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11/2013 San Antonio, TX

Congratulations to Antonio P. Costa, the 2013 receipent of the prestigious AAPS-AFPE Pre-doctoral fellows in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, supported by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).

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11/2013 San Antonio, TX

Dr. Burgess was awarded the 2013 AAPS IPEC Ralph Shangraw Memorial Award at the AAPS Annual Meeting, for her outstanding research in the area of pharmaceutical excipients.

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8/2013

Dr. Mamta Kapoor, currently working in Prof. Ron Siegel’s lab as a post-doc, has just been selected to receive the Baxter Young Investigator Award. This award program was developed to stimulate and reward research that can be directly used for critical care therapies and the development of medical products that save and sustain patients’ lives. Read more

Congratulations, Dr. Kapoor!


5/2013

Congratulations to Dr. Yan Wang, the recipient of 2013 University of Connecticut "Outstanding Senior Women’s Academic Achievement Award". This award recognizes a graduating woman who has demonstrated a dedication to research and service to the University community, as well as academic excellence.

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4/2013
Congratulations to Yan Wang, the recipient of 2013 University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy "Gerald Jackson Award in Pharmaceutics" for past achievement and potential for future academic and professoinal accomplishment.

03/2013

UConn Today: UConn Students, Supporters Flock to Capitol to Champion NextGen Proposal

The halls of the state Capitol complex were awash in Husky blue on Monday, as scores of UConn students, their research advisers, alumni, corporate leaders, and others gathered to voice their support for the Next Generation Connecticut proposal and urge lawmakers to approve it.
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Professor Diane Burgess, Ms. Yan Wang, and Mr. Antonio Costa also attended the meeting, representing the School of Pharmacy, to voice their support.
Yan Wang
March 04, 2013, Hartford, CT - Student speaks at a press conference in support of the Next Generation Connecticut initiative at the Legislative Office Building.
Yan Wang
March 04, 2013, Hartford, CT - Students testify in support of the Next Generation Connecticut initiative at a meeting of the finance committee of the state legislature. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

10/2012

Congratulations to Sumit Kumar, the recipient of 2012 International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC) Fundation Graduate Student Scholarship. The scholarship is designed to recognize individuals who have provided the most outstanding contributions to the field of excipient research through their current work.

Sumit AAPS

10/2012

Congratulations to Mamta Kapoor, the recipient of 2012 AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Awards in Biotechnology. This award is designed to recognize excellence in graduate education in the fields of pharmaceutical biotechnology. The selection was made on the basis of those students judged by the committee to have provided the most outstanding contributions in the above fields through their graduate research.

Mamta AAPS

4/2012

Congratulations to Dr. Banu Zolnik, "The Employee of the Month" at FDA selected by Helen Winkle, Director of FDA's Office of Pharmaceutical Science.


4/2012
Controlled Release Society Recommends Our Work on the Website Front Page

This web application was written to facilitate the use of a novel mathematical model, developed in Burgess Laboratory, intended for prediction of the encapsulation efficiency of hydrophilic drugs in small unilamellar liposomes. The reported mathematical model can also be used to compare drug encapsulation efficiencies of liposomes prepared via different methods, and will assist in the development of suitable process analytical technologies to achieve real-time monitoring and control of drug encapsulation during liposome manufacturing for hydrophilic molecules. The model together with the web application will be useful in formulation development to rapidly achieve optimized formulation as well as process monitoring and control stage to ensure product quality and consistency.

CRS Front page

4/2012

Congratulations to Mamta Kapoor, the recipient of 2012 University of Connecticut "Outstanding Senior Women’s Academic Achievement Award". This award recognizes a graduating woman who has demonstrated a dedication to research and service to the University community, as well as academic excellence.

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4/2012

Congratulations to Mamta Kapoor, the recipient of 2012 "Francis Summa Memorial Award". This award recognizes a graduate student who has demonstrated a high level of research excellence in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.

Mamta Summa

2/2012
Distinguished Professor Receives AIMBE Fellow Award

Dr. Diane Burgess, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in Pharmaceutics, was awarded Fellow designation at the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) 21st Annual Event in Washington, DC on February 19-21, 2012.

Dr. Burgess was recognized for her fundamental work in drug delivery including emulsion and suspension stabilization, gene delivery, and the development of novel dosage forms. Her work on a totally implantable wireless, miniaturized biosensor was one of four projects highlighted by keynote speaker Dr. Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health during his address at the AIMBE annual meeting.

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10/2011
Xiaoming Xu received the 2011 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Graduate Student Award in Quality by Design and Product Performance. This award is to a final year graduate student. Selection was be made on the basis of the student judged by the committee to have provided the most outstanding contributions in the field through their graduate research.
Xiaoming Xu receiving AAPS award
October 25, 2011 in Washington, DC - AAPS QbD and Product Performance focus group meeting. From left to right, Diane Burgess and Xiaoming Xu, of University of Connecticut, Paul Dickinson of Astra Zeneca, Arzu Selen of US FDA, Jack Cook of Pfizer, and Maria Teresa Cruañes of Merck and Co. Mr. Xiaoming Xu is the first recipient of the AAPS QbD and Product Performance Graduate Student Award.

6/2011
Xiaoming Xu received the 2011 President Hogan Graduate Student Award for excellence in research and service. This award is to a final year graduate student from any department at the University of Connecticut and is extremely competitive. Xiaoming was selected from more than 60 highly qualified applicants.

6/2011
At the recent APSTJ (Academy of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology Japan) annual meeting in Tokyo, Professor Burgess received the APSTJ Nagai International Woman Scientist Award for outstanding achievement in the pharmaceutical sciences and distinguished leadership. The award was presented to Professor Burgess on May 30, 2011 by Professor Nagai. The President of APSTJ this year is Keji Sugibayashi, Ph.D. Professor Burgess was also honored as an APSTJ International Fellow.

Professor Burgess gave an award lecture at the meeting on "The Importance of Interfaces in Drug Delivery". She also addressed the banquet attendees. While in Tokyo she visited the University of Tokyo, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and made a presentation on "Smart Drug Delivery Coatings for Glucose Biosensors".
Professor Diane Burgess
May 30, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan - Professor Burgess (left) receiving the AASTJ Nagai International Woman Scientist Award for outstanding achievement in the pharmaceutical sciences and distinguished leadership, presented by Professor Nagai (right).

5/2011
Congratulations to Mamta Kapoor, the recipient of 2011 University of Connecticut "Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award" for her dedication and excellence in teaching. This is an extremely competitive campus-wide award for teaching excellence.
Mamta Kapoor

4//2011
Congratulations to Xiaoming Xu, the recipient of 2011 University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy "Gerald Jackson Award in Pharmaceutics" for past achievement and potential for future academic and professoinal accomplishment.
Xiaoming Xu

12//2010
Congratulations to Yan Wang, the poster award winner (1st place) of the CRS Connecticut Stduent Chapter Inaugural Research Symposium at Yale Univ., New Haven, CT.
Yan Wang