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2022 Faculty of Pharmacy Promotion

The University of Connecticut, Provost, recently announced the awarding of promotions and / or tenure to faculty members across Storrs and the region’s campus. Promotion, tenure, and reappointment assessments apply the highest standards of professional achievement in scholarships, education, and services for each assessed faculty member. Congratulations to the following faculty members of the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Dr. Raman BaharFaculty of Pharmacy
Promotion to associate professor and tenure

Raman Bahar

Raman Bahar joined the UConn School of Pharmacy as an assistant professor in August 2017. His research is based on the development of RNA-based therapies built on nucleic acid chemistry and its delivery strategies, aimed at treating childhood cancer and genetic disorders. Bahar’s research is supported not only by the National Institutes of Health NIH, but also by private foundations such as the Charles H. Hood Foundation, St. Baldrick Foundation, Cooley Anemia Foundation, Federal Pharmacy (FDA), American Cancer Society, and Pharmaceutical Center. increase. Processing research (CPPR). Bahar has also taught PhD, PhD, and Postdoctoral fellows at the award-winning UConn. Bahar also has the prestigious American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Outstanding Research and Creativity Early Career Awards (2020-2021) and the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology Education (NIPTE) Rising Star Scholarship Awards (2021). Is also the winner of.

Adrian Hernandez-Diaz, MD, Ph.D.Pharmacy Department
Term of office as an associate professor

Adrian Hernandez
Adrian Hernandez-Dias

Adrian Hernandez-Diaz joined the Faculty of Pharmacy in 2016 as a tenure-track associate professor of comparative efficacy and results research. He spends his time on scholarships, education and services within the pharmacy. His main research areas are systematic reviews and meta-analyses, especially in cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. Hernandez-Diaz teaches students research methodology and scientific writing. He is the Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee of the Faculty of Pharmacy and the Representative of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). He is also an advisor to the School of Pharmacy Journal Club.

Xiuling Lu, Ph.D.Faculty of Pharmacy
Promotion to professor

December 1, 2016, Xiuling Lu, Associate Professor of Drug Discovery Science.  (Peter Morenus / UConn Photo)
Xiuling Lu

Xiuling Lu joined the Faculty of Pharmacy in 2011 as an assistant professor. She actively participates in education and research programs and contributes to school and university service missions. Lu’s research program focuses on nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems to improve therapeutic effects using a biologically compatible approach. Since being promoted to Associate Professor in 2017, Lu has established strong partnerships with interdisciplinary external researchers, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Federal Pharmacy (FDA), the American Cancer Society, and the pharmaceutical industry. , And have received external grants from the center. For pharmaceutical processing research (CPPR). When she won the 2019 Robert L. McCarthy Faculty Services Award, she was recognized for her contributions to service at school and beyond.

Lu taught classes in both professional (Pharm.D.) and graduate (Ph.D.) programs and trained more than 30 bachelor, master’s, and doctoral degrees. A student, and 12 postdoctoral researchers and visiting scientists doing research in her lab. Her overall goal is to serve the university and the wider community, teaching and training next-generation pharmacy professionals and pharmaceutical scientists, promoting science and education, and leveraging pharmaceutical science and platform technology. It is about enabling effective medicines to improve human health.