snuggling - Dr. Tom Sherman says that some men have a form of the Vasopressin Receptor that makes them less likely to want to cuddle up.
Anti-Epilepsy Drugs in Newborns - Dr. Karen Gale discusses a recent study from her lab demonstrating the harmful effects of some anti-epilepsy drugs when given to newborns.
Pharmed Out - An interview with Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman who runs the PharmedOut Program and has organized a conference, June 14-15, on campus.
Gene with a thousand faces - Dr. Baoji Xu's lab studies the trophic factor BDNF, which appears to be involved in a great many brain functions.
Obesity gene's role revealed in mice study - Dr. Baoji Xu's lab discovers BDNF controls leptin action.
The 10 college majors with the lowest unemployment rate - Yahoo News chronicles
the majors with the least unemployment. Guess how Pharmacology fares?
Nicotine Slows Mild Memory Loss a recent study by Ken Kellar demonstrates that nicotine administration can decrease memory loss for some individuals.
ASPET Goodman & Gilman Award won by V. Craig Jordan, Professor of Pharmacology
GU-FDA Collaborative Grant - Dr. Kenneth Dretchen, Chair
and Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology is Co-Principal Investigator on a new Regulatory Science and Innovation Center which will improve the way drugs,
food, medical devices and other products are reviewed and evaluated. This is a new partnership between Georgetown and the U.S. Food and Drug
The Lone Little Lab Studying Cardiac Function - Dr. Yuchiro Suzuki, Professor
of Pharmacology & Physiology, describes his research focused on pulmonary hypertension and its effects on the heart muscle.
Save Yourself a Trip to the Rainforest - Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman,
Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology, describes her campus project "Urban Herbs".
Decoding the Brain's Addiction to Nicotine - Dr. Kenneth Kellar, Professor
of Pharmacology & Physiology, explains some of the changes that occur in the brains of smokers.
Advising the U.S. Government on H1N1 Outbreak - Dr. Kenneth Dretchen, Chair
and Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology is kept busy advising the federal government, not only on swine flu, but also about the threat of terrorist attacks.
Pulmonary Hypertension is Focus of the Lab - Dr. Yuchiro Suzuki, Professor
of Pharmacology & Physiology, describes his research projects.