M(Pharm) students, Aida Alamdari (left) and Youjeong Kim (right) presented their poster at the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) poster day in November. Their UROP supervisor, Catherine Langran, Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice was shortlisted for “UROP supervisor of the year”.
The hugely successful Local Practice Forum and University of Reading Research Showcase has been covered by the Pharmaceutical Journal. To find out more please click on the link below:
Reading School of Pharmacy hosted an evening celebrating pharmacy research as part of the 10-year celebration of Pharmacy at the University of Reading. Organised by Dan Grant, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Education, the programme was opened by Mr Ash Soni, the President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Mr Soni pressed home the importance of pharmacy research and engagement of new generations of pharmacists with evidence based practice and the formal investigation of the impact of pharmacists’ professional activities on improving patient care. Six MPharm undergraduate students were invited to present their findings to an audience of pharmacists, academics, and undergraduate and postgraduate students.
A number of colleagues based at partner hospitals and the two Academic Pharmacy Units with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford University NHS Trust presented their own research using posters. The audience was treated to a variety of presentations by the pharmacy students, with prizes supported by the Royal Phamaceutical Society’s Local Practice Forum.
The third prize was awarded to Tejal Shah for a presentation entitled “Near misses – valuable data or a waste of time?”. The second prize was awarded to Tendai Muzambi for a presentation entitled “The implementation of values based recruitment in the selection of MPharm undergraduates”. The audience was delighted to congratulate the award of the first prize to Eunyoung Lee for a presentation entitled “Developing Mucoadhesive Microgels For Intravesical Drug Delivery in Bladder Cancer”.
Reading School of Pharmacy and Thames Valley LPF will be holding an event on Thursday 28th May celebrating the achievements of our future pharmacists and researchers. Please see the attached flyer for further details: LPF RSOP Research Event 1
On Tuesday 10 March 2015 staff and students at the School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy (SCFP) at the University of Reading attended a lunchtime event hosted by the SCFP Athena SWAN committee’s chairperson, Dr Joanne Elliott. The event “Heroines of Science” was scheduled to coincide with International Women’s Day (8 March) and a number of staff made presentations celebrating the past achievements of female scientists.
Pharmacy Practice staff supported the event through their attendance and Dr Parastou Donyai presented a brief history of Women in Pharmacy around the time of the formation of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and succeeding decades. Nineteenth Century attitudes to women in pharmacy were certainly very different to present-day Britain as this contribution to The Pharmaceutical Journal in 1873 makes clear!
The National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP) (http://www.nawp.org.uk/) has existed for over 100 years and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has very recently launched the Women in Pharmacy network.