The Department of Pharmacology is an integral part of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. We are proud of the excellence of our scientific research and our deep commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. Read a statement on the importance of pharmacology in the post-genomic era, from distinguished alumnus Dr Terry Kenakin.
Graduate Student News
Congratulations to Richard Yan-Do (Dr Patrick MacDonald) for being awarded the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (FoMD) March 2017 Med Star Graduate Student Award. The award is in recognition of their outstanding research publication in Diabetes "A Glycine-Insulin Autocrine Feedback Loop Enhances Insulin Secretion from Human B-cells and is Impaired in Type 2 Diabetes".
Congratulations to the following graduate students on receiving the following awards:
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) Graduate Student Travel Award
Pharmacology Student Services Award
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (FoMD) 75th Anniversary Award
Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Graudate Scholarship MSc
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (FoMD)/Alberta Health Services (AHS) Award
The Department of Pharmacology is pleased to announce the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry 2017 Excellence in Mentoring Award Winners recipients: Dr Gary Lopaschuk (Tier I)and Dr Frances Plane (Tier II). For more information, please read the latest news on FoMD Research Awards.
Dr William Colmers has been named the Alumnus of the Year by the Hotchkiss Brain Institute in recognition of scientific, professional and academic excellence. This achievement was in recognition of his outstanding work in studying the actions of Neuropeptide Y in the central nervous system and its involvement in epilepsy, obesity, cachexia and anxiety.
Congratulations to Dr Peter Smith for being this years recipient of the Neuroscience Students' Association award for 'Excellence in Teaching'.
The Department of Pharmacology is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 McCalla Professorship recipient: Dr Frances Plane. The McCalla Professorships recognize our colleagues' contributions to student learning as well as their commitment to integrate teaching and research at the University of Alberta. For more information, please read the latest news on The Quad.
Dr Basil Hubbard has been named one of 5 new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. The CRC program was designed to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. CRC funding will allow our researchers to pursue their groundbreaking research and improve the health of Canadians.
Dr Ahmed El-Yazbi
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Faculty of Medicine and Medical Centre
American University Of Beirut
Friday, April 28, 2017
12:00 pm, 9-68 MSB
Students with an Honours degree in Pharmacology from the U of A and a GPA of 3.7 or higher are eligible to receive a Pharmacology Graduate Student Recruitment Award on entering our graduate program.
Grad Students Pizza Lunch with Dr Ahmed El-Yazbi
Friday, April 28, 2017
1 pm, 9-68 MSB