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June 27, 2008

At A Glance

Fiegel studies drug-delivery systems to treat lung infections

Jennifer Fiegel, assistant professor of pharmaceutics in the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and assistant professor of chemical and biochemical engineering in the UI College of Engineering, has received a two-year, $60,000 research starter grant from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

The goal of Fiegel's research is to develop a new aerosol drug-delivery system that effectively and safely eliminates respiratory biofilms, communities of bacteria that are resistant to therapies and the body's immune system. Fiegel's studies will lay the groundwork for the clinical development of co-delivery systems for treatment of infections of the lungs.

Kirsch named editor of pharmaceutical science journal

Lee Kirsch, associate professor of pharmaceutics in the UI College of Pharmacy, has been named editor-in-chief of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) journal PharmSciTech. His appointment begins July 1.

The online-only journal publishes basic and applied research on traditional and emerging pharmaceutical dosage forms and disseminates information on drug design, development, evaluation and processing.

Kirsch has served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals covering the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. A UI faculty member since 1994, his research focuses on issues related to drug product and manufacturing quality and/or drug delivery.


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