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News and Events

Faculty, fellows, staff and students in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at IU School of Medicine regularly contribute to the research and study of clinical pharmacology as well as the education of future practitioners through engaging local events. News and upcoming events in this division are posted as they become available.

Interim Division Chief Announced

5010-Skaar, ToddDr. Todd Skaar will serve as Interim Chief for the division while a nationwide search is conducted for a new Chief of Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Skaar brings a wealth of knowledge in science and a history with the Department which will provide strength and stability as we work through this period of transition. Our deep gratitude goes out to Dr. Skaar for agreeing to the new responsibilities in addition to his existing scientific teaching and leadership responsibilities.

Research Updates

IU School of Medicine and Lilly partnership achieves success in science and oversight

In 2020, a partnership between Indiana University School of Medicine and Eli Lilly and Company was created to collaborate in specific areas of scientific development. Leaders of this effort say the progress so far from the five year, $5 million collaboration is a good sign for potential expansion in the future.

Anna Carrera  |  Apr 13, 2022

2022 ASCPT Presentations

Quinney SK (session chair). Network & Community Experience Translational Informatics Community. American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) Network and Community Experience. January 11, 2022

Chimnonso Onuoha participated in a panel discussion on challenges involved in the inclusion of participants from historically-excluded communities as well as strategies to overcome these hurdles as part of the Biomarkers and Translational Tools (BTT) Community session. American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) Network and Community Experience. January 10, 2022

Chimnonso Onuoha chaired the Student and Trainee Community session and Tyler Shugg served as a discussant for the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) Network and Community Experience. January 13, 2022

Quinney SK (session co-chair and presenter). Challenges and Opportunities in Using Real World Data for Clinical Pharmacology Research. Innovative Approaches to Enhance Maternal and Pediatric Therapeutics: Integrating Real-World Evidence to Meet Medical Needs. American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) Annual Meeting. March 17, 2022

Blessed W. Arul Dhas, oral presentation: Precision Dosing of Opioid Analgesics in Pediatrics. Innovations in Therapeutic Care for Opiate Use Disorder and Pain – From Vaccines to Precision Therapeutics. American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) Annual Meeting. March 16, 2022
Nadia Bamfo participated in the Student/Trainee Communication Showdown. American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) Annual Meeting. March 18, 2022

Rebecca Silvola’s poster, Pharmacokinetics and transfer of gabapentin during breastfeeding when used to reduce opioids after cesarean delivery, was featured in the Trials in Progress Poster Walk American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Annual Meeting. March 18, 2022

2022 Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Travel Award

Graduate student, Wilberforce Osei was selected as an award recipient for the 2022 Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Travel Award to attend the 2022 American Association for Cancer Research in New Orleans. Congratulations, Wilberforce!

11th Annual Indiana CTSI Disease and Therapeutic Response Modeling and Simulation Symposium

CTSI and IU Modeling Symposium Thank you for joining the 11th Annual Indiana CTSI Disease and Therapeutic Response Modeling and Simulation Symposium. This year we welcomed over 220 attendees via zoom over three days in February. Attendees joined from all over the world including Brazil, Germany, India, and more!

Special thanks to all of our speakers, fellows, faculty, and staff involved in planning the symposium. It is because of your dedication our program is a continued success.

2022 ASCPT Awardees Announced

Katherine Gallaway, MPH, Chimnonso Onuoha, PharmD, and Elizabeth Rowe, PhD have been selected to receive a Student/Trainee Grant for the ASCPT Online 2022 Annual Meeting. This grant is made possible due to the generosity of ASCPT members who contributed to the support of student and trainee attendance at ASCPT 2022.

Congratulations to all ASCPT award recipients!

Dr. Todd Skaar Named to 2021 List of Highly Cited Researchers

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Todd Skaar, PhD named to the 2021 list of Highly Cited Researchers by the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate. The list recognizes true pioneers in their fields over the last decade.

Congratulations, Todd!

Abstracts Accepted for 2022 Online Annual ASCPT Meeting

We would like to recognize Nadia Bamfo and Chimnonso Onuoha, both T32 Postdoctoral Fellows, for their abstracts being accepted for presentation at the 2022 Online Annual ASCPT Meeting in March of next year.  Both Nadia and Chimnonso were chosen as the recipient of a Top Poster Blue Ribbon based on the high quality of their abstracts. Way to go, Nadia and Chimnonso!

Nadia Bamfo and Chimnonso Onuoha Abstract Titles

Congratulations, Nick Powell!

PGRN Top Trainee Poster Award

Congratulations to Nick Powell, PharmD on his recent PGRN Poster Award. His abstract titled, “Life-Threatening Docetaxel-Induced Pneumonitis in a Patient with Loss-of-Function Variants in the Pharmacokinetic Genes CYP3A4 and CYP3A5” has been selected by the PGRN Scientific Program Committee to receive a PGRN Top Trainee Abstract Award at the PGRN Fall 2021 Annual Meeting.  All submitted abstracts from trainees were subject to a blinded review by multiple experts in the field of pharmacogenomics, with scoring based on clarity, significance, impact and relevance to pharmacogenomics.

New Director of Disease and Therapeutic Modeling Program Announced

Dr. Sara Quinney announced as the new Director of the Disease and Therapeutic Modeling Program beginning Fall 2021. The modeling program in the division of clinical pharmacology is an additional critical resource for our drug discovery work along with the Cancer Center’s bioanalytical core (CPAC), and our fellowship training program. This group also provides an important service in filling a gap in the pharmaceutical industry workforce and builds on the unique foundation of technical skills of our faculty at the Indiana University Division of Clinical Pharmacology.

Congratulations, Sara!