Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Pharmacology and Toxicology's Robert Balster to receive ASPET's Lifetime Achievement Award
Robert L. Balster, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2018 P.B. Dews Lifetime Achievement Award for Research in Behavioral Pharmacology given by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. . . read the full article
VCU researchers combat opiate addiction Opioids: An American health crisis
Overdose deaths in the United States involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. . . . .read the full story
New milestones for Pharmacology and Toxicology Department
Long-running training grant that propelled department to 310 graduates is renewed. . . read
PharmTox Student Selected to Attend Meeting with Nobel Laureates in Switzerland
Congratulations to Katie Schwienteck, a Ph.D. graduate student in the lab of Matthew Banks, who was selected to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting this summer. Katie was selected from a highly competitive pool and will be one of 600 young researchers from 84 countries selected to attend this unique meeting held annually in Lindau, Germany. Forty-three Nobel Laureates will be at the meeting to discuss research, exchange ideas and network with the students.
Congratulations to our Annual Award Winners
The annual award celebration was held at Willow Oaks Country Club on Friday, May 18th at 7:00 pm. The Anthony Ambrose Award for the best third-year student was presented to Sara Dempsey; the Lauren A. Woods award for research excellence among doctoral students was awarded to Wisam Toma (first place) and Ajinkya Kawale (second place). The Postdoctoral Scholar award was presented to Drs. Ashfaq Ahmad and Giulia Donvito. The Extraordinary Staff Award was presented to Cheryl Samuels and the Professor of the Year was presented to Dr. Steve Negus from the PharmTox Student Organization.