Amarillo grad students attend conferences

One graduate student from the School of Pharmacy’s Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences spoke at a June conference while another recently received a travel scholarship to attend a national meeting in August.

Ahmed AlobaidaAhmed Alobaida, a research assistant working in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences laboratory of Fakhrul Ahsan, Ph.D., made an invited podium presentation for the New Devices and Emerging Therapies networking focus group June 5 during the International Society of Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM) Congress in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His presentation was titled “Inhaled S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP), a nitric oxide donor, for pulmonary preferential reduction of arterial pressure in PAH.” ISAM maintains six focus groups to foster networking among its membership. Their mission is to stimulate and further the interdisciplinary cooperation and exchange of information in all aspects of aerosol research in medicine including health effects of inhaled aerosols and pulmonary drug delivery.

Kshitij VermaIn addition, Ph.D. candidate Kshitij Verma, who works as a research assistant in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences laboratory of Paul Trippier, Ph.D., was selected by the Division of Medicinal Chemistry to receive a travel grant to attend the 254th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition Aug. 20-24 in Washington, D.C. The ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry offers a limited number of grants annually to help young chemists present papers at the national ACS meetings. Abstracts from student members of the ACS MEDI Division are considered by the scientific merit of the paper to be presented. TTUHSC School of Pharmacy

Story produced by the Office of Communications and Marketing, (806) 743-2143.

School of Pharmacy


The School of Pharmacy was established in 1996 and now has campuses in Amarillo, Lubbock, Dallas and Abilene. Since its inception, the school has played a significant role in addressing the state's pharmacist shortage. Today, more than 90 percent of its graduates remain in Texas.

The school requires its students to complete more clinical training hours than any other pharmacy program in the country, making its students some of the most sought after graduates.